The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 101 114 127
Rank change year-on-year +13 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 6 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.43% 0.63% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.66% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 2
Median salary £32,500 £36,000 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.72% +8.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,000 £26,650
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,500 £39,850
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Buckinghamshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1358 1670 1940
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 96.93% 95.43% 96.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1120 1335 1478
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire that featured QA Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Buckinghamshire

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in Buckinghamshire.

Salary trend for QA Tester in Buckinghamshire

QA Tester
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Milton Keynes +7 3 £37,500 - 1
Aylesbury +15 2 £31,875 -4.85% 1
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 across the Buckinghamshire region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (71.43%) Selenium
3 8 (57.14%) Regression Testing
4 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 6 (42.86%) NeoLoad
4 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Degree
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Java
6 3 (21.43%) IntelliJ
6 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) iPad
7 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Android
7 2 (14.29%) iPhone
7 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 2 (14.29%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) ISEB
7 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
7 2 (14.29%) VoIP
7 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
8 1 (7.14%) Banking
8 1 (7.14%) Data Management
8 1 (7.14%) Web Testing

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) NeoLoad
3 3 (21.43%) IntelliJ
3 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Front Office
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) iPad
2 2 (14.29%) iPhone
3 1 (7.14%) Fintech
3 1 (7.14%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Regression Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Data Management
6 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) QA Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy
1 1 (7.14%) SAP
1 1 (7.14%) Sencha
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
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