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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 346 403 400
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 54 74 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.35% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 49 71 62
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £30,000 £19,100
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £47,500 £37,350
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
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
15691 20859 21339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.91% 97.04% 96.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13083 17595 17026
Median salary £42,500 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Berkshire +42 20 £40,000 -
Buckinghamshire +25 8 £34,250 -19.41%
East Sussex +27 7 £52,500 +5.00%
Oxfordshire +36 6 £25,000 -15.25% 1
Surrey +22 6 £27,750 -20.71% 1
Hampshire +12 4 £46,250 +51.63%
Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
West Sussex 0 1 £55,000 +69.23%
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 127 (100.00%) QA
2 68 (53.54%) Selenium
3 53 (41.73%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (31.50%) Automated Testing
5 39 (30.71%) Regression Testing
6 33 (25.98%) ISTQB
7 32 (25.20%) Scrum
8 30 (23.62%) ISEB
8 30 (23.62%) Test Automation
9 29 (22.83%) SQL
9 29 (22.83%) Software Testing
10 27 (21.26%) Manual Testing
11 24 (18.90%) JMeter
12 22 (17.32%) Test Scripting
13 20 (15.75%) Degree
13 20 (15.75%) MySQL
14 19 (14.96%) JIRA
15 18 (14.17%) Automation Testing
15 18 (14.17%) TDD
15 18 (14.17%) Java
16 17 (13.39%) Microsoft
17 16 (12.60%) Software Delivery
17 16 (12.60%) C#
18 14 (11.02%) Finance
18 14 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
18 14 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
19 13 (10.24%) BDD
19 13 (10.24%) Jenkins
19 13 (10.24%) JavaScript
20 12 (9.45%) Analytical Skills

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 (3.15%) Apache
2 3 (2.36%) Confluence
3 2 (1.57%) JBoss
3 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.79%) CMS
4 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.72%) SaaS
2 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.94%) HTTP
2 3 (2.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.75%) MySQL
2 2 (1.57%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.57%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.79%) Big Data
3 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 68 (53.54%) Selenium
2 24 (18.90%) JMeter
3 19 (14.96%) JIRA
4 13 (10.24%) Jenkins
5 11 (8.66%) Git (software)
6 10 (7.87%) Cucumber
6 10 (7.87%) WebDriver
7 9 (7.09%) HP UFT
8 6 (4.72%) NeoLoad
8 6 (4.72%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.94%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.15%) CircleCI
10 4 (3.15%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (3.15%) LoadRunner
10 4 (3.15%) Protractor
11 3 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (2.36%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.36%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.57%) TestNG
12 2 (1.57%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (11.02%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Marketing
3 6 (4.72%) Banking
3 6 (4.72%) Retail
3 6 (4.72%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.36%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.57%) Automotive
5 2 (1.57%) Electronics
5 2 (1.57%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.57%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.66%) HTML
2 10 (7.87%) .NET
3 8 (6.30%) XML
4 7 (5.51%) Gherkin
4 7 (5.51%) Web Services
5 4 (3.15%) Node.js
5 4 (3.15%) React
5 4 (3.15%) SOAP
6 3 (2.36%) REST
7 2 (1.57%) Ajax
7 2 (1.57%) CSS
7 2 (1.57%) CSS3
7 2 (1.57%) HTML5
7 2 (1.57%) J2EE
7 2 (1.57%) jQuery
7 2 (1.57%) LAMP
7 2 (1.57%) RESTful
7 2 (1.57%) XHTML
8 1 (0.79%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.30%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.94%) User Experience
4 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.57%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.57%) PMI
5 2 (1.57%) Wiki
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.79%) Fintech
6 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.79%) Telematics
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.30%) Linux
2 6 (4.72%) Windows
3 4 (3.15%) Unix
4 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.79%) Android
5 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (41.73%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (31.50%) Automated Testing
3 39 (30.71%) Regression Testing
4 32 (25.20%) Scrum
5 30 (23.62%) Test Automation
6 29 (22.83%) Software Testing
7 27 (21.26%) Manual Testing
8 22 (17.32%) Test Scripting
9 18 (14.17%) Automation Testing
9 18 (14.17%) TDD
10 16 (12.60%) Software Delivery
11 14 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (11.02%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (10.24%) BDD
13 12 (9.45%) Functional Testing
14 11 (8.66%) QA Automation
14 11 (8.66%) Web Testing
15 10 (7.87%) E-Commerce
16 9 (7.09%) Performance Testing
17 8 (6.30%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (22.83%) SQL
2 18 (14.17%) Java
3 16 (12.60%) C#
4 13 (10.24%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.66%) PHP
6 5 (3.94%) Python
7 3 (2.36%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.36%) C++
7 3 (2.36%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.57%) Groovy
8 2 (1.57%) Perl
8 2 (1.57%) Ruby
8 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.79%) C
9 1 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (25.98%) ISTQB
2 30 (23.62%) ISEB
3 20 (15.75%) Degree
4 4 (3.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.57%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (2.36%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Grafana
1 1 (0.79%) Graphite
Vendors
1 17 (13.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.72%) Oracle
3 4 (3.15%) SAP
4 2 (1.57%) AppDynamics
4 2 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.79%) Dynatrace
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.79%) Splunk
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