The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
London / City of London
Rank 214 255 303
Rank change year-on-year +41 +48  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 9 12 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 11
Median salary £45,000 £39,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
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 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 4809 6702 9653
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.93% 95.54% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4416 5986 8221
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,075 £35,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £77,500 £81,500
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 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 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in the City of London

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 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 City of London region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) QA
2 15 (75.00%) Selenium
2 15 (75.00%) WebDriver
3 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (60.00%) SQL
5 10 (50.00%) TDD
6 9 (45.00%) SOAP
6 9 (45.00%) Cucumber
6 9 (45.00%) BDD
6 9 (45.00%) SoapUI
7 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
7 8 (40.00%) Jenkins
7 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
8 7 (35.00%) C#
8 7 (35.00%) ISEB
8 7 (35.00%) QA Automation
9 6 (30.00%) HTTP
9 6 (30.00%) HTML
9 6 (30.00%) Ruby
10 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
10 5 (25.00%) Web Analytics
10 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
10 5 (25.00%) WATIR
10 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
10 5 (25.00%) Security Testing
10 5 (25.00%) Web Testing
10 5 (25.00%) Test Management
10 5 (25.00%) Umbraco
10 5 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (25.00%) Sitecore

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) CMS
1 5 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 5 (25.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) HTTP
2 3 (15.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.00%) Big Data
2 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (15.00%) Power BI
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (75.00%) Selenium
1 15 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 9 (45.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (45.00%) SoapUI
3 8 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (25.00%) Capybara
4 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (25.00%) JMeter
4 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (25.00%) WATIR
5 3 (15.00%) FitNesse
5 3 (15.00%) Hudson
5 3 (15.00%) JUnit
6 1 (5.00%) Fiddler
6 1 (5.00%) JIRA
6 1 (5.00%) Protractor
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) SOAP
2 6 (30.00%) HTML
3 5 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) React
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Android
2 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) TDD
3 9 (45.00%) BDD
4 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 7 (35.00%) QA Automation
6 5 (25.00%) Analytics
6 5 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Coaching
6 5 (25.00%) Defect Management
6 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Security Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Test Management
6 5 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 5 (25.00%) Web Analytics
6 5 (25.00%) Web Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) C#
3 6 (30.00%) Ruby
4 5 (25.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) Groovy
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ISEB
2 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Sitecore
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) Tableau
5 1 (5.00%) Hyperion
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