The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 402 411 391
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 46 28 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.13% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 45 28 46
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,350 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £38,250 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Job Titles Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21332 20818 22073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.81% 94.99% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 17016 17146 18867
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
QA Tester
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Surrey - 13 £42,500 - 1
Berkshire +2 8 £37,500 +8.69%
Oxfordshire +14 7 £37,500 +25.00% 1
West Sussex -2 7 £32,500 +13.04%
East Sussex -30 4 £35,000 +16.66%
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £27,500 -3.50%
Hampshire -13 3 £25,000 -25.37% 1
Kent -10 1 - -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 102 (100.00%) QA
2 59 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (52.94%) SQL
3 54 (52.94%) .NET
4 51 (50.00%) Selenium
5 50 (49.02%) Java
6 49 (48.04%) Degree
7 45 (44.12%) Test Automation
8 44 (43.14%) C++
9 43 (42.16%) C#
10 41 (40.20%) Software Testing
11 40 (39.22%) Computer Science
12 39 (38.24%) Mathematics
12 39 (38.24%) Finance
13 29 (28.43%) Test Strategy
14 26 (25.49%) Automated Testing
15 25 (24.51%) SQL Server
16 23 (22.55%) Manual Testing
17 22 (21.57%) OO
18 21 (20.59%) ISEB
19 20 (19.61%) Microsoft
20 18 (17.65%) PHP
21 17 (16.67%) JavaScript
21 17 (16.67%) WinRunner
22 16 (15.69%) ISTQB
22 16 (15.69%) HP Quality Center
23 15 (14.71%) HTML
24 14 (13.73%) Regression Testing
24 14 (13.73%) Performance Testing
25 13 (12.75%) User Stories

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 10 (9.80%) Apache
2 7 (6.86%) ColdFusion
3 4 (3.92%) IIS
4 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.96%) CMS
4 2 (1.96%) Drupal
5 1 (0.98%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) Firewall
2 1 (0.98%) IPsec
2 1 (0.98%) SMTP
2 1 (0.98%) HTTP
2 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.98%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.86%) MySQL
3 2 (1.96%) Big Data
4 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.98%) Riak
4 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 51 (50.00%) Selenium
2 17 (16.67%) WinRunner
3 12 (11.76%) Visual Studio
4 11 (10.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (9.80%) NUnit
5 10 (9.80%) Rhino Mocks
6 9 (8.82%) JIRA
7 7 (6.86%) WebDriver
7 7 (6.86%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (5.88%) PHPUnit
9 5 (4.90%) Cucumber
10 4 (3.92%) Mercurial
11 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.94%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.94%) Eclipse
11 3 (2.94%) JUnit
12 2 (1.96%) Rational Robot
13 1 (0.98%) TestNG
13 1 (0.98%) Hudson
13 1 (0.98%) SoapUI
General
1 39 (38.24%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Retail
3 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.96%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.98%) Marketing
4 1 (0.98%) Billing
4 1 (0.98%) Games
4 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.98%) Advertising
4 1 (0.98%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (52.94%) .NET
2 15 (14.71%) HTML
3 13 (12.75%) CSS
4 10 (9.80%) HTML5
4 10 (9.80%) CSS3
5 9 (8.82%) XML
6 4 (3.92%) Web Services
7 2 (1.96%) JDBC
7 2 (1.96%) JSP
7 2 (1.96%) Swing
7 2 (1.96%) LAMP
7 2 (1.96%) Smart GWT
8 1 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.98%) JSON
8 1 (0.98%) Middleware
8 1 (0.98%) XSLT
8 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 40 (39.22%) Computer Science
2 39 (38.24%) Mathematics
3 3 (2.94%) NHS
4 2 (1.96%) iPad
4 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.98%) iPhone
5 1 (0.98%) Social Media
5 1 (0.98%) Spread Betting
5 1 (0.98%) iDTV
5 1 (0.98%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.84%) Windows
2 5 (4.90%) Linux
3 2 (1.96%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.96%) Windows Vista
3 2 (1.96%) Windows 8
3 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.98%) Android
4 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (44.12%) Test Automation
3 41 (40.20%) Software Testing
4 29 (28.43%) Test Strategy
5 26 (25.49%) Automated Testing
6 23 (22.55%) Manual Testing
7 22 (21.57%) OO
8 14 (13.73%) Regression Testing
8 14 (13.73%) Performance Testing
9 13 (12.75%) User Stories
10 12 (11.76%) Validation
11 11 (10.78%) Unit Testing
11 11 (10.78%) Financial Modelling
11 11 (10.78%) Software Engineering
12 10 (9.80%) Workflow Management
12 10 (9.80%) Workflow
12 10 (9.80%) Code Coverage
12 10 (9.80%) Test Scripting
13 8 (7.84%) System Testing
14 7 (6.86%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 54 (52.94%) SQL
2 50 (49.02%) Java
3 44 (43.14%) C++
4 43 (42.16%) C#
5 18 (17.65%) PHP
6 17 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 7 (6.86%) Delphi
8 4 (3.92%) VBScript
8 4 (3.92%) Ruby
9 3 (2.94%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.96%) C
10 2 (1.96%) Perl
10 2 (1.96%) Python
11 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.98%) XPath
11 1 (0.98%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.98%) VC++
Qualifications
1 49 (48.04%) Degree
2 21 (20.59%) ISEB
3 16 (15.69%) ISTQB
4 9 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (15.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.94%) HP
3 2 (1.96%) IBM
4 1 (0.98%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.98%) Apple
4 1 (0.98%) SAP
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Posted: 5 days ago
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