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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 50 52
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 33 66 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.47% 5.44% 3.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.61% 45.83% 51.32%
Number of salaries quoted 31 35 34
Average salary £30,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,375 £69,200 £63,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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
124 144 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 13.05% 11.87% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 110 97 67
Average salary £42,446 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.67% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £61,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +4 8 £25,000 -41.17%
Maidstone +8 5 £32,500 -27.77%
Tonbridge -5 3 £28,000 -57.57%
Dover - 1 £47,500 - 2
Sevenoaks - 1 £22,500 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (49.09%) SQL
2 25 (45.45%) .NET
3 23 (41.82%) Microsoft
4 22 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 16 (29.09%) Windows
5 16 (29.09%) Test Scripting
6 14 (25.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (23.64%) T-SQL
7 13 (23.64%) HTML
8 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
8 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
8 12 (21.82%) WinForms
8 12 (21.82%) Degree
8 12 (21.82%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (21.82%) Line Management
9 11 (20.00%) Finance
10 10 (18.18%) MVC
10 10 (18.18%) Software Testing
10 10 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (16.36%) SaaS
11 9 (16.36%) MS Office
11 9 (16.36%) Automated Testing
11 9 (16.36%) Silverlight
12 8 (14.55%) VB
12 8 (14.55%) HTML5
13 7 (12.73%) Manual Testing
13 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (12.73%) CRM

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (9.09%) SAS
2 1 (1.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.36%) MS Office
3 2 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) LAN
1 1 (1.82%) WAN
1 1 (1.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Selenium
2 3 (5.45%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.45%) WebDriver
2 3 (5.45%) SoapUI
3 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.64%) JIRA
4 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.82%) Subversion
4 1 (1.82%) Firebug
4 1 (1.82%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.82%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.82%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (1.82%) NCrunch
4 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Marketing
3 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.45%) Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.82%) Back Office
5 1 (1.82%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (43.64%) Analyst
2 12 (21.82%) QA Analyst
3 10 (18.18%) Developer
4 9 (16.36%) .NET Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Test Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Tester
6 5 (9.09%) Insight Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Software Tester
7 4 (7.27%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Operations Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Applications Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Test Leader
9 2 (3.64%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Technical Business Analyst
10 1 (1.82%) Head of Testing
10 1 (1.82%) DevOps Engineer
10 1 (1.82%) Escalation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (45.45%) .NET
2 22 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 13 (23.64%) HTML
4 12 (21.82%) WinForms
5 9 (16.36%) Silverlight
6 8 (14.55%) HTML5
7 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (7.27%) SOAP
9 3 (5.45%) Middleware
9 3 (5.45%) XML
10 2 (3.64%) Web Services
10 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
10 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (1.82%) WCF
11 1 (1.82%) NHibernate
11 1 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (1.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (1.82%) jQuery
11 1 (1.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.82%) Open Source
4 1 (1.82%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.82%) Social Media
4 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.82%) DTV
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.82%) Handset
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.09%) Windows
2 2 (3.64%) Linux
2 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Test Scripting
2 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (21.82%) Line Management
4 10 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 10 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (18.18%) MVC
5 9 (16.36%) Automated Testing
6 7 (12.73%) CRM
6 7 (12.73%) Manual Testing
7 6 (10.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (10.91%) OOD
7 6 (10.91%) OO
7 6 (10.91%) Migration
8 5 (9.09%) TDD
8 5 (9.09%) Analytics
8 5 (9.09%) Test Planning
9 4 (7.27%) User Stories
9 4 (7.27%) Data Analysis
9 4 (7.27%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27 (49.09%) SQL
2 13 (23.64%) T-SQL
3 8 (14.55%) VB
4 7 (12.73%) C#
4 7 (12.73%) VB6
5 5 (9.09%) Java
6 3 (5.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.82%) PHP
7 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.82%) VBScript
7 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) CCNP
2 1 (1.82%) CCNA
2 1 (1.82%) CCDA
2 1 (1.82%) CCDP
2 1 (1.82%) ISEB
2 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.82%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.82%) CCSA
2 1 (1.82%) CCSE
2 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) ISO 9000
2 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (41.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) HP
3 3 (5.45%) Citrix
4 2 (3.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.82%) Facebook
5 1 (1.82%) Twitter
5 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.82%) SAP
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco
Kent
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dover
People Source
Salary: excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dover
People Source
Salary: excellent salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Up to £39,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sandwich, Kent
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30,416 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: Excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago