The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
England / East of England
Rank 230 230 242
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 20 45 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.33% 0.61% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.64% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 17 43 17
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% +27.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £39,500 £55,000
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 East of England. 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
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5858 7074 7236
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 96.05% 96.23% 97.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4679 5707 5819
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £63,500
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 East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 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
Hertfordshire +15 9 £35,000 +60.00% 3
Essex +22 7 £47,500 +11.76%
Suffolk +13 4 £27,500 -21.42% 1
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East of England region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 37 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (45.95%) Software Testing
3 15 (40.54%) Finance
4 12 (32.43%) Test Automation
4 12 (32.43%) Software Delivery
5 11 (29.73%) SDLC
5 11 (29.73%) Wealth Management
5 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (27.03%) SQL
6 10 (27.03%) Asset Management
6 10 (27.03%) Automated Testing
6 10 (27.03%) Automation Testing
7 9 (24.32%) Selenium
8 8 (21.62%) Sonata
9 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
9 7 (18.92%) Scrum
9 7 (18.92%) Java
9 7 (18.92%) ISEB
10 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
10 6 (16.22%) BDD
11 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
11 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
11 5 (13.51%) JIRA
11 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
11 5 (13.51%) Windows
11 5 (13.51%) Oracle
12 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
12 4 (10.81%) C#
12 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
12 4 (10.81%) HP UFT

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (8.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.70%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
2 1 (2.70%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Selenium
2 5 (13.51%) JIRA
3 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.81%) HP UFT
3 4 (10.81%) LoadRunner
3 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.41%) JMeter
5 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.70%) JBehave
6 1 (2.70%) JUnit
6 1 (2.70%) Maven
6 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (40.54%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.41%) Law
3 2 (5.41%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Automotive
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) CSS
2 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) RESTful
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.70%) jQuery
3 1 (2.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Android
2 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Software Testing
2 12 (32.43%) Software Delivery
2 12 (32.43%) Test Automation
3 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (29.73%) SDLC
3 11 (29.73%) Wealth Management
4 10 (27.03%) Asset Management
4 10 (27.03%) Automated Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Automation Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Scrum
5 7 (18.92%) Test Strategy
6 6 (16.22%) BDD
7 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Manual Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
9 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
9 3 (8.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) Java
3 4 (10.81%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) C
4 2 (5.41%) Perl
4 2 (5.41%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) Ruby
4 2 (5.41%) VB
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) ISEB
2 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (8.11%) PMO
3 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
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