The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
South East / Surrey
Rank 160 199 197
Rank change year-on-year +39 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 9 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.32% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.22% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 13
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,900 £34,000 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,900 £39,000 £57,500
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 Surrey. 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
Surrey
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2685 4059 4324
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 96.27% 97.64% 97.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2166 3497 3574
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester 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 in Surrey.

Salary trend for QA Tester in Surrey

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Surrey

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in Surrey over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in Surrey

QA Tester
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 24 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
Farnham - 3 £37,500 -
Redhill - 3 £45,000 -
Reigate - 1 £47,500 -
Walton-on-Thames - 1 £37,500 - 1
QA Tester
South East

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 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 Surrey region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 7 (53.85%) Regression Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) ISEB
3 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
4 5 (38.46%) C#
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) .NET
5 4 (30.77%) Degree
5 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (23.08%) Scrum
7 2 (15.38%) Retail
7 2 (15.38%) TDD
7 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
7 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
7 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
7 2 (15.38%) Selenium
7 2 (15.38%) JIRA
7 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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 1 (7.69%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) InstallShield
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) NUnit
2 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
4 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
4 1 (7.69%) Automotive
4 1 (7.69%) Back Office
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Solaris
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) Regression Testing
1 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 4 (30.77%) Business Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) QA Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Coaching
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) User Stories
5 1 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISEB
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 4 (30.77%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
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