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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 565 648 638
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 382 352 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.33% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 322 334 323
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,650 £27,150 £23,650
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%

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
94503 106017 112388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79488 87462 91612
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +57 371 £37,500 - 50
London +25 129 £45,000 - 22
South East +27 79 £37,500 -2.59% 8
East of England +52 55 £35,000 +8.52% 5
North West +26 39 £33,000 -12.00% 2
West Midlands +24 38 £23,000 -17.85% 4
Manchester +21 32 £37,000 -4.51% 1
Berkshire +24 29 £42,500 - 1
Brighton +25 24 £30,000 -24.05% 2
East Sussex +22 24 £30,000 -24.05% 2
Warwickshire - 24 - -
Warwick - 24 - -
Suffolk +17 22 £35,000 -6.66%
Stockport +14 18 £45,000 +44.00%
Ipswich +23 17 £35,000 -6.66%
Reading +21 14 £47,500 +5.55%
Yorkshire +13 14 £32,500 - 3
Essex +9 14 £47,500 +20.25%
Ealing +29 13 £60,000 +20.00%
Cambridgeshire +9 13 £27,500 -16.98% 3
West Yorkshire +27 11 £33,000 -5.71% 2
South West +10 10 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Bristol +26 9 £32,500 +18.18%
Cambridge +9 9 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Brentwood - 9 £47,500 -
Leeds +27 8 £35,000 -
East Midlands +5 7 £33,500 +19.64% 4
Altrincham - 7 £36,500 -
West Sussex -6 6 £37,500 -25.00%
Birmingham -8 6 £21,000 +20.00% 1

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 764 (100.00%) QA
2 410 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
3 357 (46.73%) Selenium
4 230 (30.10%) SQL
5 202 (26.44%) Automated Testing
6 198 (25.92%) Test Automation
7 195 (25.52%) ISEB
8 186 (24.35%) Regression Testing
9 183 (23.95%) Software Testing
10 178 (23.30%) Automation Testing
11 175 (22.91%) Java
12 172 (22.51%) Manual Testing
13 164 (21.47%) Test Scripting
14 161 (21.07%) C#
15 157 (20.55%) Finance
16 153 (20.03%) Degree
17 144 (18.85%) Scrum
18 140 (18.32%) JIRA
19 138 (18.06%) Microsoft
20 137 (17.93%) BDD
21 134 (17.54%) ISTQB
22 131 (17.15%) Windows
23 119 (15.58%) TDD
24 117 (15.31%) Cucumber
25 113 (14.79%) Team Foundation Server
25 113 (14.79%) Functional Testing
26 103 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
27 97 (12.70%) .NET
28 88 (11.52%) MS Excel
28 88 (11.52%) WebDriver

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 20 (2.62%) IIS
2 19 (2.49%) Confluence
3 9 (1.18%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.05%) CMS
5 7 (0.92%) Drupal
6 2 (0.26%) Apache
6 2 (0.26%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.26%) JBoss
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.26%) SAS
7 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 88 (11.52%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.70%) MS Office
3 8 (1.05%) Maya
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (1.83%) MultiFonds
1 14 (1.83%) Sonata
2 4 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.26%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.31%) SaaS
3 8 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.52%) GitHub
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.57%) VoIP
2 10 (1.31%) IMAP
2 10 (1.31%) NAS
2 10 (1.31%) SAN
2 10 (1.31%) SMTP
2 10 (1.31%) Wireshark
3 9 (1.18%) HTTP
4 3 (0.39%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.26%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.26%) Internet
6 1 (0.13%) DNS
6 1 (0.13%) Firewall
6 1 (0.13%) SSL
6 1 (0.13%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 49 (6.41%) MySQL
3 43 (5.63%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.79%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.39%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.39%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.26%) DB2
7 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.13%) Big Data
8 1 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 357 (46.73%) Selenium
2 140 (18.32%) JIRA
3 117 (15.31%) Cucumber
4 113 (14.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 88 (11.52%) WebDriver
6 84 (10.99%) SoapUI
7 63 (8.25%) JMeter
8 54 (7.07%) Git (software)
9 51 (6.68%) SpecFlow
10 50 (6.54%) JUnit
11 39 (5.10%) FitNesse
12 38 (4.97%) Jenkins
13 36 (4.71%) HP UFT
14 30 (3.93%) TestDirector
15 24 (3.14%) Visual Studio
16 17 (2.23%) NUnit
16 17 (2.23%) TestNG
17 16 (2.09%) Hudson
18 13 (1.70%) NeoLoad
19 12 (1.57%) Appium
General
1 157 (20.55%) Finance
2 44 (5.76%) Games
3 38 (4.97%) Back Office
4 17 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.09%) Banking
6 10 (1.31%) Marketing
6 10 (1.31%) Retail
7 9 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.18%) Publishing
8 6 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.52%) Electronics
9 4 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.39%) Advertising
10 3 (0.39%) Legal
11 2 (0.26%) Automotive
11 2 (0.26%) Front Office
12 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (12.70%) .NET
2 85 (11.13%) XML
3 56 (7.33%) Web Services
4 41 (5.37%) HTML
5 28 (3.66%) CSS
6 27 (3.53%) SOAP
7 25 (3.27%) Gherkin
8 14 (1.83%) REST
9 12 (1.57%) jQuery
9 12 (1.57%) JSON
10 10 (1.31%) MAPI
11 9 (1.18%) Behat
12 8 (1.05%) RESTful
13 7 (0.92%) ASP.NET
13 7 (0.92%) LAMP
14 6 (0.79%) .NET Framework
14 6 (0.79%) DHTML
14 6 (0.79%) Node.js
14 6 (0.79%) Spring
15 5 (0.65%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 103 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (7.33%) Computer Science
3 45 (5.89%) Mobile App
4 24 (3.14%) Online Games
5 19 (2.49%) User Experience
6 18 (2.36%) Client/Server
7 17 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.44%) Blackberry
9 11 (1.44%) Digital Media
9 11 (1.44%) PMI
10 10 (1.31%) Derivative
11 8 (1.05%) iPad
12 7 (0.92%) Augmented Reality
12 7 (0.92%) Spread Betting
13 6 (0.79%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.65%) Artificial Intelligence
14 5 (0.65%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.65%) NHS
15 4 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 131 (17.15%) Windows
2 65 (8.51%) Linux
3 55 (7.20%) Android
4 54 (7.07%) Windows Server
5 51 (6.68%) Unix
6 48 (6.28%) Apple iOS
7 17 (2.23%) Mac OS X
8 14 (1.83%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (26.44%) Automated Testing
3 198 (25.92%) Test Automation
4 186 (24.35%) Regression Testing
5 183 (23.95%) Software Testing
6 178 (23.30%) Automation Testing
7 172 (22.51%) Manual Testing
8 164 (21.47%) Test Scripting
9 144 (18.85%) Scrum
10 137 (17.93%) BDD
11 119 (15.58%) TDD
12 113 (14.79%) Functional Testing
13 78 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
14 76 (9.95%) User Acceptance Testing
15 69 (9.03%) SDLC
16 62 (8.12%) QA Automation
17 60 (7.85%) Test Strategy
18 57 (7.46%) Integration Testing
19 56 (7.33%) Performance Testing
20 47 (6.15%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 230 (30.10%) SQL
2 175 (22.91%) Java
3 161 (21.07%) C#
4 75 (9.82%) JavaScript
5 61 (7.98%) Python
6 51 (6.68%) Ruby
7 31 (4.06%) C++
7 31 (4.06%) PHP
8 27 (3.53%) Perl
9 19 (2.49%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.70%) Groovy
11 9 (1.18%) C
12 7 (0.92%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.79%) ActionScript
13 6 (0.79%) Scala
14 4 (0.52%) Lua
15 3 (0.39%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.39%) VBScript
16 2 (0.26%) VB
16 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 195 (25.52%) ISEB
2 153 (20.03%) Degree
3 134 (17.54%) ISTQB
4 14 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (1.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 11 (1.44%) PMI Certification
6 7 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.13%) PhD
8 1 (0.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 764 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.13%) SDET
System Software
1 23 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (2.88%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.31%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (3.27%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.31%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 138 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 32 (4.19%) Oracle
3 24 (3.14%) VMware
4 15 (1.96%) HP
5 14 (1.83%) Google
6 6 (0.79%) Atlassian
6 6 (0.79%) SAP
7 5 (0.65%) Apple
7 5 (0.65%) Telerik
8 4 (0.52%) IBM
9 3 (0.39%) Pega
9 3 (0.39%) Splunk
9 3 (0.39%) StreamBase
10 2 (0.26%) IFS
10 2 (0.26%) Infor
10 2 (0.26%) Rally
10 2 (0.26%) Sage
10 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.26%) TOWER Software
10 2 (0.26%) Twitter
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 28,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare etc...
Posted: 19 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £30000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 32,000 + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Teach First
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Bonus & Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Zoopla Property Group Plc
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 16 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 23 days ago