The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the East of England 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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 222 244 242
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 40 20 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.54% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.27% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 40 20 8
Average salary £31,375 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £38,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
QA Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6957 7486 6811
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 94.13% 96.20% 95.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5901 6155 5838
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

QA Tester
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

QA Tester Salary Trend in the East of England

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in the East of England

QA Tester
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +28 19 £30,000 -28.57% 2
Suffolk +9 11 £37,500 +25.00%
Hertfordshire +1 7 £24,000 +4.34% 2
Essex -5 2 £47,500 +35.71%
Bedfordshire - 1 £32,000 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 58 (100.00%) QA
2 28 (48.28%) Software Testing
3 26 (44.83%) Selenium
4 24 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (39.66%) Java
6 22 (37.93%) C#
7 18 (31.03%) SQL
8 17 (29.31%) SoapUI
9 16 (27.59%) Performance Testing
10 14 (24.14%) JIRA
10 14 (24.14%) JMeter
11 12 (20.69%) Web Testing
12 11 (18.97%) Windows
12 11 (18.97%) Apple iOS
12 11 (18.97%) Android
13 10 (17.24%) Cucumber
13 10 (17.24%) Calabash
13 10 (17.24%) SDLC
13 10 (17.24%) Python
13 10 (17.24%) C++
13 10 (17.24%) Automated Testing
13 10 (17.24%) Games
14 9 (15.52%) SOAP
14 9 (15.52%) User Experience
14 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
15 8 (13.79%) BDD
15 8 (13.79%) Bugzilla
15 8 (13.79%) ISEB
15 8 (13.79%) JavaScript
15 8 (13.79%) JUnit

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Office
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (13.79%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) SaaS
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (44.83%) Selenium
2 17 (29.31%) SoapUI
3 14 (24.14%) JIRA
3 14 (24.14%) JMeter
4 10 (17.24%) Cucumber
4 10 (17.24%) Calabash
5 8 (13.79%) Bugzilla
5 8 (13.79%) JUnit
6 7 (12.07%) Visual Studio
7 4 (6.90%) WebDriver
8 3 (5.17%) Hudson
9 2 (3.45%) Capybara
9 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
9 2 (3.45%) Ranorex
9 2 (3.45%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (3.45%) RSpec
10 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 10 (17.24%) Games
2 3 (5.17%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) SOAP
2 8 (13.79%) CSS
3 7 (12.07%) HTML
3 7 (12.07%) .NET
4 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) User Experience
2 8 (13.79%) Online Games
3 4 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.17%) Replication
5 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.97%) Windows
1 11 (18.97%) Android
1 11 (18.97%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (48.28%) Software Testing
2 24 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (27.59%) Performance Testing
4 12 (20.69%) Web Testing
5 10 (17.24%) Automated Testing
5 10 (17.24%) SDLC
6 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
7 8 (13.79%) Wealth Management
7 8 (13.79%) BDD
7 8 (13.79%) Test Scripting
8 7 (12.07%) Software Delivery
9 6 (10.34%) Automation Testing
9 6 (10.34%) Manual Testing
10 5 (8.62%) User Stories
10 5 (8.62%) Scrum
10 5 (8.62%) Regression Testing
11 3 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (3.45%) Workflow
12 2 (3.45%) Validation
12 2 (3.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 23 (39.66%) Java
2 22 (37.93%) C#
3 18 (31.03%) SQL
4 10 (17.24%) Python
4 10 (17.24%) C++
5 8 (13.79%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.45%) Ruby
7 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) ISEB
2 7 (12.07%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.45%) Xamarin
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle
2 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (1.72%) VMware
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