The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 24 43 60
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 54 32 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 9.29% 4.24% 3.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 69.23% 51.61% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 46 31 26
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £16,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
Surrey

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 Guildford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Guildford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
78 62 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 13.43% 8.22% 6.70%
Number of salaries quoted 55 49 51
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £17,350 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

QA
Salary Trend in Guildford

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

QA Salary Trend in Guildford

QA
Salary Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Guildford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Guildford 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 41 (49.40%) Selenium
2 37 (44.58%) Degree
3 34 (40.96%) Finance
4 32 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (37.35%) SQL
6 30 (36.14%) XML
7 27 (32.53%) Microsoft
8 24 (28.92%) .NET
8 24 (28.92%) C#
9 21 (25.30%) Web Services
10 19 (22.89%) SOAP
11 16 (19.28%) Automated Testing
11 16 (19.28%) Test Automation
12 15 (18.07%) HP Quality Center
12 15 (18.07%) ISEB
12 15 (18.07%) Java
13 14 (16.87%) QuickTest Pro
13 14 (16.87%) Software Engineering
14 13 (15.66%) HP
14 13 (15.66%) TestComplete
14 13 (15.66%) Computer Science
14 13 (15.66%) WebDriver
14 13 (15.66%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (15.66%) Test Planning
14 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (14.46%) Manual Testing
15 12 (14.46%) WSDL
15 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
15 12 (14.46%) HTML
15 12 (14.46%) CSS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Guildford 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 4 (4.82%) WebLogic
1 4 (4.82%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.20%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.82%) MS Project
3 4 (4.82%) MS Office
4 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.43%) HTTP
1 7 (8.43%) SAN
2 6 (7.23%) Intranet
3 1 (1.20%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.84%) Hadoop
3 7 (8.43%) MySQL
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.41%) Big Data
5 1 (1.20%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 41 (49.40%) Selenium
2 14 (16.87%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (15.66%) TestComplete
3 13 (15.66%) WebDriver
4 12 (14.46%) Maven
5 11 (13.25%) Cucumber
5 11 (13.25%) SpecFlow
5 11 (13.25%) FitNesse
5 11 (13.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (10.84%) Ranorex
6 9 (10.84%) WinRunner
7 7 (8.43%) Eclipse
8 6 (7.23%) JUnit
9 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
9 5 (6.02%) YourKit
10 4 (4.82%) SoapUI
11 2 (2.41%) jMock
11 2 (2.41%) EasyMock
11 2 (2.41%) LoadRunner
11 2 (2.41%) TestPartner
General
1 34 (40.96%) Finance
2 1 (1.20%) Retail
2 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (56.63%) Analyst
2 27 (32.53%) Test Analyst
3 25 (30.12%) QA Analyst
4 21 (25.30%) Test Engineer
5 17 (20.48%) Tester
6 16 (19.28%) QA Engineer
7 14 (16.87%) QA Test Analyst
7 14 (16.87%) Software Engineer
8 12 (14.46%) Software Test Engineer
9 10 (12.05%) QA Automation Engineer
9 10 (12.05%) Automation Engineer
10 9 (10.84%) Automation Test Analyst
10 9 (10.84%) Automation Tester
10 9 (10.84%) Automation Analyst
10 9 (10.84%) Test Consultant
10 9 (10.84%) .NET Consultant
10 9 (10.84%) Consultant
11 7 (8.43%) Technical Architect
11 7 (8.43%) Junior
11 7 (8.43%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (36.14%) XML
2 24 (28.92%) .NET
3 21 (25.30%) Web Services
4 19 (22.89%) SOAP
5 12 (14.46%) HTML
5 12 (14.46%) CSS
5 12 (14.46%) XSD
5 12 (14.46%) WSDL
6 9 (10.84%) .NET Framework
7 8 (9.64%) Spring
8 7 (8.43%) Hibernate
8 7 (8.43%) Spring MVC
8 7 (8.43%) jQuery
8 7 (8.43%) Struts
9 4 (4.82%) J2EE
9 4 (4.82%) Lucene
9 4 (4.82%) Spring Integration
10 3 (3.61%) Middleware
11 1 (1.20%) Swing
11 1 (1.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) Computer Science
1 13 (15.66%) Enterprise Software
1 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.84%) Mathematics
2 9 (10.84%) Client/Server
3 7 (8.43%) Open Source
4 6 (7.23%) SWIFT
5 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.61%) User Experience
7 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.20%) CentOS
2 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (19.28%) Automated Testing
2 16 (19.28%) Test Automation
3 14 (16.87%) Software Engineering
4 13 (15.66%) Test Planning
5 12 (14.46%) Manual Testing
6 11 (13.25%) Test Management
6 11 (13.25%) Software Testing
6 11 (13.25%) Project Management
6 11 (13.25%) OO
7 9 (10.84%) RAD
7 9 (10.84%) Test Strategy
7 9 (10.84%) Analytics
8 7 (8.43%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (8.43%) PRINCE2
8 7 (8.43%) MVC
9 6 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (7.23%) Load Testing
10 5 (6.02%) UML
10 5 (6.02%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 31 (37.35%) SQL
2 24 (28.92%) C#
3 15 (18.07%) Java
4 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.82%) PHP
6 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (44.58%) Degree
2 15 (18.07%) ISEB
3 8 (9.64%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) PhD
5 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.20%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (18.07%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (32.53%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.66%) HP
3 9 (10.84%) Oracle
4 4 (4.82%) JBoss
5 3 (3.61%) Planview
6 1 (1.20%) BT
6 1 (1.20%) VMware
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum - Benefits Package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
AMsource Technology
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum £35k - £45k + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £11,992.24 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago