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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 612 671 601
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -70
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 301 258 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.26% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.27% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 289 241 270
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,000 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -10.29%
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
89882 94415 94645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.13% 96.49% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 76200 78954 76880
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 +60 141 £47,500 +11.76% 25
South East -1 57 £35,000 +9.37% 12
North West +39 35 £37,500 +29.31% 5
East of England +17 31 £35,000 +2.94% 5
Yorkshire +26 23 £37,500 -3.84% 6
East Midlands +1 6 £39,750 +32.50% 3
West Midlands -35 6 £38,750 +55.00% 1
North East +9 5 £30,000 - 1
South West -7 2 - -
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 699 (100.00%) QA
2 373 (53.36%) Agile Software Development
3 295 (42.20%) Selenium
4 218 (31.19%) Automated Testing
5 193 (27.61%) Software Testing
5 193 (27.61%) SQL
6 188 (26.90%) Manual Testing
7 167 (23.89%) Automation Testing
8 166 (23.75%) Test Scripting
9 164 (23.46%) C#
10 162 (23.18%) Java
11 157 (22.46%) ISEB
12 141 (20.17%) Test Automation
13 137 (19.60%) Functional Testing
14 130 (18.60%) Microsoft
15 128 (18.31%) Windows
16 125 (17.88%) Degree
17 122 (17.45%) Scrum
18 121 (17.31%) Finance
19 118 (16.88%) TDD
20 115 (16.45%) BDD
21 110 (15.74%) WebDriver
22 109 (15.59%) SDLC
23 108 (15.45%) JIRA
24 106 (15.16%) ISTQB
25 102 (14.59%) Cucumber
26 101 (14.45%) Regression Testing
27 91 (13.02%) .NET
28 86 (12.30%) SQL Server
29 85 (12.16%) Continuous Integration

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (2.29%) ColdFusion
2 12 (1.72%) IIS
3 8 (1.14%) Confluence
4 5 (0.72%) Drupal
4 5 (0.72%) JBoss
5 4 (0.57%) CMS
5 4 (0.57%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.57%) Tuxedo
6 2 (0.29%) Apache
6 2 (0.29%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 72 (10.30%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.00%) Maya
2 7 (1.00%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.29%) MultiFonds
1 9 (1.29%) Sonata
2 4 (0.57%) BASE24
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.58%) SaaS
2 23 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.57%) GitHub
3 4 (0.57%) Sage Pay
4 2 (0.29%) Office 365
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.29%) Internet
2 5 (0.72%) HTTP
3 4 (0.57%) ATM
4 3 (0.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.43%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.29%) SAN
6 1 (0.14%) Firewall
6 1 (0.14%) IMAP
6 1 (0.14%) NAS
6 1 (0.14%) SMTP
6 1 (0.14%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 48 (6.87%) Relational Database
3 13 (1.86%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.86%) Big Data
5 5 (0.72%) MySQL
5 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.43%) DB2
6 3 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.29%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 295 (42.20%) Selenium
2 110 (15.74%) WebDriver
3 108 (15.45%) JIRA
4 102 (14.59%) Cucumber
5 81 (11.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 67 (9.59%) HP UFT
7 63 (9.01%) SpecFlow
8 59 (8.44%) SoapUI
9 48 (6.87%) JUnit
10 45 (6.44%) JMeter
11 37 (5.29%) Jenkins
12 32 (4.58%) FitNesse
13 27 (3.86%) Git (software)
14 26 (3.72%) Visual Studio
15 19 (2.72%) NUnit
16 18 (2.58%) LoadRunner
17 15 (2.15%) Hudson
18 13 (1.86%) JBehave
19 12 (1.72%) Appium
19 12 (1.72%) RSpec
General
1 121 (17.31%) Finance
2 38 (5.44%) Games
3 30 (4.29%) Retail
4 23 (3.29%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.00%) Banking
6 19 (2.72%) Law
7 16 (2.29%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.72%) Marketing
9 9 (1.29%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.14%) Electronics
10 8 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.86%) Legal
12 5 (0.72%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.57%) Publishing
13 4 (0.57%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.29%) Advertising
14 2 (0.29%) iGaming
15 1 (0.14%) International Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (13.02%) .NET
2 79 (11.30%) Web Services
3 46 (6.58%) XML
4 29 (4.15%) HTML
5 26 (3.72%) ASP.NET
6 24 (3.43%) SOAP
7 19 (2.72%) CSS
8 14 (2.00%) REST
9 11 (1.57%) HTML5
10 9 (1.29%) Java EE
10 9 (1.29%) Middleware
11 7 (1.00%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.00%) jQuery
11 7 (1.00%) JSON
12 6 (0.86%) Gherkin
13 5 (0.72%) J2EE
13 5 (0.72%) JMS
13 5 (0.72%) Swing
13 5 (0.72%) XML Messaging
14 4 (0.57%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 81 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (11.02%) Computer Science
3 37 (5.29%) Mobile App
4 15 (2.15%) User Experience
5 14 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 14 (2.00%) Online Games
6 13 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.29%) iPhone
9 8 (1.14%) Fintech
9 8 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.00%) Digital Media
11 6 (0.86%) iPad
12 5 (0.72%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.72%) Social Network
12 5 (0.72%) SWIFT
13 4 (0.57%) Contactless
13 4 (0.57%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.57%) EMV
13 4 (0.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 128 (18.31%) Windows
2 40 (5.72%) Android
2 40 (5.72%) Linux
3 39 (5.58%) Unix
4 38 (5.44%) Apple iOS
5 31 (4.43%) Windows Server
6 17 (2.43%) Mac OS X
7 15 (2.15%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.14%) CentOS
10 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (53.36%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (31.19%) Automated Testing
3 193 (27.61%) Software Testing
4 188 (26.90%) Manual Testing
5 167 (23.89%) Automation Testing
6 166 (23.75%) Test Scripting
7 141 (20.17%) Test Automation
8 137 (19.60%) Functional Testing
9 122 (17.45%) Scrum
10 118 (16.88%) TDD
11 115 (16.45%) BDD
12 109 (15.59%) SDLC
13 101 (14.45%) Regression Testing
14 85 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
15 84 (12.02%) Test Strategy
16 67 (9.59%) User Acceptance Testing
17 55 (7.87%) QA Automation
18 53 (7.58%) Defect Tracking
19 50 (7.15%) Integration Testing
20 43 (6.15%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 193 (27.61%) SQL
2 164 (23.46%) C#
3 162 (23.18%) Java
4 50 (7.15%) Ruby
5 47 (6.72%) Python
6 39 (5.58%) JavaScript
7 37 (5.29%) PHP
8 33 (4.72%) C++
9 13 (1.86%) ABAP
10 9 (1.29%) Groovy
10 9 (1.29%) Scala
11 8 (1.14%) VBScript
12 6 (0.86%) Perl
13 4 (0.57%) ActionScript
13 4 (0.57%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.43%) Lua
14 3 (0.43%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.29%) C
15 2 (0.29%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 157 (22.46%) ISEB
2 125 (17.88%) Degree
3 106 (15.16%) ISTQB
4 30 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.00%) HND
5 7 (1.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.72%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 699 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (0.57%) SDET
3 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.72%) XenApp
3 5 (0.72%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 74 (10.59%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (2.00%) SCCM
3 7 (1.00%) CA Service Virtualization
4 5 (0.72%) nmon
4 5 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.14%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.14%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 130 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 55 (7.87%) HP
3 25 (3.58%) Oracle
4 22 (3.15%) VMware
5 18 (2.58%) SAP
6 10 (1.43%) Telerik
7 7 (1.00%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.72%) Citrix
8 5 (0.72%) Dynatrace
8 5 (0.72%) Google
8 5 (0.72%) Rally
9 4 (0.57%) CyberSource
9 4 (0.57%) DataCash
9 4 (0.57%) Elavon
9 4 (0.57%) IBM
9 4 (0.57%) Sage
9 4 (0.57%) TSYS
9 4 (0.57%) VeriFone
9 4 (0.57%) VocaLink
9 4 (0.57%) WorldPay
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Posted: 4 hours ago
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Yorkshire
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Salary: £35000 Per Annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Superb Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Training Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
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Oxfordshire
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Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
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Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
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Salary: £65k to £80k + benefits
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City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
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Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £55,000 per annum + Package
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
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York, North Yorkshire
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Jambo Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum
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West London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
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Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hassocks, West Sussex
Friday Media Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
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Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
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Hove, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
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Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
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Redhill, Surrey
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Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
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Guildford, Surrey
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City, London
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Salary: 40,000-70,000
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Middlesbrough, Cleveland
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Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
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Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Relocation Package plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago