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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 665 683 577
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -106
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 204 191 326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.19% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.20% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 184 162 309
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £35,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +0.71%
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
99985 96960 104426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.67% 94.70% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 83835 79628 90649
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 £26,500 £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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014. 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
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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 +20 90 £35,000 -12.50% 7
South East +8 51 £32,000 -20.00% 3
North West +1 28 £32,500 -18.75% 1
West Midlands -10 10 £22,500 -10.00% 2
East of England -27 10 £30,000 -25.00% 1
North East - 6 £30,000 -
East Midlands +14 4 £26,500 -33.75%
South West -14 3 £24,000 -26.15%
Yorkshire -34 2 £27,500 +44.73% 1
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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.

1 435 (100.00%) QA
2 241 (55.40%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (35.86%) Selenium
4 121 (27.82%) Degree
5 118 (27.13%) Automated Testing
6 117 (26.90%) SQL
7 113 (25.98%) ISEB
8 112 (25.75%) Finance
9 111 (25.52%) Manual Testing
10 105 (24.14%) Java
10 105 (24.14%) Test Scripting
11 104 (23.91%) Software Testing
12 99 (22.76%) Test Automation
13 79 (18.16%) JIRA
14 77 (17.70%) C#
15 74 (17.01%) Scrum
16 70 (16.09%) Windows
16 70 (16.09%) Automation Testing
17 69 (15.86%) WebDriver
18 67 (15.40%) ISTQB
19 65 (14.94%) Cucumber
20 62 (14.25%) QuickTest Pro
21 56 (12.87%) Computer Science
22 53 (12.18%) Microsoft
23 51 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
24 49 (11.26%) Python
24 49 (11.26%) Regression Testing
25 48 (11.03%) .NET
25 48 (11.03%) User Acceptance Testing
26 47 (10.80%) SQL Server

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 22 (5.06%) CMS
2 18 (4.14%) Drupal
3 10 (2.30%) IIS
4 7 (1.61%) Apache
5 3 (0.69%) Confluence
5 3 (0.69%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.69%) JBoss
6 2 (0.46%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.46%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.46%) Node.js
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.23%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 14 (3.22%) Spreadsheet
2 9 (2.07%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.23%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.84%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.22%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.38%) Internet
3 4 (0.92%) HTTP
4 3 (0.69%) Intranet
5 2 (0.46%) LAN
6 1 (0.23%) SMTP
6 1 (0.23%) VPN
6 1 (0.23%) Firewall
6 1 (0.23%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.80%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.99%) MySQL
3 9 (2.07%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.92%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.92%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.46%) DB2
7 2 (0.46%) OLAP
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.46%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.46%) Hazelcast
7 2 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.46%) Redis
7 2 (0.46%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.46%) Big Data
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.23%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 156 (35.86%) Selenium
2 79 (18.16%) JIRA
3 69 (15.86%) WebDriver
4 65 (14.94%) Cucumber
5 62 (14.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 24 (5.52%) JUnit
6 24 (5.52%) FitNesse
7 20 (4.60%) Git (software)
8 19 (4.37%) SpecFlow
9 16 (3.68%) Bugzilla
10 15 (3.45%) JMeter
10 15 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (3.22%) Visual Studio
11 14 (3.22%) InstallShield
12 13 (2.99%) NUnit
13 10 (2.30%) SoapUI
14 9 (2.07%) Selenium IDE
14 9 (2.07%) Jasmine
14 9 (2.07%) JBehave
14 9 (2.07%) Subversion
General
1 112 (25.75%) Finance
2 23 (5.29%) Games
3 16 (3.68%) Marketing
4 14 (3.22%) Financial Institution
5 13 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.76%) Retail
7 10 (2.30%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.30%) Banking
8 5 (1.15%) Back Office
8 5 (1.15%) Billing
9 4 (0.92%) Advertising
9 4 (0.92%) Automotive
9 4 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.69%) Law
10 3 (0.69%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.46%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.46%) Front Office
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
12 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (11.03%) .NET
2 41 (9.43%) HTML
3 39 (8.97%) XML
4 34 (7.82%) CSS
5 30 (6.90%) Web Services
6 25 (5.75%) SOAP
7 15 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
8 11 (2.53%) jQuery
9 10 (2.30%) REST
10 9 (2.07%) Gherkin
11 7 (1.61%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.61%) Spring
12 6 (1.38%) RESTful
12 6 (1.38%) CSS3
13 5 (1.15%) LAMP
14 4 (0.92%) Java EE
14 4 (0.92%) Middleware
15 3 (0.69%) HTML5
15 3 (0.69%) Swing
15 3 (0.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.87%) Computer Science
2 51 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 25 (5.75%) iPhone
5 19 (4.37%) Open Source
6 15 (3.45%) Client/Server
7 12 (2.76%) SWIFT
8 11 (2.53%) User Experience
8 11 (2.53%) N-Tier
9 10 (2.30%) Mathematics
10 9 (2.07%) Fixed Income
11 8 (1.84%) Derivative
11 8 (1.84%) Equities
11 8 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.38%) iPad
14 4 (0.92%) Credit Risk
14 4 (0.92%) Animation
14 4 (0.92%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 70 (16.09%) Windows
2 39 (8.97%) Linux
3 29 (6.67%) UNIX
4 21 (4.83%) Android
5 20 (4.60%) Apple iOS
6 14 (3.22%) Solaris
7 7 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.69%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.69%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.69%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.69%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.69%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (55.40%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (27.13%) Automated Testing
3 111 (25.52%) Manual Testing
4 105 (24.14%) Test Scripting
5 104 (23.91%) Software Testing
6 99 (22.76%) Test Automation
7 74 (17.01%) Scrum
8 70 (16.09%) Automation Testing
9 49 (11.26%) Regression Testing
10 48 (11.03%) User Acceptance Testing
11 47 (10.80%) BDD
12 39 (8.97%) Performance Testing
13 36 (8.28%) TDD
14 34 (7.82%) E-Commerce
15 31 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (7.13%) Test Strategy
15 31 (7.13%) Software Engineering
16 25 (5.75%) System Testing
16 25 (5.75%) Time Management
17 21 (4.83%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 117 (26.90%) SQL
2 105 (24.14%) Java
3 77 (17.70%) C#
4 49 (11.26%) Python
5 44 (10.11%) JavaScript
6 37 (8.51%) Ruby
7 27 (6.21%) C++
8 24 (5.52%) PHP
9 22 (5.06%) Perl
10 12 (2.76%) VBScript
11 11 (2.53%) C
12 8 (1.84%) VB
12 8 (1.84%) Scala
13 6 (1.38%) Lua
14 5 (1.15%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.15%) ActionScript
15 4 (0.92%) VBA
15 4 (0.92%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.69%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.69%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 121 (27.82%) Degree
2 113 (25.98%) ISEB
3 67 (15.40%) ISTQB
4 32 (7.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.38%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (0.69%) HND
7 2 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 435 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 28 (6.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.23%) Puppet
2 1 (0.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 53 (12.18%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.37%) HP
3 9 (2.07%) Oracle
4 7 (1.61%) Red Hat
4 7 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (0.92%) Cerillion
6 3 (0.69%) IBM
6 3 (0.69%) Telerik
7 2 (0.46%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.46%) Adobe
7 2 (0.46%) Terracotta
8 1 (0.23%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.23%) New Relic
8 1 (0.23%) Sybase
8 1 (0.23%) SAP
8 1 (0.23%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.23%) Remedy
8 1 (0.23%) Apple
8 1 (0.23%) Sun
8 1 (0.23%) Sony
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Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum and bonus (10-20%) and good benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Connect
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + +Great Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Medical - Pensions - Bonus 10%
Posted: 15 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Periscopix
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 19 days ago
London
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
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