IT Quality and Testing Professionals

It quality and testing professionals test the quality of IT software, systems and computer games and identify and recommend solutions to problems and improvements that could be made.


New workers

New workers start around £22,338. Normal pay is £39,698 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £65,813.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 36,751 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Makes recommendations concerning software/system quality.

  • Develops quality standards and validation techniques.

  • Develops, implements and documents test plans for IT software, systems and computer games.

  • Undertakes the testing of software, systems or computer games for errors, identifies source of problems and proposes solutions.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Test Automation

  • Automation

  • Agile Methodology

  • Software Testing

  • Test Planning

  • Selenium (Software)

  • JIRA

  • SQL (Programming Language)

  • Test Management

  • Application Programming Interface (API)

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Safety Assurance

  • Quality Assurance

  • Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Detail Oriented

  • Planning

  • Leadership

  • Customer Service

  • Mentorship

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.