The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 542 605 689
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +84
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 339 397 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.37% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.38% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 307 371 275
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
86161 103624 111063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71560 86373 91858
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 3 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 324 £40,000 - 33
London +97 168 £47,500 -5.00% 14
South East +51 56 £35,000 -6.66% 1
North West -46 40 £37,000 +5.71% 4
Manchester -30 30 £37,500 - 3
Berkshire +39 20 £40,000 +6.66%
East of England +5 17 £43,500 +20.00% 1
Ealing +27 15 £57,500 +4.54%
West Midlands -25 13 £26,500 -11.66% 8
City of London +42 12 £42,500 - 2
Stockport +8 12 £45,000 - 2
Yorkshire -9 12 £30,000 -14.28% 1
West Yorkshire +8 11 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Chiswick - 10 £50,000 -
East Sussex +29 9 £52,500 +5.00%
Birmingham -5 9 £20,000 -11.11% 3
Reading +31 8 £35,000 -
Essex +12 8 £47,500 -
Leeds +10 8 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Buckinghamshire +22 7 £33,500 -21.17% 1
Surrey +10 7 £28,000 -20.00%
Cheshire +4 7 £30,500 +1.66%
Brighton +31 6 £30,000 -42.85%
Oxfordshire +27 6 £25,000 -30.06%
Warrington +17 6 £30,500 -23.75%
East Midlands +14 6 £52,500 +50.00%
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £40,000 - 1
Scotland +33 5 £36,000 -10.00%
Oxford +28 5 £25,000 -41.17%
Bristol +18 5 £27,500 -12.69% 2

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 693 (100.00%) QA
2 366 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
3 360 (51.95%) Selenium
4 193 (27.85%) Automated Testing
5 189 (27.27%) ISEB
6 183 (26.41%) SQL
7 174 (25.11%) Software Testing
8 162 (23.38%) Manual Testing
9 158 (22.80%) BDD
9 158 (22.80%) Java
10 156 (22.51%) Test Automation
11 154 (22.22%) Scrum
12 149 (21.50%) Cucumber
13 147 (21.21%) Test Scripting
13 147 (21.21%) Finance
14 129 (18.61%) JIRA
15 124 (17.89%) TDD
16 120 (17.32%) C#
17 114 (16.45%) Regression Testing
18 112 (16.16%) Windows
19 106 (15.30%) Automation Testing
20 104 (15.01%) WebDriver
21 98 (14.14%) QA Automation
22 93 (13.42%) Functional Testing
23 89 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
24 86 (12.41%) Degree
25 83 (11.98%) ISTQB
25 83 (11.98%) SoapUI
26 79 (11.40%) Unix
27 78 (11.26%) Ruby

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (2.02%) CMS
2 11 (1.59%) Confluence
3 9 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (1.30%) Umbraco
4 6 (0.87%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.58%) Apache
6 3 (0.43%) IIS
6 3 (0.43%) JBoss
7 2 (0.29%) SAS
7 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 56 (8.08%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.15%) MS Office
3 3 (0.43%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 10 (1.44%) Sonata
2 6 (0.87%) MultiFonds
3 5 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.43%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.29%) Global One
7 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (3.75%) SaaS
3 12 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.73%) GitHub
4 3 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.14%) Google Play
5 1 (0.14%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.90%) HTTP
2 11 (1.59%) Internet
3 8 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.43%) VoIP
5 1 (0.14%) DNS
5 1 (0.14%) Intranet
5 1 (0.14%) Multicast
5 1 (0.14%) RTSP
5 1 (0.14%) SSH
5 1 (0.14%) SSL
5 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.14%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (6.35%) Relational Database
2 39 (5.63%) SQL Server
3 38 (5.48%) MySQL
4 22 (3.17%) NoSQL
5 16 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 15 (2.16%) Big Data
6 15 (2.16%) HBase
7 6 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.58%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 360 (51.95%) Selenium
2 149 (21.50%) Cucumber
3 129 (18.61%) JIRA
4 104 (15.01%) WebDriver
5 83 (11.98%) SoapUI
6 76 (10.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 71 (10.25%) JMeter
8 63 (9.09%) Jenkins
9 60 (8.66%) JUnit
10 58 (8.37%) SpecFlow
11 56 (8.08%) Git (software)
12 54 (7.79%) HP UFT
13 27 (3.90%) FitNesse
14 18 (2.60%) TestDirector
14 18 (2.60%) WATIR
15 17 (2.45%) Capybara
16 16 (2.31%) Maven
17 15 (2.16%) Appium
17 15 (2.16%) jMock
17 15 (2.16%) TestLink
General
1 147 (21.21%) Finance
2 52 (7.50%) Games
3 21 (3.03%) Back Office
3 21 (3.03%) Banking
4 16 (2.31%) Marketing
5 13 (1.88%) Retail
6 12 (1.73%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.01%) iGaming
9 6 (0.87%) Advertising
9 6 (0.87%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.58%) Automotive
11 4 (0.58%) Electronics
12 3 (0.43%) Law
12 3 (0.43%) Legal
13 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (10.53%) XML
2 64 (9.24%) Web Services
3 58 (8.37%) HTML
4 51 (7.36%) .NET
5 38 (5.48%) SOAP
6 37 (5.34%) REST
7 28 (4.04%) RESTful
8 22 (3.17%) Gherkin
9 21 (3.03%) CSS
10 14 (2.02%) AngularJS
10 14 (2.02%) ASP.NET
11 13 (1.88%) HTML5
12 12 (1.73%) JSON
13 10 (1.44%) Node.js
14 8 (1.15%) jQuery
14 8 (1.15%) Middleware
15 6 (0.87%) FIX Protocol
16 4 (0.58%) Ajax
16 4 (0.58%) CSS3
16 4 (0.58%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (8.23%) Mobile App
3 33 (4.76%) Fintech
4 29 (4.18%) Online Games
5 17 (2.45%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.31%) Client/Server
6 16 (2.31%) User Experience
7 14 (2.02%) Mobile Payment
8 13 (1.88%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.44%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.01%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.01%) Mobile Games
11 6 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.72%) Data Extraction
12 5 (0.72%) Social Network
13 4 (0.58%) Arduino
13 4 (0.58%) Artificial Intelligence
13 4 (0.58%) Raspberry Pi
13 4 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 112 (16.16%) Windows
2 79 (11.40%) Unix
3 76 (10.97%) Linux
4 34 (4.91%) Android
5 33 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 29 (4.18%) Windows Server
7 18 (2.60%) Mac OS X
7 18 (2.60%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (52.81%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (27.85%) Automated Testing
3 174 (25.11%) Software Testing
4 162 (23.38%) Manual Testing
5 158 (22.80%) BDD
6 156 (22.51%) Test Automation
7 154 (22.22%) Scrum
8 147 (21.21%) Test Scripting
9 124 (17.89%) TDD
10 114 (16.45%) Regression Testing
11 106 (15.30%) Automation Testing
12 98 (14.14%) QA Automation
13 93 (13.42%) Functional Testing
14 89 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
15 75 (10.82%) Performance Testing
16 64 (9.24%) SDLC
17 63 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
18 59 (8.51%) Kanban
19 50 (7.22%) E-Commerce
20 46 (6.64%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 183 (26.41%) SQL
2 158 (22.80%) Java
3 120 (17.32%) C#
4 78 (11.26%) Ruby
5 76 (10.97%) Python
6 70 (10.10%) JavaScript
7 32 (4.62%) Groovy
8 27 (3.90%) Bash Shell
8 27 (3.90%) PHP
9 15 (2.16%) C++
10 12 (1.73%) Perl
11 11 (1.59%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.44%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.87%) C
13 6 (0.87%) Scala
13 6 (0.87%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.58%) ActionScript
14 4 (0.58%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.58%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 189 (27.27%) ISEB
2 86 (12.41%) Degree
3 83 (11.98%) ISTQB
4 19 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (0.58%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.14%) PhD
7 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 693 (100.00%) QA
2 13 (1.88%) SDET
3 3 (0.43%) SEPA
4 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (2.60%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 34 (4.91%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.14%) Grafana
2 1 (0.14%) Graphite
2 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 77 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 22 (3.17%) Oracle
3 20 (2.89%) VMware
4 9 (1.30%) Sitecore
5 8 (1.15%) Google
6 5 (0.72%) Atlassian
6 5 (0.72%) SAP
7 4 (0.58%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.43%) AppDynamics
8 3 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.43%) Sencha
8 3 (0.43%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.29%) Dynatrace
9 2 (0.29%) IBM
10 1 (0.14%) Demandware
10 1 (0.14%) HP
10 1 (0.14%) hybris
10 1 (0.14%) New Relic
10 1 (0.14%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.14%) Splunk
Dorset
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus, pension, h/care, flexi hrs
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Health,pension
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Energon People
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, and more!
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-40k
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + good bonus (10%) + health + pensio
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Client Server
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Central London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 22 days ago