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

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 349 406 401
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 99 66 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.30% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.31% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 91 60 73
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £22,000 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £33,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
18683 20977 23022
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.78% 96.91% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 15929 16781 18412
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
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 2 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 2 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 +50 48 £52,500 +16.66% 3
Buckinghamshire +34 18 £36,750 -9.81% 4
West Sussex -9 12 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Oxfordshire +14 11 £32,500 +8.33% 4
East Sussex +19 5 £42,500 -24.44% 2
Hampshire +9 2 £37,500 +7.14%
Kent -13 2 £30,250 +0.83%
Surrey -15 1 £45,000 -14.28% 1
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 154 (100.00%) QA
2 93 (60.39%) Selenium
3 81 (52.60%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (31.82%) SQL
5 42 (27.27%) Java
6 41 (26.62%) Automated Testing
6 41 (26.62%) Functional Testing
6 41 (26.62%) Manual Testing
7 36 (23.38%) Software Testing
7 36 (23.38%) JIRA
8 35 (22.73%) Degree
9 34 (22.08%) Automation Testing
10 32 (20.78%) Regression Testing
11 30 (19.48%) .NET
12 29 (18.83%) Integration Testing
13 28 (18.18%) Test Automation
13 28 (18.18%) SQL Server
14 27 (17.53%) ISTQB
14 27 (17.53%) SDLC
15 26 (16.88%) Finance
16 25 (16.23%) Microsoft
16 25 (16.23%) ISEB
17 24 (15.58%) C#
18 23 (14.94%) Test Scripting
19 20 (12.99%) BDD
19 20 (12.99%) Windows
20 19 (12.34%) Web Testing
21 18 (11.69%) MySQL
21 18 (11.69%) HP
22 17 (11.04%) 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 (7.79%) IIS
2 11 (7.14%) ColdFusion
3 4 (2.60%) Drupal
3 4 (2.60%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 16 (10.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.60%) BASE24
2 3 (1.95%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.60%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.49%) IMAP
1 10 (6.49%) NAS
1 10 (6.49%) SAN
1 10 (6.49%) SMTP
1 10 (6.49%) Wireshark
2 7 (4.55%) VoIP
3 4 (2.60%) ATM
4 2 (1.30%) Internet
5 1 (0.65%) Firewall
5 1 (0.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.69%) MySQL
3 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 93 (60.39%) Selenium
2 36 (23.38%) JIRA
3 14 (9.09%) HP UFT
3 14 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (7.79%) NUnit
5 11 (7.14%) WebDriver
6 10 (6.49%) AQtime
6 10 (6.49%) Jenkins
6 10 (6.49%) WebLOAD
7 8 (5.19%) JMeter
7 8 (5.19%) SoapUI
7 8 (5.19%) Visual Studio
8 7 (4.55%) NeoLoad
9 5 (3.25%) Cucumber
9 5 (3.25%) LoadRunner
9 5 (3.25%) TestNG
10 3 (1.95%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (1.30%) Gerrit
11 2 (1.30%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.30%) WebPagetest
General
1 26 (16.88%) Finance
2 12 (7.79%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.84%) Banking
4 5 (3.25%) Multimedia
5 4 (2.60%) Retail
6 2 (1.30%) Advertising
6 2 (1.30%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.30%) Publishing
7 1 (0.65%) Electronics
7 1 (0.65%) Local Government
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.65%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (19.48%) .NET
2 17 (11.04%) Web Services
3 10 (6.49%) MAPI
4 6 (3.90%) Gherkin
5 4 (2.60%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.60%) Behat
5 4 (2.60%) CSS
5 4 (2.60%) HTML
5 4 (2.60%) LAMP
6 3 (1.95%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.95%) SOAP
6 3 (1.95%) XML
7 2 (1.30%) HTML5
7 2 (1.30%) JSON
8 1 (0.65%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 11 (7.14%) PMI
3 8 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.60%) Contactless
4 4 (2.60%) EMV
4 4 (2.60%) Fintech
5 2 (1.30%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.99%) Windows
2 16 (10.39%) Windows Server
3 14 (9.09%) Linux
4 4 (2.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (52.60%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (26.62%) Automated Testing
2 41 (26.62%) Functional Testing
2 41 (26.62%) Manual Testing
3 36 (23.38%) Software Testing
4 34 (22.08%) Automation Testing
5 32 (20.78%) Regression Testing
6 29 (18.83%) Integration Testing
7 28 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 27 (17.53%) SDLC
9 23 (14.94%) Test Scripting
10 20 (12.99%) BDD
11 19 (12.34%) Web Testing
12 16 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (9.74%) TDD
14 14 (9.09%) Scrum
15 11 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
15 11 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
15 11 (7.14%) Unit Testing
15 11 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 49 (31.82%) SQL
2 42 (27.27%) Java
3 24 (15.58%) C#
4 17 (11.04%) JavaScript
5 16 (10.39%) PHP
6 10 (6.49%) C++
7 7 (4.55%) Ruby
8 5 (3.25%) Perl
8 5 (3.25%) Python
9 3 (1.95%) VBScript
10 2 (1.30%) VB
11 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (22.73%) Degree
2 27 (17.53%) ISTQB
3 25 (16.23%) ISEB
4 11 (7.14%) PMI Certification
5 6 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.49%) Active Directory
1 10 (6.49%) VMware ESX
1 10 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (9.74%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (6.49%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.65%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 25 (16.23%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.69%) HP
3 10 (6.49%) VMware
4 8 (5.19%) Oracle
5 4 (2.60%) CyberSource
5 4 (2.60%) DataCash
5 4 (2.60%) Elavon
5 4 (2.60%) Ingenico
5 4 (2.60%) Sage
5 4 (2.60%) TSYS
5 4 (2.60%) VeriFone
5 4 (2.60%) VocaLink
5 4 (2.60%) WorldPay
6 3 (1.95%) Pega
7 2 (1.30%) Rally
8 1 (0.65%) CA
8 1 (0.65%) Informatica
8 1 (0.65%) SAP
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Relocation Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Relocation Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Health/Life Insurance, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Union Street
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum salary dependent upon experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Crawley
Energon Global
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + 29 days holiday + bonus + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago