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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 685 656 641
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 194 242 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.25% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 179 211 239
Average salary £33,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-3.17% -7.35%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 £65,000 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -51 180 £32,500 -13.33% 25
London -41 83 £40,000 -5.88% 18
South East -13 45 £30,500 -8.95% 1
North West -5 25 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Surrey +11 21 £32,000 -8.57%
Berkshire -13 17 £19,000 -65.45%
Cheshire +6 14 £27,500 -50.00%
Reading -3 11 £19,000 -65.45%
Manchester -13 11 £38,000 +4.82% 1
Walton-on-Thames +6 8 £30,500 +1.66%
Hampshire -12 7 £27,500 - 1
West Midlands -16 7 £22,500 -10.00%
Warrington +12 6 £27,500 -50.00%
City of London -5 6 £37,500 -11.76% 3
East of England -11 6 £26,000 -35.00% 2
North East - 6 £30,000 -
Salford - 6 £38,000 -
Birmingham -6 5 £22,500 +4.65%
Slough - 5 £34,000 -
Guildford -4 4 £32,000 -24.70%
Wales -15 4 £23,750 +18.75% 2
Tyne and Wear - 4 £30,000 -
South Wales - 4 £23,750 - 2
Suffolk - 4 £26,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £30,000 -
Scotland +3 3 £37,500 +15.38%
Docklands, London - 3 - -
Teddington - 3 £45,000 -
Basingstoke - 3 £27,500 -
Cardiff - 3 £25,000 - 2

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 439 (100.00%) QA
2 247 (56.26%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (36.22%) Selenium
4 125 (28.47%) Test Scripting
5 120 (27.33%) SQL
6 115 (26.20%) ISEB
7 104 (23.69%) Test Automation
8 102 (23.23%) Automated Testing
9 100 (22.78%) Manual Testing
10 99 (22.55%) Degree
11 98 (22.32%) Software Testing
11 98 (22.32%) Java
12 90 (20.50%) Finance
13 84 (19.13%) JIRA
13 84 (19.13%) Windows
14 83 (18.91%) C#
15 78 (17.77%) Scrum
16 75 (17.08%) ISTQB
17 67 (15.26%) QuickTest Pro
18 66 (15.03%) WebDriver
18 66 (15.03%) Automation Testing
19 65 (14.81%) Cucumber
20 60 (13.67%) BDD
21 53 (12.07%) Microsoft
22 49 (11.16%) SQL Server
23 46 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
23 46 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
24 45 (10.25%) JavaScript
25 44 (10.02%) HTML
25 44 (10.02%) .NET

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 20 (4.56%) CMS
2 16 (3.64%) Drupal
3 14 (3.19%) IIS
4 10 (2.28%) Apache
5 3 (0.68%) JBoss
5 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.46%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.23%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.23%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.23%) Mule
7 1 (0.23%) Confluence
7 1 (0.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (2.96%) Spreadsheet
2 9 (2.05%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) RiskWrite
1 2 (0.46%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.05%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.68%) Internet
3 2 (0.46%) VoIP
3 2 (0.46%) HTTP
4 1 (0.23%) ATM
4 1 (0.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.16%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.28%) MySQL
4 8 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.91%) Big Data
7 3 (0.68%) OLAP
7 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.46%) Hazelcast
8 2 (0.46%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.46%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.46%) DB2
9 1 (0.23%) OLTP
9 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.23%) Informix
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 159 (36.22%) Selenium
2 84 (19.13%) JIRA
3 67 (15.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 66 (15.03%) WebDriver
5 65 (14.81%) Cucumber
6 24 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (5.47%) FitNesse
7 23 (5.24%) JUnit
8 19 (4.33%) Git (software)
9 18 (4.10%) SpecFlow
10 17 (3.87%) Bugzilla
11 16 (3.64%) InstallShield
12 13 (2.96%) Visual Studio
13 12 (2.73%) WatiN
13 12 (2.73%) Subversion
13 12 (2.73%) LoadRunner
14 11 (2.51%) MSTest
15 10 (2.28%) SoapUI
15 10 (2.28%) JBehave
15 10 (2.28%) JMeter
General
1 90 (20.50%) Finance
2 32 (7.29%) Games
3 27 (6.15%) Marketing
4 14 (3.19%) Financial Institution
5 13 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.96%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.96%) Banking
6 8 (1.82%) Retail
7 7 (1.59%) Back Office
8 5 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.14%) Billing
9 4 (0.91%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.91%) Advertising
10 3 (0.68%) Automotive
11 2 (0.46%) Law
11 2 (0.46%) Publishing
12 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.02%) HTML
1 44 (10.02%) .NET
2 42 (9.57%) XML
3 35 (7.97%) Web Services
4 32 (7.29%) CSS
5 27 (6.15%) SOAP
6 15 (3.42%) jQuery
6 15 (3.42%) FIX Protocol
7 13 (2.96%) REST
8 8 (1.82%) Gherkin
8 8 (1.82%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.59%) Spring
10 5 (1.14%) LAMP
11 4 (0.91%) RESTful
11 4 (0.91%) Middleware
12 3 (0.68%) DOM
12 3 (0.68%) Java EE
13 2 (0.46%) Backbone.js
13 2 (0.46%) Apache Camel
13 2 (0.46%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (9.57%) Computer Science
2 42 (9.57%) Mobile App
3 21 (4.78%) iPhone
4 19 (4.33%) Open Source
5 12 (2.73%) SWIFT
5 12 (2.73%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.05%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.82%) User Experience
7 8 (1.82%) Derivative
8 7 (1.59%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.59%) Mathematics
8 7 (1.59%) Credit Risk
9 6 (1.37%) iPad
10 5 (1.14%) Equities
11 4 (0.91%) Social Gaming
11 4 (0.91%) Social Media
11 4 (0.91%) Animation
11 4 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 84 (19.13%) Windows
2 36 (8.20%) Linux
3 30 (6.83%) UNIX
4 25 (5.69%) Android
5 23 (5.24%) Apple iOS
6 16 (3.64%) Solaris
7 12 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.82%) Windows 8
8 8 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.82%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.82%) Windows Vista
8 8 (1.82%) Windows XP
8 8 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.23%) SUSE
11 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (56.26%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (28.47%) Test Scripting
3 104 (23.69%) Test Automation
4 102 (23.23%) Automated Testing
5 100 (22.78%) Manual Testing
6 98 (22.32%) Software Testing
7 78 (17.77%) Scrum
8 66 (15.03%) Automation Testing
9 60 (13.67%) BDD
10 46 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
11 42 (9.57%) Regression Testing
12 41 (9.34%) TDD
13 40 (9.11%) Performance Testing
14 36 (8.20%) Test Strategy
15 29 (6.61%) E-Commerce
16 28 (6.38%) Time Management
17 27 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (5.69%) Software Engineering
19 22 (5.01%) Waterfall
20 21 (4.78%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 120 (27.33%) SQL
2 98 (22.32%) Java
3 83 (18.91%) C#
4 45 (10.25%) JavaScript
5 39 (8.88%) Python
6 33 (7.52%) Ruby
7 22 (5.01%) Perl
8 20 (4.56%) PHP
9 19 (4.33%) C++
10 7 (1.59%) VBA
10 7 (1.59%) VBScript
10 7 (1.59%) C
10 7 (1.59%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.14%) ActionScript
11 5 (1.14%) Lua
11 5 (1.14%) Scala
12 4 (0.91%) VB
13 2 (0.46%) R
13 2 (0.46%) SPARQL
13 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 115 (26.20%) ISEB
2 99 (22.55%) Degree
3 75 (17.08%) ISTQB
4 33 (7.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.37%) HND
6 4 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 439 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (0.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (6.83%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.56%) HP
3 14 (3.19%) Oracle
4 11 (2.51%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.37%) Telerik
7 4 (0.91%) Cerillion
8 3 (0.68%) Adobe
8 3 (0.68%) ION Trading
8 3 (0.68%) VMware
9 2 (0.46%) Terracotta
9 2 (0.46%) Google
9 2 (0.46%) Sony
9 2 (0.46%) IBM
10 1 (0.23%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.23%) Intel
10 1 (0.23%) SAP
10 1 (0.23%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.23%) New Relic
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