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 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 579 683 633
Rank change year-on-year
+104 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 388 310 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.28% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.29% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 363 283 351
Median salary £39,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £23,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £33,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%

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
99119 108062 116837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 83362 88174 94782
Median 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 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 +79 378 £39,750 +13.57% 60
London +69 160 £50,000 +17.64% 21
South East +57 99 £40,000 -15.78% 15
Berkshire +50 48 £52,500 +16.66% 3
East of England +32 45 £35,000 +1.44% 7
Yorkshire +16 23 £35,000 +16.66% 6
West Yorkshire +33 20 £35,000 +2.94% 6
North West +23 19 £37,500 +36.36% 9
Buckinghamshire +34 18 £36,750 -9.81% 4
Suffolk +17 18 £35,000 +62.79% 2
Leeds +16 17 £35,000 +2.94% 2
West Midlands -25 17 £32,500 -
Maidenhead - 17 £55,000 -
Reading +19 15 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Manchester +14 15 £37,500 +32.74% 6
City of London +43 13 £39,000 -13.33% 6
East Midlands +19 12 £37,000 +10.44% 2
Ipswich +12 12 £35,000 +62.79% 2
West Sussex -9 12 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Oxfordshire +14 11 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Wokingham - 10 £46,250 -
Hertfordshire +25 8 £27,000 -22.85%
Cambridge +4 8 £37,500 - 5
Ealing 0 8 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Cambridgeshire -5 8 £37,500 +25.00% 5
Merseyside +15 6 £37,500 +74.41%
Essex +10 6 £47,500 +18.75%
Scotland +1 6 £39,250 +48.11%
Warwickshire -12 6 - -
Warwick -24 6 - -

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 688 (100.00%) QA
2 410 (59.59%) Agile Software Development
3 332 (48.26%) Selenium
4 209 (30.38%) SQL
5 189 (27.47%) Automation Testing
6 188 (27.33%) Automated Testing
6 188 (27.33%) Java
7 178 (25.87%) Test Automation
8 177 (25.73%) Manual Testing
9 154 (22.38%) Finance
10 153 (22.24%) Software Testing
11 151 (21.95%) Test Scripting
12 148 (21.51%) C#
13 142 (20.64%) Degree
14 139 (20.20%) ISEB
15 136 (19.77%) Microsoft
16 135 (19.62%) Regression Testing
16 135 (19.62%) BDD
17 134 (19.48%) TDD
18 125 (18.17%) Scrum
18 125 (18.17%) Functional Testing
19 124 (18.02%) Cucumber
19 124 (18.02%) JIRA
19 124 (18.02%) Windows
20 114 (16.57%) WebDriver
21 107 (15.55%) ISTQB
22 94 (13.66%) .NET
23 93 (13.52%) Team Foundation Server
24 90 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
25 86 (12.50%) Continuous Integration

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 24 (3.49%) IIS
2 17 (2.47%) Confluence
3 11 (1.60%) ColdFusion
4 9 (1.31%) Drupal
5 8 (1.16%) CMS
6 6 (0.87%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.73%) JBoss
8 4 (0.58%) Tuxedo
9 3 (0.44%) Node.js
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.15%) Apache
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 79 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.74%) Maya
3 9 (1.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.73%) MultiFonds
1 5 (0.73%) Sonata
2 4 (0.58%) BASE24
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.33%) SaaS
2 12 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.58%) Sage Pay
4 2 (0.29%) Office 365
5 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.45%) IMAP
1 10 (1.45%) NAS
1 10 (1.45%) SAN
1 10 (1.45%) SMTP
1 10 (1.45%) Wireshark
2 7 (1.02%) VoIP
3 6 (0.87%) HTTP
4 4 (0.58%) ATM
5 3 (0.44%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.29%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.29%) Internet
7 1 (0.15%) Firewall
7 1 (0.15%) Skype
7 1 (0.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 46 (6.69%) Relational Database
3 21 (3.05%) MySQL
4 11 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.58%) DB2
8 2 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.29%) Big Data
8 2 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.29%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 332 (48.26%) Selenium
2 124 (18.02%) Cucumber
2 124 (18.02%) JIRA
3 114 (16.57%) WebDriver
4 93 (13.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 71 (10.32%) SoapUI
6 53 (7.70%) SpecFlow
7 52 (7.56%) HP UFT
7 52 (7.56%) JMeter
8 51 (7.41%) Git (software)
9 45 (6.54%) JUnit
10 40 (5.81%) Jenkins
11 37 (5.38%) FitNesse
12 22 (3.20%) NUnit
12 22 (3.20%) Visual Studio
13 19 (2.76%) Hudson
14 18 (2.62%) TestNG
15 15 (2.18%) LoadRunner
15 15 (2.18%) Subversion
16 14 (2.03%) NeoLoad
General
1 154 (22.38%) Finance
2 31 (4.51%) Games
3 23 (3.34%) Banking
4 20 (2.91%) Retail
5 18 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.33%) Law
7 13 (1.89%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (1.45%) Back Office
9 10 (1.45%) Marketing
10 9 (1.31%) Publishing
11 7 (1.02%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.87%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.73%) Electronics
13 5 (0.73%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.58%) Legal
15 2 (0.29%) Advertising
15 2 (0.29%) iGaming
16 1 (0.15%) Local Government
16 1 (0.15%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (13.66%) .NET
2 60 (8.72%) XML
3 57 (8.28%) Web Services
4 32 (4.65%) HTML
5 22 (3.20%) Gherkin
6 21 (3.05%) CSS
6 21 (3.05%) SOAP
7 14 (2.03%) REST
8 10 (1.45%) JSON
8 10 (1.45%) MAPI
9 9 (1.31%) Behat
10 8 (1.16%) .NET Framework
10 8 (1.16%) HTML5
10 8 (1.16%) Java EE
10 8 (1.16%) jQuery
11 7 (1.02%) Middleware
12 6 (0.87%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.87%) DHTML
13 5 (0.73%) JMS
13 5 (0.73%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 90 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (10.32%) Computer Science
3 37 (5.38%) Mobile App
4 15 (2.18%) Client/Server
4 15 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (2.03%) Digital Media
5 14 (2.03%) Online Games
5 14 (2.03%) User Experience
6 12 (1.74%) Derivative
7 11 (1.60%) PMI
8 10 (1.45%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.16%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.02%) iPad
10 7 (1.02%) N-Tier
10 7 (1.02%) SWIFT
11 5 (0.73%) Augmented Reality
11 5 (0.73%) Replication
12 4 (0.58%) EMV
12 4 (0.58%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 124 (18.02%) Windows
2 61 (8.87%) Linux
3 56 (8.14%) Android
4 53 (7.70%) Apple iOS
5 50 (7.27%) Unix
6 45 (6.54%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.74%) Mac OS X
8 9 (1.31%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (59.59%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (27.47%) Automation Testing
3 188 (27.33%) Automated Testing
4 178 (25.87%) Test Automation
5 177 (25.73%) Manual Testing
6 153 (22.24%) Software Testing
7 151 (21.95%) Test Scripting
8 135 (19.62%) BDD
8 135 (19.62%) Regression Testing
9 134 (19.48%) TDD
10 125 (18.17%) Functional Testing
10 125 (18.17%) Scrum
11 86 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
12 84 (12.21%) User Acceptance Testing
13 77 (11.19%) SDLC
14 64 (9.30%) QA Automation
15 62 (9.01%) Integration Testing
16 60 (8.72%) Test Strategy
17 44 (6.40%) E-Commerce
18 42 (6.10%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 209 (30.38%) SQL
2 188 (27.33%) Java
3 148 (21.51%) C#
4 70 (10.17%) JavaScript
5 58 (8.43%) Python
6 52 (7.56%) Ruby
7 35 (5.09%) C++
8 31 (4.51%) PHP
9 15 (2.18%) Perl
10 11 (1.60%) Groovy
11 8 (1.16%) VBScript
12 7 (1.02%) ActionScript
12 7 (1.02%) Lua
13 5 (0.73%) C
14 4 (0.58%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.58%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.44%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.44%) Scala
16 2 (0.29%) VB
16 2 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 142 (20.64%) Degree
2 139 (20.20%) ISEB
3 107 (15.55%) ISTQB
4 21 (3.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (1.60%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.73%) HND
6 5 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 688 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (0.44%) SDET
System Software
1 18 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (2.47%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 36 (5.23%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.45%) Perfmon
3 6 (0.87%) CA Service Virtualization
4 5 (0.73%) nmon
4 5 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 136 (19.77%) Microsoft
2 42 (6.10%) HP
3 26 (3.78%) Oracle
4 18 (2.62%) VMware
5 9 (1.31%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.31%) Telerik
6 7 (1.02%) Google
7 6 (0.87%) IBM
7 6 (0.87%) Sage
8 5 (0.73%) Apple
8 5 (0.73%) Dynatrace
9 4 (0.58%) CyberSource
9 4 (0.58%) DataCash
9 4 (0.58%) Elavon
9 4 (0.58%) Ingenico
9 4 (0.58%) SAP
9 4 (0.58%) TSYS
9 4 (0.58%) VeriFone
9 4 (0.58%) VocaLink
9 4 (0.58%) WorldPay
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Great Office
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Relocation Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Relocation Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Bristow Holland
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Northampton, Northamptonshire
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Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + 3% Bonus +great benefit package
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