The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 659 708 615
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -93
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 235 145 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.15% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 214 138 255
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
QA Tester
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
102569 93780 105055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.38% 94.22% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 83761 78507 90409
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
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 England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

QA Tester
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the England region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in England

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in England

QA Tester
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
London +45 138 £40,000 -5.88% 13
South East -13 36 £35,000 +16.66% 3
East of England -2 20 £37,500 +15.38% 1
South West -3 19 £22,500 -43.75% 2
Yorkshire -37 8 £42,500 +41.66% 2
East Midlands -20 6 £37,500 +3.44%
West Midlands - 5 £32,500 -
North West -15 3 £35,000 -9.67% 1
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the 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.

1 532 (100.00%) QA
2 234 (43.98%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (40.23%) Selenium
4 202 (37.97%) Degree
5 181 (34.02%) Finance
6 172 (32.33%) SQL
7 167 (31.39%) Java
8 153 (28.76%) Automated Testing
9 151 (28.38%) Software Testing
10 141 (26.50%) C#
11 140 (26.32%) Test Automation
12 123 (23.12%) ISEB
13 122 (22.93%) Regression Testing
13 122 (22.93%) Manual Testing
14 112 (21.05%) .NET
15 108 (20.30%) Computer Science
16 101 (18.98%) Test Scripting
17 93 (17.48%) Scrum
18 85 (15.98%) WebDriver
19 83 (15.60%) JIRA
20 77 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
20 77 (14.47%) ISTQB
21 76 (14.29%) Microsoft
22 73 (13.72%) Automation Testing
23 72 (13.53%) SQL Server
24 71 (13.35%) JavaScript
25 69 (12.97%) Python
26 62 (11.65%) C++
27 57 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
27 57 (10.71%) Cucumber

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the 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 17 (3.20%) Confluence
2 15 (2.82%) Apache
3 10 (1.88%) IIS
3 10 (1.88%) CMS
4 7 (1.32%) ColdFusion
5 6 (1.13%) Drupal
6 4 (0.75%) Node.js
7 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.38%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 33 (6.20%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.50%) MS Office
3 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Magento
2 1 (0.19%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.50%) SaaS
3 1 (0.19%) GitHub
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.20%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.44%) Internet
3 3 (0.56%) HTTP
3 3 (0.56%) Intranet
4 2 (0.38%) LAN
5 1 (0.19%) SMTP
5 1 (0.19%) VPN
5 1 (0.19%) Firewall
5 1 (0.19%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (13.53%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.32%) MySQL
3 13 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.32%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.13%) SQLPlus
6 6 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.75%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.75%) Redis
8 4 (0.75%) Big Data
8 4 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.56%) Hazelcast
9 3 (0.56%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 214 (40.23%) Selenium
2 85 (15.98%) WebDriver
3 83 (15.60%) JIRA
4 57 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
4 57 (10.71%) Cucumber
5 33 (6.20%) JUnit
6 28 (5.26%) JMeter
6 28 (5.26%) NUnit
7 24 (4.51%) WinRunner
8 21 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (3.38%) Visual Studio
9 18 (3.38%) FitNesse
10 15 (2.82%) Git (software)
11 14 (2.63%) Jasmine
12 13 (2.44%) SoapUI
13 12 (2.26%) jMock
13 12 (2.26%) SilkTest
14 11 (2.07%) Jenkins
15 10 (1.88%) Ranorex
15 10 (1.88%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 181 (34.02%) Finance
2 22 (4.14%) Games
3 21 (3.95%) Retail
4 19 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.07%) Marketing
6 10 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.75%) Banking
7 4 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.56%) Online Betting
8 3 (0.56%) Advertising
8 3 (0.56%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.56%) Billing
8 3 (0.56%) Front Office
8 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.38%) Electronics
9 2 (0.38%) Law
9 2 (0.38%) Legal
9 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (21.05%) .NET
2 53 (9.96%) HTML
3 34 (6.39%) CSS
4 33 (6.20%) XML
5 19 (3.57%) Web Services
5 19 (3.57%) HTML5
6 14 (2.63%) J2EE
7 13 (2.44%) SOAP
7 13 (2.44%) CSS3
8 12 (2.26%) Gherkin
9 9 (1.69%) REST
10 7 (1.32%) Silverlight
10 7 (1.32%) jQuery
10 7 (1.32%) RESTful
11 6 (1.13%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.94%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.94%) Middleware
12 5 (0.94%) Spring
13 4 (0.75%) LAMP
13 4 (0.75%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 108 (20.30%) Computer Science
2 51 (9.59%) Mathematics
3 33 (6.20%) Mobile App
4 31 (5.83%) Open Source
5 29 (5.45%) Derivative
6 25 (4.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 19 (3.57%) Equities
8 12 (2.26%) iPhone
9 10 (1.88%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.88%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.13%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.13%) Social Media
10 6 (1.13%) Spread Betting
10 6 (1.13%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.94%) NHS
12 4 (0.75%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.75%) Handset
12 4 (0.75%) iPad
12 4 (0.75%) Online Gambling
13 3 (0.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 37 (6.95%) Linux
2 36 (6.77%) Windows
2 36 (6.77%) Apple iOS
3 31 (5.83%) Android
4 26 (4.89%) UNIX
5 3 (0.56%) Mac OS X
5 3 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.38%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (43.98%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (28.76%) Automated Testing
3 151 (28.38%) Software Testing
4 140 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 122 (22.93%) Manual Testing
5 122 (22.93%) Regression Testing
6 101 (18.98%) Test Scripting
7 93 (17.48%) Scrum
8 77 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
9 73 (13.72%) Automation Testing
10 55 (10.34%) Test Strategy
11 53 (9.96%) Performance Testing
12 52 (9.77%) System Testing
13 50 (9.40%) E-Commerce
14 49 (9.21%) TDD
14 49 (9.21%) BDD
15 47 (8.83%) Integration Testing
16 39 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
16 39 (7.33%) OO
17 36 (6.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 172 (32.33%) SQL
2 167 (31.39%) Java
3 141 (26.50%) C#
4 71 (13.35%) JavaScript
5 69 (12.97%) Python
6 62 (11.65%) C++
7 53 (9.96%) Ruby
8 42 (7.89%) PHP
9 21 (3.95%) Perl
10 14 (2.63%) Delphi
10 14 (2.63%) VBScript
11 13 (2.44%) Lua
12 11 (2.07%) F#
12 11 (2.07%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.88%) C
14 9 (1.69%) Scala
15 7 (1.32%) VB
16 5 (0.94%) PowerHouse
16 5 (0.94%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.75%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 202 (37.97%) Degree
2 123 (23.12%) ISEB
3 77 (14.47%) ISTQB
4 28 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 532 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 35 (6.58%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.38%) Puppet
3 1 (0.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 76 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.32%) Oracle
3 17 (3.20%) HP
4 8 (1.50%) JD Edwards
5 3 (0.56%) Terracotta
6 2 (0.38%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.38%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.38%) Adobe
6 2 (0.38%) SAP
7 1 (0.19%) JBoss
7 1 (0.19%) IBM
7 1 (0.19%) Sybase
7 1 (0.19%) Sun
7 1 (0.19%) Apple
7 1 (0.19%) Remedy
7 1 (0.19%) VMware
7 1 (0.19%) Telerik
7 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.19%) Xamarin
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + annual bonus + benefits
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Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: £20k - 30k per year + Excellent Benefits
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