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

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 641 703 593
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -110
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 236 156 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.16% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 209 143 275
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £24,100 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
101049 94581 101587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.46% 94.55% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 83422 79408 87220
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,539 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +30 116 £42,500 - 8
South East -5 52 £35,000 +7.69% 4
North West -10 22 £35,000 -12.50% 9
East of England -7 18 £37,500 - 2
West Midlands -16 11 £22,500 -28.00%
South West -21 9 £23,000 -40.64%
East Midlands +8 6 £37,500 -
Yorkshire -43 2 £30,000 +57.89% 3
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 485 (100.00%) QA
2 289 (59.59%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (41.03%) Selenium
4 159 (32.78%) Degree
5 154 (31.75%) Finance
6 144 (29.69%) Manual Testing
7 140 (28.87%) Automated Testing
8 137 (28.25%) Java
9 134 (27.63%) Software Testing
10 133 (27.42%) SQL
11 123 (25.36%) ISEB
12 113 (23.30%) Test Automation
13 108 (22.27%) C#
14 101 (20.82%) Test Scripting
15 88 (18.14%) WebDriver
16 85 (17.53%) JIRA
16 85 (17.53%) Regression Testing
17 80 (16.49%) Scrum
18 76 (15.67%) Computer Science
19 74 (15.26%) ISTQB
20 72 (14.85%) .NET
21 71 (14.64%) Cucumber
22 65 (13.40%) QuickTest Pro
23 62 (12.78%) Python
23 62 (12.78%) User Acceptance Testing
23 62 (12.78%) Automation Testing
24 61 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
24 61 (12.58%) SQL Server
25 57 (11.75%) Windows
25 57 (11.75%) Microsoft

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 20 (4.12%) CMS
2 15 (3.09%) Drupal
3 13 (2.68%) Apache
4 9 (1.86%) Confluence
4 9 (1.86%) ColdFusion
5 8 (1.65%) IIS
6 4 (0.82%) Node.js
7 3 (0.62%) JBoss
7 3 (0.62%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.21%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (4.33%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.47%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.03%) MS Office
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.44%) SaaS
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.09%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.44%) Internet
3 4 (0.82%) HTTP
4 3 (0.62%) Intranet
5 2 (0.41%) LAN
6 1 (0.21%) SMTP
6 1 (0.21%) VPN
6 1 (0.21%) Firewall
6 1 (0.21%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (12.58%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.33%) MySQL
3 8 (1.65%) MongoDB
3 8 (1.65%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (0.82%) Hazelcast
5 4 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (0.82%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.82%) Redis
5 4 (0.82%) Neo4j
6 3 (0.62%) Big Data
6 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.41%) DB2
7 2 (0.41%) OLAP
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 199 (41.03%) Selenium
2 88 (18.14%) WebDriver
3 85 (17.53%) JIRA
4 71 (14.64%) Cucumber
5 65 (13.40%) QuickTest Pro
6 31 (6.39%) JUnit
7 26 (5.36%) JMeter
7 26 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (4.33%) FitNesse
8 21 (4.33%) NUnit
9 19 (3.92%) Visual Studio
9 19 (3.92%) Git (software)
10 16 (3.30%) SpecFlow
10 16 (3.30%) Jasmine
11 14 (2.89%) Selenium IDE
11 14 (2.89%) SoapUI
11 14 (2.89%) Bugzilla
12 11 (2.27%) Subversion
12 11 (2.27%) WinRunner
13 10 (2.06%) SilkTest
General
1 154 (31.75%) Finance
2 23 (4.74%) Games
3 15 (3.09%) Retail
3 15 (3.09%) Marketing
4 14 (2.89%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.44%) Banking
6 7 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.03%) Billing
8 4 (0.82%) Advertising
8 4 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.62%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.62%) Automotive
9 3 (0.62%) Law
10 2 (0.41%) Front Office
10 2 (0.41%) Back Office
10 2 (0.41%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
11 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (14.85%) .NET
2 38 (7.84%) HTML
3 33 (6.80%) XML
4 31 (6.39%) CSS
5 25 (5.15%) Web Services
6 22 (4.54%) SOAP
7 13 (2.68%) J2EE
8 12 (2.47%) CSS3
9 10 (2.06%) Gherkin
9 10 (2.06%) HTML5
10 9 (1.86%) REST
11 8 (1.65%) RESTful
11 8 (1.65%) Spring
12 7 (1.44%) ASP.NET
13 5 (1.03%) .NET Framework
14 4 (0.82%) Java EE
14 4 (0.82%) ActiveMQ
14 4 (0.82%) jQuery
14 4 (0.82%) Apache Camel
14 4 (0.82%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 76 (15.67%) Computer Science
2 61 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.19%) Mobile App
4 24 (4.95%) Mathematics
4 24 (4.95%) Open Source
5 20 (4.12%) iPhone
6 19 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (3.30%) Client/Server
7 16 (3.30%) Equities
8 14 (2.89%) Derivative
9 11 (2.27%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.86%) User Experience
11 8 (1.65%) SWIFT
12 6 (1.24%) Fixed Income
12 6 (1.24%) Spread Betting
13 5 (1.03%) Animation
14 4 (0.82%) iPad
15 3 (0.62%) Social Gaming
15 3 (0.62%) Cryptography
16 2 (0.41%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 57 (11.75%) Windows
2 46 (9.48%) Linux
3 28 (5.77%) UNIX
4 24 (4.95%) Apple iOS
5 19 (3.92%) Android
6 8 (1.65%) Solaris
7 5 (1.03%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.41%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.41%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (59.59%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (29.69%) Manual Testing
3 140 (28.87%) Automated Testing
4 134 (27.63%) Software Testing
5 113 (23.30%) Test Automation
6 101 (20.82%) Test Scripting
7 85 (17.53%) Regression Testing
8 80 (16.49%) Scrum
9 62 (12.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 62 (12.78%) Automation Testing
10 56 (11.55%) BDD
11 47 (9.69%) TDD
12 45 (9.28%) E-Commerce
13 42 (8.66%) Performance Testing
14 38 (7.84%) Software Engineering
14 38 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (7.84%) System Testing
15 34 (7.01%) Integration Testing
16 29 (5.98%) Test Strategy
17 24 (4.95%) OO
Programming Languages
1 137 (28.25%) Java
2 133 (27.42%) SQL
3 108 (22.27%) C#
4 62 (12.78%) Python
5 55 (11.34%) JavaScript
6 46 (9.48%) Ruby
7 40 (8.25%) PHP
7 40 (8.25%) C++
8 20 (4.12%) Perl
9 15 (3.09%) VBScript
10 10 (2.06%) Lua
10 10 (2.06%) C
11 9 (1.86%) Scala
12 8 (1.65%) F#
12 8 (1.65%) VB
13 6 (1.24%) ActionScript
14 5 (1.03%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.03%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.62%) PowerHouse
15 3 (0.62%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 159 (32.78%) Degree
2 123 (25.36%) ISEB
3 74 (15.26%) ISTQB
4 29 (5.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.24%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (0.82%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 485 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 38 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.21%) Puppet
2 1 (0.21%) WMI
Vendors
1 57 (11.75%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.71%) HP
3 14 (2.89%) Oracle
4 7 (1.44%) JD Edwards
5 4 (0.82%) Terracotta
6 3 (0.62%) IBM
6 3 (0.62%) Cerillion
6 3 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.41%) Adobe
7 2 (0.41%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.21%) Apple
8 1 (0.21%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.21%) New Relic
8 1 (0.21%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.21%) Sun
8 1 (0.21%) Sybase
8 1 (0.21%) SAP
8 1 (0.21%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.21%) Remedy
8 1 (0.21%) VMware
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