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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 249 228 269
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 17 14 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.22% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 17 13 20
Average salary £38,750 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
7307 6818 8753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.35% 95.52% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5952 5868 7455
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 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 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 19 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 +4 11 £41,500 +10.66%
Essex +6 3 £33,750 +3.84%
Hertfordshire -12 2 £40,000 +45.45%
Suffolk +8 1 £30,000 -14.28%
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 45 (100.00%) QA
2 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (55.56%) Selenium
4 20 (44.44%) C#
5 17 (37.78%) Degree
6 16 (35.56%) Test Scripting
6 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
7 15 (33.33%) .NET
7 15 (33.33%) Regression Testing
8 14 (31.11%) Automated Testing
9 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
10 12 (26.67%) Test Strategy
10 12 (26.67%) Manual Testing
10 12 (26.67%) Java
11 11 (24.44%) SQL
12 10 (22.22%) Computer Science
12 10 (22.22%) TDD
13 9 (20.00%) Sahi
13 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (17.78%) WebDriver
14 8 (17.78%) Scrum
14 8 (17.78%) C++
14 8 (17.78%) QuickTest Pro
15 7 (15.56%) Python
15 7 (15.56%) E-Commerce
15 7 (15.56%) Delphi
15 7 (15.56%) WinRunner
15 7 (15.56%) NUnit
15 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
15 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (55.56%) Selenium
2 9 (20.00%) Sahi
3 8 (17.78%) WebDriver
3 8 (17.78%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (15.56%) WinRunner
4 7 (15.56%) NUnit
4 7 (15.56%) Selenium IDE
5 6 (13.33%) WATIR
5 6 (13.33%) Jasmine
6 4 (8.89%) TeamCity
6 4 (8.89%) JUnit
7 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
7 3 (6.67%) JMeter
7 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
8 2 (4.44%) Hudson
8 2 (4.44%) JIRA
9 1 (2.22%) FitNesse
9 1 (2.22%) ArgoUML
9 1 (2.22%) Maven
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Automotive
2 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (8.89%) CSS
2 4 (8.89%) Web Services
2 4 (8.89%) HTML
3 3 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.22%) Swing
4 1 (2.22%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (15.56%) Mathematics
4 3 (6.67%) Fat Client
4 3 (6.67%) iPhone
4 3 (6.67%) Thin Client
5 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.22%) User Experience
6 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.22%) Replication
6 1 (2.22%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (35.56%) Test Scripting
3 15 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 14 (31.11%) Automated Testing
5 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
6 12 (26.67%) Test Strategy
6 12 (26.67%) Manual Testing
7 10 (22.22%) TDD
8 8 (17.78%) Scrum
9 7 (15.56%) E-Commerce
9 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
9 7 (15.56%) Software Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Analytics
10 6 (13.33%) Automation Testing
10 6 (13.33%) BDD
11 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (11.11%) OOP
11 5 (11.11%) OO
12 4 (8.89%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) C#
2 12 (26.67%) Java
3 11 (24.44%) SQL
4 8 (17.78%) C++
5 7 (15.56%) Delphi
5 7 (15.56%) Python
6 4 (8.89%) Ruby
6 4 (8.89%) F#
6 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.89%) PHP
7 3 (6.67%) Scala
8 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (37.78%) Degree
2 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.89%) HP
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) JBoss
4 1 (2.22%) IBM