The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South East region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 352 393 397
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 74 76 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.36% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.37% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 60 67 52
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,350 £25,000 £30,650
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,950 £42,250
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
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
16934 20356 20992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.98% 96.58% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 14151 17066 16412
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 28 September 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Sussex - 22 £31,500 -
Berkshire +30 21 £35,000 - 3
Surrey +19 10 £35,000 - 1
Hampshire +8 8 £40,000 +60.00%
Buckinghamshire +17 5 £35,000 -3.44% 1
West Sussex +5 3 £34,000 -9.33%
Oxfordshire -9 2 £20,000 -38.46% 1
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 South East region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 178 (100.00%) QA
2 113 (63.48%) Selenium
3 91 (51.12%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (42.70%) Regression Testing
5 59 (33.15%) Automated Testing
6 52 (29.21%) SQL
7 50 (28.09%) MySQL
7 50 (28.09%) ISTQB
8 49 (27.53%) ISEB
9 46 (25.84%) Test Automation
10 41 (23.03%) Scrum
11 40 (22.47%) Software Testing
12 39 (21.91%) JMeter
13 38 (21.35%) Manual Testing
13 38 (21.35%) Automation Testing
14 33 (18.54%) Degree
15 31 (17.42%) Java
16 30 (16.85%) Software Delivery
17 25 (14.04%) Test Scripting
17 25 (14.04%) JIRA
18 24 (13.48%) Linux
18 24 (13.48%) Web Testing
19 23 (12.92%) BDD
20 22 (12.36%) Functional Testing
20 22 (12.36%) Microsoft
20 22 (12.36%) TDD
21 21 (11.80%) C#
21 21 (11.80%) Jenkins
22 20 (11.24%) WebDriver
23 19 (10.67%) .NET

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (2.25%) Apache
1 4 (2.25%) IIS
2 3 (1.69%) Confluence
3 2 (1.12%) JBoss
3 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 15 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.93%) VoIP
2 5 (2.81%) HTTP
3 4 (2.25%) IMAP
3 4 (2.25%) NAS
3 4 (2.25%) SAN
3 4 (2.25%) SMTP
3 4 (2.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (28.09%) MySQL
2 9 (5.06%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 113 (63.48%) Selenium
2 39 (21.91%) JMeter
3 25 (14.04%) JIRA
4 21 (11.80%) Jenkins
5 20 (11.24%) WebDriver
6 11 (6.18%) Cucumber
6 11 (6.18%) Git (software)
7 9 (5.06%) Visual Studio
8 8 (4.49%) HP UFT
8 8 (4.49%) SoapUI
9 7 (3.93%) NeoLoad
10 6 (3.37%) NUnit
11 5 (2.81%) SpecFlow
12 4 (2.25%) AQtime
12 4 (2.25%) CircleCI
12 4 (2.25%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (2.25%) LoadRunner
12 4 (2.25%) MSTest
12 4 (2.25%) Protractor
12 4 (2.25%) WebLOAD
General
1 17 (9.55%) Finance
2 11 (6.18%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.37%) Banking
4 5 (2.81%) Marketing
5 4 (2.25%) Retail
6 3 (1.69%) Electronics
6 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.12%) Automotive
7 2 (1.12%) Games
7 2 (1.12%) Publishing
7 2 (1.12%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.67%) .NET
2 12 (6.74%) HTML
3 11 (6.18%) Web Services
4 8 (4.49%) Gherkin
4 8 (4.49%) XML
5 6 (3.37%) SOAP
6 4 (2.25%) CSS
6 4 (2.25%) MAPI
6 4 (2.25%) Node.js
6 4 (2.25%) React
6 4 (2.25%) REST
7 3 (1.69%) LAMP
8 2 (1.12%) J2EE
8 2 (1.12%) RESTful
9 1 (0.56%) Ajax
9 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.56%) Behat
9 1 (0.56%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.56%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.06%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.81%) PMI
4 4 (2.25%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.69%) Wiki
6 2 (1.12%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.56%) Fintech
7 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.48%) Linux
2 16 (8.99%) Windows
3 12 (6.74%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.25%) Unix
5 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (51.12%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (42.70%) Regression Testing
3 59 (33.15%) Automated Testing
4 46 (25.84%) Test Automation
5 41 (23.03%) Scrum
6 40 (22.47%) Software Testing
7 38 (21.35%) Automation Testing
7 38 (21.35%) Manual Testing
8 30 (16.85%) Software Delivery
9 25 (14.04%) Test Scripting
10 24 (13.48%) Web Testing
11 23 (12.92%) BDD
12 22 (12.36%) Functional Testing
12 22 (12.36%) TDD
13 18 (10.11%) QA Automation
14 15 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (7.87%) Integration Testing
15 14 (7.87%) Performance Testing
16 12 (6.74%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (5.62%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 52 (29.21%) SQL
2 31 (17.42%) Java
3 21 (11.80%) C#
4 15 (8.43%) JavaScript
5 13 (7.30%) PHP
6 10 (5.62%) Python
7 9 (5.06%) Perl
8 8 (4.49%) C++
9 7 (3.93%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.37%) Ruby
11 4 (2.25%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.12%) VC++
13 1 (0.56%) C
13 1 (0.56%) Groovy
13 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (28.09%) ISTQB
2 49 (27.53%) ISEB
3 33 (18.54%) Degree
4 5 (2.81%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (2.25%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.25%) VMware ESX
1 4 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.25%) Perfmon
2 2 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.56%) Grafana
3 1 (0.56%) Graphite
Vendors
1 22 (12.36%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.49%) Oracle
3 4 (2.25%) SAP
3 4 (2.25%) VMware
4 2 (1.12%) AppDynamics
4 2 (1.12%) HP
5 1 (0.56%) Dynatrace
5 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.56%) Splunk
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