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 24 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 546 686 617
Rank change year-on-year
+140 -69
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 376 276 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.27% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.28% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 324 263 346
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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
88814 99844 109574
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.39% 96.54% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 75725 83289 90452
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +27 126 £47,500 +11.76% 19
South East +100 106 £40,000 - 4
East of England +50 43 £37,500 +8.69% 5
West Midlands +12 34 £32,500 +14.03%
North West +32 30 £33,000 -14.83% 6
Yorkshire +28 19 £33,500 +11.66% 1
South West +11 10 £32,500 +18.18% 1
East Midlands +20 6 £33,500 +21.81% 1
North East -1 2 £30,000 +20.00% 1
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 714 (100.00%) QA
2 402 (56.30%) Agile Software Development
3 336 (47.06%) Selenium
4 212 (29.69%) SQL
5 192 (26.89%) Automated Testing
6 183 (25.63%) Test Automation
7 180 (25.21%) Automation Testing
8 179 (25.07%) Manual Testing
8 179 (25.07%) ISEB
9 168 (23.53%) Java
10 165 (23.11%) Software Testing
11 150 (21.01%) Test Scripting
12 148 (20.73%) C#
13 146 (20.45%) Degree
14 141 (19.75%) Regression Testing
15 138 (19.33%) Microsoft
16 137 (19.19%) Windows
17 135 (18.91%) Finance
17 135 (18.91%) BDD
18 133 (18.63%) Scrum
19 126 (17.65%) ISTQB
20 124 (17.37%) TDD
21 122 (17.09%) JIRA
22 115 (16.11%) Functional Testing
23 113 (15.83%) Cucumber
24 106 (14.85%) Team Foundation Server
25 98 (13.73%) WebDriver
26 94 (13.17%) .NET
27 92 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
28 84 (11.76%) MS Excel

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 22 (3.08%) IIS
2 21 (2.94%) Confluence
3 10 (1.40%) Drupal
4 7 (0.98%) CMS
5 5 (0.70%) ColdFusion
5 5 (0.70%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.28%) JBoss
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.28%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.14%) Apache
7 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 84 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.68%) MS Office
3 11 (1.54%) Maya
Business Applications
1 11 (1.54%) MultiFonds
1 11 (1.54%) Sonata
2 2 (0.28%) BASE24
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.28%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.54%) SaaS
3 7 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.28%) Office 365
4 2 (0.28%) Sage Pay
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.68%) VoIP
2 10 (1.40%) IMAP
2 10 (1.40%) NAS
2 10 (1.40%) SAN
2 10 (1.40%) SMTP
2 10 (1.40%) Wireshark
3 7 (0.98%) HTTP
4 5 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.28%) ATM
5 2 (0.28%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.30%) Relational Database
3 43 (6.02%) MySQL
4 9 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.84%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.28%) DB2
7 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.28%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.14%) Big Data
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 336 (47.06%) Selenium
2 122 (17.09%) JIRA
3 113 (15.83%) Cucumber
4 106 (14.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 98 (13.73%) WebDriver
6 83 (11.62%) SoapUI
7 57 (7.98%) JMeter
8 50 (7.00%) Git (software)
9 49 (6.86%) SpecFlow
10 46 (6.44%) JUnit
11 41 (5.74%) FitNesse
12 38 (5.32%) Jenkins
13 30 (4.20%) HP UFT
14 20 (2.80%) TestDirector
14 20 (2.80%) Visual Studio
15 19 (2.66%) TestNG
16 18 (2.52%) Hudson
17 16 (2.24%) NUnit
18 15 (2.10%) NeoLoad
18 15 (2.10%) Subversion
General
1 135 (18.91%) Finance
2 41 (5.74%) Games
3 25 (3.50%) Back Office
4 21 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.68%) Banking
5 12 (1.68%) Retail
6 10 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (1.40%) Publishing
7 9 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.84%) Law
8 6 (0.84%) Marketing
9 5 (0.70%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.42%) Legal
11 2 (0.28%) Automotive
11 2 (0.28%) Electronics
11 2 (0.28%) Front Office
11 2 (0.28%) iGaming
11 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (13.17%) .NET
2 78 (10.92%) XML
3 60 (8.40%) Web Services
4 38 (5.32%) HTML
5 27 (3.78%) CSS
6 26 (3.64%) SOAP
7 22 (3.08%) Gherkin
8 15 (2.10%) REST
9 12 (1.68%) JSON
10 10 (1.40%) Behat
10 10 (1.40%) jQuery
10 10 (1.40%) MAPI
11 6 (0.84%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.84%) Ajax
11 6 (0.84%) DHTML
11 6 (0.84%) HTML5
11 6 (0.84%) LAMP
12 5 (0.70%) Java EE
12 5 (0.70%) Spring
13 4 (0.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 92 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (8.26%) Computer Science
3 36 (5.04%) Mobile App
4 24 (3.36%) Online Games
5 20 (2.80%) User Experience
6 17 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (2.10%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.82%) Digital Media
9 12 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.54%) PMI
11 8 (1.12%) Blackberry
11 8 (1.12%) iPad
12 7 (0.98%) Augmented Reality
13 6 (0.84%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.84%) Spread Betting
14 5 (0.70%) Derivative
15 4 (0.56%) Artificial Intelligence
15 4 (0.56%) Management Information System
15 4 (0.56%) NHS
15 4 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 137 (19.19%) Windows
2 58 (8.12%) Linux
3 53 (7.42%) Windows Server
4 52 (7.28%) Android
5 49 (6.86%) Apple iOS
6 40 (5.60%) Unix
7 15 (2.10%) Mac OS X
8 11 (1.54%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (56.30%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (26.89%) Automated Testing
3 183 (25.63%) Test Automation
4 180 (25.21%) Automation Testing
5 179 (25.07%) Manual Testing
6 165 (23.11%) Software Testing
7 150 (21.01%) Test Scripting
8 141 (19.75%) Regression Testing
9 135 (18.91%) BDD
10 133 (18.63%) Scrum
11 124 (17.37%) TDD
12 115 (16.11%) Functional Testing
13 82 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
13 82 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
14 65 (9.10%) SDLC
15 58 (8.12%) Test Strategy
16 55 (7.70%) Integration Testing
17 52 (7.28%) QA Automation
18 45 (6.30%) User Stories
19 43 (6.02%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 212 (29.69%) SQL
2 168 (23.53%) Java
3 148 (20.73%) C#
4 69 (9.66%) JavaScript
5 54 (7.56%) Python
6 48 (6.72%) Ruby
7 30 (4.20%) C++
8 27 (3.78%) PHP
9 24 (3.36%) Perl
10 14 (1.96%) Groovy
11 10 (1.40%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.12%) C
13 6 (0.84%) ActionScript
13 6 (0.84%) Lua
14 4 (0.56%) Scala
15 3 (0.42%) VBScript
16 2 (0.28%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.28%) VC++
Qualifications
1 179 (25.07%) ISEB
2 146 (20.45%) Degree
3 126 (17.65%) ISTQB
4 18 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (1.54%) PMI Certification
6 9 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.14%) PhD
9 1 (0.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 714 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.14%) SDET
System Software
1 20 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (2.66%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.40%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 24 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.40%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 138 (19.33%) Microsoft
2 24 (3.36%) Oracle
3 21 (2.94%) VMware
4 12 (1.68%) Google
4 12 (1.68%) HP
5 10 (1.40%) Atlassian
6 7 (0.98%) Telerik
7 5 (0.70%) Apple
8 4 (0.56%) IBM
8 4 (0.56%) Sage
8 4 (0.56%) SAP
9 3 (0.42%) Pega
9 3 (0.42%) Rally
9 3 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.42%) Splunk
9 3 (0.42%) StreamBase
10 2 (0.28%) IFS
10 2 (0.28%) TSYS
10 2 (0.28%) Twitter
10 2 (0.28%) VocaLink
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: 8 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Exclusive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Watford
Nixor
Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £19000.00 per annum + plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Pension, Bonus & Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50,000 to £55,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £38k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £38k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum excellent benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: From £29,000 to £35,000 per annum Annual Bonus plus great benefits (Aw
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Oho Group
Salary: £32.5k - 45k per year
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Luton
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago