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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 394 390 406
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 44 37 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 43 19 40
Average salary £32,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £26,900 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £47,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +1.44%
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
20563 20090 21958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.45% 94.87% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 16586 16149 19149
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +19 26 £32,000 -8.57% 2
Berkshire +2 16 £25,000 -41.17% 2
Hampshire -19 2 £26,250 -41.66%
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 91 (100.00%) QA
2 49 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (51.65%) Selenium
4 34 (37.36%) Degree
5 26 (28.57%) SQL
6 23 (25.27%) XML
6 23 (25.27%) ISEB
7 22 (24.18%) C#
7 22 (24.18%) Automated Testing
7 22 (24.18%) Automation Testing
8 21 (23.08%) JavaScript
8 21 (23.08%) Test Automation
8 21 (23.08%) WebDriver
9 20 (21.98%) Finance
9 20 (21.98%) Cucumber
10 19 (20.88%) Software Testing
11 18 (19.78%) ISTQB
12 17 (18.68%) Ruby
13 15 (16.48%) Java
13 15 (16.48%) .NET
13 15 (16.48%) JIRA
13 15 (16.48%) Time Management
14 14 (15.38%) HTML
14 14 (15.38%) Manual Testing
15 13 (14.29%) UNIX
15 13 (14.29%) Computer Science
15 13 (14.29%) Test Scripting
16 12 (13.19%) SOAP
16 12 (13.19%) FIX Protocol
16 12 (13.19%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 8 (8.79%) CMS
2 5 (5.49%) Drupal
3 2 (2.20%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.10%) TIBCO EMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) Internet
2 1 (1.10%) Firewall
2 1 (1.10%) IPsec
2 1 (1.10%) SMTP
2 1 (1.10%) HTTP
2 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 47 (51.65%) Selenium
2 21 (23.08%) WebDriver
3 20 (21.98%) Cucumber
4 15 (16.48%) JIRA
5 10 (10.99%) Git (software)
5 10 (10.99%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (8.79%) InstallShield
7 7 (7.69%) SpecFlow
8 6 (6.59%) FitNesse
8 6 (6.59%) WatiN
9 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.20%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (2.20%) NUnit
10 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.20%) WinRunner
10 2 (2.20%) TestDirector
11 1 (1.10%) Eclipse
11 1 (1.10%) JUnit
11 1 (1.10%) JMeter
General
1 20 (21.98%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Retail
3 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.30%) Automotive
4 2 (2.20%) Billing
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (1.10%) Electronics
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Advertising
5 1 (1.10%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.27%) XML
2 15 (16.48%) .NET
3 14 (15.38%) HTML
4 12 (13.19%) FIX Protocol
4 12 (13.19%) SOAP
5 10 (10.99%) CSS
6 8 (8.79%) jQuery
7 5 (5.49%) LAMP
8 3 (3.30%) Gherkin
9 2 (2.20%) CSS3
9 2 (2.20%) HTML5
9 2 (2.20%) Web Services
10 1 (1.10%) JSON
10 1 (1.10%) XSLT
10 1 (1.10%) Middleware
10 1 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 12 (13.19%) SWIFT
3 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.59%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.30%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.20%) Social Media
7 1 (1.10%) iPad
7 1 (1.10%) iPhone
7 1 (1.10%) EPoS
7 1 (1.10%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.29%) UNIX
2 11 (12.09%) Windows
3 7 (7.69%) Solaris
4 2 (2.20%) Linux
5 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.10%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (24.18%) Automated Testing
2 22 (24.18%) Automation Testing
3 21 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 19 (20.88%) Software Testing
5 15 (16.48%) Time Management
6 14 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 13 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 12 (13.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (12.09%) System Testing
9 11 (12.09%) Test Strategy
10 10 (10.99%) Waterfall
10 10 (10.99%) BDD
10 10 (10.99%) Software Engineering
11 8 (8.79%) Project Planning
12 7 (7.69%) Scrum
12 7 (7.69%) Regression Testing
13 6 (6.59%) Product Management
13 6 (6.59%) Performance Testing
14 5 (5.49%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (28.57%) SQL
2 22 (24.18%) C#
3 21 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 17 (18.68%) Ruby
5 15 (16.48%) Java
6 11 (12.09%) C++
7 10 (10.99%) Perl
7 10 (10.99%) Python
8 6 (6.59%) PHP
9 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (37.36%) Degree
2 23 (25.27%) ISEB
3 18 (19.78%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.30%) HP
4 1 (1.10%) Apple
4 1 (1.10%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.10%) SAP
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