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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
England / South East
Rank 347 396 398
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 38 52 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.27% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 32 48 58
Median salary £41,750 £33,750 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.70% +5.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,750 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £31,625
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.67%

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
14228 18927 19977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.80% 96.75% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11793 16094 16196
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +51 17 £50,500 +26.25% 1
Buckinghamshire +25 6 £31,250 +0.80% 2
Surrey +36 5 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Oxfordshire +21 3 £27,500 -35.29%
Hampshire - 3 £47,500 -
West Sussex -9 2 £55,000 +69.23% 1
Sussex - 2 £58,750 -
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 114 (100.00%) QA
2 61 (53.51%) Selenium
3 54 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (28.07%) Automated Testing
5 30 (26.32%) Regression Testing
6 29 (25.44%) SQL
7 27 (23.68%) Test Automation
8 25 (21.93%) Scrum
9 24 (21.05%) Test Scripting
10 21 (18.42%) Java
10 21 (18.42%) ISTQB
11 20 (17.54%) Automation Testing
11 20 (17.54%) ISEB
12 19 (16.67%) Finance
12 19 (16.67%) Manual Testing
13 18 (15.79%) JIRA
13 18 (15.79%) Software Testing
13 18 (15.79%) JMeter
14 16 (14.04%) C#
14 16 (14.04%) TDD
14 16 (14.04%) Degree
15 15 (13.16%) Microsoft
15 15 (13.16%) WebDriver
16 14 (12.28%) JavaScript
17 12 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
17 12 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (9.65%) Cucumber
18 11 (9.65%) BDD
18 11 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
19 10 (8.77%) .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 (3.51%) Confluence
2 3 (2.63%) Apache
3 2 (1.75%) JBoss
3 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.88%) CMS
4 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.14%) SaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.63%) HTTP
2 2 (1.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) MySQL
2 3 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.88%) Big Data
3 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 61 (53.51%) Selenium
2 18 (15.79%) JIRA
2 18 (15.79%) JMeter
3 15 (13.16%) WebDriver
4 11 (9.65%) Cucumber
5 9 (7.89%) Git (software)
5 9 (7.89%) Jenkins
6 8 (7.02%) HP UFT
7 7 (6.14%) NeoLoad
8 5 (4.39%) Gatling
8 5 (4.39%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.51%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.63%) CircleCI
10 3 (2.63%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (2.63%) Protractor
10 3 (2.63%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.63%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.75%) IntelliJ
11 2 (1.75%) LoadRunner
General
1 19 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Banking
2 6 (5.26%) Marketing
2 6 (5.26%) Retail
3 5 (4.39%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.75%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.77%) .NET
2 9 (7.89%) HTML
3 7 (6.14%) Gherkin
3 7 (6.14%) XML
4 6 (5.26%) Web Services
5 3 (2.63%) Node.js
5 3 (2.63%) React
5 3 (2.63%) REST
5 3 (2.63%) SOAP
6 2 (1.75%) Ajax
6 2 (1.75%) CSS
6 2 (1.75%) CSS3
6 2 (1.75%) HTML5
6 2 (1.75%) J2EE
6 2 (1.75%) jQuery
6 2 (1.75%) Play Framework
6 2 (1.75%) XHTML
7 1 (0.88%) LAMP
7 1 (0.88%) RESTful
7 1 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.14%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.39%) User Experience
4 4 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.75%) Fintech
5 2 (1.75%) PMI
6 1 (0.88%) iPad
6 1 (0.88%) iPhone
6 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.88%) Telematics
6 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.14%) Windows
2 4 (3.51%) Linux
2 4 (3.51%) Unix
3 2 (1.75%) Android
3 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.07%) Automated Testing
3 30 (26.32%) Regression Testing
4 27 (23.68%) Test Automation
5 25 (21.93%) Scrum
6 24 (21.05%) Test Scripting
7 20 (17.54%) Automation Testing
8 19 (16.67%) Manual Testing
9 18 (15.79%) Software Testing
10 16 (14.04%) TDD
11 12 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (9.65%) BDD
12 11 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (8.77%) QA Automation
13 10 (8.77%) Test Strategy
14 9 (7.89%) E-Commerce
14 9 (7.89%) Functional Testing
15 8 (7.02%) Integration Testing
15 8 (7.02%) Performance Testing
15 8 (7.02%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.44%) SQL
2 21 (18.42%) Java
3 16 (14.04%) C#
4 14 (12.28%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.14%) PHP
6 4 (3.51%) Python
7 3 (2.63%) Scala
7 3 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.75%) C++
8 2 (1.75%) Groovy
9 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.88%) Ruby
9 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (18.42%) ISTQB
2 20 (17.54%) ISEB
3 16 (14.04%) Degree
4 4 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.75%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (2.63%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Grafana
1 1 (0.88%) Graphite
Vendors
1 15 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.77%) Oracle
3 3 (2.63%) SAP
4 2 (1.75%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.88%) Dynatrace
5 1 (0.88%) Remedy
5 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.88%) Sencha
5 1 (0.88%) Splunk
Brighton, East Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: £50,000 - £75,000 per year
Posted: 17 days ago