The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 628 683 573
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -110
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 248 158 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.16% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.16% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 229 146 278
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
101620 95984 106229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.39% 94.25% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 83829 80449 91820
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
QA Tester
UK

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
(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 +10 143 £37,500 -11.76% 20
South East +21 51 £37,500 +25.00% 3
East of England +1 21 £40,000 +45.45% 2
South West -15 15 £23,500 -37.33% 1
Yorkshire -35 10 £42,500 +41.66% 3
West Midlands +13 3 £35,000 -5.40% 1
North West +6 3 £35,000 -6.66% 2
East Midlands -12 2 £43,750 +16.66% 1
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 547 (100.00%) QA
2 239 (43.69%) Agile Software Development
3 225 (41.13%) Degree
4 208 (38.03%) Selenium
5 188 (34.37%) Finance
6 182 (33.27%) SQL
7 172 (31.44%) Java
8 161 (29.43%) Software Testing
9 153 (27.97%) Automated Testing
10 151 (27.61%) C#
11 144 (26.33%) Test Automation
12 130 (23.77%) ISEB
13 129 (23.58%) Computer Science
14 127 (23.22%) Manual Testing
15 124 (22.67%) .NET
16 101 (18.46%) Regression Testing
17 92 (16.82%) Scrum
17 92 (16.82%) Test Scripting
18 85 (15.54%) User Acceptance Testing
19 82 (14.99%) ISTQB
20 78 (14.26%) SQL Server
21 77 (14.08%) Microsoft
22 74 (13.53%) JavaScript
23 72 (13.16%) Automation Testing
24 70 (12.80%) C++
25 69 (12.61%) WebDriver
26 67 (12.25%) JIRA
27 64 (11.70%) Test Strategy
28 63 (11.52%) Python
29 61 (11.15%) System Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 21 (3.84%) Confluence
2 14 (2.56%) Apache
3 9 (1.65%) IIS
4 7 (1.28%) ColdFusion
5 6 (1.10%) CMS
5 6 (1.10%) Node.js
6 5 (0.91%) Drupal
7 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.55%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.18%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 37 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.46%) MS Office
3 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.28%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) GitHub
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.56%) Internet
2 13 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.37%) Intranet
4 1 (0.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (14.26%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.20%) MySQL
3 13 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.46%) SQLPlus
6 6 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.10%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.10%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.91%) Big Data
8 4 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (0.73%) Redis
8 4 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.37%) Hazelcast
9 2 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.37%) Riak
9 2 (0.37%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.18%) DB2
10 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 208 (38.03%) Selenium
2 69 (12.61%) WebDriver
3 67 (12.25%) JIRA
4 51 (9.32%) QuickTest Pro
5 45 (8.23%) Cucumber
6 32 (5.85%) JMeter
7 27 (4.94%) JUnit
7 27 (4.94%) NUnit
8 24 (4.39%) WinRunner
9 22 (4.02%) FitNesse
10 21 (3.84%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (2.93%) SoapUI
12 15 (2.74%) Visual Studio
13 13 (2.38%) Jenkins
14 11 (2.01%) TestComplete
15 10 (1.83%) LoadRunner
15 10 (1.83%) SilkTest
15 10 (1.83%) PHPUnit
15 10 (1.83%) Rhino Mocks
16 9 (1.65%) Sahi
General
1 188 (34.37%) Finance
2 21 (3.84%) Games
2 21 (3.84%) Retail
3 17 (3.11%) Marketing
4 16 (2.93%) Financial Institution
5 12 (2.19%) Banking
6 9 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.55%) Online Betting
8 2 (0.37%) Publishing
8 2 (0.37%) Legal
8 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.37%) Front Office
8 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.37%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.37%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Billing
9 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.18%) Back Office
9 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (22.67%) .NET
2 49 (8.96%) HTML
3 33 (6.03%) CSS
4 31 (5.67%) XML
5 22 (4.02%) HTML5
6 21 (3.84%) Web Services
7 14 (2.56%) J2EE
8 12 (2.19%) CSS3
9 11 (2.01%) Gherkin
10 10 (1.83%) SOAP
10 10 (1.83%) jQuery
11 9 (1.65%) Silverlight
12 7 (1.28%) .NET Framework
13 6 (1.10%) REST
14 4 (0.73%) Middleware
14 4 (0.73%) Swing
14 4 (0.73%) ASP.NET
14 4 (0.73%) JSON
14 4 (0.73%) RESTful
14 4 (0.73%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 129 (23.58%) Computer Science
2 59 (10.79%) Mathematics
3 36 (6.58%) Derivative
4 34 (6.22%) Mobile App
5 30 (5.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 25 (4.57%) Open Source
7 19 (3.47%) Equities
8 10 (1.83%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.46%) Spread Betting
9 8 (1.46%) Social Media
10 7 (1.28%) NHS
11 6 (1.10%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.10%) N-Tier
11 6 (1.10%) Animation
11 6 (1.10%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.10%) iPhone
12 5 (0.91%) Online Games
13 4 (0.73%) Online Gambling
13 4 (0.73%) Handset
14 3 (0.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.31%) Linux
2 36 (6.58%) Apple iOS
3 31 (5.67%) Android
3 31 (5.67%) Windows
4 24 (4.39%) UNIX
5 4 (0.73%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.37%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (43.69%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (29.43%) Software Testing
3 153 (27.97%) Automated Testing
4 144 (26.33%) Test Automation
5 127 (23.22%) Manual Testing
6 101 (18.46%) Regression Testing
7 92 (16.82%) Scrum
7 92 (16.82%) Test Scripting
8 85 (15.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 72 (13.16%) Automation Testing
10 64 (11.70%) Test Strategy
11 61 (11.15%) System Testing
12 55 (10.05%) E-Commerce
13 53 (9.69%) Performance Testing
13 53 (9.69%) BDD
14 52 (9.51%) Integration Testing
15 47 (8.59%) TDD
16 46 (8.41%) OO
17 37 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
18 32 (5.85%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 182 (33.27%) SQL
2 172 (31.44%) Java
3 151 (27.61%) C#
4 74 (13.53%) JavaScript
5 70 (12.80%) C++
6 63 (11.52%) Python
7 43 (7.86%) Ruby
8 37 (6.76%) PHP
9 20 (3.66%) Perl
10 14 (2.56%) Delphi
11 12 (2.19%) VBScript
12 11 (2.01%) Bash Shell
12 11 (2.01%) F#
13 10 (1.83%) C
14 9 (1.65%) Lua
15 8 (1.46%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.28%) Objective-C
17 6 (1.10%) T-SQL
17 6 (1.10%) Scala
18 5 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 225 (41.13%) Degree
2 130 (23.77%) ISEB
3 82 (14.99%) ISTQB
4 24 (4.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.37%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.37%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 547 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (0.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (5.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.18%) Puppet
2 1 (0.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 77 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 27 (4.94%) Oracle
3 13 (2.38%) HP
4 8 (1.46%) JD Edwards
5 6 (1.10%) Telerik
6 5 (0.91%) IBM
7 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.37%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.37%) Terracotta
8 1 (0.18%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.18%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.18%) VMware
8 1 (0.18%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.18%) SAP
8 1 (0.18%) Sybase
8 1 (0.18%) JBoss
8 1 (0.18%) Sun
8 1 (0.18%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.18%) Mercator
8 1 (0.18%) Remedy
Merseyside
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Ex Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £42000 Per Annum £30,000-£40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits (BONUS)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £21000.00 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + car allowance + bonus + flexible b
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digitek Resourcing
Salary: Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: Competitive, Depending on experience
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 25 days ago