The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Tester
England / South East
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 352 341 426
Rank change year-on-year -11 +85  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 44 101 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.55% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.57% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 43 75 50
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14100 17771 20746
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.65% 96.97% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 51721 74610 83636
Median salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.13% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured QA Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester 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 in the South East.

Salary trend for QA Tester in the South East

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in the South East over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester 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 29 June 2017. 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 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 -1 16 £50,000 -
Buckinghamshire -6 7 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Kent - 6 £35,000 -
Surrey +38 5 £41,250 +37.50% 2
Oxfordshire +7 5 £62,500 +108.33% 2
Hampshire +24 3 £60,000 +60.00%
West Sussex +6 1 £45,000 +15.38% 1
East Sussex -9 1 £20,500 -
QA Tester
England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, 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.

1 107 (100.00%) QA
2 89 (83.18%) Test Automation
3 57 (53.27%) Selenium
4 53 (49.53%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (42.99%) Test Scripting
6 42 (39.25%) SQL
7 38 (35.51%) Java
8 34 (31.78%) Regression Testing
9 31 (28.97%) Software Testing
10 27 (25.23%) Test Strategy
11 25 (23.36%) JIRA
12 23 (21.50%) WebDriver
12 23 (21.50%) Finance
13 22 (20.56%) C#
13 22 (20.56%) Windows
14 21 (19.63%) Microsoft
14 21 (19.63%) Oracle
14 21 (19.63%) Scrum
15 18 (16.82%) ISEB
15 18 (16.82%) Exploratory Testing
15 18 (16.82%) Functional Testing
16 17 (15.89%) .NET
17 16 (14.95%) JMeter
17 16 (14.95%) Financial Institution
17 16 (14.95%) Degree
17 16 (14.95%) Cucumber
17 16 (14.95%) BDD
17 16 (14.95%) Gatling
17 16 (14.95%) Defect Tracking
17 16 (14.95%) QA Automation

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 5 (4.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) SaaS
2 4 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.67%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.93%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 57 (53.27%) Selenium
2 25 (23.36%) JIRA
3 23 (21.50%) WebDriver
4 16 (14.95%) Cucumber
4 16 (14.95%) Gatling
4 16 (14.95%) JMeter
5 10 (9.35%) Git (software)
6 7 (6.54%) NUnit
7 6 (5.61%) NeoLoad
7 6 (5.61%) SpecFlow
8 5 (4.67%) tSQLt
9 4 (3.74%) JUnit
9 4 (3.74%) Visual Studio
10 3 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.87%) IntelliJ
11 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.87%) Redmine
11 2 (1.87%) Subversion
11 2 (1.87%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.93%) InstallShield
General
1 23 (21.50%) Finance
2 16 (14.95%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.74%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.80%) Marketing
4 3 (2.80%) Retail
4 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
5 1 (0.93%) Back Office
5 1 (0.93%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.89%) .NET
2 12 (11.21%) HTML
2 12 (11.21%) HTML5
3 11 (10.28%) ASP.NET
4 10 (9.35%) WinForms
5 7 (6.54%) Gherkin
6 6 (5.61%) XML
7 5 (4.67%) Play Framework
8 4 (3.74%) Web Services
9 2 (1.87%) Ajax
9 2 (1.87%) CSS
9 2 (1.87%) CSS3
9 2 (1.87%) jQuery
9 2 (1.87%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.21%) iPad
2 10 (9.35%) User Experience
3 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.61%) Replication
5 2 (1.87%) iPhone
5 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.93%) Fintech
6 1 (0.93%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.56%) Windows
2 6 (5.61%) Unix
3 3 (2.80%) Android
4 1 (0.93%) Linux
4 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (83.18%) Test Automation
2 53 (49.53%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (42.99%) Test Scripting
4 34 (31.78%) Regression Testing
5 31 (28.97%) Software Testing
6 27 (25.23%) Test Strategy
7 21 (19.63%) Scrum
8 18 (16.82%) Exploratory Testing
8 18 (16.82%) Functional Testing
9 16 (14.95%) BDD
9 16 (14.95%) Defect Tracking
9 16 (14.95%) QA Automation
10 13 (12.15%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (11.21%) Manual Testing
11 12 (11.21%) Mentoring
11 12 (11.21%) Non-Functional Testing
12 10 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (9.35%) Performance Testing
12 10 (9.35%) TDD
13 9 (8.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 42 (39.25%) SQL
2 38 (35.51%) Java
3 22 (20.56%) C#
4 13 (12.15%) JavaScript
5 10 (9.35%) T-SQL
5 10 (9.35%) VB
5 10 (9.35%) VB6
6 9 (8.41%) Python
7 7 (6.54%) C++
8 5 (4.67%) C
8 5 (4.67%) Scala
9 1 (0.93%) Perl
9 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (16.82%) ISEB
2 16 (14.95%) Degree
3 12 (11.21%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (5.61%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Firmware
Vendors
1 21 (19.63%) Microsoft
1 21 (19.63%) Oracle
2 10 (9.35%) Apple
2 10 (9.35%) Facebook
3 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.93%) Remedy
3 1 (0.93%) Sencha
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