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

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 570 661 629
Rank change year-on-year
+91 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 389 296 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.28% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.29% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 350 278 358
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.28%

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
94892 102869 114926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79750 84327 94069
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
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 24 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 24 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 +129 377 £40,000 +14.28% 53
London +67 145 £50,000 +17.64% 26
South East +75 104 £40,000 -20.00% 11
Berkshire +55 52 £52,500 +16.66% 5
East of England +42 41 £36,000 +2.85% 6
West Midlands -5 27 £32,500 +10.16%
North West +28 25 £37,000 +29.82% 8
Manchester +13 21 £35,000 +22.80% 6
Yorkshire +12 21 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +42 19 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Reading +24 18 £55,000 +22.22% 3
West Yorkshire +26 17 £35,000 +2.94%
Maidenhead - 17 £55,000 -
Suffolk +23 15 £35,000 - 1
Warwickshire +6 14 - -
Warwick -11 14 - -
City of London +36 12 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Ipswich +28 12 £35,000 - 1
Leeds +23 12 £35,000 +2.94%
Oxfordshire +8 11 £30,000 - 2
East Sussex +19 10 - - 1
Brighton +16 10 - - 1
Essex +1 9 £47,500 +8.57%
East Midlands +11 8 £33,500 +1.51%
Cambridge +9 8 £37,500 - 3
Ealing +3 8 £57,500 -
Cambridgeshire +2 8 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Scotland -5 8 £36,250 +3.57%
West Sussex -17 8 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Wokingham - 8 £40,000 -

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 714 (100.00%) QA
2 416 (58.26%) Agile Software Development
3 341 (47.76%) Selenium
4 221 (30.95%) SQL
5 191 (26.75%) Test Automation
6 188 (26.33%) Automation Testing
6 188 (26.33%) Automated Testing
7 180 (25.21%) Java
8 172 (24.09%) Manual Testing
9 157 (21.99%) Software Testing
10 151 (21.15%) Finance
10 151 (21.15%) Test Scripting
11 150 (21.01%) C#
12 148 (20.73%) Degree
12 148 (20.73%) ISEB
13 146 (20.45%) Regression Testing
14 143 (20.03%) BDD
15 140 (19.61%) Microsoft
16 139 (19.47%) Windows
17 137 (19.19%) TDD
18 130 (18.21%) JIRA
19 128 (17.93%) Cucumber
20 127 (17.79%) Scrum
21 124 (17.37%) Functional Testing
22 111 (15.55%) WebDriver
23 109 (15.27%) ISTQB
24 103 (14.43%) Team Foundation Server
25 97 (13.59%) .NET
25 97 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
26 89 (12.46%) 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 (3.36%) IIS
2 18 (2.52%) Confluence
3 9 (1.26%) Drupal
4 8 (1.12%) CMS
4 8 (1.12%) ColdFusion
5 6 (0.84%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.56%) JBoss
7 3 (0.42%) Node.js
7 3 (0.42%) Tuxedo
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.14%) Apache
9 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 85 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.96%) Maya
3 10 (1.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.12%) MultiFonds
1 8 (1.12%) Sonata
2 3 (0.42%) BASE24
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.28%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.82%) SaaS
3 5 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.42%) Sage Pay
5 2 (0.28%) Office 365
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.40%) IMAP
1 10 (1.40%) NAS
1 10 (1.40%) SAN
1 10 (1.40%) SMTP
1 10 (1.40%) Wireshark
2 9 (1.26%) VoIP
3 7 (0.98%) HTTP
4 5 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.42%) ATM
6 2 (0.28%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.14%) Firewall
7 1 (0.14%) Internet
7 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 47 (6.58%) Relational Database
3 33 (4.62%) MySQL
4 8 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (0.98%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.28%) Big Data
6 2 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.28%) DB2
6 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 341 (47.76%) Selenium
2 130 (18.21%) JIRA
3 128 (17.93%) Cucumber
4 111 (15.55%) WebDriver
5 103 (14.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 82 (11.48%) SoapUI
7 56 (7.84%) JMeter
8 54 (7.56%) Git (software)
9 48 (6.72%) SpecFlow
10 46 (6.44%) JUnit
11 44 (6.16%) Jenkins
12 42 (5.88%) FitNesse
13 38 (5.32%) HP UFT
14 22 (3.08%) Hudson
15 21 (2.94%) Visual Studio
16 19 (2.66%) NUnit
17 18 (2.52%) TestNG
18 16 (2.24%) NeoLoad
18 16 (2.24%) Subversion
19 15 (2.10%) TestDirector
General
1 151 (21.15%) Finance
2 37 (5.18%) Games
3 19 (2.66%) Back Office
3 19 (2.66%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.52%) Banking
5 15 (2.10%) Retail
6 12 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.54%) Publishing
8 10 (1.40%) Law
9 8 (1.12%) Marketing
10 5 (0.70%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.42%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.42%) Legal
12 2 (0.28%) Advertising
12 2 (0.28%) Electronics
12 2 (0.28%) Front Office
12 2 (0.28%) iGaming
12 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (13.59%) .NET
2 66 (9.24%) XML
3 63 (8.82%) Web Services
4 35 (4.90%) HTML
5 27 (3.78%) SOAP
6 23 (3.22%) CSS
7 21 (2.94%) Gherkin
8 15 (2.10%) REST
9 11 (1.54%) JSON
10 10 (1.40%) MAPI
11 9 (1.26%) Behat
12 8 (1.12%) Java EE
13 7 (0.98%) jQuery
14 6 (0.84%) .NET Framework
14 6 (0.84%) DHTML
15 5 (0.70%) Ajax
15 5 (0.70%) HTML5
15 5 (0.70%) LAMP
16 4 (0.56%) Android SDK
16 4 (0.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 97 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (9.66%) Computer Science
3 39 (5.46%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.52%) Client/Server
4 18 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (2.52%) Online Games
5 16 (2.24%) User Experience
6 15 (2.10%) Digital Media
7 13 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (1.68%) Derivative
9 11 (1.54%) PMI
10 8 (1.12%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.12%) iPad
11 7 (0.98%) Augmented Reality
11 7 (0.98%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.84%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.70%) Replication
13 5 (0.70%) Spread Betting
14 4 (0.56%) NHS
15 3 (0.42%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 139 (19.47%) Windows
2 63 (8.82%) Linux
3 62 (8.68%) Android
4 57 (7.98%) Apple iOS
5 55 (7.70%) Windows Server
6 45 (6.30%) Unix
7 16 (2.24%) Mac OS X
8 12 (1.68%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (58.26%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (26.75%) Test Automation
3 188 (26.33%) Automated Testing
3 188 (26.33%) Automation Testing
4 172 (24.09%) Manual Testing
5 157 (21.99%) Software Testing
6 151 (21.15%) Test Scripting
7 146 (20.45%) Regression Testing
8 143 (20.03%) BDD
9 137 (19.19%) TDD
10 127 (17.79%) Scrum
11 124 (17.37%) Functional Testing
12 89 (12.46%) Continuous Integration
13 79 (11.06%) User Acceptance Testing
14 70 (9.80%) SDLC
15 61 (8.54%) Integration Testing
15 61 (8.54%) QA Automation
16 53 (7.42%) Test Strategy
17 49 (6.86%) User Stories
18 43 (6.02%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 221 (30.95%) SQL
2 180 (25.21%) Java
3 150 (21.01%) C#
4 70 (9.80%) JavaScript
5 61 (8.54%) Python
6 53 (7.42%) Ruby
7 33 (4.62%) C++
8 31 (4.34%) PHP
9 18 (2.52%) Perl
10 15 (2.10%) Groovy
11 7 (0.98%) ActionScript
11 7 (0.98%) Lua
12 5 (0.70%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.70%) C
13 4 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.56%) VBScript
14 3 (0.42%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.42%) Scala
15 2 (0.28%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 148 (20.73%) Degree
1 148 (20.73%) ISEB
2 109 (15.27%) ISTQB
3 18 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (1.54%) PMI Certification
5 6 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (0.56%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.28%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 714 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (0.28%) SDET
System Software
1 21 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.40%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 26 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.40%) Perfmon
3 2 (0.28%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.14%) nmon
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 140 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 24 (3.36%) HP
3 21 (2.94%) VMware
4 19 (2.66%) Oracle
5 9 (1.26%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.26%) Google
6 7 (0.98%) Telerik
7 5 (0.70%) Apple
7 5 (0.70%) IBM
7 5 (0.70%) Sage
8 3 (0.42%) CyberSource
8 3 (0.42%) DataCash
8 3 (0.42%) Pega
8 3 (0.42%) SAP
8 3 (0.42%) Splunk
8 3 (0.42%) StreamBase
8 3 (0.42%) TSYS
8 3 (0.42%) VeriFone
8 3 (0.42%) VocaLink
8 3 (0.42%) WorldPay
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Health/Life Insurance, Pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + huge bonus & more
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
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
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Madgex
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £75,000 per annum + good bonus (10-20%) + health + pen
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Preston)
Salary: From £25,700 to £52,600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Salary Depending on Experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Ampersand Mobile ( Apppli )
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 12 days ago
North West London
Playtech
Salary: From £29,000 to £35,000 per annum Annual Bonus plus great benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £50,000 to £65,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Client Server
Salary: £20,000 to £25,000 + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55,000 to £65,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60,000 to £65,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago