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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 646 701 600
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -101
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 236 161 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 209 148 273
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 £24,350 £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
100718 95501 103305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.44% 94.50% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 83018 80165 88637
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 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 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 21 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 +24 116 £42,500 -2.85% 5
South East +5 53 £35,000 +15.70% 3
North West +7 20 £32,500 -18.75% 10
East of England -18 18 £37,500 - 2
West Midlands -14 11 £22,500 -40.00%
South West -19 9 £23,000 -38.66%
East Midlands -2 6 £37,500 -
Yorkshire -26 3 £30,000 +57.89% 3
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 490 (100.00%) QA
2 293 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (41.22%) Selenium
4 162 (33.06%) Degree
5 156 (31.84%) Finance
6 145 (29.59%) Manual Testing
7 141 (28.78%) Java
8 138 (28.16%) Automated Testing
9 137 (27.96%) Software Testing
10 134 (27.35%) SQL
11 124 (25.31%) ISEB
12 113 (23.06%) Test Automation
13 109 (22.24%) C#
14 101 (20.61%) Test Scripting
15 88 (17.96%) Regression Testing
15 88 (17.96%) WebDriver
16 85 (17.35%) JIRA
17 80 (16.33%) Scrum
18 77 (15.71%) Computer Science
19 74 (15.10%) .NET
20 73 (14.90%) ISTQB
21 70 (14.29%) Cucumber
22 66 (13.47%) QuickTest Pro
23 63 (12.86%) User Acceptance Testing
23 63 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
24 62 (12.65%) Python
25 61 (12.45%) SQL Server
25 61 (12.45%) Automation Testing
26 58 (11.84%) Microsoft
27 57 (11.63%) BDD

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 (4.08%) CMS
2 15 (3.06%) Drupal
3 14 (2.86%) Apache
4 9 (1.84%) Confluence
4 9 (1.84%) ColdFusion
4 9 (1.84%) IIS
5 4 (0.82%) Node.js
6 3 (0.61%) JBoss
6 3 (0.61%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.20%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.45%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.02%) MS Office
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.20%) Magento
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.43%) SaaS
2 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.20%) GitHub
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.06%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.63%) Internet
3 4 (0.82%) HTTP
4 3 (0.61%) Intranet
5 2 (0.41%) LAN
6 1 (0.20%) IPsec
6 1 (0.20%) Firewall
6 1 (0.20%) VPN
6 1 (0.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (12.45%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.49%) MySQL
3 8 (1.63%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.63%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.82%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.82%) Redis
5 4 (0.82%) Neo4j
5 4 (0.82%) Hazelcast
5 4 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.61%) Big Data
7 2 (0.41%) DB2
7 2 (0.41%) OLAP
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 202 (41.22%) Selenium
2 88 (17.96%) WebDriver
3 85 (17.35%) JIRA
4 70 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 66 (13.47%) QuickTest Pro
6 31 (6.33%) JUnit
7 26 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (5.10%) JMeter
9 21 (4.29%) FitNesse
9 21 (4.29%) NUnit
10 19 (3.88%) Git (software)
10 19 (3.88%) Visual Studio
11 16 (3.27%) Jasmine
12 14 (2.86%) Bugzilla
12 14 (2.86%) SpecFlow
12 14 (2.86%) SoapUI
12 14 (2.86%) Selenium IDE
13 12 (2.45%) WinRunner
14 10 (2.04%) jMock
14 10 (2.04%) SilkTest
General
1 156 (31.84%) Finance
2 24 (4.90%) Games
3 16 (3.27%) Marketing
4 15 (3.06%) Retail
4 15 (3.06%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.43%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.43%) Banking
7 5 (1.02%) Billing
8 4 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.82%) Advertising
9 3 (0.61%) Automotive
9 3 (0.61%) Law
9 3 (0.61%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.41%) Front Office
10 2 (0.41%) Back Office
10 2 (0.41%) Legal
10 2 (0.41%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (15.10%) .NET
2 38 (7.76%) HTML
3 32 (6.53%) XML
4 31 (6.33%) CSS
5 24 (4.90%) Web Services
6 22 (4.49%) SOAP
7 13 (2.65%) J2EE
8 12 (2.45%) CSS3
9 11 (2.24%) Gherkin
10 10 (2.04%) HTML5
11 9 (1.84%) REST
12 8 (1.63%) Spring
12 8 (1.63%) RESTful
13 7 (1.43%) ASP.NET
14 5 (1.02%) .NET Framework
15 4 (0.82%) J2SE
15 4 (0.82%) ActiveMQ
15 4 (0.82%) LAMP
15 4 (0.82%) Java EE
15 4 (0.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 77 (15.71%) Computer Science
2 63 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.33%) Mobile App
4 26 (5.31%) Mathematics
4 26 (5.31%) Open Source
5 20 (4.08%) iPhone
6 19 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (3.27%) Client/Server
7 16 (3.27%) Equities
8 14 (2.86%) Derivative
9 11 (2.24%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.84%) User Experience
11 8 (1.63%) SWIFT
12 6 (1.22%) Fixed Income
12 6 (1.22%) Spread Betting
13 5 (1.02%) Animation
14 4 (0.82%) iPad
15 3 (0.61%) Social Gaming
15 3 (0.61%) Cryptography
16 2 (0.41%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 56 (11.43%) Windows
2 44 (8.98%) Linux
3 29 (5.92%) UNIX
4 25 (5.10%) Apple iOS
5 20 (4.08%) Android
6 7 (1.43%) Solaris
7 5 (1.02%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.41%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.41%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (29.59%) Manual Testing
3 138 (28.16%) Automated Testing
4 137 (27.96%) Software Testing
5 113 (23.06%) Test Automation
6 101 (20.61%) Test Scripting
7 88 (17.96%) Regression Testing
8 80 (16.33%) Scrum
9 63 (12.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 61 (12.45%) Automation Testing
11 57 (11.63%) BDD
12 48 (9.80%) E-Commerce
13 47 (9.59%) TDD
14 42 (8.57%) Performance Testing
15 38 (7.76%) Software Engineering
15 38 (7.76%) System Testing
16 37 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
17 35 (7.14%) Integration Testing
18 30 (6.12%) Test Strategy
19 25 (5.10%) OO
Programming Languages
1 141 (28.78%) Java
2 134 (27.35%) SQL
3 109 (22.24%) C#
4 62 (12.65%) Python
5 56 (11.43%) JavaScript
6 46 (9.39%) Ruby
7 42 (8.57%) C++
8 41 (8.37%) PHP
9 19 (3.88%) Perl
10 15 (3.06%) VBScript
11 11 (2.24%) Lua
12 10 (2.04%) C
13 9 (1.84%) Scala
14 8 (1.63%) VB
14 8 (1.63%) F#
15 6 (1.22%) ActionScript
16 5 (1.02%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.02%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.61%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.61%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 162 (33.06%) Degree
2 124 (25.31%) ISEB
3 73 (14.90%) ISTQB
4 30 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (0.82%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 490 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (7.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.20%) Puppet
2 1 (0.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 58 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.08%) HP
3 14 (2.86%) Oracle
4 7 (1.43%) JD Edwards
5 4 (0.82%) Terracotta
6 3 (0.61%) IBM
7 2 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.41%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.41%) Adobe
7 2 (0.41%) Cerillion
8 1 (0.20%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.20%) New Relic
8 1 (0.20%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.20%) VMware
8 1 (0.20%) Remedy
8 1 (0.20%) Sun
8 1 (0.20%) Apple
8 1 (0.20%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.20%) Sybase
8 1 (0.20%) SAP
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