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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 87 54 55
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 23 51 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.99% 4.24% 3.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.26% 35.92% 26.88%
Number of salaries quoted 21 30 22
Average salary £39,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.05% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £42,550
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,750 £60,500
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
76 142 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 6.59% 11.80% 12.25%
Number of salaries quoted 68 105 77
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Maidstone -7 6 £35,000 -26.31%
Tunbridge Wells +1 1 £50,000 +17.64%
West Malling - 1 £45,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 32 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (38.57%) SQL
2 27 (38.57%) Microsoft
3 18 (25.71%) Marketing
4 17 (24.29%) SQL Server
5 16 (22.86%) MS Excel
5 16 (22.86%) Line Management
6 15 (21.43%) Migration
7 13 (18.57%) C#
7 13 (18.57%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (17.14%) Java
8 12 (17.14%) T-SQL
8 12 (17.14%) Project Management
8 12 (17.14%) Finance
9 11 (15.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (14.29%) MS Office
10 10 (14.29%) Data Migration
10 10 (14.29%) Data Mapping
10 10 (14.29%) Propensity Modelling
10 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (12.86%) .NET
11 9 (12.86%) Selenium
11 9 (12.86%) SaaS
12 8 (11.43%) XML
12 8 (11.43%) E-Commerce
12 8 (11.43%) SLA
12 8 (11.43%) TDD
12 8 (11.43%) Visualisation
12 8 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.29%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.29%) MS Office
3 4 (5.71%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (4.29%) FastStats
5 2 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) LAN
1 2 (2.86%) WAN
1 2 (2.86%) RIP
1 2 (2.86%) OSPF
1 2 (2.86%) BGP
1 2 (2.86%) Firewall
1 2 (2.86%) Cisco PIX
1 2 (2.86%) Network Security
1 2 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.29%) SQL Server
2 13 (18.57%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.86%) MySQL
7 2 (2.86%) MOLAP
7 2 (2.86%) ROLAP
8 1 (1.43%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Selenium
2 7 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (5.71%) TestComplete
4 3 (4.29%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.29%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.29%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.86%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.43%) EasyMock
6 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.43%) Firebug
6 1 (1.43%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.43%) Hudson
6 1 (1.43%) Mockito
6 1 (1.43%) NCrunch
6 1 (1.43%) Robolectric
General
1 18 (25.71%) Marketing
2 12 (17.14%) Finance
3 4 (5.71%) Games
3 4 (5.71%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (40.00%) Analyst
2 16 (22.86%) Developer
3 8 (11.43%) Insight Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 6 (8.57%) QA Manager
5 6 (8.57%) Test Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Technical Business Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) QA Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Quality Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Tester
7 4 (5.71%) Test Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Technical Support
8 3 (4.29%) Operations Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) .NET
2 8 (11.43%) XML
3 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (10.00%) SOAP
4 6 (8.57%) HTML
5 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (2.86%) Web Services
6 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.86%) MDX
6 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.43%) REST
7 1 (1.43%) WCF
7 1 (1.43%) jQuery
7 1 (1.43%) OAuth
7 1 (1.43%) MSMQ
7 1 (1.43%) Middleware
7 1 (1.43%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.43%) Visualisation
3 4 (5.71%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) Life Science
5 1 (1.43%) iPhone
5 1 (1.43%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.43%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) Linux
2 2 (2.86%) Windows XP
2 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.86%) Line Management
3 15 (21.43%) Migration
4 12 (17.14%) Project Management
5 11 (15.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 10 (14.29%) Data Mapping
6 10 (14.29%) Propensity Modelling
7 8 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (11.43%) E-Commerce
7 8 (11.43%) TDD
8 7 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 7 (10.00%) CRM
8 7 (10.00%) ETL
8 7 (10.00%) Test Planning
9 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (8.57%) OO
9 6 (8.57%) MVC
9 6 (8.57%) Configuration Management
9 6 (8.57%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.57%) SQL
2 13 (18.57%) C#
3 12 (17.14%) Java
3 12 (17.14%) T-SQL
4 6 (8.57%) VB
5 3 (4.29%) PHP
5 3 (4.29%) XPath
6 2 (2.86%) Ruby
7 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.43%) Python
7 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) ISEB
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (7.14%) MCTS
2 4 (5.71%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.29%) CCSE
3 3 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.29%) CCNP
4 2 (2.86%) JNCIS
4 2 (2.86%) Degree
5 1 (1.43%) CCNA
5 1 (1.43%) CCDA
5 1 (1.43%) CCDP
5 1 (1.43%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (1.43%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) SLA
2 6 (8.57%) ISO 9000
3 2 (2.86%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.43%) GMP
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (38.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.71%) Perforce
2 4 (5.71%) Twitter
3 3 (4.29%) CheckPoint
3 3 (4.29%) SmartFocus
3 3 (4.29%) Cisco
4 2 (2.86%) HP
4 2 (2.86%) Blue Coat
4 2 (2.86%) SonicWALL
4 2 (2.86%) Aruba
4 2 (2.86%) F5
4 2 (2.86%) Lumension
4 2 (2.86%) McAfee
4 2 (2.86%) Websense
4 2 (2.86%) Juniper
5 1 (1.43%) Dell
5 1 (1.43%) Business Objects
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