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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 223 243 243
Rank change year-on-year
+20 0
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 37 21 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.50% 0.26% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.28% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 37 21 6
Average salary £32,000 £38,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.41% +40.90%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
7015 7621 7238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 94.77% 95.87% 94.68%
Number of salaries quoted 5870 6343 6195
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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
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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 +8 12 £30,625 -25.75% 4
Suffolk +8 11 £37,500 +25.00%
Hertfordshire 0 6 £24,000 +6.66%
Essex -3 6 £35,750 +2.14%
Bedfordshire - 2 £32,250 -
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 60 (100.00%) QA
2 27 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (43.33%) Selenium
4 24 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 19 (31.67%) Java
6 18 (30.00%) C#
7 16 (26.67%) SoapUI
8 15 (25.00%) SQL
8 15 (25.00%) Performance Testing
9 14 (23.33%) JIRA
10 13 (21.67%) Games
11 12 (20.00%) Windows
11 12 (20.00%) Android
11 12 (20.00%) Apple iOS
12 11 (18.33%) BDD
12 11 (18.33%) Online Games
13 10 (16.67%) Automated Testing
13 10 (16.67%) JMeter
13 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
13 10 (16.67%) Calabash
13 10 (16.67%) SDLC
14 9 (15.00%) Automation Testing
14 9 (15.00%) User Stories
14 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
14 9 (15.00%) Python
14 9 (15.00%) ISEB
14 9 (15.00%) Bugzilla
14 9 (15.00%) Scrum
15 8 (13.33%) ISTQB
15 8 (13.33%) Web Testing

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 1 (1.67%) IIS
1 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Office
2 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (11.67%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Internet
1 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (43.33%) Selenium
2 16 (26.67%) SoapUI
3 14 (23.33%) JIRA
4 10 (16.67%) JMeter
4 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 10 (16.67%) Calabash
5 9 (15.00%) Bugzilla
6 8 (13.33%) JUnit
7 6 (10.00%) Visual Studio
8 4 (6.67%) WebDriver
9 3 (5.00%) Hudson
10 2 (3.33%) Capybara
10 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
10 2 (3.33%) Ranorex
10 2 (3.33%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (3.33%) RSpec
11 1 (1.67%) Subversion
11 1 (1.67%) TestLink
General
1 13 (21.67%) Games
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
3 2 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) French Language
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) CSS
1 6 (10.00%) .NET
2 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (8.33%) HTML
2 5 (8.33%) SOAP
3 1 (1.67%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Online Games
2 8 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.33%) User Experience
4 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.00%) Replication
5 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.67%) Physics
6 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.67%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Windows
1 12 (20.00%) Android
1 12 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 15 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 11 (18.33%) BDD
5 10 (16.67%) SDLC
5 10 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 9 (15.00%) User Stories
6 9 (15.00%) Automation Testing
6 9 (15.00%) Scrum
6 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (13.33%) Web Testing
7 8 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 7 (11.67%) Wealth Management
8 7 (11.67%) Test Scripting
9 6 (10.00%) Test Planning
9 6 (10.00%) Software Delivery
10 5 (8.33%) Manual Testing
10 5 (8.33%) Kanban
11 4 (6.67%) System Testing
12 3 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.67%) Java
2 18 (30.00%) C#
3 15 (25.00%) SQL
4 9 (15.00%) Python
5 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.33%) C++
7 2 (3.33%) Ruby
8 1 (1.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) ISEB
2 8 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (8.33%) VMware
2 2 (3.33%) Xamarin
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
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