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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 398 381 384
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 45 41 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 42 32 32
Average salary £30,500 £37,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.66% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £26,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £55,000 £60,650
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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
19734 19921 20359
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.26% 94.67% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 16101 15760 17290
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 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
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 2 March 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 2 March 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
Berkshire +1 15 £21,000 -61.11%
Surrey 0 13 £32,000 -24.70% 2
Hampshire +6 10 £27,500 -21.42% 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £41,500 - 1
Kent +10 1 £30,000 -
Oxfordshire -5 1 £26,000 -18.75% 2
East Sussex - 1 £52,500 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 99 (100.00%) QA
2 54 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (41.41%) Selenium
4 36 (36.36%) Degree
5 28 (28.28%) C#
6 27 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 25 (25.25%) ISEB
8 24 (24.24%) Automation Testing
9 23 (23.23%) Manual Testing
10 22 (22.22%) XML
11 21 (21.21%) SQL
11 21 (21.21%) HTML
11 21 (21.21%) ISTQB
12 19 (19.19%) Test Automation
13 18 (18.18%) Time Management
14 17 (17.17%) Automated Testing
14 17 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (16.16%) .NET
15 16 (16.16%) QuickTest Pro
16 15 (15.15%) Windows
16 15 (15.15%) Test Strategy
16 15 (15.15%) Waterfall
16 15 (15.15%) Computer Science
17 14 (14.14%) System Testing
17 14 (14.14%) Software Testing
17 14 (14.14%) jQuery
17 14 (14.14%) C++
18 13 (13.13%) UNIX
18 13 (13.13%) CSS
19 12 (12.12%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 3 (3.03%) Drupal
2 2 (2.02%) ColdFusion
2 2 (2.02%) CMS
3 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) MS Office
1 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.02%) VoIP
1 2 (2.02%) Internet
Development Applications
1 41 (41.41%) Selenium
2 16 (16.16%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (12.12%) WebDriver
4 11 (11.11%) InstallShield
5 10 (10.10%) Cucumber
6 8 (8.08%) SpecFlow
7 7 (7.07%) WatiN
7 7 (7.07%) JIRA
7 7 (7.07%) FitNesse
8 4 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.03%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.01%) Subversion
11 1 (1.01%) Firebug
11 1 (1.01%) Fiddler
11 1 (1.01%) Selenium IDE
General
1 12 (12.12%) Finance
2 5 (5.05%) Games
3 3 (3.03%) Automotive
4 2 (2.02%) Retail
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.22%) XML
2 21 (21.21%) HTML
3 16 (16.16%) .NET
4 14 (14.14%) jQuery
5 13 (13.13%) CSS
6 10 (10.10%) SOAP
6 10 (10.10%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (3.03%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.03%) LAMP
8 2 (2.02%) WinForms
8 2 (2.02%) Web Services
8 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.01%) Ajax
9 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (1.01%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (15.15%) Computer Science
3 10 (10.10%) SWIFT
4 6 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.01%) iDTV
5 1 (1.01%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.15%) Windows
2 13 (13.13%) UNIX
3 10 (10.10%) Solaris
4 5 (5.05%) Linux
5 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (24.24%) Automation Testing
3 23 (23.23%) Manual Testing
4 19 (19.19%) Test Automation
5 18 (18.18%) Time Management
6 17 (17.17%) Automated Testing
7 15 (15.15%) Test Strategy
7 15 (15.15%) Waterfall
8 14 (14.14%) System Testing
8 14 (14.14%) Software Testing
9 12 (12.12%) Software Engineering
10 11 (11.11%) Project Planning
10 11 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (11.11%) Test Scripting
11 9 (9.09%) Scrum
12 8 (8.08%) Performance Testing
13 7 (7.07%) Integration Testing
14 6 (6.06%) BDD
14 6 (6.06%) Product Management
15 5 (5.05%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.28%) C#
2 27 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 21 (21.21%) SQL
4 14 (14.14%) C++
5 12 (12.12%) Java
5 12 (12.12%) Perl
5 12 (12.12%) Python
5 12 (12.12%) Ruby
6 4 (4.04%) PHP
7 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.01%) VC++
Qualifications
1 36 (36.36%) Degree
2 25 (25.25%) ISEB
3 21 (21.21%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.02%) VCP4
5 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.10%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.02%) HP
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle
4 1 (1.01%) SAP
4 1 (1.01%) Atlassian
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Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits, Car
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £Competitive salary Plus Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago