The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Surrey 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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 183 193 219
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 21 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.47% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 21 4 5
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% -39.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £29,100 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £38,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £32,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
-4.68% -3.75%
QA Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Surrey 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
Surrey
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4330 4054 4932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 97.19% 94.32% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3636 3226 4228
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Surrey region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in Surrey

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Surrey

QA Tester
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
(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
Walton-on-Thames +6 8 £30,500 +1.66%
Guildford - 4 £32,000 -
Chertsey - 1 £25,000 -
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 38 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (63.16%) Degree
3 22 (57.89%) XML
4 18 (47.37%) Test Automation
5 14 (36.84%) C#
6 13 (34.21%) Windows
6 13 (34.21%) ISEB
6 13 (34.21%) Test Strategy
7 12 (31.58%) SWIFT
7 12 (31.58%) Finance
7 12 (31.58%) Python
7 12 (31.58%) Perl
7 12 (31.58%) UNIX
7 12 (31.58%) SOAP
7 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
7 12 (31.58%) FIX Protocol
7 12 (31.58%) Software Engineering
8 11 (28.95%) Project Planning
8 11 (28.95%) InstallShield
8 11 (28.95%) C++
8 11 (28.95%) Time Management
9 10 (26.32%) Solaris
9 10 (26.32%) Red Hat
9 10 (26.32%) ISTQB
9 10 (26.32%) Ruby
10 9 (23.68%) Selenium
11 8 (21.05%) Automated Testing
12 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (18.42%) Microsoft

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 2 (5.26%) ColdFusion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) VoIP
1 2 (5.26%) Internet
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) InstallShield
2 9 (23.68%) Selenium
3 6 (15.79%) FitNesse
3 6 (15.79%) WatiN
4 2 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Automotive
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (57.89%) XML
2 12 (31.58%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (31.58%) SOAP
3 4 (10.53%) .NET
4 2 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) SWIFT
2 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) iDTV
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 12 (31.58%) UNIX
3 10 (26.32%) Solaris
4 5 (13.16%) Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Test Automation
2 13 (34.21%) Test Strategy
3 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) Software Engineering
3 12 (31.58%) Software Testing
4 11 (28.95%) Project Planning
4 11 (28.95%) Time Management
5 8 (21.05%) Automated Testing
6 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Scrum
8 4 (10.53%) Manual Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
9 2 (5.26%) TDD
9 2 (5.26%) Regression Testing
9 2 (5.26%) ATDD
10 1 (2.63%) Low Latency
10 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
10 1 (2.63%) Multithreading
10 1 (2.63%) System Testing
10 1 (2.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) C#
2 12 (31.58%) Perl
2 12 (31.58%) Python
3 11 (28.95%) C++
4 10 (26.32%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) SQL
5 1 (2.63%) VC++
Qualifications
1 24 (63.16%) Degree
2 13 (34.21%) ISEB
3 10 (26.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Red Hat
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft