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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 337 404 374
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 106 56 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.27% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.28% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 91 52 89
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,600 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
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
17782 19999 22031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.78% 97.05% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 15047 16125 17797
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
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 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +61 53 £51,250 +13.88% 5
Buckinghamshire +42 20 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Oxfordshire -4 11 £30,000 - 1
East Sussex +20 10 - - 2
West Sussex -12 8 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Hampshire +9 2 £37,500 -3.22%
Surrey 0 2 £33,750 -35.71% 1
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 168 (100.00%) QA
2 107 (63.69%) Selenium
3 87 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (31.55%) SQL
5 42 (25.00%) Java
5 42 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 42 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 42 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 38 (22.62%) JIRA
7 37 (22.02%) Test Automation
7 37 (22.02%) Automation Testing
8 36 (21.43%) Degree
9 35 (20.83%) Software Testing
10 34 (20.24%) ISTQB
11 33 (19.64%) Manual Testing
12 32 (19.05%) ISEB
13 31 (18.45%) MySQL
13 31 (18.45%) Integration Testing
14 26 (15.48%) Web Testing
14 26 (15.48%) .NET
15 25 (14.88%) SQL Server
15 25 (14.88%) Microsoft
16 24 (14.29%) BDD
16 24 (14.29%) Test Scripting
16 24 (14.29%) Finance
17 21 (12.50%) Windows
17 21 (12.50%) Linux
18 20 (11.90%) Windows Server
19 19 (11.31%) SDLC
19 19 (11.31%) JavaScript

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 12 (7.14%) IIS
2 8 (4.76%) ColdFusion
3 4 (2.38%) Drupal
4 3 (1.79%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 17 (10.12%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) BASE24
2 2 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.79%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.95%) IMAP
1 10 (5.95%) NAS
1 10 (5.95%) SAN
1 10 (5.95%) SMTP
1 10 (5.95%) VoIP
1 10 (5.95%) Wireshark
2 3 (1.79%) ATM
3 1 (0.60%) Firewall
3 1 (0.60%) HTTP
3 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.45%) MySQL
2 25 (14.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 107 (63.69%) Selenium
2 38 (22.62%) JIRA
3 16 (9.52%) WebDriver
4 15 (8.93%) JMeter
5 12 (7.14%) HP UFT
5 12 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 12 (7.14%) NUnit
5 12 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (6.55%) SoapUI
7 10 (5.95%) AQtime
7 10 (5.95%) NeoLoad
7 10 (5.95%) WebLOAD
8 7 (4.17%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.57%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.98%) TestNG
11 4 (2.38%) MSTest
12 3 (1.79%) JUnit
12 3 (1.79%) Selenium IDE
13 2 (1.19%) LoadRunner
13 2 (1.19%) WebPagetest
General
1 24 (14.29%) Finance
2 15 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.76%) Banking
4 5 (2.98%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.79%) Publishing
5 3 (1.79%) Retail
6 2 (1.19%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Local Government
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.48%) .NET
2 17 (10.12%) Web Services
3 10 (5.95%) MAPI
4 6 (3.57%) Gherkin
5 5 (2.98%) CSS
5 5 (2.98%) HTML
5 5 (2.98%) SOAP
6 4 (2.38%) Behat
6 4 (2.38%) LAMP
7 2 (1.19%) JSON
7 2 (1.19%) XML
8 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.60%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.60%) Ajax
8 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.60%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.60%) Java EE
8 1 (0.60%) JMS
8 1 (0.60%) Spring
8 1 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.93%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.55%) PMI
3 8 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.79%) Contactless
4 3 (1.79%) EMV
4 3 (1.79%) Fintech
5 2 (1.19%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.50%) Linux
1 21 (12.50%) Windows
2 20 (11.90%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 42 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 42 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 37 (22.02%) Automation Testing
3 37 (22.02%) Test Automation
4 35 (20.83%) Software Testing
5 33 (19.64%) Manual Testing
6 31 (18.45%) Integration Testing
7 26 (15.48%) Web Testing
8 24 (14.29%) BDD
8 24 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 19 (11.31%) SDLC
10 16 (9.52%) Scrum
11 15 (8.93%) QA Automation
11 15 (8.93%) TDD
12 14 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (5.95%) Compatibility Testing
13 10 (5.95%) Software Delivery
13 10 (5.95%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (31.55%) SQL
2 42 (25.00%) Java
3 19 (11.31%) JavaScript
4 18 (10.71%) C#
5 13 (7.74%) PHP
6 11 (6.55%) C++
7 9 (5.36%) Perl
7 9 (5.36%) Python
7 9 (5.36%) Ruby
8 3 (1.79%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.19%) VBScript
10 1 (0.60%) Groovy
10 1 (0.60%) VB
10 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.60%) VC++
Qualifications
1 36 (21.43%) Degree
2 34 (20.24%) ISTQB
3 32 (19.05%) ISEB
4 11 (6.55%) PMI Certification
5 6 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.95%) Active Directory
1 10 (5.95%) VMware ESX
1 10 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (5.95%) Perfmon
2 9 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.60%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 25 (14.88%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.55%) HP
3 10 (5.95%) VMware
4 6 (3.57%) Oracle
5 3 (1.79%) CyberSource
5 3 (1.79%) DataCash
5 3 (1.79%) Elavon
5 3 (1.79%) Ingenico
5 3 (1.79%) Pega
5 3 (1.79%) Sage
5 3 (1.79%) TSYS
5 3 (1.79%) VeriFone
5 3 (1.79%) VocaLink
5 3 (1.79%) WorldPay
6 2 (1.19%) Rally
7 1 (0.60%) CA
7 1 (0.60%) Informatica
7 1 (0.60%) SAP
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