The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £34,500 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 3 months to 26 April 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 / Yorkshire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 239 240
Rank change year-on-year +12 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 11 22 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.20% 0.35% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.36% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8 22 18
Median salary £34,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.42% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,300 £32,600 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £34,000
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 Yorkshire. 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
Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5285 6161 7098
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 97.74% 97.47% 98.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4603 5114 5695
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
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 Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Yorkshire

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in Yorkshire

QA Tester
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
West Yorkshire +3 8 £35,000 -
North Yorkshire +18 3 - -
East Yorkshire -7 1 - -
QA Tester
England

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

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

1 25 (100.00%) QA
2 17 (68.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (48.00%) Functional Testing
5 8 (32.00%) Test Strategy
5 8 (32.00%) Selenium
6 6 (24.00%) BDD
7 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Ruby
7 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.00%) TDD
7 5 (20.00%) Finance
7 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 4 (16.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Legal
8 4 (16.00%) Advertising
8 4 (16.00%) HTML
8 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
8 4 (16.00%) Windows
8 4 (16.00%) Python
8 4 (16.00%) Eclipse
8 4 (16.00%) HTTP
8 4 (16.00%) CSS
8 4 (16.00%) XML
8 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Business Development
8 4 (16.00%) JSON
8 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
8 4 (16.00%) V-Model
8 4 (16.00%) Driving Licence

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (16.00%) Eclipse
3 4 (16.00%) MSTest
3 4 (16.00%) RSpec
3 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Advertising
2 4 (16.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) CSS
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
1 4 (16.00%) JSON
1 4 (16.00%) XML
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Test Scripting
2 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (48.00%) Functional Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Test Strategy
5 6 (24.00%) BDD
6 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (20.00%) TDD
7 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Business Development
7 4 (16.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Manual Testing
7 4 (16.00%) V-Model
7 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Scrum
8 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Data Validation
9 2 (8.00%) ITIL
9 2 (8.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Ruby
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
1 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft