The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Nottingham 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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 89 93 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 4 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.36% 0.37% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.38% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 0
Average salary £37,500 £36,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
QA Tester
Nottinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Nottingham 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
Nottingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1050 1041 1045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Nottingham 95.54% 96.39% 94.91%
Number of salaries quoted 841 901 861
Average salary £36,750 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,680 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Nottingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Nottingham region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in Nottingham

QA Tester
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Nottingham 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (60.00%) Ruby
3 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) Perl
3 3 (60.00%) VB
3 3 (60.00%) ISEB
3 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (60.00%) Ranorex
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) BDD

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Nottingham 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (60.00%) Ranorex
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Ruby
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
1 3 (60.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA