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

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 681 639 675
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 218 317 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.27% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 202 279 199
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +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
103985 115295 104233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.60% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85169 93959 86722
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 £27,500 £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 7 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 7 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 -65 193 £35,000 -7.89% 22
London -45 94 £40,000 - 11
South East -12 36 £40,000 -3.03% 2
East of England +30 23 £34,500 +6.15% 1
City of London +31 17 £45,000 +28.57% 4
West Midlands -1 15 £30,000 -33.33% 2
North West +3 11 £27,500 -0.90% 2
South Wales - 8 £40,000 - 2
Wales - 8 £40,000 - 2
Ealing - 8 £60,000 -
Surrey -12 7 £52,500 +5.00%
Essex - 7 £47,500 -
Newport - 7 £40,000 - 1
Staffordshire +12 6 £32,500 +71.05% 1
Scotland +12 6 £26,500 +32.50%
Suffolk +9 6 £22,000 -12.00%
Cheshire +8 6 £27,500 -
Cambridgeshire +2 6 £34,000 +4.61%
Berkshire 0 6 £44,000 +25.71%
South West -31 6 £32,500 -15.58% 3
Stoke-on-Trent +16 5 £32,500 +71.05% 1
Hampshire +15 5 £22,000 -41.33%
Oxfordshire +4 5 £30,000 -20.52% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 5 £41,500 +41.88%
Ipswich -1 5 £21,500 -14.00%
Reading -2 5 £43,000 +14.66%
Cambridge -3 5 - -
Milton Keynes -13 5 £41,500 +41.88%
Kent +16 4 £30,000 +3.44%
Yorkshire +15 4 £33,250 +24.29% 1

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 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.

1 411 (100.00%) QA
2 250 (60.83%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (34.55%) Selenium
4 127 (30.90%) SQL
5 113 (27.49%) ISEB
6 103 (25.06%) Java
6 103 (25.06%) Test Scripting
7 101 (24.57%) Automated Testing
8 98 (23.84%) C#
8 98 (23.84%) Manual Testing
9 88 (21.41%) Software Testing
10 84 (20.44%) Scrum
11 82 (19.95%) Test Automation
12 74 (18.00%) JIRA
12 74 (18.00%) Finance
13 70 (17.03%) Degree
14 69 (16.79%) BDD
15 67 (16.30%) Windows
16 64 (15.57%) ISTQB
17 60 (14.60%) Cucumber
18 57 (13.87%) Automation Testing
19 51 (12.41%) Performance Testing
20 50 (12.17%) Regression Testing
20 50 (12.17%) SQL Server
20 50 (12.17%) Mobile App
21 49 (11.92%) .NET
22 47 (11.44%) QuickTest Pro
23 46 (11.19%) Microsoft
23 46 (11.19%) JavaScript
24 45 (10.95%) HTML

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 15 (3.65%) IIS
2 8 (1.95%) Apache
3 3 (0.73%) Confluence
4 2 (0.49%) Node.js
5 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.24%) Drupal
5 1 (0.24%) Mule
5 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (1.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) MultiFonds
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.35%) SaaS
2 2 (0.49%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.24%) Trello
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.73%) Internet
1 3 (0.73%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.49%) 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%) ATM
3 1 (0.24%) LAN
3 1 (0.24%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.33%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.46%) Big Data
5 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.97%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (0.97%) DB2
5 4 (0.97%) OLAP
5 4 (0.97%) OLTP
6 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.49%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.49%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.49%) MySQL
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 142 (34.55%) Selenium
2 74 (18.00%) JIRA
3 60 (14.60%) Cucumber
4 47 (11.44%) QuickTest Pro
5 45 (10.95%) WebDriver
6 32 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (4.62%) FitNesse
8 17 (4.14%) SpecFlow
9 16 (3.89%) MSTest
10 15 (3.65%) WatiN
11 14 (3.41%) LoadRunner
12 11 (2.68%) Visual Studio
13 10 (2.43%) JUnit
14 8 (1.95%) Rational Performance Tester
14 8 (1.95%) Facilita Forecast
14 8 (1.95%) Behat
14 8 (1.95%) SoapUI
15 7 (1.70%) InstallShield
15 7 (1.70%) Calabash
15 7 (1.70%) JBehave
General
1 74 (18.00%) Finance
2 36 (8.76%) Games
3 21 (5.11%) Marketing
4 20 (4.87%) Banking
5 12 (2.92%) Retail
5 12 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.43%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.95%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.46%) Law
9 5 (1.22%) Back Office
10 3 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.73%) Publishing
10 3 (0.73%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.49%) French Language
11 2 (0.49%) Billing
11 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.49%) Advertising
11 2 (0.49%) Front Office
12 1 (0.24%) Automotive
12 1 (0.24%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (11.92%) .NET
2 45 (10.95%) HTML
3 29 (7.06%) XML
4 27 (6.57%) CSS
5 22 (5.35%) Web Services
6 15 (3.65%) SOAP
6 15 (3.65%) jQuery
7 10 (2.43%) REST
8 9 (2.19%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.95%) RESTful
9 8 (1.95%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (1.22%) J2EE
11 4 (0.97%) Gherkin
11 4 (0.97%) J2SE
11 4 (0.97%) Middleware
12 3 (0.73%) LAMP
13 2 (0.49%) JSON
13 2 (0.49%) Ajax
13 2 (0.49%) WCF
13 2 (0.49%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.17%) Mobile App
2 39 (9.49%) Computer Science
3 28 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.41%) Open Source
5 10 (2.43%) iPad
6 9 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.95%) Derivative
7 8 (1.95%) Mathematics
8 7 (1.70%) Replication
8 7 (1.70%) Online Games
8 7 (1.70%) iPhone
8 7 (1.70%) User Experience
9 6 (1.46%) Credit Risk
9 6 (1.46%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.22%) Social Network
11 4 (0.97%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.97%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.73%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.73%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 67 (16.30%) Windows
2 34 (8.27%) Android
3 28 (6.81%) Apple iOS
4 27 (6.57%) UNIX
5 24 (5.84%) Linux
6 17 (4.14%) Windows 7
7 16 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (3.65%) Windows XP
8 15 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (3.65%) Windows Vista
8 15 (3.65%) Windows 8
8 15 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.70%) Solaris
10 3 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.49%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (60.83%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (25.06%) Test Scripting
3 101 (24.57%) Automated Testing
4 98 (23.84%) Manual Testing
5 88 (21.41%) Software Testing
6 84 (20.44%) Scrum
7 82 (19.95%) Test Automation
8 69 (16.79%) BDD
9 57 (13.87%) Automation Testing
10 51 (12.41%) Performance Testing
11 50 (12.17%) Regression Testing
12 41 (9.98%) User Acceptance Testing
13 38 (9.25%) TDD
14 28 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (6.57%) Test Strategy
16 23 (5.60%) User Stories
16 23 (5.60%) System Testing
17 22 (5.35%) Analytics
17 22 (5.35%) ATDD
18 20 (4.87%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 127 (30.90%) SQL
2 103 (25.06%) Java
3 98 (23.84%) C#
4 46 (11.19%) JavaScript
5 23 (5.60%) Python
6 22 (5.35%) PHP
6 22 (5.35%) Ruby
7 16 (3.89%) C++
8 11 (2.68%) C
9 8 (1.95%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.70%) Perl
11 6 (1.46%) VBA
12 3 (0.73%) VB
12 3 (0.73%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.49%) R
13 2 (0.49%) Scala
13 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.49%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.24%) VC++
14 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 113 (27.49%) ISEB
2 70 (17.03%) Degree
3 64 (15.57%) ISTQB
4 21 (5.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (3.41%) HND
6 2 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.49%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 411 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (1.46%) 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 (7.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.33%) Oracle
3 19 (4.62%) HP
4 7 (1.70%) Red Hat
4 7 (1.70%) Telerik
5 6 (1.46%) VMware
6 5 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.73%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.49%) Google
8 2 (0.49%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.49%) SAP
8 2 (0.49%) Sony
9 1 (0.24%) Citrix
9 1 (0.24%) Intel
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe
9 1 (0.24%) Cerillion
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