The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dartford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dartford 8.64% 1.37% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.33% 4.17% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £45,000 £48,125 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.49% -
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
Kent

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Dartford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Dartford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12 24 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dartford 14.81% 32.88% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3 24 4
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,473
% change year-on-year
- -1.16%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Dartford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Dartford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Dartford

QA
Salary Trend in Dartford

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

QA Salary Trend in Dartford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dartford

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Dartford region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (70.00%) Marketing
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (60.00%) Data Migration
2 6 (60.00%) FastStats
2 6 (60.00%) Propensity Modelling
2 6 (60.00%) Line Management
2 6 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (60.00%) ETL
2 6 (60.00%) Migration
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Visualisation
4 3 (30.00%) SmartFocus
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (30.00%) Neolane
4 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (30.00%) ExactTarget
4 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (30.00%) Analytics
4 3 (30.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (30.00%) Data Mapping
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (30.00%) ProCurve
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) ZABBIX
4 3 (30.00%) XenApp
4 3 (30.00%) Veeam

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Dartford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Dartford region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) FastStats
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) Wireless
1 3 (30.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (30.00%) MOLAP
3 3 (30.00%) ROLAP
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (70.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Administrator
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Insight Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) XML
1 3 (30.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Visualisation
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ETL
1 6 (60.00%) Migration
1 6 (60.00%) Data Migration
1 6 (60.00%) Propensity Modelling
1 6 (60.00%) Line Management
2 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Data Mapping
2 3 (30.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 3 (30.00%) Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Logistic Regression
2 3 (30.00%) CHAID
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
1 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (30.00%) VB
2 3 (30.00%) XPath
2 3 (30.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (30.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (30.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
1 3 (30.00%) Citrix
1 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (30.00%) Salesforce.com
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
1 3 (30.00%) ProCurve
1 3 (30.00%) Veeam
1 3 (30.00%) SmartFocus
1 3 (30.00%) Neolane
1 3 (30.00%) ExactTarget
2 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft