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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
UK
Rank 589 635 686
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +51
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 266 290 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.30% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 239 269 246
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,250 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%

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
81311 95393 101849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67566 80035 84663
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 £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +53 254 £45,000 +12.50% 46
London +53 131 £50,000 - 18
South East +54 38 £41,750 +23.70% 6
North West -18 28 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Manchester -22 22 £37,500 +10.29% 2
Berkshire +37 17 £50,500 +26.25% 1
East of England +10 17 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Yorkshire +7 14 £31,250 -10.71% 3
West Yorkshire +11 12 £31,250 -10.71% 2
East Midlands +13 11 £30,000 -25.92%
Chiswick - 11 £52,500 -
Essex +27 10 £47,500 +35.71%
Ealing +17 10 £57,500 +4.54% 1
City of London +19 9 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Leeds +12 9 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Reading +43 8 £40,000 +6.66%
Stockport +8 8 £40,000 -11.11%
Leicestershire - 8 £30,000 -
Leicester - 7 £30,000 -
Buckinghamshire +15 6 £31,250 +0.80% 2
Wales - 6 £37,500 -
Surrey +39 5 £37,500 +7.14% 1
West Midlands -1 5 £45,000 +20.00% 9
South Wales - 5 £37,500 -
Cardiff - 5 £37,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £40,000 -
Milton Keynes +20 4 £32,500 +8.33% 2
South West +13 4 £32,750 - 3
Preston -10 4 £26,375 -34.06%
Lancashire -15 4 £26,375 -34.06%

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 611 (100.00%) QA
2 370 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
3 347 (56.79%) Selenium
4 169 (27.66%) Cucumber
5 167 (27.33%) Java
6 163 (26.68%) Automated Testing
6 163 (26.68%) BDD
7 157 (25.70%) Test Automation
8 147 (24.06%) SQL
9 141 (23.08%) Manual Testing
10 140 (22.91%) Scrum
11 135 (22.09%) Finance
12 131 (21.44%) ISEB
13 129 (21.11%) WebDriver
14 128 (20.95%) Software Testing
15 126 (20.62%) Test Scripting
16 117 (19.15%) TDD
17 114 (18.66%) QA Automation
18 106 (17.35%) Automation Testing
19 102 (16.69%) C#
20 100 (16.37%) JIRA
21 97 (15.88%) Windows
22 92 (15.06%) Regression Testing
23 91 (14.89%) Python
24 88 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
25 87 (14.24%) Ruby
26 77 (12.60%) Functional Testing
27 73 (11.95%) Unix
28 71 (11.62%) Linux
29 69 (11.29%) JavaScript

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 (2.13%) CMS
2 10 (1.64%) Confluence
3 9 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (1.47%) Umbraco
4 3 (0.49%) Apache
4 3 (0.49%) IIS
4 3 (0.49%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.33%) JBoss
5 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) NUKE
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.47%) Sonata
2 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.49%) Misys Midas
2 3 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.33%) Global One
3 2 (0.33%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.56%) SaaS
2 24 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.64%) GitHub
5 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.33%) Heroku
7 1 (0.16%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.09%) HTTP
2 11 (1.80%) Internet
3 7 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.33%) VoIP
5 1 (0.16%) Intranet
5 1 (0.16%) Multicast
5 1 (0.16%) RTSP
5 1 (0.16%) SSH
5 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.04%) Relational Database
2 34 (5.56%) MySQL
3 29 (4.75%) NoSQL
4 24 (3.93%) SQL Server
5 23 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 23 (3.76%) HBase
6 20 (3.27%) Big Data
7 5 (0.82%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.33%) Power BI
8 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.16%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 347 (56.79%) Selenium
2 169 (27.66%) Cucumber
3 129 (21.11%) WebDriver
4 100 (16.37%) JIRA
5 65 (10.64%) JMeter
5 65 (10.64%) SoapUI
6 59 (9.66%) Jenkins
7 56 (9.17%) JUnit
8 52 (8.51%) SpecFlow
9 50 (8.18%) HP UFT
10 49 (8.02%) Git (software)
10 49 (8.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 25 (4.09%) Capybara
12 24 (3.93%) FitNesse
13 23 (3.76%) Hamcrest
13 23 (3.76%) jMock
14 22 (3.60%) Appium
15 19 (3.11%) Calabash
15 19 (3.11%) Maven
16 18 (2.95%) WATIR
General
1 135 (22.09%) Finance
2 39 (6.38%) Games
3 21 (3.44%) Banking
3 21 (3.44%) Retail
4 15 (2.45%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.29%) Marketing
6 10 (1.64%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.15%) iGaming
7 7 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.98%) Advertising
8 6 (0.98%) Legal
9 5 (0.82%) Law
10 4 (0.65%) Back Office
10 4 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.49%) Electronics
11 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.33%) Automotive
12 2 (0.33%) Front Office
12 2 (0.33%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (10.97%) Web Services
2 56 (9.17%) XML
3 52 (8.51%) HTML
4 42 (6.87%) REST
5 36 (5.89%) .NET
6 35 (5.73%) SOAP
7 32 (5.24%) RESTful
8 26 (4.26%) Gherkin
9 16 (2.62%) CSS
9 16 (2.62%) Ruby on Rails
10 13 (2.13%) AngularJS
11 11 (1.80%) HTML5
11 11 (1.80%) JSON
12 8 (1.31%) ASP.NET
12 8 (1.31%) Middleware
13 7 (1.15%) Node.js
14 5 (0.82%) FIX Protocol
15 4 (0.65%) CSS3
15 4 (0.65%) jQuery
15 4 (0.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (8.67%) Mobile App
3 43 (7.04%) Fintech
4 22 (3.60%) Mobile Payment
5 17 (2.78%) Online Games
6 14 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.80%) User Experience
8 10 (1.64%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.64%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.47%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.15%) Mobile Games
11 4 (0.65%) Arduino
11 4 (0.65%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.65%) Data Extraction
11 4 (0.65%) Raspberry Pi
11 4 (0.65%) Social Media
12 3 (0.49%) Equities
13 2 (0.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 97 (15.88%) Windows
2 73 (11.95%) Unix
3 71 (11.62%) Linux
4 27 (4.42%) Android
4 27 (4.42%) Apple iOS
5 18 (2.95%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.80%) Mac OS X
6 11 (1.80%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (26.68%) Automated Testing
2 163 (26.68%) BDD
3 157 (25.70%) Test Automation
4 141 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 140 (22.91%) Scrum
6 128 (20.95%) Software Testing
7 126 (20.62%) Test Scripting
8 117 (19.15%) TDD
9 114 (18.66%) QA Automation
10 106 (17.35%) Automation Testing
11 92 (15.06%) Regression Testing
12 88 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
13 77 (12.60%) Functional Testing
14 59 (9.66%) Kanban
15 56 (9.17%) SDLC
16 52 (8.51%) Defect Tracking
17 51 (8.35%) E-Commerce
18 50 (8.18%) Performance Testing
19 49 (8.02%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 167 (27.33%) Java
2 147 (24.06%) SQL
3 102 (16.69%) C#
4 91 (14.89%) Python
5 87 (14.24%) Ruby
6 69 (11.29%) JavaScript
7 34 (5.56%) Groovy
8 18 (2.95%) PHP
9 16 (2.62%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.80%) C++
11 9 (1.47%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.47%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.15%) Perl
13 5 (0.82%) Scala
14 4 (0.65%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.65%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.65%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.49%) C
16 2 (0.33%) ActionScript
17 1 (0.16%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 131 (21.44%) ISEB
2 59 (9.66%) Degree
3 42 (6.87%) ISTQB
4 16 (2.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.65%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 611 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (3.27%) SDET
3 3 (0.49%) SEPA
4 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.80%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (4.42%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.49%) Puppet
3 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.16%) Grafana
4 1 (0.16%) Graphite
4 1 (0.16%) Nagios
4 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 54 (8.84%) Microsoft
2 18 (2.95%) Oracle
3 12 (1.96%) VMware
4 11 (1.80%) TOWER Software
5 9 (1.47%) Sitecore
6 5 (0.82%) SAP
7 4 (0.65%) Google
7 4 (0.65%) Sencha
7 4 (0.65%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.49%) AppDynamics
8 3 (0.49%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.33%) Splunk
10 1 (0.16%) ATG
10 1 (0.16%) Demandware
10 1 (0.16%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.16%) HP
10 1 (0.16%) New Relic
10 1 (0.16%) Remedy
10 1 (0.16%) Tableau
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: full benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Executive Resource Group Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £48,000 to £52,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Freshtechit
Salary: From £0 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + good bonus (10%) + health + pensio
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £34000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 34k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ealing, London, W5
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum & bonus and good company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-30,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago