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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 619 678 714
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 286 255 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 273 235 158
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £52,500 £51,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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
103108 110561 102421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.50% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85312 90184 84719
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 £67,500 £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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +39 273 £40,000 +6.66% 33
London +2 128 £45,000 +13.92% 14
South East +5 41 £40,000 +6.66% 3
East of England +32 38 £31,750 -20.62% 3
North West +21 25 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Manchester +26 21 £38,750 +38.39% 6
City of London +27 19 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Yorkshire +13 17 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Berkshire +16 13 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 12 £30,625 -26.20% 3
Suffolk +6 10 £37,500 +25.00%
South West -17 10 £32,000 +39.13%
Cambridge +21 9 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Reading +1 9 £45,000 +20.00% 1
West Yorkshire +13 8 £35,000 +13.82%
Leeds +10 8 £35,000 +13.82%
Essex +1 8 £39,500 +12.85%
West Midlands 0 8 £25,500 -21.53% 1
Salford - 8 £40,000 -
Ipswich - 8 £37,500 -
Oxfordshire +7 6 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Hertfordshire 0 6 £24,000 +6.66%
Watford -2 6 £24,000 +6.66%
Hampshire +13 5 £32,500 +4.00%
Staffordshire +10 5 £27,500 -15.38%
East Midlands +9 5 £28,750 -34.28%
South Yorkshire -2 5 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Barnsley - 5 £32,500 -
East Sussex +22 4 £39,500 +12.85%
Stockport +11 4 £32,500 +16.07% 3

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 502 (100.00%) QA
2 285 (56.77%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (44.62%) Selenium
4 162 (32.27%) Java
5 160 (31.87%) SQL
6 140 (27.89%) C#
7 138 (27.49%) ISEB
8 133 (26.49%) Automated Testing
9 121 (24.10%) Manual Testing
10 117 (23.31%) Software Testing
11 109 (21.71%) Test Scripting
12 102 (20.32%) JIRA
13 99 (19.72%) Scrum
14 94 (18.73%) Finance
15 91 (18.13%) Cucumber
16 88 (17.53%) Automation Testing
17 84 (16.73%) Degree
18 83 (16.53%) ISTQB
19 80 (15.94%) Test Automation
20 79 (15.74%) WebDriver
20 79 (15.74%) BDD
21 78 (15.54%) .NET
22 65 (12.95%) Windows
23 57 (11.35%) Computer Science
24 55 (10.96%) Performance Testing
25 54 (10.76%) Mobile App
26 53 (10.56%) SQL Server
26 53 (10.56%) Regression Testing
27 51 (10.16%) User Acceptance Testing
28 50 (9.96%) Microsoft

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (1.39%) IIS
2 5 (1.00%) CMS
3 3 (0.60%) Drupal
3 3 (0.60%) Confluence
4 1 (0.20%) Node.js
4 1 (0.20%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.80%) MS Office
3 3 (0.60%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.39%) MultiFonds
2 3 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.60%) 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 20 (3.98%) SaaS
2 3 (0.60%) Trello
2 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.59%) Internet
2 4 (0.80%) HTTP
3 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.20%) LAN
3 1 (0.20%) WAN
3 1 (0.20%) DVB
3 1 (0.20%) Wireless
3 1 (0.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (10.56%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.58%) Relational Database
3 13 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.80%) MySQL
6 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.80%) Big Data
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.60%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.60%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.60%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (0.60%) OLTP
7 3 (0.60%) DB2
7 3 (0.60%) OLAP
8 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.20%) SSDT
9 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 224 (44.62%) Selenium
2 102 (20.32%) JIRA
3 91 (18.13%) Cucumber
4 79 (15.74%) WebDriver
5 46 (9.16%) HP UFT
6 34 (6.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (5.58%) SpecFlow
8 25 (4.98%) FitNesse
9 20 (3.98%) SoapUI
10 19 (3.78%) Visual Studio
10 19 (3.78%) Subversion
11 18 (3.59%) JUnit
12 16 (3.19%) JMeter
13 15 (2.99%) Bugzilla
13 15 (2.99%) Git (software)
14 14 (2.79%) NUnit
15 13 (2.59%) WATIR
15 13 (2.59%) Calabash
16 12 (2.39%) TeamCity
16 12 (2.39%) WatiN
General
1 94 (18.73%) Finance
2 43 (8.57%) Games
3 26 (5.18%) Marketing
4 22 (4.38%) Banking
5 19 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 16 (3.19%) Retail
7 7 (1.39%) Law
7 7 (1.39%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.20%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.00%) Advertising
10 4 (0.80%) Front Office
10 4 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.60%) Electronics
11 3 (0.60%) Legal
12 2 (0.40%) Publishing
12 2 (0.40%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (15.54%) .NET
2 30 (5.98%) XML
3 29 (5.78%) HTML
4 28 (5.58%) Web Services
5 20 (3.98%) SOAP
6 14 (2.79%) CSS
7 13 (2.59%) REST
8 12 (2.39%) RESTful
8 12 (2.39%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.99%) Gherkin
10 8 (1.59%) J2EE
11 7 (1.39%) JSON
11 7 (1.39%) jQuery
12 6 (1.20%) J2SE
13 4 (0.80%) Regular Expression
13 4 (0.80%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 3 (0.60%) .NET Framework
15 2 (0.40%) DOM
15 2 (0.40%) XML Schema
15 2 (0.40%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 57 (11.35%) Computer Science
2 54 (10.76%) Mobile App
3 41 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.99%) Online Games
5 14 (2.79%) Replication
5 14 (2.79%) User Experience
6 9 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.20%) Equities
7 6 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.00%) iPad
8 5 (1.00%) Social Network
8 5 (1.00%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.60%) Online Gambling
9 3 (0.60%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.60%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.40%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.40%) iDTV
10 2 (0.40%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.40%) Derivative
10 2 (0.40%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 65 (12.95%) Windows
2 46 (9.16%) Android
3 43 (8.57%) Apple iOS
4 28 (5.58%) UNIX
5 26 (5.18%) Linux
6 10 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.99%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.59%) Windows 8
7 8 (1.59%) Windows XP
7 8 (1.59%) Windows Vista
7 8 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.80%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (56.77%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (26.49%) Automated Testing
3 121 (24.10%) Manual Testing
4 117 (23.31%) Software Testing
5 109 (21.71%) Test Scripting
6 99 (19.72%) Scrum
7 88 (17.53%) Automation Testing
8 80 (15.94%) Test Automation
9 79 (15.74%) BDD
10 55 (10.96%) Performance Testing
11 53 (10.56%) Regression Testing
12 51 (10.16%) User Acceptance Testing
13 47 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
14 45 (8.96%) SDLC
15 35 (6.97%) User Stories
16 32 (6.37%) TDD
16 32 (6.37%) E-Commerce
17 26 (5.18%) Web Testing
18 25 (4.98%) System Testing
18 25 (4.98%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 162 (32.27%) Java
2 160 (31.87%) SQL
3 140 (27.89%) C#
4 48 (9.56%) JavaScript
5 34 (6.77%) Ruby
6 33 (6.57%) Python
7 28 (5.58%) PHP
8 23 (4.58%) C++
9 12 (2.39%) C
10 9 (1.79%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.00%) VB
11 5 (1.00%) ActionScript
12 3 (0.60%) ABAP
12 3 (0.60%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.60%) VBScript
12 3 (0.60%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.40%) Groovy
13 2 (0.40%) VC++
14 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 138 (27.49%) ISEB
2 84 (16.73%) Degree
3 83 (16.53%) ISTQB
4 26 (5.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (3.19%) HND
6 8 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.59%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.40%) MBA
9 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 502 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) Firmware
3 1 (0.20%) XenApp
3 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (6.57%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (9.96%) Microsoft
2 34 (6.77%) Oracle
3 21 (4.18%) HP
4 10 (1.99%) SAP
5 9 (1.79%) Telerik
6 8 (1.59%) VMware
7 3 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.40%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.40%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.20%) Marketo
9 1 (0.20%) IBM
9 1 (0.20%) Citrix
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: £25k - 29k per year
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
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Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
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Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + 10% bonus and benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Stockport, Cheshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Salary: £40000 per annum
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Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 45k per year + Company Benefits
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Teeside
Square One Resources
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
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London
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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London
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