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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 687 617 632
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 189 306 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 171 268 223
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -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
97876 106372 100372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.70% 94.57% 94.78%
Number of salaries quoted 80918 87012 84539
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 £38,500
% 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -69 87 £42,500 +6.25% 10
South East -17 40 £37,500 -11.76% 1
East of England +28 21 £27,500 -15.38% 3
West Midlands -13 14 £31,250 +22.54% 1
North West +6 11 £27,500 - 1
South West -25 7 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Yorkshire +10 5 £34,000 +41.66%
East Midlands +10 4 £33,000 +26.92%
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 362 (100.00%) QA
2 220 (60.77%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (35.91%) Selenium
4 117 (32.32%) SQL
5 98 (27.07%) Test Scripting
6 96 (26.52%) ISEB
7 94 (25.97%) Automated Testing
8 92 (25.41%) Manual Testing
9 79 (21.82%) Java
10 74 (20.44%) Software Testing
11 72 (19.89%) C#
12 71 (19.61%) Finance
13 65 (17.96%) Windows
13 65 (17.96%) Test Automation
14 64 (17.68%) JIRA
15 63 (17.40%) Degree
16 62 (17.13%) ISTQB
17 60 (16.57%) Scrum
18 55 (15.19%) Automation Testing
19 51 (14.09%) WebDriver
19 51 (14.09%) Cucumber
20 50 (13.81%) BDD
21 47 (12.98%) Performance Testing
21 47 (12.98%) QuickTest Pro
21 47 (12.98%) SQL Server
22 45 (12.43%) HTML
22 45 (12.43%) Microsoft
22 45 (12.43%) Regression Testing
23 44 (12.15%) JavaScript
24 41 (11.33%) .NET

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (3.87%) IIS
2 8 (2.21%) Apache
3 4 (1.10%) Drupal
4 3 (0.83%) Confluence
4 3 (0.83%) CMS
5 1 (0.28%) Node.js
5 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.28%) Mule
5 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.28%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 6 (1.66%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.28%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.10%) Internet
2 3 (0.83%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.55%) VoIP
4 1 (0.28%) HTTP
4 1 (0.28%) ATM
4 1 (0.28%) DVB
4 1 (0.28%) Wireless
4 1 (0.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.98%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.35%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.66%) Big Data
5 4 (1.10%) OLTP
5 4 (1.10%) DB2
5 4 (1.10%) OLAP
5 4 (1.10%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.83%) MySQL
7 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.28%) Redis
Development Applications
1 130 (35.91%) Selenium
2 64 (17.68%) JIRA
3 51 (14.09%) WebDriver
3 51 (14.09%) Cucumber
4 47 (12.98%) QuickTest Pro
5 30 (8.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (4.97%) FitNesse
7 17 (4.70%) SpecFlow
8 16 (4.42%) WatiN
9 15 (4.14%) MSTest
10 13 (3.59%) LoadRunner
11 11 (3.04%) JUnit
11 11 (3.04%) Visual Studio
12 10 (2.76%) InstallShield
13 9 (2.49%) SoapUI
14 8 (2.21%) Facilita Forecast
14 8 (2.21%) Git (software)
14 8 (2.21%) Rational Performance Tester
15 6 (1.66%) Subversion
15 6 (1.66%) Jenkins
General
1 71 (19.61%) Finance
2 29 (8.01%) Games
3 18 (4.97%) Banking
4 12 (3.31%) Retail
4 12 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.76%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.21%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.66%) Law
7 6 (1.66%) Marketing
8 5 (1.38%) Back Office
9 3 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.83%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.83%) Publishing
10 2 (0.55%) French Language
10 2 (0.55%) Billing
10 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.28%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.43%) HTML
2 41 (11.33%) .NET
3 32 (8.84%) XML
4 27 (7.46%) CSS
5 24 (6.63%) Web Services
6 16 (4.42%) SOAP
6 16 (4.42%) jQuery
7 10 (2.76%) REST
8 8 (2.21%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (1.38%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.10%) Middleware
10 4 (1.10%) Gherkin
11 3 (0.83%) LAMP
12 2 (0.55%) WinForms
12 2 (0.55%) J2SE
12 2 (0.55%) XML Schema
12 2 (0.55%) DOM
12 2 (0.55%) J2EE
12 2 (0.55%) WCF
12 2 (0.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.12%) Computer Science
1 33 (9.12%) Mobile App
2 27 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.59%) Open Source
4 10 (2.76%) iPad
4 10 (2.76%) iPhone
5 8 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.93%) User Experience
6 7 (1.93%) Online Games
6 7 (1.93%) Derivative
6 7 (1.93%) Mathematics
7 6 (1.66%) Replication
7 6 (1.66%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.66%) Social Network
7 6 (1.66%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.10%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.10%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.10%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.83%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.83%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 65 (17.96%) Windows
2 29 (8.01%) Android
3 26 (7.18%) Linux
4 24 (6.63%) UNIX
5 22 (6.08%) Apple iOS
6 16 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (4.14%) Windows 7
8 14 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (3.87%) Windows Vista
8 14 (3.87%) Windows XP
8 14 (3.87%) Windows 8
8 14 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (2.76%) Solaris
10 2 (0.55%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (60.77%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (27.07%) Test Scripting
3 94 (25.97%) Automated Testing
4 92 (25.41%) Manual Testing
5 74 (20.44%) Software Testing
6 65 (17.96%) Test Automation
7 60 (16.57%) Scrum
8 55 (15.19%) Automation Testing
9 50 (13.81%) BDD
10 47 (12.98%) Performance Testing
11 45 (12.43%) Regression Testing
12 39 (10.77%) TDD
12 39 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
13 30 (8.29%) Test Strategy
14 22 (6.08%) Analytics
15 21 (5.80%) System Testing
15 21 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (4.97%) User Stories
17 17 (4.70%) Release Management
17 17 (4.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 117 (32.32%) SQL
2 79 (21.82%) Java
3 72 (19.89%) C#
4 44 (12.15%) JavaScript
5 21 (5.80%) Python
6 19 (5.25%) Ruby
7 15 (4.14%) C++
8 14 (3.87%) PHP
9 12 (3.31%) C
10 10 (2.76%) Perl
11 8 (2.21%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.66%) VBA
13 3 (0.83%) VB
14 2 (0.55%) Scala
14 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.55%) VBScript
14 2 (0.55%) R
14 2 (0.55%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.28%) ActionScript 3.0
15 1 (0.28%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 96 (26.52%) ISEB
2 63 (17.40%) Degree
3 62 (17.13%) ISTQB
4 19 (5.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.93%) HND
6 2 (0.55%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 362 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.83%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 30 (8.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (12.43%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.63%) Oracle
3 16 (4.42%) HP
4 8 (2.21%) Red Hat
4 8 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (1.93%) Telerik
6 5 (1.38%) VMware
7 3 (0.83%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.55%) Google
8 2 (0.55%) Cerillion
8 2 (0.55%) Sony
8 2 (0.55%) SAP
9 1 (0.28%) Adobe
9 1 (0.28%) Intel
9 1 (0.28%) Atlassian
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Salary: 30,000-40,000, Bonus and share scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum, Benefits excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £18k - 24k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum + Benefits
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London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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London
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Salary: competitive
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Bristol
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: Competitive + Benefits
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