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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 543 668 607
Rank change year-on-year
+125 -61
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 384 258 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.26% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.27% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 346 242 350
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
89934 96186 106572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.32% 96.53% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 76512 79745 88117
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 £70,000 £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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +58 144 £50,000 +17.64% 25
South East +60 109 £40,000 -11.11% 12
East of England +40 43 £36,000 +2.85% 6
North West +30 27 £37,000 +23.33% 7
West Midlands -3 26 £32,500 +12.06%
Yorkshire +3 20 £35,000 +16.66% 1
East Midlands +16 8 £33,500 -
South West -4 6 £32,500 +18.18% 2
North East +4 3 £30,000 +20.00%
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 696 (100.00%) QA
2 404 (58.05%) Agile Software Development
3 330 (47.41%) Selenium
4 205 (29.45%) SQL
5 185 (26.58%) Automated Testing
6 183 (26.29%) Test Automation
7 178 (25.57%) Automation Testing
8 171 (24.57%) Java
9 169 (24.28%) Manual Testing
10 153 (21.98%) Software Testing
11 152 (21.84%) ISEB
12 148 (21.26%) C#
13 147 (21.12%) Degree
14 143 (20.55%) Test Scripting
15 141 (20.26%) Regression Testing
15 141 (20.26%) Finance
16 139 (19.97%) BDD
17 137 (19.68%) Windows
18 136 (19.54%) Microsoft
19 130 (18.68%) TDD
20 125 (17.96%) JIRA
21 122 (17.53%) Scrum
22 119 (17.10%) Cucumber
23 118 (16.95%) Functional Testing
24 109 (15.66%) ISTQB
25 106 (15.23%) WebDriver
26 98 (14.08%) Team Foundation Server
27 95 (13.65%) .NET
28 90 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
29 85 (12.21%) Continuous Integration

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 (3.16%) IIS
2 19 (2.73%) Confluence
3 9 (1.29%) Drupal
4 8 (1.15%) CMS
5 7 (1.01%) ColdFusion
6 6 (0.86%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.57%) JBoss
8 3 (0.43%) Node.js
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.29%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.14%) Apache
10 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 82 (11.78%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.87%) Maya
3 10 (1.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.15%) MultiFonds
1 8 (1.15%) Sonata
2 2 (0.29%) BASE24
2 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.29%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.58%) SaaS
3 5 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.29%) Office 365
4 2 (0.29%) Sage Pay
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.44%) IMAP
1 10 (1.44%) NAS
1 10 (1.44%) SAN
1 10 (1.44%) SMTP
1 10 (1.44%) VoIP
1 10 (1.44%) Wireshark
2 6 (0.86%) HTTP
3 5 (0.72%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.29%) ATM
4 2 (0.29%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.14%) Firewall
5 1 (0.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (11.35%) SQL Server
2 47 (6.75%) Relational Database
3 36 (5.17%) MySQL
4 8 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.01%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.29%) DB2
6 2 (0.29%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.14%) Big Data
7 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 330 (47.41%) Selenium
2 125 (17.96%) JIRA
3 119 (17.10%) Cucumber
4 106 (15.23%) WebDriver
5 98 (14.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 80 (11.49%) SoapUI
7 56 (8.05%) JMeter
8 48 (6.90%) Git (software)
9 47 (6.75%) SpecFlow
10 44 (6.32%) Jenkins
10 44 (6.32%) JUnit
11 41 (5.89%) FitNesse
12 35 (5.03%) HP UFT
13 20 (2.87%) Hudson
14 19 (2.73%) NUnit
14 19 (2.73%) Visual Studio
15 18 (2.59%) TestNG
16 17 (2.44%) NeoLoad
17 16 (2.30%) Subversion
18 15 (2.16%) TestDirector
General
1 141 (20.26%) Finance
2 36 (5.17%) Games
3 19 (2.73%) Back Office
3 19 (2.73%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.72%) Banking
4 12 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (1.72%) Retail
5 11 (1.58%) Financial Institution
5 11 (1.58%) Publishing
6 10 (1.44%) Law
7 8 (1.15%) Marketing
8 5 (0.72%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.43%) Legal
10 2 (0.29%) Advertising
10 2 (0.29%) Electronics
10 2 (0.29%) Front Office
10 2 (0.29%) iGaming
11 1 (0.14%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (13.65%) .NET
2 67 (9.63%) XML
3 62 (8.91%) Web Services
4 34 (4.89%) HTML
5 26 (3.74%) SOAP
6 23 (3.30%) CSS
7 20 (2.87%) Gherkin
8 15 (2.16%) REST
9 11 (1.58%) JSON
10 10 (1.44%) MAPI
11 8 (1.15%) Behat
11 8 (1.15%) Java EE
12 7 (1.01%) jQuery
13 6 (0.86%) .NET Framework
13 6 (0.86%) DHTML
14 5 (0.72%) Ajax
14 5 (0.72%) HTML5
14 5 (0.72%) LAMP
15 4 (0.57%) Android SDK
15 4 (0.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 90 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (9.63%) Computer Science
3 38 (5.46%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.59%) Online Games
5 17 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (2.44%) User Experience
6 15 (2.16%) Client/Server
6 15 (2.16%) Digital Media
7 13 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (1.58%) PMI
9 8 (1.15%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.15%) iPad
10 7 (1.01%) Augmented Reality
10 7 (1.01%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.86%) Derivative
11 6 (0.86%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.72%) Spread Betting
13 4 (0.57%) NHS
13 4 (0.57%) Replication
14 3 (0.43%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 137 (19.68%) Windows
2 60 (8.62%) Linux
3 56 (8.05%) Android
4 54 (7.76%) Windows Server
5 53 (7.61%) Apple iOS
6 39 (5.60%) Unix
7 16 (2.30%) Mac OS X
8 12 (1.72%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (58.05%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (26.58%) Automated Testing
3 183 (26.29%) Test Automation
4 178 (25.57%) Automation Testing
5 169 (24.28%) Manual Testing
6 153 (21.98%) Software Testing
7 143 (20.55%) Test Scripting
8 141 (20.26%) Regression Testing
9 139 (19.97%) BDD
10 130 (18.68%) TDD
11 122 (17.53%) Scrum
12 118 (16.95%) Functional Testing
13 85 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
14 78 (11.21%) User Acceptance Testing
15 66 (9.48%) SDLC
16 56 (8.05%) Integration Testing
17 55 (7.90%) QA Automation
18 51 (7.33%) Test Strategy
19 46 (6.61%) User Stories
20 43 (6.18%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 205 (29.45%) SQL
2 171 (24.57%) Java
3 148 (21.26%) C#
4 68 (9.77%) JavaScript
5 56 (8.05%) Python
6 51 (7.33%) Ruby
7 31 (4.45%) C++
8 28 (4.02%) PHP
9 20 (2.87%) Perl
10 14 (2.01%) Groovy
11 7 (1.01%) ActionScript
11 7 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.01%) Lua
12 6 (0.86%) C
13 4 (0.57%) VBScript
14 3 (0.43%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.43%) Scala
15 1 (0.14%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.14%) VB
15 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 152 (21.84%) ISEB
2 147 (21.12%) Degree
3 109 (15.66%) ISTQB
4 17 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (1.58%) PMI Certification
6 6 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 696 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (0.29%) SDET
System Software
1 21 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (3.59%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.44%) Perfmon
3 2 (0.29%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.14%) nmon
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 136 (19.54%) Microsoft
2 21 (3.02%) VMware
3 19 (2.73%) HP
3 19 (2.73%) Oracle
4 9 (1.29%) Atlassian
4 9 (1.29%) Google
5 7 (1.01%) Telerik
6 5 (0.72%) Apple
6 5 (0.72%) IBM
7 4 (0.57%) Sage
8 3 (0.43%) Pega
8 3 (0.43%) Rally
8 3 (0.43%) SAP
8 3 (0.43%) Splunk
8 3 (0.43%) StreamBase
9 2 (0.29%) CyberSource
9 2 (0.29%) DataCash
9 2 (0.29%) Elavon
9 2 (0.29%) Ingenico
9 2 (0.29%) WorldPay
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Health/Life Insurance, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + huge bonus & more
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Madgex
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago