The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 54 59 62
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.26% 0.99% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 1.02% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 1
Median salary £40,000 £30,000 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +27.65%  
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 Newcastle upon Tyne. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 371 391 447
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 95.62% 97.02% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 340 348 373
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £61,215 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne that featured QA Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Newcastle upon Tyne

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in Newcastle upon Tyne

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 23 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) WCAG
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
2 1 (50.00%) RSpec
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) RSpec
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (50.00%) Games
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) WCAG