The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the City of London region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 254 292 322
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 12 19 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 23
Median salary £39,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,800 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £45,000 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £33,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
QA Tester
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6655 9914 11852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 95.73% 95.11% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 6018 8404 9998
Median salary £55,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.90% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

QA Tester
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the City of London region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in the City of London

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the City of London region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in the City of London

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) Selenium
3 11 (55.00%) Scrum
4 9 (45.00%) JMeter
5 8 (40.00%) Finance
5 8 (40.00%) Java
5 8 (40.00%) BDD
6 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Defect Management
7 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
8 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (25.00%) ISEB
8 5 (25.00%) Workflow
9 4 (20.00%) C#
9 4 (20.00%) SQL
9 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Ruby
9 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
9 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
9 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
9 4 (20.00%) System Testing
10 3 (15.00%) Android
10 3 (15.00%) OWASP
10 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
10 3 (15.00%) Mercurial

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Selenium
2 9 (45.00%) JMeter
3 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (15.00%) Gerrit
5 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (15.00%) JIRA
5 3 (15.00%) Mercurial
5 3 (15.00%) NUnit
5 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (10.00%) FitNesse
6 2 (10.00%) JBehave
7 1 (5.00%) JUnit
7 1 (5.00%) PhantomJS
7 1 (5.00%) RSpec
7 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) REST
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) JMX
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (5.00%) Contract for Difference
5 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Android
1 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Scrum
3 8 (40.00%) BDD
4 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (30.00%) Defect Management
5 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
5 6 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (25.00%) Workflow
7 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 4 (20.00%) System Testing
8 3 (15.00%) API Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (15.00%) OWASP
8 3 (15.00%) QA Automation
8 3 (15.00%) Quality Management
8 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (15.00%) TDD
8 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) C#
2 4 (20.00%) Ruby
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.00%) Splunk
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Orwell Group
Salary: Competitive salary + Equity (Share Options)
Posted: 11 days ago