The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Farnborough during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Farnborough 0.31% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Median salary £52,500 - -
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 Farnborough. 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
Farnborough
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 311 355 212
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Farnborough 97.49% 98.61% 98.15%
Number of salaries quoted 250 303 185
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -9.41%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Farnborough

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

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 Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Farnborough

For the 6 months to 30 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 Farnborough region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SaaS
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) SDET
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) C#

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 (66.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Exploratory Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) SDET