The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
England / South East
Rank 319 390 377
Rank change year-on-year +71 -13  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 62 70 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.41% 0.36% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.38% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 50 68 66
Median salary £35,000 £39,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.94% +6.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £56,250
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  

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 14422 18600 19935
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.51% 96.65% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12036 15863 16077
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured QA Tester in the job title.

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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +24 18 £35,000 -33.33% 1
Surrey +40 9 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Oxfordshire +2 8 £30,000 -33.33% 6
Hampshire - 8 £32,500 -
Buckinghamshire +12 6 £32,500 -9.72% 2
Sussex - 5 £55,000 - 1
Kent +24 4 £37,500 +23.96% 1
East Sussex +8 2 £27,750 -34.70% 1
West Sussex -2 2 £52,500 +40.00%
QA Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 110 (100.00%) QA
2 53 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (44.55%) Selenium
4 37 (33.64%) Test Scripting
5 33 (30.00%) SQL
6 32 (29.09%) Automated Testing
7 29 (26.36%) Java
7 29 (26.36%) Regression Testing
8 27 (24.55%) Software Testing
9 22 (20.00%) JIRA
9 22 (20.00%) Finance
10 21 (19.09%) Test Automation
11 20 (18.18%) Test Strategy
11 20 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (17.27%) Automation Testing
13 18 (16.36%) Functional Testing
13 18 (16.36%) Degree
13 18 (16.36%) ISEB
13 18 (16.36%) JavaScript
13 18 (16.36%) Windows
14 17 (15.45%) WebDriver
15 16 (14.55%) Oracle
16 15 (13.64%) Microsoft
16 15 (13.64%) Scrum
16 15 (13.64%) Exploratory Testing
16 15 (13.64%) User Experience
17 14 (12.73%) ISTQB
17 14 (12.73%) Manual Testing
18 13 (11.82%) Performance Testing
18 13 (11.82%) MS Excel

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 6 (5.45%) Confluence
2 1 (0.91%) Apache
2 1 (0.91%) IIS
2 1 (0.91%) JBoss
2 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (11.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.36%) SaaS
2 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.73%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.55%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 49 (44.55%) Selenium
2 22 (20.00%) JIRA
3 17 (15.45%) WebDriver
4 11 (10.00%) JMeter
5 10 (9.09%) Gatling
6 9 (8.18%) Cucumber
7 7 (6.36%) Git (software)
7 7 (6.36%) HP UFT
8 6 (5.45%) NeoLoad
9 3 (2.73%) IntelliJ
9 3 (2.73%) NUnit
9 3 (2.73%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.82%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.82%) Redmine
10 2 (1.82%) Subversion
10 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.82%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.82%) TestNG
10 2 (1.82%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.91%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (20.00%) Finance
2 10 (9.09%) Financial Institution
3 5 (4.55%) Marketing
3 5 (4.55%) Retail
4 4 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.82%) Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.91%) Automotive
6 1 (0.91%) Back Office
6 1 (0.91%) Front Office
6 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.18%) .NET
2 8 (7.27%) HTML
3 7 (6.36%) HTML5
3 7 (6.36%) Web Services
3 7 (6.36%) XML
4 6 (5.45%) Gherkin
5 5 (4.55%) Play Framework
6 4 (3.64%) Ajax
6 4 (3.64%) CSS
6 4 (3.64%) CSS3
6 4 (3.64%) jQuery
6 4 (3.64%) XHTML
7 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.73%) WinForms
8 2 (1.82%) SOAP
9 1 (0.91%) J2EE
9 1 (0.91%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.64%) User Experience
2 12 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.45%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.45%) Replication
4 5 (4.55%) iPad
5 2 (1.82%) iPhone
5 2 (1.82%) PMI
6 1 (0.91%) Fintech
6 1 (0.91%) IVR
6 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.36%) Windows
2 7 (6.36%) Unix
3 4 (3.64%) Android
4 2 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.91%) Linux
5 1 (0.91%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (33.64%) Test Scripting
3 32 (29.09%) Automated Testing
4 29 (26.36%) Regression Testing
5 27 (24.55%) Software Testing
6 21 (19.09%) Test Automation
7 20 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 20 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (17.27%) Automation Testing
9 18 (16.36%) Functional Testing
10 15 (13.64%) Exploratory Testing
10 15 (13.64%) Scrum
11 14 (12.73%) Manual Testing
12 13 (11.82%) Performance Testing
13 12 (10.91%) Non-Functional Testing
14 11 (10.00%) BDD
14 11 (10.00%) QA Automation
15 10 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
15 10 (9.09%) Security Testing
16 9 (8.18%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.00%) SQL
2 29 (26.36%) Java
3 18 (16.36%) JavaScript
4 13 (11.82%) C#
5 6 (5.45%) Python
5 6 (5.45%) Scala
6 5 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.73%) C++
7 3 (2.73%) VB
7 3 (2.73%) VB6
8 2 (1.82%) Groovy
9 1 (0.91%) C
9 1 (0.91%) Perl
9 1 (0.91%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (16.36%) Degree
1 18 (16.36%) ISEB
2 14 (12.73%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (5.45%) PMO
3 3 (2.73%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (0.91%) Grafana
1 1 (0.91%) Graphite
Vendors
1 16 (14.55%) Oracle
2 15 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.73%) Apple
3 3 (2.73%) Facebook
4 1 (0.91%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.91%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.91%) Dynatrace
4 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.91%) Remedy
4 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.91%) SAP
4 1 (0.91%) Sencha
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