The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 292 304 304
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 26 21 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 22 18 24
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -13.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £19,700 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £60,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
10361 11315 11705
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 93.36% 92.91% 94.08%
Number of salaries quoted 8883 9838 10748
Average salary £53,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.63% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,501 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 21 October 2014.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Tester in their job title.

1 50 (100.00%) QA
2 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (42.00%) Automated Testing
3 21 (42.00%) SQL
4 19 (38.00%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (36.00%) Selenium
6 16 (32.00%) Java
7 14 (28.00%) Test Scripting
7 14 (28.00%) Manual Testing
8 13 (26.00%) WebDriver
9 12 (24.00%) DevOps
9 12 (24.00%) C#
10 11 (22.00%) E-Commerce
10 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
11 10 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
12 9 (18.00%) ISEB
12 9 (18.00%) .NET
12 9 (18.00%) Finance
13 8 (16.00%) BDD
13 8 (16.00%) Degree
13 8 (16.00%) JIRA
13 8 (16.00%) Scrum
14 7 (14.00%) LoadRunner
14 7 (14.00%) SaaS
15 6 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (12.00%) Python
15 6 (12.00%) MySQL
15 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
15 6 (12.00%) Software Testing
15 6 (12.00%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region that cited QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (36.00%) Selenium
2 13 (26.00%) WebDriver
3 10 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (16.00%) JIRA
5 7 (14.00%) LoadRunner
6 3 (6.00%) JUnit
6 3 (6.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (6.00%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (4.00%) Geb
7 2 (4.00%) TeamCity
7 2 (4.00%) Gradle
7 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.00%) Bugzilla
7 2 (4.00%) Subversion
8 1 (2.00%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.00%) JMeter
8 1 (2.00%) NUnit
8 1 (2.00%) Mercurial
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Games
3 2 (4.00%) Billing
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.00%) SOAP
3 2 (4.00%) Web Services
3 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.00%) Spring
4 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.00%) CSS
4 1 (2.00%) HTML
4 1 (2.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) Handset
4 1 (2.00%) EPoS
4 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) Open Source
4 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.00%) iPhone
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.00%) Automated Testing
3 14 (28.00%) Test Scripting
3 14 (28.00%) Manual Testing
4 12 (24.00%) DevOps
5 11 (22.00%) E-Commerce
6 8 (16.00%) BDD
6 8 (16.00%) Scrum
7 6 (12.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Automation Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (10.00%) V-Model
9 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.00%) Test Automation
9 4 (8.00%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.00%) CRM
10 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (4.00%) Waterfall
11 2 (4.00%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.00%) SQL
2 16 (32.00%) Java
3 12 (24.00%) C#
4 6 (12.00%) Python
4 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) C
5 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.00%) Ruby
6 1 (2.00%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) ISEB
2 8 (16.00%) Degree
3 6 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) Cerillion
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle
2 2 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
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