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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 585 599 656
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +57
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 334 373 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.36% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.38% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 280 350 301
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.79% -1.42%
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
88272 98549 105545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.37% 96.20% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 75020 82516 86005
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 £27,000 £26,500
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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +19 117 £45,000 - 22
South East +30 75 £35,000 - 7
North West +34 45 £32,500 -13.33% 5
East of England +19 39 £35,000 +3.70% 6
West Midlands +13 32 £23,000 -19.29% 5
Yorkshire +6 13 £32,500 - 2
South West +4 9 £28,500 +3.63% 2
East Midlands +8 4 £37,500 +28.20% 2
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 711 (100.00%) QA
2 380 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
3 340 (47.82%) Selenium
4 209 (29.40%) SQL
5 194 (27.29%) ISEB
6 185 (26.02%) Automated Testing
7 178 (25.04%) Test Automation
8 172 (24.19%) Software Testing
9 167 (23.49%) Automation Testing
10 160 (22.50%) Manual Testing
11 155 (21.80%) Test Scripting
12 149 (20.96%) Regression Testing
13 148 (20.82%) C#
14 146 (20.53%) Java
15 141 (19.83%) Finance
16 139 (19.55%) Scrum
17 136 (19.13%) JIRA
18 127 (17.86%) BDD
19 126 (17.72%) ISTQB
20 125 (17.58%) Windows
21 124 (17.44%) Degree
22 115 (16.17%) Microsoft
23 109 (15.33%) Cucumber
23 109 (15.33%) Team Foundation Server
24 102 (14.35%) TDD
25 95 (13.36%) Functional Testing
26 91 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
27 86 (12.10%) .NET
28 81 (11.39%) XML
28 81 (11.39%) WebDriver

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 16 (2.25%) Confluence
2 13 (1.83%) IIS
3 4 (0.56%) CMS
4 3 (0.42%) Drupal
4 3 (0.42%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.28%) Apache
5 2 (0.28%) JBoss
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.28%) SAS
6 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 76 (10.69%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.83%) MS Office
3 7 (0.98%) Maya
Business Applications
1 12 (1.69%) MultiFonds
1 12 (1.69%) Sonata
2 4 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) Global One
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.41%) SaaS
3 9 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.70%) GitHub
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.14%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.83%) VoIP
2 11 (1.55%) HTTP
3 8 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.98%) IMAP
4 7 (0.98%) NAS
4 7 (0.98%) SAN
4 7 (0.98%) SMTP
4 7 (0.98%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.42%) Internet
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 64 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (7.59%) MySQL
3 42 (5.91%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.84%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.70%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.56%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.42%) Big Data
9 2 (0.28%) DB2
9 2 (0.28%) HBase
9 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 340 (47.82%) Selenium
2 136 (19.13%) JIRA
3 109 (15.33%) Cucumber
3 109 (15.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 81 (11.39%) WebDriver
5 78 (10.97%) SoapUI
6 59 (8.30%) JMeter
7 48 (6.75%) Git (software)
7 48 (6.75%) JUnit
8 47 (6.61%) SpecFlow
9 42 (5.91%) HP UFT
10 41 (5.77%) Jenkins
11 36 (5.06%) FitNesse
12 32 (4.50%) TestDirector
13 21 (2.95%) Visual Studio
14 14 (1.97%) NUnit
14 14 (1.97%) TestNG
15 13 (1.83%) Appium
15 13 (1.83%) Hudson
15 13 (1.83%) NeoLoad
General
1 141 (19.83%) Finance
2 40 (5.63%) Games
3 38 (5.34%) Back Office
4 19 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.97%) Banking
6 11 (1.55%) Marketing
6 11 (1.55%) Retail
7 7 (0.98%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.84%) Publishing
9 5 (0.70%) Advertising
9 5 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.56%) Electronics
10 4 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.42%) Legal
12 2 (0.28%) Automotive
12 2 (0.28%) Front Office
12 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (12.10%) .NET
2 81 (11.39%) XML
3 47 (6.61%) Web Services
4 44 (6.19%) HTML
5 27 (3.80%) CSS
6 24 (3.38%) Gherkin
7 23 (3.23%) SOAP
8 16 (2.25%) REST
9 12 (1.69%) jQuery
10 11 (1.55%) JSON
10 11 (1.55%) Node.js
10 11 (1.55%) RESTful
11 9 (1.27%) AngularJS
11 9 (1.27%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.98%) .NET Framework
12 7 (0.98%) Behat
12 7 (0.98%) MAPI
13 6 (0.84%) HTML5
13 6 (0.84%) LAMP
14 5 (0.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 91 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (6.19%) Computer Science
3 40 (5.63%) Mobile App
4 23 (3.23%) Online Games
5 19 (2.67%) User Experience
6 13 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.13%) PMI
9 7 (0.98%) Augmented Reality
9 7 (0.98%) Fixed Income
9 7 (0.98%) Spread Betting
10 6 (0.84%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.84%) Fintech
11 5 (0.70%) Artificial Intelligence
11 5 (0.70%) Data Extraction
11 5 (0.70%) Derivative
11 5 (0.70%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.70%) NHS
11 5 (0.70%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 125 (17.58%) Windows
2 60 (8.44%) Linux
3 50 (7.03%) Windows Server
4 46 (6.47%) Unix
5 38 (5.34%) Android
6 35 (4.92%) Apple iOS
7 17 (2.39%) Mac OS X
8 16 (2.25%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (26.02%) Automated Testing
3 178 (25.04%) Test Automation
4 172 (24.19%) Software Testing
5 167 (23.49%) Automation Testing
6 160 (22.50%) Manual Testing
7 155 (21.80%) Test Scripting
8 149 (20.96%) Regression Testing
9 139 (19.55%) Scrum
10 127 (17.86%) BDD
11 102 (14.35%) TDD
12 95 (13.36%) Functional Testing
13 78 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
14 64 (9.00%) QA Automation
15 62 (8.72%) Performance Testing
16 58 (8.16%) Test Strategy
16 58 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
17 57 (8.02%) SDLC
18 47 (6.61%) Defect Tracking
19 45 (6.33%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 209 (29.40%) SQL
2 148 (20.82%) C#
3 146 (20.53%) Java
4 72 (10.13%) JavaScript
5 48 (6.75%) Python
6 45 (6.33%) Ruby
7 29 (4.08%) PHP
8 22 (3.09%) C++
9 18 (2.53%) Bash Shell
9 18 (2.53%) Perl
10 15 (2.11%) Groovy
11 9 (1.27%) C
12 8 (1.13%) Scala
13 6 (0.84%) ActionScript
14 5 (0.70%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.56%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.42%) Lua
17 2 (0.28%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.28%) R
17 2 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 194 (27.29%) ISEB
2 126 (17.72%) ISTQB
3 124 (17.44%) Degree
4 12 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (1.13%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.14%) PhD
9 1 (0.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 711 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (0.56%) SDET
3 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 23 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (3.09%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.98%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.14%) Docker
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.98%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 115 (16.17%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.64%) Oracle
3 24 (3.38%) VMware
4 16 (2.25%) Google
5 6 (0.84%) Atlassian
5 6 (0.84%) HP
6 5 (0.70%) IBM
6 5 (0.70%) SAP
7 4 (0.56%) Apple
8 3 (0.42%) Telerik
9 2 (0.28%) Pega
9 2 (0.28%) Sencha
9 2 (0.28%) Splunk
9 2 (0.28%) StreamBase
10 1 (0.14%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.14%) Demandware
10 1 (0.14%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.14%) hybris
10 1 (0.14%) New Relic
10 1 (0.14%) ServiceNow
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits and career p
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum, Benefits Travel to Asia and America
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Holiday
Posted: 19 minutes ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000.00 per annum + Flexible benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Folkestone, Kent
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum, Benefits Multiple benefits including health
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: circa £40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified around £20,000 p/a
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum + Pension, health etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000 per annum + Gym, Bonus, Pension, BUPA, Dental
Posted: 6 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Ascend Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 25-30k
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago