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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 522 541 432
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -109
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 88 94 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.21% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.22% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 75 87 193
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £35,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +0.71%
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
41703 42749 45256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.82% 93.94% 94.45%
Number of salaries quoted 35553 35221 39129
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £78,500
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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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
(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 +15 12 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Hounslow - 2 £67,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £35,000 -
Sidcup -8 1 £42,250 +20.71%
Teddington - 1 £45,000 -
Chiswick - 1 £45,000 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 222 (100.00%) QA
2 125 (56.31%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (31.53%) Selenium
4 67 (30.18%) Finance
5 65 (29.28%) Java
6 64 (28.83%) SQL
7 58 (26.13%) Degree
8 53 (23.87%) Test Scripting
9 51 (22.97%) Manual Testing
10 50 (22.52%) Test Automation
11 49 (22.07%) Automated Testing
11 49 (22.07%) Scrum
12 46 (20.72%) Software Testing
13 44 (19.82%) ISEB
14 38 (17.12%) WebDriver
15 36 (16.22%) JIRA
16 35 (15.77%) SQL Server
17 34 (15.32%) C#
18 33 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
19 31 (13.96%) Microsoft
20 30 (13.51%) Python
20 30 (13.51%) Windows
20 30 (13.51%) Automation Testing
21 28 (12.61%) E-Commerce
21 28 (12.61%) ISTQB
21 28 (12.61%) Cucumber
22 27 (12.16%) BDD
22 27 (12.16%) Computer Science
22 27 (12.16%) Linux
23 26 (11.71%) Mobile App

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 14 (6.31%) CMS
2 13 (5.86%) Drupal
3 6 (2.70%) IIS
4 4 (1.80%) Apache
5 3 (1.35%) Confluence
6 2 (0.90%) Node.js
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (5.86%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.15%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.05%) MySQL
3 6 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.25%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.80%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.90%) Redis
6 2 (0.90%) Neo4j
6 2 (0.90%) Big Data
6 2 (0.90%) Hazelcast
6 2 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.90%) DB2
6 2 (0.90%) OLAP
6 2 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.45%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 70 (31.53%) Selenium
2 38 (17.12%) WebDriver
3 36 (16.22%) JIRA
4 28 (12.61%) Cucumber
5 17 (7.66%) JUnit
5 17 (7.66%) QuickTest Pro
6 14 (6.31%) Bugzilla
7 10 (4.50%) SpecFlow
8 9 (4.05%) Git (software)
8 9 (4.05%) LoadRunner
8 9 (4.05%) JBehave
9 8 (3.60%) Jasmine
9 8 (3.60%) JMeter
10 7 (3.15%) Subversion
10 7 (3.15%) FitNesse
11 6 (2.70%) SilkTest
11 6 (2.70%) InstallShield
11 6 (2.70%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (2.70%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 67 (30.18%) Finance
2 21 (9.46%) Games
3 14 (6.31%) Financial Institution
3 14 (6.31%) Marketing
4 10 (4.50%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.50%) Investment Banking
4 10 (4.50%) Banking
5 7 (3.15%) Retail
6 5 (2.25%) Back Office
7 4 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.35%) Billing
8 3 (1.35%) Law
9 2 (0.90%) Advertising
9 2 (0.90%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.90%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.11%) Web Services
2 13 (5.86%) HTML
3 11 (4.95%) .NET
3 11 (4.95%) CSS
4 10 (4.50%) REST
5 9 (4.05%) SOAP
6 8 (3.60%) XML
7 7 (3.15%) Spring
8 6 (2.70%) RESTful
9 3 (1.35%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.35%) J2EE
10 2 (0.90%) DOM
10 2 (0.90%) Flash
10 2 (0.90%) J2SE
10 2 (0.90%) MDX
10 2 (0.90%) jQuery
10 2 (0.90%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.90%) Natural Language Processing
10 2 (0.90%) Backbone.js
10 2 (0.90%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (12.16%) Computer Science
3 26 (11.71%) Mobile App
4 21 (9.46%) iPhone
5 14 (6.31%) Open Source
6 13 (5.86%) Client/Server
7 10 (4.50%) User Experience
8 8 (3.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (3.60%) Equities
8 8 (3.60%) Derivative
9 6 (2.70%) Fixed Income
10 5 (2.25%) iPad
10 5 (2.25%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.80%) N-Tier
12 3 (1.35%) Cryptography
12 3 (1.35%) Credit Risk
12 3 (1.35%) Social Gaming
13 2 (0.90%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.90%) Social Network
13 2 (0.90%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.51%) Windows
2 27 (12.16%) Linux
3 18 (8.11%) Apple iOS
3 18 (8.11%) Android
4 12 (5.41%) UNIX
5 8 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.15%) Solaris
7 4 (1.80%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.80%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.80%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.80%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.90%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (56.31%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (23.87%) Test Scripting
3 51 (22.97%) Manual Testing
4 50 (22.52%) Test Automation
5 49 (22.07%) Scrum
5 49 (22.07%) Automated Testing
6 46 (20.72%) Software Testing
7 30 (13.51%) Automation Testing
8 28 (12.61%) E-Commerce
9 27 (12.16%) BDD
10 23 (10.36%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (9.46%) Performance Testing
12 20 (9.01%) TDD
13 18 (8.11%) Regression Testing
13 18 (8.11%) Analytics
14 17 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (6.76%) Test Strategy
16 14 (6.31%) OO
16 14 (6.31%) Black-Box Testing
17 12 (5.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 65 (29.28%) Java
2 64 (28.83%) SQL
3 34 (15.32%) C#
4 30 (13.51%) Python
5 19 (8.56%) JavaScript
6 14 (6.31%) Ruby
7 10 (4.50%) C++
8 9 (4.05%) Perl
8 9 (4.05%) PHP
9 8 (3.60%) VBScript
9 8 (3.60%) C
10 6 (2.70%) Lua
11 5 (2.25%) ActionScript
11 5 (2.25%) Scala
12 4 (1.80%) VBA
13 3 (1.35%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.35%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.90%) SPARQL
14 2 (0.90%) VB
15 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (26.13%) Degree
2 44 (19.82%) ISEB
3 28 (12.61%) ISTQB
4 22 (9.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (13.96%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.05%) HP
3 7 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.80%) Cerillion
5 2 (0.90%) Terracotta
5 2 (0.90%) ION Trading
5 2 (0.90%) Adobe
6 1 (0.45%) Sun
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle
6 1 (0.45%) Sybase
6 1 (0.45%) Remedy
6 1 (0.45%) Sony
6 1 (0.45%) VMware
6 1 (0.45%) Google
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Medical - Pensions - Bonus 10%
Posted: 17 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Periscopix
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago