The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the East of England region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 240 250 254
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 23 7 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.29% 0.092% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.097% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 23 6 17
Average salary £40,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £31,250 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
Job Titles Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7639 7232 8194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 95.77% 94.55% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 6379 6190 6968
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
QA Tester
England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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 +19 16 £41,250 +17.85%
Essex - 4 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire -10 2 £22,500 -18.18%
Suffolk - 1 £30,000 - 2
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 46 (100.00%) QA
2 31 (67.39%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (47.83%) Degree
4 20 (43.48%) C#
5 19 (41.30%) Selenium
6 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
7 14 (30.43%) Computer Science
8 13 (28.26%) .NET
8 13 (28.26%) TDD
8 13 (28.26%) Automated Testing
9 11 (23.91%) Regression Testing
9 11 (23.91%) SQL
9 11 (23.91%) Manual Testing
10 10 (21.74%) Test Scripting
10 10 (21.74%) Test Automation
11 9 (19.57%) Sahi
11 9 (19.57%) Test Strategy
11 9 (19.57%) Java
12 8 (17.39%) C++
12 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
12 8 (17.39%) OO
12 8 (17.39%) Finance
13 7 (15.22%) NUnit
13 7 (15.22%) RAD
13 7 (15.22%) WinRunner
13 7 (15.22%) Delphi
13 7 (15.22%) HTML
13 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
13 7 (15.22%) CSS
13 7 (15.22%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (41.30%) Selenium
2 9 (19.57%) Sahi
3 7 (15.22%) NUnit
3 7 (15.22%) WinRunner
3 7 (15.22%) WebDriver
3 7 (15.22%) TeamCity
4 6 (13.04%) WATIR
4 6 (13.04%) Selenium IDE
4 6 (13.04%) Jasmine
5 5 (10.87%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.35%) JMeter
7 1 (2.17%) Maven
7 1 (2.17%) ArgoUML
7 1 (2.17%) Cactus
7 1 (2.17%) Xcode
7 1 (2.17%) Rational Rose
7 1 (2.17%) Ant
7 1 (2.17%) JUnit
7 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Automotive
2 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.26%) .NET
2 7 (15.22%) HTML
2 7 (15.22%) CSS
3 6 (13.04%) jQuery
4 1 (2.17%) Swing
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.17%) Web Services
4 1 (2.17%) XML
4 1 (2.17%) Java EE
4 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Computer Science
2 7 (15.22%) Mathematics
3 6 (13.04%) Fat Client
3 6 (13.04%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.35%) Open Source
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (67.39%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.26%) TDD
2 13 (28.26%) Automated Testing
3 11 (23.91%) Regression Testing
3 11 (23.91%) Manual Testing
4 10 (21.74%) Test Scripting
4 10 (21.74%) Test Automation
5 9 (19.57%) Test Strategy
6 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
6 8 (17.39%) OO
7 7 (15.22%) RAD
7 7 (15.22%) BDD
7 7 (15.22%) Analytics
7 7 (15.22%) Financial Modelling
8 6 (13.04%) Automation Testing
8 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.87%) Business Analysis
9 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Scrum
9 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) C#
2 11 (23.91%) SQL
3 9 (19.57%) Java
4 8 (17.39%) C++
5 7 (15.22%) Delphi
5 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.70%) F#
6 4 (8.70%) Python
6 4 (8.70%) Ruby
7 1 (2.17%) PHP
7 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (47.83%) Degree
2 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.17%) JBoss
2 1 (2.17%) IBM
2 1 (2.17%) HP
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle
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