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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 672 621 635
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 180 233 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.26% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 165 204 238
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-3.17% -7.35%
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
93674 90433 98244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.80% 94.55% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 78627 73802 84913
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -41 83 £40,000 -5.88% 18
South East -13 45 £30,500 -8.95% 1
North West -5 25 £30,000 -25.00% 2
West Midlands -16 7 £22,500 -10.00%
East of England -11 6 £26,000 -35.00% 2
North East - 6 £30,000 -
East Midlands +12 2 £28,250 +8.65%
Yorkshire -21 2 £35,000 +45.83% 2
South West -25 2 £26,750 -10.83% 1
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 404 (100.00%) QA
2 221 (54.70%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (38.61%) Selenium
4 118 (29.21%) SQL
5 116 (28.71%) Test Scripting
6 103 (25.50%) ISEB
7 99 (24.50%) Degree
8 98 (24.26%) Automated Testing
9 95 (23.51%) Manual Testing
10 92 (22.77%) Test Automation
11 91 (22.52%) Software Testing
12 89 (22.03%) Finance
13 83 (20.54%) Java
14 80 (19.80%) Windows
15 79 (19.55%) JIRA
16 68 (16.83%) C#
17 67 (16.58%) Scrum
18 66 (16.34%) WebDriver
18 66 (16.34%) Automation Testing
19 65 (16.09%) Cucumber
20 64 (15.84%) QuickTest Pro
21 63 (15.59%) ISTQB
22 51 (12.62%) Microsoft
23 46 (11.39%) SQL Server
24 44 (10.89%) User Acceptance Testing
24 44 (10.89%) BDD
25 42 (10.40%) Computer Science
25 42 (10.40%) JavaScript
26 41 (10.15%) XML
26 41 (10.15%) Regression Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (4.95%) CMS
2 16 (3.96%) Drupal
3 14 (3.47%) IIS
4 9 (2.23%) Apache
5 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.50%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.50%) JBoss
7 1 (0.25%) Node.js
7 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.25%) Mule
7 1 (0.25%) Confluence
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.25%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 13 (3.22%) Spreadsheet
2 8 (1.98%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Google Analytics
1 2 (0.50%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.98%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.74%) Internet
3 2 (0.50%) VoIP
3 2 (0.50%) HTTP
4 1 (0.25%) ATM
4 1 (0.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.47%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.23%) MySQL
4 8 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.74%) Big Data
6 3 (0.74%) OLAP
6 3 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.50%) DB2
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.50%) Hazelcast
7 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.50%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.25%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.25%) Redis
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.25%) OLTP
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 156 (38.61%) Selenium
2 79 (19.55%) JIRA
3 66 (16.34%) WebDriver
4 65 (16.09%) Cucumber
5 64 (15.84%) QuickTest Pro
6 24 (5.94%) FitNesse
7 23 (5.69%) JUnit
7 23 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (4.46%) SpecFlow
9 17 (4.21%) Git (software)
10 16 (3.96%) Bugzilla
10 16 (3.96%) InstallShield
11 13 (3.22%) Visual Studio
12 12 (2.97%) LoadRunner
12 12 (2.97%) WatiN
13 11 (2.72%) MSTest
14 10 (2.48%) Subversion
14 10 (2.48%) JMeter
14 10 (2.48%) JBehave
14 10 (2.48%) SoapUI
General
1 89 (22.03%) Finance
2 28 (6.93%) Games
3 15 (3.71%) Marketing
4 14 (3.47%) Financial Institution
5 13 (3.22%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.22%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.22%) Banking
6 8 (1.98%) Retail
7 7 (1.73%) Back Office
8 5 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.24%) Billing
9 3 (0.74%) Advertising
9 3 (0.74%) Automotive
10 2 (0.50%) Law
10 2 (0.50%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.15%) XML
2 40 (9.90%) HTML
2 40 (9.90%) .NET
3 34 (8.42%) Web Services
4 29 (7.18%) CSS
5 27 (6.68%) SOAP
6 15 (3.71%) FIX Protocol
6 15 (3.71%) jQuery
7 13 (3.22%) REST
8 8 (1.98%) ASP.NET
8 8 (1.98%) Gherkin
9 7 (1.73%) Spring
10 5 (1.24%) LAMP
11 4 (0.99%) Middleware
11 4 (0.99%) RESTful
12 3 (0.74%) Java EE
13 2 (0.50%) MDX
13 2 (0.50%) WinForms
13 2 (0.50%) ActiveMQ
13 2 (0.50%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.40%) Computer Science
2 41 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (7.43%) Mobile App
4 21 (5.20%) iPhone
5 19 (4.70%) Open Source
6 12 (2.97%) Client/Server
6 12 (2.97%) SWIFT
7 9 (2.23%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.98%) Derivative
8 8 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.73%) User Experience
9 7 (1.73%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.73%) Credit Risk
9 7 (1.73%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.49%) iPad
11 5 (1.24%) Equities
12 4 (0.99%) Animation
12 4 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.99%) Social Gaming
13 3 (0.74%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 80 (19.80%) Windows
2 35 (8.66%) Linux
3 29 (7.18%) UNIX
4 23 (5.69%) Android
5 20 (4.95%) Apple iOS
6 16 (3.96%) Solaris
7 12 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.98%) Windows Vista
8 8 (1.98%) Windows XP
8 8 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.98%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.98%) Windows 8
8 8 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (54.70%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (28.71%) Test Scripting
3 98 (24.26%) Automated Testing
4 95 (23.51%) Manual Testing
5 92 (22.77%) Test Automation
6 91 (22.52%) Software Testing
7 67 (16.58%) Scrum
8 66 (16.34%) Automation Testing
9 44 (10.89%) User Acceptance Testing
9 44 (10.89%) BDD
10 41 (10.15%) Regression Testing
11 40 (9.90%) Performance Testing
12 35 (8.66%) Test Strategy
13 34 (8.42%) TDD
14 28 (6.93%) Time Management
15 27 (6.68%) E-Commerce
16 25 (6.19%) Software Engineering
16 25 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (5.45%) Waterfall
18 21 (5.20%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 118 (29.21%) SQL
2 83 (20.54%) Java
3 68 (16.83%) C#
4 42 (10.40%) JavaScript
5 37 (9.16%) Python
6 32 (7.92%) Ruby
7 20 (4.95%) Perl
8 19 (4.70%) PHP
9 18 (4.46%) C++
10 7 (1.73%) VBA
10 7 (1.73%) VBScript
10 7 (1.73%) C
10 7 (1.73%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.24%) Scala
11 5 (1.24%) ActionScript
11 5 (1.24%) Lua
12 4 (0.99%) VB
13 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.50%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 103 (25.50%) ISEB
2 99 (24.50%) Degree
3 63 (15.59%) ISTQB
4 24 (5.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.49%) HND
6 4 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 404 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (7.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (12.62%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.95%) HP
3 14 (3.47%) Oracle
4 10 (2.48%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.49%) Telerik
7 4 (0.99%) Cerillion
8 3 (0.74%) Adobe
8 3 (0.74%) ION Trading
9 2 (0.50%) Google
9 2 (0.50%) IBM
9 2 (0.50%) Sony
9 2 (0.50%) Terracotta
10 1 (0.25%) New Relic
10 1 (0.25%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.25%) SAP
10 1 (0.25%) Intel
10 1 (0.25%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.25%) VMware
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