The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the East of England region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 194 243 253
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 51 38 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.78% 0.50% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.52% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 48 38 28
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -20.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
6253 7330 7770
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.07% 96.68% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 5320 6112 6485
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of job ads across the East of England region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 29 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Suffolk +16 21 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Essex +8 13 £47,500 +20.25%
Cambridgeshire +12 11 £27,500 -21.42% 3
Bedfordshire +19 3 £46,250 +43.41% 1
Hertfordshire +19 3 £25,500 +6.25% 1
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 95 (100.00%) QA
2 51 (53.68%) Software Testing
3 31 (32.63%) Automated Testing
4 30 (31.58%) ISEB
4 30 (31.58%) Automation Testing
5 29 (30.53%) Regression Testing
5 29 (30.53%) Java
6 28 (29.47%) Manual Testing
7 23 (24.21%) SDLC
8 22 (23.16%) Selenium
9 21 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (21.05%) C#
11 19 (20.00%) SQL
12 18 (18.95%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (17.89%) Test Scripting
13 17 (17.89%) Python
14 15 (15.79%) ISTQB
15 14 (14.74%) Wealth Management
15 14 (14.74%) Online Games
15 14 (14.74%) MultiFonds
15 14 (14.74%) Games
15 14 (14.74%) Sonata
15 14 (14.74%) Software Delivery
16 12 (12.63%) Functional Testing
16 12 (12.63%) XML
16 12 (12.63%) Perl
17 10 (10.53%) Test Automation
18 9 (9.47%) JavaScript
18 9 (9.47%) System Testing
18 9 (9.47%) BDD

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.11%) CMS
2 1 (1.05%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (14.74%) MultiFonds
1 14 (14.74%) Sonata
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) DNS
1 1 (1.05%) HTTP
1 1 (1.05%) SSL
1 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.05%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (2.11%) DB2
2 2 (2.11%) MySQL
2 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (23.16%) Selenium
2 8 (8.42%) JMeter
3 7 (7.37%) Cucumber
4 6 (6.32%) JIRA
5 5 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 5 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.21%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.16%) Calabash
7 3 (3.16%) Hudson
7 3 (3.16%) JUnit
7 3 (3.16%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.11%) Ant
8 2 (2.11%) Gerrit
8 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.11%) Maven
8 2 (2.11%) Mercurial
8 2 (2.11%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (1.05%) JProfiler
9 1 (1.05%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (14.74%) Games
2 4 (4.21%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.16%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.63%) XML
2 6 (6.32%) Web Services
3 5 (5.26%) DHTML
3 5 (5.26%) HTML
4 4 (4.21%) RESTful
4 4 (4.21%) SOAP
5 2 (2.11%) REST
6 1 (1.05%) .NET
6 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.05%) Java EE
6 1 (1.05%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Online Games
2 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.21%) NHS
4 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.16%) Replication
5 2 (2.11%) iPad
5 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.32%) Linux
1 6 (6.32%) Windows
2 3 (3.16%) Android
2 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.16%) Mac OS X
2 3 (3.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (53.68%) Software Testing
2 31 (32.63%) Automated Testing
3 30 (31.58%) Automation Testing
4 29 (30.53%) Regression Testing
5 28 (29.47%) Manual Testing
6 23 (24.21%) SDLC
7 21 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (18.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (17.89%) Test Scripting
10 14 (14.74%) Software Delivery
10 14 (14.74%) Wealth Management
11 12 (12.63%) Functional Testing
12 10 (10.53%) Test Automation
13 9 (9.47%) BDD
13 9 (9.47%) System Testing
14 8 (8.42%) Requirements Analysis
15 7 (7.37%) Scrum
15 7 (7.37%) Web Testing
16 5 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
16 5 (5.26%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (30.53%) Java
2 20 (21.05%) C#
3 19 (20.00%) SQL
4 17 (17.89%) Python
5 12 (12.63%) Perl
6 9 (9.47%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.32%) Ruby
8 4 (4.21%) C
8 4 (4.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (31.58%) ISEB
2 15 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 8 (8.42%) Degree
4 6 (6.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.16%) IBM
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle
4 1 (1.05%) Twitter
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago