The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 3 months to 22 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 73 74
Rank change year-on-year +15 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.28% 0.33% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.35% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Median salary £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
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 Tyne and Wear. 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
Tyne and Wear
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 342 574 498
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 97.44% 95.35% 94.14%
Number of salaries quoted 303 519 421
Median salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.94% +2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Tyne and Wear

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in Tyne and Wear

QA Tester
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 22 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +18 1 £30,000 - 1
QA Tester
North East

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 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 Tyne and Wear region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) 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%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) WCAG
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) C#

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) RSpec
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
1 1 (50.00%) Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) WCAG
Newcastle upon Tyne
Pearson Frank
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago