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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 603 657 712
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +55
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 288 234 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 271 213 138
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
96305 101240 93715
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.20% 94.50% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81010 82636 78466
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -3 121 £45,000 +12.50% 8
South East +26 47 £35,000 - 5
East of England +17 39 £31,500 -18.70% 4
North West +27 27 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Yorkshire +29 26 £35,000 -17.64% 3
West Midlands +1 11 £27,500 -15.38% 2
South West -32 9 £32,500 +44.44%
East Midlands -2 6 £30,000 -20.00% 2
North East - 2 £28,000 - 2
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 470 (100.00%) QA
2 243 (51.70%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (47.66%) Selenium
4 146 (31.06%) Java
5 143 (30.43%) SQL
6 133 (28.30%) C#
7 130 (27.66%) ISEB
8 119 (25.32%) Automated Testing
9 116 (24.68%) Software Testing
10 115 (24.47%) Test Scripting
11 107 (22.77%) Manual Testing
12 98 (20.85%) JIRA
13 91 (19.36%) Cucumber
14 88 (18.72%) Finance
15 84 (17.87%) Automation Testing
16 81 (17.23%) ISTQB
17 80 (17.02%) Degree
17 80 (17.02%) WebDriver
18 78 (16.60%) .NET
19 73 (15.53%) Scrum
20 70 (14.89%) BDD
21 67 (14.26%) Test Automation
22 64 (13.62%) Windows
23 53 (11.28%) Computer Science
24 52 (11.06%) SQL Server
25 48 (10.21%) Microsoft
26 47 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
26 47 (10.00%) SDLC
27 46 (9.79%) Performance Testing
28 45 (9.57%) Regression Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (1.06%) CMS
2 4 (0.85%) ColdFusion
3 3 (0.64%) Drupal
3 3 (0.64%) Confluence
4 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.21%) Node.js
5 1 (0.21%) Joomla!
Applications
1 29 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.64%) Mingle
3 2 (0.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.70%) MultiFonds
2 3 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.40%) SaaS
2 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.64%) Trello
4 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.70%) Internet
2 5 (1.06%) HTTP
3 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.21%) SAN
3 1 (0.21%) DVB
3 1 (0.21%) SS7
3 1 (0.21%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.06%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.04%) Relational Database
3 9 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.64%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.64%) MySQL
7 2 (0.43%) Big Data
7 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.21%) OLTP
8 1 (0.21%) DB2
8 1 (0.21%) OLAP
8 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 224 (47.66%) Selenium
2 98 (20.85%) JIRA
3 91 (19.36%) Cucumber
4 80 (17.02%) WebDriver
5 41 (8.72%) HP UFT
6 30 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (6.17%) FitNesse
8 26 (5.53%) JMeter
8 26 (5.53%) SpecFlow
9 24 (5.11%) SoapUI
10 20 (4.26%) JUnit
10 20 (4.26%) Visual Studio
11 18 (3.83%) Subversion
12 14 (2.98%) Bugzilla
12 14 (2.98%) LoadRunner
12 14 (2.98%) Calabash
13 13 (2.77%) WATIR
13 13 (2.77%) NUnit
13 13 (2.77%) Git (software)
14 11 (2.34%) TeamCity
General
1 88 (18.72%) Finance
2 38 (8.09%) Games
3 22 (4.68%) Banking
4 18 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.62%) Retail
6 11 (2.34%) Marketing
7 9 (1.91%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.49%) Law
9 6 (1.28%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.28%) Advertising
10 4 (0.85%) Front Office
10 4 (0.85%) Electronics
10 4 (0.85%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.64%) Legal
12 2 (0.43%) French Language
13 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (16.60%) .NET
2 31 (6.60%) Web Services
3 26 (5.53%) XML
4 24 (5.11%) SOAP
5 23 (4.89%) HTML
6 15 (3.19%) CSS
7 13 (2.77%) REST
8 11 (2.34%) Gherkin
8 11 (2.34%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.70%) JSON
10 7 (1.49%) J2EE
10 7 (1.49%) jQuery
11 6 (1.28%) RESTful
11 6 (1.28%) J2SE
12 5 (1.06%) Regular Expression
13 4 (0.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 3 (0.64%) .NET Framework
15 2 (0.43%) DOM
15 2 (0.43%) HTML5
15 2 (0.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.28%) Computer Science
2 38 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (7.23%) Mobile App
4 16 (3.40%) User Experience
5 13 (2.77%) Online Games
6 12 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.34%) Replication
8 6 (1.28%) Equities
8 6 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.06%) Social Network
10 4 (0.85%) Online Gambling
10 4 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.85%) Spread Betting
10 4 (0.85%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.64%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.64%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.64%) iPad
12 2 (0.43%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.43%) Credit Derivative
12 2 (0.43%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 64 (13.62%) Windows
2 41 (8.72%) Android
3 40 (8.51%) Apple iOS
4 26 (5.53%) UNIX
5 24 (5.11%) Linux
6 7 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.28%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.06%) Windows Vista
8 5 (1.06%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.06%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.64%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.21%) CentOS
10 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (51.70%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (25.32%) Automated Testing
3 116 (24.68%) Software Testing
4 115 (24.47%) Test Scripting
5 107 (22.77%) Manual Testing
6 84 (17.87%) Automation Testing
7 73 (15.53%) Scrum
8 70 (14.89%) BDD
9 67 (14.26%) Test Automation
10 47 (10.00%) SDLC
10 47 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 46 (9.79%) Performance Testing
12 45 (9.57%) Regression Testing
13 39 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (7.66%) E-Commerce
15 29 (6.17%) Test Strategy
16 28 (5.96%) Web Testing
17 25 (5.32%) TDD
18 24 (5.11%) User Stories
19 20 (4.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 146 (31.06%) Java
2 143 (30.43%) SQL
3 133 (28.30%) C#
4 41 (8.72%) JavaScript
5 39 (8.30%) Ruby
6 30 (6.38%) Python
7 25 (5.32%) C++
7 25 (5.32%) PHP
8 10 (2.13%) C
9 8 (1.70%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.49%) ActionScript
11 5 (1.06%) VB
11 5 (1.06%) ABAP
12 4 (0.85%) Groovy
12 4 (0.85%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.64%) VBScript
14 2 (0.43%) VC++
15 1 (0.21%) F#
15 1 (0.21%) Scala
15 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 130 (27.66%) ISEB
2 81 (17.23%) ISTQB
3 80 (17.02%) Degree
4 28 (5.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (1.70%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.70%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.70%) HND
6 6 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.43%) MBA
8 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 470 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 33 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.85%) SCCM
3 1 (0.21%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 48 (10.21%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.74%) Oracle
3 23 (4.89%) HP
4 12 (2.55%) SAP
5 8 (1.70%) Telerik
6 5 (1.06%) VMware
7 3 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.64%) Marketo
8 2 (0.43%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.21%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.21%) Splunk
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco
9 1 (0.21%) IBM
9 1 (0.21%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.21%) CODA
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Camberley, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aglow Talent Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Revolution Technology Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
IT Recruitment Company
Salary: £20,000 - £28,000 DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago