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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 669 610 630
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 196 257 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 179 224 231
Average salary £32,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.58% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £31,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.83% -11.42%
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
94647 92576 95847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.87% 94.45% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 78762 75162 81879
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
(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 -49 80 £45,000 +5.88% 15
South East -12 45 £30,500 -18.66% 6
North West +6 27 £27,500 -17.29% 2
East of England +4 15 £22,500 -35.71% 1
West Midlands -16 13 £29,000 +16.00% 1
Yorkshire 0 5 £34,000 +41.66% 2
South West -29 5 £28,500 -5.00% 3
East Midlands +20 3 £32,500 +25.00% 1
North East - 1 £30,000 -
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 397 (100.00%) QA
2 223 (56.17%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (36.02%) Selenium
4 118 (29.72%) SQL
5 110 (27.71%) Test Scripting
6 107 (26.95%) ISEB
7 99 (24.94%) Manual Testing
8 92 (23.17%) Automated Testing
9 91 (22.92%) Degree
10 87 (21.91%) Software Testing
11 85 (21.41%) Finance
12 82 (20.65%) Windows
13 75 (18.89%) Test Automation
14 71 (17.88%) C#
15 70 (17.63%) Java
16 68 (17.13%) JIRA
17 66 (16.62%) QuickTest Pro
17 66 (16.62%) Automation Testing
18 65 (16.37%) ISTQB
19 64 (16.12%) Scrum
20 54 (13.60%) Cucumber
21 53 (13.35%) WebDriver
22 48 (12.09%) SQL Server
23 47 (11.84%) BDD
24 45 (11.34%) Microsoft
25 43 (10.83%) Performance Testing
26 41 (10.33%) JavaScript
26 41 (10.33%) HTML
27 40 (10.08%) .NET
28 39 (9.82%) User Acceptance Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 13 (3.27%) CMS
1 13 (3.27%) Drupal
1 13 (3.27%) IIS
2 8 (2.02%) Apache
3 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.50%) JBoss
4 2 (0.50%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.25%) Mule
5 1 (0.25%) Confluence
5 1 (0.25%) Node.js
5 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (2.77%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (1.51%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.25%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.51%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.01%) Internet
3 2 (0.50%) VoIP
4 1 (0.25%) HTTP
4 1 (0.25%) Wireless
4 1 (0.25%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.53%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.51%) MySQL
4 6 (1.51%) Big Data
5 5 (1.26%) OLAP
6 4 (1.01%) DB2
6 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.76%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.76%) OLTP
7 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.25%) Redis
9 1 (0.25%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 143 (36.02%) Selenium
2 68 (17.13%) JIRA
3 66 (16.62%) QuickTest Pro
4 54 (13.60%) Cucumber
5 53 (13.35%) WebDriver
6 29 (7.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (6.80%) FitNesse
8 21 (5.29%) SpecFlow
9 16 (4.03%) InstallShield
10 14 (3.53%) Bugzilla
10 14 (3.53%) WatiN
10 14 (3.53%) MSTest
11 13 (3.27%) SoapUI
11 13 (3.27%) JUnit
12 11 (2.77%) LoadRunner
13 10 (2.52%) Visual Studio
13 10 (2.52%) Git (software)
14 9 (2.27%) Subversion
15 8 (2.02%) Rational Performance Tester
15 8 (2.02%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 85 (21.41%) Finance
2 32 (8.06%) Games
3 16 (4.03%) Banking
4 13 (3.27%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.02%) Marketing
5 12 (3.02%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.52%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.27%) Retail
8 7 (1.76%) Back Office
9 5 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.01%) Billing
11 3 (0.76%) Publishing
11 3 (0.76%) Automotive
12 2 (0.50%) Law
12 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.33%) HTML
2 40 (10.08%) .NET
3 38 (9.57%) XML
4 31 (7.81%) Web Services
5 27 (6.80%) CSS
6 24 (6.05%) SOAP
7 17 (4.28%) jQuery
8 13 (3.27%) FIX Protocol
9 10 (2.52%) REST
10 8 (2.02%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.26%) Gherkin
12 4 (1.01%) LAMP
12 4 (1.01%) Spring
13 3 (0.76%) Middleware
13 3 (0.76%) Java EE
14 2 (0.50%) MDX
14 2 (0.50%) WCF
14 2 (0.50%) RESTful
14 2 (0.50%) Swing
14 2 (0.50%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.57%) Computer Science
2 36 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (7.05%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.28%) iPhone
5 12 (3.02%) Open Source
6 10 (2.52%) SWIFT
6 10 (2.52%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.27%) iPad
8 8 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.02%) Mathematics
8 8 (2.02%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.76%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.51%) Online Games
10 6 (1.51%) Derivative
10 6 (1.51%) User Experience
11 4 (1.01%) Equities
11 4 (1.01%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.76%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.76%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 82 (20.65%) Windows
2 35 (8.82%) Linux
3 27 (6.80%) UNIX
4 22 (5.54%) Android
5 17 (4.28%) Apple iOS
6 16 (4.03%) Solaris
7 15 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (3.02%) Windows 7
9 11 (2.77%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (2.77%) Windows XP
9 11 (2.77%) Windows Vista
9 11 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.76%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.50%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (56.17%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (27.71%) Test Scripting
3 99 (24.94%) Manual Testing
4 92 (23.17%) Automated Testing
5 87 (21.91%) Software Testing
6 75 (18.89%) Test Automation
7 66 (16.62%) Automation Testing
8 64 (16.12%) Scrum
9 47 (11.84%) BDD
10 43 (10.83%) Performance Testing
11 39 (9.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 37 (9.32%) TDD
12 37 (9.32%) Regression Testing
13 35 (8.82%) Test Strategy
14 27 (6.80%) Time Management
15 23 (5.79%) Waterfall
16 22 (5.54%) System Testing
16 22 (5.54%) Analytics
17 21 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (5.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 118 (29.72%) SQL
2 71 (17.88%) C#
3 70 (17.63%) Java
4 41 (10.33%) JavaScript
5 26 (6.55%) Python
6 20 (5.04%) Ruby
7 18 (4.53%) C++
8 17 (4.28%) Perl
9 13 (3.27%) PHP
10 8 (2.02%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.76%) VBA
11 7 (1.76%) C
12 6 (1.51%) VBScript
13 3 (0.76%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.50%) VB
14 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.50%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.50%) Scala
14 2 (0.50%) R
15 1 (0.25%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 107 (26.95%) ISEB
2 91 (22.92%) Degree
3 65 (16.37%) ISTQB
4 21 (5.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.76%) HND
6 4 (1.01%) VCP4
7 2 (0.50%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 397 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 30 (7.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.53%) Oracle
3 17 (4.28%) HP
4 10 (2.52%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (1.76%) Telerik
6 4 (1.01%) VMware
6 4 (1.01%) Cerillion
7 3 (0.76%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.50%) Google
8 2 (0.50%) Sony
8 2 (0.50%) IBM
9 1 (0.25%) Intel
9 1 (0.25%) SAP
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe
9 1 (0.25%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.25%) Terracotta
9 1 (0.25%) New Relic
9 1 (0.25%) ForgeRock
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