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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 643 703 631
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -72
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 230 148 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 206 139 236
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £27,400 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,250 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +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
100571 93749 105909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.37% 94.25% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 82215 78642 91158
Average salary £45,000 £43,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 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 16 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
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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
London +38 131 £42,500 -5.55% 11
South East -16 40 £35,000 +16.66% 4
East of England -20 18 £37,500 +11.11% 1
South West -11 16 £22,500 -41.93% 1
West Midlands +3 8 £22,500 - 1
North West -15 6 £31,250 -21.87% 7
East Midlands -16 6 £37,500 +7.14%
Yorkshire -35 5 £42,500 +73.46% 3
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 528 (100.00%) QA
2 333 (63.07%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (42.23%) Selenium
4 192 (36.36%) Degree
5 179 (33.90%) Finance
6 171 (32.39%) SQL
7 164 (31.06%) Java
8 163 (30.87%) Manual Testing
9 149 (28.22%) Software Testing
10 148 (28.03%) Automated Testing
11 138 (26.14%) C#
12 130 (24.62%) Test Automation
13 119 (22.54%) ISEB
14 112 (21.21%) Regression Testing
15 108 (20.45%) .NET
16 107 (20.27%) Test Scripting
17 97 (18.37%) Computer Science
18 90 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
19 88 (16.67%) WebDriver
19 88 (16.67%) Scrum
20 83 (15.72%) JIRA
21 77 (14.58%) ISTQB
22 73 (13.83%) Microsoft
22 73 (13.83%) User Acceptance Testing
23 70 (13.26%) SQL Server
24 68 (12.88%) Python
25 65 (12.31%) Automation Testing
26 64 (12.12%) JavaScript
27 62 (11.74%) Cucumber
28 59 (11.17%) C++

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 15 (2.84%) Confluence
1 15 (2.84%) Apache
2 13 (2.46%) CMS
3 10 (1.89%) IIS
4 9 (1.70%) Drupal
5 7 (1.33%) ColdFusion
6 4 (0.76%) Node.js
7 2 (0.38%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (0.38%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 30 (5.68%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.14%) MS Office
3 5 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.38%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.52%) SaaS
3 1 (0.19%) GitHub
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.79%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.27%) Internet
3 3 (0.57%) Intranet
3 3 (0.57%) HTTP
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 70 (13.26%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.11%) MySQL
3 11 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.33%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.76%) Big Data
6 4 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (0.76%) Redis
6 4 (0.76%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (0.57%) Neo4j
7 3 (0.57%) Hazelcast
7 3 (0.57%) SQLPlus
7 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.38%) DB2
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.19%) OLAP
9 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 223 (42.23%) Selenium
2 88 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 83 (15.72%) JIRA
4 62 (11.74%) Cucumber
5 59 (11.17%) QuickTest Pro
6 31 (5.87%) JUnit
7 30 (5.68%) JMeter
8 25 (4.73%) NUnit
9 24 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (4.17%) WinRunner
11 19 (3.60%) Visual Studio
12 18 (3.41%) Git (software)
13 17 (3.22%) FitNesse
14 14 (2.65%) Jasmine
14 14 (2.65%) SoapUI
15 13 (2.46%) SilkTest
16 12 (2.27%) SpecFlow
17 11 (2.08%) Selenium IDE
17 11 (2.08%) Bugzilla
18 10 (1.89%) jMock
General
1 179 (33.90%) Finance
2 25 (4.73%) Games
3 22 (4.17%) Retail
4 17 (3.22%) Financial Institution
5 13 (2.46%) Marketing
6 11 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.95%) Banking
8 4 (0.76%) Advertising
8 4 (0.76%) Law
9 3 (0.57%) Billing
9 3 (0.57%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.38%) Legal
10 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.38%) Automotive
10 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.38%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.38%) Electronics
10 2 (0.38%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (20.45%) .NET
2 47 (8.90%) HTML
3 32 (6.06%) XML
4 31 (5.87%) CSS
5 18 (3.41%) Web Services
6 16 (3.03%) HTML5
7 15 (2.84%) Gherkin
7 15 (2.84%) SOAP
8 14 (2.65%) J2EE
9 13 (2.46%) CSS3
10 9 (1.70%) REST
11 8 (1.52%) RESTful
12 7 (1.33%) Spring
13 6 (1.14%) .NET Framework
13 6 (1.14%) ASP.NET
14 5 (0.95%) Middleware
14 5 (0.95%) Silverlight
15 4 (0.76%) LAMP
15 4 (0.76%) jQuery
15 4 (0.76%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 97 (18.37%) Computer Science
2 90 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (8.33%) Mathematics
4 31 (5.87%) Mobile App
5 28 (5.30%) Open Source
6 24 (4.55%) Derivative
6 24 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 18 (3.41%) Equities
8 14 (2.65%) iPhone
9 12 (2.27%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.89%) N-Tier
10 10 (1.89%) User Experience
11 6 (1.14%) Spread Betting
12 5 (0.95%) NHS
12 5 (0.95%) Animation
12 5 (0.95%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.76%) Cryptography
13 4 (0.76%) Online Games
13 4 (0.76%) Online Gambling
13 4 (0.76%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 39 (7.39%) Windows
2 38 (7.20%) Linux
3 31 (5.87%) Apple iOS
4 27 (5.11%) Android
5 26 (4.92%) UNIX
6 3 (0.57%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (63.07%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (30.87%) Manual Testing
3 149 (28.22%) Software Testing
4 148 (28.03%) Automated Testing
5 130 (24.62%) Test Automation
6 112 (21.21%) Regression Testing
7 107 (20.27%) Test Scripting
8 88 (16.67%) Scrum
9 73 (13.83%) User Acceptance Testing
10 65 (12.31%) Automation Testing
11 52 (9.85%) E-Commerce
11 52 (9.85%) BDD
11 52 (9.85%) Performance Testing
12 49 (9.28%) Test Strategy
13 47 (8.90%) System Testing
14 45 (8.52%) TDD
15 41 (7.77%) Integration Testing
16 39 (7.39%) Software Engineering
17 36 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
18 33 (6.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 171 (32.39%) SQL
2 164 (31.06%) Java
3 138 (26.14%) C#
4 68 (12.88%) Python
5 64 (12.12%) JavaScript
6 59 (11.17%) C++
7 53 (10.04%) Ruby
8 44 (8.33%) PHP
9 19 (3.60%) Perl
10 13 (2.46%) VBScript
11 12 (2.27%) Delphi
12 11 (2.08%) F#
12 11 (2.08%) Lua
13 10 (1.89%) C
14 9 (1.70%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.70%) Scala
15 7 (1.33%) VB
16 5 (0.95%) PowerHouse
16 5 (0.95%) ActionScript
17 4 (0.76%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 192 (36.36%) Degree
2 119 (22.54%) ISEB
3 77 (14.58%) ISTQB
4 31 (5.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (0.76%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 528 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 36 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.38%) Puppet
3 1 (0.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 73 (13.83%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.17%) Oracle
3 18 (3.41%) HP
4 8 (1.52%) JD Edwards
5 3 (0.57%) Terracotta
6 2 (0.38%) Adobe
6 2 (0.38%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.38%) SAP
7 1 (0.19%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.19%) Sybase
7 1 (0.19%) JBoss
7 1 (0.19%) Apple
7 1 (0.19%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.19%) Sun
7 1 (0.19%) IBM
7 1 (0.19%) Remedy
7 1 (0.19%) VMware
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Hunt 4 Staff
Salary: £20k - 30k per year + PRO RATA
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Oliver Bernard
Salary: Unspecified Generous Salary
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: Unspecified Dependent on Experince
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £16000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Bloomberg LP
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Connect
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Eclipse Legal Systems
Salary: From £18,000 to £30,000 per annum dependent upon skills and experience
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago