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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 647 703 586
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -117
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 228 159 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.16% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.17% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 203 145 277
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,900 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
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
100841 95105 100917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.52% 94.58% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 83428 79799 86766
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 £26,539 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +44 112 £40,000 -5.88% 10
South East +1 53 £34,000 -6.20% 6
North West +3 22 £35,000 -12.50% 3
East of England -9 15 £38,750 +3.33% 1
West Midlands -9 10 £22,500 -10.00%
East Midlands +6 6 £37,500 -
South West -11 6 £23,000 -40.64%
Yorkshire -28 2 £30,000 +57.89% 4
North East - 2 £32,500 -
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 476 (100.00%) QA
2 284 (59.66%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (40.76%) Selenium
4 150 (31.51%) Degree
5 149 (31.30%) Finance
6 140 (29.41%) Manual Testing
7 138 (28.99%) Automated Testing
8 133 (27.94%) Software Testing
9 132 (27.73%) Java
10 130 (27.31%) SQL
11 124 (26.05%) ISEB
12 108 (22.69%) Test Automation
13 101 (21.22%) C#
14 96 (20.17%) Test Scripting
15 87 (18.28%) WebDriver
16 84 (17.65%) JIRA
17 83 (17.44%) Scrum
18 78 (16.39%) Regression Testing
19 77 (16.18%) ISTQB
20 71 (14.92%) Computer Science
20 71 (14.92%) Cucumber
21 68 (14.29%) .NET
22 62 (13.03%) QuickTest Pro
22 62 (13.03%) User Acceptance Testing
23 61 (12.82%) SQL Server
23 61 (12.82%) Python
24 60 (12.61%) Automation Testing
25 58 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
25 58 (12.18%) Windows
26 55 (11.55%) Microsoft

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 22 (4.62%) CMS
2 17 (3.57%) Drupal
3 12 (2.52%) Apache
4 9 (1.89%) ColdFusion
5 8 (1.68%) Confluence
6 7 (1.47%) IIS
7 3 (0.63%) JBoss
7 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.63%) Node.js
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.21%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 20 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.05%) MS Office
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.47%) SaaS
2 1 (0.21%) GitHub
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.47%) Internet
3 4 (0.84%) HTTP
4 3 (0.63%) Intranet
5 2 (0.42%) LAN
6 1 (0.21%) SMTP
6 1 (0.21%) VPN
6 1 (0.21%) Firewall
6 1 (0.21%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.20%) MySQL
3 7 (1.47%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.84%) Hazelcast
5 4 (0.84%) Neo4j
6 3 (0.63%) Big Data
6 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.63%) Redis
6 3 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.42%) DB2
7 2 (0.42%) OLAP
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 194 (40.76%) Selenium
2 87 (18.28%) WebDriver
3 84 (17.65%) JIRA
4 71 (14.92%) Cucumber
5 62 (13.03%) QuickTest Pro
6 31 (6.51%) JUnit
7 25 (5.25%) JMeter
8 24 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 22 (4.62%) FitNesse
10 20 (4.20%) Git (software)
11 19 (3.99%) NUnit
12 18 (3.78%) Visual Studio
13 16 (3.36%) Bugzilla
13 16 (3.36%) SpecFlow
13 16 (3.36%) Jasmine
14 15 (3.15%) SoapUI
15 14 (2.94%) Selenium IDE
16 11 (2.31%) Subversion
17 9 (1.89%) InstallShield
17 9 (1.89%) WinRunner
General
1 149 (31.30%) Finance
2 21 (4.41%) Games
3 16 (3.36%) Marketing
4 14 (2.94%) Retail
4 14 (2.94%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.47%) Banking
6 7 (1.47%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.05%) Billing
8 4 (0.84%) Advertising
8 4 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.63%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.63%) Automotive
9 3 (0.63%) Law
10 2 (0.42%) Front Office
10 2 (0.42%) Back Office
10 2 (0.42%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
11 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (14.29%) .NET
2 39 (8.19%) HTML
3 32 (6.72%) XML
4 31 (6.51%) CSS
5 27 (5.67%) Web Services
6 23 (4.83%) SOAP
7 12 (2.52%) J2EE
8 11 (2.31%) CSS3
9 9 (1.89%) REST
9 9 (1.89%) HTML5
9 9 (1.89%) Gherkin
10 8 (1.68%) Spring
10 8 (1.68%) FIX Protocol
11 7 (1.47%) RESTful
11 7 (1.47%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.84%) J2SE
12 4 (0.84%) LAMP
12 4 (0.84%) jQuery
12 4 (0.84%) ActiveMQ
12 4 (0.84%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 71 (14.92%) Computer Science
2 58 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (6.72%) Mobile App
4 22 (4.62%) iPhone
4 22 (4.62%) Open Source
5 21 (4.41%) Mathematics
6 18 (3.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 18 (3.78%) Client/Server
7 15 (3.15%) Equities
8 13 (2.73%) Derivative
9 11 (2.31%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.89%) User Experience
11 8 (1.68%) SWIFT
12 6 (1.26%) Fixed Income
13 5 (1.05%) Animation
13 5 (1.05%) Spread Betting
14 4 (0.84%) iPad
15 3 (0.63%) Social Gaming
15 3 (0.63%) Cryptography
15 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 58 (12.18%) Windows
2 45 (9.45%) Linux
3 27 (5.67%) UNIX
4 24 (5.04%) Apple iOS
5 19 (3.99%) Android
6 9 (1.89%) Solaris
7 5 (1.05%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (59.66%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (29.41%) Manual Testing
3 138 (28.99%) Automated Testing
4 133 (27.94%) Software Testing
5 108 (22.69%) Test Automation
6 96 (20.17%) Test Scripting
7 83 (17.44%) Scrum
8 78 (16.39%) Regression Testing
9 62 (13.03%) User Acceptance Testing
10 60 (12.61%) Automation Testing
11 53 (11.13%) BDD
12 48 (10.08%) TDD
13 45 (9.45%) E-Commerce
14 41 (8.61%) Performance Testing
15 37 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
15 37 (7.77%) System Testing
16 36 (7.56%) Software Engineering
17 33 (6.93%) Integration Testing
18 27 (5.67%) Test Strategy
19 23 (4.83%) OO
Programming Languages
1 132 (27.73%) Java
2 130 (27.31%) SQL
3 101 (21.22%) C#
4 61 (12.82%) Python
5 51 (10.71%) JavaScript
6 43 (9.03%) Ruby
7 40 (8.40%) PHP
8 36 (7.56%) C++
9 20 (4.20%) Perl
10 15 (3.15%) VBScript
11 10 (2.10%) Lua
11 10 (2.10%) C
12 8 (1.68%) Scala
12 8 (1.68%) VB
13 7 (1.47%) F#
14 6 (1.26%) ActionScript
15 5 (1.05%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.84%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.42%) SPARQL
17 2 (0.42%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 150 (31.51%) Degree
2 124 (26.05%) ISEB
3 77 (16.18%) ISTQB
4 30 (6.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.26%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (0.84%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 476 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 35 (7.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.21%) Puppet
2 1 (0.21%) WMI
Vendors
1 55 (11.55%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.78%) HP
3 13 (2.73%) Oracle
4 6 (1.26%) JD Edwards
5 4 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (0.84%) Terracotta
6 3 (0.63%) IBM
6 3 (0.63%) Cerillion
7 2 (0.42%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.42%) Adobe
8 1 (0.21%) Sun
8 1 (0.21%) Sybase
8 1 (0.21%) SAP
8 1 (0.21%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.21%) Remedy
8 1 (0.21%) VMware
8 1 (0.21%) Apple
8 1 (0.21%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.21%) New Relic
8 1 (0.21%) ForgeRock
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