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 24 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 563 672 626
Rank change year-on-year
+109 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 388 300 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.27% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.28% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 336 287 348
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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
94902 107027 117104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.50% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 79965 88250 95827
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +140 376 £37,500 - 38
London +27 126 £47,500 +11.76% 19
South East +100 106 £40,000 - 4
Berkshire +63 46 £50,000 +11.11%
East of England +50 43 £37,500 +8.69% 5
West Midlands +12 34 £32,500 +14.03%
North West +32 30 £33,000 -14.83% 6
Manchester +20 29 £33,000 -17.50% 4
East Sussex +21 21 - - 1
Brighton +20 21 - - 1
Warwick - 20 - -
Warwickshire - 20 - -
Yorkshire +28 19 £33,500 +11.66% 1
Suffolk +27 19 £35,000 -
Reading +24 17 £55,000 +22.22%
Ipswich +30 16 £35,000 -3.44%
West Yorkshire +19 16 £33,500 -
Buckinghamshire +45 15 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Stockport +23 13 £45,000 +57.89% 2
Essex +11 11 £47,500 -
Leeds +22 10 £35,000 -
Bristol +22 10 £32,500 +18.18%
South West +11 10 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Oxfordshire -11 10 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Maidenhead - 10 £55,000 -
Ealing +13 9 £60,000 +9.09%
Cambridgeshire +6 9 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Cambridge +11 8 £37,500 +5.63% 2
Brentwood - 8 £47,500 -
City of London +49 7 £50,000 +14.28% 3

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 736 (100.00%) QA
2 415 (56.39%) Agile Software Development
3 347 (47.15%) Selenium
4 227 (30.84%) SQL
5 195 (26.49%) Automated Testing
6 192 (26.09%) Test Automation
7 186 (25.27%) Automation Testing
8 182 (24.73%) Manual Testing
8 182 (24.73%) ISEB
9 175 (23.78%) Java
10 170 (23.10%) Software Testing
11 159 (21.60%) Test Scripting
12 155 (21.06%) C#
13 154 (20.92%) Regression Testing
13 154 (20.92%) Degree
14 148 (20.11%) Microsoft
15 143 (19.43%) Windows
16 141 (19.16%) Finance
17 137 (18.61%) BDD
18 136 (18.48%) Scrum
19 129 (17.53%) TDD
20 128 (17.39%) JIRA
21 126 (17.12%) ISTQB
22 120 (16.30%) Functional Testing
23 119 (16.17%) Cucumber
24 112 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
25 101 (13.72%) Analytical Skills
26 99 (13.45%) WebDriver
27 98 (13.32%) .NET
28 90 (12.23%) MS Excel

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 (3.26%) IIS
2 21 (2.85%) Confluence
3 10 (1.36%) Drupal
4 9 (1.22%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.95%) CMS
6 5 (0.68%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.27%) JBoss
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.27%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.14%) Apache
8 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 90 (12.23%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.63%) MS Office
3 11 (1.49%) Maya
4 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.49%) MultiFonds
1 11 (1.49%) Sonata
2 2 (0.27%) BASE24
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.27%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.49%) SaaS
3 7 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.27%) Office 365
4 2 (0.27%) Sage Pay
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.63%) VoIP
2 10 (1.36%) IMAP
2 10 (1.36%) NAS
2 10 (1.36%) SAN
2 10 (1.36%) SMTP
2 10 (1.36%) Wireshark
3 8 (1.09%) HTTP
4 5 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.27%) ATM
5 2 (0.27%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.14%) Firewall
6 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.11%) Relational Database
3 43 (5.84%) MySQL
4 9 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.82%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.27%) Big Data
7 2 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.27%) DB2
7 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.27%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 347 (47.15%) Selenium
2 128 (17.39%) JIRA
3 119 (16.17%) Cucumber
4 112 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 99 (13.45%) WebDriver
6 83 (11.28%) SoapUI
7 57 (7.74%) Git (software)
7 57 (7.74%) JMeter
8 52 (7.07%) SpecFlow
9 47 (6.39%) JUnit
10 41 (5.57%) FitNesse
11 38 (5.16%) Jenkins
12 32 (4.35%) HP UFT
13 22 (2.99%) Visual Studio
14 20 (2.72%) TestDirector
15 19 (2.58%) TestNG
16 18 (2.45%) Hudson
17 16 (2.17%) NUnit
18 15 (2.04%) NeoLoad
18 15 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 141 (19.16%) Finance
2 42 (5.71%) Games
3 25 (3.40%) Back Office
4 22 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.31%) Banking
6 12 (1.63%) Retail
7 10 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (1.36%) Publishing
8 9 (1.22%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.82%) Law
9 6 (0.82%) Marketing
10 5 (0.68%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.41%) Legal
12 2 (0.27%) Automotive
12 2 (0.27%) Electronics
12 2 (0.27%) Front Office
12 2 (0.27%) iGaming
12 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (13.32%) .NET
2 78 (10.60%) XML
3 61 (8.29%) Web Services
4 39 (5.30%) HTML
5 27 (3.67%) CSS
6 26 (3.53%) SOAP
7 22 (2.99%) Gherkin
8 15 (2.04%) REST
9 12 (1.63%) JSON
10 11 (1.49%) Behat
11 10 (1.36%) jQuery
11 10 (1.36%) MAPI
12 6 (0.82%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.82%) Ajax
12 6 (0.82%) DHTML
12 6 (0.82%) HTML5
12 6 (0.82%) LAMP
13 5 (0.68%) Java EE
13 5 (0.68%) Spring
14 4 (0.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 101 (13.72%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (8.56%) Computer Science
3 37 (5.03%) Mobile App
4 24 (3.26%) Online Games
5 20 (2.72%) User Experience
6 19 (2.58%) Client/Server
7 17 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.77%) Digital Media
9 12 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.49%) PMI
11 10 (1.36%) Derivative
12 8 (1.09%) Blackberry
12 8 (1.09%) iPad
13 7 (0.95%) Augmented Reality
14 6 (0.82%) N-Tier
14 6 (0.82%) Spread Betting
15 4 (0.54%) Artificial Intelligence
15 4 (0.54%) Management Information System
15 4 (0.54%) NHS
15 4 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 143 (19.43%) Windows
2 64 (8.70%) Linux
3 57 (7.74%) Android
4 55 (7.47%) Windows Server
5 50 (6.79%) Apple iOS
6 46 (6.25%) Unix
7 15 (2.04%) Mac OS X
8 11 (1.49%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (56.39%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (26.49%) Automated Testing
3 192 (26.09%) Test Automation
4 186 (25.27%) Automation Testing
5 182 (24.73%) Manual Testing
6 170 (23.10%) Software Testing
7 159 (21.60%) Test Scripting
8 154 (20.92%) Regression Testing
9 137 (18.61%) BDD
10 136 (18.48%) Scrum
11 129 (17.53%) TDD
12 120 (16.30%) Functional Testing
13 83 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
14 82 (11.14%) User Acceptance Testing
15 69 (9.38%) SDLC
16 61 (8.29%) Integration Testing
17 58 (7.88%) Test Strategy
18 57 (7.74%) QA Automation
19 49 (6.66%) User Stories
20 44 (5.98%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 227 (30.84%) SQL
2 175 (23.78%) Java
3 155 (21.06%) C#
4 72 (9.78%) JavaScript
5 61 (8.29%) Python
6 50 (6.79%) Ruby
7 31 (4.21%) C++
8 29 (3.94%) PHP
9 25 (3.40%) Perl
10 14 (1.90%) Groovy
11 10 (1.36%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.09%) C
13 6 (0.82%) ActionScript
13 6 (0.82%) Lua
13 6 (0.82%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.54%) Scala
15 3 (0.41%) VBScript
16 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.27%) VC++
Qualifications
1 182 (24.73%) ISEB
2 154 (20.92%) Degree
3 126 (17.12%) ISTQB
4 18 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (1.49%) PMI Certification
6 9 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.14%) PhD
9 1 (0.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 736 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.14%) SDET
System Software
1 20 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (2.58%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.36%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 26 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.36%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 148 (20.11%) Microsoft
2 24 (3.26%) Oracle
3 21 (2.85%) VMware
4 17 (2.31%) HP
5 12 (1.63%) Google
6 10 (1.36%) Atlassian
7 7 (0.95%) Telerik
8 5 (0.68%) Apple
9 4 (0.54%) IBM
9 4 (0.54%) Sage
9 4 (0.54%) SAP
10 3 (0.41%) Pega
10 3 (0.41%) Rally
10 3 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.41%) Splunk
10 3 (0.41%) StreamBase
11 2 (0.27%) IFS
11 2 (0.27%) TSYS
11 2 (0.27%) Twitter
11 2 (0.27%) VocaLink
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Exclusive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Watford
Nixor
Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £19000.00 per annum + plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Pension, Bonus & Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50,000 to £55,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £38k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £38k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum excellent benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: From £29,000 to £35,000 per annum Annual Bonus plus great benefits (Aw
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Oho Group
Salary: £32.5k - 45k per year
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £60,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago