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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 66 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -23
Permanent jobs citing QA 29 39 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.64% 3.52% 4.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.71% 24.22% 41.38%
Number of salaries quoted 28 23 36
Average salary £41,250 £45,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.34% +21.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,350 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £65,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
101 161 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 9.19% 14.54% 11.05%
Number of salaries quoted 88 130 88
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 -30 7 £45,000 -26.53%
West Malling +4 4 £35,000 -41.66%
Maidstone +3 2 £35,500 -13.41%
Dover -1 2 £25,750 -4.62%
Whitstable - 1 £32,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 23 (40.35%) .NET
2 22 (38.60%) SQL
3 21 (36.84%) Selenium
4 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (29.82%) Degree
6 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
6 16 (28.07%) Java
6 16 (28.07%) ASP.NET
7 14 (24.56%) HTML
7 14 (24.56%) Software Testing
8 13 (22.81%) C#
9 12 (21.05%) Windows
9 12 (21.05%) MS Excel
9 12 (21.05%) Telecoms
9 12 (21.05%) Scrum
9 12 (21.05%) Test Strategy
10 10 (17.54%) Finance
10 10 (17.54%) JUnit
10 10 (17.54%) MS Office
10 10 (17.54%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (17.54%) Computer Science
10 10 (17.54%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
10 10 (17.54%) Test Automation
11 9 (15.79%) WebDriver
11 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
11 9 (15.79%) HP
11 9 (15.79%) T-SQL
11 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (14.04%) Subversion

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (14.04%) IIS
2 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 10 (17.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) LAN
1 1 (1.75%) WAN
1 1 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
1 7 (12.28%) Relational Database
2 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.26%) Redis
3 3 (5.26%) Big Data
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.75%) OLTP
4 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 21 (36.84%) Selenium
2 10 (17.54%) JUnit
3 9 (15.79%) WebDriver
4 8 (14.04%) NUnit
4 8 (14.04%) Subversion
4 8 (14.04%) JIRA
5 7 (12.28%) LoadRunner
6 6 (10.53%) Jenkins
6 6 (10.53%) HP UFT
7 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
8 3 (5.26%) PHPUnit
8 3 (5.26%) PyUnit
8 3 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (5.26%) Jasmine
8 3 (5.26%) Mockito
8 3 (5.26%) Hudson
9 2 (3.51%) Cucumber
9 2 (3.51%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (3.51%) TestDirector
General
1 12 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 10 (17.54%) Finance
3 8 (14.04%) Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Marketing
4 4 (7.02%) Electronics
4 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.26%) Retail
5 3 (5.26%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Analyst
2 11 (19.30%) Developer
3 9 (15.79%) Tester
3 9 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) QA Analyst
5 7 (12.28%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Test Automation Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Test Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) QA Tester
7 5 (8.77%) QA Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Business Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Test Manager
8 4 (7.02%) C# Developer
9 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Web Applications Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Software Tester
9 3 (5.26%) Web Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Applications Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Architect
9 3 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (40.35%) .NET
2 16 (28.07%) ASP.NET
3 14 (24.56%) HTML
4 8 (14.04%) HTML5
5 6 (10.53%) CSS
6 5 (8.77%) Entity Framework
6 5 (8.77%) .NET Framework
7 4 (7.02%) WPF
7 4 (7.02%) Silverlight
7 4 (7.02%) WinForms
8 3 (5.26%) Sass
8 3 (5.26%) LESS
8 3 (5.26%) SignalR
8 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (5.26%) jQuery
8 3 (5.26%) Backbone.js
8 3 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (5.26%) MSMQ
9 2 (3.51%) XML
9 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Computer Science
2 8 (14.04%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) DTV
4 2 (3.51%) Handset
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) Statistics
5 1 (1.75%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) Linux
3 3 (5.26%) CentOS
3 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.51%) UNIX
5 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.56%) Software Testing
3 12 (21.05%) Scrum
3 12 (21.05%) Test Strategy
4 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
4 10 (17.54%) Test Automation
4 10 (17.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (17.54%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 8 (14.04%) Automated Testing
7 7 (12.28%) MVC
7 7 (12.28%) Scalability Testing
7 7 (12.28%) API Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Line Management
8 6 (10.53%) TDD
9 5 (8.77%) SOA
9 5 (8.77%) CRM
9 5 (8.77%) Manual Testing
10 4 (7.02%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 22 (38.60%) SQL
2 16 (28.07%) Java
3 13 (22.81%) C#
4 9 (15.79%) T-SQL
5 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.02%) VB
7 3 (5.26%) Python
7 3 (5.26%) Jython
7 3 (5.26%) VB6
7 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.51%) VBA
9 1 (1.75%) PHP
9 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (29.82%) Degree
2 6 (10.53%) ISEB
3 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.75%) MCSE
5 1 (1.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Docker
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (5.26%) Puppet
1 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.26%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.79%) HP
3 4 (7.02%) SAP
4 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.26%) Tableau
5 2 (3.51%) JD Edwards
5 2 (3.51%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.75%) Red Gate
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle
6 1 (1.75%) VMware
6 1 (1.75%) Facebook
6 1 (1.75%) Twitter
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