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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 550 551 646
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +95
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 355 410 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.41% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.42% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 309 390 282
Median salary £35,000 £37,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.04% -0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
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
86678 97318 103001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.30% 96.27% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 73134 81865 84100
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +54 151 £45,000 - 22
South East +30 70 £35,000 - 8
North West +7 49 £32,500 -4.41% 5
West Midlands +2 35 £21,000 -32.25% 3
East of England +5 29 £31,250 -11.97% 7
Yorkshire -12 9 £31,000 -11.42% 1
East Midlands +18 6 £45,750 +52.50% 2
South West -17 5 £25,000 -20.63% 1
North East 0 1 £23,000 -29.23% 1
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 725 (100.00%) QA
2 362 (49.93%) Agile Software Development
3 354 (48.83%) Selenium
4 203 (28.00%) ISEB
5 196 (27.03%) SQL
6 194 (26.76%) Automated Testing
7 183 (25.24%) Software Testing
8 164 (22.62%) Manual Testing
9 162 (22.34%) Test Automation
10 149 (20.55%) Automation Testing
11 143 (19.72%) JIRA
11 143 (19.72%) C#
12 142 (19.59%) Scrum
13 138 (19.03%) Regression Testing
13 138 (19.03%) Test Scripting
14 137 (18.90%) Java
15 136 (18.76%) Finance
16 126 (17.38%) BDD
17 120 (16.55%) Windows
18 119 (16.41%) ISTQB
19 118 (16.28%) Cucumber
20 117 (16.14%) Degree
21 100 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
22 99 (13.66%) TDD
23 93 (12.83%) Functional Testing
24 91 (12.55%) Microsoft
25 85 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
26 84 (11.59%) WebDriver
27 79 (10.90%) SoapUI
28 78 (10.76%) Continuous Integration

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 14 (1.93%) Confluence
2 5 (0.69%) IIS
3 3 (0.41%) Apache
3 3 (0.41%) CMS
3 3 (0.41%) JBoss
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.28%) SAS
5 1 (0.14%) Drupal
5 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 66 (9.10%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.38%) MS Office
3 6 (0.83%) Maya
Business Applications
1 14 (1.93%) Sonata
2 13 (1.79%) MultiFonds
3 5 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.28%) Global One
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.34%) SaaS
3 10 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.10%) GitHub
5 3 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.14%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.34%) HTTP
2 10 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.10%) VoIP
4 5 (0.69%) Internet
5 4 (0.55%) IMAP
5 4 (0.55%) NAS
5 4 (0.55%) SAN
5 4 (0.55%) SMTP
5 4 (0.55%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.28%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.14%) DNS
7 1 (0.14%) SSH
7 1 (0.14%) SSL
7 1 (0.14%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (7.86%) MySQL
2 51 (7.03%) SQL Server
3 39 (5.38%) Relational Database
4 14 (1.93%) NoSQL
5 11 (1.52%) Big Data
6 7 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.83%) HBase
7 6 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.55%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 354 (48.83%) Selenium
2 143 (19.72%) JIRA
3 118 (16.28%) Cucumber
4 100 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 84 (11.59%) WebDriver
6 79 (10.90%) SoapUI
7 65 (8.97%) JMeter
8 54 (7.45%) SpecFlow
9 51 (7.03%) Jenkins
10 47 (6.48%) JUnit
11 45 (6.21%) HP UFT
12 44 (6.07%) Git (software)
13 32 (4.41%) TestDirector
14 31 (4.28%) FitNesse
15 17 (2.34%) Appium
15 17 (2.34%) Visual Studio
16 16 (2.21%) TeamCity
17 14 (1.93%) Hudson
18 13 (1.79%) MSTest
19 12 (1.66%) Calabash
General
1 136 (18.76%) Finance
2 54 (7.45%) Games
3 38 (5.24%) Back Office
4 16 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.66%) Banking
6 11 (1.52%) Marketing
6 11 (1.52%) Retail
7 5 (0.69%) Electronics
7 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.55%) Advertising
8 4 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.41%) Publishing
10 2 (0.28%) Automotive
10 2 (0.28%) Front Office
10 2 (0.28%) Legal
11 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.14%) Law
11 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (10.76%) XML
2 75 (10.34%) .NET
3 49 (6.76%) HTML
4 46 (6.34%) Web Services
5 26 (3.59%) SOAP
6 25 (3.45%) CSS
7 21 (2.90%) Gherkin
8 20 (2.76%) RESTful
9 19 (2.62%) REST
10 13 (1.79%) AngularJS
10 13 (1.79%) Node.js
11 11 (1.52%) ASP.NET
11 11 (1.52%) jQuery
12 9 (1.24%) JSON
13 6 (0.83%) .NET Framework
13 6 (0.83%) FIX Protocol
14 5 (0.69%) Middleware
14 5 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
15 4 (0.55%) HTML5
15 4 (0.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 85 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (7.31%) Mobile App
3 36 (4.97%) Computer Science
4 29 (4.00%) Online Games
5 21 (2.90%) Fintech
6 17 (2.34%) User Experience
7 15 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.66%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.10%) Fixed Income
10 6 (0.83%) Artificial Intelligence
10 6 (0.83%) Augmented Reality
10 6 (0.83%) Spread Betting
11 5 (0.69%) Data Extraction
11 5 (0.69%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.69%) PMI
11 5 (0.69%) Social Network
12 4 (0.55%) Derivative
12 4 (0.55%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 120 (16.55%) Windows
2 67 (9.24%) Linux
3 53 (7.31%) Unix
4 41 (5.66%) Windows Server
5 33 (4.55%) Android
6 31 (4.28%) Apple iOS
7 17 (2.34%) Mac OS X
7 17 (2.34%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (49.93%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (26.76%) Automated Testing
3 183 (25.24%) Software Testing
4 164 (22.62%) Manual Testing
5 162 (22.34%) Test Automation
6 149 (20.55%) Automation Testing
7 142 (19.59%) Scrum
8 138 (19.03%) Regression Testing
8 138 (19.03%) Test Scripting
9 126 (17.38%) BDD
10 99 (13.66%) TDD
11 93 (12.83%) Functional Testing
12 78 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
13 69 (9.52%) QA Automation
14 63 (8.69%) Performance Testing
15 59 (8.14%) Defect Tracking
16 57 (7.86%) SDLC
17 53 (7.31%) Test Strategy
17 53 (7.31%) User Acceptance Testing
18 49 (6.76%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 196 (27.03%) SQL
2 143 (19.72%) C#
3 137 (18.90%) Java
4 64 (8.83%) JavaScript
5 61 (8.41%) Python
6 55 (7.59%) Ruby
7 29 (4.00%) PHP
8 23 (3.17%) Groovy
9 20 (2.76%) Bash Shell
10 18 (2.48%) Perl
11 17 (2.34%) C++
12 9 (1.24%) C
13 8 (1.10%) Scala
14 5 (0.69%) Apple Swift
14 5 (0.69%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.55%) ActionScript
15 4 (0.55%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.55%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.41%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 203 (28.00%) ISEB
2 119 (16.41%) ISTQB
3 117 (16.14%) Degree
4 14 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (0.69%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.14%) PhD
9 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 725 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (0.83%) SDET
3 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (2.62%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.55%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 31 (4.28%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.55%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 91 (12.55%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.14%) Oracle
3 22 (3.03%) VMware
4 18 (2.48%) Google
5 6 (0.83%) SAP
6 4 (0.55%) Atlassian
6 4 (0.55%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.41%) HP
7 3 (0.41%) IBM
7 3 (0.41%) Sencha
7 3 (0.41%) Splunk
7 3 (0.41%) Telerik
8 2 (0.28%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.28%) Apple
8 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.14%) Demandware
9 1 (0.14%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.14%) hybris
9 1 (0.14%) New Relic
9 1 (0.14%) StreamBase
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Stratospherec
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum excellent Benefits & Bonus package
Posted: 6 hours ago
East London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £0 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + pension, healthcare etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Suffolk
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Multiple benefits including health
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 28k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Experian
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension + 10% bonus + 25 days hol
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits 10% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum + good bonus (10%) + health + pensio
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Bonobo
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum and good bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Preston
Salary: From £25,700 to £44,600 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago