The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 610 668 727
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 297 246 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 280 220 144
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,950 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104523 110040 100310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 87158 89009 83141
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 2015 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 1 September 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
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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
England +75 290 £37,500 - 34
London -17 119 £45,000 +12.50% 9
South East +18 45 £35,000 - 5
East of England +22 40 £31,375 -16.33% 4
North West +28 29 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Manchester +28 26 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire +26 26 £35,000 -17.64% 3
Cambridgeshire +28 19 £30,000 -28.57% 2
Berkshire +27 17 £38,750 +3.33% 1
City of London +19 17 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Cambridge +22 15 £30,000 -24.05% 2
Reading +8 13 £42,500 +6.25%
West Midlands +3 13 £27,500 -15.38% 3
West Yorkshire +16 11 £35,000 +13.82%
Suffolk +9 11 £37,500 +25.00%
South Yorkshire +6 10 £32,500 -23.52% 3
Staffordshire +16 9 £27,500 -15.38% 3
Leeds +15 9 £35,000 +11.11%
South West -29 9 £32,500 +44.44%
Stockport - 9 £32,500 - 2
Ipswich - 9 £37,500 -
Barnsley - 8 £32,500 -
East Midlands +7 7 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Surrey +6 7 £36,000 -15.29% 1
Stoke-on-Trent +6 7 £27,500 -15.38% 3
Hertfordshire +1 7 £24,000 +4.34% 2
Watford 0 7 £24,000 +4.34% 2
Oxfordshire - 7 £32,500 - 1
North Yorkshire - 5 £35,000 -
Middlesbrough - 5 £35,000 -

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

1 506 (100.00%) QA
2 273 (53.95%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (46.44%) Selenium
4 160 (31.62%) Java
5 156 (30.83%) SQL
6 150 (29.64%) C#
7 142 (28.06%) ISEB
8 134 (26.48%) Automated Testing
9 123 (24.31%) Software Testing
10 118 (23.32%) Test Scripting
11 111 (21.94%) Manual Testing
12 109 (21.54%) JIRA
13 99 (19.57%) Cucumber
14 96 (18.97%) Scrum
15 95 (18.77%) Finance
16 90 (17.79%) Degree
17 88 (17.39%) Test Automation
18 86 (17.00%) Automation Testing
19 83 (16.40%) ISTQB
19 83 (16.40%) BDD
20 82 (16.21%) .NET
21 79 (15.61%) WebDriver
22 69 (13.64%) Windows
23 60 (11.86%) Computer Science
24 57 (11.26%) SQL Server
25 55 (10.87%) Microsoft
26 54 (10.67%) SDLC
27 50 (9.88%) User Acceptance Testing
27 50 (9.88%) Performance Testing
28 49 (9.68%) Mobile App

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 7 (1.38%) IIS
2 5 (0.99%) CMS
3 4 (0.79%) ColdFusion
4 3 (0.59%) Drupal
5 2 (0.40%) Confluence
5 2 (0.40%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.40%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.20%) Node.js
6 1 (0.20%) Joomla!
Applications
1 31 (6.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.59%) Mingle
3 2 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.58%) MultiFonds
2 3 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.16%) SaaS
2 8 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.59%) Trello
4 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.58%) Internet
2 5 (0.99%) HTTP
3 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.20%) SAN
3 1 (0.20%) LAN
3 1 (0.20%) WAN
3 1 (0.20%) DVB
3 1 (0.20%) SS7
3 1 (0.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.15%) Relational Database
3 9 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.79%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (0.79%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.59%) MySQL
6 3 (0.59%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.59%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.40%) Big Data
7 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.40%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.20%) OLTP
8 1 (0.20%) DB2
8 1 (0.20%) OLAP
8 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 235 (46.44%) Selenium
2 109 (21.54%) JIRA
3 99 (19.57%) Cucumber
4 79 (15.61%) WebDriver
5 41 (8.10%) HP UFT
6 29 (5.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 29 (5.73%) FitNesse
7 26 (5.14%) SpecFlow
8 25 (4.94%) JMeter
9 24 (4.74%) SoapUI
10 22 (4.35%) Visual Studio
11 21 (4.15%) JUnit
12 18 (3.56%) Subversion
13 16 (3.16%) Bugzilla
14 14 (2.77%) LoadRunner
14 14 (2.77%) Calabash
15 13 (2.57%) NUnit
15 13 (2.57%) Git (software)
16 12 (2.37%) JBehave
16 12 (2.37%) WATIR
General
1 95 (18.77%) Finance
2 39 (7.71%) Games
3 25 (4.94%) Marketing
4 22 (4.35%) Banking
5 18 (3.56%) Telecoms
6 17 (3.36%) Retail
7 9 (1.78%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.38%) Law
9 6 (1.19%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.19%) Advertising
10 4 (0.79%) Front Office
10 4 (0.79%) Electronics
10 4 (0.79%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.59%) Legal
12 2 (0.40%) French Language
13 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (16.21%) .NET
2 36 (7.11%) Web Services
3 26 (5.14%) XML
4 24 (4.74%) HTML
4 24 (4.74%) SOAP
5 16 (3.16%) CSS
6 14 (2.77%) ASP.NET
7 13 (2.57%) RESTful
7 13 (2.57%) REST
8 11 (2.17%) Gherkin
9 8 (1.58%) jQuery
9 8 (1.58%) JSON
10 7 (1.38%) J2EE
11 6 (1.19%) J2SE
12 5 (0.99%) Regular Expression
13 4 (0.79%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 3 (0.59%) .NET Framework
15 2 (0.40%) DOM
15 2 (0.40%) HTML5
15 2 (0.40%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.86%) Computer Science
2 49 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 39 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.16%) User Experience
5 13 (2.57%) Online Games
6 12 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.17%) Replication
8 6 (1.19%) Equities
8 6 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.99%) Social Network
10 4 (0.79%) Online Gambling
10 4 (0.79%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.79%) Spread Betting
10 4 (0.79%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.59%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.59%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.59%) iPad
12 2 (0.40%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.40%) Credit Derivative
12 2 (0.40%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 69 (13.64%) Windows
2 44 (8.70%) Android
3 43 (8.50%) Apple iOS
4 26 (5.14%) UNIX
5 25 (4.94%) Linux
6 7 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.19%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.99%) Windows Vista
8 5 (0.99%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.99%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.99%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.20%) CentOS
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (53.95%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (26.48%) Automated Testing
3 123 (24.31%) Software Testing
4 118 (23.32%) Test Scripting
5 111 (21.94%) Manual Testing
6 96 (18.97%) Scrum
7 88 (17.39%) Test Automation
8 86 (17.00%) Automation Testing
9 83 (16.40%) BDD
10 54 (10.67%) SDLC
11 50 (9.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 50 (9.88%) Performance Testing
12 47 (9.29%) Regression Testing
13 45 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
14 35 (6.92%) E-Commerce
15 30 (5.93%) Test Strategy
16 28 (5.53%) Web Testing
17 26 (5.14%) User Stories
18 25 (4.94%) System Testing
18 25 (4.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 160 (31.62%) Java
2 156 (30.83%) SQL
3 150 (29.64%) C#
4 42 (8.30%) JavaScript
5 39 (7.71%) Ruby
6 35 (6.92%) Python
7 33 (6.52%) PHP
8 25 (4.94%) C++
9 10 (1.98%) C
10 8 (1.58%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.38%) ActionScript
12 5 (0.99%) VB
12 5 (0.99%) ABAP
13 4 (0.79%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.79%) Groovy
14 3 (0.59%) VBScript
14 3 (0.59%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.40%) VC++
16 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 142 (28.06%) ISEB
2 90 (17.79%) Degree
3 83 (16.40%) ISTQB
4 29 (5.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (2.96%) HND
6 8 (1.58%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.58%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.40%) MBA
9 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 506 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.20%) XenApp
4 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.79%) SCCM
3 1 (0.20%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 55 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.14%) Oracle
3 23 (4.55%) HP
4 12 (2.37%) SAP
5 8 (1.58%) Telerik
6 7 (1.38%) VMware
7 3 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.59%) Marketo
8 2 (0.40%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.20%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.20%) Splunk
9 1 (0.20%) Cisco
9 1 (0.20%) IBM
9 1 (0.20%) Citrix
9 1 (0.20%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.20%) CODA
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