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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 503 546 481
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -65
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 142 107 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.26% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.27% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 139 95 146
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,200 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -9.62%
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
39136 39804 41394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 95.70% 95.78% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 33735 33728 33851
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 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,001
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
(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
Ealing -8 13 £55,000 -
City of London +55 7 £40,000 -27.27% 3
Twickenham - 1 £30,000 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 275 (100.00%) QA
2 179 (65.09%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (52.73%) Selenium
4 90 (32.73%) Automation Testing
5 86 (31.27%) BDD
5 86 (31.27%) WebDriver
6 83 (30.18%) C#
7 80 (29.09%) Automated Testing
8 74 (26.91%) Continuous Integration
9 73 (26.55%) Test Automation
10 68 (24.73%) SQL
11 67 (24.36%) TDD
12 65 (23.64%) Finance
13 64 (23.27%) SpecFlow
14 63 (22.91%) Cucumber
15 62 (22.55%) Scrum
15 62 (22.55%) Java
16 60 (21.82%) Manual Testing
17 53 (19.27%) Degree
17 53 (19.27%) Windows
18 52 (18.91%) Microsoft
19 46 (16.73%) Software Testing
20 45 (16.36%) Team Foundation Server
21 44 (16.00%) Test Scripting
22 41 (14.91%) Computer Science
23 40 (14.55%) Ruby
24 38 (13.82%) ISEB
25 37 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
25 37 (13.45%) Regression Testing
26 36 (13.09%) Android

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (2.18%) Confluence
2 5 (1.82%) Drupal
3 4 (1.45%) CMS
3 4 (1.45%) IIS
4 3 (1.09%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.73%) Apache
5 2 (0.73%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.55%) Maya
3 5 (1.82%) MS Office
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.73%) SaaS
2 4 (1.45%) GitHub
3 2 (0.73%) Office 365
4 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.55%) Internet
2 3 (1.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.73%) HTTP
3 2 (0.73%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.36%) SAN
4 1 (0.36%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (12.73%) Relational Database
2 15 (5.45%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.18%) Big Data
4 2 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.36%) MySQL
5 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 145 (52.73%) Selenium
2 86 (31.27%) WebDriver
3 64 (23.27%) SpecFlow
4 63 (22.91%) Cucumber
5 45 (16.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (10.55%) JIRA
7 24 (8.73%) HP UFT
7 24 (8.73%) Jenkins
8 23 (8.36%) Git (software)
9 19 (6.91%) JUnit
10 16 (5.82%) FitNesse
11 14 (5.09%) JMeter
12 13 (4.73%) Hudson
13 11 (4.00%) JBehave
13 11 (4.00%) SoapUI
14 10 (3.64%) RSpec
14 10 (3.64%) Subversion
15 9 (3.27%) Appium
16 8 (2.91%) Bugzilla
16 8 (2.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (23.64%) Finance
2 19 (6.91%) Law
3 18 (6.55%) Games
4 16 (5.82%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.27%) Banking
5 9 (3.27%) Marketing
5 9 (3.27%) Retail
6 8 (2.91%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (2.18%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.45%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.45%) Legal
9 4 (1.45%) Publishing
10 3 (1.09%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.73%) iGaming
12 1 (0.36%) Advertising
12 1 (0.36%) Electronics
12 1 (0.36%) Front Office
12 1 (0.36%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.91%) Web Services
2 18 (6.55%) .NET
3 16 (5.82%) HTML
4 12 (4.36%) SOAP
5 11 (4.00%) XML
6 9 (3.27%) CSS
6 9 (3.27%) REST
7 5 (1.82%) HTML5
7 5 (1.82%) jQuery
8 4 (1.45%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.09%) WCF
10 2 (0.73%) Flash
10 2 (0.73%) J2EE
10 2 (0.73%) J2SE
10 2 (0.73%) Java EE
10 2 (0.73%) JSON
10 2 (0.73%) Lucene
11 1 (0.36%) DHTML
11 1 (0.36%) JSP
11 1 (0.36%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.91%) Computer Science
2 37 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (9.45%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (4.00%) Client/Server
6 10 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.55%) Digital Media
8 6 (2.18%) Online Games
9 5 (1.82%) iPad
9 5 (1.82%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.82%) Social Network
10 3 (1.09%) Animation
10 3 (1.09%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.09%) Fintech
10 3 (1.09%) Online Gambling
11 2 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.73%) Derivative
11 2 (0.73%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.73%) Semantic Web
11 2 (0.73%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 53 (19.27%) Windows
2 36 (13.09%) Android
2 36 (13.09%) Apple iOS
3 25 (9.09%) Linux
4 24 (8.73%) Unix
5 9 (3.27%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.09%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.36%) CentOS
7 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (65.09%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (32.73%) Automation Testing
3 86 (31.27%) BDD
4 80 (29.09%) Automated Testing
5 74 (26.91%) Continuous Integration
6 73 (26.55%) Test Automation
7 67 (24.36%) TDD
8 62 (22.55%) Scrum
9 60 (21.82%) Manual Testing
10 46 (16.73%) Software Testing
11 44 (16.00%) Test Scripting
12 37 (13.45%) Regression Testing
13 35 (12.73%) Kanban
14 31 (11.27%) E-Commerce
14 31 (11.27%) Test Strategy
15 30 (10.91%) Pair Programming
15 30 (10.91%) Software Engineering
16 29 (10.55%) QA Automation
17 27 (9.82%) Refactoring
18 25 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (30.18%) C#
2 68 (24.73%) SQL
3 62 (22.55%) Java
4 40 (14.55%) Ruby
5 26 (9.45%) JavaScript
6 25 (9.09%) C++
7 20 (7.27%) Python
8 13 (4.73%) PHP
9 9 (3.27%) Groovy
10 5 (1.82%) VBScript
11 4 (1.45%) ActionScript
12 3 (1.09%) Lua
13 2 (0.73%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.73%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.73%) VBA
14 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.36%) C
14 1 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 53 (19.27%) Degree
2 38 (13.82%) ISEB
3 33 (12.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (1.45%) SDET
3 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (5.45%) SCCM
2 3 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.36%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 52 (18.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (1.82%) Atlassian
3 4 (1.45%) Google
4 3 (1.09%) HP
5 2 (0.73%) iManage
5 2 (0.73%) Interwoven
5 2 (0.73%) Marketo
5 2 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.73%) Splunk
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco
6 1 (0.36%) Rally
6 1 (0.36%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.36%) SAP
6 1 (0.36%) Twitter
6 1 (0.36%) VMware
6 1 (0.36%) Yantra
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £50,000 to £55,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Jambo Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Shares, bonus, bens
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50,000 to £65,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
ABILITY Resorucing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits, Options
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 16 days ago