Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 309 296
Rank change year-on-year +33 -13 +79
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 23 22 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.24% 0.20% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.21% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 18 20 76
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £31,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.03% -11.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,325 £31,250
90th Percentile £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. 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
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 9,363 10,501 12,174
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.67% 97.72% 97.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7,935 8,871 10,036
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

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
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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
North Yorkshire +27 8 £40,000 +29.03%
West Yorkshire -6 7 £37,500 +15.38% 1
South Yorkshire +15 2 £43,750 +34.62%
East Yorkshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 23 (100.00%) QA
2 18 (78.26%) Test Automation
3 14 (60.87%) Selenium
4 12 (52.17%) Manual Testing
5 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (39.13%) ISEB
7 7 (30.43%) Regression Testing
7 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
7 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
8 5 (21.74%) Web Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
8 5 (21.74%) Ruby
8 5 (21.74%) SQL
8 5 (21.74%) C#
8 5 (21.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (21.74%) SDLC
9 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
9 4 (17.39%) Coaching
9 4 (17.39%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
9 4 (17.39%) Capita
9 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
9 4 (17.39%) Twitter
9 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
10 3 (13.04%) BDD
10 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
10 3 (13.04%) Google
10 3 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (13.04%) JIRA

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Selenium
2 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.04%) JIRA
3 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.70%) JMeter
4 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
4 2 (8.70%) LoadUI
4 2 (8.70%) MSTest
4 2 (8.70%) NeoLoad
4 2 (8.70%) NUnit
4 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
4 2 (8.70%) TestComplete
4 2 (8.70%) WebLOAD
5 1 (4.35%) CasperJS
5 1 (4.35%) Concordion
5 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
5 1 (4.35%) JBehave
5 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.35%) JUnit
5 1 (4.35%) TestNG
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Flex
2 1 (4.35%) Behat
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) RESTful
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Driving Licence
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Test Automation
2 12 (52.17%) Manual Testing
3 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (30.43%) Regression Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
4 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) SDLC
5 5 (21.74%) Web Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Coaching
6 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
6 4 (17.39%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
7 3 (13.04%) BDD
7 3 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Refactoring
8 2 (8.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) C#
1 5 (21.74%) Ruby
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) ISEB
2 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Capita
1 4 (17.39%) Twitter
2 3 (13.04%) Google
2 3 (13.04%) JDA
3 2 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Atlassian