Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £33,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 23 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 > North East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 115 114
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.072% 0.20% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.21% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 8
North East median annual salary £33,500 £27,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.94% -16.15% -13.33%
10th Percentile £31,750 £22,175 £25,775
90th Percentile £35,250 £33,725 £36,500
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 the North East. 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
North East
Permanent vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1352 1439 1501
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 94.61% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1166 1229 1298
North East median annual salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in the North East

QA Tester
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in the North East

QA Tester
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the North East region over the 6 months to 23 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
Durham -16 1 £33,500 +22.94%
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) Service Design
1 1 (100.00%) Acceptance Criteria

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Service Design
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA