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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
UK
Rank 569 636 663
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 290 325 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.33% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 257 317 273
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £35,000 £31,625
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +10.67%

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
79912 98784 103035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 66327 82822 84904
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 26 February 2017 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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +63 281 £45,000 +20.00% 50
London +67 130 £50,000 +11.11% 19
South East +50 50 £37,500 - 12
North West -10 27 £30,000 -20.00% 5
Manchester -28 21 £35,000 -6.66% 5
East of England +14 20 £35,000 - 2
West Midlands +46 19 £31,500 -16.00% 6
Berkshire +50 16 £35,000 -33.33% 1
East Midlands +13 14 £30,000 -23.07% 1
Chiswick - 13 £52,500 -
Yorkshire +20 12 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Reading +51 11 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Birmingham +23 10 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Leicestershire - 10 £30,000 -
Surrey +49 9 £37,500 +7.14% 3
West Yorkshire +22 9 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Essex +19 9 £47,500 +31.03%
Leicester - 9 £30,000 -
City of London +37 8 £51,250 +28.12% 5
Wales +23 8 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Cardiff +26 7 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Buckinghamshire +20 7 £33,750 +8.87% 3
South Wales +17 7 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Hertfordshire +10 7 £33,750 +58.82%
South West +20 6 £33,000 - 1
Ealing +15 6 £57,500 +4.54%
Oxfordshire +6 6 £30,000 -33.33% 3
Staffordshire +12 5 £34,250 -23.88%
Bristol - 5 £33,000 - 1
Sussex - 5 £55,000 -

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 635 (100.00%) QA
2 397 (62.52%) Agile Software Development
3 371 (58.43%) Selenium
4 199 (31.34%) Java
5 190 (29.92%) Cucumber
6 178 (28.03%) BDD
7 172 (27.09%) Test Automation
8 154 (24.25%) Automated Testing
9 144 (22.68%) WebDriver
10 143 (22.52%) Scrum
11 140 (22.05%) SQL
12 136 (21.42%) Test Scripting
13 135 (21.26%) Finance
14 132 (20.79%) Manual Testing
15 126 (19.84%) Software Testing
16 123 (19.37%) TDD
17 120 (18.90%) ISEB
18 118 (18.58%) Automation Testing
19 112 (17.64%) QA Automation
20 108 (17.01%) Regression Testing
21 102 (16.06%) JIRA
22 101 (15.91%) Ruby
23 99 (15.59%) C#
24 95 (14.96%) Python
25 93 (14.65%) Windows
26 84 (13.23%) Functional Testing
26 84 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
27 79 (12.44%) JavaScript
28 77 (12.13%) Unix
29 73 (11.50%) Web Services

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 13 (2.05%) CMS
1 13 (2.05%) Confluence
2 9 (1.42%) Sitecore CMS
2 9 (1.42%) Umbraco
3 5 (0.79%) Apache
4 4 (0.63%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.63%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.47%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.47%) IIS
6 2 (0.31%) JBoss
7 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 39 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) NUKE
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.57%) Sonata
2 4 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.47%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.16%) Global One
4 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.16%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (6.30%) SaaS
2 19 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.57%) GitHub
4 9 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.31%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.31%) HTTP
2 13 (2.05%) Internet
3 3 (0.47%) VoIP
4 2 (0.31%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.16%) Intranet
5 1 (0.16%) Multicast
5 1 (0.16%) RTSP
5 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.98%) Relational Database
2 32 (5.04%) MySQL
3 30 (4.72%) Big Data
4 28 (4.41%) NoSQL
5 26 (4.09%) SQL Server
6 25 (3.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 25 (3.94%) HBase
7 8 (1.26%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.47%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.47%) Power BI
9 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.16%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 371 (58.43%) Selenium
2 190 (29.92%) Cucumber
3 144 (22.68%) WebDriver
4 102 (16.06%) JIRA
5 71 (11.18%) JMeter
6 66 (10.39%) SoapUI
7 62 (9.76%) JUnit
8 55 (8.66%) Jenkins
9 47 (7.40%) SpecFlow
10 43 (6.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 42 (6.61%) Git (software)
11 42 (6.61%) HP UFT
12 33 (5.20%) Calabash
13 30 (4.72%) Appium
14 29 (4.57%) FitNesse
15 26 (4.09%) Capybara
16 25 (3.94%) Hamcrest
16 25 (3.94%) jMock
17 18 (2.83%) Maven
18 17 (2.68%) WATIR
General
1 135 (21.26%) Finance
2 42 (6.61%) Games
3 23 (3.62%) Retail
4 18 (2.83%) Banking
5 14 (2.20%) Financial Institution
5 14 (2.20%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.73%) Marketing
7 7 (1.10%) iGaming
7 7 (1.10%) Legal
8 6 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.79%) Law
10 4 (0.63%) Advertising
10 4 (0.63%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.47%) Automotive
11 3 (0.47%) Publishing
12 2 (0.31%) Front Office
12 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.31%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (11.50%) Web Services
2 52 (8.19%) XML
3 51 (8.03%) HTML
4 41 (6.46%) REST
5 36 (5.67%) SOAP
6 33 (5.20%) Gherkin
7 32 (5.04%) RESTful
8 28 (4.41%) .NET
9 21 (3.31%) CSS
10 19 (2.99%) Ruby on Rails
11 15 (2.36%) HTML5
12 10 (1.57%) AngularJS
13 9 (1.42%) jQuery
14 8 (1.26%) JSON
15 6 (0.94%) ASP.NET
15 6 (0.94%) CSS3
16 5 (0.79%) Middleware
16 5 (0.79%) Play Framework
17 4 (0.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 4 (0.63%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.19%) Mobile App
2 50 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (7.56%) Fintech
4 25 (3.94%) Mobile Payment
5 16 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.52%) User Experience
6 15 (2.36%) Online Games
7 14 (2.20%) Computer Science
8 13 (2.05%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.26%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.10%) Mobile Games
11 6 (0.94%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.63%) Arduino
12 4 (0.63%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.63%) Equities
12 4 (0.63%) iPad
12 4 (0.63%) Raspberry Pi
13 3 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.47%) Replication
14 2 (0.31%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 93 (14.65%) Windows
2 77 (12.13%) Unix
3 67 (10.55%) Linux
4 35 (5.51%) Android
5 34 (5.35%) Apple iOS
6 13 (2.05%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.26%) Mac OS X
7 8 (1.26%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (62.52%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (28.03%) BDD
3 172 (27.09%) Test Automation
4 154 (24.25%) Automated Testing
5 143 (22.52%) Scrum
6 136 (21.42%) Test Scripting
7 132 (20.79%) Manual Testing
8 126 (19.84%) Software Testing
9 123 (19.37%) TDD
10 118 (18.58%) Automation Testing
11 112 (17.64%) QA Automation
12 108 (17.01%) Regression Testing
13 84 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
13 84 (13.23%) Functional Testing
14 67 (10.55%) E-Commerce
14 67 (10.55%) Kanban
15 58 (9.13%) Performance Testing
16 56 (8.82%) SDLC
17 51 (8.03%) Security Testing
17 51 (8.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 199 (31.34%) Java
2 140 (22.05%) SQL
3 101 (15.91%) Ruby
4 99 (15.59%) C#
5 95 (14.96%) Python
6 79 (12.44%) JavaScript
7 33 (5.20%) Groovy
8 15 (2.36%) PHP
9 14 (2.20%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.42%) C++
10 9 (1.42%) Scala
11 8 (1.26%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.26%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.94%) Perl
13 4 (0.63%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.63%) C
13 4 (0.63%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.47%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.31%) VB
16 1 (0.16%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 120 (18.90%) ISEB
2 62 (9.76%) Degree
3 49 (7.72%) ISTQB
4 19 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (0.94%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.63%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 635 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (3.15%) SDET
3 6 (0.94%) PMO
4 3 (0.47%) SEPA
5 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (1.26%) Active Directory
1 8 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (3.15%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.31%) Puppet
3 1 (0.16%) Grafana
3 1 (0.16%) Graphite
3 1 (0.16%) Nagios
3 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 50 (7.87%) Microsoft
2 23 (3.62%) Oracle
3 10 (1.57%) TOWER Software
4 9 (1.42%) Sitecore
5 8 (1.26%) VMware
6 3 (0.47%) AppDynamics
6 3 (0.47%) HP
6 3 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.31%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.31%) Google
7 2 (0.31%) SAP
7 2 (0.31%) Sencha
7 2 (0.31%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.31%) Splunk
7 2 (0.31%) Tableau
8 1 (0.16%) Apple
8 1 (0.16%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.16%) IBM
8 1 (0.16%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.16%) Sybase
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £32000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bangor, Gwynedd
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Great benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Freshtechit
Salary: From £0 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000 + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35,000 + Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Flex Bens, Bonus, Health, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum + Perks
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £70k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Reco Ltd
Salary: £40,000 - £65-000 + great benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Reco Ltd
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000 + great benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus ,shares,Pension,health
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexi-time, pension
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus & Others
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 4 days ago