The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £36,000 in advertised job vacancies in Nottingham during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
Rank 77 88 102
Rank change year-on-year +11 +14  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 0.36% 0.41% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.42% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 2
Median salary £36,000 £33,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.46% -2.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,200 £29,150 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £49,200 £34,700 £40,100
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 Nottingham. 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
Nottingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 819 947 1106
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 98.20% 96.93% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 686 707 848
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 Nottingham

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Nottingham

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Nottingham

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in Nottingham

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Nottingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in Nottingham over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in Nottingham

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 26 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 Nottingham region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (50.00%) Calabash
3 2 (50.00%) Appium
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham 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 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (50.00%) Appium
3 2 (50.00%) Calabash
3 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft