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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 646 656 734
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +78
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 248 273 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.25% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 238 248 157
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £38,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +11.76%

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
103340 111175 103885
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.44% 94.51% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 85358 91120 86565
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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
(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
England -14 228 £40,000 +5.26% 37
London +1 117 £45,000 +20.00% 16
South East -6 31 £40,000 +5.26% 5
East of England +10 30 £34,500 -13.75% 3
North West +30 20 £40,000 +26.98% 6
City of London +43 18 £42,500 +21.42% 6
Manchester +22 14 £40,000 +42.85% 5
Essex +9 10 £47,500 +5.55% 1
West Midlands -13 9 £28,500 -36.66% 2
South West -16 9 £31,500 -3.07%
Yorkshire +8 8 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Suffolk +3 8 £36,250 +45.00%
Salford - 8 £40,000 -
Scotland +15 7 £40,000 +29.03%
Berkshire -5 7 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Hampshire +7 6 £40,000 +6.66%
Cambridgeshire -4 6 £34,500 -13.75% 2
Ipswich -13 6 £37,500 +50.00%
South Wales - 6 £37,500 -
Wales - 6 £37,500 -
East Sussex +21 5 £39,500 +1.28%
West Lothian - 5 £40,000 -
Staffordshire - 5 £28,500 - 2
Livingston - 5 £40,000 -
Brighton +22 4 £39,500 +1.28%
Watford +6 4 £24,000 +6.66%
West Yorkshire +6 4 £35,000 +16.66%
Kent +6 4 £28,250 -2.58%
Leeds +5 4 £35,000 +16.66%
Hertfordshire +2 4 £24,000 +6.66%

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 471 (100.00%) QA
2 272 (57.75%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (42.68%) Selenium
4 160 (33.97%) SQL
5 152 (32.27%) Java
6 133 (28.24%) C#
7 128 (27.18%) ISEB
8 125 (26.54%) Automated Testing
9 120 (25.48%) Manual Testing
10 107 (22.72%) Test Scripting
11 104 (22.08%) Software Testing
12 91 (19.32%) Finance
12 91 (19.32%) Scrum
13 89 (18.90%) JIRA
14 83 (17.62%) Automation Testing
15 78 (16.56%) Cucumber
15 78 (16.56%) ISTQB
16 77 (16.35%) Degree
16 77 (16.35%) .NET
17 74 (15.71%) Test Automation
18 68 (14.44%) WebDriver
18 68 (14.44%) BDD
19 63 (13.38%) Windows
20 57 (12.10%) Performance Testing
21 55 (11.68%) Computer Science
22 54 (11.46%) Regression Testing
23 53 (11.25%) SQL Server
23 53 (11.25%) User Acceptance Testing
24 50 (10.62%) Mobile App
24 50 (10.62%) Microsoft

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 11 (2.34%) IIS
2 3 (0.64%) Apache
2 3 (0.64%) CMS
2 3 (0.64%) Confluence
3 2 (0.42%) Node.js
3 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.21%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.21%) Drupal
4 1 (0.21%) Mule
4 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (2.12%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.85%) MS Office
3 3 (0.64%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.27%) MultiFonds
2 3 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.82%) SaaS
2 3 (0.64%) Trello
3 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.27%) Internet
2 2 (0.42%) VoIP
2 2 (0.42%) HTTP
3 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.21%) WAN
3 1 (0.21%) ATM
3 1 (0.21%) LAN
3 1 (0.21%) DVB
3 1 (0.21%) Wireless
3 1 (0.21%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.73%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.06%) Big Data
5 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.85%) MySQL
5 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.85%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (0.85%) OLTP
5 4 (0.85%) DB2
5 4 (0.85%) OLAP
6 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.64%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.21%) Redis
Development Applications
1 201 (42.68%) Selenium
2 89 (18.90%) JIRA
3 78 (16.56%) Cucumber
4 68 (14.44%) WebDriver
5 48 (10.19%) HP UFT
6 37 (7.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (4.67%) SpecFlow
8 20 (4.25%) FitNesse
9 19 (4.03%) Visual Studio
10 16 (3.40%) Subversion
11 14 (2.97%) JUnit
11 14 (2.97%) Git (software)
11 14 (2.97%) MSTest
11 14 (2.97%) WatiN
11 14 (2.97%) SoapUI
12 12 (2.55%) LoadRunner
12 12 (2.55%) WATIR
13 11 (2.34%) Jenkins
14 10 (2.12%) Calabash
14 10 (2.12%) TeamCity
General
1 91 (19.32%) Finance
2 42 (8.92%) Games
3 23 (4.88%) Banking
3 23 (4.88%) Marketing
4 18 (3.82%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.12%) Retail
6 9 (1.91%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.49%) Law
7 7 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.85%) Advertising
9 4 (0.85%) Publishing
9 4 (0.85%) Front Office
9 4 (0.85%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.42%) French Language
10 2 (0.42%) Billing
10 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.42%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (16.35%) .NET
2 35 (7.43%) HTML
3 30 (6.37%) XML
4 24 (5.10%) Web Services
5 17 (3.61%) CSS
6 16 (3.40%) SOAP
7 14 (2.97%) REST
8 12 (2.55%) ASP.NET
9 10 (2.12%) Gherkin
9 10 (2.12%) RESTful
10 9 (1.91%) jQuery
11 8 (1.70%) J2EE
12 6 (1.27%) J2SE
13 4 (0.85%) JSON
14 3 (0.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 2 (0.42%) .NET Framework
15 2 (0.42%) WCF
15 2 (0.42%) HTML5
15 2 (0.42%) XML Schema
15 2 (0.42%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.68%) Computer Science
2 50 (10.62%) Mobile App
3 36 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.76%) Replication
5 12 (2.55%) Online Games
6 10 (2.12%) User Experience
7 8 (1.70%) iPad
8 7 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.49%) Mathematics
8 7 (1.49%) Equities
8 7 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.27%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.06%) iPhone
11 4 (0.85%) Social Network
11 4 (0.85%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.85%) Derivative
12 2 (0.42%) Credit Derivative
12 2 (0.42%) Handset
12 2 (0.42%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.42%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 63 (13.38%) Windows
2 44 (9.34%) Android
3 40 (8.49%) Apple iOS
4 31 (6.58%) UNIX
5 24 (5.10%) Linux
6 13 (2.76%) Windows 7
7 12 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (2.34%) Windows 8
8 11 (2.34%) Windows XP
8 11 (2.34%) Windows Vista
8 11 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.42%) Solaris
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (57.75%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (26.54%) Automated Testing
3 120 (25.48%) Manual Testing
4 107 (22.72%) Test Scripting
5 104 (22.08%) Software Testing
6 91 (19.32%) Scrum
7 83 (17.62%) Automation Testing
8 74 (15.71%) Test Automation
9 68 (14.44%) BDD
10 57 (12.10%) Performance Testing
11 54 (11.46%) Regression Testing
12 53 (11.25%) User Acceptance Testing
13 43 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
14 40 (8.49%) SDLC
15 36 (7.64%) User Stories
16 33 (7.01%) TDD
17 27 (5.73%) System Testing
18 24 (5.10%) Integration Testing
18 24 (5.10%) Test Strategy
19 20 (4.25%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 160 (33.97%) SQL
2 152 (32.27%) Java
3 133 (28.24%) C#
4 48 (10.19%) JavaScript
5 34 (7.22%) Ruby
6 30 (6.37%) Python
7 26 (5.52%) PHP
8 20 (4.25%) C++
9 11 (2.34%) PL/SQL
9 11 (2.34%) C
10 5 (1.06%) VB
11 4 (0.85%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.64%) ActionScript
12 3 (0.64%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.64%) VBScript
13 2 (0.42%) Perl
13 2 (0.42%) VBA
13 2 (0.42%) VC++
13 2 (0.42%) Groovy
14 1 (0.21%) F#
Qualifications
1 128 (27.18%) ISEB
2 78 (16.56%) ISTQB
3 77 (16.35%) Degree
4 24 (5.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (3.82%) HND
6 6 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (0.85%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.85%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.42%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 471 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.64%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.21%) XenApp
3 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (5.94%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.42%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (10.62%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.86%) Oracle
3 22 (4.67%) HP
4 11 (2.34%) Telerik
5 7 (1.49%) VMware
6 5 (1.06%) SAP
7 3 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.42%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.42%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.21%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.21%) Marketo
9 1 (0.21%) Intel
9 1 (0.21%) Citrix
9 1 (0.21%) Adobe
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Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Salary: £25000 - £33000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £48000 per annum + + Bonus + Pension + 25 Days plus BH
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum to £35k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k (multiple roles available) + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum 12% Bonus, Pension, Life Assurance,
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + big company benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + bonuses
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £26k - 35k per year
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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