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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 611 652 697
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 273 250 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 260 232 147
Average salary £39,750 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,350 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
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
96460 103322 95939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.34% 94.48% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80662 85110 80222
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,375
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +15 129 £45,000 +20.00% 15
South East -6 41 £40,000 +6.66% 2
East of England +19 37 £32,000 -20.00% 2
North West +18 25 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Yorkshire +12 17 £35,000 -17.64% 2
South West -19 10 £32,000 +37.63%
West Midlands -5 8 £25,500 -21.53% 1
East Midlands +4 5 £28,750 -34.28%
North East - 1 £23,500 - 3
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 462 (100.00%) QA
2 253 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (45.02%) Selenium
4 145 (31.39%) SQL
5 140 (30.30%) Java
6 129 (27.92%) ISEB
7 119 (25.76%) C#
8 118 (25.54%) Automated Testing
8 118 (25.54%) Manual Testing
9 111 (24.03%) Test Scripting
10 108 (23.38%) Software Testing
11 92 (19.91%) JIRA
12 89 (19.26%) Automation Testing
13 88 (19.05%) Finance
14 83 (17.97%) Cucumber
15 82 (17.75%) ISTQB
16 77 (16.67%) WebDriver
17 76 (16.45%) Degree
18 75 (16.23%) Scrum
18 75 (16.23%) .NET
19 62 (13.42%) BDD
20 61 (13.20%) Windows
21 56 (12.12%) Test Automation
22 52 (11.26%) SQL Server
23 51 (11.04%) Regression Testing
23 51 (11.04%) Computer Science
23 51 (11.04%) Performance Testing
24 48 (10.39%) HP UFT
24 48 (10.39%) JavaScript
25 47 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (1.08%) CMS
2 3 (0.65%) Drupal
2 3 (0.65%) Confluence
3 2 (0.43%) IIS
4 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.22%) Node.js
4 1 (0.22%) Joomla!
Applications
1 19 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.87%) MS Office
3 3 (0.65%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.52%) MultiFonds
2 3 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.11%) SaaS
2 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.65%) Trello
3 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.95%) Internet
2 3 (0.65%) HTTP
3 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.22%) DVB
3 1 (0.22%) Wireless
3 1 (0.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.98%) Relational Database
3 13 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.87%) MySQL
6 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.87%) Big Data
6 4 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.65%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.65%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (0.65%) OLTP
7 3 (0.65%) DB2
7 3 (0.65%) OLAP
8 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.22%) SSDT
9 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 208 (45.02%) Selenium
2 92 (19.91%) JIRA
3 83 (17.97%) Cucumber
4 77 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 48 (10.39%) HP UFT
6 34 (7.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (6.06%) SpecFlow
8 25 (5.41%) FitNesse
9 19 (4.11%) Visual Studio
9 19 (4.11%) Subversion
9 19 (4.11%) SoapUI
10 17 (3.68%) JUnit
11 15 (3.25%) Git (software)
12 14 (3.03%) NUnit
12 14 (3.03%) JMeter
13 13 (2.81%) Bugzilla
13 13 (2.81%) WATIR
13 13 (2.81%) Calabash
14 12 (2.60%) MSTest
14 12 (2.60%) TeamCity
General
1 88 (19.05%) Finance
2 42 (9.09%) Games
3 22 (4.76%) Banking
4 19 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.25%) Retail
6 10 (2.16%) Marketing
7 7 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.52%) Law
7 7 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.30%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.08%) Advertising
9 5 (1.08%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.87%) Front Office
11 3 (0.65%) Electronics
11 3 (0.65%) Legal
12 2 (0.43%) Publishing
12 2 (0.43%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (16.23%) .NET
2 30 (6.49%) HTML
3 29 (6.28%) XML
4 22 (4.76%) Web Services
5 19 (4.11%) SOAP
6 15 (3.25%) CSS
7 13 (2.81%) REST
8 10 (2.16%) Gherkin
8 10 (2.16%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.73%) J2EE
9 8 (1.73%) jQuery
10 7 (1.52%) JSON
11 6 (1.30%) J2SE
12 5 (1.08%) RESTful
13 4 (0.87%) Regular Expression
13 4 (0.87%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 3 (0.65%) .NET Framework
15 2 (0.43%) DOM
15 2 (0.43%) HTML5
15 2 (0.43%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.04%) Computer Science
2 42 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (8.01%) Mobile App
4 15 (3.25%) Online Games
5 14 (3.03%) Replication
6 13 (2.81%) User Experience
7 8 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.30%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.30%) Equities
8 6 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.08%) iPad
10 4 (0.87%) Social Network
11 3 (0.65%) Derivative
11 3 (0.65%) Online Gambling
11 3 (0.65%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.65%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.43%) iDTV
12 2 (0.43%) Handset
12 2 (0.43%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 61 (13.20%) Windows
2 42 (9.09%) Android
3 39 (8.44%) Apple iOS
4 27 (5.84%) UNIX
5 24 (5.19%) Linux
6 10 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.16%) Windows 7
6 10 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.73%) Windows 8
7 8 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.73%) Windows Vista
7 8 (1.73%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (54.76%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (25.54%) Automated Testing
2 118 (25.54%) Manual Testing
3 111 (24.03%) Test Scripting
4 108 (23.38%) Software Testing
5 89 (19.26%) Automation Testing
6 75 (16.23%) Scrum
7 62 (13.42%) BDD
8 56 (12.12%) Test Automation
9 51 (11.04%) Performance Testing
9 51 (11.04%) Regression Testing
10 47 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 40 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (8.23%) SDLC
13 32 (6.93%) User Stories
13 32 (6.93%) TDD
13 32 (6.93%) E-Commerce
14 25 (5.41%) Web Testing
15 24 (5.19%) Integration Testing
15 24 (5.19%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 145 (31.39%) SQL
2 140 (30.30%) Java
3 119 (25.76%) C#
4 48 (10.39%) JavaScript
5 33 (7.14%) Ruby
6 27 (5.84%) Python
7 22 (4.76%) C++
8 19 (4.11%) PHP
9 12 (2.60%) C
10 9 (1.95%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.08%) VB
11 5 (1.08%) ActionScript
12 3 (0.65%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.65%) VBScript
13 2 (0.43%) ABAP
13 2 (0.43%) Groovy
13 2 (0.43%) VC++
14 1 (0.22%) F#
14 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 129 (27.92%) ISEB
2 82 (17.75%) ISTQB
3 76 (16.45%) Degree
4 25 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (1.95%) HND
6 8 (1.73%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.73%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.43%) MBA
9 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 462 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 33 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.87%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (9.74%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.36%) Oracle
3 21 (4.55%) HP
4 9 (1.95%) SAP
4 9 (1.95%) Telerik
5 7 (1.52%) VMware
6 3 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.43%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.43%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.22%) Marketo
8 1 (0.22%) IBM
8 1 (0.22%) Intel
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Searchability
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 45k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Teeside
Square One Resources
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
RMI International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: £dependant on experience + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago