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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 651 716 604
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -112
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 254 165 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.16% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 223 147 277
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,300 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -

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
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,500
% 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 24 October 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 24 October 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
(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 +61 232 £35,000 -6.66% 25
London +54 113 £42,500 - 8
South East -2 52 £35,000 +10.23% 4
City of London +25 26 £42,500 +6.25% 3
North West -5 22 £35,000 -12.50% 8
East Sussex +4 19 £35,000 +21.73%
Brighton -1 18 £35,000 +16.66%
East of England -12 18 £37,500 - 1
Surrey +5 17 £32,000 +88.23% 1
Berkshire -6 13 £34,000 -27.65% 1
Cheshire -10 12 £37,500 -6.25% 1
West Midlands -11 11 £22,500 -28.00%
Cambridgeshire +10 10 £37,500 -
Guildford -1 10 £32,000 +82.85%
Cambridge - 9 £37,500 -
Scotland -4 8 £30,500 +22.00%
South West -19 8 £23,000 -40.64%
Birmingham - 8 £22,500 -
Macclesfield - 8 £40,000 - 1
Bristol +6 7 £22,750 -46.47%
Nottinghamshire +8 6 £37,500 +3.44%
East Midlands +4 6 £37,500 -
Edinburgh - 6 £30,500 -
Manchester - 6 £30,000 - 6
Maidenhead -9 5 £37,500 -16.66%
Nottingham +5 4 £37,500 +3.44%
Slough -2 4 £34,000 -32.00% 1
Suffolk +8 3 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Reading -7 3 £19,000 -59.57%
Hertfordshire -17 3 £40,000 -

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 512 (100.00%) QA
2 310 (60.55%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (39.45%) Selenium
4 159 (31.05%) Degree
5 157 (30.66%) Finance
6 147 (28.71%) Manual Testing
7 144 (28.13%) Automated Testing
8 143 (27.93%) Software Testing
9 142 (27.73%) Java
10 136 (26.56%) SQL
10 136 (26.56%) ISEB
11 118 (23.05%) Test Automation
12 115 (22.46%) C#
13 111 (21.68%) Test Scripting
14 94 (18.36%) JIRA
15 89 (17.38%) Regression Testing
16 88 (17.19%) WebDriver
17 87 (16.99%) ISTQB
18 84 (16.41%) Scrum
19 76 (14.84%) Computer Science
20 75 (14.65%) .NET
21 71 (13.87%) Cucumber
22 68 (13.28%) QuickTest Pro
23 66 (12.89%) SQL Server
23 66 (12.89%) Python
23 66 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
24 65 (12.70%) BDD
25 63 (12.30%) User Acceptance Testing
26 62 (12.11%) Automation Testing
27 61 (11.91%) Windows

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 20 (3.91%) CMS
2 15 (2.93%) Drupal
3 14 (2.73%) Apache
4 9 (1.76%) Confluence
4 9 (1.76%) ColdFusion
5 8 (1.56%) IIS
6 4 (0.78%) JBoss
6 4 (0.78%) Node.js
7 3 (0.59%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.20%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.20%) GlassFish
Applications
1 24 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.34%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.98%) MS Office
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.37%) SaaS
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.20%) PaaS
3 1 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.93%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.37%) Internet
3 4 (0.78%) HTTP
4 3 (0.59%) Intranet
5 2 (0.39%) LAN
6 1 (0.20%) SMTP
6 1 (0.20%) VPN
6 1 (0.20%) Firewall
6 1 (0.20%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (12.89%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.30%) MySQL
3 10 (1.95%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.56%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (0.78%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.78%) Redis
6 4 (0.78%) Neo4j
6 4 (0.78%) Big Data
6 4 (0.78%) Hazelcast
6 4 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.39%) DB2
8 2 (0.39%) OLAP
9 1 (0.20%) Informix
9 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 202 (39.45%) Selenium
2 94 (18.36%) JIRA
3 88 (17.19%) WebDriver
4 71 (13.87%) Cucumber
5 68 (13.28%) QuickTest Pro
6 31 (6.05%) JUnit
7 29 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (5.08%) JMeter
9 21 (4.10%) NUnit
9 21 (4.10%) FitNesse
10 19 (3.71%) Visual Studio
10 19 (3.71%) Git (software)
11 17 (3.32%) Bugzilla
12 16 (3.13%) SpecFlow
12 16 (3.13%) Jasmine
13 14 (2.73%) Selenium IDE
13 14 (2.73%) SoapUI
14 11 (2.15%) Subversion
14 11 (2.15%) WinRunner
15 10 (1.95%) SilkTest
General
1 157 (30.66%) Finance
2 28 (5.47%) Games
3 20 (3.91%) Marketing
4 15 (2.93%) Retail
5 14 (2.73%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.56%) Banking
8 7 (1.37%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.98%) Advertising
9 5 (0.98%) Billing
10 4 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.78%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.59%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.59%) Automotive
11 3 (0.59%) Law
12 2 (0.39%) Front Office
12 2 (0.39%) Back Office
12 2 (0.39%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.20%) Electronics
13 1 (0.20%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (14.65%) .NET
2 41 (8.01%) HTML
3 34 (6.64%) XML
4 32 (6.25%) CSS
5 26 (5.08%) Web Services
6 22 (4.30%) SOAP
7 13 (2.54%) J2EE
8 12 (2.34%) CSS3
9 11 (2.15%) HTML5
10 10 (1.95%) Gherkin
11 9 (1.76%) REST
12 8 (1.56%) RESTful
12 8 (1.56%) Spring
13 7 (1.37%) ASP.NET
14 5 (0.98%) .NET Framework
15 4 (0.78%) Java EE
15 4 (0.78%) ActiveMQ
15 4 (0.78%) jQuery
15 4 (0.78%) Apache Camel
15 4 (0.78%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 76 (14.84%) Computer Science
2 66 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (6.84%) Mobile App
4 24 (4.69%) Mathematics
4 24 (4.69%) Open Source
5 20 (3.91%) iPhone
6 19 (3.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (3.13%) Client/Server
7 16 (3.13%) Equities
8 14 (2.73%) Derivative
9 11 (2.15%) N-Tier
10 10 (1.95%) User Experience
11 8 (1.56%) SWIFT
12 6 (1.17%) Fixed Income
12 6 (1.17%) Spread Betting
13 5 (0.98%) EPoS
13 5 (0.98%) Animation
14 4 (0.78%) iPad
15 3 (0.59%) Social Gaming
15 3 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 61 (11.91%) Windows
2 48 (9.38%) Linux
3 30 (5.86%) UNIX
4 26 (5.08%) Apple iOS
5 20 (3.91%) Android
6 8 (1.56%) Solaris
7 5 (0.98%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.39%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.20%) SUSE
10 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (60.55%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (28.71%) Manual Testing
3 144 (28.13%) Automated Testing
4 143 (27.93%) Software Testing
5 118 (23.05%) Test Automation
6 111 (21.68%) Test Scripting
7 89 (17.38%) Regression Testing
8 84 (16.41%) Scrum
9 65 (12.70%) BDD
10 63 (12.30%) User Acceptance Testing
11 62 (12.11%) Automation Testing
12 52 (10.16%) TDD
13 47 (9.18%) E-Commerce
14 42 (8.20%) Performance Testing
15 40 (7.81%) System Testing
16 38 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (7.42%) Software Engineering
17 35 (6.84%) Integration Testing
18 31 (6.05%) Test Strategy
19 24 (4.69%) OO
Programming Languages
1 142 (27.73%) Java
2 136 (26.56%) SQL
3 115 (22.46%) C#
4 66 (12.89%) Python
5 60 (11.72%) JavaScript
6 49 (9.57%) Ruby
7 41 (8.01%) C++
8 40 (7.81%) PHP
9 24 (4.69%) Perl
10 15 (2.93%) VBScript
11 10 (1.95%) Lua
11 10 (1.95%) C
12 9 (1.76%) Scala
13 8 (1.56%) F#
13 8 (1.56%) VB
14 6 (1.17%) ActionScript
15 5 (0.98%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.98%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.59%) PowerHouse
16 3 (0.59%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 159 (31.05%) Degree
2 136 (26.56%) ISEB
3 87 (16.99%) ISTQB
4 41 (8.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.17%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (0.78%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 512 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 39 (7.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.20%) Puppet
2 1 (0.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 61 (11.91%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.52%) HP
3 14 (2.73%) Oracle
4 7 (1.37%) JD Edwards
5 5 (0.98%) VMware
6 4 (0.78%) Terracotta
7 3 (0.59%) Cerillion
7 3 (0.59%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.59%) IBM
8 2 (0.39%) Adobe
9 1 (0.20%) Sun
9 1 (0.20%) Sybase
9 1 (0.20%) SAP
9 1 (0.20%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.20%) Remedy
9 1 (0.20%) Apple
9 1 (0.20%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.20%) New Relic
9 1 (0.20%) ForgeRock
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