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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 410 388 409
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 32 67 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.31% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 29 61 35
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £25,000 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%
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
19623 21752 21008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.22% 94.83% 95.05%
Number of salaries quoted 15884 17666 17391
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015. 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
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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
Hampshire +5 6 £40,000 +23.07%
Oxfordshire +8 5 £30,000 -20.00% 1
East Sussex +1 5 £52,500 +110.00%
Surrey 0 5 £52,500 +5.00%
Berkshire 0 4 £44,000 +25.71%
Kent +6 3 £30,000 +3.44%
Buckinghamshire -4 2 - -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 78 (100.00%) QA
2 54 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (44.87%) Selenium
4 25 (32.05%) SQL
4 25 (32.05%) ISEB
5 22 (28.21%) Manual Testing
6 20 (25.64%) C#
7 19 (24.36%) HTML
7 19 (24.36%) JavaScript
7 19 (24.36%) ISTQB
7 19 (24.36%) Automation Testing
8 18 (23.08%) Degree
8 18 (23.08%) Automated Testing
9 16 (20.51%) Java
9 16 (20.51%) Performance Testing
10 13 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 13 (16.67%) .NET
10 13 (16.67%) Oracle
10 13 (16.67%) UNIX
10 13 (16.67%) Windows
10 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (15.38%) XML
12 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
12 11 (14.10%) Test Strategy
13 10 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (12.82%) HP
13 10 (12.82%) C++
13 10 (12.82%) QuickTest Pro
13 10 (12.82%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.28%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (44.87%) Selenium
2 10 (12.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (12.82%) JIRA
3 8 (10.26%) Visual Studio
3 8 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (7.69%) WatiN
4 6 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 6 (7.69%) FitNesse
4 6 (7.69%) InstallShield
5 4 (5.13%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.13%) SpecFlow
6 3 (3.85%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (2.56%) Firebug
7 2 (2.56%) Fiddler
7 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.56%) Subversion
7 2 (2.56%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.28%) Toad
8 1 (1.28%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.28%) TestPartner
General
1 8 (10.26%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Games
2 5 (6.41%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Retail
3 4 (5.13%) Front Office
4 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.28%) Electronics
5 1 (1.28%) Automotive
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.36%) HTML
2 13 (16.67%) .NET
3 12 (15.38%) XML
4 9 (11.54%) jQuery
5 8 (10.26%) CSS
6 4 (5.13%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.85%) SOAP
8 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.56%) LAMP
8 2 (2.56%) WinForms
8 2 (2.56%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (1.28%) WCF
9 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (1.28%) Ajax
9 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.56%) Handset
4 2 (2.56%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.28%) iDTV
5 1 (1.28%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.67%) UNIX
1 13 (16.67%) Windows
2 9 (11.54%) Linux
3 6 (7.69%) Solaris
4 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.21%) Manual Testing
3 19 (24.36%) Automation Testing
4 18 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 16 (20.51%) Performance Testing
6 13 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 11 (14.10%) Test Strategy
8 10 (12.82%) Software Testing
9 9 (11.54%) Waterfall
9 9 (11.54%) Integration Testing
9 9 (11.54%) Test Scripting
10 8 (10.26%) System Testing
10 8 (10.26%) Scrum
11 7 (8.97%) Software Engineering
12 6 (7.69%) Project Planning
12 6 (7.69%) Time Management
12 6 (7.69%) Mentoring
13 5 (6.41%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (6.41%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.05%) SQL
2 20 (25.64%) C#
3 19 (24.36%) JavaScript
4 16 (20.51%) Java
5 10 (12.82%) C++
6 7 (8.97%) Python
6 7 (8.97%) Ruby
7 6 (7.69%) Perl
8 5 (6.41%) PHP
9 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.28%) VC++
Qualifications
1 25 (32.05%) ISEB
2 19 (24.36%) ISTQB
3 18 (23.08%) Degree
4 7 (8.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (16.67%) Oracle
2 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.82%) HP
4 6 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.56%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.56%) SAP