Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 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
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 639 564 625
Rank change year-on-year -75 +61 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 199 297 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.39% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.41% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 173 269 285
London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £71,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70810 72756 85612
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 95.96% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 55762 62800 72698
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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
West London -17 22 £57,500 - 1
Central London -7 21 £47,500 +8.57% 6
North London +9 1 £26,000 -52.73%
South London +3 1 - -
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 199 (100.00%) QA
2 177 (88.94%) Test Automation
3 142 (71.36%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (51.26%) Selenium
5 80 (40.20%) Finance
6 75 (37.69%) Java
7 64 (32.16%) Cucumber
8 62 (31.16%) Scrum
9 59 (29.65%) BDD
10 51 (25.63%) WebDriver
11 42 (21.11%) JIRA
12 39 (19.60%) SQL
13 36 (18.09%) C#
13 36 (18.09%) Python
14 33 (16.58%) Kanban
14 33 (16.58%) QA Automation
15 32 (16.08%) Acceptance Criteria
16 31 (15.58%) Integration Testing
16 31 (15.58%) API Testing
17 29 (14.57%) Continuous Delivery
18 28 (14.07%) Fintech
18 28 (14.07%) Jenkins
18 28 (14.07%) Software Testing
18 28 (14.07%) Unix
19 26 (13.07%) TDD
19 26 (13.07%) Manual Testing
20 25 (12.56%) Test Scripting
20 25 (12.56%) Ruby
20 25 (12.56%) JavaScript
20 25 (12.56%) Functional Testing

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 12 (6.03%) Confluence
2 11 (5.53%) CMS
3 4 (2.01%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.01%) IIS
5 1 (0.50%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.02%) SaaS
3 3 (1.51%) GitHub
3 3 (1.51%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.50%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.50%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (1.51%) Internet
3 2 (1.01%) HTTP
4 1 (0.50%) Intranet
4 1 (0.50%) RTP
4 1 (0.50%) VoIP
4 1 (0.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.54%) Relational Database
2 8 (4.02%) MySQL
3 6 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.51%) Big Data
4 5 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.51%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.01%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.01%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.51%) Blockchain
6 3 (1.51%) HBase
7 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 102 (51.26%) Selenium
2 64 (32.16%) Cucumber
3 51 (25.63%) WebDriver
4 42 (21.11%) JIRA
5 28 (14.07%) Jenkins
6 23 (11.56%) Appium
7 19 (9.55%) Git (software)
8 18 (9.05%) SoapUI
9 17 (8.54%) JMeter
10 16 (8.04%) JUnit
11 15 (7.54%) SpecFlow
12 14 (7.04%) Protractor
13 10 (5.03%) HP UFT
14 9 (4.52%) TestNG
15 8 (4.02%) Calabash
15 8 (4.02%) Geb
16 7 (3.52%) JBehave
16 7 (3.52%) TestRail
17 6 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (3.02%) TeamCity
General
1 80 (40.20%) Finance
2 24 (12.06%) Retail
3 23 (11.56%) Banking
4 11 (5.53%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.02%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.51%) Marketing
7 4 (2.01%) Advertising
7 4 (2.01%) Games
7 4 (2.01%) Legal
8 2 (1.01%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.01%) Retail Finance
9 1 (0.50%) Front Office
9 1 (0.50%) Law
9 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.55%) Web Services
2 16 (8.04%) Gherkin
2 16 (8.04%) REST
2 16 (8.04%) SOAP
3 14 (7.04%) .NET
4 12 (6.03%) RESTful
5 11 (5.53%) HTML
6 10 (5.03%) AngularJS
6 10 (5.03%) CSS
6 10 (5.03%) JSON
7 9 (4.52%) XML
8 5 (2.51%) Behat
8 5 (2.51%) pytest
9 4 (2.01%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 3 (1.51%) HTML5
11 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.01%) React
12 1 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
12 1 (0.50%) Polymer
12 1 (0.50%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.07%) Fintech
2 17 (8.54%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.03%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.03%) Mobile App
6 8 (4.02%) Equities
6 8 (4.02%) Fixed Income
6 8 (4.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.51%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.51%) User Experience
8 2 (1.01%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (1.01%) Derivative
8 2 (1.01%) iPad
8 2 (1.01%) Social Media
8 2 (1.01%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.50%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.07%) Unix
2 22 (11.06%) Linux
3 11 (5.53%) Windows
4 8 (4.02%) Android
5 7 (3.52%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (88.94%) Test Automation
2 142 (71.36%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (31.16%) Scrum
4 59 (29.65%) BDD
5 33 (16.58%) Kanban
5 33 (16.58%) QA Automation
6 32 (16.08%) Acceptance Criteria
7 31 (15.58%) API Testing
7 31 (15.58%) Integration Testing
8 29 (14.57%) Continuous Delivery
9 28 (14.07%) Software Testing
10 26 (13.07%) Manual Testing
10 26 (13.07%) TDD
11 25 (12.56%) Functional Testing
11 25 (12.56%) Test Scripting
12 24 (12.06%) Regression Testing
13 22 (11.06%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (10.55%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (10.55%) Test Strategy
15 20 (10.05%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 75 (37.69%) Java
2 39 (19.60%) SQL
3 36 (18.09%) C#
3 36 (18.09%) Python
4 25 (12.56%) JavaScript
4 25 (12.56%) Ruby
5 22 (11.06%) Groovy
6 8 (4.02%) PHP
7 6 (3.02%) C++
8 2 (1.01%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.01%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.50%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.50%) C
9 1 (0.50%) Perl
9 1 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (7.04%) Degree
2 9 (4.52%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.51%) ISEB
4 4 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.01%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.50%) MCSD
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (4.02%) ISO 20022
2 8 (4.02%) ISO 8583
3 3 (1.51%) MiFID
4 1 (0.50%) IFRS
System Software
1 4 (2.01%) Xen
2 1 (0.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (3.52%) Atlassian
1 7 (3.52%) Oracle
2 4 (2.01%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (2.01%) Sitecore
3 2 (1.01%) BEA
3 2 (1.01%) HP
4 1 (0.50%) Google
4 1 (0.50%) Perfecto Mobile
4 1 (0.50%) Tableau
4 1 (0.50%) VMware