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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 73 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 36 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.03% 3.11% 2.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.52% 32.14% 43.21%
Number of salaries quoted 18 15 33
Average salary £38,250 £40,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.37% +7.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £29,400 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £53,200 £48,600
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
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
108 112 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 10.96% 9.68% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 95 83 73
Average salary £37,500 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Tunbridge Wells -16 5 £27,000 -16.92% 2
Dover +5 2 - -
Canterbury - 2 £37,500 -
Sevenoaks - 1 £22,500 -
Tonbridge - 1 £27,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (49.06%) .NET
2 25 (47.17%) SQL
3 21 (39.62%) ASP.NET
4 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
5 19 (35.85%) Windows
6 15 (28.30%) Software Testing
6 15 (28.30%) Degree
6 15 (28.30%) Test Scripting
7 14 (26.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (24.53%) Automated Testing
8 13 (24.53%) MS Excel
8 13 (24.53%) T-SQL
9 12 (22.64%) HTML
9 12 (22.64%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (22.64%) WinForms
9 12 (22.64%) Selenium
10 11 (20.75%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (18.87%) Finance
11 10 (18.87%) MS Office
12 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
12 9 (16.98%) HP
12 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (16.98%) Line Management
12 9 (16.98%) Silverlight
13 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (15.09%) HTML5
13 8 (15.09%) C#
13 8 (15.09%) VB
14 7 (13.21%) Java

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (7.55%) IIS
2 2 (3.77%) SAS
3 1 (1.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (24.53%) MS Excel
2 10 (18.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Firewall
1 1 (1.89%) LAN
1 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.77%) Redis
3 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.89%) OLTP
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (22.64%) Selenium
2 7 (13.21%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (9.43%) LoadRunner
3 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
3 5 (9.43%) WebDriver
4 4 (7.55%) JIRA
4 4 (7.55%) Subversion
5 3 (5.66%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.77%) Firebug
6 2 (3.77%) Fiddler
6 2 (3.77%) Hudson
6 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.77%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (3.77%) JUnit
6 2 (3.77%) NUnit
7 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.89%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
2 7 (13.21%) Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Retail
3 3 (5.66%) Electronics
3 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.66%) Retail Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Back Office
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (43.40%) Analyst
2 13 (24.53%) QA Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Tester
3 8 (15.09%) Test Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Software Tester
5 5 (9.43%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Test Manager
6 4 (7.55%) QA Tester
7 3 (5.66%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.77%) Insight Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Head of Testing
8 2 (3.77%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Architect
8 2 (3.77%) QA Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (49.06%) .NET
2 21 (39.62%) ASP.NET
3 12 (22.64%) HTML
3 12 (22.64%) WinForms
4 9 (16.98%) Silverlight
5 8 (15.09%) HTML5
6 3 (5.66%) XML
6 3 (5.66%) Middleware
7 2 (3.77%) SignalR
7 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.77%) MSMQ
7 2 (3.77%) SOAP
8 1 (1.89%) Web Services
8 1 (1.89%) CSS
8 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (1.89%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.89%) WPF
8 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) DTV
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) Handset
5 1 (1.89%) Replication
5 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.85%) Windows
2 4 (7.55%) Linux
3 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.77%) CentOS
5 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.89%) UNIX
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) Software Testing
1 15 (28.30%) Test Scripting
2 13 (24.53%) Automated Testing
3 12 (22.64%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (16.98%) Line Management
6 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Manual Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Test Automation
8 6 (11.32%) Test Strategy
8 6 (11.32%) Test Planning
8 6 (11.32%) MVC
9 5 (9.43%) Workflow
9 5 (9.43%) SOA
10 4 (7.55%) Test Management
10 4 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (7.55%) CRM
10 4 (7.55%) ITIL
10 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) SQL
2 13 (24.53%) T-SQL
3 8 (15.09%) C#
3 8 (15.09%) VB
4 7 (13.21%) Java
4 7 (13.21%) VB6
5 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.77%) VBA
8 1 (1.89%) VBScript
8 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) Degree
2 4 (7.55%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.77%) ISEB
3 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.89%) MCSE
4 1 (1.89%) MCSA
4 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.77%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Puppet
2 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.77%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.98%) HP
3 3 (5.66%) SAP
3 3 (5.66%) Citrix
4 2 (3.77%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.77%) JD Edwards
4 2 (3.77%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle
5 1 (1.89%) Facebook
5 1 (1.89%) Twitter
5 1 (1.89%) Red Gate
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