Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Farnborough 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
Hampshire > Farnborough
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 81 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 - -
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 4 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Farnborough 0.58% 0.51% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.53% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 0
Farnborough median annual salary £55,000 £46,250 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.92% - -
Hampshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year - +18.52% -1.46%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Farnborough. 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
Farnborough
Permanent vacancies in Farnborough with a recognized job title 659 761 636
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.33% 97.85%
Number of salaries quoted 492 610 534
Farnborough median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,775 £24,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £62,275
Hampshire median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +6.25%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Farnborough

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Farnborough

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Farnborough

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in Farnborough

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Farnborough

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

Salary histogram for QA Tester in Farnborough

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

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 Farnborough region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) API Testing
3 2 (50.00%) SaaS
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Ruby
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) GitHub
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile App

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Farnborough 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (25.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) API Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft