The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Quality Assurance Tester
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 94 145
Rank change year-on-year -16 +51  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 7 14 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.47% 0.97% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.99% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 1
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% -  

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 1436 1414 2316
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 97.16% 97.65% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1142 1184 1849
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 26 June 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
Aylesbury -7 5 £30,000 -14.28%
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 13 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (76.92%) Regression Testing
3 9 (69.23%) Selenium
3 9 (69.23%) Functional Testing
4 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
5 7 (53.85%) Integration Testing
6 6 (46.15%) NeoLoad
7 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
8 2 (15.38%) SQL
8 2 (15.38%) VoIP
8 2 (15.38%) IntelliJ
8 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
8 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (15.38%) Degree
8 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
8 2 (15.38%) Java
8 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
8 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
8 2 (15.38%) iPad
8 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 2 (15.38%) Android
8 2 (15.38%) iPhone
9 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
9 1 (7.69%) Sencha
9 1 (7.69%) SaaS
9 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (7.69%) Fintech
9 1 (7.69%) Data Management

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Selenium
2 6 (46.15%) NeoLoad
3 2 (15.38%) IntelliJ
3 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 2 (15.38%) iPad
1 2 (15.38%) iPhone
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Fintech
2 1 (7.69%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Regression Testing
2 9 (69.23%) Functional Testing
3 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
4 7 (53.85%) Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.69%) Data Management
6 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Remedy
1 1 (7.69%) Sencha