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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 504 527 474
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -53
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 134 79 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.18% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.19% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 119 75 165
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
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
42908 41018 46961
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.40% 93.55% 94.55%
Number of salaries quoted 35852 34457 40696
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 September 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 September 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 +25 35 £42,500 -22.72% 4
Docklands, London - 1 £62,500 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 294 (100.00%) QA
2 189 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (40.48%) Finance
4 118 (40.14%) Degree
5 106 (36.05%) Selenium
6 97 (32.99%) Java
7 90 (30.61%) Manual Testing
8 80 (27.21%) SQL
9 78 (26.53%) Software Testing
10 70 (23.81%) Automated Testing
11 68 (23.13%) ISEB
12 65 (22.11%) Analytical Skills
13 64 (21.77%) Test Automation
14 62 (21.09%) Scrum
15 61 (20.75%) Regression Testing
16 59 (20.07%) C#
17 58 (19.73%) Test Scripting
18 54 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
19 52 (17.69%) Computer Science
20 51 (17.35%) JIRA
21 49 (16.67%) WebDriver
22 46 (15.65%) Python
23 44 (14.97%) ISTQB
24 37 (12.59%) Cucumber
25 35 (11.90%) Linux
26 33 (11.22%) E-Commerce
26 33 (11.22%) JavaScript
26 33 (11.22%) BDD
26 33 (11.22%) System Testing
26 33 (11.22%) Performance Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (4.76%) Confluence
2 5 (1.70%) CMS
2 5 (1.70%) Drupal
3 4 (1.36%) Node.js
4 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.34%) Magento
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.72%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) GitHub
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.78%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.04%) Internet
3 2 (0.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.42%) MySQL
3 7 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.38%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.36%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.36%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (1.36%) Redis
5 3 (1.02%) Neo4j
5 3 (1.02%) Hazelcast
5 3 (1.02%) SQLPlus
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.68%) DB2
6 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.68%) Big Data
7 1 (0.34%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 106 (36.05%) Selenium
2 51 (17.35%) JIRA
3 49 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 37 (12.59%) Cucumber
5 26 (8.84%) QuickTest Pro
6 23 (7.82%) JUnit
7 17 (5.78%) JMeter
8 13 (4.42%) SilkTest
9 11 (3.74%) Bugzilla
9 11 (3.74%) FitNesse
9 11 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (3.40%) jMock
11 9 (3.06%) Git (software)
12 8 (2.72%) NUnit
12 8 (2.72%) LoadRunner
12 8 (2.72%) Jasmine
13 7 (2.38%) SpecFlow
14 6 (2.04%) Subversion
14 6 (2.04%) Rational Robot
15 5 (1.70%) Robotium
General
1 119 (40.48%) Finance
2 24 (8.16%) Games
3 18 (6.12%) Financial Institution
4 12 (4.08%) Retail
5 11 (3.74%) Marketing
6 7 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.04%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.04%) Banking
8 3 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.02%) Law
9 2 (0.68%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.68%) Front Office
9 2 (0.68%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.86%) .NET
2 14 (4.76%) XML
2 14 (4.76%) J2EE
3 12 (4.08%) Web Services
4 11 (3.74%) HTML
5 8 (2.72%) RESTful
5 8 (2.72%) SOAP
5 8 (2.72%) Gherkin
5 8 (2.72%) REST
6 7 (2.38%) Spring
7 6 (2.04%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.70%) CSS
9 4 (1.36%) Natural Language Processing
10 3 (1.02%) Backbone.js
10 3 (1.02%) Apache Camel
10 3 (1.02%) J2SE
10 3 (1.02%) Middleware
10 3 (1.02%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (0.68%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 65 (22.11%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (17.69%) Computer Science
3 25 (8.50%) Open Source
4 24 (8.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (7.82%) Derivative
5 23 (7.82%) Mobile App
6 19 (6.46%) Equities
7 10 (3.40%) iPhone
8 9 (3.06%) User Experience
8 9 (3.06%) Mathematics
9 6 (2.04%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.70%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.70%) Spread Betting
11 4 (1.36%) Online Games
11 4 (1.36%) Online Gambling
12 3 (1.02%) N-Tier
12 3 (1.02%) Cryptography
12 3 (1.02%) Handset
13 2 (0.68%) Social Gaming
13 2 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.90%) Linux
2 28 (9.52%) Apple iOS
3 26 (8.84%) Android
4 20 (6.80%) UNIX
5 19 (6.46%) Windows
6 3 (1.02%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.34%) Solaris
7 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (30.61%) Manual Testing
3 78 (26.53%) Software Testing
4 70 (23.81%) Automated Testing
5 64 (21.77%) Test Automation
6 62 (21.09%) Scrum
7 61 (20.75%) Regression Testing
8 58 (19.73%) Test Scripting
9 54 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
10 33 (11.22%) E-Commerce
10 33 (11.22%) BDD
10 33 (11.22%) System Testing
10 33 (11.22%) Performance Testing
10 33 (11.22%) Automation Testing
11 29 (9.86%) TDD
12 28 (9.52%) Integration Testing
13 25 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (6.80%) Software Engineering
15 17 (5.78%) Multithreading
16 14 (4.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 97 (32.99%) Java
2 80 (27.21%) SQL
3 59 (20.07%) C#
4 46 (15.65%) Python
5 33 (11.22%) JavaScript
6 27 (9.18%) Ruby
7 17 (5.78%) C++
8 11 (3.74%) Lua
9 10 (3.40%) PHP
10 7 (2.38%) C
10 7 (2.38%) F#
11 6 (2.04%) Scala
11 6 (2.04%) Perl
12 5 (1.70%) VBScript
12 5 (1.70%) ActionScript
12 5 (1.70%) PowerHouse
13 4 (1.36%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.02%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.68%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 118 (40.14%) Degree
2 68 (23.13%) ISEB
3 44 (14.97%) ISTQB
4 12 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.36%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 294 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (4.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (10.54%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.42%) Oracle
3 8 (2.72%) JD Edwards
4 4 (1.36%) HP
5 3 (1.02%) Terracotta
6 2 (0.68%) Adobe
7 1 (0.34%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.34%) Sybase
7 1 (0.34%) Sun
7 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.34%) Remedy
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare, Pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Hunt 4 Staff
Salary: £20k - 30k per year + PRO RATA
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000 per annum + BENS
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: Unspecified Dependent on Experince
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Bloomberg LP
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago