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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 639 670 615
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -55
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 309 272 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.26% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.26% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 294 256 285
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -9.62%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016 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 12 February 2016. 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 +62 303 £40,000 +14.28% 52
London +43 142 £47,500 +11.76% 23
South East +10 56 £35,000 +9.37% 12
North West +34 37 £37,500 +27.11% 3
East of England +12 30 £35,000 -20.45% 5
Manchester +34 28 £34,000 -10.52%
Yorkshire +25 24 £37,500 -3.84% 4
Leeds +20 22 £37,500 -14.77% 1
West Yorkshire +11 22 £37,500 -3.84% 1
West Sussex - 15 £32,500 - 2
Surrey +4 14 £35,000 +9.37% 3
Suffolk -4 13 £35,000 +40.00%
Ealing -8 13 £55,000 -
Berkshire -23 12 £52,500 +73.55% 2
Ipswich -5 9 £35,000 +62.79%
Stockport +4 8 £45,000 +60.71%
Crawley - 8 £32,500 - 1
City of London +55 7 £40,000 -27.27% 5
Lancashire - 7 £40,000 - 2
Cambridgeshire +12 6 £38,750 +1.97% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 6 £30,000 -
Tyne and Wear +6 6 £30,000 -
North East +6 6 £30,000 -
Cambridge +4 6 £38,750 - 2
Buckinghamshire +1 6 £31,000 +24.00%
Essex 0 6 £35,000 +16.66%
West Midlands -26 6 £38,750 +55.00% 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £43,750 - 3
Merseyside - 6 £40,000 -
Liverpool - 6 £40,000 -

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 717 (100.00%) QA
2 390 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
3 306 (42.68%) Selenium
4 224 (31.24%) Automated Testing
5 200 (27.89%) SQL
6 196 (27.34%) Software Testing
7 193 (26.92%) Manual Testing
8 175 (24.41%) Test Scripting
9 171 (23.85%) C#
10 168 (23.43%) Automation Testing
11 167 (23.29%) Java
12 165 (23.01%) ISEB
13 146 (20.36%) Test Automation
14 141 (19.67%) Functional Testing
15 138 (19.25%) Windows
16 136 (18.97%) Microsoft
17 133 (18.55%) Scrum
18 129 (17.99%) Degree
19 122 (17.02%) TDD
20 119 (16.60%) Finance
21 118 (16.46%) BDD
22 117 (16.32%) WebDriver
23 115 (16.04%) SDLC
24 111 (15.48%) JIRA
25 110 (15.34%) ISTQB
26 106 (14.78%) Cucumber
27 104 (14.50%) Regression Testing
28 93 (12.97%) .NET
29 91 (12.69%) SQL Server
30 89 (12.41%) Continuous Integration

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 17 (2.37%) ColdFusion
2 14 (1.95%) IIS
3 8 (1.12%) Confluence
4 6 (0.84%) CMS
5 5 (0.70%) Drupal
5 5 (0.70%) JBoss
6 4 (0.56%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.56%) Tuxedo
7 2 (0.28%) Apache
7 2 (0.28%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.28%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 77 (10.74%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.12%) MS Office
3 7 (0.98%) Maya
4 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.26%) MultiFonds
1 9 (1.26%) Sonata
2 4 (0.56%) BASE24
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.63%) SaaS
2 24 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.56%) GitHub
3 4 (0.56%) Sage Pay
4 2 (0.28%) Office 365
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.26%) Internet
2 6 (0.84%) HTTP
3 4 (0.56%) ATM
4 3 (0.42%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.42%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.28%) SAN
6 1 (0.14%) Firewall
6 1 (0.14%) IMAP
6 1 (0.14%) NAS
6 1 (0.14%) Skype
6 1 (0.14%) SMTP
6 1 (0.14%) SS7
6 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 49 (6.83%) Relational Database
3 13 (1.81%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.84%) Big Data
5 5 (0.70%) MySQL
5 5 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.42%) DB2
6 3 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 306 (42.68%) Selenium
2 117 (16.32%) WebDriver
3 111 (15.48%) JIRA
4 106 (14.78%) Cucumber
5 84 (11.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 71 (9.90%) HP UFT
7 66 (9.21%) SpecFlow
8 60 (8.37%) SoapUI
9 50 (6.97%) JUnit
10 44 (6.14%) JMeter
11 37 (5.16%) Jenkins
12 35 (4.88%) FitNesse
13 29 (4.04%) Git (software)
13 29 (4.04%) Visual Studio
14 21 (2.93%) NUnit
15 17 (2.37%) LoadRunner
16 15 (2.09%) Hudson
17 13 (1.81%) Appium
17 13 (1.81%) JBehave
18 11 (1.53%) Maven
General
1 119 (16.60%) Finance
2 38 (5.30%) Games
3 30 (4.18%) Retail
4 24 (3.35%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.93%) Banking
6 19 (2.65%) Law
7 17 (2.37%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.53%) Marketing
9 9 (1.26%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.12%) Electronics
10 8 (1.12%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.98%) Legal
11 7 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.70%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.56%) Publishing
13 4 (0.56%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.28%) Advertising
14 2 (0.28%) iGaming
15 1 (0.14%) Front Office
15 1 (0.14%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (12.97%) .NET
2 83 (11.58%) Web Services
3 45 (6.28%) XML
4 30 (4.18%) HTML
5 26 (3.63%) ASP.NET
6 24 (3.35%) SOAP
7 19 (2.65%) CSS
8 13 (1.81%) REST
9 11 (1.53%) HTML5
10 9 (1.26%) Java EE
10 9 (1.26%) Middleware
11 8 (1.12%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.12%) jQuery
12 7 (0.98%) JSON
13 6 (0.84%) Gherkin
14 5 (0.70%) J2EE
14 5 (0.70%) JMS
14 5 (0.70%) Swing
14 5 (0.70%) XML Messaging
15 4 (0.56%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 81 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (11.16%) Computer Science
3 37 (5.16%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.37%) User Experience
5 15 (2.09%) Client/Server
6 14 (1.95%) Online Games
7 13 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.39%) iPhone
10 8 (1.12%) Fintech
10 8 (1.12%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.98%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.84%) iPad
13 5 (0.70%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.70%) Social Network
13 5 (0.70%) SWIFT
14 4 (0.56%) Contactless
14 4 (0.56%) EMV
14 4 (0.56%) Mathematics
15 3 (0.42%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 138 (19.25%) Windows
2 42 (5.86%) Linux
3 41 (5.72%) Unix
4 40 (5.58%) Android
5 37 (5.16%) Apple iOS
6 35 (4.88%) Windows Server
7 17 (2.37%) Mac OS X
8 15 (2.09%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.56%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.14%) CentOS
11 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (31.24%) Automated Testing
3 196 (27.34%) Software Testing
4 193 (26.92%) Manual Testing
5 175 (24.41%) Test Scripting
6 168 (23.43%) Automation Testing
7 146 (20.36%) Test Automation
8 141 (19.67%) Functional Testing
9 133 (18.55%) Scrum
10 122 (17.02%) TDD
11 118 (16.46%) BDD
12 115 (16.04%) SDLC
13 104 (14.50%) Regression Testing
14 89 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
15 87 (12.13%) Test Strategy
16 70 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
17 57 (7.95%) QA Automation
18 55 (7.67%) Defect Tracking
19 53 (7.39%) Integration Testing
20 44 (6.14%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 200 (27.89%) SQL
2 171 (23.85%) C#
3 167 (23.29%) Java
4 50 (6.97%) Python
5 48 (6.69%) Ruby
6 41 (5.72%) JavaScript
6 41 (5.72%) PHP
7 34 (4.74%) C++
8 13 (1.81%) ABAP
9 10 (1.39%) Scala
10 9 (1.26%) Groovy
11 8 (1.12%) VBScript
12 6 (0.84%) Perl
13 4 (0.56%) ActionScript
13 4 (0.56%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.42%) Lua
14 3 (0.42%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.28%) C
15 2 (0.28%) VB
15 2 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 165 (23.01%) ISEB
2 129 (17.99%) Degree
3 110 (15.34%) ISTQB
4 30 (4.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (0.98%) HND
5 7 (0.98%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.70%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 717 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (0.56%) SDET
3 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.23%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.70%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.70%) XenApp
3 5 (0.70%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 78 (10.88%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (2.09%) SCCM
3 7 (0.98%) CA Service Virtualization
4 5 (0.70%) nmon
4 5 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.14%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.14%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 136 (18.97%) Microsoft
2 57 (7.95%) HP
3 25 (3.49%) Oracle
4 22 (3.07%) VMware
5 18 (2.51%) SAP
6 10 (1.39%) Telerik
7 7 (0.98%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.70%) Citrix
8 5 (0.70%) Dynatrace
8 5 (0.70%) Google
8 5 (0.70%) Rally
9 4 (0.56%) CyberSource
9 4 (0.56%) Elavon
9 4 (0.56%) IBM
9 4 (0.56%) Ingenico
9 4 (0.56%) Sage
9 4 (0.56%) TSYS
9 4 (0.56%) VeriFone
9 4 (0.56%) VocaLink
9 4 (0.56%) WorldPay
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 19 hours ago
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £55,000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Salary: £28k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Jambo Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hassocks, West Sussex
Friday Media Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-70,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Square One Resources
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Relocation Package plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £22500.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Training Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
SDC
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago