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 24 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 328 428 396
Rank change year-on-year
+100 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 106 53 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.25% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.26% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 80 51 83
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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
17848 20722 22768
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.89% 97.15% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 15172 16858 18421
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +63 46 £50,000 +11.11%
East Sussex +21 21 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +45 15 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Oxfordshire -11 10 £30,000 -20.00% 1
West Sussex -8 6 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Surrey +29 5 £30,000 -6.25%
Hampshire -14 3 £37,500 -
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 179 (100.00%) QA
2 114 (63.69%) Selenium
3 91 (50.84%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (30.73%) SQL
5 51 (28.49%) Regression Testing
6 48 (26.82%) Automated Testing
7 45 (25.14%) Java
8 43 (24.02%) ISEB
8 43 (24.02%) ISTQB
9 42 (23.46%) Functional Testing
10 41 (22.91%) Test Automation
11 40 (22.35%) MySQL
12 39 (21.79%) Automation Testing
13 38 (21.23%) Degree
14 37 (20.67%) Manual Testing
14 37 (20.67%) Software Testing
15 35 (19.55%) JIRA
16 32 (17.88%) Integration Testing
17 28 (15.64%) BDD
18 27 (15.08%) Web Testing
19 24 (13.41%) Scrum
19 24 (13.41%) Linux
20 23 (12.85%) .NET
20 23 (12.85%) JMeter
20 23 (12.85%) Finance
21 22 (12.29%) SQL Server
21 22 (12.29%) Windows
21 22 (12.29%) Microsoft
22 21 (11.73%) Test Scripting
23 20 (11.17%) Windows Server

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 12 (6.70%) IIS
2 5 (2.79%) ColdFusion
2 5 (2.79%) Drupal
3 2 (1.12%) Tuxedo
4 1 (0.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) BASE24
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.12%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.70%) VoIP
2 10 (5.59%) IMAP
2 10 (5.59%) NAS
2 10 (5.59%) SAN
2 10 (5.59%) SMTP
2 10 (5.59%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.12%) ATM
4 1 (0.56%) Firewall
4 1 (0.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (22.35%) MySQL
2 22 (12.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.12%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 114 (63.69%) Selenium
2 35 (19.55%) JIRA
3 23 (12.85%) JMeter
4 19 (10.61%) WebDriver
5 12 (6.70%) NUnit
6 11 (6.15%) HP UFT
6 11 (6.15%) Jenkins
6 11 (6.15%) NeoLoad
7 10 (5.59%) AQtime
7 10 (5.59%) SoapUI
7 10 (5.59%) WebLOAD
8 8 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (3.91%) Cucumber
10 6 (3.35%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.79%) TestNG
12 4 (2.23%) Git (software)
12 4 (2.23%) MSTest
13 3 (1.68%) JUnit
14 2 (1.12%) Gerrit
14 2 (1.12%) Mercurial
General
1 23 (12.85%) Finance
2 18 (10.06%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.91%) Banking
4 5 (2.79%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.68%) Publishing
6 2 (1.12%) Automotive
6 2 (1.12%) Electronics
6 2 (1.12%) Games
6 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.12%) Marketing
6 2 (1.12%) Retail
7 1 (0.56%) Advertising
7 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.56%) Local Government
7 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.85%) .NET
2 17 (9.50%) Web Services
3 10 (5.59%) MAPI
4 8 (4.47%) Gherkin
5 6 (3.35%) SOAP
6 5 (2.79%) Behat
6 5 (2.79%) CSS
6 5 (2.79%) HTML
6 5 (2.79%) LAMP
7 3 (1.68%) XML
8 2 (1.12%) JSON
8 2 (1.12%) RESTful
9 1 (0.56%) Ajax
9 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.56%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.56%) HTML5
9 1 (0.56%) Java EE
9 1 (0.56%) JMS
9 1 (0.56%) REST
9 1 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.94%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.15%) PMI
3 8 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.68%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.12%) Contactless
5 2 (1.12%) EMV
5 2 (1.12%) Fintech
6 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.41%) Linux
2 22 (12.29%) Windows
3 20 (11.17%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.91%) Unix
5 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (50.84%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (28.49%) Regression Testing
3 48 (26.82%) Automated Testing
4 42 (23.46%) Functional Testing
5 41 (22.91%) Test Automation
6 39 (21.79%) Automation Testing
7 37 (20.67%) Manual Testing
7 37 (20.67%) Software Testing
8 32 (17.88%) Integration Testing
9 28 (15.64%) BDD
10 27 (15.08%) Web Testing
11 24 (13.41%) Scrum
12 21 (11.73%) Test Scripting
13 18 (10.06%) Software Delivery
14 16 (8.94%) QA Automation
14 16 (8.94%) TDD
14 16 (8.94%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (7.26%) SDLC
16 10 (5.59%) Performance Tuning
16 10 (5.59%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (30.73%) SQL
2 45 (25.14%) Java
3 18 (10.06%) C#
3 18 (10.06%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.26%) C++
4 13 (7.26%) PHP
5 12 (6.70%) Perl
5 12 (6.70%) Python
6 10 (5.59%) Ruby
7 6 (3.35%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.12%) VC++
9 1 (0.56%) C
9 1 (0.56%) Groovy
9 1 (0.56%) VB
9 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (24.02%) ISEB
1 43 (24.02%) ISTQB
2 38 (21.23%) Degree
3 11 (6.15%) PMI Certification
4 6 (3.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.59%) Active Directory
1 10 (5.59%) VMware ESX
1 10 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (5.59%) Perfmon
2 8 (4.47%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.56%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 22 (12.29%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.59%) VMware
3 9 (5.03%) HP
4 7 (3.91%) Oracle
5 3 (1.68%) Pega
6 2 (1.12%) CyberSource
6 2 (1.12%) DataCash
6 2 (1.12%) Elavon
6 2 (1.12%) Ingenico
6 2 (1.12%) Rally
6 2 (1.12%) Sage
6 2 (1.12%) SAP
6 2 (1.12%) TSYS
6 2 (1.12%) VeriFone
6 2 (1.12%) VocaLink
6 2 (1.12%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.56%) CA
7 1 (0.56%) Informatica
7 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
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