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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 676 615 684
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +69
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 207 311 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.28% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 197 276 189
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
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 £27,000 £27,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -76 180 £37,500 - 28
London -34 93 £41,000 +9.33% 17
South East -33 33 £40,000 +2.56% 1
East of England +5 19 £35,000 +7.69% 2
City of London +37 18 £45,000 +28.57% 4
West Midlands -3 13 £29,000 -35.55% 2
North West +8 12 £30,000 +7.14% 2
Wales - 10 £40,000 -
South Wales - 10 £40,000 -
Essex - 10 £47,500 - 1
Scotland +25 8 £35,000 -28.20% 1
Newport - 7 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire +9 6 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Hampshire +4 6 £40,000 +23.07%
South West -16 6 £34,500 -10.38%
Ealing - 6 £57,500 -
Staffordshire - 6 £32,500 - 1
Manchester +20 5 £40,000 +42.85% 2
Oxford +2 5 £30,000 -20.00%
Berkshire 0 5 £45,000 +38.46%
Surrey -4 5 £52,500 +5.00%
Bristol -9 5 £35,000 -9.09%
Stoke-on-Trent - 5 £32,500 - 1
Brighton +10 4 £52,500 +110.00%
East Sussex +4 4 £52,500 +110.00%
Cheshire 0 4 £32,500 -7.14%
Reading -8 4 £44,000 +17.33%
Birmingham -14 4 £17,500 -61.11%
Farnborough - 4 £40,000 -
Kent +8 3 £30,000 +3.44%

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 414 (100.00%) QA
2 250 (60.39%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (36.71%) Selenium
4 133 (32.13%) SQL
5 118 (28.50%) ISEB
6 113 (27.29%) Java
7 104 (25.12%) C#
8 103 (24.88%) Automated Testing
8 103 (24.88%) Test Scripting
9 100 (24.15%) Manual Testing
10 90 (21.74%) Software Testing
11 83 (20.05%) Scrum
12 81 (19.57%) Test Automation
13 78 (18.84%) Finance
14 72 (17.39%) JIRA
15 70 (16.91%) ISTQB
16 69 (16.67%) BDD
17 66 (15.94%) Degree
18 64 (15.46%) Windows
19 63 (15.22%) Cucumber
20 58 (14.01%) Automation Testing
21 56 (13.53%) Performance Testing
22 52 (12.56%) .NET
23 51 (12.32%) Mobile App
23 51 (12.32%) SQL Server
23 51 (12.32%) Regression Testing
24 47 (11.35%) Microsoft
24 47 (11.35%) User Acceptance Testing
24 47 (11.35%) WebDriver
25 45 (10.87%) QuickTest Pro

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (3.86%) IIS
2 8 (1.93%) Apache
3 3 (0.72%) Confluence
4 2 (0.48%) Node.js
5 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.24%) Drupal
5 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.24%) Mule
Applications
1 7 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.72%) MS Office
3 2 (0.48%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.45%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.31%) SaaS
2 2 (0.48%) Trello
2 2 (0.48%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.72%) Internet
2 2 (0.48%) VoIP
3 1 (0.24%) Wireless
3 1 (0.24%) DVB
3 1 (0.24%) WAN
3 1 (0.24%) HTTP
3 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.24%) ATM
3 1 (0.24%) LAN
3 1 (0.24%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.69%) Big Data
5 5 (1.21%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.97%) Oracle OLAP
6 4 (0.97%) OLTP
6 4 (0.97%) DB2
6 4 (0.97%) OLAP
7 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.48%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.48%) MySQL
9 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 152 (36.71%) Selenium
2 72 (17.39%) JIRA
3 63 (15.22%) Cucumber
4 47 (11.35%) WebDriver
5 45 (10.87%) QuickTest Pro
6 33 (7.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (4.59%) FitNesse
7 19 (4.59%) SpecFlow
8 17 (4.11%) MSTest
9 15 (3.62%) WatiN
10 14 (3.38%) LoadRunner
11 11 (2.66%) Visual Studio
12 9 (2.17%) JUnit
13 8 (1.93%) JBehave
13 8 (1.93%) Rational Performance Tester
13 8 (1.93%) Behat
13 8 (1.93%) SoapUI
13 8 (1.93%) Facilita Forecast
14 7 (1.69%) Jenkins
14 7 (1.69%) Git (software)
General
1 78 (18.84%) Finance
2 38 (9.18%) Games
3 22 (5.31%) Banking
4 21 (5.07%) Marketing
5 12 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.42%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.17%) Retail
8 8 (1.93%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.45%) Law
10 4 (0.97%) Front Office
10 4 (0.97%) Back Office
11 3 (0.72%) Advertising
11 3 (0.72%) Publishing
11 3 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.72%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.48%) French Language
12 2 (0.48%) Billing
12 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.24%) Electronics
13 1 (0.24%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (12.56%) .NET
2 40 (9.66%) HTML
3 27 (6.52%) XML
4 23 (5.56%) Web Services
5 21 (5.07%) CSS
6 13 (3.14%) SOAP
7 12 (2.90%) jQuery
8 9 (2.17%) ASP.NET
8 9 (2.17%) REST
9 8 (1.93%) RESTful
10 6 (1.45%) Gherkin
11 5 (1.21%) J2EE
12 4 (0.97%) FIX Protocol
12 4 (0.97%) J2SE
13 3 (0.72%) LAMP
13 3 (0.72%) JSON
14 2 (0.48%) WCF
14 2 (0.48%) Ajax
14 2 (0.48%) WinForms
14 2 (0.48%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.32%) Mobile App
2 40 (9.66%) Computer Science
3 25 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.62%) Open Source
5 9 (2.17%) Mathematics
5 9 (2.17%) iPad
6 8 (1.93%) Derivative
6 8 (1.93%) Online Games
6 8 (1.93%) Replication
7 7 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.45%) iPhone
8 6 (1.45%) User Experience
8 6 (1.45%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.21%) Social Network
10 4 (0.97%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.97%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.72%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.72%) Equities
12 2 (0.48%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 64 (15.46%) Windows
2 37 (8.94%) Android
3 31 (7.49%) Apple iOS
4 27 (6.52%) UNIX
5 23 (5.56%) Linux
6 18 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 16 (3.86%) Windows 8
7 16 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (3.86%) Windows XP
7 16 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (3.86%) Windows Vista
8 6 (1.45%) Solaris
9 5 (1.21%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (60.39%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (24.88%) Automated Testing
2 103 (24.88%) Test Scripting
3 100 (24.15%) Manual Testing
4 90 (21.74%) Software Testing
5 83 (20.05%) Scrum
6 81 (19.57%) Test Automation
7 69 (16.67%) BDD
8 58 (14.01%) Automation Testing
9 56 (13.53%) Performance Testing
10 51 (12.32%) Regression Testing
11 47 (11.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 35 (8.45%) TDD
13 28 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (6.52%) User Stories
15 26 (6.28%) Test Strategy
16 23 (5.56%) System Testing
17 22 (5.31%) ATDD
18 21 (5.07%) Analytics
19 20 (4.83%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 133 (32.13%) SQL
2 113 (27.29%) Java
3 104 (25.12%) C#
4 44 (10.63%) JavaScript
5 26 (6.28%) PHP
6 25 (6.04%) Python
7 24 (5.80%) Ruby
8 18 (4.35%) C++
9 12 (2.90%) C
10 10 (2.42%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.45%) Perl
11 6 (1.45%) VBA
12 5 (1.21%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.72%) ActionScript
13 3 (0.72%) VB
14 2 (0.48%) Scala
14 2 (0.48%) R
14 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.24%) VBScript
15 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 118 (28.50%) ISEB
2 70 (16.91%) ISTQB
3 66 (15.94%) Degree
4 24 (5.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (3.86%) HND
6 4 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.48%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 414 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.97%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.24%) Firmware
3 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.24%) XenApp
3 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (7.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (11.35%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.25%) Oracle
3 20 (4.83%) HP
4 9 (2.17%) Telerik
5 6 (1.45%) VMware
5 6 (1.45%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.72%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.48%) Google
7 2 (0.48%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.48%) SAP
7 2 (0.48%) Sony
8 1 (0.24%) Intel
8 1 (0.24%) Citrix
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe
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