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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
UK / England
Rank 577 634 675
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 252 290 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.32% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 229 271 228
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%

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
75025 89999 94835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.45% 96.53% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 62757 76295 79421
Median salary £47,500 £45,790 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.73% +1.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +59 130 £50,000 - 16
South East +51 38 £41,750 +19.28% 6
North West -17 28 £35,000 -6.66% 3
East of England +6 17 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Yorkshire +14 14 £31,250 -13.79% 3
East Midlands +13 11 £30,000 -25.92%
South West +22 4 £32,750 - 4
West Midlands +10 4 £47,500 +40.74% 10
Midlands - 4 £40,000 -
North East -6 2 £28,750 -8.73%
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 587 (100.00%) QA
2 357 (60.82%) Agile Software Development
3 336 (57.24%) Selenium
4 165 (28.11%) Automated Testing
5 163 (27.77%) Cucumber
6 162 (27.60%) BDD
6 162 (27.60%) Java
7 155 (26.41%) Test Automation
8 144 (24.53%) SQL
9 136 (23.17%) Scrum
10 129 (21.98%) Finance
11 128 (21.81%) Manual Testing
12 126 (21.47%) ISEB
13 124 (21.12%) WebDriver
14 120 (20.44%) Software Testing
15 116 (19.76%) Test Scripting
16 113 (19.25%) TDD
17 112 (19.08%) QA Automation
18 103 (17.55%) Automation Testing
19 102 (17.38%) C#
20 100 (17.04%) JIRA
21 98 (16.70%) Windows
22 90 (15.33%) Python
23 88 (14.99%) Continuous Integration
24 86 (14.65%) Regression Testing
25 83 (14.14%) Ruby
26 72 (12.27%) Unix
27 69 (11.75%) JavaScript
28 68 (11.58%) Functional Testing
29 67 (11.41%) Linux

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 10 (1.70%) CMS
1 10 (1.70%) Confluence
2 6 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (1.02%) Umbraco
3 3 (0.51%) Apache
3 3 (0.51%) IIS
3 3 (0.51%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.34%) JBoss
4 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.17%) NUKE
3 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.53%) Sonata
2 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.51%) Misys Midas
2 3 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.34%) Global One
3 2 (0.34%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (5.45%) SaaS
2 24 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.70%) GitHub
4 3 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.17%) Google Play
6 1 (0.17%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.92%) HTTP
2 11 (1.87%) Internet
3 8 (1.36%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.34%) VoIP
5 1 (0.17%) DNS
5 1 (0.17%) Intranet
5 1 (0.17%) Multicast
5 1 (0.17%) RTSP
5 1 (0.17%) SSH
5 1 (0.17%) SSL
5 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.17%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.98%) Relational Database
2 34 (5.79%) MySQL
3 28 (4.77%) NoSQL
4 24 (4.09%) SQL Server
5 23 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 22 (3.75%) HBase
7 20 (3.41%) Big Data
8 5 (0.85%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.34%) Power BI
9 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 336 (57.24%) Selenium
2 163 (27.77%) Cucumber
3 124 (21.12%) WebDriver
4 100 (17.04%) JIRA
5 63 (10.73%) JMeter
6 61 (10.39%) SoapUI
7 56 (9.54%) Jenkins
8 55 (9.37%) JUnit
9 53 (9.03%) SpecFlow
10 50 (8.52%) HP UFT
10 50 (8.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 46 (7.84%) Git (software)
12 24 (4.09%) FitNesse
13 22 (3.75%) Appium
13 22 (3.75%) Capybara
13 22 (3.75%) Hamcrest
13 22 (3.75%) jMock
14 19 (3.24%) Calabash
14 19 (3.24%) Maven
15 15 (2.56%) WATIR
General
1 129 (21.98%) Finance
2 30 (5.11%) Games
3 21 (3.58%) Banking
3 21 (3.58%) Retail
4 15 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 15 (2.56%) Marketing
5 10 (1.70%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.19%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.02%) Advertising
7 6 (1.02%) Legal
8 5 (0.85%) Law
9 4 (0.68%) Back Office
9 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.51%) Electronics
10 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.34%) Automotive
11 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Front Office
12 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.17%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (10.90%) Web Services
2 52 (8.86%) XML
3 50 (8.52%) HTML
4 42 (7.16%) REST
5 36 (6.13%) .NET
6 33 (5.62%) SOAP
7 32 (5.45%) RESTful
8 25 (4.26%) Gherkin
9 17 (2.90%) CSS
10 15 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
11 13 (2.21%) AngularJS
12 11 (1.87%) HTML5
12 11 (1.87%) JSON
13 8 (1.36%) ASP.NET
13 8 (1.36%) Middleware
13 8 (1.36%) Node.js
14 5 (0.85%) FIX Protocol
15 4 (0.68%) CSS3
15 4 (0.68%) jQuery
15 4 (0.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (9.03%) Mobile App
3 43 (7.33%) Fintech
4 22 (3.75%) Mobile Payment
5 14 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.87%) Online Games
7 11 (1.87%) User Experience
8 10 (1.70%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.70%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.53%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.68%) Arduino
10 4 (0.68%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.68%) Data Extraction
10 4 (0.68%) Raspberry Pi
10 4 (0.68%) Social Media
11 3 (0.51%) Equities
12 2 (0.34%) Animation
12 2 (0.34%) Physics
12 2 (0.34%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 98 (16.70%) Windows
2 72 (12.27%) Unix
3 67 (11.41%) Linux
4 27 (4.60%) Android
4 27 (4.60%) Apple iOS
5 18 (3.07%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.87%) Mac OS X
6 11 (1.87%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (60.82%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (28.11%) Automated Testing
3 162 (27.60%) BDD
4 155 (26.41%) Test Automation
5 136 (23.17%) Scrum
6 128 (21.81%) Manual Testing
7 120 (20.44%) Software Testing
8 116 (19.76%) Test Scripting
9 113 (19.25%) TDD
10 112 (19.08%) QA Automation
11 103 (17.55%) Automation Testing
12 88 (14.99%) Continuous Integration
13 86 (14.65%) Regression Testing
14 68 (11.58%) Functional Testing
15 60 (10.22%) Kanban
16 54 (9.20%) SDLC
17 52 (8.86%) Defect Tracking
18 51 (8.69%) E-Commerce
19 48 (8.18%) Performance Testing
20 46 (7.84%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 162 (27.60%) Java
2 144 (24.53%) SQL
3 102 (17.38%) C#
4 90 (15.33%) Python
5 83 (14.14%) Ruby
6 69 (11.75%) JavaScript
7 34 (5.79%) Groovy
8 18 (3.07%) PHP
9 16 (2.73%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.87%) C++
11 9 (1.53%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.53%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.19%) Perl
13 6 (1.02%) Scala
14 4 (0.68%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.68%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.68%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.51%) C
16 2 (0.34%) ActionScript
17 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 126 (21.47%) ISEB
2 60 (10.22%) Degree
3 41 (6.98%) ISTQB
4 9 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.34%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.34%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 587 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (3.41%) SDET
3 3 (0.51%) SEPA
System Software
1 12 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.87%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.51%) Puppet
3 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.17%) Grafana
4 1 (0.17%) Graphite
4 1 (0.17%) Nagios
4 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 54 (9.20%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.07%) Oracle
3 12 (2.04%) VMware
4 10 (1.70%) TOWER Software
5 6 (1.02%) Sitecore
6 5 (0.85%) SAP
7 4 (0.68%) Google
7 4 (0.68%) Sencha
7 4 (0.68%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.51%) AppDynamics
8 3 (0.51%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.34%) Splunk
10 1 (0.17%) Demandware
10 1 (0.17%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.17%) hybris
10 1 (0.17%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.17%) New Relic
10 1 (0.17%) Remedy
10 1 (0.17%) Tableau
Brighton, East Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £48,000 to £52,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Freshtechit
Salary: From £0 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + good bonus (10%) + health + pensio
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £34000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 34k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum & bonus and good company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-30,000
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £33000 - £41000 per annum + 5 weeks hol
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago