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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 616 616 631
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 300 245 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.25% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 264 221 260
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,250 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,250 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106804 98560 112219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.50% 94.70% 94.81%
Number of salaries quoted 87442 82989 96889
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +7 174 £40,000 -5.88% 24
South East -2 55 £42,500 +30.76% 11
East of England -4 22 £32,500 -7.14% 4
South West -8 19 £36,000 +5.88% 4
West Midlands +3 11 £25,500 -31.08%
North West +4 8 £27,500 -21.42% 2
East Midlands - 6 £26,000 -
Yorkshire -69 4 £32,000 -8.57% 1
North East -10 1 £30,000 -
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 522 (100.00%) QA
2 218 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
3 209 (40.04%) Degree
4 204 (39.08%) SQL
5 176 (33.72%) Selenium
6 156 (29.89%) Java
7 141 (27.01%) Test Automation
8 135 (25.86%) Automated Testing
9 131 (25.10%) Manual Testing
10 130 (24.90%) ISEB
11 128 (24.52%) Computer Science
12 127 (24.33%) Finance
13 122 (23.37%) C#
14 120 (22.99%) Software Testing
15 118 (22.61%) .NET
16 102 (19.54%) SQL Server
17 88 (16.86%) Automation Testing
18 80 (15.33%) Test Scripting
19 74 (14.18%) Python
20 73 (13.98%) ISTQB
21 70 (13.41%) Test Strategy
22 69 (13.22%) Scrum
23 66 (12.64%) C++
24 65 (12.45%) Microsoft
25 64 (12.26%) JIRA
26 61 (11.69%) User Acceptance Testing
27 60 (11.49%) Linux
28 58 (11.11%) JavaScript
28 58 (11.11%) Regression Testing
29 56 (10.73%) E-Commerce

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (3.64%) Confluence
2 13 (2.49%) Apache
3 10 (1.92%) IIS
4 6 (1.15%) CMS
5 4 (0.77%) TWiki
5 4 (0.77%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.77%) OpenEdge
5 4 (0.77%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.57%) Drupal
6 3 (0.57%) Node.js
7 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.19%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 36 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.34%) MS Office
3 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.02%) Internet
2 8 (1.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.19%) SSH
3 1 (0.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (4.41%) MySQL
4 17 (3.26%) Relational Database
5 16 (3.07%) Riak
5 16 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
5 16 (3.07%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.53%) SQLPlus
7 7 (1.34%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.96%) Big Data
10 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.19%) InterSystems Cache
13 1 (0.19%) DB2
13 1 (0.19%) OLAP
13 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 176 (33.72%) Selenium
2 64 (12.26%) JIRA
3 53 (10.15%) WebDriver
4 36 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 34 (6.51%) FitNesse
6 31 (5.94%) Cucumber
7 30 (5.75%) JUnit
8 19 (3.64%) JMeter
9 18 (3.45%) NUnit
10 15 (2.87%) SoapUI
11 14 (2.68%) Jenkins
12 11 (2.11%) WinRunner
12 11 (2.11%) Visual Studio
12 11 (2.11%) SpecFlow
13 10 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (1.92%) JSUnit
13 10 (1.92%) jMock
14 9 (1.72%) Eclipse
14 9 (1.72%) TestComplete
15 8 (1.53%) TeamCity
General
1 127 (24.33%) Finance
2 30 (5.75%) Games
3 27 (5.17%) Marketing
4 25 (4.79%) Banking
5 22 (4.21%) Retail
6 19 (3.64%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.34%) Online Betting
9 4 (0.77%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.57%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.57%) Publishing
11 2 (0.38%) Electronics
11 2 (0.38%) Front Office
11 2 (0.38%) Back Office
11 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (22.61%) .NET
2 37 (7.09%) HTML
3 24 (4.60%) XML
4 21 (4.02%) Web Services
5 17 (3.26%) CSS
6 14 (2.68%) HTML5
6 14 (2.68%) ASP.NET
7 12 (2.30%) .NET Framework
8 11 (2.11%) SOAP
8 11 (2.11%) Gherkin
9 10 (1.92%) jQuery
10 9 (1.72%) LAMP
11 8 (1.53%) Silverlight
12 5 (0.96%) Ajax
12 5 (0.96%) Swing
13 4 (0.77%) Smart GWT
13 4 (0.77%) JDBC
13 4 (0.77%) JSP
13 4 (0.77%) WCF
13 4 (0.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 128 (24.52%) Computer Science
2 34 (6.51%) Mathematics
3 28 (5.36%) Derivative
4 25 (4.79%) Mobile App
5 21 (4.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 21 (4.02%) Open Source
6 20 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.49%) NHS
8 11 (2.11%) Animation
9 10 (1.92%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.34%) Equities
10 7 (1.34%) Social Media
11 6 (1.15%) Biometrics
12 5 (0.96%) Online Games
12 5 (0.96%) Online Gambling
12 5 (0.96%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.96%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.77%) iPhone
13 4 (0.77%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.77%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 60 (11.49%) Linux
2 46 (8.81%) Windows
3 37 (7.09%) Apple iOS
3 37 (7.09%) Android
4 23 (4.41%) UNIX
5 7 (1.34%) Windows Vista
5 7 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.34%) Windows XP
5 7 (1.34%) Windows 8
5 7 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.57%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (27.01%) Test Automation
3 135 (25.86%) Automated Testing
4 131 (25.10%) Manual Testing
5 120 (22.99%) Software Testing
6 88 (16.86%) Automation Testing
7 80 (15.33%) Test Scripting
8 70 (13.41%) Test Strategy
9 69 (13.22%) Scrum
10 61 (11.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 58 (11.11%) Regression Testing
12 56 (10.73%) E-Commerce
13 45 (8.62%) User Stories
14 42 (8.05%) OO
15 40 (7.66%) TDD
15 40 (7.66%) Performance Testing
16 36 (6.90%) System Testing
17 33 (6.32%) BDD
18 31 (5.94%) Integration Testing
19 28 (5.36%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 204 (39.08%) SQL
2 156 (29.89%) Java
3 122 (23.37%) C#
4 74 (14.18%) Python
5 66 (12.64%) C++
6 58 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 37 (7.09%) PHP
7 37 (7.09%) Ruby
8 26 (4.98%) Perl
9 22 (4.21%) T-SQL
10 18 (3.45%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.11%) Delphi
12 10 (1.92%) Lua
13 9 (1.72%) C
14 8 (1.53%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.34%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.34%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.34%) F#
16 5 (0.96%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 209 (40.04%) Degree
2 130 (24.90%) ISEB
3 73 (13.98%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.77%) HND
5 2 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.19%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 522 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 65 (12.45%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.47%) Oracle
3 15 (2.87%) Telerik
4 8 (1.53%) HP
4 8 (1.53%) IBM
5 4 (0.77%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.57%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.38%) SAP
7 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.19%) VMware
8 1 (0.19%) Mercator
8 1 (0.19%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe
8 1 (0.19%) Apple
8 1 (0.19%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.19%) InterSystems
8 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
West London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £75 - £100 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Blue Glue
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
JPS Selection
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Grey Bridge
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £25k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago