The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 403 403 412
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 43 34 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 38 34 36
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -27.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £16,800 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £44,250 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
QA Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20750 20038 21750
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.58% 95.01% 95.34%
Number of salaries quoted 16279 16594 18612
Average salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.46% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

QA Tester
Salary Trend in the South East

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

QA Tester Salary Trend in the South East

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in the South East

QA Tester
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Sussex -9 18 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Surrey -9 10 £32,250 +89.70% 2
Berkshire 0 8 £37,500 -20.21%
Hampshire -13 4 £26,500 -7.01% 3
Buckinghamshire - 3 £27,500 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East region that cited QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Tester in their job title.

1 107 (100.00%) QA
2 69 (64.49%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (56.07%) Selenium
4 57 (53.27%) SQL
5 42 (39.25%) .NET
6 39 (36.45%) Degree
7 38 (35.51%) Manual Testing
8 37 (34.58%) Finance
8 37 (34.58%) Java
8 37 (34.58%) C#
9 35 (32.71%) Software Testing
10 34 (31.78%) Test Automation
11 31 (28.97%) Automated Testing
12 29 (27.10%) C++
13 28 (26.17%) Computer Science
14 27 (25.23%) Mathematics
15 24 (22.43%) SQL Server
16 23 (21.50%) ISEB
17 22 (20.56%) JavaScript
18 21 (19.63%) PHP
19 19 (17.76%) Microsoft
20 18 (16.82%) Regression Testing
20 18 (16.82%) JIRA
20 18 (16.82%) HP Quality Center
20 18 (16.82%) Cucumber
20 18 (16.82%) Test Strategy
21 17 (15.89%) WebDriver
22 16 (14.95%) Test Scripting
22 16 (14.95%) HTML
23 15 (14.02%) Performance Testing

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East region that cited QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (8.41%) Apache
2 7 (6.54%) ColdFusion
2 7 (6.54%) CMS
3 4 (3.74%) IIS
3 4 (3.74%) Drupal
4 2 (1.87%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (8.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.87%) Internet
2 1 (0.93%) Firewall
2 1 (0.93%) IPsec
2 1 (0.93%) VPN
2 1 (0.93%) SMTP
2 1 (0.93%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.54%) MySQL
3 3 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.93%) Big Data
4 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 60 (56.07%) Selenium
2 18 (16.82%) JIRA
2 18 (16.82%) Cucumber
3 17 (15.89%) WebDriver
4 14 (13.08%) WinRunner
5 12 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (10.28%) Visual Studio
7 10 (9.35%) NUnit
7 10 (9.35%) Rhino Mocks
8 9 (8.41%) Git (software)
9 7 (6.54%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (4.67%) SpecFlow
10 5 (4.67%) PHPUnit
11 4 (3.74%) Jenkins
11 4 (3.74%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.87%) TestNG
12 2 (1.87%) JUnit
12 2 (1.87%) JMeter
12 2 (1.87%) TestDirector
12 2 (1.87%) Hudson
General
1 37 (34.58%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Retail
3 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.87%) Electronics
4 2 (1.87%) Billing
4 2 (1.87%) Marketing
4 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.87%) Advertising
4 2 (1.87%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (39.25%) .NET
2 16 (14.95%) HTML
3 14 (13.08%) XML
4 12 (11.21%) CSS
5 10 (9.35%) HTML5
5 10 (9.35%) CSS3
6 4 (3.74%) SOAP
6 4 (3.74%) LAMP
7 3 (2.80%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.87%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.87%) JSON
8 2 (1.87%) XSLT
8 2 (1.87%) Middleware
9 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (26.17%) Computer Science
2 27 (25.23%) Mathematics
3 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.74%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.87%) NHS
5 2 (1.87%) DTV
5 2 (1.87%) Social Media
5 2 (1.87%) iPad
6 1 (0.93%) iPhone
6 1 (0.93%) Spread Betting
6 1 (0.93%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.48%) Windows
2 5 (4.67%) UNIX
3 2 (1.87%) Windows 8
3 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.87%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.87%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.93%) Android
4 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (64.49%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (35.51%) Manual Testing
3 35 (32.71%) Software Testing
4 34 (31.78%) Test Automation
5 31 (28.97%) Automated Testing
6 18 (16.82%) Regression Testing
6 18 (16.82%) Test Strategy
7 16 (14.95%) Test Scripting
8 15 (14.02%) Performance Testing
9 14 (13.08%) Automation Testing
10 13 (12.15%) OO
11 12 (11.21%) Validation
12 11 (10.28%) Code Coverage
12 11 (10.28%) Unit Testing
12 11 (10.28%) Software Engineering
12 11 (10.28%) User Stories
12 11 (10.28%) Financial Modelling
13 10 (9.35%) Integration Testing
13 10 (9.35%) Workflow Management
13 10 (9.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 57 (53.27%) SQL
2 37 (34.58%) C#
2 37 (34.58%) Java
3 29 (27.10%) C++
4 22 (20.56%) JavaScript
5 21 (19.63%) PHP
6 10 (9.35%) Ruby
7 4 (3.74%) VBScript
7 4 (3.74%) Delphi
8 3 (2.80%) Perl
8 3 (2.80%) Python
9 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.93%) XPath
10 1 (0.93%) C
10 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (36.45%) Degree
2 23 (21.50%) ISEB
3 15 (14.02%) ISTQB
4 11 (10.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (16.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.87%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (17.76%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.67%) HP
3 2 (1.87%) SAP
3 2 (1.87%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.93%) Apple
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