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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 34 61
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +27
Permanent jobs citing QA 56 35 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 8.97% 5.01% 3.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 73.68% 60.34% 50.94%
Number of salaries quoted 50 34 25
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £16,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
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
76 58 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 12.18% 8.31% 6.37%
Number of salaries quoted 63 48 49
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 £16,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 22 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Guildford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (44.57%) Degree
2 40 (43.48%) Selenium
3 36 (39.13%) XML
4 34 (36.96%) Finance
5 30 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (32.61%) SQL
6 24 (26.09%) Microsoft
7 23 (25.00%) .NET
7 23 (25.00%) C#
8 22 (23.91%) SOAP
9 19 (20.65%) Automated Testing
9 19 (20.65%) Java
10 18 (19.57%) ISEB
10 18 (19.57%) Manual Testing
11 17 (18.48%) HP Quality Center
11 17 (18.48%) Web Services
11 17 (18.48%) Software Engineering
12 16 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (17.39%) Computer Science
13 15 (16.30%) Test Planning
14 14 (15.22%) Maven
14 14 (15.22%) QuickTest Pro
14 14 (15.22%) Test Automation
15 12 (13.04%) WSDL
15 12 (13.04%) HP
15 12 (13.04%) JavaScript
15 12 (13.04%) HTML
15 12 (13.04%) CSS
15 12 (13.04%) XSD
16 11 (11.96%) Software Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (4.35%) JBoss
1 4 (4.35%) WebLogic
1 4 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.26%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.52%) MS Project
2 6 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) Intranet
2 7 (7.61%) SAN
2 7 (7.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.96%) SQL Server
1 11 (11.96%) Hadoop
2 7 (7.61%) MySQL
3 4 (4.35%) Big Data
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.09%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 40 (43.48%) Selenium
2 14 (15.22%) Maven
2 14 (15.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (11.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (11.96%) Cucumber
3 11 (11.96%) SpecFlow
3 11 (11.96%) FitNesse
4 9 (9.78%) TestComplete
4 9 (9.78%) WebDriver
5 7 (7.61%) Eclipse
5 7 (7.61%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.52%) JUnit
7 5 (5.43%) WinRunner
7 5 (5.43%) Ranorex
7 5 (5.43%) YourKit
8 4 (4.35%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.26%) JIRA
9 3 (3.26%) TestDirector
10 2 (2.17%) EasyMock
10 2 (2.17%) QALoad
General
1 34 (36.96%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.09%) Retail
3 1 (1.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 43 (46.74%) Analyst
2 23 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 21 (22.83%) QA Analyst
4 20 (21.74%) Test Engineer
5 17 (18.48%) Software Engineer
6 16 (17.39%) Tester
7 15 (16.30%) Software Test Engineer
8 14 (15.22%) QA Test Analyst
9 12 (13.04%) QA Engineer
10 10 (10.87%) Junior
10 10 (10.87%) QA Tester
11 8 (8.70%) Graduate
12 7 (7.61%) Technical Architect
12 7 (7.61%) Architect
13 6 (6.52%) Junior Test Engineer
13 6 (6.52%) Test Leader
13 6 (6.52%) QA Automation Engineer
13 6 (6.52%) Automation Engineer
13 6 (6.52%) Junior Software Engineer
14 5 (5.43%) .NET Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (39.13%) XML
2 23 (25.00%) .NET
3 22 (23.91%) SOAP
4 17 (18.48%) Web Services
5 12 (13.04%) WSDL
5 12 (13.04%) HTML
5 12 (13.04%) CSS
5 12 (13.04%) XSD
6 8 (8.70%) Spring
7 7 (7.61%) .NET Framework
7 7 (7.61%) Hibernate
7 7 (7.61%) Struts
7 7 (7.61%) Spring MVC
7 7 (7.61%) jQuery
8 4 (4.35%) Spring Integration
8 4 (4.35%) J2EE
8 4 (4.35%) Lucene
9 3 (3.26%) Middleware
10 1 (1.09%) JDBC
10 1 (1.09%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
1 16 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.78%) SWIFT
3 9 (9.78%) Open Source
4 6 (6.52%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.43%) Client/Server
5 5 (5.43%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.26%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (3.26%) User Experience
7 2 (2.17%) PMI
8 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.87%) Linux
2 3 (3.26%) CentOS
2 3 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.65%) Automated Testing
3 18 (19.57%) Manual Testing
4 17 (18.48%) Software Engineering
5 15 (16.30%) Test Planning
6 14 (15.22%) Test Automation
7 11 (11.96%) Software Testing
7 11 (11.96%) Project Management
7 11 (11.96%) Test Management
8 8 (8.70%) Load Testing
9 7 (7.61%) MVC
9 7 (7.61%) SOA
9 7 (7.61%) OO
9 7 (7.61%) PRINCE2
9 7 (7.61%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (5.43%) UML
10 5 (5.43%) RAD
10 5 (5.43%) OOD
10 5 (5.43%) Test Strategy
10 5 (5.43%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.61%) SQL
2 23 (25.00%) C#
3 19 (20.65%) Java
4 12 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.35%) PHP
6 3 (3.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (44.57%) Degree
2 18 (19.57%) ISEB
3 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.26%) PhD
4 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.17%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.17%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.09%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (18.48%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.04%) HP
3 9 (9.78%) Oracle
4 3 (3.26%) VMware
4 3 (3.26%) BT
5 1 (1.09%) Planview
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £11,992.24 per year
Posted: 26 days ago