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 28 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
UK / England
Rank 562 626 651
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 284 312 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.34% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 251 306 257
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £30,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,750 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +14.75%

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
76158 91202 95401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.31% 96.47% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 63631 77193 79218
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +38 131 £50,000 +11.11% 24
South East +43 51 £37,500 - 13
North West -21 26 £30,000 -20.00% 4
West Midlands +43 20 £32,000 -14.66% 8
East of England +13 20 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands +9 14 £30,000 -23.07% 1
Yorkshire +11 13 £32,500 -10.34% 3
South West +25 6 £33,000 - 3
North East +6 4 £33,500 +11.66% 2
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 618 (100.00%) QA
2 393 (63.59%) Agile Software Development
3 368 (59.55%) Selenium
4 201 (32.52%) Java
5 186 (30.10%) Cucumber
6 175 (28.32%) BDD
7 174 (28.16%) Test Automation
8 157 (25.40%) Automated Testing
9 144 (23.30%) WebDriver
10 139 (22.49%) Scrum
10 139 (22.49%) SQL
11 134 (21.68%) Finance
12 130 (21.04%) Test Scripting
13 121 (19.58%) Manual Testing
14 118 (19.09%) TDD
14 118 (19.09%) Software Testing
15 116 (18.77%) ISEB
16 114 (18.45%) Automation Testing
17 112 (18.12%) QA Automation
18 102 (16.50%) JIRA
19 100 (16.18%) Regression Testing
19 100 (16.18%) C#
20 97 (15.70%) Ruby
21 96 (15.53%) Python
22 93 (15.05%) Windows
23 85 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
24 80 (12.94%) JavaScript
25 79 (12.78%) Unix
26 75 (12.14%) Functional Testing
27 71 (11.49%) Web Services

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 13 (2.10%) Confluence
2 10 (1.62%) CMS
3 6 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (0.97%) Umbraco
4 5 (0.81%) Apache
5 4 (0.65%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.65%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.49%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.49%) IIS
7 2 (0.32%) JBoss
8 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 40 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) NUKE
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.62%) Sonata
2 4 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.49%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.16%) Global One
4 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.16%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (6.47%) SaaS
2 19 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.62%) GitHub
4 8 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.91%) HTTP
2 13 (2.10%) Internet
3 3 (0.49%) VoIP
4 2 (0.32%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.16%) Intranet
5 1 (0.16%) Multicast
5 1 (0.16%) RTSP
5 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.66%) Relational Database
2 33 (5.34%) MySQL
3 31 (5.02%) Big Data
4 29 (4.69%) NoSQL
5 26 (4.21%) Apache Cassandra
5 26 (4.21%) HBase
5 26 (4.21%) SQL Server
6 8 (1.29%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.49%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.49%) Power BI
8 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.16%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 368 (59.55%) Selenium
2 186 (30.10%) Cucumber
3 144 (23.30%) WebDriver
4 102 (16.50%) JIRA
5 69 (11.17%) JMeter
6 65 (10.52%) SoapUI
7 63 (10.19%) JUnit
8 52 (8.41%) Jenkins
9 47 (7.61%) SpecFlow
10 44 (7.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 43 (6.96%) HP UFT
12 39 (6.31%) Git (software)
13 34 (5.50%) Calabash
14 31 (5.02%) Appium
15 29 (4.69%) FitNesse
16 26 (4.21%) Hamcrest
16 26 (4.21%) jMock
17 23 (3.72%) Capybara
18 18 (2.91%) Maven
19 16 (2.59%) Hudson
General
1 134 (21.68%) Finance
2 33 (5.34%) Games
3 23 (3.72%) Retail
4 19 (3.07%) Banking
5 16 (2.59%) Financial Institution
6 15 (2.43%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.78%) Marketing
8 7 (1.13%) Legal
9 6 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.65%) Advertising
10 4 (0.65%) Law
10 4 (0.65%) Publishing
10 4 (0.65%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.49%) Automotive
12 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.16%) Electronics
13 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.16%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (11.49%) Web Services
2 48 (7.77%) HTML
2 48 (7.77%) XML
3 42 (6.80%) REST
4 33 (5.34%) RESTful
4 33 (5.34%) SOAP
5 32 (5.18%) Gherkin
6 29 (4.69%) .NET
7 21 (3.40%) CSS
8 18 (2.91%) Ruby on Rails
9 15 (2.43%) HTML5
10 10 (1.62%) AngularJS
11 9 (1.46%) jQuery
12 8 (1.29%) JSON
13 6 (0.97%) ASP.NET
13 6 (0.97%) CSS3
14 5 (0.81%) Middleware
14 5 (0.81%) Play Framework
15 4 (0.65%) Ajax
15 4 (0.65%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.41%) Mobile App
2 50 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (7.77%) Fintech
4 25 (4.05%) Mobile Payment
5 16 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.59%) User Experience
6 14 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.10%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.46%) Online Games
9 8 (1.29%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.13%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.81%) Equities
12 4 (0.65%) Arduino
12 4 (0.65%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.65%) iPad
12 4 (0.65%) Raspberry Pi
13 3 (0.49%) Replication
14 2 (0.32%) PMI
14 2 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 93 (15.05%) Windows
2 79 (12.78%) Unix
3 66 (10.68%) Linux
4 35 (5.66%) Android
5 34 (5.50%) Apple iOS
6 13 (2.10%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.29%) Mac OS X
7 8 (1.29%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (63.59%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (28.32%) BDD
3 174 (28.16%) Test Automation
4 157 (25.40%) Automated Testing
5 139 (22.49%) Scrum
6 130 (21.04%) Test Scripting
7 121 (19.58%) Manual Testing
8 118 (19.09%) Software Testing
8 118 (19.09%) TDD
9 114 (18.45%) Automation Testing
10 112 (18.12%) QA Automation
11 100 (16.18%) Regression Testing
12 85 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
13 75 (12.14%) Functional Testing
14 68 (11.00%) E-Commerce
15 67 (10.84%) Kanban
16 55 (8.90%) Performance Testing
17 54 (8.74%) SDLC
18 51 (8.25%) Defect Tracking
19 49 (7.93%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 201 (32.52%) Java
2 139 (22.49%) SQL
3 100 (16.18%) C#
4 97 (15.70%) Ruby
5 96 (15.53%) Python
6 80 (12.94%) JavaScript
7 33 (5.34%) Groovy
8 16 (2.59%) PHP
9 14 (2.27%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.46%) C++
10 9 (1.46%) Scala
11 8 (1.29%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.29%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.97%) Perl
13 4 (0.65%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.65%) C
13 4 (0.65%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.49%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.32%) VB
16 1 (0.16%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 116 (18.77%) ISEB
2 62 (10.03%) Degree
3 50 (8.09%) ISTQB
4 12 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.65%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.65%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.32%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 618 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (3.24%) SDET
3 6 (0.97%) PMO
4 3 (0.49%) SEPA
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (1.29%) Active Directory
1 8 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (3.24%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.32%) Puppet
3 1 (0.16%) Grafana
3 1 (0.16%) Graphite
3 1 (0.16%) Nagios
3 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 51 (8.25%) Microsoft
2 24 (3.88%) Oracle
3 10 (1.62%) TOWER Software
4 8 (1.29%) VMware
5 6 (0.97%) Sitecore
6 3 (0.49%) AppDynamics
6 3 (0.49%) HP
6 3 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.32%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.32%) Google
7 2 (0.32%) SAP
7 2 (0.32%) Sencha
7 2 (0.32%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.32%) Splunk
7 2 (0.32%) Tableau
8 1 (0.16%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.16%) Facebook
8 1 (0.16%) IBM
8 1 (0.16%) New Relic
8 1 (0.16%) Sybase
Bristol Area
Venn Group
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Martin & Conley
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Staffordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Great benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Freshtechit
Salary: From £0 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000 + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35,000 + Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Flex Bens, Bonus, Health, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Reco Ltd
Salary: £40,000 - £65-000 + great benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum + Perks
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Reco Ltd
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000 + great benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus ,shares,Pension,health
Posted: 5 days ago