Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 23 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
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 311 314
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 +38
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 44 55 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.36% 0.42% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.43% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 34 52 79
East of England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £21,950
90th Percentile £60,225 £51,250 £52,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 11644 12742 14711
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.45% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 9559 10572 12210
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in the East of England

QA Tester
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in the East of England

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in the East of England

QA Tester
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the East of England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -23 12 £35,000 +25.00% 2
Hertfordshire -3 8 £37,500 +41.51% 2
Suffolk +3 7 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Essex +20 6 £62,500 +31.58% 1
East Anglia - 5 - -
Norfolk - 4 £35,000 -
Bedfordshire +21 2 £30,750 -31.67%
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 East of England region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 44 (100.00%) QA
2 34 (77.27%) Test Automation
3 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (38.64%) Selenium
5 16 (36.36%) Apple iOS
6 13 (29.55%) JIRA
7 12 (27.27%) Android
7 12 (27.27%) TDD
8 11 (25.00%) SQL
9 10 (22.73%) WebDriver
9 10 (22.73%) BDD
9 10 (22.73%) Acceptance Criteria
10 9 (20.45%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (20.45%) User Stories
10 9 (20.45%) C#
11 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
11 8 (18.18%) Mobile App
12 7 (15.91%) API Testing
12 7 (15.91%) User Experience
12 7 (15.91%) Exploratory Testing
12 7 (15.91%) Functional Testing
12 7 (15.91%) Cucumber
12 7 (15.91%) Regression Testing
12 7 (15.91%) Java
12 7 (15.91%) .NET
13 6 (13.64%) T-SQL
13 6 (13.64%) Python
13 6 (13.64%) Scrum
13 6 (13.64%) Manual Testing
13 6 (13.64%) ISTQB

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) Skype
1 4 (9.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (38.64%) Selenium
2 13 (29.55%) JIRA
3 10 (22.73%) WebDriver
4 7 (15.91%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.82%) Zephyr
6 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.55%) git-flow
6 2 (4.55%) HP UFT
6 2 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (4.55%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.55%) TeamCity
6 2 (4.55%) TestComplete
6 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.27%) Appium
7 1 (2.27%) Calabash
7 1 (2.27%) JUnit
7 1 (2.27%) Maven
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.55%) CSS
2 2 (4.55%) HTML
2 2 (4.55%) HTML5
2 2 (4.55%) jQuery
2 2 (4.55%) ODBC
2 2 (4.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 7 (15.91%) User Experience
3 6 (13.64%) Fintech
4 5 (11.36%) Virtual Team
5 4 (9.09%) Data Structures
6 2 (4.55%) Digital Currency
6 2 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (4.55%) Xbox
7 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.27%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (36.36%) Apple iOS
2 12 (27.27%) Android
3 5 (11.36%) Windows
4 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (77.27%) Test Automation
2 32 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (27.27%) TDD
4 10 (22.73%) Acceptance Criteria
4 10 (22.73%) BDD
5 9 (20.45%) Defect Tracking
5 9 (20.45%) User Stories
6 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
7 7 (15.91%) API Testing
7 7 (15.91%) Exploratory Testing
7 7 (15.91%) Functional Testing
7 7 (15.91%) Regression Testing
8 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.64%) Manual Testing
8 6 (13.64%) Scrum
8 6 (13.64%) SDLC
8 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
8 6 (13.64%) Unit Testing
9 5 (11.36%) API Integration
9 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) SQL
2 9 (20.45%) C#
3 7 (15.91%) Java
4 6 (13.64%) Python
4 6 (13.64%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.82%) Ruby
6 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.55%) R
7 1 (2.27%) Groovy
7 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.09%) ISEB
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Apple
3 2 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle