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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 536 495 533
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 98 172 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.35% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.37% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 95 152 77
Average salary £42,000 £38,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -14.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%
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
40569 45917 40808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.47% 93.82% 93.71%
Number of salaries quoted 34311 38472 34322
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +44 18 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Ealing - 5 £55,000 -
Teddington - 2 £29,750 -
Chiswick +4 1 £42,500 -5.55%
Wimbledon - 1 £34,000 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 179 (100.00%) QA
2 102 (56.98%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (40.22%) Selenium
4 56 (31.28%) Java
5 55 (30.73%) Test Scripting
6 53 (29.61%) Manual Testing
6 53 (29.61%) Finance
7 42 (23.46%) Cucumber
8 41 (22.91%) Automated Testing
9 38 (21.23%) SQL
10 35 (19.55%) WebDriver
11 33 (18.44%) Test Automation
11 33 (18.44%) C#
11 33 (18.44%) ISEB
11 33 (18.44%) Scrum
12 31 (17.32%) Software Testing
13 30 (16.76%) BDD
13 30 (16.76%) Regression Testing
13 30 (16.76%) Microsoft
14 29 (16.20%) Android
14 29 (16.20%) JIRA
15 27 (15.08%) SQL Server
16 26 (14.53%) Games
16 26 (14.53%) Mobile App
17 25 (13.97%) Degree
18 24 (13.41%) Apple iOS
19 23 (12.85%) Windows
20 21 (11.73%) Automation Testing
21 20 (11.17%) Analytics
21 20 (11.17%) Relational Database

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 12 (6.70%) IIS
2 8 (4.47%) Apache
3 3 (1.68%) Confluence
4 2 (1.12%) Node.js
5 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.56%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (1.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.94%) SaaS
2 2 (1.12%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.12%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) DVB
2 1 (0.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.08%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.17%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.91%) Big Data
5 4 (2.23%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (2.23%) OLTP
5 4 (2.23%) DB2
5 4 (2.23%) OLAP
6 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.12%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.56%) Redis
7 1 (0.56%) SSDT
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.56%) MySQL
7 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 72 (40.22%) Selenium
2 42 (23.46%) Cucumber
3 35 (19.55%) WebDriver
4 29 (16.20%) JIRA
5 14 (7.82%) SpecFlow
6 13 (7.26%) QuickTest Pro
7 11 (6.15%) LoadRunner
8 9 (5.03%) JUnit
8 9 (5.03%) JBehave
9 8 (4.47%) Rational Performance Tester
9 8 (4.47%) Facilita Forecast
10 7 (3.91%) FitNesse
11 6 (3.35%) Appium
12 5 (2.79%) NUnit
12 5 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (2.79%) Calabash
13 4 (2.23%) Subversion
13 4 (2.23%) WATIR
13 4 (2.23%) Robot Framework
14 3 (1.68%) Jenkins
General
1 53 (29.61%) Finance
2 26 (14.53%) Games
3 18 (10.06%) Banking
4 10 (5.59%) Investment Banking
5 9 (5.03%) Financial Institution
6 8 (4.47%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.23%) Back Office
8 3 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.68%) Law
8 3 (1.68%) Advertising
8 3 (1.68%) Publishing
8 3 (1.68%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.68%) Marketing
8 3 (1.68%) Retail
9 2 (1.12%) Billing
10 1 (0.56%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.50%) HTML
2 16 (8.94%) Web Services
3 13 (7.26%) CSS
4 12 (6.70%) .NET
5 9 (5.03%) SOAP
5 9 (5.03%) REST
6 5 (2.79%) XML
6 5 (2.79%) J2EE
7 4 (2.23%) J2SE
8 3 (1.68%) jQuery
9 2 (1.12%) XML Schema
9 2 (1.12%) JSON
9 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.12%) DOM
10 1 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.56%) WCF
10 1 (0.56%) LINQ
10 1 (0.56%) Django
10 1 (0.56%) LAMP
10 1 (0.56%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.53%) Mobile App
2 17 (9.50%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.03%) iPad
3 9 (5.03%) Mathematics
4 8 (4.47%) Derivative
4 8 (4.47%) Replication
5 6 (3.35%) Credit Risk
5 6 (3.35%) iPhone
6 5 (2.79%) Social Network
7 4 (2.23%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.23%) Equities
7 4 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.23%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.68%) Online Games
8 3 (1.68%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.12%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (1.12%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 29 (16.20%) Android
2 24 (13.41%) Apple iOS
3 23 (12.85%) Windows
4 16 (8.94%) Windows XP
4 16 (8.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (8.94%) Windows Vista
4 16 (8.94%) Windows 8
4 16 (8.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (8.94%) Windows 7
5 11 (6.15%) UNIX
6 9 (5.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (56.98%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (30.73%) Test Scripting
3 53 (29.61%) Manual Testing
4 41 (22.91%) Automated Testing
5 33 (18.44%) Scrum
5 33 (18.44%) Test Automation
6 31 (17.32%) Software Testing
7 30 (16.76%) BDD
7 30 (16.76%) Regression Testing
8 21 (11.73%) Automation Testing
9 20 (11.17%) Analytics
9 20 (11.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (9.50%) Performance Testing
10 17 (9.50%) TDD
11 16 (8.94%) OOP
11 16 (8.94%) OO
12 14 (7.82%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (7.26%) Open Source
14 11 (6.15%) Test Strategy
14 11 (6.15%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 56 (31.28%) Java
2 38 (21.23%) SQL
3 33 (18.44%) C#
4 17 (9.50%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.59%) Python
5 10 (5.59%) Ruby
6 8 (4.47%) C++
7 7 (3.91%) PHP
8 6 (3.35%) C
8 6 (3.35%) VBA
9 3 (1.68%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.12%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.12%) Scala
10 2 (1.12%) R
11 1 (0.56%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.56%) Clojure
11 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (18.44%) ISEB
2 25 (13.97%) Degree
3 20 (11.17%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.12%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 7 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (16.76%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.59%) Oracle
3 9 (5.03%) HP
4 3 (1.68%) ION Trading
5 2 (1.12%) Google
5 2 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.12%) Sony
6 1 (0.56%) Intel
6 1 (0.56%) Adobe
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k (multiple roles available) + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £45k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
East London
mkodo
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago