The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 628 634 652
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 311 252 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 271 225 263
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,250 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QA Tester
Salary Trend

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

QA Tester Salary Trend in the UK

QA Tester
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 within the UK.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in the UK

QA Tester
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 300 £37,500 +1.35% 46
London +7 174 £40,000 -5.88% 24
South East -2 55 £42,500 +30.76% 11
Surrey +20 28 £50,000 -20.00% 5
City of London -8 24 £40,000 -15.78% 9
East of England -4 22 £32,500 -7.14% 4
South West -8 19 £36,000 +5.88% 4
Cambridgeshire +19 18 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Cambridge +18 17 £32,500 +8.33% 1
West Midlands +3 11 £25,500 -31.08%
Reigate - 11 £50,000 -
Bristol +10 10 £38,500 - 1
Scotland -7 9 £20,000 -34.42% 1
North West +4 8 £27,500 -21.42% 2
Berkshire -11 8 £42,500 +30.76%
Oxfordshire -13 8 £32,000 +6.66% 1
Edinburgh - 8 £20,000 - 1
Gloucestershire - 7 £30,000 - 2
East Midlands - 6 £26,000 -
Oxford +4 4 £38,000 +52.00% 1
Birmingham -2 4 £45,000 +109.30%
Yorkshire -69 4 £32,000 -8.57% 1
East Sussex - 4 £25,000 - 2
Suffolk - 4 £25,000 - 1
Cheshire - 4 £27,500 -
Brighton - 4 £25,000 - 2
Ipswich - 4 £25,000 - 1
Manchester +4 3 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Reading 0 3 £55,000 +37.50%
Newbury -8 3 £26,500 -29.33%

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 541 (100.00%) QA
2 222 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (39.56%) Degree
4 208 (38.45%) SQL
5 181 (33.46%) Selenium
6 157 (29.02%) Java
7 144 (26.62%) Automated Testing
8 142 (26.25%) Test Automation
9 138 (25.51%) ISEB
10 135 (24.95%) Finance
11 132 (24.40%) Computer Science
11 132 (24.40%) Manual Testing
12 127 (23.48%) C#
12 127 (23.48%) Software Testing
13 123 (22.74%) .NET
14 102 (18.85%) SQL Server
15 91 (16.82%) Automation Testing
16 81 (14.97%) Test Scripting
17 80 (14.79%) ISTQB
18 75 (13.86%) Python
19 74 (13.68%) Test Strategy
20 69 (12.75%) Scrum
21 68 (12.57%) JIRA
22 67 (12.38%) C++
23 65 (12.01%) Microsoft
23 65 (12.01%) User Acceptance Testing
24 61 (11.28%) Linux
25 59 (10.91%) JavaScript
26 58 (10.72%) Regression Testing
27 56 (10.35%) E-Commerce

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 19 (3.51%) Confluence
2 13 (2.40%) Apache
3 10 (1.85%) IIS
4 6 (1.11%) CMS
5 4 (0.74%) TWiki
5 4 (0.74%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.74%) OpenEdge
5 4 (0.74%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.55%) Drupal
6 3 (0.55%) Node.js
7 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.18%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 36 (6.65%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.29%) MS Office
3 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.88%) Internet
2 8 (1.48%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.18%) HTTP
3 1 (0.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (18.85%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (4.25%) MySQL
4 17 (3.14%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.96%) Riak
5 16 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
5 16 (2.96%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.48%) SQLPlus
7 7 (1.29%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.92%) Big Data
10 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.18%) DB2
13 1 (0.18%) OLAP
13 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.18%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 181 (33.46%) Selenium
2 68 (12.57%) JIRA
3 53 (9.80%) WebDriver
4 40 (7.39%) QuickTest Pro
5 34 (6.28%) FitNesse
6 32 (5.91%) Cucumber
7 30 (5.55%) JUnit
8 19 (3.51%) JMeter
9 18 (3.33%) NUnit
10 15 (2.77%) SoapUI
11 14 (2.59%) Jenkins
12 11 (2.03%) WinRunner
12 11 (2.03%) Visual Studio
12 11 (2.03%) SpecFlow
13 10 (1.85%) JSUnit
13 10 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (1.85%) jMock
14 9 (1.66%) Eclipse
14 9 (1.66%) TestComplete
15 8 (1.48%) TeamCity
General
1 135 (24.95%) Finance
2 30 (5.55%) Games
3 29 (5.36%) Banking
4 27 (4.99%) Marketing
5 22 (4.07%) Retail
6 19 (3.51%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.48%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.29%) Online Betting
9 4 (0.74%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.55%) Publishing
11 2 (0.37%) Front Office
11 2 (0.37%) Back Office
11 2 (0.37%) Electronics
11 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Law
12 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.18%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (22.74%) .NET
2 38 (7.02%) HTML
3 24 (4.44%) XML
4 21 (3.88%) Web Services
5 18 (3.33%) CSS
6 15 (2.77%) HTML5
7 14 (2.59%) ASP.NET
8 12 (2.22%) .NET Framework
9 11 (2.03%) SOAP
9 11 (2.03%) Gherkin
10 10 (1.85%) jQuery
11 9 (1.66%) LAMP
12 8 (1.48%) Silverlight
13 6 (1.11%) Ajax
14 5 (0.92%) Swing
15 4 (0.74%) Smart GWT
15 4 (0.74%) WCF
15 4 (0.74%) JSON
15 4 (0.74%) JDBC
15 4 (0.74%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 132 (24.40%) Computer Science
2 34 (6.28%) Mathematics
3 28 (5.18%) Derivative
4 25 (4.62%) Mobile App
5 21 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 21 (3.88%) Open Source
6 20 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.40%) NHS
8 11 (2.03%) Animation
9 10 (1.85%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.29%) Equities
10 7 (1.29%) Social Media
11 6 (1.11%) Biometrics
12 5 (0.92%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.92%) Online Games
12 5 (0.92%) Online Gambling
12 5 (0.92%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.74%) iPhone
13 4 (0.74%) Handset
13 4 (0.74%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 61 (11.28%) Linux
2 46 (8.50%) Windows
3 37 (6.84%) Android
3 37 (6.84%) Apple iOS
4 24 (4.44%) UNIX
5 7 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.29%) Windows XP
5 7 (1.29%) Windows Vista
5 7 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.29%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.55%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (26.62%) Automated Testing
3 142 (26.25%) Test Automation
4 132 (24.40%) Manual Testing
5 127 (23.48%) Software Testing
6 91 (16.82%) Automation Testing
7 81 (14.97%) Test Scripting
8 74 (13.68%) Test Strategy
9 69 (12.75%) Scrum
10 65 (12.01%) User Acceptance Testing
11 58 (10.72%) Regression Testing
12 56 (10.35%) E-Commerce
13 45 (8.32%) User Stories
14 44 (8.13%) Performance Testing
15 42 (7.76%) OO
16 41 (7.58%) System Testing
17 40 (7.39%) TDD
18 38 (7.02%) Integration Testing
19 33 (6.10%) BDD
20 28 (5.18%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 208 (38.45%) SQL
2 157 (29.02%) Java
3 127 (23.48%) C#
4 75 (13.86%) Python
5 67 (12.38%) C++
6 59 (10.91%) JavaScript
7 38 (7.02%) PHP
7 38 (7.02%) Ruby
8 26 (4.81%) Perl
9 22 (4.07%) T-SQL
10 18 (3.33%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.03%) Delphi
12 10 (1.85%) Lua
13 9 (1.66%) C
14 8 (1.48%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.29%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.29%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.29%) F#
16 5 (0.92%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 214 (39.56%) Degree
2 138 (25.51%) ISEB
3 80 (14.79%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.74%) HND
5 2 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.18%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 541 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (5.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 65 (12.01%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.21%) Oracle
3 15 (2.77%) Telerik
4 12 (2.22%) HP
5 8 (1.48%) IBM
6 4 (0.74%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.55%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.37%) SAP
8 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.18%) Mercator
9 1 (0.18%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe
9 1 (0.18%) Apple
9 1 (0.18%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.18%) InterSystems
9 1 (0.18%) VMware
9 1 (0.18%) EPiServer
Bristol, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £75 - £100 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Blue Glue
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
JPS Selection
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Grey Bridge
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £25k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28 to £55 per annum - dependant on Exp
Posted: 3 days ago