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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 228 245 245
Rank change year-on-year
+17 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 31 19 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.44% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.27% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 31 16 16
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £21,500 £30,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £46,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -10.29%
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
6735 6957 6663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.55% 96.75% 97.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5506 5648 5392
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 -6 13 £35,000 +62.79%
Essex +7 6 £35,000 +16.66%
Cambridgeshire +6 6 £38,750 +1.97% 2
Hertfordshire -1 6 £21,250 -61.36% 2
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 70 (100.00%) QA
2 32 (45.71%) Software Testing
3 30 (42.86%) Selenium
4 20 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 20 (28.57%) SQL
5 18 (25.71%) SoapUI
5 18 (25.71%) Automation Testing
6 17 (24.29%) Java
7 14 (20.00%) Python
7 14 (20.00%) SDLC
7 14 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 13 (18.57%) Regression Testing
9 11 (15.71%) JMeter
9 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (15.71%) C#
9 11 (15.71%) Degree
9 11 (15.71%) Functional Testing
10 10 (14.29%) BDD
10 10 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 10 (14.29%) XML
11 9 (12.86%) MultiFonds
11 9 (12.86%) Wealth Management
11 9 (12.86%) Software Delivery
11 9 (12.86%) Sonata
12 8 (11.43%) Online Games
12 8 (11.43%) TDD
12 8 (11.43%) Games
12 8 (11.43%) Windows
13 7 (10.00%) C++
13 7 (10.00%) Web Testing

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (12.86%) MultiFonds
1 9 (12.86%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (42.86%) Selenium
2 18 (25.71%) SoapUI
3 11 (15.71%) JMeter
4 6 (8.57%) Cucumber
4 6 (8.57%) JIRA
4 6 (8.57%) NUnit
5 5 (7.14%) Ant
5 5 (7.14%) JUnit
5 5 (7.14%) Maven
6 4 (5.71%) Cactus
6 4 (5.71%) DbUnit
6 4 (5.71%) HP UFT
6 4 (5.71%) JIRA Agile
6 4 (5.71%) Rational Functional Tester
6 4 (5.71%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.86%) Appium
7 2 (2.86%) Hudson
7 2 (2.86%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.43%) Rational Rose
General
1 8 (11.43%) Games
2 6 (8.57%) Electronics
3 2 (2.86%) Finance
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.29%) XML
2 6 (8.57%) HTML
3 5 (7.14%) Java EE
3 5 (7.14%) SOAP
3 5 (7.14%) Swing
4 3 (4.29%) .NET
4 3 (4.29%) CSS
4 3 (4.29%) DHTML
5 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.43%) jQuery
6 1 (1.43%) Middleware
6 1 (1.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Online Games
2 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.14%) User Experience
3 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.86%) Replication
4 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.43%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) Linux
3 2 (2.86%) Android
3 2 (2.86%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.71%) Software Testing
2 20 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 18 (25.71%) Automation Testing
4 14 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 14 (20.00%) SDLC
5 13 (18.57%) Regression Testing
6 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (15.71%) Functional Testing
7 10 (14.29%) BDD
7 10 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 9 (12.86%) Software Delivery
8 9 (12.86%) Wealth Management
9 8 (11.43%) TDD
10 7 (10.00%) Web Testing
11 5 (7.14%) E-Commerce
12 4 (5.71%) Performance Testing
12 4 (5.71%) Use Case
13 2 (2.86%) Requirements Analysis
13 2 (2.86%) Stress Testing
13 2 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.57%) SQL
2 17 (24.29%) Java
3 14 (20.00%) Python
4 11 (15.71%) C#
5 7 (10.00%) C++
6 5 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.71%) Perl
8 1 (1.43%) C
8 1 (1.43%) Ruby
8 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (15.71%) Degree
2 4 (5.71%) ISEB
3 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (7.14%) Oracle
2 4 (5.71%) HP
2 4 (5.71%) IBM
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.43%) SAP
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Relocation Package plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £22500.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 22 days ago