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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 586 620 669
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +49
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 346 382 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.35% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.36% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 292 358 305
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £23,350
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,250 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.79% -1.42%

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
94162 105563 113042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.20% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 79243 87474 91242
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +14 334 £35,000 -6.66% 53
London +19 117 £45,000 - 24
South East +30 75 £35,000 - 7
North West +34 45 £32,500 -13.33% 5
East of England +19 39 £35,000 +3.70% 6
West Midlands +13 32 £23,000 -19.29% 5
Manchester -7 24 £37,500 - 3
Brighton +25 23 £30,000 -24.05% 1
East Sussex +20 23 £30,000 -24.05% 1
Berkshire +19 23 £35,000 -9.67% 1
Stockport +7 18 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Warwick - 18 £36,000 -
Warwickshire - 18 £36,000 - 1
Reading +13 17 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Suffolk +6 16 £35,000 -6.66%
Cheshire +47 13 £30,500 -18.66%
Ealing +29 13 £60,000 +14.28%
Yorkshire +6 13 £32,500 - 2
Ipswich +8 11 £35,000 -6.66%
Cambridgeshire -9 10 £27,000 -22.85% 4
West Yorkshire +21 9 £32,500 -7.14% 1
South West +4 9 £28,500 +3.63% 2
Bristol +14 8 £30,500 +10.90% 1
Hampshire -3 8 £36,250 -3.33%
Birmingham -9 8 £21,000 -16.00% 2
City of London +57 7 £60,000 +41.17% 5
Surrey +27 7 £31,500 -2.32% 1
Leeds +28 6 £35,000 -
Essex +14 6 £47,500 +32.86%
Crewe - 6 £31,000 -

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 734 (100.00%) QA
2 396 (53.95%) Agile Software Development
3 354 (48.23%) Selenium
4 219 (29.84%) SQL
5 199 (27.11%) ISEB
6 187 (25.48%) Test Automation
7 185 (25.20%) Automated Testing
8 176 (23.98%) Software Testing
9 172 (23.43%) Automation Testing
10 164 (22.34%) Test Scripting
10 164 (22.34%) Manual Testing
11 162 (22.07%) Regression Testing
12 154 (20.98%) C#
13 151 (20.57%) Java
14 149 (20.30%) Finance
15 143 (19.48%) Scrum
16 140 (19.07%) JIRA
17 133 (18.12%) Degree
18 129 (17.57%) Windows
19 128 (17.44%) BDD
20 126 (17.17%) ISTQB
21 124 (16.89%) Microsoft
22 113 (15.40%) Cucumber
22 113 (15.40%) Team Foundation Server
23 105 (14.31%) TDD
24 100 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
25 99 (13.49%) Functional Testing
26 91 (12.40%) .NET
27 84 (11.44%) WebDriver
28 81 (11.04%) XML

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 16 (2.18%) Confluence
2 13 (1.77%) IIS
3 8 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.54%) CMS
5 3 (0.41%) Drupal
6 2 (0.27%) Apache
6 2 (0.27%) JBoss
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.27%) SAS
7 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 81 (11.04%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.77%) MS Office
3 7 (0.95%) Maya
4 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.63%) MultiFonds
1 12 (1.63%) Sonata
2 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) Global One
5 1 (0.14%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.36%) SaaS
3 9 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.68%) GitHub
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.14%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.77%) VoIP
2 11 (1.50%) HTTP
3 8 (1.09%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.95%) IMAP
4 7 (0.95%) NAS
4 7 (0.95%) SAN
4 7 (0.95%) SMTP
4 7 (0.95%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.41%) Internet
6 2 (0.27%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.14%) DNS
7 1 (0.14%) SSH
7 1 (0.14%) SSL
7 1 (0.14%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 54 (7.36%) MySQL
3 42 (5.72%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.82%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.68%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.54%) Big Data
7 4 (0.54%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.27%) DB2
9 2 (0.27%) HBase
9 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 354 (48.23%) Selenium
2 140 (19.07%) JIRA
3 113 (15.40%) Cucumber
3 113 (15.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 84 (11.44%) WebDriver
5 78 (10.63%) SoapUI
6 59 (8.04%) JMeter
7 52 (7.08%) Git (software)
8 51 (6.95%) SpecFlow
9 48 (6.54%) JUnit
10 42 (5.72%) HP UFT
11 41 (5.59%) Jenkins
12 36 (4.90%) FitNesse
13 32 (4.36%) TestDirector
14 21 (2.86%) Visual Studio
15 14 (1.91%) NUnit
15 14 (1.91%) TestNG
16 13 (1.77%) Appium
16 13 (1.77%) Hudson
16 13 (1.77%) NeoLoad
General
1 149 (20.30%) Finance
2 42 (5.72%) Games
3 38 (5.18%) Back Office
4 19 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.45%) Banking
6 11 (1.50%) Marketing
6 11 (1.50%) Retail
7 7 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.82%) Publishing
9 5 (0.68%) Advertising
9 5 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.54%) Electronics
10 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.41%) Legal
12 2 (0.27%) Automotive
12 2 (0.27%) Front Office
12 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (12.40%) .NET
2 81 (11.04%) XML
3 47 (6.40%) Web Services
4 44 (5.99%) HTML
5 27 (3.68%) CSS
6 24 (3.27%) Gherkin
7 23 (3.13%) SOAP
8 16 (2.18%) REST
9 12 (1.63%) jQuery
10 11 (1.50%) JSON
10 11 (1.50%) Node.js
10 11 (1.50%) RESTful
11 10 (1.36%) ASP.NET
12 9 (1.23%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.95%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.95%) Behat
13 7 (0.95%) MAPI
14 6 (0.82%) HTML5
14 6 (0.82%) LAMP
15 5 (0.68%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 100 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 41 (5.59%) Mobile App
4 23 (3.13%) Online Games
5 19 (2.59%) User Experience
6 16 (2.18%) Client/Server
7 13 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.23%) Derivative
9 8 (1.09%) PMI
10 7 (0.95%) Augmented Reality
10 7 (0.95%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.95%) Spread Betting
11 6 (0.82%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.82%) Fintech
12 5 (0.68%) Artificial Intelligence
12 5 (0.68%) Data Extraction
12 5 (0.68%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.68%) NHS
12 5 (0.68%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 129 (17.57%) Windows
2 64 (8.72%) Linux
3 50 (6.81%) Unix
3 50 (6.81%) Windows Server
4 43 (5.86%) Android
5 36 (4.90%) Apple iOS
6 17 (2.32%) Mac OS X
7 16 (2.18%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (53.95%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (25.48%) Test Automation
3 185 (25.20%) Automated Testing
4 176 (23.98%) Software Testing
5 172 (23.43%) Automation Testing
6 164 (22.34%) Manual Testing
6 164 (22.34%) Test Scripting
7 162 (22.07%) Regression Testing
8 143 (19.48%) Scrum
9 128 (17.44%) BDD
10 105 (14.31%) TDD
11 99 (13.49%) Functional Testing
12 78 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
13 68 (9.26%) QA Automation
14 62 (8.45%) Performance Testing
15 61 (8.31%) SDLC
16 58 (7.90%) Test Strategy
16 58 (7.90%) User Acceptance Testing
17 48 (6.54%) Defect Tracking
18 45 (6.13%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 219 (29.84%) SQL
2 154 (20.98%) C#
3 151 (20.57%) Java
4 74 (10.08%) JavaScript
5 54 (7.36%) Python
6 47 (6.40%) Ruby
7 30 (4.09%) PHP
8 23 (3.13%) C++
9 19 (2.59%) Perl
10 18 (2.45%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.04%) Groovy
12 9 (1.23%) C
13 8 (1.09%) Scala
14 7 (0.95%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.82%) ActionScript
16 5 (0.68%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.41%) Lua
18 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
18 2 (0.27%) R
18 2 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 199 (27.11%) ISEB
2 133 (18.12%) Degree
3 126 (17.17%) ISTQB
4 12 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (1.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (1.09%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.14%) PhD
9 1 (0.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 734 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (0.54%) SDET
3 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 23 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (3.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.95%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.14%) Docker
4 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.95%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 124 (16.89%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.50%) Oracle
3 24 (3.27%) VMware
4 16 (2.18%) Google
5 10 (1.36%) HP
6 6 (0.82%) Atlassian
7 5 (0.68%) IBM
7 5 (0.68%) SAP
8 4 (0.54%) Apple
9 3 (0.41%) Telerik
9 3 (0.41%) TOWER Software
10 2 (0.27%) Pega
10 2 (0.27%) Sencha
10 2 (0.27%) Splunk
10 2 (0.27%) StreamBase
11 1 (0.14%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.14%) Demandware
11 1 (0.14%) Dynatrace
11 1 (0.14%) New Relic
11 1 (0.14%) ServiceNow
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits and career p
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum, Benefits Travel to Asia and America
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Holiday
Posted: 7 hours ago
Folkestone, Kent
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum, Benefits Multiple benefits including health
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000.00 per annum + Flexible benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: circa £40,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum + Pension, health etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified around £20,000 p/a
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: full benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000 per annum + Gym, Bonus, Pension, BUPA, Dental
Posted: 6 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Ascend Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 25-30k
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 9 days ago