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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 243 231 263
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 20 10 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.26% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 15
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £38,000 £48,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
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
7413 6858 8664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.22% 95.07% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 6081 5903 7367
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +1 12 £42,000 +12.00%
Essex +7 4 £35,000 +7.69%
Hertfordshire -11 3 £23,000 -16.36% 1
Suffolk +1 1 £30,000 -25.00%
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 47 (100.00%) QA
2 30 (63.83%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (51.06%) Selenium
4 22 (46.81%) C#
5 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
5 18 (38.30%) Degree
6 16 (34.04%) Regression Testing
7 15 (31.91%) .NET
7 15 (31.91%) Test Scripting
8 14 (29.79%) Automated Testing
9 13 (27.66%) Manual Testing
9 13 (27.66%) Test Automation
10 12 (25.53%) Test Strategy
10 12 (25.53%) TDD
10 12 (25.53%) Java
11 11 (23.40%) SQL
11 11 (23.40%) Computer Science
12 9 (19.15%) Sahi
12 9 (19.15%) NUnit
13 8 (17.02%) Scrum
13 8 (17.02%) C++
13 8 (17.02%) QuickTest Pro
13 8 (17.02%) WebDriver
14 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (14.89%) Analytics
14 7 (14.89%) Mathematics
14 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
14 7 (14.89%) Python
14 7 (14.89%) E-Commerce
14 7 (14.89%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (51.06%) Selenium
2 9 (19.15%) NUnit
2 9 (19.15%) Sahi
3 8 (17.02%) WebDriver
3 8 (17.02%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (14.89%) WinRunner
4 7 (14.89%) Selenium IDE
5 6 (12.77%) WATIR
5 6 (12.77%) TeamCity
5 6 (12.77%) Jasmine
6 4 (8.51%) JUnit
7 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
7 3 (6.38%) JMeter
7 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
8 2 (4.26%) Hudson
8 2 (4.26%) JIRA
9 1 (2.13%) FitNesse
9 1 (2.13%) ArgoUML
9 1 (2.13%) Maven
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Automotive
2 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.91%) .NET
2 6 (12.77%) CSS
2 6 (12.77%) HTML
3 5 (10.64%) jQuery
4 4 (8.51%) Web Services
5 1 (2.13%) Swing
5 1 (2.13%) Java EE
5 1 (2.13%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Computer Science
2 7 (14.89%) Mathematics
3 5 (10.64%) Fat Client
3 5 (10.64%) Thin Client
4 3 (6.38%) iPhone
5 1 (2.13%) Open Source
5 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (63.83%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Regression Testing
3 15 (31.91%) Test Scripting
4 14 (29.79%) Automated Testing
5 13 (27.66%) Manual Testing
5 13 (27.66%) Test Automation
6 12 (25.53%) Test Strategy
6 12 (25.53%) TDD
7 8 (17.02%) Scrum
8 7 (14.89%) OO
8 7 (14.89%) E-Commerce
8 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
8 7 (14.89%) Analytics
9 6 (12.77%) Automation Testing
9 6 (12.77%) BDD
9 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
10 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.64%) OOP
10 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) C#
2 12 (25.53%) Java
3 11 (23.40%) SQL
4 8 (17.02%) C++
5 7 (14.89%) Delphi
5 7 (14.89%) Python
6 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
7 4 (8.51%) PHP
7 4 (8.51%) Ruby
7 4 (8.51%) F#
8 3 (6.38%) Scala
9 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (38.30%) Degree
2 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) HP
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) JBoss
4 1 (2.13%) IBM
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