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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
England / South East
Rank 338 384 401
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 49 62 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.34% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 36 59 65
Median salary £37,500 £36,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +14.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,250 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%

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
14358 18405 20249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.75% 96.71% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 11906 15802 16555
Median salary £43,500 £44,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.24% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +48 17 £35,000 -24.32% 1
Surrey +43 9 £37,500 +7.14%
Buckinghamshire +20 7 £33,125 +6.85% 4
Oxfordshire +7 5 £30,000 -33.33% 3
Sussex - 5 £55,000 -
Hampshire - 3 £52,500 -
Kent +17 1 £37,500 +23.96%
East Sussex +3 1 £34,000 +51.11%
West Sussex -7 1 £55,000 +57.14% 1
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 107 (100.00%) QA
2 52 (48.60%) Selenium
3 49 (45.79%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (29.91%) Test Scripting
4 32 (29.91%) Regression Testing
5 31 (28.97%) SQL
6 28 (26.17%) Automated Testing
7 27 (25.23%) Java
8 22 (20.56%) ISEB
9 21 (19.63%) Test Automation
9 21 (19.63%) JIRA
9 21 (19.63%) ISTQB
9 21 (19.63%) Finance
10 20 (18.69%) Software Testing
11 18 (16.82%) WebDriver
11 18 (16.82%) Automation Testing
11 18 (16.82%) Scrum
12 17 (15.89%) Degree
12 17 (15.89%) JMeter
12 17 (15.89%) JavaScript
13 16 (14.95%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (14.02%) Oracle
15 14 (13.08%) C#
15 14 (13.08%) Functional Testing
15 14 (13.08%) Manual Testing
16 13 (12.15%) Windows
17 12 (11.21%) Microsoft
17 12 (11.21%) Test Strategy
17 12 (11.21%) BDD
18 11 (10.28%) Analytical Skills

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 6 (5.61%) Confluence
2 2 (1.87%) Apache
2 2 (1.87%) JBoss
2 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.93%) CMS
3 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.87%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) HTTP
2 2 (1.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.67%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.74%) MySQL
2 4 (3.74%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 52 (48.60%) Selenium
2 21 (19.63%) JIRA
3 18 (16.82%) WebDriver
4 17 (15.89%) JMeter
5 10 (9.35%) Cucumber
6 8 (7.48%) Gatling
7 7 (6.54%) Git (software)
7 7 (6.54%) HP UFT
8 5 (4.67%) Jenkins
8 5 (4.67%) NeoLoad
9 4 (3.74%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.74%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.80%) IntelliJ
10 3 (2.80%) NUnit
10 3 (2.80%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (2.80%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.87%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.87%) TestNG
General
1 21 (19.63%) Finance
2 8 (7.48%) Financial Institution
3 7 (6.54%) Retail
4 4 (3.74%) Banking
4 4 (3.74%) Marketing
5 3 (2.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.87%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.93%) Automotive
7 1 (0.93%) Back Office
7 1 (0.93%) Front Office
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.48%) Gherkin
1 8 (7.48%) HTML
1 8 (7.48%) Web Services
2 7 (6.54%) XML
3 6 (5.61%) .NET
4 5 (4.67%) HTML5
4 5 (4.67%) Play Framework
5 4 (3.74%) Ajax
5 4 (3.74%) CSS
5 4 (3.74%) CSS3
5 4 (3.74%) jQuery
5 4 (3.74%) XHTML
6 3 (2.80%) REST
7 2 (1.87%) J2EE
7 2 (1.87%) SOAP
8 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.93%) RESTful
8 1 (0.93%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.41%) User Experience
3 5 (4.67%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.67%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.80%) iPad
5 2 (1.87%) iPhone
5 2 (1.87%) PMI
5 2 (1.87%) Replication
6 1 (0.93%) Fintech
6 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.15%) Windows
2 8 (7.48%) Unix
3 3 (2.80%) Android
3 3 (2.80%) Linux
4 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (45.79%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.91%) Regression Testing
2 32 (29.91%) Test Scripting
3 28 (26.17%) Automated Testing
4 21 (19.63%) Test Automation
5 20 (18.69%) Software Testing
6 18 (16.82%) Automation Testing
6 18 (16.82%) Scrum
7 16 (14.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (13.08%) Functional Testing
8 14 (13.08%) Manual Testing
9 12 (11.21%) BDD
9 12 (11.21%) Test Strategy
10 11 (10.28%) TDD
11 10 (9.35%) Performance Testing
11 10 (9.35%) QA Automation
11 10 (9.35%) Security Testing
12 8 (7.48%) E-Commerce
12 8 (7.48%) Exploratory Testing
12 8 (7.48%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.97%) SQL
2 27 (25.23%) Java
3 17 (15.89%) JavaScript
4 14 (13.08%) C#
5 6 (5.61%) Scala
6 5 (4.67%) Python
7 3 (2.80%) C++
7 3 (2.80%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.87%) Groovy
8 2 (1.87%) PHP
9 1 (0.93%) C
9 1 (0.93%) Perl
9 1 (0.93%) Ruby
9 1 (0.93%) VB
9 1 (0.93%) VB6
Qualifications
1 22 (20.56%) ISEB
2 21 (19.63%) ISTQB
3 17 (15.89%) Degree
4 6 (5.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.87%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (2.80%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Grafana
1 1 (0.93%) Graphite
Vendors
1 15 (14.02%) Oracle
2 12 (11.21%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.87%) AppDynamics
3 2 (1.87%) SAP
4 1 (0.93%) Apple
4 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.93%) Dynatrace
4 1 (0.93%) Facebook
4 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.93%) Remedy
4 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.93%) Sencha
4 1 (0.93%) Splunk
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Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
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Salary: £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Training + Bonus
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Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
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West Sussex
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Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
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