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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 501 498 540
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 121 136 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.29% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.31% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 114 122 89
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £57,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
41131 43401 41192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.17% 93.52% 93.50%
Number of salaries quoted 35099 36258 34578
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +14 18 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Feltham - 2 £20,000 -
Teddington - 1 £23,500 -
Chiswick - 1 £31,500 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 221 (100.00%) QA
2 118 (53.39%) Selenium
3 111 (50.23%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (36.65%) Java
5 63 (28.51%) Cucumber
6 60 (27.15%) C#
7 58 (26.24%) WebDriver
8 55 (24.89%) Manual Testing
9 52 (23.53%) Automated Testing
10 50 (22.62%) Finance
11 49 (22.17%) Software Testing
12 47 (21.27%) BDD
13 44 (19.91%) Degree
14 43 (19.46%) Test Scripting
14 43 (19.46%) Automation Testing
15 41 (18.55%) Test Automation
15 41 (18.55%) ISEB
16 39 (17.65%) Computer Science
17 38 (17.19%) Scrum
18 36 (16.29%) SQL
19 33 (14.93%) Ruby
20 32 (14.48%) JIRA
21 30 (13.57%) Android
22 29 (13.12%) ISTQB
22 29 (13.12%) Apple iOS
22 29 (13.12%) Mobile App
23 27 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
23 27 (12.22%) Windows
24 26 (11.76%) E-Commerce
24 26 (11.76%) Regression Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (1.36%) CMS
1 3 (1.36%) Confluence
2 1 (0.45%) Node.js
2 1 (0.45%) Joomla!
2 1 (0.45%) Drupal
2 1 (0.45%) IIS
2 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (2.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.88%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.36%) HTTP
2 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.45%) SAN
2 1 (0.45%) Internet
2 1 (0.45%) DVB
2 1 (0.45%) SS7
2 1 (0.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.52%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.81%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.36%) MySQL
7 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.90%) Big Data
7 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.45%) OLTP
8 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.45%) DB2
8 1 (0.45%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 118 (53.39%) Selenium
2 63 (28.51%) Cucumber
3 58 (26.24%) WebDriver
4 32 (14.48%) JIRA
5 20 (9.05%) SpecFlow
6 16 (7.24%) FitNesse
7 15 (6.79%) Subversion
7 15 (6.79%) HP UFT
8 13 (5.88%) NUnit
8 13 (5.88%) WATIR
9 11 (4.98%) TeamCity
9 11 (4.98%) Git (software)
9 11 (4.98%) JBehave
9 11 (4.98%) JUnit
10 10 (4.52%) JMeter
10 10 (4.52%) CppUnit
11 9 (4.07%) Eclipse
11 9 (4.07%) Rational Robot
12 7 (3.17%) Appium
13 6 (2.71%) LoadRunner
General
1 50 (22.62%) Finance
2 25 (11.31%) Games
3 14 (6.33%) Banking
4 13 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.07%) Retail
6 6 (2.71%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.71%) Advertising
6 6 (2.71%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.81%) Marketing
7 4 (1.81%) Law
7 4 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.81%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.45%) French Language
8 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.95%) .NET
2 16 (7.24%) Web Services
3 12 (5.43%) HTML
3 12 (5.43%) REST
3 12 (5.43%) SOAP
4 7 (3.17%) CSS
4 7 (3.17%) J2EE
4 7 (3.17%) XML
5 6 (2.71%) J2SE
6 4 (1.81%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (1.81%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.90%) DOM
7 2 (0.90%) HTML5
7 2 (0.90%) JSON
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.45%) WPF
8 1 (0.45%) Grails
8 1 (0.45%) Django
8 1 (0.45%) jQuery
8 1 (0.45%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 39 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 29 (13.12%) Mobile App
3 27 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.52%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.62%) Replication
6 6 (2.71%) Equities
6 6 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.26%) Social Network
7 5 (2.26%) Online Games
8 4 (1.81%) Online Gambling
8 4 (1.81%) Spread Betting
8 4 (1.81%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.81%) User Experience
9 3 (1.36%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.36%) iPad
9 3 (1.36%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.90%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.90%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.90%) Derivative
11 1 (0.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.57%) Android
2 29 (13.12%) Apple iOS
3 27 (12.22%) Windows
4 17 (7.69%) UNIX
5 16 (7.24%) Linux
6 5 (2.26%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.26%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.26%) Windows Vista
6 5 (2.26%) Windows 8
6 5 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) CentOS
7 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (50.23%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (24.89%) Manual Testing
3 52 (23.53%) Automated Testing
4 49 (22.17%) Software Testing
5 47 (21.27%) BDD
6 43 (19.46%) Test Scripting
6 43 (19.46%) Automation Testing
7 41 (18.55%) Test Automation
8 38 (17.19%) Scrum
9 26 (11.76%) E-Commerce
9 26 (11.76%) Regression Testing
10 25 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (10.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (9.05%) TDD
13 17 (7.69%) System Testing
13 17 (7.69%) SDLC
14 15 (6.79%) OO
15 14 (6.33%) User Stories
16 13 (5.88%) Multithreading
17 12 (5.43%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 81 (36.65%) Java
2 60 (27.15%) C#
3 36 (16.29%) SQL
4 33 (14.93%) Ruby
5 18 (8.14%) JavaScript
6 17 (7.69%) Python
7 13 (5.88%) C++
8 11 (4.98%) PHP
9 7 (3.17%) ActionScript
10 6 (2.71%) C
11 3 (1.36%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.36%) Groovy
12 1 (0.45%) F#
12 1 (0.45%) Scala
12 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.45%) VC++
12 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.45%) VBScript
12 1 (0.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (19.91%) Degree
2 41 (18.55%) ISEB
3 29 (13.12%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.90%) MBA
5 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.81%) SCCM
2 3 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.45%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 23 (10.41%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.62%) Oracle
3 3 (1.36%) Marketo
4 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.45%) VMware
5 1 (0.45%) Splunk
5 1 (0.45%) SAP
5 1 (0.45%) Cisco
5 1 (0.45%) HP
5 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
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