The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 487 515 537
Rank change year-on-year +28 +22  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 126 123 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.34% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 104 122 127
Median salary £47,500 £46,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% -  

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 34928 37857 42985
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.93% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 28337 32945 36330
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
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 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 26 June 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 26 June 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
City of London +30 11 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Chiswick - 9 £52,500 -
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 264 (100.00%) QA
2 231 (87.50%) Test Automation
3 203 (76.89%) Agile Software Development
4 173 (65.53%) Selenium
5 107 (40.53%) Java
6 95 (35.98%) Cucumber
7 82 (31.06%) WebDriver
8 79 (29.92%) BDD
9 75 (28.41%) QA Automation
10 70 (26.52%) SQL
11 67 (25.38%) Finance
12 64 (24.24%) Scrum
13 58 (21.97%) E-Commerce
14 57 (21.59%) Ruby
15 51 (19.32%) TDD
15 51 (19.32%) Python
15 51 (19.32%) Manual Testing
16 50 (18.94%) JIRA
17 49 (18.56%) Unix
18 48 (18.18%) Test Scripting
19 46 (17.42%) C#
19 46 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
20 45 (17.05%) Linux
21 40 (15.15%) Performance Testing
22 36 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
23 35 (13.26%) Calabash
23 35 (13.26%) SoapUI
23 35 (13.26%) JUnit
24 33 (12.50%) Banking
25 32 (12.12%) 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 8 (3.03%) CMS
2 6 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (1.52%) Confluence
4 2 (0.76%) IIS
5 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.95%) SaaS
2 9 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.03%) GitHub
4 4 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.27%) Internet
2 3 (1.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.36%) Big Data
2 24 (9.09%) MySQL
3 15 (5.68%) Apache Cassandra
3 15 (5.68%) HBase
3 15 (5.68%) NoSQL
4 14 (5.30%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.65%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.14%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.14%) Power BI
7 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.38%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 173 (65.53%) Selenium
2 95 (35.98%) Cucumber
3 82 (31.06%) WebDriver
4 50 (18.94%) JIRA
5 35 (13.26%) Calabash
5 35 (13.26%) JUnit
5 35 (13.26%) SoapUI
6 32 (12.12%) Appium
7 29 (10.98%) Jenkins
8 28 (10.61%) JMeter
9 23 (8.71%) HP UFT
10 19 (7.20%) Git (software)
11 17 (6.44%) SpecFlow
12 15 (5.68%) Hamcrest
12 15 (5.68%) jMock
13 13 (4.92%) TestComplete
14 12 (4.55%) Hudson
15 11 (4.17%) FitNesse
16 9 (3.41%) TestRail
16 9 (3.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 67 (25.38%) Finance
2 33 (12.50%) Banking
3 23 (8.71%) Investment Banking
4 19 (7.20%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.79%) Retail
6 8 (3.03%) Games
7 7 (2.65%) Publishing
8 3 (1.14%) Italian Language
8 3 (1.14%) Legal
9 2 (0.76%) Law
10 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.12%) Web Services
2 26 (9.85%) REST
3 24 (9.09%) RESTful
4 20 (7.58%) Gherkin
5 18 (6.82%) .NET
5 18 (6.82%) SOAP
6 17 (6.44%) XML
7 11 (4.17%) React
7 11 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
8 9 (3.41%) JSON
9 7 (2.65%) AngularJS
9 7 (2.65%) HTML
10 6 (2.27%) CSS
11 3 (1.14%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.14%) Node.js
12 2 (0.76%) Mason
12 2 (0.76%) Middleware
12 2 (0.76%) Polymer
13 1 (0.38%) J2EE
13 1 (0.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.98%) Fintech
2 20 (7.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (7.20%) Equities
3 19 (7.20%) Fixed Income
4 17 (6.44%) Client/Server
5 12 (4.55%) Mobile App
6 11 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.41%) Mobile Payment
8 8 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.89%) User Experience
10 3 (1.14%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.14%) iPhone
11 2 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.76%) iPad
11 2 (0.76%) Replication
11 2 (0.76%) Social Media
11 2 (0.76%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.38%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 49 (18.56%) Unix
2 45 (17.05%) Linux
3 25 (9.47%) Apple iOS
4 21 (7.95%) Android
5 13 (4.92%) Windows
6 4 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 203 (76.89%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (29.92%) BDD
4 75 (28.41%) QA Automation
5 64 (24.24%) Scrum
6 58 (21.97%) E-Commerce
7 51 (19.32%) Manual Testing
7 51 (19.32%) TDD
8 48 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 46 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (15.15%) Performance Testing
11 36 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
12 31 (11.74%) Kanban
13 29 (10.98%) Unit Testing
14 27 (10.23%) Software Testing
15 26 (9.85%) OO
16 23 (8.71%) API Testing
17 22 (8.33%) Regression Testing
17 22 (8.33%) User Stories
18 21 (7.95%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 107 (40.53%) Java
2 70 (26.52%) SQL
3 57 (21.59%) Ruby
4 51 (19.32%) Python
5 46 (17.42%) C#
6 31 (11.74%) JavaScript
7 22 (8.33%) Groovy
8 8 (3.03%) PHP
9 5 (1.89%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.89%) VBScript
10 3 (1.14%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.76%) C++
11 2 (0.76%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.38%) RPG
12 1 (0.38%) Scala
12 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (5.30%) ISEB
2 13 (4.92%) ISTQB
3 7 (2.65%) Degree
4 4 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.52%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (1.14%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.38%) Nagios
1 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.38%) Puppet
1 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (6.44%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.30%) Oracle
3 13 (4.92%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.27%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.89%) TOWER Software
6 2 (0.76%) Borland
6 2 (0.76%) Google
6 2 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.76%) Tableau
7 1 (0.38%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.38%) Foundry
7 1 (0.38%) HP
7 1 (0.38%) IBM
7 1 (0.38%) New Relic
7 1 (0.38%) Splunk
London
The Workshop Technologies Ltd
Salary: £negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - 65,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 55k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Client Server
Salary: £35,000 to £40,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Energon Global
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago