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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 673 637 719
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +82
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 209 285 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.27% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 201 258 155
Average salary £40,000 £38,250 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £34,750
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.79%
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
97667 106221 97451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.54% 94.48% 94.54%
Number of salaries quoted 81541 88015 81939
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
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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 -23 118 £42,500 +13.33% 11
East of England +7 27 £35,000 -12.50% 1
South East -16 26 £40,000 +5.26% 5
North West +21 16 £40,000 +26.98% 1
West Midlands -2 8 £28,500 -36.66% 3
South West -14 7 £34,000 -9.33%
Yorkshire +1 4 £32,500 -23.52% 4
East Midlands - 2 £28,750 - 2
North East - 1 £23,500 -
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 404 (100.00%) QA
2 225 (55.69%) Agile Software Development
3 172 (42.57%) Selenium
4 134 (33.17%) SQL
5 124 (30.69%) Java
6 109 (26.98%) ISEB
7 106 (26.24%) Manual Testing
8 105 (25.99%) C#
9 104 (25.74%) Automated Testing
10 100 (24.75%) Test Scripting
11 89 (22.03%) Software Testing
12 79 (19.55%) Finance
13 75 (18.56%) JIRA
13 75 (18.56%) Automation Testing
14 71 (17.57%) ISTQB
15 66 (16.34%) .NET
16 64 (15.84%) Cucumber
17 63 (15.59%) WebDriver
18 62 (15.35%) Degree
19 58 (14.36%) Scrum
20 54 (13.37%) Windows
21 53 (13.12%) Regression Testing
22 50 (12.38%) SQL Server
23 49 (12.13%) BDD
24 48 (11.88%) Test Automation
24 48 (11.88%) Performance Testing
25 47 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
25 47 (11.63%) Computer Science
26 45 (11.14%) JavaScript
27 43 (10.64%) HP UFT

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 7 (1.73%) IIS
2 4 (0.99%) Apache
3 3 (0.74%) Confluence
4 2 (0.50%) Node.js
4 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.50%) CMS
5 1 (0.25%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.25%) Drupal
5 1 (0.25%) Mule
5 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (1.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.99%) MS Office
3 3 (0.74%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.49%) MultiFonds
2 3 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.21%) SaaS
2 3 (0.74%) Trello
3 1 (0.25%) Office 365
3 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.99%) Internet
2 2 (0.50%) VoIP
3 1 (0.25%) HTTP
3 1 (0.25%) ATM
3 1 (0.25%) DVB
3 1 (0.25%) Wireless
3 1 (0.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.93%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.24%) Big Data
5 4 (0.99%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.99%) OLTP
5 4 (0.99%) DB2
5 4 (0.99%) OLAP
5 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.74%) MySQL
6 3 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (0.74%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.74%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.25%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 172 (42.57%) Selenium
2 75 (18.56%) JIRA
3 64 (15.84%) Cucumber
4 63 (15.59%) WebDriver
5 43 (10.64%) HP UFT
6 34 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (4.95%) SpecFlow
8 19 (4.70%) FitNesse
9 16 (3.96%) Visual Studio
10 15 (3.71%) Subversion
10 15 (3.71%) MSTest
11 13 (3.22%) WatiN
11 13 (3.22%) Git (software)
11 13 (3.22%) JUnit
12 12 (2.97%) SoapUI
13 11 (2.72%) LoadRunner
14 9 (2.23%) NUnit
14 9 (2.23%) TeamCity
14 9 (2.23%) WATIR
15 8 (1.98%) Bugzilla
General
1 79 (19.55%) Finance
2 40 (9.90%) Games
3 23 (5.69%) Banking
4 17 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.48%) Retail
6 9 (2.23%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.73%) Law
7 7 (1.73%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.49%) Marketing
9 4 (0.99%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.99%) Front Office
9 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.99%) Advertising
9 4 (0.99%) Publishing
10 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.50%) Electronics
10 2 (0.50%) French Language
10 2 (0.50%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (16.34%) .NET
2 35 (8.66%) HTML
3 27 (6.68%) XML
4 18 (4.46%) Web Services
5 17 (4.21%) CSS
6 14 (3.47%) SOAP
7 13 (3.22%) REST
8 9 (2.23%) jQuery
8 9 (2.23%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.98%) J2EE
10 7 (1.73%) Gherkin
11 6 (1.49%) J2SE
12 3 (0.74%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 3 (0.74%) JSON
13 2 (0.50%) RESTful
13 2 (0.50%) WCF
13 2 (0.50%) HTML5
13 2 (0.50%) XML Schema
13 2 (0.50%) LAMP
13 2 (0.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.63%) Computer Science
2 33 (8.17%) Mobile App
2 33 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.97%) Replication
4 11 (2.72%) Online Games
5 8 (1.98%) iPad
6 7 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.73%) Mathematics
6 7 (1.73%) Equities
6 7 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.49%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.49%) User Experience
8 5 (1.24%) iPhone
9 4 (0.99%) Social Network
9 4 (0.99%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.99%) Derivative
10 2 (0.50%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.50%) Handset
10 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.50%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 54 (13.37%) Windows
2 36 (8.91%) Android
3 32 (7.92%) Apple iOS
4 31 (7.67%) UNIX
5 24 (5.94%) Linux
6 14 (3.47%) Windows 7
7 12 (2.97%) Windows 8
7 12 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (2.97%) Windows XP
7 12 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (2.97%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.50%) Solaris
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (55.69%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (26.24%) Manual Testing
3 104 (25.74%) Automated Testing
4 100 (24.75%) Test Scripting
5 89 (22.03%) Software Testing
6 75 (18.56%) Automation Testing
7 58 (14.36%) Scrum
8 53 (13.12%) Regression Testing
9 49 (12.13%) BDD
10 48 (11.88%) Performance Testing
10 48 (11.88%) Test Automation
11 47 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
12 32 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (7.92%) SDLC
13 31 (7.67%) TDD
14 28 (6.93%) User Stories
15 23 (5.69%) Integration Testing
16 21 (5.20%) System Testing
17 19 (4.70%) Test Strategy
18 18 (4.46%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 134 (33.17%) SQL
2 124 (30.69%) Java
3 105 (25.99%) C#
4 45 (11.14%) JavaScript
5 29 (7.18%) Ruby
6 22 (5.45%) Python
7 18 (4.46%) C++
8 15 (3.71%) PHP
9 11 (2.72%) C
10 10 (2.48%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.24%) VB
12 3 (0.74%) ActionScript
12 3 (0.74%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.50%) VBScript
13 2 (0.50%) Perl
13 2 (0.50%) VBA
13 2 (0.50%) VC++
13 2 (0.50%) Groovy
14 1 (0.25%) Scala
14 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 109 (26.98%) ISEB
2 71 (17.57%) ISTQB
3 62 (15.35%) Degree
4 21 (5.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.48%) HND
6 5 (1.24%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.74%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.74%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.50%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 404 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 26 (6.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 36 (8.91%) Oracle
3 19 (4.70%) HP
4 10 (2.48%) Telerik
5 6 (1.49%) VMware
6 3 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.74%) SAP
7 2 (0.50%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.50%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.25%) Marketo
8 1 (0.25%) Google
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe
8 1 (0.25%) Sony
8 1 (0.25%) Intel
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Canary Wharf
NetNames
Salary: £0 - £60,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Aquent
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago