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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 657 705 638
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -67
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 251 158 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 221 144 241
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,150 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%

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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £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 18 September 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 September 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 +37 235 £35,000 -6.66% 37
London +23 134 £42,500 -5.55% 17
South East -3 41 £35,000 +16.66% 9
City of London +25 35 £42,500 -22.72% 4
East Sussex -14 18 £35,000 +16.66% 1
East of England -15 17 £38,750 +19.23%
Brighton -17 17 £35,000 +16.66%
South West -3 16 £22,500 -43.75% 1
Bristol -5 12 £22,500 -47.05% 1
Cambridgeshire +2 11 £41,500 +10.66%
Surrey -9 9 £32,500 +96.96% 1
West Midlands -18 9 £22,500 - 1
Berkshire -3 8 £37,500 -20.21% 1
North West -14 8 £32,000 -20.00% 5
Cambridge - 8 £39,500 -
Guildford +7 6 £32,000 +88.23%
East Midlands -13 6 £37,500 +7.14%
Birmingham - 6 £22,500 -
Maidenhead - 6 £37,500 -
Nottinghamshire +3 5 £37,500 +15.38%
Scotland -18 5 £30,500 +1.66%
Nottingham -3 4 £37,500 +15.38%
Yorkshire -32 4 £37,000 +51.02% 4
Essex +4 3 £33,750 +3.84%
Northern Ireland -1 3 - -
Edinburgh -12 3 £30,500 -
Hampshire -15 3 £28,000 -2.60% 3
Cheshire -17 3 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Buckinghamshire - 3 £27,500 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £32,500 -

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 544 (100.00%) QA
2 347 (63.79%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (41.18%) Selenium
4 184 (33.82%) Degree
5 181 (33.27%) Finance
6 173 (31.80%) SQL
7 166 (30.51%) Java
8 164 (30.15%) Manual Testing
9 158 (29.04%) Software Testing
10 150 (27.57%) Automated Testing
11 141 (25.92%) C#
12 131 (24.08%) Test Automation
13 128 (23.53%) ISEB
14 117 (21.51%) Test Scripting
15 114 (20.96%) Regression Testing
16 109 (20.04%) .NET
17 95 (17.46%) Computer Science
18 91 (16.73%) Analytical Skills
19 89 (16.36%) JIRA
19 89 (16.36%) Scrum
20 88 (16.18%) WebDriver
21 86 (15.81%) ISTQB
22 74 (13.60%) User Acceptance Testing
23 72 (13.24%) Microsoft
24 71 (13.05%) SQL Server
25 69 (12.68%) Python
26 68 (12.50%) JavaScript
27 64 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
27 64 (11.76%) Automation Testing
28 63 (11.58%) Cucumber

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 15 (2.76%) Apache
2 14 (2.57%) Confluence
3 12 (2.21%) CMS
4 10 (1.84%) IIS
5 9 (1.65%) Drupal
6 7 (1.29%) ColdFusion
7 4 (0.74%) Node.js
8 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.37%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 29 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.10%) MS Office
3 5 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.37%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.18%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.47%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) GitHub
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.49%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.02%) Internet
3 3 (0.55%) Intranet
3 3 (0.55%) HTTP
4 2 (0.37%) LAN
5 1 (0.18%) SMTP
5 1 (0.18%) VPN
5 1 (0.18%) IPsec
5 1 (0.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (13.05%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.96%) MySQL
3 12 (2.21%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.29%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.74%) Redis
6 4 (0.74%) Big Data
6 4 (0.74%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (0.55%) Hazelcast
7 3 (0.55%) Neo4j
7 3 (0.55%) SQLPlus
7 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.37%) DB2
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.18%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 224 (41.18%) Selenium
2 89 (16.36%) JIRA
3 88 (16.18%) WebDriver
4 64 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 63 (11.58%) Cucumber
6 31 (5.70%) JUnit
7 29 (5.33%) JMeter
8 26 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 25 (4.60%) NUnit
10 21 (3.86%) WinRunner
11 18 (3.31%) Visual Studio
11 18 (3.31%) Git (software)
12 17 (3.13%) FitNesse
13 14 (2.57%) SoapUI
13 14 (2.57%) Jasmine
14 13 (2.39%) SilkTest
14 13 (2.39%) Bugzilla
15 12 (2.21%) SpecFlow
15 12 (2.21%) Selenium IDE
16 10 (1.84%) jMock
General
1 181 (33.27%) Finance
2 31 (5.70%) Games
3 22 (4.04%) Retail
4 18 (3.31%) Financial Institution
5 14 (2.57%) Marketing
6 11 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.29%) Banking
8 6 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.74%) Advertising
9 4 (0.74%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.55%) Billing
10 3 (0.55%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.55%) Law
11 2 (0.37%) Automotive
11 2 (0.37%) Legal
11 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.37%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.37%) Electronics
11 2 (0.37%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (20.04%) .NET
2 49 (9.01%) HTML
3 32 (5.88%) XML
3 32 (5.88%) CSS
4 18 (3.31%) Web Services
5 17 (3.13%) HTML5
6 16 (2.94%) SOAP
7 15 (2.76%) Gherkin
8 14 (2.57%) J2EE
9 13 (2.39%) CSS3
10 9 (1.65%) REST
11 8 (1.47%) RESTful
12 7 (1.29%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.29%) Spring
13 6 (1.10%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.92%) Middleware
14 5 (0.92%) Silverlight
15 4 (0.74%) LAMP
15 4 (0.74%) jQuery
15 4 (0.74%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 95 (17.46%) Computer Science
2 91 (16.73%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (7.90%) Mathematics
4 32 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 28 (5.15%) Open Source
6 24 (4.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 23 (4.23%) Derivative
8 19 (3.49%) Equities
9 14 (2.57%) iPhone
10 12 (2.21%) Client/Server
11 11 (2.02%) User Experience
12 10 (1.84%) N-Tier
13 6 (1.10%) Fixed Income
13 6 (1.10%) Spread Betting
14 4 (0.74%) Online Games
14 4 (0.74%) Online Gambling
14 4 (0.74%) Animation
14 4 (0.74%) EPoS
14 4 (0.74%) NHS
14 4 (0.74%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.35%) Windows
1 40 (7.35%) Linux
2 34 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 29 (5.33%) Android
4 28 (5.15%) UNIX
5 3 (0.55%) Mac OS X
5 3 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.37%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.37%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (63.79%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (30.15%) Manual Testing
3 158 (29.04%) Software Testing
4 150 (27.57%) Automated Testing
5 131 (24.08%) Test Automation
6 117 (21.51%) Test Scripting
7 114 (20.96%) Regression Testing
8 89 (16.36%) Scrum
9 74 (13.60%) User Acceptance Testing
10 64 (11.76%) Automation Testing
11 59 (10.85%) BDD
12 53 (9.74%) E-Commerce
13 51 (9.38%) TDD
13 51 (9.38%) Performance Testing
14 50 (9.19%) Test Strategy
15 49 (9.01%) System Testing
16 41 (7.54%) Integration Testing
17 39 (7.17%) Software Engineering
18 36 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
19 33 (6.07%) OO
Programming Languages
1 173 (31.80%) SQL
2 166 (30.51%) Java
3 141 (25.92%) C#
4 69 (12.68%) Python
5 68 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 58 (10.66%) C++
7 55 (10.11%) Ruby
8 44 (8.09%) PHP
9 21 (3.86%) Perl
10 13 (2.39%) VBScript
11 11 (2.02%) F#
11 11 (2.02%) Delphi
11 11 (2.02%) Lua
12 10 (1.84%) C
13 9 (1.65%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.65%) Scala
14 7 (1.29%) VB
15 5 (0.92%) PowerHouse
15 5 (0.92%) ActionScript
16 4 (0.74%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 184 (33.82%) Degree
2 128 (23.53%) ISEB
3 86 (15.81%) ISTQB
4 40 (7.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (0.74%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 544 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 38 (6.99%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.37%) Puppet
3 1 (0.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 72 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.04%) Oracle
3 18 (3.31%) HP
4 8 (1.47%) JD Edwards
5 3 (0.55%) Terracotta
6 2 (0.37%) VMware
6 2 (0.37%) SAP
6 2 (0.37%) Adobe
6 2 (0.37%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.18%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.18%) Apple
7 1 (0.18%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.18%) Sun
7 1 (0.18%) IBM
7 1 (0.18%) Remedy
7 1 (0.18%) JBoss
7 1 (0.18%) Sybase
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £16000 to £25000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Hunt 4 Staff
Salary: £20k - 30k per year + PRO RATA
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Bloomberg LP
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Connect
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 10 days ago