The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 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
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 254 288
Rank change year-on-year +34 +34  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 11 7 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 15
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £35,800 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £52,000 £50,000
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 the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4908 6053 9822
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.36% 96.19% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4380 5522 8417
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
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 the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in the City of London

QA Tester
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in the City of London

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in the City of London

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 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 City of London region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) QA
2 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (80.95%) Test Automation
4 15 (71.43%) Selenium
5 11 (52.38%) WebDriver
6 9 (42.86%) TDD
7 7 (33.33%) Visual Studio
7 7 (33.33%) C#
7 7 (33.33%) Java
8 6 (28.57%) SQL
8 6 (28.57%) ISEB
8 6 (28.57%) Cucumber
9 5 (23.81%) Agile Testing
9 5 (23.81%) Kanban
9 5 (23.81%) JIRA
9 5 (23.81%) Finance
9 5 (23.81%) Scrum
9 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
10 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
10 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
10 4 (19.05%) Retail
10 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
10 4 (19.05%) Protractor
10 4 (19.05%) BDD
10 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
11 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
11 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (14.29%) QA Automation

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Big Data
1 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (9.52%) Power BI
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (71.43%) Selenium
2 11 (52.38%) WebDriver
3 7 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 6 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 5 (23.81%) JIRA
6 4 (19.05%) Protractor
7 3 (14.29%) Appium
7 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
8 2 (9.52%) Calabash
8 2 (9.52%) Fiddler
8 2 (9.52%) IntelliJ
8 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
8 2 (9.52%) JMeter
8 2 (9.52%) JUnit
8 2 (9.52%) SilkPerformer
8 2 (9.52%) SilkTest
8 2 (9.52%) TestComplete
9 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (4.76%) FitNesse
9 1 (4.76%) TestNG
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Retail
3 3 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) CSS
3 2 (9.52%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) Middleware
3 2 (9.52%) React
4 1 (4.76%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.76%) JSON
4 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Android
1 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (80.95%) Test Automation
3 9 (42.86%) TDD
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Kanban
4 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 4 (19.05%) BDD
5 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) QA Automation
6 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.52%) DevOps
7 2 (9.52%) ETL
7 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Pair Programming
7 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) C#
1 7 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) TypeScript
5 1 (4.76%) Groovy
5 1 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
3 3 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Atlassian
2 2 (9.52%) Borland
3 1 (4.76%) Tableau
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Salary: £45,000 - 65,000 + excellent benefits
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