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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 683 695 586
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -109
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 218 197 322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.19% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 198 165 305
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 +10 201 £32,500 -13.33% 21
London +18 87 £35,000 -12.50% 8
South East +23 51 £32,000 -20.00% 4
Surrey +21 28 £32,000 -8.57%
North West +1 28 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Berkshire -4 17 £22,000 -48.23% 2
Cheshire +4 15 £32,500 -18.75% 1
City of London +26 12 £37,500 +11.11% 3
Manchester -14 11 £38,000 +8.57% 1
East of England -17 11 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Reading -4 9 £19,000 -53.93% 2
West Midlands -7 9 £22,500 -10.00% 2
Walton-on-Thames - 8 £30,500 -
Guildford - 8 £32,000 -
Scotland +7 7 £35,000 +7.69%
Slough - 7 £34,000 -
Macclesfield - 7 £40,000 -
Birmingham -4 6 £22,500 +4.65% 1
North East - 6 £30,000 -
Suffolk - 5 £27,000 - 1
East Midlands +27 4 £26,500 -33.75% 1
Nottinghamshire +9 4 £26,500 -33.75%
Edinburgh 0 4 £32,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £30,000 -
Crewe - 4 £32,500 -
Salford - 4 £38,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £30,000 -
Wales +7 3 £25,000 +25.00% 1
Warrington +5 3 £27,500 -31.25%
South West -5 3 £24,000 -26.15% 1

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 470 (100.00%) QA
2 266 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (33.83%) Selenium
4 127 (27.02%) ISEB
5 124 (26.38%) Automated Testing
6 121 (25.74%) Degree
7 120 (25.53%) SQL
8 116 (24.68%) Java
9 115 (24.47%) Manual Testing
9 115 (24.47%) Test Scripting
10 114 (24.26%) Finance
11 113 (24.04%) Software Testing
12 108 (22.98%) Test Automation
13 88 (18.72%) C#
13 88 (18.72%) JIRA
14 83 (17.66%) Scrum
15 81 (17.23%) ISTQB
16 75 (15.96%) Windows
17 70 (14.89%) Automation Testing
18 68 (14.47%) WebDriver
19 65 (13.83%) Cucumber
19 65 (13.83%) QuickTest Pro
20 59 (12.55%) BDD
21 58 (12.34%) Microsoft
22 56 (11.91%) Computer Science
22 56 (11.91%) Analytical Skills
23 53 (11.28%) Python
24 52 (11.06%) .NET
24 52 (11.06%) SQL Server
24 52 (11.06%) Regression Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 22 (4.68%) CMS
2 18 (3.83%) Drupal
3 11 (2.34%) IIS
4 9 (1.91%) Apache
5 4 (0.85%) JBoss
6 3 (0.64%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.64%) Confluence
7 2 (0.43%) Node.js
7 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.43%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.21%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.21%) GlassFish
Applications
1 14 (2.98%) Spreadsheet
2 12 (2.55%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.91%) SaaS
2 1 (0.21%) PaaS
2 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.98%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.28%) Internet
3 4 (0.85%) HTTP
4 3 (0.64%) Intranet
5 2 (0.43%) LAN
6 1 (0.21%) SMTP
6 1 (0.21%) VPN
6 1 (0.21%) Firewall
6 1 (0.21%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.06%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.98%) MySQL
3 12 (2.55%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.85%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.64%) Big Data
8 2 (0.43%) Hazelcast
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.43%) Redis
8 2 (0.43%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.43%) DB2
8 2 (0.43%) OLAP
9 1 (0.21%) Informix
9 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 159 (33.83%) Selenium
2 88 (18.72%) JIRA
3 68 (14.47%) WebDriver
4 65 (13.83%) Cucumber
4 65 (13.83%) QuickTest Pro
5 25 (5.32%) FitNesse
6 24 (5.11%) JUnit
7 22 (4.68%) Git (software)
8 19 (4.04%) Bugzilla
9 18 (3.83%) SpecFlow
10 17 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (3.19%) JMeter
12 14 (2.98%) InstallShield
13 13 (2.77%) Visual Studio
14 12 (2.55%) NUnit
15 11 (2.34%) Subversion
16 10 (2.13%) WatiN
16 10 (2.13%) SoapUI
17 9 (1.91%) JBehave
17 9 (1.91%) Jasmine
General
1 114 (24.26%) Finance
2 27 (5.74%) Games
3 25 (5.32%) Marketing
4 14 (2.98%) Financial Institution
5 13 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.55%) Retail
7 11 (2.34%) Banking
8 10 (2.13%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.06%) Advertising
9 5 (1.06%) Billing
9 5 (1.06%) Back Office
10 4 (0.85%) Automotive
10 4 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.85%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.64%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.64%) Law
12 2 (0.43%) Front Office
12 2 (0.43%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.21%) Electronics
13 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (11.06%) .NET
2 44 (9.36%) HTML
3 41 (8.72%) XML
4 36 (7.66%) CSS
5 32 (6.81%) Web Services
6 25 (5.32%) SOAP
7 15 (3.19%) FIX Protocol
8 11 (2.34%) jQuery
9 10 (2.13%) REST
10 9 (1.91%) Gherkin
11 7 (1.49%) Spring
11 7 (1.49%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.28%) RESTful
13 5 (1.06%) CSS3
13 5 (1.06%) LAMP
14 4 (0.85%) Java EE
14 4 (0.85%) Middleware
15 3 (0.64%) .NET Framework
15 3 (0.64%) HTML5
15 3 (0.64%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 56 (11.91%) Computer Science
1 56 (11.91%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (8.30%) Mobile App
3 25 (5.32%) iPhone
4 20 (4.26%) Open Source
5 15 (3.19%) Client/Server
6 12 (2.55%) SWIFT
6 12 (2.55%) User Experience
7 11 (2.34%) N-Tier
8 9 (1.91%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.91%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.70%) Derivative
9 8 (1.70%) Equities
9 8 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.28%) iPad
11 5 (1.06%) Social Media
11 5 (1.06%) EPoS
12 4 (0.85%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.85%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 75 (15.96%) Windows
2 40 (8.51%) Linux
3 30 (6.38%) UNIX
4 21 (4.47%) Apple iOS
4 21 (4.47%) Android
5 14 (2.98%) Solaris
6 8 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.85%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.85%) Windows Vista
7 4 (0.85%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.85%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.64%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.21%) SUSE
10 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (26.38%) Automated Testing
3 115 (24.47%) Test Scripting
3 115 (24.47%) Manual Testing
4 113 (24.04%) Software Testing
5 108 (22.98%) Test Automation
6 83 (17.66%) Scrum
7 70 (14.89%) Automation Testing
8 59 (12.55%) BDD
9 52 (11.06%) Regression Testing
10 51 (10.85%) User Acceptance Testing
11 43 (9.15%) TDD
12 39 (8.30%) Performance Testing
13 35 (7.45%) E-Commerce
14 34 (7.23%) Test Strategy
15 33 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (6.38%) Software Engineering
17 27 (5.74%) System Testing
18 25 (5.32%) Time Management
19 21 (4.47%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 120 (25.53%) SQL
2 116 (24.68%) Java
3 88 (18.72%) C#
4 53 (11.28%) Python
5 48 (10.21%) JavaScript
6 40 (8.51%) Ruby
7 27 (5.74%) C++
8 26 (5.53%) Perl
9 24 (5.11%) PHP
10 12 (2.55%) VBScript
11 11 (2.34%) C
12 8 (1.70%) Scala
12 8 (1.70%) VB
13 6 (1.28%) Lua
14 5 (1.06%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.06%) ActionScript
14 5 (1.06%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.85%) VBA
16 3 (0.64%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 127 (27.02%) ISEB
2 121 (25.74%) Degree
3 81 (17.23%) ISTQB
4 44 (9.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (0.85%) HND
7 2 (0.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 470 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (5.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.21%) Puppet
2 1 (0.21%) WMI
Vendors
1 58 (12.34%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.26%) HP
3 9 (1.91%) Oracle
4 8 (1.70%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.06%) VMware
7 4 (0.85%) Cerillion
7 4 (0.85%) Telerik
8 3 (0.64%) IBM
9 2 (0.43%) Terracotta
9 2 (0.43%) ION Trading
9 2 (0.43%) Adobe
10 1 (0.21%) Sun
10 1 (0.21%) Sybase
10 1 (0.21%) SAP
10 1 (0.21%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.21%) Remedy
10 1 (0.21%) Sony
10 1 (0.21%) Apple
10 1 (0.21%) New Relic
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