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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 674 598 659
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +61
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 180 307 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.30% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 171 274 184
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
94314 103747 96405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.61% 94.66%
Number of salaries quoted 78324 85889 81068
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -34 93 £41,000 +9.33% 17
South East -33 33 £40,000 +2.56% 1
East of England +5 19 £35,000 +7.69% 2
West Midlands -3 13 £29,000 -35.55% 2
North West +8 12 £30,000 +7.14% 2
South West -16 6 £34,500 -10.38%
East Midlands +6 2 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Yorkshire +4 2 £32,000 +19.62% 2
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 373 (100.00%) QA
2 218 (58.45%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (38.07%) Selenium
4 122 (32.71%) SQL
5 105 (28.15%) ISEB
6 103 (27.61%) Test Scripting
7 94 (25.20%) Manual Testing
8 93 (24.93%) Automated Testing
8 93 (24.93%) Java
9 83 (22.25%) C#
10 81 (21.72%) Software Testing
11 74 (19.84%) Finance
12 66 (17.69%) ISTQB
13 64 (17.16%) JIRA
14 59 (15.82%) Degree
15 58 (15.55%) Windows
16 57 (15.28%) Scrum
16 57 (15.28%) Test Automation
16 57 (15.28%) Automation Testing
17 56 (15.01%) Cucumber
18 53 (14.21%) Performance Testing
19 52 (13.94%) BDD
20 50 (13.40%) SQL Server
20 50 (13.40%) Regression Testing
21 48 (12.87%) .NET
22 47 (12.60%) WebDriver
23 45 (12.06%) QuickTest Pro
24 44 (11.80%) Microsoft
24 44 (11.80%) User Acceptance Testing
25 43 (11.53%) JavaScript

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (3.49%) IIS
2 8 (2.14%) Apache
3 3 (0.80%) Confluence
4 2 (0.54%) Node.js
5 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.27%) Mule
5 1 (0.27%) Drupal
5 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (1.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.80%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.61%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.36%) SaaS
2 2 (0.54%) Trello
2 2 (0.54%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.80%) Internet
2 2 (0.54%) VoIP
3 1 (0.27%) DVB
3 1 (0.27%) Wireless
3 1 (0.27%) HTTP
3 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.27%) ATM
3 1 (0.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.24%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.88%) Big Data
5 5 (1.34%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.07%) Oracle OLAP
6 4 (1.07%) DB2
6 4 (1.07%) OLAP
6 4 (1.07%) OLTP
7 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.54%) MySQL
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 142 (38.07%) Selenium
2 64 (17.16%) JIRA
3 56 (15.01%) Cucumber
4 47 (12.60%) WebDriver
5 45 (12.06%) QuickTest Pro
6 32 (8.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (5.09%) FitNesse
7 19 (5.09%) SpecFlow
8 17 (4.56%) MSTest
9 15 (4.02%) WatiN
10 14 (3.75%) LoadRunner
11 11 (2.95%) Visual Studio
12 9 (2.41%) JUnit
13 8 (2.14%) SoapUI
13 8 (2.14%) Facilita Forecast
13 8 (2.14%) JBehave
13 8 (2.14%) Rational Performance Tester
14 7 (1.88%) Git (software)
14 7 (1.88%) Jenkins
15 6 (1.61%) Appium
General
1 74 (19.84%) Finance
2 37 (9.92%) Games
3 22 (5.90%) Banking
4 12 (3.22%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.68%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.41%) Retail
7 8 (2.14%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.61%) Law
9 4 (1.07%) Marketing
9 4 (1.07%) Front Office
9 4 (1.07%) Back Office
10 3 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.80%) Advertising
10 3 (0.80%) Publishing
10 3 (0.80%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.54%) French Language
11 2 (0.54%) Billing
11 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.27%) Electronics
12 1 (0.27%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (12.87%) .NET
2 40 (10.72%) HTML
3 27 (7.24%) XML
4 21 (5.63%) CSS
5 20 (5.36%) Web Services
6 13 (3.49%) SOAP
7 12 (3.22%) jQuery
8 9 (2.41%) REST
9 7 (1.88%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.61%) Gherkin
11 5 (1.34%) J2EE
12 4 (1.07%) FIX Protocol
12 4 (1.07%) J2SE
13 3 (0.80%) LAMP
13 3 (0.80%) JSON
14 2 (0.54%) WCF
14 2 (0.54%) WinForms
14 2 (0.54%) Ajax
14 2 (0.54%) DOM
14 2 (0.54%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.92%) Computer Science
2 33 (8.85%) Mobile App
3 25 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.02%) Open Source
5 9 (2.41%) Mathematics
5 9 (2.41%) iPad
6 8 (2.14%) Derivative
6 8 (2.14%) Online Games
6 8 (2.14%) Replication
7 7 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.61%) iPhone
8 6 (1.61%) User Experience
8 6 (1.61%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.34%) Social Network
10 4 (1.07%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.07%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.80%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.80%) Equities
12 2 (0.54%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 58 (15.55%) Windows
2 31 (8.31%) Android
3 27 (7.24%) UNIX
4 25 (6.70%) Apple iOS
5 23 (6.17%) Linux
6 18 (4.83%) Windows 7
7 16 (4.29%) Windows 8
7 16 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (4.29%) Windows XP
7 16 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (4.29%) Windows Vista
8 6 (1.61%) Solaris
9 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (58.45%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (27.61%) Test Scripting
3 94 (25.20%) Manual Testing
4 93 (24.93%) Automated Testing
5 81 (21.72%) Software Testing
6 57 (15.28%) Scrum
6 57 (15.28%) Test Automation
6 57 (15.28%) Automation Testing
7 53 (14.21%) Performance Testing
8 52 (13.94%) BDD
9 50 (13.40%) Regression Testing
10 44 (11.80%) User Acceptance Testing
11 35 (9.38%) TDD
12 26 (6.97%) Test Strategy
13 22 (5.90%) User Stories
14 21 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (5.63%) Analytics
15 19 (5.09%) System Testing
16 18 (4.83%) Integration Testing
17 17 (4.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 122 (32.71%) SQL
2 93 (24.93%) Java
3 83 (22.25%) C#
4 43 (11.53%) JavaScript
5 23 (6.17%) Ruby
6 21 (5.63%) Python
7 18 (4.83%) C++
8 16 (4.29%) PHP
9 12 (3.22%) C
10 10 (2.68%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.61%) Perl
11 6 (1.61%) VBA
12 3 (0.80%) ActionScript
12 3 (0.80%) VB
13 2 (0.54%) R
13 2 (0.54%) Scala
13 2 (0.54%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.27%) VC++
14 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 105 (28.15%) ISEB
2 66 (17.69%) ISTQB
3 59 (15.82%) Degree
4 23 (6.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.41%) HND
6 4 (1.07%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.54%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 373 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.80%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 32 (8.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (11.80%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.04%) Oracle
3 20 (5.36%) HP
4 9 (2.41%) Telerik
5 6 (1.61%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.34%) VMware
7 3 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.80%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.54%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.54%) Google
8 2 (0.54%) SAP
8 2 (0.54%) Sony
9 1 (0.27%) Intel
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 32.5k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £24k
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Connect
Salary: D.O.E
Posted: 2 days ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k (multiple roles available) + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
East London
mkodo
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago