IT is still considered one of the most profitable industries in Ukraine. DOU continue to monitor the development of the industry and the rewards for working in it. This time, the study concerned workers in the QA field, where this year a slight decrease in the median salary of -$100 (to $2,000/month) was recorded. 2502 specialists took part in the survey.
In Automation QA and General QA, compensation continued to increase to $3,215 and $2,800, but for Manual QA, it fell to $1,500. Also, the level of salaries of qualified specialists at the level of tech leaders and managers decreased by $300 ($4300) and $500 ($4000), while from interns to seniors – increased ($75 intern, +$50 for junior, +$38 for middle, +$100 for senior). As always, experience played a role, where on average specialists with 6 years of experience can overcome the $3000 mark, and the difference in remuneration between an intern and a head is almost an order of magnitude ($475 vs $4700).
96% of respondents have a permanent job, and 79% did not experience any changes in their work due to the war. But for 29% of interns, the number of projects decreased, and 17% lost their jobs. Also, because of the war, only 36% stayed at home after the start of active hostilities. 12% of QA specialists were abroad.
Currently, testers earn the most in Kyiv, where the median was $2,400. Uzhhorod, Lviv, and Rivne are catching up with $2289, $2200, and $2130. $2000 is received in Dnipro, Ivano-Frankivsk, Odesa, Chernivtsi, and Sumy.
Among the respondents, 66% were men and 34% were women. The level of paid testers is higher than female testers. In Manual QA it is $1600 vs $1500, while in Automation QA it is $3363 vs $2900. This is associated with positions, because among tech leaders and above, most of the cases are men.