The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the England region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 569 578 686
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +108
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 308 380 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.38% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.40% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 280 357 259
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
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
81112 96104 102899
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.50% 96.62% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 67914 80920 85864
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 9 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +86 160 £47,500 -5.00% 24
South East +57 54 £35,000 -6.66% 2
North West -55 37 £37,500 +7.14% 3
East of England +4 16 £40,500 +15.71% 3
Yorkshire -4 13 £30,000 -14.28% 2
West Midlands -12 11 £26,500 -14.51% 5
South West +13 5 £27,500 -12.69% 1
East Midlands +5 5 £30,000 -25.00%
Midlands - 4 £40,000 -
North East +1 3 £27,250 -11.38%
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 England region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 654 (100.00%) QA
2 353 (53.98%) Agile Software Development
3 348 (53.21%) Selenium
4 190 (29.05%) Automated Testing
5 170 (25.99%) SQL
6 167 (25.54%) ISEB
7 161 (24.62%) BDD
8 155 (23.70%) Java
8 155 (23.70%) Software Testing
9 153 (23.39%) Test Automation
10 151 (23.09%) Cucumber
11 150 (22.94%) Scrum
12 147 (22.48%) Manual Testing
13 137 (20.95%) Finance
14 132 (20.18%) Test Scripting
15 124 (18.96%) JIRA
16 121 (18.50%) TDD
17 115 (17.58%) C#
18 108 (16.51%) Windows
19 103 (15.75%) Automation Testing
19 103 (15.75%) WebDriver
20 100 (15.29%) Regression Testing
21 97 (14.83%) QA Automation
22 91 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
23 82 (12.54%) Functional Testing
23 82 (12.54%) Unix
24 80 (12.23%) Python
25 79 (12.08%) SoapUI
26 78 (11.93%) Ruby
27 77 (11.77%) Degree

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 11 (1.68%) CMS
1 11 (1.68%) Confluence
2 6 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (0.92%) Umbraco
3 4 (0.61%) Apache
4 3 (0.46%) IIS
4 3 (0.46%) JBoss
4 3 (0.46%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.31%) SAS
5 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (7.34%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.92%) MS Office
3 3 (0.46%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.15%) NUKE
4 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.38%) Sonata
2 5 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.76%) MultiFonds
3 4 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.46%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.31%) Global One
6 1 (0.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (4.13%) SaaS
3 12 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.83%) GitHub
4 3 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.15%) Google Play
5 1 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.82%) HTTP
2 12 (1.83%) Internet
3 8 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.46%) VoIP
5 1 (0.15%) DNS
5 1 (0.15%) Intranet
5 1 (0.15%) Multicast
5 1 (0.15%) RTSP
5 1 (0.15%) SSH
5 1 (0.15%) SSL
5 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.15%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.27%) Relational Database
2 37 (5.66%) MySQL
3 36 (5.50%) SQL Server
4 23 (3.52%) NoSQL
5 17 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (2.45%) HBase
7 15 (2.29%) Big Data
8 5 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.61%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 348 (53.21%) Selenium
2 151 (23.09%) Cucumber
3 124 (18.96%) JIRA
4 103 (15.75%) WebDriver
5 79 (12.08%) SoapUI
6 69 (10.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 67 (10.24%) JMeter
8 63 (9.63%) JUnit
9 62 (9.48%) Jenkins
10 55 (8.41%) SpecFlow
11 54 (8.26%) HP UFT
12 53 (8.10%) Git (software)
13 28 (4.28%) FitNesse
14 17 (2.60%) Maven
15 16 (2.45%) Hamcrest
15 16 (2.45%) jMock
16 15 (2.29%) Appium
16 15 (2.29%) Capybara
16 15 (2.29%) Hudson
16 15 (2.29%) WATIR
General
1 137 (20.95%) Finance
2 44 (6.73%) Games
3 21 (3.21%) Banking
4 18 (2.75%) Back Office
5 16 (2.45%) Marketing
6 14 (2.14%) Retail
7 13 (1.99%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.53%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.07%) Advertising
10 6 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.76%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.61%) Automotive
12 4 (0.61%) Electronics
13 3 (0.46%) Law
13 3 (0.46%) Legal
14 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.15%) Music Industry
15 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (10.09%) XML
2 62 (9.48%) Web Services
3 57 (8.72%) HTML
4 47 (7.19%) .NET
5 38 (5.81%) REST
6 37 (5.66%) SOAP
7 29 (4.43%) RESTful
8 22 (3.36%) CSS
8 22 (3.36%) Gherkin
9 14 (2.14%) AngularJS
10 13 (1.99%) ASP.NET
10 13 (1.99%) HTML5
10 13 (1.99%) JSON
11 10 (1.53%) Node.js
12 8 (1.22%) jQuery
12 8 (1.22%) Middleware
13 6 (0.92%) FIX Protocol
13 6 (0.92%) Ruby on Rails
14 4 (0.61%) Ajax
14 4 (0.61%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (8.56%) Mobile App
3 33 (5.05%) Fintech
4 22 (3.36%) Online Games
5 18 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (2.29%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.29%) User Experience
7 14 (2.14%) Client/Server
7 14 (2.14%) Mobile Payment
8 13 (1.99%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.53%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.07%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.76%) Data Extraction
11 5 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.76%) Social Network
12 4 (0.61%) Arduino
12 4 (0.61%) Artificial Intelligence
12 4 (0.61%) Raspberry Pi
12 4 (0.61%) Social Media
13 3 (0.46%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 108 (16.51%) Windows
2 82 (12.54%) Unix
3 74 (11.31%) Linux
4 34 (5.20%) Apple iOS
5 33 (5.05%) Android
6 27 (4.13%) Windows Server
7 17 (2.60%) Mac OS X
7 17 (2.60%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (53.98%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (29.05%) Automated Testing
3 161 (24.62%) BDD
4 155 (23.70%) Software Testing
5 153 (23.39%) Test Automation
6 150 (22.94%) Scrum
7 147 (22.48%) Manual Testing
8 132 (20.18%) Test Scripting
9 121 (18.50%) TDD
10 103 (15.75%) Automation Testing
11 100 (15.29%) Regression Testing
12 97 (14.83%) QA Automation
13 91 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
14 82 (12.54%) Functional Testing
15 70 (10.70%) Performance Testing
16 62 (9.48%) Kanban
17 60 (9.17%) Defect Tracking
18 56 (8.56%) SDLC
19 49 (7.49%) E-Commerce
20 41 (6.27%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 170 (25.99%) SQL
2 155 (23.70%) Java
3 115 (17.58%) C#
4 80 (12.23%) Python
5 78 (11.93%) Ruby
6 73 (11.16%) JavaScript
7 33 (5.05%) Groovy
8 28 (4.28%) PHP
9 27 (4.13%) Bash Shell
10 15 (2.29%) C++
11 11 (1.68%) Perl
11 11 (1.68%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.38%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.92%) Scala
14 5 (0.76%) C
14 5 (0.76%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.61%) ActionScript
15 4 (0.61%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.61%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 167 (25.54%) ISEB
2 77 (11.77%) Degree
3 75 (11.47%) ISTQB
4 11 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.31%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) PhD
7 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 654 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (2.14%) SDET
3 3 (0.46%) SEPA
4 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.60%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 33 (5.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.15%) Grafana
2 1 (0.15%) Graphite
2 1 (0.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 68 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 21 (3.21%) Oracle
3 19 (2.91%) VMware
4 8 (1.22%) Google
5 6 (0.92%) SAP
5 6 (0.92%) Sitecore
6 5 (0.76%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.61%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.46%) AppDynamics
8 3 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.46%) Sencha
8 3 (0.46%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.31%) Dynatrace
9 2 (0.31%) IBM
10 1 (0.15%) Demandware
10 1 (0.15%) HP
10 1 (0.15%) hybris
10 1 (0.15%) New Relic
10 1 (0.15%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.15%) Splunk
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benfits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Freshtechit
Salary: From £0 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: Yesterday
London
V-Source UK Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Witham, Essex
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 Per Annum 30-32K + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ealing, London, W5
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, and more!
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + good bonus (10%) + health + pensio
Posted: 3 days ago
Chiswick, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus/Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
West London
Energon Global
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 10 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000 + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago