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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
England / East of England
Rank 219 219 255
Rank change year-on-year
0 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 21 42 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.36% 0.59% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.61% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 18 42 18
Median salary £36,250 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,125 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £46,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +14.75%

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
5659 6938 7136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.36% 96.74% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4619 5636 5808
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.19% +5.00%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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
Essex +24 10 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Hertfordshire +14 7 £33,750 +58.82%
Suffolk +3 4 £25,000 -28.57% 1
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 35 (100.00%) QA
2 19 (54.29%) Software Testing
3 13 (37.14%) Automated Testing
4 12 (34.29%) Finance
4 12 (34.29%) Software Delivery
5 11 (31.43%) SDLC
5 11 (31.43%) Asset Management
5 11 (31.43%) Wealth Management
6 10 (28.57%) Sonata
7 9 (25.71%) SQL
8 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
8 8 (22.86%) Automation Testing
9 7 (20.00%) ISEB
10 6 (17.14%) Selenium
11 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
11 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
11 5 (14.29%) Scrum
11 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 4 (11.43%) Windows
12 4 (11.43%) C#
12 4 (11.43%) Java
12 4 (11.43%) Oracle
12 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing
12 4 (11.43%) BDD
13 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
13 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
13 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
13 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server

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 (5.71%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Sonata
2 1 (2.86%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) GitHub
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Selenium
2 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
2 3 (8.57%) HP UFT
2 3 (8.57%) LoadRunner
2 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.71%) JIRA
4 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.86%) JMeter
4 1 (2.86%) JUnit
4 1 (2.86%) Maven
4 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.71%) Law
3 2 (5.71%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Automotive
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
1 3 (8.57%) XML
2 2 (5.71%) CSS
2 2 (5.71%) HTML
2 2 (5.71%) RESTful
3 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.86%) jQuery
3 1 (2.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Android
2 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Software Testing
2 13 (37.14%) Automated Testing
3 12 (34.29%) Software Delivery
4 11 (31.43%) Asset Management
4 11 (31.43%) SDLC
4 11 (31.43%) Wealth Management
5 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (22.86%) Automation Testing
5 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
6 5 (14.29%) Scrum
6 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 4 (11.43%) BDD
7 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing
8 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Software Architecture
9 2 (5.71%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) C#
2 4 (11.43%) Java
3 3 (8.57%) C
4 2 (5.71%) Perl
4 2 (5.71%) Python
4 2 (5.71%) Ruby
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.86%) PHP
5 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) ISEB
2 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) HP
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