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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 397 424 396
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 47 34 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 42 31 29
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,550 £28,000 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
19933 21138 20178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.59% 94.86% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16542 16611 16631
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 £60,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +19 17 £38,750 +3.33% 1
Surrey +1 7 £36,000 -15.29% 1
Oxfordshire - 7 £32,500 - 1
West Sussex -6 4 £32,500 - 1
Hampshire +24 2 £31,250 +11.60% 1
East Sussex +2 2 £37,250 +6.42%
Buckinghamshire -14 2 £30,000 +9.09%
Kent - 2 £25,750 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 76 (100.00%) QA
2 43 (56.58%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (55.26%) Selenium
4 26 (34.21%) Manual Testing
4 26 (34.21%) ISEB
5 25 (32.89%) SQL
6 24 (31.58%) Automated Testing
7 22 (28.95%) Java
8 21 (27.63%) HP Quality Center
9 20 (26.32%) HP
10 18 (23.68%) ISTQB
11 17 (22.37%) Performance Testing
12 16 (21.05%) Software Testing
12 16 (21.05%) C#
12 16 (21.05%) .NET
12 16 (21.05%) Automation Testing
13 15 (19.74%) Oracle
14 14 (18.42%) JIRA
15 13 (17.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 12 (15.79%) Visual Studio
17 11 (14.47%) SAP
17 11 (14.47%) Test Scripting
18 10 (13.16%) Test Strategy
18 10 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
18 10 (13.16%) Integration Testing
19 9 (11.84%) Test Management
19 9 (11.84%) Finance
19 9 (11.84%) HP UFT
20 8 (10.53%) Scrum
20 8 (10.53%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 4 (5.26%) ColdFusion
2 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.32%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.32%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.32%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 42 (55.26%) Selenium
2 14 (18.42%) JIRA
3 12 (15.79%) Visual Studio
4 9 (11.84%) HP UFT
5 8 (10.53%) WebDriver
5 8 (10.53%) Cucumber
6 6 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (7.89%) LoadRunner
6 6 (7.89%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.95%) FitNesse
8 2 (2.63%) WatiN
8 2 (2.63%) TestDirector
8 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.32%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (1.32%) Toad
9 1 (1.32%) Subversion
9 1 (1.32%) TestPartner
9 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.32%) Firebug
9 1 (1.32%) Fiddler
General
1 9 (11.84%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Banking
3 5 (6.58%) Retail
3 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.26%) Front Office
5 3 (3.95%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.63%) Marketing
6 2 (2.63%) Electronics
6 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.32%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.05%) .NET
2 6 (7.89%) Gherkin
3 5 (6.58%) HTML
3 5 (6.58%) XML
4 2 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.32%) CSS
5 1 (1.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.95%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.63%) DTV
2 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.32%) Handset
3 1 (1.32%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) UNIX
2 6 (7.89%) Windows
3 5 (6.58%) Linux
4 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (56.58%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (34.21%) Manual Testing
3 24 (31.58%) Automated Testing
4 17 (22.37%) Performance Testing
5 16 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 16 (21.05%) Automation Testing
6 11 (14.47%) Test Scripting
7 10 (13.16%) Integration Testing
7 10 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (13.16%) Test Strategy
8 9 (11.84%) Test Management
9 8 (10.53%) Scrum
10 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (9.21%) BDD
10 7 (9.21%) SDLC
11 6 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (6.58%) Web Development
13 4 (5.26%) V-Model
13 4 (5.26%) Test Automation
13 4 (5.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.89%) SQL
2 22 (28.95%) Java
3 16 (21.05%) C#
4 8 (10.53%) PHP
5 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.58%) ABAP
6 2 (2.63%) VBScript
7 1 (1.32%) VB
7 1 (1.32%) VC++
7 1 (1.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (34.21%) ISEB
2 18 (23.68%) ISTQB
3 13 (17.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (7.89%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (6.58%) Degree
6 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (27.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (26.32%) HP
2 15 (19.74%) Oracle
3 11 (14.47%) SAP
4 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.32%) CODA
5 1 (1.32%) Atlassian
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago