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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 57 55
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 42 35 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 6.09% 3.89% 3.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.16% 40.70% 53.49%
Number of salaries quoted 39 30 23
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,300 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £55,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
93 86 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 13.48% 9.57% 6.24%
Number of salaries quoted 58 65 42
Average salary £33,750 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £56,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%

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 20 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Guildford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 37 (49.33%) Selenium
2 34 (45.33%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (45.33%) Degree
3 31 (41.33%) SQL
4 30 (40.00%) Finance
5 26 (34.67%) Microsoft
6 23 (30.67%) Web Services
7 22 (29.33%) .NET
7 22 (29.33%) C#
8 20 (26.67%) XML
9 18 (24.00%) Test Automation
10 17 (22.67%) WebDriver
10 17 (22.67%) TestComplete
11 15 (20.00%) OO
11 15 (20.00%) ISEB
12 13 (17.33%) Test Strategy
12 13 (17.33%) Analytics
12 13 (17.33%) Ranorex
12 13 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (17.33%) .NET Framework
12 13 (17.33%) WinRunner
12 13 (17.33%) Client/Server
12 13 (17.33%) RAD
12 13 (17.33%) SOAP
12 13 (17.33%) Java
12 13 (17.33%) Mathematics
13 12 (16.00%) Maven
13 12 (16.00%) Automated Testing
13 12 (16.00%) QuickTest Pro
13 12 (16.00%) HP Quality Center

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Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (5.33%) WebLogic
1 4 (5.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.67%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.67%) MS Project
3 2 (2.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) Intranet
2 6 (8.00%) HTTP
2 6 (8.00%) SAN
3 2 (2.67%) Extranet
4 1 (1.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.33%) Hadoop
3 6 (8.00%) MySQL
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.33%) Big Data
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 37 (49.33%) Selenium
2 17 (22.67%) TestComplete
2 17 (22.67%) WebDriver
3 13 (17.33%) WinRunner
3 13 (17.33%) Ranorex
4 12 (16.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (16.00%) Maven
5 9 (12.00%) Cucumber
5 9 (12.00%) FitNesse
5 9 (12.00%) SpecFlow
5 9 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (10.67%) Eclipse
7 6 (8.00%) JUnit
8 5 (6.67%) YourKit
9 4 (5.33%) Jenkins
9 4 (5.33%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.67%) Axure RP
10 2 (2.67%) jMock
10 2 (2.67%) EasyMock
10 2 (2.67%) SilkPerformer
General
1 30 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Retail
2 1 (1.33%) Marketing
2 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (62.67%) Analyst
2 29 (38.67%) Test Analyst
3 25 (33.33%) QA Analyst
4 21 (28.00%) Test Engineer
5 18 (24.00%) QA Engineer
6 15 (20.00%) Tester
7 14 (18.67%) QA Automation Engineer
7 14 (18.67%) Automation Engineer
8 13 (17.33%) Automation Test Analyst
8 13 (17.33%) Automation Tester
8 13 (17.33%) Automation Analyst
8 13 (17.33%) Consultant
8 13 (17.33%) Test Consultant
8 13 (17.33%) .NET Consultant
9 10 (13.33%) QA Test Analyst
10 9 (12.00%) Software Engineer
11 8 (10.67%) Architect
11 8 (10.67%) Software Test Engineer
12 6 (8.00%) Business Analyst
12 6 (8.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (30.67%) Web Services
2 22 (29.33%) .NET
3 20 (26.67%) XML
4 13 (17.33%) SOAP
4 13 (17.33%) .NET Framework
5 11 (14.67%) HTML
5 11 (14.67%) CSS
6 10 (13.33%) XSD
6 10 (13.33%) WSDL
7 9 (12.00%) Spring
8 6 (8.00%) Struts
8 6 (8.00%) J2EE
8 6 (8.00%) Spring MVC
8 6 (8.00%) jQuery
9 4 (5.33%) Spring Integration
9 4 (5.33%) Hibernate
9 4 (5.33%) Lucene
10 3 (4.00%) Middleware
11 1 (1.33%) JDBC
11 1 (1.33%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Client/Server
1 13 (17.33%) Mathematics
2 9 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 9 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.67%) Open Source
4 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.67%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.67%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.33%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (2.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.00%) Test Automation
3 15 (20.00%) OO
4 13 (17.33%) RAD
4 13 (17.33%) Test Strategy
4 13 (17.33%) Analytics
5 12 (16.00%) Automated Testing
6 10 (13.33%) Software Engineering
7 9 (12.00%) Software Testing
7 9 (12.00%) Test Management
8 8 (10.67%) Project Management
9 6 (8.00%) Data Analysis
9 6 (8.00%) MVC
9 6 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (6.67%) OOD
10 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2
10 5 (6.67%) UML
11 4 (5.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 31 (41.33%) SQL
2 22 (29.33%) C#
3 13 (17.33%) Java
4 11 (14.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.33%) PHP
6 2 (2.67%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (45.33%) Degree
2 15 (20.00%) ISEB
3 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.67%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.33%) P3O
Systems Management
1 12 (16.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (34.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.33%) HP
3 8 (10.67%) Oracle
4 4 (5.33%) JBoss
5 2 (2.67%) Adobe
5 2 (2.67%) Sony
5 2 (2.67%) Google
5 2 (2.67%) Planview
Guildford, Surrey
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £28,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £71000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum - Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £7,800 pa
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Allianz
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago