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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 238 258 255
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 17 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.23% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 13
Average salary £22,500 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.76% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £48,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
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
7007 7615 8024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.05% 95.61% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5683 6296 6921
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 March 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 30 March 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
Suffolk +15 6 £21,500 -
Cambridgeshire +10 5 - -
Hertfordshire 0 4 £31,250 -37.50%
Essex - 2 £24,000 -
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 25 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) Selenium
3 7 (28.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (24.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.00%) VMware
5 5 (20.00%) Games
5 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 5 (20.00%) TDD
5 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 5 (20.00%) User Stories
5 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 5 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 5 (20.00%) BDD
5 5 (20.00%) Online Games
5 5 (20.00%) Kanban
5 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (16.00%) Degree
6 4 (16.00%) C#
6 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Validation
7 3 (12.00%) SQL
7 3 (12.00%) Oracle
7 3 (12.00%) ISEB
7 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
7 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (8.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
1 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Selenium
1 7 (28.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (8.00%) Redmine
2 2 (8.00%) Ant
2 2 (8.00%) JUnit
2 2 (8.00%) Hudson
2 2 (8.00%) FitNesse
2 2 (8.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (8.00%) DbUnit
2 2 (8.00%) JProfiler
2 2 (8.00%) Rational Rose
2 2 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (8.00%) JMeter
2 2 (8.00%) Bugzilla
2 2 (8.00%) NUnit
2 2 (8.00%) ArgoUML
2 2 (8.00%) Maven
2 2 (8.00%) Cactus
General
1 5 (20.00%) Games
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) French Language
3 1 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Swing
1 2 (8.00%) Java EE
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
2 1 (4.00%) X-Windows
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Online Games
1 5 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Open Source
4 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.00%) Physics
4 1 (4.00%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
1 2 (8.00%) Android
2 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Scrum
3 5 (20.00%) TDD
3 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Kanban
3 5 (20.00%) User Stories
3 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 5 (20.00%) BDD
4 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Validation
5 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.00%) System Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Use Case
6 2 (8.00%) OOP
6 2 (8.00%) OO
6 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) C#
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) PHP
4 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) VMware
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) IBM
3 2 (8.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft