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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 414 397 411
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 40 56 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 35 47 37
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £25,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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
20471 22682 21700
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.04% 94.69% 95.07%
Number of salaries quoted 16465 18087 17977
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
Berkshire +6 12 £36,500 +4.28%
Surrey -9 8 £46,250 -7.50%
Hampshire +6 5 £22,000 -37.14%
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £41,500 +59.61%
Oxfordshire +8 4 £30,000 -6.25% 1
East Sussex -13 4 £52,500 +110.00%
Kent +21 2 £30,000 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 84 (100.00%) QA
2 53 (63.10%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (47.62%) Selenium
4 25 (29.76%) ISEB
5 24 (28.57%) Degree
6 23 (27.38%) Automated Testing
7 22 (26.19%) ISTQB
7 22 (26.19%) Manual Testing
7 22 (26.19%) C#
7 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
8 21 (25.00%) HTML
9 20 (23.81%) SQL
10 19 (22.62%) Automation Testing
11 18 (21.43%) Java
11 18 (21.43%) Test Automation
12 16 (19.05%) XML
12 16 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (16.67%) Windows
14 14 (16.67%) Microsoft
15 13 (15.48%) .NET
15 13 (15.48%) QuickTest Pro
15 13 (15.48%) Test Strategy
16 12 (14.29%) Waterfall
16 12 (14.29%) Computer Science
16 12 (14.29%) Software Testing
16 12 (14.29%) jQuery
16 12 (14.29%) System Testing
16 12 (14.29%) C++
17 11 (13.10%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.19%) ColdFusion
1 1 (1.19%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) VoIP
2 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 40 (47.62%) Selenium
2 13 (15.48%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (13.10%) WebDriver
4 10 (11.90%) JIRA
5 9 (10.71%) FitNesse
5 9 (10.71%) WatiN
6 8 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (9.52%) InstallShield
7 7 (8.33%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.57%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.57%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.38%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.19%) Firebug
10 1 (1.19%) Fiddler
10 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.19%) Toad
10 1 (1.19%) TestDirector
10 1 (1.19%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (7.14%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Games
2 4 (4.76%) Retail
3 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.19%) Electronics
4 1 (1.19%) Automotive
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Marketing
4 1 (1.19%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.00%) HTML
2 16 (19.05%) XML
3 13 (15.48%) .NET
4 12 (14.29%) jQuery
5 11 (13.10%) CSS
6 5 (5.95%) SOAP
7 4 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (3.57%) Gherkin
9 2 (2.38%) Web Services
9 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.38%) LAMP
9 2 (2.38%) WinForms
10 1 (1.19%) Ajax
10 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (1.19%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.76%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.19%) Open Source
5 1 (1.19%) iDTV
5 1 (1.19%) DTV
5 1 (1.19%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.67%) Windows
2 11 (13.10%) UNIX
3 8 (9.52%) Solaris
4 5 (5.95%) Linux
5 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (63.10%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.38%) Automated Testing
3 22 (26.19%) Manual Testing
4 19 (22.62%) Automation Testing
5 18 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 15 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (15.48%) Test Strategy
8 12 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 12 (14.29%) System Testing
8 12 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 11 (13.10%) Scrum
10 9 (10.71%) Software Engineering
10 9 (10.71%) Performance Testing
10 9 (10.71%) Test Scripting
11 8 (9.52%) Integration Testing
11 8 (9.52%) Time Management
11 8 (9.52%) Project Planning
12 6 (7.14%) Mentoring
13 5 (5.95%) TDD
13 5 (5.95%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.19%) C#
1 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
2 20 (23.81%) SQL
3 18 (21.43%) Java
4 12 (14.29%) C++
5 9 (10.71%) Python
5 9 (10.71%) Ruby
6 8 (9.52%) Perl
7 5 (5.95%) PHP
8 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.19%) VC++
Qualifications
1 25 (29.76%) ISEB
2 24 (28.57%) Degree
3 22 (26.19%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.52%) Red Hat
3 6 (7.14%) Oracle
4 5 (5.95%) HP
5 2 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (1.19%) Atlassian
Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £18k - 24k per year + Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago