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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 638 688 577
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -111
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 255 156 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.16% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 236 144 280
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 £50,750 £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
103100 95904 105987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.37% 94.25% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 84942 80243 91513
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £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 29 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 29 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 +15 147 £37,500 -11.76% 19
South East +23 49 £37,500 +25.00% 3
East of England +12 23 £40,000 +45.45% 2
South West -4 18 £23,250 -38.00% 1
Yorkshire -34 10 £42,500 +41.66% 2
West Midlands +4 3 £32,500 -12.16% 2
North West +1 3 £35,000 -12.50% 1
East Midlands -4 2 £43,750 +16.66% 2
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 553 (100.00%) QA
2 241 (43.58%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (40.51%) Degree
4 206 (37.25%) Selenium
5 192 (34.72%) Finance
6 182 (32.91%) SQL
7 178 (32.19%) Java
8 161 (29.11%) Software Testing
9 156 (28.21%) Automated Testing
10 152 (27.49%) C#
11 148 (26.76%) Test Automation
12 130 (23.51%) Manual Testing
13 127 (22.97%) Computer Science
14 126 (22.78%) ISEB
15 125 (22.60%) .NET
16 102 (18.44%) Regression Testing
17 95 (17.18%) Test Scripting
18 94 (17.00%) Scrum
19 85 (15.37%) User Acceptance Testing
20 79 (14.29%) ISTQB
21 77 (13.92%) SQL Server
22 75 (13.56%) JavaScript
23 74 (13.38%) Microsoft
24 72 (13.02%) C++
25 71 (12.84%) WebDriver
25 71 (12.84%) Automation Testing
26 69 (12.48%) JIRA
27 68 (12.30%) Python
28 65 (11.75%) Test Strategy
29 60 (10.85%) System Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (3.80%) Confluence
2 15 (2.71%) Apache
3 10 (1.81%) IIS
4 7 (1.27%) ColdFusion
4 7 (1.27%) CMS
5 6 (1.08%) Node.js
6 5 (0.90%) Drupal
7 3 (0.54%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.54%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.18%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 36 (6.51%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.45%) MS Office
3 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.27%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) GitHub
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.71%) TCP/IP
1 15 (2.71%) Internet
2 3 (0.54%) HTTP
2 3 (0.54%) Intranet
3 1 (0.18%) Firewall
3 1 (0.18%) IPsec
3 1 (0.18%) VPN
3 1 (0.18%) LAN
3 1 (0.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.98%) MySQL
3 14 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.45%) SQLPlus
6 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.08%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.90%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.90%) Big Data
8 4 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (0.72%) Redis
8 4 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.36%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.36%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.18%) Riak
10 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.18%) DB2
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 206 (37.25%) Selenium
2 71 (12.84%) WebDriver
3 69 (12.48%) JIRA
4 52 (9.40%) QuickTest Pro
5 47 (8.50%) Cucumber
6 31 (5.61%) JMeter
7 28 (5.06%) NUnit
7 28 (5.06%) JUnit
8 24 (4.34%) WinRunner
9 22 (3.98%) FitNesse
10 20 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (2.89%) SoapUI
12 15 (2.71%) Visual Studio
13 13 (2.35%) Jenkins
14 11 (1.99%) TestComplete
14 11 (1.99%) SilkTest
15 10 (1.81%) jMock
15 10 (1.81%) LoadRunner
15 10 (1.81%) PHPUnit
15 10 (1.81%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 192 (34.72%) Finance
2 22 (3.98%) Retail
3 20 (3.62%) Games
4 17 (3.07%) Financial Institution
5 14 (2.53%) Marketing
6 10 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.63%) Banking
8 3 (0.54%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.54%) Front Office
8 3 (0.54%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.54%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.36%) Publishing
9 2 (0.36%) Billing
9 2 (0.36%) Law
9 2 (0.36%) Legal
9 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (22.60%) .NET
2 52 (9.40%) HTML
3 33 (5.97%) XML
3 33 (5.97%) CSS
4 22 (3.98%) Web Services
4 22 (3.98%) HTML5
5 14 (2.53%) J2EE
6 13 (2.35%) CSS3
7 11 (1.99%) Gherkin
8 10 (1.81%) jQuery
8 10 (1.81%) SOAP
9 9 (1.63%) Silverlight
10 6 (1.08%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.08%) REST
11 5 (0.90%) RESTful
11 5 (0.90%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.72%) Middleware
12 4 (0.72%) JSON
12 4 (0.72%) Natural Language Processing
13 3 (0.54%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 127 (22.97%) Computer Science
2 59 (10.67%) Mathematics
3 35 (6.33%) Derivative
4 33 (5.97%) Mobile App
5 30 (5.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 28 (5.06%) Open Source
7 19 (3.44%) Equities
8 10 (1.81%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.63%) iPhone
10 8 (1.45%) Social Media
11 7 (1.27%) Spread Betting
11 7 (1.27%) N-Tier
11 7 (1.27%) NHS
12 6 (1.08%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.08%) Animation
12 6 (1.08%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.72%) Online Games
13 4 (0.72%) Online Gambling
13 4 (0.72%) Handset
13 4 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 42 (7.59%) Linux
2 37 (6.69%) Apple iOS
3 36 (6.51%) Windows
4 33 (5.97%) Android
5 23 (4.16%) UNIX
6 4 (0.72%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (43.58%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (29.11%) Software Testing
3 156 (28.21%) Automated Testing
4 148 (26.76%) Test Automation
5 130 (23.51%) Manual Testing
6 102 (18.44%) Regression Testing
7 95 (17.18%) Test Scripting
8 94 (17.00%) Scrum
9 85 (15.37%) User Acceptance Testing
10 71 (12.84%) Automation Testing
11 65 (11.75%) Test Strategy
12 60 (10.85%) System Testing
13 55 (9.95%) Performance Testing
13 55 (9.95%) E-Commerce
14 52 (9.40%) Integration Testing
14 52 (9.40%) BDD
15 48 (8.68%) OO
16 47 (8.50%) TDD
17 38 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
18 32 (5.79%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 182 (32.91%) SQL
2 178 (32.19%) Java
3 152 (27.49%) C#
4 75 (13.56%) JavaScript
5 72 (13.02%) C++
6 68 (12.30%) Python
7 45 (8.14%) Ruby
8 39 (7.05%) PHP
9 20 (3.62%) Perl
10 14 (2.53%) Delphi
11 12 (2.17%) VBScript
12 11 (1.99%) F#
12 11 (1.99%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.81%) Lua
13 10 (1.81%) C
14 7 (1.27%) Scala
15 6 (1.08%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.08%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.90%) VB
17 4 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 224 (40.51%) Degree
2 126 (22.78%) ISEB
3 79 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 25 (4.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.36%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.36%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 553 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (0.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 32 (5.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.18%) Puppet
2 1 (0.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 74 (13.38%) Microsoft
2 25 (4.52%) Oracle
3 15 (2.71%) HP
4 8 (1.45%) JD Edwards
5 4 (0.72%) Telerik
5 4 (0.72%) IBM
6 2 (0.36%) Terracotta
6 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.36%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.18%) Apple
7 1 (0.18%) Sun
7 1 (0.18%) Sybase
7 1 (0.18%) SAP
7 1 (0.18%) JBoss
7 1 (0.18%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.18%) Mercator
7 1 (0.18%) Remedy
7 1 (0.18%) VMware
7 1 (0.18%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.18%) Atlassian
Ipswich, Suffolk
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Gonnadoo
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits (BONUS)
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £26k - 37k per year + company benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ultimate Asset
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Suffolk
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Callcredit Information Group
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
PlusNet plc
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: 14 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: Competitive, Depending on experience
Posted: 25 days ago