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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 485 517 462
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 139 99 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.22% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.24% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 125 95 180
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +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
44320 42035 48015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.40% 93.54% 94.55%
Number of salaries quoted 37021 35268 41723
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +6 29 £35,000 -26.31% 7
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 311 (100.00%) QA
2 133 (42.77%) Degree
3 131 (42.12%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (39.55%) Finance
5 105 (33.76%) Selenium
6 98 (31.51%) Java
7 83 (26.69%) Software Testing
8 81 (26.05%) SQL
9 78 (25.08%) Automated Testing
10 76 (24.44%) Regression Testing
11 73 (23.47%) ISEB
12 68 (21.86%) Manual Testing
12 68 (21.86%) Test Automation
13 63 (20.26%) Scrum
14 62 (19.94%) Computer Science
15 61 (19.61%) C#
16 60 (19.29%) User Acceptance Testing
17 58 (18.65%) Test Scripting
18 55 (17.68%) JIRA
19 50 (16.08%) Python
20 48 (15.43%) WebDriver
21 45 (14.47%) ISTQB
22 43 (13.83%) System Testing
22 43 (13.83%) Automation Testing
23 38 (12.22%) JavaScript
24 37 (11.90%) Integration Testing
25 36 (11.58%) Cucumber
25 36 (11.58%) Performance Testing
26 35 (11.25%) .NET
27 34 (10.93%) Linux

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 18 (5.79%) Confluence
2 5 (1.61%) CMS
3 4 (1.29%) Node.js
4 3 (0.96%) Drupal
4 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.29%) MS Office
3 3 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.57%) SaaS
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.82%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.25%) Internet
3 2 (0.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.54%) MySQL
3 10 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.93%) SQLPlus
4 6 (1.93%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (1.29%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (1.29%) Redis
5 4 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.29%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.64%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.64%) Big Data
7 2 (0.64%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 105 (33.76%) Selenium
2 55 (17.68%) JIRA
3 48 (15.43%) WebDriver
4 36 (11.58%) Cucumber
5 25 (8.04%) QuickTest Pro
6 23 (7.40%) JUnit
7 17 (5.47%) JMeter
8 12 (3.86%) FitNesse
8 12 (3.86%) jMock
8 12 (3.86%) SilkTest
9 9 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (2.89%) Bugzilla
10 8 (2.57%) SpecFlow
10 8 (2.57%) NUnit
10 8 (2.57%) LoadRunner
10 8 (2.57%) Git (software)
10 8 (2.57%) TestComplete
11 7 (2.25%) Jenkins
12 6 (1.93%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.93%) Robotium
General
1 123 (39.55%) Finance
2 21 (6.75%) Games
3 19 (6.11%) Financial Institution
4 11 (3.54%) Retail
5 10 (3.22%) Marketing
6 6 (1.93%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.61%) Banking
8 4 (1.29%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.96%) Online Betting
9 3 (0.96%) Front Office
10 2 (0.64%) Law
10 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.32%) Billing
11 1 (0.32%) Advertising
11 1 (0.32%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (11.25%) .NET
2 16 (5.14%) XML
3 14 (4.50%) J2EE
4 13 (4.18%) Web Services
4 13 (4.18%) HTML
5 8 (2.57%) REST
5 8 (2.57%) SOAP
6 7 (2.25%) Gherkin
7 6 (1.93%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.93%) RESTful
8 5 (1.61%) CSS
9 4 (1.29%) Natural Language Processing
9 4 (1.29%) Spring
10 3 (0.96%) HTML5
10 3 (0.96%) Middleware
11 2 (0.64%) Apache Camel
11 2 (0.64%) Backbone.js
11 2 (0.64%) JMS
11 2 (0.64%) J2SE
11 2 (0.64%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 62 (19.94%) Computer Science
2 28 (9.00%) Open Source
2 28 (9.00%) Derivative
3 27 (8.68%) Mobile App
4 26 (8.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 18 (5.79%) Equities
6 13 (4.18%) Mathematics
7 8 (2.57%) iPhone
8 5 (1.61%) Social Media
8 5 (1.61%) Spread Betting
9 4 (1.29%) Handset
9 4 (1.29%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.29%) Online Gambling
10 3 (0.96%) Online Games
10 3 (0.96%) Animation
10 3 (0.96%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.64%) Mobile Games
11 2 (0.64%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.64%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 34 (10.93%) Linux
2 33 (10.61%) Apple iOS
3 31 (9.97%) Android
4 19 (6.11%) UNIX
5 18 (5.79%) Windows
6 4 (1.29%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.64%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (42.12%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (26.69%) Software Testing
3 78 (25.08%) Automated Testing
4 76 (24.44%) Regression Testing
5 68 (21.86%) Manual Testing
5 68 (21.86%) Test Automation
6 63 (20.26%) Scrum
7 60 (19.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 58 (18.65%) Test Scripting
9 43 (13.83%) System Testing
9 43 (13.83%) Automation Testing
10 37 (11.90%) Integration Testing
11 36 (11.58%) Performance Testing
12 31 (9.97%) BDD
13 30 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (9.65%) E-Commerce
14 29 (9.32%) TDD
15 21 (6.75%) Multithreading
16 19 (6.11%) Software Engineering
17 17 (5.47%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 98 (31.51%) Java
2 81 (26.05%) SQL
3 61 (19.61%) C#
4 50 (16.08%) Python
5 38 (12.22%) JavaScript
6 25 (8.04%) Ruby
7 16 (5.14%) C++
8 12 (3.86%) Lua
9 10 (3.22%) PHP
10 7 (2.25%) F#
10 7 (2.25%) Scala
10 7 (2.25%) C
11 6 (1.93%) Perl
12 5 (1.61%) PowerHouse
13 4 (1.29%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.29%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.29%) VBScript
14 3 (0.96%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.64%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 133 (42.77%) Degree
2 73 (23.47%) ISEB
3 45 (14.47%) ISTQB
4 11 (3.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.64%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 311 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (4.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.14%) Oracle
3 8 (2.57%) JD Edwards
4 3 (0.96%) HP
5 2 (0.64%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.64%) Adobe
5 2 (0.64%) Terracotta
6 1 (0.32%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.32%) Sun
6 1 (0.32%) Sybase
6 1 (0.32%) VMware
6 1 (0.32%) Mercator
6 1 (0.32%) Remedy
6 1 (0.32%) Xamarin
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Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
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Salary: £40k to £55k + benefits
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Salary: £4000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus
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Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year
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