The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the England region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 537 624 626
Rank change year-on-year
+87 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 384 338 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.34% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 320 320 321
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
88528 99311 104845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 96.41% 96.33% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 75361 82800 86272
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 23 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +32 133 £45,000 - 22
South East +46 87 £37,750 -4.43% 9
East of England +38 54 £35,000 +7.69% 4
West Midlands +23 40 £27,000 -3.57% 5
North West +35 38 £33,000 -12.00% 1
Yorkshire +11 16 £32,500 - 3
South West +11 10 £32,500 +18.18%
East Midlands +4 6 £33,500 +19.64% 4
QA Tester
UK

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 749 (100.00%) QA
2 405 (54.07%) Agile Software Development
3 353 (47.13%) Selenium
4 216 (28.84%) SQL
5 203 (27.10%) Automated Testing
6 194 (25.90%) ISEB
7 193 (25.77%) Test Automation
8 179 (23.90%) Software Testing
9 178 (23.77%) Regression Testing
10 174 (23.23%) Automation Testing
11 173 (23.10%) Manual Testing
12 168 (22.43%) Java
13 160 (21.36%) Test Scripting
14 156 (20.83%) C#
15 150 (20.03%) Finance
16 146 (19.49%) Degree
17 143 (19.09%) Scrum
18 138 (18.42%) BDD
19 137 (18.29%) ISTQB
20 133 (17.76%) JIRA
21 131 (17.49%) Microsoft
22 129 (17.22%) Windows
23 122 (16.29%) TDD
24 114 (15.22%) Cucumber
25 111 (14.82%) Functional Testing
26 110 (14.69%) Team Foundation Server
27 94 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
28 92 (12.28%) WebDriver
28 92 (12.28%) .NET
29 85 (11.35%) SQL Server

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (2.94%) IIS
2 19 (2.54%) Confluence
3 8 (1.07%) CMS
4 7 (0.93%) Drupal
5 4 (0.53%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.27%) Apache
6 2 (0.27%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.27%) JBoss
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.27%) SAS
7 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 84 (11.21%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.74%) MS Office
3 8 (1.07%) Maya
Business Applications
1 13 (1.74%) MultiFonds
1 13 (1.74%) Sonata
2 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.27%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.47%) SaaS
3 8 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.53%) GitHub
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.60%) VoIP
2 10 (1.34%) IMAP
2 10 (1.34%) NAS
2 10 (1.34%) SAN
2 10 (1.34%) SMTP
2 10 (1.34%) Wireshark
3 9 (1.20%) HTTP
4 3 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.27%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.27%) Internet
6 1 (0.13%) DNS
6 1 (0.13%) Firewall
6 1 (0.13%) SSL
6 1 (0.13%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (11.35%) SQL Server
2 49 (6.54%) MySQL
3 43 (5.74%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.80%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.40%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.40%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.27%) DB2
7 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 353 (47.13%) Selenium
2 133 (17.76%) JIRA
3 114 (15.22%) Cucumber
4 110 (14.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 92 (12.28%) WebDriver
6 84 (11.21%) SoapUI
7 63 (8.41%) JMeter
8 52 (6.94%) JUnit
9 49 (6.54%) Git (software)
10 47 (6.28%) SpecFlow
11 40 (5.34%) FitNesse
12 39 (5.21%) Jenkins
13 34 (4.54%) HP UFT
14 30 (4.01%) TestDirector
15 24 (3.20%) Visual Studio
16 17 (2.27%) Hudson
16 17 (2.27%) NUnit
16 17 (2.27%) TestNG
17 13 (1.74%) NeoLoad
18 12 (1.60%) Appium
General
1 150 (20.03%) Finance
2 41 (5.47%) Games
3 37 (4.94%) Back Office
4 16 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.47%) Banking
6 10 (1.34%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.34%) Marketing
6 10 (1.34%) Retail
7 9 (1.20%) Publishing
8 6 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.40%) Advertising
9 3 (0.40%) Electronics
9 3 (0.40%) Legal
9 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.27%) Automotive
10 2 (0.27%) Front Office
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (12.28%) .NET
2 84 (11.21%) XML
3 59 (7.88%) Web Services
4 43 (5.74%) HTML
5 30 (4.01%) CSS
6 28 (3.74%) SOAP
7 24 (3.20%) Gherkin
8 14 (1.87%) REST
9 12 (1.60%) jQuery
10 11 (1.47%) JSON
11 10 (1.34%) MAPI
12 9 (1.20%) Behat
13 8 (1.07%) RESTful
14 7 (0.93%) LAMP
15 6 (0.80%) .NET Framework
15 6 (0.80%) ASP.NET
15 6 (0.80%) DHTML
15 6 (0.80%) Node.js
15 6 (0.80%) Spring
16 5 (0.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 94 (12.55%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (7.21%) Computer Science
3 44 (5.87%) Mobile App
4 24 (3.20%) Online Games
5 19 (2.54%) User Experience
6 18 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (2.00%) Client/Server
7 15 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (1.74%) Digital Media
9 11 (1.47%) Blackberry
9 11 (1.47%) PMI
10 8 (1.07%) iPad
11 7 (0.93%) Augmented Reality
11 7 (0.93%) Spread Betting
12 5 (0.67%) Artificial Intelligence
12 5 (0.67%) Derivative
12 5 (0.67%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.67%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.67%) NHS
13 4 (0.53%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 129 (17.22%) Windows
2 62 (8.28%) Linux
3 54 (7.21%) Windows Server
4 52 (6.94%) Android
5 49 (6.54%) Apple iOS
6 47 (6.28%) Unix
7 17 (2.27%) Mac OS X
8 14 (1.87%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (54.07%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (27.10%) Automated Testing
3 193 (25.77%) Test Automation
4 179 (23.90%) Software Testing
5 178 (23.77%) Regression Testing
6 174 (23.23%) Automation Testing
7 173 (23.10%) Manual Testing
8 160 (21.36%) Test Scripting
9 143 (19.09%) Scrum
10 138 (18.42%) BDD
11 122 (16.29%) TDD
12 111 (14.82%) Functional Testing
13 79 (10.55%) Continuous Integration
14 77 (10.28%) User Acceptance Testing
15 65 (8.68%) SDLC
16 61 (8.14%) Test Strategy
17 55 (7.34%) Integration Testing
17 55 (7.34%) Performance Testing
17 55 (7.34%) QA Automation
18 46 (6.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 216 (28.84%) SQL
2 168 (22.43%) Java
3 156 (20.83%) C#
4 75 (10.01%) JavaScript
5 54 (7.21%) Python
6 51 (6.81%) Ruby
7 31 (4.14%) PHP
8 29 (3.87%) C++
9 26 (3.47%) Perl
10 19 (2.54%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.87%) Groovy
12 9 (1.20%) C
13 6 (0.80%) ActionScript
13 6 (0.80%) Scala
14 4 (0.53%) Lua
15 3 (0.40%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.40%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.40%) VBScript
16 2 (0.27%) VB
16 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 194 (25.90%) ISEB
2 146 (19.49%) Degree
3 137 (18.29%) ISTQB
4 14 (1.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 11 (1.47%) PMI Certification
6 6 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.13%) PhD
8 1 (0.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 749 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.27%) SDET
System Software
1 23 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 26 (3.47%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.34%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 131 (17.49%) Microsoft
2 32 (4.27%) Oracle
3 24 (3.20%) VMware
4 14 (1.87%) Google
5 12 (1.60%) HP
6 6 (0.80%) Atlassian
7 5 (0.67%) Apple
7 5 (0.67%) SAP
7 5 (0.67%) Telerik
8 4 (0.53%) IBM
9 3 (0.40%) Pega
9 3 (0.40%) Rally
9 3 (0.40%) Splunk
9 3 (0.40%) StreamBase
10 2 (0.27%) IFS
10 2 (0.27%) Infor
10 2 (0.27%) Sage
10 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.27%) Twitter
11 1 (0.13%) Dynatrace
Woking, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 32,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum, Benefits Multiple benefits including health
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Derby
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
South East London
Teach First
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Tony Timmins Associates
Salary: From £22,000 to £24,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits+Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bright IT
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Bonus & Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £30000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southwark, London
Zoopla Property Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £37000 - £41000 per annum + amazing benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Zoopla Property Group Plc
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 9 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 11 days ago