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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 75 71 49
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -22
Permanent jobs citing QA 23 35 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.12% 3.08% 4.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.96% 25.18% 45.19%
Number of salaries quoted 22 25 42
Average salary £39,500 £35,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.26% -11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £63,000 £52,800
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
96 139 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 8.86% 12.23% 9.67%
Number of salaries quoted 85 122 87
Average salary £38,250 £37,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £55,000 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 6 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 6 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 -27 3 £62,500 +92.30% 2
West Malling +4 2 £35,000 -39.13% 2
Dover -3 2 £25,750 -4.62%
Canterbury - 2 £37,500 -
Maidstone +6 1 - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 6 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 27 (45.76%) .NET
2 24 (40.68%) SQL
3 22 (37.29%) ASP.NET
4 21 (35.59%) Windows
5 19 (32.20%) Microsoft
5 19 (32.20%) Degree
6 16 (27.12%) Selenium
6 16 (27.12%) Software Testing
6 16 (27.12%) Test Scripting
7 14 (23.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (23.73%) Automated Testing
8 13 (22.03%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (22.03%) MS Excel
8 13 (22.03%) T-SQL
9 12 (20.34%) HTML
9 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (20.34%) WinForms
10 11 (18.64%) Java
10 11 (18.64%) Test Strategy
10 11 (18.64%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (16.95%) MS Office
11 10 (16.95%) C#
11 10 (16.95%) Telecoms
11 10 (16.95%) Finance
12 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (15.25%) HP
12 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
12 9 (15.25%) Line Management
12 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (15.25%) Test Automation

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 7 (11.86%) IIS
2 2 (3.39%) SAS
3 1 (1.69%) WordPress
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (22.03%) MS Excel
2 10 (16.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) LAN
1 1 (1.69%) WAN
1 1 (1.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.17%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.08%) Redis
5 1 (1.69%) Big Data
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.69%) OLTP
5 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (27.12%) Selenium
2 7 (11.86%) WebDriver
2 7 (11.86%) JUnit
2 7 (11.86%) LoadRunner
3 6 (10.17%) NUnit
3 6 (10.17%) Subversion
3 6 (10.17%) JIRA
3 6 (10.17%) HP UFT
3 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.78%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.08%) Hudson
6 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.39%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (3.39%) TestDirector
6 2 (3.39%) Firebug
6 2 (3.39%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.69%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.69%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.69%) PyUnit
General
1 10 (16.95%) Telecoms
1 10 (16.95%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Banking
3 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.78%) Marketing
3 4 (6.78%) Electronics
4 3 (5.08%) Retail
4 3 (5.08%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Back Office
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Analyst
2 13 (22.03%) QA Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Test Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Tester
4 8 (13.56%) Test Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) QA Tester
6 5 (8.47%) Software Tester
6 5 (8.47%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Test Manager
7 4 (6.78%) .NET Developer
8 3 (5.08%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.08%) QA Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Applications Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Junior
8 3 (5.08%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (45.76%) .NET
2 22 (37.29%) ASP.NET
3 12 (20.34%) HTML
3 12 (20.34%) WinForms
4 9 (15.25%) Silverlight
5 8 (13.56%) HTML5
6 3 (5.08%) Entity Framework
6 3 (5.08%) SignalR
6 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.08%) WPF
6 3 (5.08%) MSMQ
6 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.39%) XML
8 1 (1.69%) Middleware
8 1 (1.69%) CSS
8 1 (1.69%) SOAP
8 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.78%) DTV
5 2 (3.39%) Handset
6 1 (1.69%) Replication
6 1 (1.69%) Statistics
6 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.69%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.69%) Social Media
6 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.59%) Windows
2 6 (10.17%) Linux
3 3 (5.08%) CentOS
3 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.39%) UNIX
5 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Software Testing
1 16 (27.12%) Test Scripting
2 14 (23.73%) Automated Testing
3 13 (22.03%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (18.64%) Test Strategy
6 9 (15.25%) Line Management
6 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (15.25%) Test Automation
6 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (13.56%) Manual Testing
8 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
9 6 (10.17%) Scalability Testing
9 6 (10.17%) Scrum
9 6 (10.17%) SOA
9 6 (10.17%) API Testing
10 5 (8.47%) MVC
10 5 (8.47%) ITIL
11 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
11 4 (6.78%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.68%) SQL
2 13 (22.03%) T-SQL
3 11 (18.64%) Java
4 10 (16.95%) C#
5 8 (13.56%) VB
6 7 (11.86%) VB6
7 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
8 4 (6.78%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.39%) VBA
10 1 (1.69%) Python
10 1 (1.69%) Jython
10 1 (1.69%) PHP
10 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (32.20%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) ISEB
2 4 (6.78%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.69%) MCSE
4 1 (1.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Docker
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Puppet
2 3 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.08%) HAProxy
2 3 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (32.20%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.25%) HP
3 4 (6.78%) SAP
4 3 (5.08%) Citrix
5 2 (3.39%) JD Edwards
5 2 (3.39%) VMware
5 2 (3.39%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.69%) Red Gate
6 1 (1.69%) Tableau
6 1 (1.69%) Facebook
6 1 (1.69%) Twitter
6 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Malling, Kent
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago