The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Kent
Rank 56 54 75
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 33 52 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.93% 4.71% 2.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.02% 32.30% 34.48%
Number of salaries quoted 29 49 28
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £34,100 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £67,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 Kent region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
97 161 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 11.55% 14.60% 8.62%
Number of salaries quoted 87 147 74
Median salary £42,250 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £58,250
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +3.52%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of job ads across the Kent region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

QA
Salary Trend in Kent

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

QA Salary Trend in Kent

QA
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Kent region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Kent

QA
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
West Malling -7 5 £28,000 -55.20%
Maidstone -15 5 £37,500 -14.28% 3
Chatham -4 4 £42,000 -6.66% 2
Tunbridge Wells +20 2 £35,000 -12.50%
Dartford - 1 £52,500 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for QA.

1 25 (49.02%) Finance
2 23 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (29.41%) SQL
3 15 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 12 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (23.53%) Software Testing
5 11 (21.57%) Scrum
6 10 (19.61%) HP
7 9 (17.65%) Test Strategy
7 9 (17.65%) Manual Testing
7 9 (17.65%) .NET
7 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
8 8 (15.69%) C#
8 8 (15.69%) Banking
8 8 (15.69%) JIRA
8 8 (15.69%) User Stories
9 7 (13.73%) Line Management
9 7 (13.73%) Degree
9 7 (13.73%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (13.73%) Project Management
9 7 (13.73%) HTML
9 7 (13.73%) T-SQL
10 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
10 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
10 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 6 (11.76%) Statistics
10 6 (11.76%) BDD
10 6 (11.76%) Functional Testing
10 6 (11.76%) Selenium
11 5 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 3 (5.88%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.96%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (7.84%) MS Office
4 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) SaaS
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.96%) GitHub
3 1 (1.96%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.96%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) JIRA
2 6 (11.76%) Selenium
3 5 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (7.84%) HP UFT
5 3 (5.88%) SpecFlow
5 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.96%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.96%) Mocha
6 1 (1.96%) webpack
General
1 25 (49.02%) Finance
2 8 (15.69%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Marketing
3 2 (3.92%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Analyst
2 11 (21.57%) Test Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) QA Leader
3 10 (19.61%) Test Leader
4 8 (15.69%) Test Manager
5 7 (13.73%) QA Manager
5 7 (13.73%) QA Test Manager
6 6 (11.76%) QA Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) Developer
8 4 (7.84%) .NET Developer
8 4 (7.84%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (7.84%) Applications Support
8 4 (7.84%) Business Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) .NET Analyst Programmer
9 3 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Project Management Officer
9 3 (5.88%) Software Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) .NET
2 7 (13.73%) HTML
3 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (7.84%) CSS
5 3 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (5.88%) Entity Framework
5 3 (5.88%) HTML5
5 3 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (5.88%) RESTful
5 3 (5.88%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (5.88%) Web Services
6 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.92%) WinForms
7 1 (1.96%) Android SDK
7 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.96%) Ember.js
7 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) iPad
3 1 (1.96%) Blog
3 1 (1.96%) Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) PMI
3 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (29.41%) Test Scripting
3 12 (23.53%) Software Testing
3 12 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (21.57%) Scrum
5 9 (17.65%) Manual Testing
5 9 (17.65%) Test Strategy
6 8 (15.69%) User Stories
7 7 (13.73%) Line Management
7 7 (13.73%) Project Management
8 6 (11.76%) BDD
8 6 (11.76%) Functional Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Statistics
9 5 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (9.80%) MVC
9 5 (9.80%) Regression Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.80%) TDD
9 5 (9.80%) Test Management
10 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 15 (29.41%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) C#
3 7 (13.73%) T-SQL
4 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.88%) Java
6 2 (3.92%) VB
6 2 (3.92%) VB6
7 1 (1.96%) C++
7 1 (1.96%) PHP
7 1 (1.96%) Python
7 1 (1.96%) R
7 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Degree
2 4 (7.84%) ISEB
3 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) HP
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.92%) Apple
3 2 (3.92%) Facebook
4 1 (1.96%) Google
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare etc
Posted: 5 days ago
Hythe, Kent
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chatham, Kent
Stott & May
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday