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

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 432 388 409
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 25 63 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.28% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 24 60 33
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +28.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,450 £29,000 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £44,550 £50,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
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
20234 22266 21043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.25% 94.88% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16508 18083 17400
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 £38,097
% change year-on-year
- +4.99%

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 June 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 June 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
(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
Hampshire +15 6 £40,000 +23.07%
East Sussex +17 5 £39,500 +1.28% 1
Kent +9 5 £28,250 -2.58%
Oxfordshire +2 3 £42,500 +13.33%
Berkshire -13 2 £45,000 +20.00% 4
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 72 (100.00%) QA
2 51 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (48.61%) Selenium
4 27 (37.50%) SQL
5 26 (36.11%) Manual Testing
6 22 (30.56%) ISEB
7 20 (27.78%) Java
7 20 (27.78%) Automation Testing
8 18 (25.00%) C#
8 18 (25.00%) Automated Testing
9 17 (23.61%) Performance Testing
9 17 (23.61%) JavaScript
9 17 (23.61%) Oracle
10 16 (22.22%) HTML
10 16 (22.22%) ISTQB
11 13 (18.06%) HP
11 13 (18.06%) .NET
12 12 (16.67%) JIRA
12 12 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (15.28%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (15.28%) Degree
13 11 (15.28%) UNIX
14 10 (13.89%) Visual Studio
14 10 (13.89%) Integration Testing
14 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (12.50%) Software Testing
15 9 (12.50%) HP UFT
15 9 (12.50%) Windows
16 8 (11.11%) Linux
16 8 (11.11%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) VoIP
2 1 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (48.61%) Selenium
2 12 (16.67%) JIRA
3 10 (13.89%) Visual Studio
4 9 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 8 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (9.72%) WebDriver
7 5 (6.94%) Cucumber
7 5 (6.94%) SpecFlow
8 4 (5.56%) LoadRunner
9 3 (4.17%) InstallShield
9 3 (4.17%) WatiN
9 3 (4.17%) FitNesse
9 3 (4.17%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (2.78%) Firebug
10 2 (2.78%) Fiddler
10 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.78%) TestDirector
10 2 (2.78%) Subversion
11 1 (1.39%) TestPartner
11 1 (1.39%) Toad
General
1 7 (9.72%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Games
2 5 (6.94%) Banking
2 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.56%) Front Office
4 3 (4.17%) Retail
5 2 (2.78%) Electronics
5 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.78%) Marketing
6 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.22%) HTML
2 13 (18.06%) .NET
3 8 (11.11%) XML
4 6 (8.33%) jQuery
5 5 (6.94%) Gherkin
5 5 (6.94%) CSS
6 1 (1.39%) SOAP
6 1 (1.39%) Web Services
6 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.39%) LAMP
6 1 (1.39%) WinForms
6 1 (1.39%) Ajax
6 1 (1.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.78%) DTV
3 2 (2.78%) Handset
4 1 (1.39%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.28%) UNIX
2 9 (12.50%) Windows
3 8 (11.11%) Linux
4 3 (4.17%) Solaris
5 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (36.11%) Manual Testing
3 20 (27.78%) Automation Testing
4 18 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 17 (23.61%) Performance Testing
6 12 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (13.89%) Integration Testing
8 9 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 8 (11.11%) Test Scripting
9 8 (11.11%) Test Strategy
10 7 (9.72%) Test Automation
11 6 (8.33%) Waterfall
11 6 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (8.33%) Scrum
11 6 (8.33%) Mentoring
12 5 (6.94%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (6.94%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (6.94%) Test Management
12 5 (6.94%) BDD
12 5 (6.94%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (37.50%) SQL
2 20 (27.78%) Java
3 18 (25.00%) C#
4 17 (23.61%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.72%) C++
6 5 (6.94%) PHP
7 4 (5.56%) Python
7 4 (5.56%) Ruby
8 3 (4.17%) Perl
9 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.39%) VBScript
9 1 (1.39%) VB
9 1 (1.39%) VC++
Qualifications
1 22 (30.56%) ISEB
2 16 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 11 (15.28%) Degree
4 8 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (6.94%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (15.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (23.61%) Oracle
2 13 (18.06%) HP
3 6 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.17%) SAP
5 2 (2.78%) Atlassian
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