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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 354 396 403
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 78 64 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 53 58 67
Median salary £37,500 £38,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,950 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,265 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
17949 20098 22128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 97.20% 96.81% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 15281 16494 17631
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +25 29 £42,500 +6.25% 2
East Sussex +26 24 £30,000 -24.05% 2
West Sussex +2 6 £37,500 -25.00%
Surrey +22 5 £30,000 -6.25% 2
Oxfordshire -19 5 £30,000 -20.00%
Buckinghamshire +31 4 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Hampshire -8 4 £36,250 -3.33% 1
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 180 (100.00%) QA
2 112 (62.22%) Selenium
3 94 (52.22%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (45.00%) Regression Testing
5 53 (29.44%) SQL
6 50 (27.78%) Automated Testing
7 46 (25.56%) MySQL
8 45 (25.00%) ISTQB
9 44 (24.44%) ISEB
9 44 (24.44%) Test Automation
10 43 (23.89%) Java
11 39 (21.67%) Software Testing
11 39 (21.67%) Degree
12 36 (20.00%) Automation Testing
13 35 (19.44%) Functional Testing
14 34 (18.89%) JIRA
15 32 (17.78%) Manual Testing
16 31 (17.22%) BDD
17 30 (16.67%) Integration Testing
18 29 (16.11%) JMeter
19 27 (15.00%) Scrum
20 26 (14.44%) Linux
21 25 (13.89%) Web Testing
22 22 (12.22%) Software Delivery
22 22 (12.22%) Windows
22 22 (12.22%) Microsoft
22 22 (12.22%) Finance
23 21 (11.67%) .NET
23 21 (11.67%) Test Scripting
24 20 (11.11%) 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 10 (5.56%) IIS
2 5 (2.78%) Drupal
3 2 (1.11%) ColdFusion
3 2 (1.11%) Confluence
4 1 (0.56%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.11%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.67%) VoIP
2 10 (5.56%) IMAP
2 10 (5.56%) NAS
2 10 (5.56%) SAN
2 10 (5.56%) SMTP
2 10 (5.56%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.67%) HTTP
4 1 (0.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (25.56%) MySQL
2 20 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.67%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.67%) 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
1 112 (62.22%) Selenium
2 34 (18.89%) JIRA
3 29 (16.11%) JMeter
4 19 (10.56%) WebDriver
5 15 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 12 (6.67%) NUnit
7 11 (6.11%) NeoLoad
8 10 (5.56%) AQtime
8 10 (5.56%) HP UFT
8 10 (5.56%) WebLOAD
9 8 (4.44%) Cucumber
9 8 (4.44%) SoapUI
10 6 (3.33%) Git (software)
10 6 (3.33%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.78%) TestNG
12 4 (2.22%) MSTest
13 2 (1.11%) JUnit
13 2 (1.11%) LoadRunner
13 2 (1.11%) Maven
13 2 (1.11%) Zephyr
General
1 22 (12.22%) Finance
2 14 (7.78%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.78%) Banking
4 3 (1.67%) Electronics
4 3 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.67%) Marketing
4 3 (1.67%) Publishing
5 2 (1.11%) Automotive
5 2 (1.11%) Games
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.67%) .NET
2 15 (8.33%) Web Services
3 10 (5.56%) Gherkin
3 10 (5.56%) MAPI
4 7 (3.89%) SOAP
5 6 (3.33%) HTML
5 6 (3.33%) LAMP
6 5 (2.78%) Behat
6 5 (2.78%) XML
7 4 (2.22%) CSS
8 3 (1.67%) RESTful
9 2 (1.11%) JSON
10 1 (0.56%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.56%) Ajax
10 1 (0.56%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.56%) Node.js
10 1 (0.56%) React
10 1 (0.56%) REST
10 1 (0.56%) Spring
10 1 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.78%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.11%) PMI
3 5 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.11%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.11%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.11%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.11%) Wiki
5 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.44%) Linux
2 22 (12.22%) Windows
3 20 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.89%) Unix
5 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (52.22%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (45.00%) Regression Testing
3 50 (27.78%) Automated Testing
4 44 (24.44%) Test Automation
5 39 (21.67%) Software Testing
6 36 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 35 (19.44%) Functional Testing
8 32 (17.78%) Manual Testing
9 31 (17.22%) BDD
10 30 (16.67%) Integration Testing
11 27 (15.00%) Scrum
12 25 (13.89%) Web Testing
13 22 (12.22%) Software Delivery
14 21 (11.67%) Test Scripting
15 18 (10.00%) QA Automation
16 17 (9.44%) TDD
17 16 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
18 11 (6.11%) Performance Testing
19 10 (5.56%) Performance Engineering
19 10 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 53 (29.44%) SQL
2 43 (23.89%) Java
3 19 (10.56%) C#
3 19 (10.56%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.78%) PHP
5 13 (7.22%) C++
6 12 (6.67%) Perl
6 12 (6.67%) Python
7 10 (5.56%) Ruby
8 7 (3.89%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.67%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.11%) VC++
11 1 (0.56%) C
11 1 (0.56%) Groovy
11 1 (0.56%) VB
11 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 44 (24.44%) ISEB
3 39 (21.67%) Degree
4 11 (6.11%) PMI Certification
5 6 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 10 (5.56%) VMware ESX
1 10 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (5.56%) Perfmon
2 6 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.56%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 22 (12.22%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.56%) Oracle
2 10 (5.56%) VMware
3 7 (3.89%) HP
4 3 (1.67%) Pega
4 3 (1.67%) SAP
5 2 (1.11%) Rally
6 1 (0.56%) CA
6 1 (0.56%) Informatica
6 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
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