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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 78 61
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 27 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.87% 2.48% 3.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.76% 26.47% 26.32%
Number of salaries quoted 20 26 25
Median salary £50,000 £41,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,250 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
QA
South East

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
123 102 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 12.62% 9.38% 13.62%
Number of salaries quoted 111 85 123
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £21,800 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £56,800 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chatham - 10 £46,250 -
Stansted - 3 £65,000 - 1
West Malling -1 2 - -
Tunbridge Wells +22 1 £45,000 -28.00%
Maidstone +12 1 £45,500 -
Dover 0 1 £85,000 +230.09%
Dartford - 1 - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.33%) Finance
3 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 12 (22.22%) Degree
5 11 (20.37%) C#
6 9 (16.67%) SQL
6 9 (16.67%) .NET
6 9 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 9 (16.67%) Selenium
6 9 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 9 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 8 (14.81%) Performance Management
7 8 (14.81%) HTML
7 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
8 7 (12.96%) HP UFT
8 7 (12.96%) Project Management
8 7 (12.96%) ISEB
8 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
8 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (12.96%) Scrum
8 7 (12.96%) Time Management
8 7 (12.96%) Test Automation
8 7 (12.96%) Test Scripting
8 7 (12.96%) Gherkin
8 7 (12.96%) Test Strategy
8 7 (12.96%) Line Management
9 6 (11.11%) SpecFlow
9 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
9 6 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (11.11%) WebDriver

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 1 (1.85%) CMS
1 1 (1.85%) IIS
1 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
2 2 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) 802.11
1 1 (1.85%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (1.85%) DHCP
1 1 (1.85%) DNS
1 1 (1.85%) DPNSS
1 1 (1.85%) Firewall
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
1 1 (1.85%) Internet
1 1 (1.85%) IP Telephony
1 1 (1.85%) LAN
1 1 (1.85%) MPLS
1 1 (1.85%) Network Security
1 1 (1.85%) QSIG
1 1 (1.85%) SMTP
1 1 (1.85%) SNMP
1 1 (1.85%) SSL
1 1 (1.85%) Telepresence
1 1 (1.85%) WAN
1 1 (1.85%) Wireless
1 1 (1.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Selenium
2 7 (12.96%) HP UFT
3 6 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 6 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
5 4 (7.41%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.41%) SoapUI
6 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.85%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.85%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.85%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.85%) JIRA
7 1 (1.85%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (1.85%) MSI
7 1 (1.85%) NuGet
7 1 (1.85%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.85%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.85%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 18 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.85%) Back Office
3 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (16.67%) Tester
2 8 (14.81%) Architect
2 8 (14.81%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (12.96%) Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Selenium Tester
4 5 (9.26%) Test Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Automation Tester
5 4 (7.41%) Head of Delivery
5 4 (7.41%) Head of Programme Delivery
5 4 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Developer
6 3 (5.56%) IT Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Financial Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) .NET
2 8 (14.81%) HTML
3 7 (12.96%) Gherkin
4 5 (9.26%) CSS
5 4 (7.41%) DOM
5 4 (7.41%) SOAP
6 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.70%) WCF
6 2 (3.70%) Web Services
7 1 (1.85%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.85%) CSS3
7 1 (1.85%) EDI
7 1 (1.85%) HTML5
7 1 (1.85%) JSON
7 1 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.85%) VRML
7 1 (1.85%) WPF
7 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.70%) Statistics
3 2 (3.70%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.85%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.85%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.85%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.67%) Automation Testing
2 9 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 9 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 8 (14.81%) Performance Management
4 7 (12.96%) Line Management
4 7 (12.96%) Project Management
4 7 (12.96%) Scrum
4 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (12.96%) Test Automation
4 7 (12.96%) Test Scripting
4 7 (12.96%) Test Strategy
4 7 (12.96%) Time Management
5 5 (9.26%) Automated Testing
5 5 (9.26%) BDD
5 5 (9.26%) Exploratory Testing
5 5 (9.26%) Regression Testing
5 5 (9.26%) TDD
5 5 (9.26%) TOGAF
6 4 (7.41%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) C#
2 9 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (5.56%) Java
3 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.70%) C
5 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.85%) Python
5 1 (1.85%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.85%) VB
5 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Degree
2 7 (12.96%) ISEB
3 4 (7.41%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.85%) CCNP
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.85%) CISSP
5 1 (1.85%) CNA
5 1 (1.85%) Novell Certification
5 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Ansible
1 1 (1.85%) AppDNA
1 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.85%) Puppet
1 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) HP
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle
3 3 (5.56%) SAP
3 3 (5.56%) VMware
4 2 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (1.85%) AppSense
5 1 (1.85%) BMC
5 1 (1.85%) CA
5 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco
5 1 (1.85%) EMC
5 1 (1.85%) Mitel
5 1 (1.85%) Riverbed
5 1 (1.85%) Siemens
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