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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 520 504 475
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 85 124 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.29% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.31% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 73 115 145
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.68% -1.53%
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
38723 40108 42896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.81% 93.87% 94.38%
Number of salaries quoted 32936 32826 36922
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 £77,500 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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 0 7 £34,250 -19.41% 4
Docklands, London - 3 - -
Teddington - 3 £45,000 -
Hounslow - 2 £67,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames -5 1 £35,000 -
Ealing - 1 - - 1
Chiswick - 1 £45,000 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 198 (100.00%) QA
2 106 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (33.33%) Selenium
4 56 (28.28%) SQL
5 55 (27.78%) Test Scripting
6 53 (26.77%) Finance
7 49 (24.75%) Java
8 48 (24.24%) Test Automation
9 43 (21.72%) Scrum
10 42 (21.21%) Manual Testing
11 40 (20.20%) Automated Testing
12 38 (19.19%) Degree
13 37 (18.69%) JIRA
14 35 (17.68%) WebDriver
14 35 (17.68%) SQL Server
15 32 (16.16%) Windows
15 32 (16.16%) Software Testing
16 30 (15.15%) Cucumber
17 29 (14.65%) Microsoft
17 29 (14.65%) ISEB
17 29 (14.65%) Mobile App
17 29 (14.65%) Automation Testing
18 24 (12.12%) Games
18 24 (12.12%) E-Commerce
19 23 (11.62%) C#
19 23 (11.62%) BDD
20 22 (11.11%) Android
20 22 (11.11%) Web Services
21 21 (10.61%) Linux
21 21 (10.61%) Apple iOS

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 13 (6.57%) CMS
2 12 (6.06%) Drupal
3 11 (5.56%) IIS
4 8 (4.04%) Apache
5 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.51%) Mule
5 1 (0.51%) Confluence
5 1 (0.51%) Node.js
5 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 12 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.01%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.54%) MySQL
5 3 (1.52%) Big Data
5 3 (1.52%) OLAP
6 2 (1.01%) DB2
6 2 (1.01%) Hazelcast
6 2 (1.01%) Neo4j
6 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.51%) Redis
7 1 (0.51%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.51%) OLTP
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 66 (33.33%) Selenium
2 37 (18.69%) JIRA
3 35 (17.68%) WebDriver
4 30 (15.15%) Cucumber
5 19 (9.60%) JUnit
6 15 (7.58%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (6.57%) Bugzilla
8 12 (6.06%) LoadRunner
9 11 (5.56%) JBehave
10 8 (4.04%) SpecFlow
10 8 (4.04%) Rational Performance Tester
10 8 (4.04%) Git (software)
10 8 (4.04%) Subversion
10 8 (4.04%) Jasmine
10 8 (4.04%) Facilita Forecast
11 6 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
11 6 (3.03%) FitNesse
11 6 (3.03%) Visual Studio
11 6 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (2.53%) InstallShield
General
1 53 (26.77%) Finance
2 24 (12.12%) Games
3 15 (7.58%) Financial Institution
4 13 (6.57%) Banking
4 13 (6.57%) Investment Banking
4 13 (6.57%) Marketing
5 9 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.54%) Back Office
7 5 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.53%) Retail
8 4 (2.02%) Billing
9 2 (1.01%) Law
9 2 (1.01%) Advertising
9 2 (1.01%) Publishing
10 1 (0.51%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.11%) Web Services
2 14 (7.07%) HTML
3 13 (6.57%) REST
4 12 (6.06%) CSS
5 11 (5.56%) SOAP
6 7 (3.54%) XML
6 7 (3.54%) Spring
7 5 (2.53%) .NET
8 3 (1.52%) RESTful
9 2 (1.01%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.01%) MDX
9 2 (1.01%) jQuery
9 2 (1.01%) Backbone.js
9 2 (1.01%) Apache Camel
9 2 (1.01%) DOM
9 2 (1.01%) Flash
9 2 (1.01%) J2SE
10 1 (0.51%) LAMP
10 1 (0.51%) XML-RPC
10 1 (0.51%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.65%) Mobile App
2 21 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (10.10%) iPhone
4 17 (8.59%) Computer Science
5 15 (7.58%) Open Source
6 12 (6.06%) Client/Server
7 7 (3.54%) Fixed Income
7 7 (3.54%) Derivative
7 7 (3.54%) iPad
7 7 (3.54%) User Experience
8 5 (2.53%) Credit Risk
8 5 (2.53%) Mathematics
8 5 (2.53%) Equities
8 5 (2.53%) N-Tier
9 4 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (2.02%) Social Gaming
10 3 (1.52%) Social Network
10 3 (1.52%) Mobile Games
11 2 (1.01%) Cryptography
11 2 (1.01%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.16%) Windows
2 22 (11.11%) Android
3 21 (10.61%) Apple iOS
3 21 (10.61%) Linux
4 12 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.05%) UNIX
6 8 (4.04%) Windows Vista
6 8 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (4.04%) Windows XP
6 8 (4.04%) Windows 7
6 8 (4.04%) Windows 8
6 8 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.03%) Solaris
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (27.78%) Test Scripting
3 48 (24.24%) Test Automation
4 43 (21.72%) Scrum
5 42 (21.21%) Manual Testing
6 40 (20.20%) Automated Testing
7 32 (16.16%) Software Testing
8 29 (14.65%) Automation Testing
9 24 (12.12%) E-Commerce
10 23 (11.62%) BDD
11 20 (10.10%) Analytics
12 18 (9.09%) Test Strategy
12 18 (9.09%) Performance Testing
13 17 (8.59%) TDD
14 16 (8.08%) OO
14 16 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (8.08%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (6.06%) Regression Testing
17 11 (5.56%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 56 (28.28%) SQL
2 49 (24.75%) Java
3 23 (11.62%) C#
4 19 (9.60%) Python
5 16 (8.08%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.56%) Ruby
7 7 (3.54%) VBScript
7 7 (3.54%) PHP
8 6 (3.03%) C++
8 6 (3.03%) Lua
8 6 (3.03%) VBA
9 5 (2.53%) C
9 5 (2.53%) ActionScript
9 5 (2.53%) Perl
10 3 (1.52%) Scala
11 2 (1.01%) R
11 2 (1.01%) VB
11 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.01%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 38 (19.19%) Degree
2 29 (14.65%) ISEB
3 21 (10.61%) ISTQB
4 15 (7.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (14.65%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.06%) HP
3 7 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.02%) Cerillion
4 4 (2.02%) Oracle
5 3 (1.52%) Adobe
5 3 (1.52%) ION Trading
6 2 (1.01%) Google
6 2 (1.01%) Sony
6 2 (1.01%) Terracotta
7 1 (0.51%) VMware
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