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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 562 584 656
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +72
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 365 416 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.38% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.40% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 322 395 298
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%

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
91484 105195 110265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76513 87677 89230
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,091 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +20 354 £35,000 -6.04% 44
London +59 154 £45,000 - 21
South East +47 73 £35,000 - 7
North West -12 48 £32,500 -4.41% 5
West Midlands -6 32 £21,000 -32.25% 2
East of England -8 26 £29,250 -16.42% 4
Berkshire +30 22 £35,000 - 3
East Sussex - 22 £31,500 -
Cheshire +40 19 £30,500 +1.66%
Brighton - 19 £30,000 -
Birmingham -8 18 £20,000 - 1
Reading +20 17 £35,000 - 1
Manchester -32 17 £37,500 - 3
City of London +54 14 £40,000 +49.53% 3
Ealing +27 14 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Surrey +32 10 £35,000 - 1
Stockport -3 10 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Warwickshire - 10 £36,000 -
Warrington +21 9 £30,500 -23.75%
Yorkshire -3 9 £31,000 -11.42% 1
Cambridgeshire -8 9 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Warwick - 9 £36,000 -
Hampshire +11 8 £40,000 +60.00%
Merseyside - 8 £26,250 - 1
Chiswick +8 7 £50,000 +58.73%
Suffolk -4 7 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Hertfordshire +21 6 £26,000 +8.33%
East Midlands +13 6 £45,750 +52.50% 2
West Yorkshire +6 6 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Watford +5 6 £26,000 +8.33%

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 754 (100.00%) QA
2 380 (50.40%) Agile Software Development
3 363 (48.14%) Selenium
4 215 (28.51%) ISEB
5 203 (26.92%) SQL
6 198 (26.26%) Automated Testing
7 194 (25.73%) Software Testing
8 172 (22.81%) Test Automation
8 172 (22.81%) Manual Testing
9 153 (20.29%) Test Scripting
10 152 (20.16%) Regression Testing
11 150 (19.89%) C#
12 148 (19.63%) Automation Testing
13 146 (19.36%) Scrum
14 144 (19.10%) JIRA
15 142 (18.83%) Java
16 139 (18.44%) Finance
17 129 (17.11%) BDD
18 127 (16.84%) Windows
19 124 (16.45%) Degree
20 120 (15.92%) ISTQB
21 119 (15.78%) Cucumber
22 107 (14.19%) Team Foundation Server
23 105 (13.93%) TDD
24 99 (13.13%) Microsoft
25 98 (13.00%) Functional Testing
26 89 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
27 88 (11.67%) WebDriver
28 82 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
29 81 (10.74%) SoapUI

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 15 (1.99%) Confluence
2 7 (0.93%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.66%) IIS
4 4 (0.53%) Apache
4 4 (0.53%) JBoss
5 3 (0.40%) CMS
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.27%) SAS
6 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.13%) Drupal
7 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 69 (9.15%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.33%) MS Office
3 6 (0.80%) Maya
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (1.86%) Sonata
2 13 (1.72%) MultiFonds
3 5 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.27%) Global One
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.65%) SaaS
3 10 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.06%) GitHub
5 3 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.13%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.25%) HTTP
2 10 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.93%) VoIP
4 5 (0.66%) Internet
5 3 (0.40%) IMAP
5 3 (0.40%) NAS
5 3 (0.40%) SAN
5 3 (0.40%) SMTP
5 3 (0.40%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.27%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.13%) DNS
7 1 (0.13%) SSH
7 1 (0.13%) SSL
7 1 (0.13%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (7.69%) MySQL
2 51 (6.76%) SQL Server
3 40 (5.31%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.12%) NoSQL
5 12 (1.59%) Big Data
6 9 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (1.06%) HBase
8 6 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.53%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 363 (48.14%) Selenium
2 144 (19.10%) JIRA
3 119 (15.78%) Cucumber
4 107 (14.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 88 (11.67%) WebDriver
6 81 (10.74%) SoapUI
7 68 (9.02%) JMeter
8 60 (7.96%) SpecFlow
9 53 (7.03%) Jenkins
10 50 (6.63%) JUnit
11 46 (6.10%) Git (software)
12 45 (5.97%) HP UFT
13 32 (4.24%) TestDirector
14 30 (3.98%) FitNesse
15 18 (2.39%) Visual Studio
16 16 (2.12%) Appium
16 16 (2.12%) TeamCity
17 14 (1.86%) Hudson
17 14 (1.86%) MSTest
18 12 (1.59%) TestLink
General
1 139 (18.44%) Finance
2 60 (7.96%) Games
3 38 (5.04%) Back Office
4 15 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.72%) Banking
6 12 (1.59%) Retail
7 11 (1.46%) Marketing
8 5 (0.66%) Electronics
8 5 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.53%) Advertising
9 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.53%) iGaming
10 3 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.40%) Publishing
11 2 (0.27%) Automotive
11 2 (0.27%) Front Office
11 2 (0.27%) Legal
11 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (10.61%) .NET
2 78 (10.34%) XML
3 52 (6.90%) Web Services
4 51 (6.76%) HTML
5 27 (3.58%) CSS
5 27 (3.58%) SOAP
6 22 (2.92%) RESTful
7 21 (2.79%) REST
8 20 (2.65%) Gherkin
9 13 (1.72%) AngularJS
9 13 (1.72%) ASP.NET
9 13 (1.72%) jQuery
9 13 (1.72%) Node.js
10 9 (1.19%) JSON
11 6 (0.80%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.80%) FIX Protocol
12 5 (0.66%) HTML5
12 5 (0.66%) Middleware
12 5 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (0.53%) React
Miscellaneous
1 89 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (7.03%) Mobile App
3 39 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 32 (4.24%) Online Games
5 22 (2.92%) Fintech
6 18 (2.39%) User Experience
7 16 (2.12%) Client/Server
8 15 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.06%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.80%) Artificial Intelligence
11 6 (0.80%) Augmented Reality
11 6 (0.80%) Spread Betting
12 5 (0.66%) Data Extraction
12 5 (0.66%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.66%) Social Network
13 4 (0.53%) Derivative
13 4 (0.53%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.53%) Mobile Games
13 4 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 127 (16.84%) Windows
2 69 (9.15%) Linux
3 57 (7.56%) Unix
4 40 (5.31%) Windows Server
5 36 (4.77%) Android
6 31 (4.11%) Apple iOS
7 17 (2.25%) Mac OS X
7 17 (2.25%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (50.40%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (26.26%) Automated Testing
3 194 (25.73%) Software Testing
4 172 (22.81%) Manual Testing
4 172 (22.81%) Test Automation
5 153 (20.29%) Test Scripting
6 152 (20.16%) Regression Testing
7 148 (19.63%) Automation Testing
8 146 (19.36%) Scrum
9 129 (17.11%) BDD
10 105 (13.93%) TDD
11 98 (13.00%) Functional Testing
12 82 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
13 74 (9.81%) QA Automation
14 66 (8.75%) Performance Testing
15 63 (8.36%) Defect Tracking
15 63 (8.36%) SDLC
16 56 (7.43%) User Acceptance Testing
17 54 (7.16%) Test Strategy
18 51 (6.76%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 203 (26.92%) SQL
2 150 (19.89%) C#
3 142 (18.83%) Java
4 66 (8.75%) JavaScript
4 66 (8.75%) Python
5 56 (7.43%) Ruby
6 29 (3.85%) PHP
7 25 (3.32%) Groovy
8 20 (2.65%) Bash Shell
9 19 (2.52%) Perl
10 16 (2.12%) C++
11 9 (1.19%) C
12 8 (1.06%) Scala
13 5 (0.66%) Apple Swift
13 5 (0.66%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.53%) ActionScript
14 4 (0.53%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.53%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.40%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 215 (28.51%) ISEB
2 124 (16.45%) Degree
3 120 (15.92%) ISTQB
4 18 (2.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (1.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.53%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.53%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.13%) PhD
9 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 754 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (1.06%) SDET
3 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (2.39%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.40%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 32 (4.24%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.40%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.13%) Grafana
3 1 (0.13%) Graphite
3 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 99 (13.13%) Microsoft
2 30 (3.98%) Oracle
3 21 (2.79%) VMware
4 18 (2.39%) Google
5 6 (0.80%) SAP
6 4 (0.53%) Atlassian
6 4 (0.53%) HP
6 4 (0.53%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.40%) AppDynamics
7 3 (0.40%) IBM
7 3 (0.40%) Sencha
7 3 (0.40%) Splunk
7 3 (0.40%) Telerik
8 2 (0.27%) Dynatrace
8 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.27%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.13%) Apple
9 1 (0.13%) Demandware
9 1 (0.13%) hybris
9 1 (0.13%) New Relic
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + good bonus (10%) + health + pensio
Posted: 23 hours ago
Ealing, London, W5
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sussex
JW5
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits & Gym
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 30,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Stratospherec
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum excellent Benefits & Bonus package
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + pension, healthcare etc
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus,pension, health etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Multiple benefits including health insurance, pension etc
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Experian
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago