The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 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
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 447 493 557
Rank change year-on-year +46 +64  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 142 161 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.42% 0.38% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.40% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 121 157 94
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
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 London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 32367 40743 40862
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.74% 96.12% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 27379 35161 34358
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in London

QA Tester
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in London

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in London

QA Tester
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 29 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
Chiswick - 10 £52,500 -
City of London +42 9 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Hammersmith - 4 £47,500 -
Ealing +16 2 £57,500 +4.54%
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 282 (100.00%) QA
2 217 (76.95%) Selenium
3 214 (75.89%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (49.65%) Java
5 116 (41.13%) Cucumber
6 114 (40.43%) BDD
7 104 (36.88%) Test Automation
8 100 (35.46%) WebDriver
9 91 (32.27%) QA Automation
10 74 (26.24%) Ruby
10 74 (26.24%) TDD
11 72 (25.53%) Python
12 70 (24.82%) Automation Testing
13 69 (24.47%) Automated Testing
14 68 (24.11%) Continuous Integration
15 66 (23.40%) Scrum
15 66 (23.40%) SQL
16 65 (23.05%) Unix
17 62 (21.99%) C#
17 62 (21.99%) Manual Testing
18 61 (21.63%) Finance
19 55 (19.50%) Linux
19 55 (19.50%) E-Commerce
20 54 (19.15%) JUnit
21 49 (17.38%) SoapUI
22 42 (14.89%) Kanban
22 42 (14.89%) Test Scripting
23 40 (14.18%) JMeter
24 39 (13.83%) JavaScript
24 39 (13.83%) Web Services

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 7 (2.48%) CMS
2 6 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (2.13%) Umbraco
3 3 (1.06%) Confluence
3 3 (1.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (2.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.06%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.22%) SaaS
2 7 (2.48%) GitHub
3 5 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.35%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.90%) Internet
2 9 (3.19%) HTTP
3 1 (0.35%) Multicast
3 1 (0.35%) RTSP
3 1 (0.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.99%) Big Data
2 24 (8.51%) Relational Database
3 22 (7.80%) MySQL
4 21 (7.45%) Apache Cassandra
4 21 (7.45%) HBase
4 21 (7.45%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.84%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.06%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.06%) Power BI
7 1 (0.35%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 217 (76.95%) Selenium
2 116 (41.13%) Cucumber
3 100 (35.46%) WebDriver
4 54 (19.15%) JUnit
5 49 (17.38%) SoapUI
6 40 (14.18%) JMeter
7 37 (13.12%) Jenkins
8 27 (9.57%) Appium
8 27 (9.57%) Calabash
8 27 (9.57%) JIRA
8 27 (9.57%) SpecFlow
9 23 (8.16%) Git (software)
10 21 (7.45%) Hamcrest
10 21 (7.45%) jMock
11 18 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (5.67%) FitNesse
12 16 (5.67%) Hudson
13 15 (5.32%) HP UFT
13 15 (5.32%) Maven
14 10 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 61 (21.63%) Finance
2 21 (7.45%) Banking
3 19 (6.74%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.90%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.55%) Games
6 7 (2.48%) Publishing
7 5 (1.77%) Retail
8 3 (1.06%) Marketing
9 2 (0.71%) Law
10 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.35%) Legal
10 1 (0.35%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (13.83%) Web Services
2 34 (12.06%) REST
3 26 (9.22%) SOAP
4 23 (8.16%) HTML
4 23 (8.16%) XML
5 21 (7.45%) RESTful
6 19 (6.74%) Ruby on Rails
7 18 (6.38%) Gherkin
8 8 (2.84%) .NET
8 8 (2.84%) CSS
9 6 (2.13%) HTML5
10 5 (1.77%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.06%) Middleware
11 3 (1.06%) React
12 2 (0.71%) JSON
12 2 (0.71%) Node.js
12 2 (0.71%) Swagger
13 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 1 (0.35%) Mason
13 1 (0.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.48%) Fintech
2 23 (8.16%) Mobile Payment
3 11 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.90%) Client/Server
4 10 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.55%) Equities
4 10 (3.55%) Fixed Income
4 10 (3.55%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.42%) Arduino
7 4 (1.42%) Raspberry Pi
8 3 (1.06%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.06%) User Experience
9 2 (0.71%) Social Media
9 2 (0.71%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.35%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.35%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.35%) Online Games
10 1 (0.35%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 65 (23.05%) Unix
2 55 (19.50%) Linux
3 25 (8.87%) Apple iOS
3 25 (8.87%) Windows
4 24 (8.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (75.89%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (40.43%) BDD
3 104 (36.88%) Test Automation
4 91 (32.27%) QA Automation
5 74 (26.24%) TDD
6 70 (24.82%) Automation Testing
7 69 (24.47%) Automated Testing
8 68 (24.11%) Continuous Integration
9 66 (23.40%) Scrum
10 62 (21.99%) Manual Testing
11 55 (19.50%) E-Commerce
12 42 (14.89%) Kanban
12 42 (14.89%) Test Scripting
13 37 (13.12%) Unit Testing
14 36 (12.77%) Software Testing
15 33 (11.70%) Performance Testing
16 32 (11.35%) Continuous Delivery
16 32 (11.35%) Security Testing
17 31 (10.99%) Regression Testing
18 24 (8.51%) OO
Programming Languages
1 140 (49.65%) Java
2 74 (26.24%) Ruby
3 72 (25.53%) Python
4 66 (23.40%) SQL
5 62 (21.99%) C#
6 39 (13.83%) JavaScript
7 23 (8.16%) Groovy
8 15 (5.32%) Bash Shell
9 11 (3.90%) PHP
10 9 (3.19%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.48%) C++
11 7 (2.48%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.77%) VBScript
13 1 (0.35%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.35%) Go
13 1 (0.35%) Perl
13 1 (0.35%) RPG
13 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 36 (12.77%) ISEB
2 18 (6.38%) ISTQB
3 14 (4.96%) Degree
4 4 (1.42%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (100.00%) QA
2 15 (5.32%) SDET
3 3 (1.06%) SEPA
4 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.71%) Puppet
3 1 (0.35%) Nagios
3 1 (0.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (4.61%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.55%) TOWER Software
3 6 (2.13%) Oracle
3 6 (2.13%) Sitecore
4 2 (0.71%) HP
4 2 (0.71%) Tableau
5 1 (0.35%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.35%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.35%) Foundry
5 1 (0.35%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.35%) IBM
5 1 (0.35%) New Relic
5 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.35%) Splunk
5 1 (0.35%) Sybase
London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 46 minutes ago
West London
Energon People
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bens and Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: full benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
North London
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus ,shares,Pension,health
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago