The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the London 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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 546 500 507
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 82 173 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.35% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.37% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 76 155 108
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £63,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
QA Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
41866 46477 42712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.51% 93.87% 93.97%
Number of salaries quoted 35331 38373 36053
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

QA Tester
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the London region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in London

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in London

QA Tester
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 21 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
City of London +17 15 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Ealing - 8 £60,000 -
Teddington - 3 £36,000 -
Chiswick +2 1 £42,500 -5.55%
Southwark - 1 £28,500 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the London 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.

1 166 (100.00%) QA
2 102 (61.45%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (33.73%) Selenium
4 52 (31.33%) Test Scripting
5 50 (30.12%) Finance
6 44 (26.51%) Manual Testing
7 42 (25.30%) Java
7 42 (25.30%) SQL
8 40 (24.10%) Automated Testing
9 39 (23.49%) Cucumber
10 35 (21.08%) Test Automation
11 33 (19.88%) WebDriver
12 32 (19.28%) Scrum
13 31 (18.67%) JIRA
14 30 (18.07%) BDD
15 28 (16.87%) Regression Testing
15 28 (16.87%) SQL Server
15 28 (16.87%) ISEB
16 27 (16.27%) Android
17 26 (15.66%) Software Testing
17 26 (15.66%) Microsoft
17 26 (15.66%) C#
18 25 (15.06%) Mobile App
19 23 (13.86%) Windows
20 22 (13.25%) Degree
21 21 (12.65%) Apple iOS
21 21 (12.65%) Analytics
22 20 (12.05%) Web Services
23 19 (11.45%) ISTQB
23 19 (11.45%) Automation Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 12 (7.23%) IIS
2 8 (4.82%) Apache
3 3 (1.81%) CMS
3 3 (1.81%) Drupal
3 3 (1.81%) Confluence
4 1 (0.60%) Node.js
4 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.60%) Mule
4 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.20%) Internet
2 1 (0.60%) DVB
2 1 (0.60%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.87%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.24%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.61%) Big Data
5 4 (2.41%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (2.41%) OLTP
5 4 (2.41%) DB2
5 4 (2.41%) OLAP
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.20%) MySQL
7 1 (0.60%) SSDT
7 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.60%) Redis
7 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 56 (33.73%) Selenium
2 39 (23.49%) Cucumber
3 33 (19.88%) WebDriver
4 31 (18.67%) JIRA
5 12 (7.23%) SpecFlow
6 11 (6.63%) JUnit
6 11 (6.63%) LoadRunner
7 9 (5.42%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (4.82%) Facilita Forecast
8 8 (4.82%) Rational Performance Tester
9 5 (3.01%) JBehave
10 4 (2.41%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.41%) Git (software)
10 4 (2.41%) Calabash
10 4 (2.41%) Subversion
11 3 (1.81%) Bugzilla
11 3 (1.81%) WATIR
11 3 (1.81%) WebLOAD
11 3 (1.81%) FitNesse
11 3 (1.81%) Jenkins
General
1 50 (30.12%) Finance
2 18 (10.84%) Games
3 17 (10.24%) Banking
4 9 (5.42%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.82%) Financial Institution
5 8 (4.82%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.61%) Retail
7 5 (3.01%) Back Office
7 5 (3.01%) Marketing
8 3 (1.81%) Publishing
8 3 (1.81%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.81%) Law
8 3 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.20%) Billing
10 1 (0.60%) Advertising
10 1 (0.60%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.05%) Web Services
2 18 (10.84%) HTML
3 13 (7.83%) CSS
4 11 (6.63%) SOAP
5 10 (6.02%) REST
6 8 (4.82%) .NET
6 8 (4.82%) XML
7 3 (1.81%) jQuery
8 2 (1.20%) DOM
8 2 (1.20%) J2EE
8 2 (1.20%) J2SE
8 2 (1.20%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.20%) JSON
9 1 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.60%) WCF
9 1 (0.60%) LINQ
9 1 (0.60%) Django
9 1 (0.60%) LAMP
9 1 (0.60%) Spring
9 1 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.06%) Mobile App
2 12 (7.23%) Open Source
3 11 (6.63%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.02%) iPad
4 10 (6.02%) iPhone
5 7 (4.22%) Derivative
6 6 (3.61%) Mathematics
6 6 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.61%) Social Network
6 6 (3.61%) Credit Risk
6 6 (3.61%) Replication
7 4 (2.41%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.41%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.81%) User Experience
8 3 (1.81%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.81%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.20%) Online Games
9 2 (1.20%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.20%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.20%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.27%) Android
2 23 (13.86%) Windows
3 21 (12.65%) Apple iOS
4 16 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (8.43%) Windows 7
5 14 (8.43%) Windows XP
5 14 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (8.43%) Windows Vista
5 14 (8.43%) Windows 8
5 14 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (6.63%) Linux
7 7 (4.22%) UNIX
8 2 (1.20%) Solaris
9 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (61.45%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (31.33%) Test Scripting
3 44 (26.51%) Manual Testing
4 40 (24.10%) Automated Testing
5 35 (21.08%) Test Automation
6 32 (19.28%) Scrum
7 30 (18.07%) BDD
8 28 (16.87%) Regression Testing
9 26 (15.66%) Software Testing
10 21 (12.65%) Analytics
11 19 (11.45%) Automation Testing
12 17 (10.24%) TDD
13 15 (9.04%) Performance Testing
14 14 (8.43%) OOP
14 14 (8.43%) OO
15 13 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (7.83%) Test Strategy
16 12 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
18 9 (5.42%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 42 (25.30%) Java
1 42 (25.30%) SQL
2 26 (15.66%) C#
3 15 (9.04%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.82%) C
4 8 (4.82%) Python
5 6 (3.61%) VBA
5 6 (3.61%) Ruby
6 5 (3.01%) PHP
7 3 (1.81%) C++
8 2 (1.20%) Perl
8 2 (1.20%) VBScript
8 2 (1.20%) Scala
8 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.20%) R
9 1 (0.60%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (0.60%) Clojure
9 1 (0.60%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (16.87%) ISEB
2 22 (13.25%) Degree
3 19 (11.45%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.20%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 6 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.42%) HP
2 9 (5.42%) Oracle
3 7 (4.22%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.81%) ION Trading
5 2 (1.20%) Google
5 2 (1.20%) Cerillion
5 2 (1.20%) Sony
6 1 (0.60%) Intel
6 1 (0.60%) Adobe
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Posted: 3 hours ago
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