The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 83 49 42
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 25 60 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.28% 5.37% 5.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.71% 45.11% 45.00%
Number of salaries quoted 22 37 34
Average salary £35,000 £43,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.60% -4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,550 £33,100 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £67,500 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
70 133 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 6.38% 11.90% 11.17%
Number of salaries quoted 64 91 70
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Kent

QA
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone -2 5 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Tunbridge Wells -2 4 £22,750 -46.47% 2
Tonbridge +2 1 £28,000 -57.57% 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 26 (40.63%) SQL
2 24 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 24 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (26.56%) .NET
4 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
5 14 (21.88%) ASP.NET
6 12 (18.75%) Windows
6 12 (18.75%) MS Excel
6 12 (18.75%) Finance
6 12 (18.75%) Marketing
7 11 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (17.19%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (17.19%) Migration
7 11 (17.19%) C#
7 11 (17.19%) Java
7 11 (17.19%) Project Management
8 10 (15.63%) Line Management
8 10 (15.63%) Test Scripting
9 9 (14.06%) Selenium
9 9 (14.06%) SaaS
9 9 (14.06%) MS Office
10 8 (12.50%) HTML
10 8 (12.50%) MVC
10 8 (12.50%) TDD
10 8 (12.50%) Test Planning
11 7 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (10.94%) Degree
11 7 (10.94%) Software Testing
11 7 (10.94%) T-SQL
11 7 (10.94%) VB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Kent 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 5 (7.81%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 9 (14.06%) MS Office
3 4 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) Firewall
2 2 (3.13%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (3.13%) Network Security
2 2 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (3.13%) LAN
2 2 (3.13%) WAN
2 2 (3.13%) RIP
2 2 (3.13%) OSPF
2 2 (3.13%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.13%) MySQL
6 1 (1.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Selenium
2 7 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 4 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.69%) SpecFlow
4 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.69%) TestComplete
5 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.56%) Hudson
6 1 (1.56%) NCrunch
6 1 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.56%) Robolectric
6 1 (1.56%) Firebug
6 1 (1.56%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.56%) EasyMock
6 1 (1.56%) Mockito
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
1 12 (18.75%) Marketing
2 3 (4.69%) Retail
2 3 (4.69%) Games
3 2 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Publishing
4 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Analyst
2 11 (17.19%) Developer
3 7 (10.94%) .NET Developer
4 6 (9.38%) QA Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Insight Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) QA Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Tester
6 4 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Technical Business Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Quality Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Software Tester
7 3 (4.69%) Junior
7 3 (4.69%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Operations Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Technical Support
8 2 (3.13%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) .NET
2 14 (21.88%) ASP.NET
3 8 (12.50%) HTML
4 7 (10.94%) SOAP
5 6 (9.38%) WinForms
5 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 5 (7.81%) XML
7 3 (4.69%) Silverlight
8 2 (3.13%) Middleware
8 2 (3.13%) Web Services
8 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
8 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (3.13%) HTML5
9 1 (1.56%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (1.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (1.56%) REST
9 1 (1.56%) WCF
9 1 (1.56%) NHibernate
9 1 (1.56%) MSMQ
9 1 (1.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.25%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) Life Science
4 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.56%) iPhone
4 1 (1.56%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (1.56%) Open Source
4 1 (1.56%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (17.19%) Migration
2 11 (17.19%) Project Management
2 11 (17.19%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (17.19%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (15.63%) Test Scripting
3 10 (15.63%) Line Management
4 8 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 8 (12.50%) MVC
4 8 (12.50%) TDD
5 7 (10.94%) Software Testing
5 7 (10.94%) Configuration Management
5 7 (10.94%) OO
5 7 (10.94%) CRM
6 6 (9.38%) OOD
6 6 (9.38%) Manual Testing
6 6 (9.38%) Data Migration
6 6 (9.38%) User Stories
6 6 (9.38%) Propensity Modelling
7 5 (7.81%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.63%) SQL
2 11 (17.19%) C#
2 11 (17.19%) Java
3 7 (10.94%) T-SQL
3 7 (10.94%) VB
4 4 (6.25%) VB6
5 3 (4.69%) PHP
6 2 (3.13%) Ruby
7 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.56%) Python
7 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) Degree
2 3 (4.69%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.69%) CCSE
2 3 (4.69%) CCNP
2 3 (4.69%) ISEB
2 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.13%) JNCIS
4 1 (1.56%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (1.56%) CCSA
4 1 (1.56%) CCNA
4 1 (1.56%) CCDA
4 1 (1.56%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) ISO 9000
2 3 (4.69%) SLA
3 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.13%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.56%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.69%) Citrix
2 3 (4.69%) CheckPoint
2 3 (4.69%) Perforce
2 3 (4.69%) Cisco
2 3 (4.69%) Twitter
3 2 (3.13%) Blue Coat
3 2 (3.13%) SonicWALL
3 2 (3.13%) Aruba
3 2 (3.13%) F5
3 2 (3.13%) Lumension
3 2 (3.13%) McAfee
3 2 (3.13%) Websense
3 2 (3.13%) Juniper
3 2 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (1.56%) Dell
4 1 (1.56%) VMware
Maidstone, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000 plus bonus
Posted: 57 minutes ago
Tonbridge, Kent
IT Connections
Salary: to £28,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Pension, Gym Membership, Health
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: £36750 - £46750 per annum + 26 days, Annual Bonus, Pension, Healtcare.
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Real Staffing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Kent
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Tunbridge Wells
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago