Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 310 324 395
Rank change year-on-year +14 +71 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 10 21 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.098% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 14
City of London median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.89% +10.30% +6.45%
10th Percentile £38,125 £37,500 £20,650
90th Percentile £87,750 £63,500 £61,000
Central London median annual salary £47,500 £41,250 £43,750
% change year-on-year +15.15% -5.71% +12.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9671 11114 16415
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 96.38% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 8765 10132 14264
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +0.92%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured QA Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 20 November 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 10 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Java
3 7 (70.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (40.00%) API Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Blockchain
6 3 (30.00%) SDET
6 3 (30.00%) Fintech
6 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (30.00%) BDD
6 3 (30.00%) Kanban
6 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (30.00%) TDD
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) Scrum
7 2 (20.00%) Retail
7 2 (20.00%) Web Services
7 2 (20.00%) C#
7 2 (20.00%) Python
7 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
7 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 2 (20.00%) Appium
8 1 (10.00%) Protractor
8 1 (10.00%) Defect Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (20.00%) Appium
4 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (10.00%) Calabash
5 1 (10.00%) CruiseControl
5 1 (10.00%) IntelliJ
5 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) JMeter
5 1 (10.00%) Maven
5 1 (10.00%) Protractor
5 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (10.00%) TestComplete
5 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Advertising
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Games
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Fintech
1 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) API Testing
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) Kanban
3 3 (30.00%) SDET
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA