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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 398 407 417
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 41 51 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.24% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 38 50 29
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,050 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £37,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
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
19721 21579 21053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.93% 95.04% 95.06%
Number of salaries quoted 16234 17295 17372
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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
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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 +12 12 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Hampshire +8 6 £36,250 +16.00%
Oxfordshire +8 5 £42,500 +13.33%
East Sussex +19 4 £39,500 +12.85%
Kent +7 3 £26,500 -
Surrey -3 3 £25,000 -41.17%
Buckinghamshire -6 1 £30,000 +9.09%
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 79 (100.00%) QA
2 51 (64.56%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (51.90%) Selenium
4 30 (37.97%) Manual Testing
5 25 (31.65%) SQL
6 24 (30.38%) Java
6 24 (30.38%) ISEB
7 22 (27.85%) Automated Testing
8 21 (26.58%) Automation Testing
9 19 (24.05%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (24.05%) HP
10 18 (22.78%) C#
10 18 (22.78%) Performance Testing
11 17 (21.52%) Oracle
12 16 (20.25%) .NET
12 16 (20.25%) ISTQB
13 15 (18.99%) JIRA
13 15 (18.99%) JavaScript
14 13 (16.46%) HTML
15 12 (15.19%) Visual Studio
16 11 (13.92%) Integration Testing
16 11 (13.92%) HP UFT
17 10 (12.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 10 (12.66%) WebDriver
17 10 (12.66%) Test Scripting
17 10 (12.66%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (12.66%) Software Testing
18 9 (11.39%) Scrum
18 9 (11.39%) Finance
18 9 (11.39%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (1.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Office
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.27%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.27%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (51.90%) Selenium
2 15 (18.99%) JIRA
3 12 (15.19%) Visual Studio
4 11 (13.92%) HP UFT
5 10 (12.66%) WebDriver
6 7 (8.86%) Cucumber
6 7 (8.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (7.59%) LoadRunner
7 6 (7.59%) SpecFlow
8 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
8 3 (3.80%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (3.80%) WatiN
8 3 (3.80%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.53%) Firebug
9 2 (2.53%) Fiddler
9 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.53%) TestDirector
9 2 (2.53%) Subversion
10 1 (1.27%) TestPartner
10 1 (1.27%) JMeter
General
1 9 (11.39%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Banking
3 5 (6.33%) Retail
3 5 (6.33%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.06%) Games
4 4 (5.06%) Front Office
5 2 (2.53%) Electronics
5 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.53%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Marketing
6 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.25%) .NET
2 13 (16.46%) HTML
3 6 (7.59%) Gherkin
3 6 (7.59%) XML
4 3 (3.80%) CSS
5 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.53%) jQuery
6 1 (1.27%) LAMP
6 1 (1.27%) SOAP
6 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.53%) DTV
3 2 (2.53%) Handset
4 1 (1.27%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.13%) UNIX
1 8 (10.13%) Windows
2 5 (6.33%) Linux
3 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (64.56%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.97%) Manual Testing
3 22 (27.85%) Automated Testing
4 21 (26.58%) Automation Testing
5 18 (22.78%) Performance Testing
6 11 (13.92%) Integration Testing
7 10 (12.66%) Test Scripting
7 10 (12.66%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (12.66%) Software Testing
8 9 (11.39%) Scrum
8 9 (11.39%) Test Strategy
9 8 (10.13%) Test Management
10 7 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (7.59%) BDD
11 6 (7.59%) Mentoring
11 6 (7.59%) Continuous Delivery
12 4 (5.06%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (5.06%) Change Control
12 4 (5.06%) Test Automation
12 4 (5.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (31.65%) SQL
2 24 (30.38%) Java
3 18 (22.78%) C#
4 15 (18.99%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.33%) PHP
6 4 (5.06%) C++
7 2 (2.53%) ABAP
7 2 (2.53%) VBScript
8 1 (1.27%) VB
8 1 (1.27%) VC++
8 1 (1.27%) Python
8 1 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (30.38%) ISEB
2 16 (20.25%) ISTQB
3 10 (12.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (7.59%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (7.59%) Degree
5 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (24.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (24.05%) HP
2 17 (21.52%) Oracle
3 9 (11.39%) SAP
4 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.53%) Atlassian
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
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