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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 393 392 395
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 57 62 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.30% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 53 62 42
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -32.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £19,000 £29,850
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -10.29%
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
18287 19931 19929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.42% 97.07% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 15671 16283 15778
Average salary £44,000 £40,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.64% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(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
Surrey +5 14 £35,000 +9.37% 3
West Sussex - 14 £32,500 - 1
Berkshire -10 12 £46,250 +74.52% 2
Oxfordshire - 7 £45,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire +1 6 £31,000 -6.76% 1
East Sussex - 4 £32,500 - 2
Kent +8 2 £30,250 -28.40%
Middlesex - 2 £48,750 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 136 (100.00%) QA
2 57 (41.91%) Manual Testing
3 56 (41.18%) Selenium
3 56 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (39.71%) Functional Testing
5 49 (36.03%) Software Testing
6 47 (34.56%) Automated Testing
7 40 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
8 36 (26.47%) SDLC
9 35 (25.74%) Java
10 33 (24.26%) SQL
11 30 (22.06%) ISEB
11 30 (22.06%) Integration Testing
12 29 (21.32%) Test Scripting
12 29 (21.32%) Automation Testing
12 29 (21.32%) HP
13 28 (20.59%) ISTQB
14 27 (19.85%) SQL Server
15 25 (18.38%) Regression Testing
15 25 (18.38%) TDD
15 25 (18.38%) .NET
15 25 (18.38%) Web Services
16 24 (17.65%) Test Strategy
16 24 (17.65%) Degree
17 21 (15.44%) JIRA
17 21 (15.44%) Unit Testing
17 21 (15.44%) C#
18 19 (13.97%) Performance Testing
18 19 (13.97%) System Integration Testing
19 18 (13.24%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (11.76%) ColdFusion
2 8 (5.88%) IIS
3 4 (2.94%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 14 (10.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) BASE24
2 3 (2.21%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.94%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.94%) ATM
2 2 (1.47%) Internet
3 1 (0.74%) Firewall
3 1 (0.74%) HTTP
3 1 (0.74%) IMAP
3 1 (0.74%) NAS
3 1 (0.74%) SAN
3 1 (0.74%) SMTP
3 1 (0.74%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.74%) MySQL
3 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 56 (41.18%) Selenium
2 21 (15.44%) JIRA
3 15 (11.03%) HP UFT
4 12 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (7.35%) Jenkins
6 8 (5.88%) LoadRunner
6 8 (5.88%) SoapUI
7 7 (5.15%) Cucumber
7 7 (5.15%) Visual Studio
8 6 (4.41%) WebDriver
9 4 (2.94%) Selenium IDE
10 3 (2.21%) JMeter
11 2 (1.47%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.47%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.47%) JUnit
11 2 (1.47%) Maven
11 2 (1.47%) NUnit
11 2 (1.47%) WebPagetest
12 1 (0.74%) AQtime
12 1 (0.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (13.24%) Finance
2 10 (7.35%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.15%) Banking
3 7 (5.15%) Retail
4 5 (3.68%) Multimedia
5 4 (2.94%) Games
6 2 (1.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.74%) Advertising
7 1 (0.74%) Electronics
7 1 (0.74%) Local Government
7 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.74%) Marketing
7 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.38%) .NET
1 25 (18.38%) Web Services
2 6 (4.41%) .NET Framework
2 6 (4.41%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.21%) CSS
3 3 (2.21%) HTML
3 3 (2.21%) HTML5
3 3 (2.21%) JSON
3 3 (2.21%) SOAP
3 3 (2.21%) XML
4 2 (1.47%) Java EE
5 1 (0.74%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.74%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.74%) J2EE
5 1 (0.74%) MAPI
5 1 (0.74%) REST
5 1 (0.74%) RESTful
5 1 (0.74%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.09%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.68%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.94%) Contactless
4 4 (2.94%) EMV
4 4 (2.94%) Fintech
5 3 (2.21%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.21%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.47%) PMI
7 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.56%) Windows
2 4 (2.94%) Linux
2 4 (2.94%) Unix
3 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (41.91%) Manual Testing
2 56 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (39.71%) Functional Testing
4 49 (36.03%) Software Testing
5 47 (34.56%) Automated Testing
6 36 (26.47%) SDLC
7 30 (22.06%) Integration Testing
8 29 (21.32%) Automation Testing
8 29 (21.32%) Test Scripting
9 25 (18.38%) Regression Testing
9 25 (18.38%) TDD
10 24 (17.65%) Test Strategy
11 21 (15.44%) Unit Testing
12 19 (13.97%) Performance Testing
12 19 (13.97%) System Integration Testing
13 17 (12.50%) Test Automation
13 17 (12.50%) Waterfall
14 16 (11.76%) Compatibility Testing
15 15 (11.03%) Scrum
15 15 (11.03%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.74%) Java
2 33 (24.26%) SQL
3 21 (15.44%) C#
4 17 (12.50%) PHP
5 13 (9.56%) ABAP
6 5 (3.68%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.21%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.21%) Python
7 3 (2.21%) Ruby
7 3 (2.21%) VBScript
8 2 (1.47%) VB
9 1 (0.74%) C++
9 1 (0.74%) Perl
9 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (22.06%) ISEB
2 28 (20.59%) ISTQB
3 24 (17.65%) Degree
4 10 (7.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (5.15%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.68%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 40 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.47%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.74%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 29 (21.32%) HP
2 16 (11.76%) SAP
3 14 (10.29%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.35%) Oracle
5 4 (2.94%) CyberSource
5 4 (2.94%) DataCash
5 4 (2.94%) Elavon
5 4 (2.94%) Ingenico
5 4 (2.94%) Rally
5 4 (2.94%) Sage
5 4 (2.94%) TSYS
5 4 (2.94%) VeriFone
5 4 (2.94%) VocaLink
5 4 (2.94%) WorldPay
6 3 (2.21%) Pega
7 2 (1.47%) CA
7 2 (1.47%) Informatica
8 1 (0.74%) CODA
8 1 (0.74%) VMware
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