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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 41 41
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 50 55 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 5.02% 5.14% 4.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.97% 41.35% 29.55%
Number of salaries quoted 31 41 34
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
139 133 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 13.94% 12.43% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 110 102 116
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
Dartford +2 8 £45,000 -6.49%
Maidstone +1 8 £33,750 +8.00%
Tunbridge Wells +26 4 £61,250 +104.16%
West Malling +8 4 £43,250 -13.50% 2
Dover - 2 £27,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 35 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (34.12%) SQL
3 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
4 25 (29.41%) SQL Server
5 19 (22.35%) T-SQL
6 18 (21.18%) Marketing
7 17 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 15 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (16.47%) Software Testing
9 14 (16.47%) Java
9 14 (16.47%) ISEB
10 13 (15.29%) E-Commerce
10 13 (15.29%) ETL
10 13 (15.29%) Windows
11 12 (14.12%) SharePoint
11 12 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (14.12%) MS Office
11 12 (14.12%) Automated Testing
11 12 (14.12%) Selenium
11 12 (14.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (14.12%) Manual Testing
11 12 (14.12%) Line Management
12 11 (12.94%) C#
13 10 (11.76%) Migration
13 10 (11.76%) VB
13 10 (11.76%) HP
14 9 (10.59%) SLA
14 9 (10.59%) .NET
14 9 (10.59%) XML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 12 (14.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (14.12%) MS Office
3 7 (8.24%) FastStats
4 3 (3.53%) MS Project
5 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) Firewall
1 5 (5.88%) LAN
1 5 (5.88%) WAN
2 3 (3.53%) SAN
2 3 (3.53%) Wireless
2 3 (3.53%) VLAN
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (2.35%) Network Security
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (2.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (2.35%) OSPF
3 2 (2.35%) BGP
3 2 (2.35%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (14.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.71%) MOLAP
5 4 (4.71%) ROLAP
6 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.53%) MySQL
7 2 (2.35%) SQL CLR
7 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.18%) SQLite
8 1 (1.18%) Redis
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (14.12%) Selenium
2 6 (7.06%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (5.88%) LoadRunner
4 4 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.53%) TestComplete
5 3 (3.53%) Maven
5 3 (3.53%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.35%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.35%) Firebug
6 2 (2.35%) Fiddler
6 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.35%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.18%) Hudson
7 1 (1.18%) Mockito
7 1 (1.18%) JSUnit
7 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.18%) EasyMock
7 1 (1.18%) TestDirector
General
1 18 (21.18%) Marketing
2 7 (8.24%) Finance
2 7 (8.24%) Games
3 4 (4.71%) Retail
4 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (36.47%) Analyst
2 16 (18.82%) Test Analyst
3 15 (17.65%) Developer
4 14 (16.47%) Test Manager
4 14 (16.47%) QA Manager
5 13 (15.29%) Tester
6 11 (12.94%) SQL Developer
7 8 (9.41%) QA Analyst
8 6 (7.06%) Software Tester
8 6 (7.06%) QA Test Manager
8 6 (7.06%) Insight Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Quality Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Software Manager
10 3 (3.53%) Lead Tester
10 3 (3.53%) Test Team Leader
10 3 (3.53%) Technical Support Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Team Leader
10 3 (3.53%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.59%) .NET
1 9 (10.59%) XML
2 4 (4.71%) HTML
2 4 (4.71%) MDX
3 3 (3.53%) SOAP
3 3 (3.53%) J2EE
3 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.53%) J2SE
3 3 (3.53%) WinForms
3 3 (3.53%) Spring
4 2 (2.35%) CSS
4 2 (2.35%) jQuery
5 1 (1.18%) OAuth
5 1 (1.18%) HTML5
5 1 (1.18%) REST
5 1 (1.18%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.18%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.18%) Sass
5 1 (1.18%) LESS
5 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Visualisation
1 9 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.35%) NHS
4 1 (1.18%) User Experience
4 1 (1.18%) Life Science
4 1 (1.18%) Blog
4 1 (1.18%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.18%) iPhone
4 1 (1.18%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.29%) Windows
2 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (3.53%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.35%) Linux
3 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.47%) Software Testing
3 13 (15.29%) ETL
3 13 (15.29%) E-Commerce
4 12 (14.12%) Automated Testing
4 12 (14.12%) Manual Testing
4 12 (14.12%) Line Management
5 10 (11.76%) Migration
6 9 (10.59%) Test Scripting
6 9 (10.59%) Data Migration
6 9 (10.59%) Mentoring
6 9 (10.59%) Propensity Modelling
7 8 (9.41%) Data Mapping
7 8 (9.41%) Project Management
8 7 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.24%) Scrum
8 7 (8.24%) Risk Management
8 7 (8.24%) BDD
8 7 (8.24%) Kimball Methodology
8 7 (8.24%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.12%) SQL
2 19 (22.35%) T-SQL
3 14 (16.47%) Java
4 11 (12.94%) C#
5 10 (11.76%) VB
6 7 (8.24%) PHP
7 6 (7.06%) XPath
8 3 (3.53%) VB6
9 2 (2.35%) Ruby
9 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.18%) Perl
10 1 (1.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (16.47%) ISEB
2 8 (9.41%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (7.06%) Degree
4 6 (7.06%) MCTS
5 2 (2.35%) CCNP
5 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.35%) CCSE
5 2 (2.35%) JNCIS
5 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.59%) SLA
2 5 (5.88%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.53%) ISO 9000
4 2 (2.35%) TickIT
5 1 (1.18%) GMP
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.53%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.76%) HP
3 6 (7.06%) Citrix
4 5 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.71%) Perforce
5 4 (4.71%) SmartFocus
5 4 (4.71%) Twitter
6 3 (3.53%) Neolane
6 3 (3.53%) ExactTarget
6 3 (3.53%) VMware
6 3 (3.53%) ProCurve
6 3 (3.53%) Veeam
6 3 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.53%) Dell
7 2 (2.35%) Cisco
7 2 (2.35%) Symantec
7 2 (2.35%) McAfee
7 2 (2.35%) Websense
7 2 (2.35%) Aruba
7 2 (2.35%) Juniper
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Salt
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Apex International
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Gerrard White
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £45450.00 per annum + shift allowance
Posted: 9 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Artelia Group
Salary: Competitive (contract or perm)
Posted: 20 days ago