The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 550 600 673
Rank change year-on-year +50 +73  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 317 365 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.37% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.39% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 271 351 262
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £22,050
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 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 77608 94444 101919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.29% 96.42% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 64936 80086 84029
Median salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 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
London +29 138 £50,000 +5.26% 6
South East +27 59 £35,000 -12.50% 5
North West -5 32 £30,000 -20.00% 3
West Midlands +43 28 £31,500 -3.07% 5
East of England -7 26 £36,250 +3.57% 4
South West +38 18 £37,500 +15.38%
Yorkshire +15 11 £34,500 -1.42%
North East +4 4 £35,250 +17.50% 2
East Midlands -2 3 £30,000 -18.91% 1
QA Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 570 (100.00%) QA
2 396 (69.47%) Agile Software Development
3 342 (60.00%) Selenium
4 205 (35.96%) Java
5 177 (31.05%) Cucumber
6 175 (30.70%) Test Automation
7 167 (29.30%) BDD
8 157 (27.54%) Test Scripting
9 155 (27.19%) WebDriver
10 154 (27.02%) Automated Testing
11 140 (24.56%) SQL
12 134 (23.51%) Scrum
13 129 (22.63%) Automation Testing
14 126 (22.11%) Finance
15 118 (20.70%) QA Automation
16 114 (20.00%) TDD
17 105 (18.42%) Manual Testing
18 98 (17.19%) Regression Testing
19 97 (17.02%) JIRA
20 95 (16.67%) Ruby
21 86 (15.09%) C#
22 85 (14.91%) Software Testing
23 81 (14.21%) Windows
24 79 (13.86%) Test Strategy
25 78 (13.68%) Python
25 78 (13.68%) E-Commerce
25 78 (13.68%) ISEB
26 76 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
27 75 (13.16%) Unix
28 73 (12.81%) JavaScript

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 8 (1.40%) Confluence
2 7 (1.23%) CMS
3 6 (1.05%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (0.70%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.53%) Apache
5 3 (0.53%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.35%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.18%) IIS
7 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.18%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 16 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.05%) Sonata
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.53%) Misys Midas
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.79%) SaaS
2 17 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.23%) GitHub
4 4 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.93%) HTTP
2 8 (1.40%) Internet
3 3 (0.53%) VoIP
4 1 (0.18%) Multicast
4 1 (0.18%) RTSP
4 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.49%) Big Data
2 28 (4.91%) SQL Server
3 24 (4.21%) MySQL
4 20 (3.51%) Relational Database
5 18 (3.16%) NoSQL
6 17 (2.98%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (2.98%) HBase
7 10 (1.75%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.53%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.53%) Power BI
10 1 (0.18%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 342 (60.00%) Selenium
2 177 (31.05%) Cucumber
3 155 (27.19%) WebDriver
4 97 (17.02%) JIRA
5 59 (10.35%) JMeter
6 54 (9.47%) JUnit
7 53 (9.30%) SoapUI
8 46 (8.07%) Calabash
9 41 (7.19%) HP UFT
10 38 (6.67%) Jenkins
11 35 (6.14%) SpecFlow
12 34 (5.96%) Appium
13 29 (5.09%) Git (software)
14 28 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
15 27 (4.74%) FitNesse
16 20 (3.51%) Capybara
16 20 (3.51%) Gatling
17 18 (3.16%) Hudson
18 17 (2.98%) Hamcrest
18 17 (2.98%) jMock
General
1 126 (22.11%) Finance
2 30 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 25 (4.39%) Banking
4 22 (3.86%) Investment Banking
5 18 (3.16%) Retail
6 16 (2.81%) Games
7 9 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.23%) Legal
8 7 (1.23%) Marketing
8 7 (1.23%) Publishing
9 5 (0.88%) Advertising
10 4 (0.70%) Automotive
10 4 (0.70%) Law
11 3 (0.53%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.53%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.18%) Front Office
12 1 (0.18%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (10.35%) Web Services
2 42 (7.37%) XML
3 41 (7.19%) HTML
4 34 (5.96%) .NET
4 34 (5.96%) Gherkin
5 33 (5.79%) REST
6 32 (5.61%) SOAP
7 22 (3.86%) RESTful
8 20 (3.51%) CSS
9 19 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
10 17 (2.98%) HTML5
11 11 (1.93%) JSON
12 8 (1.40%) AngularJS
12 8 (1.40%) ASP.NET
13 7 (1.23%) jQuery
14 6 (1.05%) React
14 6 (1.05%) WinForms
15 5 (0.88%) Play Framework
16 3 (0.53%) Ajax
17 2 (0.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.19%) Mobile App
2 39 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (5.44%) Fintech
4 20 (3.51%) Client/Server
5 17 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (2.81%) User Experience
7 14 (2.46%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.46%) Equities
7 14 (2.46%) Fixed Income
8 13 (2.28%) Mobile Payment
9 12 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.40%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.40%) iPad
11 7 (1.23%) Replication
12 3 (0.53%) Arduino
12 3 (0.53%) iPhone
12 3 (0.53%) Raspberry Pi
13 2 (0.35%) Social Media
13 2 (0.35%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 81 (14.21%) Windows
2 75 (13.16%) Unix
3 60 (10.53%) Linux
4 42 (7.37%) Android
4 42 (7.37%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.46%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.05%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.70%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (69.47%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (30.70%) Test Automation
3 167 (29.30%) BDD
4 157 (27.54%) Test Scripting
5 154 (27.02%) Automated Testing
6 134 (23.51%) Scrum
7 129 (22.63%) Automation Testing
8 118 (20.70%) QA Automation
9 114 (20.00%) TDD
10 105 (18.42%) Manual Testing
11 98 (17.19%) Regression Testing
12 85 (14.91%) Software Testing
13 79 (13.86%) Test Strategy
14 78 (13.68%) E-Commerce
15 76 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
16 68 (11.93%) Performance Testing
17 60 (10.53%) Kanban
18 58 (10.18%) Functional Testing
19 56 (9.82%) SDLC
20 48 (8.42%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 205 (35.96%) Java
2 140 (24.56%) SQL
3 95 (16.67%) Ruby
4 86 (15.09%) C#
5 78 (13.68%) Python
6 73 (12.81%) JavaScript
7 27 (4.74%) Groovy
8 16 (2.81%) PHP
9 14 (2.46%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.28%) Scala
11 11 (1.93%) VB
12 10 (1.75%) C++
13 8 (1.40%) VBScript
14 7 (1.23%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.23%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.05%) VB6
16 5 (0.88%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.53%) C
17 3 (0.53%) Perl
18 1 (0.18%) RPG
Qualifications
1 78 (13.68%) ISEB
2 47 (8.25%) ISTQB
3 42 (7.37%) Degree
4 7 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.70%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.70%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 570 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (2.81%) SDET
3 9 (1.58%) PMO
4 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (3.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.35%) Puppet
3 1 (0.18%) Nagios
3 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 62 (10.88%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.67%) Oracle
3 10 (1.75%) TOWER Software
4 7 (1.23%) HP
5 6 (1.05%) Apple
5 6 (1.05%) Facebook
6 5 (0.88%) Atlassian
6 5 (0.88%) VMware
7 4 (0.70%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.35%) Tableau
9 1 (0.18%) Foundry
9 1 (0.18%) IBM
9 1 (0.18%) New Relic
9 1 (0.18%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.18%) Remedy
9 1 (0.18%) SAP
9 1 (0.18%) Sencha
9 1 (0.18%) Splunk
9 1 (0.18%) Sybase
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + other benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension,health
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Coalville, Leicestershire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 11 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 11 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Billingham, Cleveland
Hospitality Guaranteed Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £32,000 per annum dependent on experience and skills.
Posted: 27 days ago