Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 629 614 733
Rank change year-on-year -15 +119 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 585 749 619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.39% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.41% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 493 687 574
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,350 £27,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £57,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 159866 183507 200434
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.00% 96.53% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 131005 155881 166042
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in England

QA Tester
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in England

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in England

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

Salary histogram for QA Tester in England

QA Tester
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 23 July 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
London +7 256 £48,500 +7.78% 19
South East +13 109 £37,500 -6.25% 9
North of England -16 76 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Midlands +34 65 £31,500 -3.08% 3
West Midlands +35 55 £32,500 +3.17% 2
North West -40 48 £31,500 -16.00% 3
East of England -23 47 £35,500 +1.43% 3
South West +45 34 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Yorkshire +1 21 £33,250 -5.00% 1
East Midlands +15 10 £30,000 -13.04% 1
North East +17 7 £33,500 +11.67%
QA Tester
UK

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

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

1 585 (100.00%) QA
2 480 (82.05%) Test Automation
3 381 (65.13%) Agile Software Development
4 328 (56.07%) Selenium
5 202 (34.53%) Java
6 170 (29.06%) Cucumber
7 169 (28.89%) Test Scripting
8 165 (28.21%) SQL
9 154 (26.32%) JIRA
10 138 (23.59%) Finance
11 136 (23.25%) WebDriver
12 133 (22.74%) Scrum
13 127 (21.71%) BDD
14 122 (20.85%) Regression Testing
15 107 (18.29%) Manual Testing
16 100 (17.09%) C#
17 98 (16.75%) QA Automation
18 94 (16.07%) Software Testing
19 93 (15.90%) Test Strategy
20 88 (15.04%) E-Commerce
21 84 (14.36%) TDD
22 76 (12.99%) Performance Testing
23 71 (12.14%) JMeter
23 71 (12.14%) Windows
24 70 (11.97%) Microsoft
25 66 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
25 66 (11.28%) Ruby
26 63 (10.77%) Python
27 62 (10.60%) Defect Tracking
27 62 (10.60%) ISEB

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 14 (2.39%) Confluence
2 10 (1.71%) CMS
3 8 (1.37%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (1.03%) IIS
6 3 (0.51%) Apache
6 3 (0.51%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.51%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.17%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 21 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 21 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.34%) Magento
1 2 (0.34%) Sonata
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.15%) SaaS
2 14 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.37%) GitHub
5 7 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.51%) BrowserStack
6 3 (0.51%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.37%) Internet
2 5 (0.85%) HTTP
3 3 (0.51%) VoIP
4 2 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.17%) ATM
5 1 (0.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.81%) Big Data
3 25 (4.27%) MySQL
4 14 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (2.05%) NoSQL
5 12 (2.05%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (1.88%) HBase
7 8 (1.37%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.34%) Power BI
10 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.17%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 328 (56.07%) Selenium
2 170 (29.06%) Cucumber
3 154 (26.32%) JIRA
4 136 (23.25%) WebDriver
5 71 (12.14%) JMeter
6 58 (9.91%) SoapUI
7 45 (7.69%) Calabash
8 40 (6.84%) JUnit
9 39 (6.67%) Jenkins
10 37 (6.32%) Git (software)
10 37 (6.32%) SpecFlow
11 35 (5.98%) Appium
12 33 (5.64%) HP UFT
13 21 (3.59%) NUnit
13 21 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (3.25%) FitNesse
15 18 (3.08%) Gatling
15 18 (3.08%) Visual Studio
15 18 (3.08%) WATIR
16 16 (2.74%) JBehave
General
1 138 (23.59%) Finance
2 34 (5.81%) Banking
3 33 (5.64%) Financial Institution
4 23 (3.93%) Investment Banking
4 23 (3.93%) Retail
5 21 (3.59%) Games
6 11 (1.88%) Marketing
7 7 (1.20%) Publishing
8 6 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.68%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.68%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.51%) Advertising
10 3 (0.51%) Electronics
10 3 (0.51%) Legal
11 2 (0.34%) Automotive
11 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) Front Office
12 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (9.40%) .NET
2 54 (9.23%) Web Services
3 45 (7.69%) Gherkin
4 36 (6.15%) HTML
5 34 (5.81%) SOAP
6 32 (5.47%) REST
7 27 (4.62%) XML
8 23 (3.93%) RESTful
9 21 (3.59%) ASP.NET
10 19 (3.25%) CSS
10 19 (3.25%) HTML5
11 18 (3.08%) JSON
12 12 (2.05%) React
13 11 (1.88%) AngularJS
13 11 (1.88%) WinForms
14 6 (1.03%) jQuery
15 5 (0.85%) Ajax
15 5 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
16 3 (0.51%) LAMP
16 3 (0.51%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.38%) Mobile App
2 44 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.47%) Fintech
4 22 (3.76%) Client/Server
5 20 (3.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 20 (3.42%) User Experience
6 19 (3.25%) Computer Science
6 19 (3.25%) Equities
6 19 (3.25%) Fixed Income
7 16 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (2.56%) iPad
9 8 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.37%) Replication
10 4 (0.68%) iPhone
10 4 (0.68%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.51%) BBC
11 3 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.51%) Social Media
12 2 (0.34%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.34%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 71 (12.14%) Windows
2 61 (10.43%) Unix
3 57 (9.74%) Linux
4 48 (8.21%) Apple iOS
5 46 (7.86%) Android
6 7 (1.20%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (82.05%) Test Automation
2 381 (65.13%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (28.89%) Test Scripting
4 133 (22.74%) Scrum
5 127 (21.71%) BDD
6 122 (20.85%) Regression Testing
7 107 (18.29%) Manual Testing
8 98 (16.75%) QA Automation
9 94 (16.07%) Software Testing
10 93 (15.90%) Test Strategy
11 88 (15.04%) E-Commerce
12 84 (14.36%) TDD
13 76 (12.99%) Performance Testing
14 66 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
15 62 (10.60%) Defect Tracking
16 58 (9.91%) Functional Testing
17 49 (8.38%) SDLC
18 47 (8.03%) API Testing
18 47 (8.03%) User Acceptance Testing
19 46 (7.86%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 202 (34.53%) Java
2 165 (28.21%) SQL
3 100 (17.09%) C#
4 66 (11.28%) Ruby
5 63 (10.77%) Python
6 61 (10.43%) JavaScript
7 23 (3.93%) Groovy
8 18 (3.08%) VB
9 15 (2.56%) PHP
10 13 (2.22%) Scala
11 12 (2.05%) C++
11 12 (2.05%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.88%) VB6
13 8 (1.37%) C
13 8 (1.37%) VBScript
14 5 (0.85%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.85%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.51%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.51%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.34%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 62 (10.60%) ISEB
2 57 (9.74%) ISTQB
3 48 (8.21%) Degree
4 13 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.51%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.51%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.17%) MCSD
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 585 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (1.37%) PMO
3 4 (0.68%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.34%) Xen
2 1 (0.17%) Firmware
2 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 70 (11.97%) Microsoft
2 48 (8.21%) Oracle
3 17 (2.91%) Atlassian
4 11 (1.88%) Apple
4 11 (1.88%) Facebook
5 8 (1.37%) CA Agile Central
5 8 (1.37%) HP
6 7 (1.20%) Sitecore
7 5 (0.85%) Google
8 2 (0.34%) Borland
8 2 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.34%) Tableau
9 1 (0.17%) Foundry
9 1 (0.17%) hybris
9 1 (0.17%) IBM
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.17%) SAP
9 1 (0.17%) VMware
London
Explore Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lightwater, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £350 - 375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + 5% Pension, Bonus, Life & Health
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Empiric
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Empiric
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Cititec
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Salary: £18k - 22k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
UBS
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coalville, Leicestershire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 43k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + bonuses + career progre
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - 65,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Aspire Cambridge Ltd
Salary: £18k - 22k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Amazon
Posted: 10 days ago
Central London / West End
The Workshop
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 11 days ago
Weybridge
Client Server
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000 + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 Per Annum £18,000 - £22,000 + benefits (inc flexi work
Posted: 9 days ago
Brighton
Omnicell
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Pearson Frank
Salary: £4000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago