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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 402 383 416
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 45 35 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 44 21 33
Average salary £30,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,550 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £31,750 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-3.93% -6.61%
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
19809 19148 20813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.58% 94.69% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 16141 15338 18097
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £58,000 £62,500
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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Surrey 0 21 £32,000 -8.57%
Berkshire +2 17 £19,000 -64.15% 1
Hampshire -10 7 £27,500 -38.88% 1
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 97 (100.00%) QA
2 48 (49.48%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (48.45%) Selenium
4 37 (38.14%) Degree
5 28 (28.87%) ISEB
6 26 (26.80%) C#
6 26 (26.80%) SQL
6 26 (26.80%) XML
7 24 (24.74%) Automation Testing
8 22 (22.68%) Automated Testing
9 21 (21.65%) ISTQB
9 21 (21.65%) JavaScript
10 20 (20.62%) Software Testing
10 20 (20.62%) Test Automation
10 20 (20.62%) WebDriver
11 19 (19.59%) Cucumber
12 18 (18.56%) Time Management
12 18 (18.56%) Ruby
13 16 (16.49%) Manual Testing
13 16 (16.49%) Finance
13 16 (16.49%) .NET
13 16 (16.49%) UNIX
14 15 (15.46%) Windows
14 15 (15.46%) HTML
15 14 (14.43%) User Acceptance Testing
15 14 (14.43%) Computer Science
15 14 (14.43%) QuickTest Pro
16 13 (13.40%) Perl
16 13 (13.40%) Python
16 13 (13.40%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 7 (7.22%) CMS
2 4 (4.12%) Drupal
3 2 (2.06%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.03%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) VoIP
1 2 (2.06%) Internet
2 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.03%) MySQL
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 47 (48.45%) Selenium
2 20 (20.62%) WebDriver
3 19 (19.59%) Cucumber
4 14 (14.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 13 (13.40%) JIRA
6 11 (11.34%) InstallShield
7 8 (8.25%) SpecFlow
7 8 (8.25%) Git (software)
8 6 (6.19%) FitNesse
8 6 (6.19%) WatiN
9 5 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.06%) TestDirector
10 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.03%) Hudson
11 1 (1.03%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.03%) TestNG
11 1 (1.03%) JMeter
11 1 (1.03%) JUnit
General
1 16 (16.49%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.12%) Retail
4 3 (3.09%) Automotive
5 2 (2.06%) Billing
6 1 (1.03%) Marketing
6 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.03%) Advertising
6 1 (1.03%) Games
6 1 (1.03%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (26.80%) XML
2 16 (16.49%) .NET
3 15 (15.46%) HTML
4 12 (12.37%) FIX Protocol
4 12 (12.37%) jQuery
4 12 (12.37%) SOAP
5 11 (11.34%) CSS
6 4 (4.12%) LAMP
6 4 (4.12%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.06%) Web Services
7 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.06%) WinForms
8 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.03%) Ajax
8 1 (1.03%) WCF
8 1 (1.03%) JSON
8 1 (1.03%) Middleware
8 1 (1.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.43%) Computer Science
2 12 (12.37%) SWIFT
2 12 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.19%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.03%) Social Media
4 1 (1.03%) EPoS
4 1 (1.03%) DTV
4 1 (1.03%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.49%) UNIX
2 15 (15.46%) Windows
3 10 (10.31%) Solaris
4 5 (5.15%) Linux
5 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (49.48%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (24.74%) Automation Testing
3 22 (22.68%) Automated Testing
4 20 (20.62%) Software Testing
4 20 (20.62%) Test Automation
5 18 (18.56%) Time Management
6 16 (16.49%) Manual Testing
7 14 (14.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (13.40%) System Testing
8 13 (13.40%) Waterfall
8 13 (13.40%) Test Strategy
9 12 (12.37%) Software Engineering
9 12 (12.37%) Test Scripting
10 11 (11.34%) Project Planning
11 8 (8.25%) BDD
12 7 (7.22%) Regression Testing
12 7 (7.22%) Scrum
13 6 (6.19%) Integration Testing
13 6 (6.19%) Product Management
14 5 (5.15%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.80%) C#
1 26 (26.80%) SQL
2 21 (21.65%) JavaScript
3 18 (18.56%) Ruby
4 13 (13.40%) Perl
4 13 (13.40%) Python
5 12 (12.37%) Java
6 11 (11.34%) C++
7 5 (5.15%) PHP
8 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.03%) VC++
Qualifications
1 37 (38.14%) Degree
2 28 (28.87%) ISEB
3 21 (21.65%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (12.37%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.31%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.09%) HP
4 1 (1.03%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.03%) SAP
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