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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 77 49
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -28
Permanent jobs citing QA 58 31 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 5.27% 3.00% 5.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.53% 39.74% 45.65%
Number of salaries quoted 54 29 39
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,650 £22,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £46,000 £68,400
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
173 78 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 15.71% 7.54% 12.32%
Number of salaries quoted 159 68 96
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £56,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
West Malling - 10 £61,250 -
Maidstone -2 5 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Tunbridge Wells -1 4 £42,500 +84.78% 1
Tonbridge +6 3 £42,500 +51.78%
Chatham - 2 £45,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 76 (68.47%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (45.05%) SQL
3 38 (34.23%) C#
4 36 (32.43%) .NET
5 34 (30.63%) Scrum
6 33 (29.73%) Selenium
7 31 (27.93%) SQL Server
7 31 (27.93%) Microsoft
8 30 (27.03%) Test Scripting
9 28 (25.23%) Finance
10 27 (24.32%) HTML
11 22 (19.82%) Regression Testing
11 22 (19.82%) Java
12 21 (18.92%) JavaScript
13 20 (18.02%) Team Foundation Server
13 20 (18.02%) SDLC
14 19 (17.12%) WebDriver
14 19 (17.12%) SpecFlow
14 19 (17.12%) CSS
15 18 (16.22%) Gherkin
15 18 (16.22%) BDD
16 17 (15.32%) XML
17 16 (14.41%) Cucumber
17 16 (14.41%) Automation Testing
18 15 (13.51%) Degree
19 14 (12.61%) MS Excel
20 13 (11.71%) HTTP
20 13 (11.71%) ASP.NET
20 13 (11.71%) .NET Framework
20 13 (11.71%) Kanban

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (11.71%) Mule
1 13 (11.71%) Mule ESB
2 4 (3.60%) IIS
3 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (12.61%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.90%) MS Project
3 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.41%) SaaS
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.71%) HTTP
2 12 (10.81%) HTTPS
3 5 (4.50%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (4.50%) Cisco PIX
3 5 (4.50%) Firewall
3 5 (4.50%) LAN
3 5 (4.50%) NetScreen
3 5 (4.50%) WAN
4 1 (0.90%) Internet
4 1 (0.90%) SMTP
4 1 (0.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (27.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.80%) Big Data
2 2 (1.80%) Informix
2 2 (1.80%) OLTP
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (29.73%) Selenium
2 20 (18.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (17.12%) SpecFlow
3 19 (17.12%) WebDriver
4 16 (14.41%) Cucumber
5 12 (10.81%) Visual Studio
6 8 (7.21%) Jasmine
7 6 (5.41%) Karma Test Runner
7 6 (5.41%) SoapUI
8 5 (4.50%) HP UFT
9 3 (2.70%) JIRA
9 3 (2.70%) Robot Framework
9 3 (2.70%) Sahi
9 3 (2.70%) Subversion
10 2 (1.80%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.80%) JUnit
10 2 (1.80%) Mockito
10 2 (1.80%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.80%) PyUnit
10 2 (1.80%) TestComplete
General
1 28 (25.23%) Finance
2 10 (9.01%) Banking
3 7 (6.31%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.80%) Advertising
4 2 (1.80%) Back Office
4 2 (1.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.90%) Arabic Language
5 1 (0.90%) Marketing
5 1 (0.90%) Publishing
5 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 25 (22.52%) Analyst
2 18 (16.22%) Test Analyst
3 17 (15.32%) Developer
4 14 (12.61%) Tester
5 13 (11.71%) Architect
6 11 (9.91%) Automation Tester
6 11 (9.91%) C# Developer
7 10 (9.01%) Integration Architect
8 9 (8.11%) .NET Developer
8 9 (8.11%) .NET Software Developer
8 9 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (8.11%) C# Software Developer
8 9 (8.11%) Software Developer
9 8 (7.21%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (6.31%) QA Engineer
10 7 (6.31%) Test Engineer
11 6 (5.41%) Applications Developer
11 6 (5.41%) Test Automation Engineer
11 6 (5.41%) Web Applications Developer
11 6 (5.41%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (32.43%) .NET
2 27 (24.32%) HTML
3 19 (17.12%) CSS
4 18 (16.22%) Gherkin
5 17 (15.32%) XML
6 13 (11.71%) .NET Framework
6 13 (11.71%) ASP.NET
7 11 (9.91%) DOM
8 9 (8.11%) Spring
9 7 (6.31%) HTML5
10 6 (5.41%) Backbone.js
10 6 (5.41%) Handlebars
10 6 (5.41%) jQuery
10 6 (5.41%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (5.41%) LESS
10 6 (5.41%) Sass
10 6 (5.41%) SOAP
11 2 (1.80%) Middleware
11 2 (1.80%) Web Services
11 2 (1.80%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (6.31%) Computer Science
1 7 (6.31%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.60%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.80%) Replication
5 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.90%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (0.90%) Blog
5 1 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.90%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.21%) Windows
2 6 (5.41%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.70%) Android
3 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.70%) Linux
3 3 (2.70%) Unix
4 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (68.47%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (30.63%) Scrum
3 30 (27.03%) Test Scripting
4 22 (19.82%) Regression Testing
5 20 (18.02%) SDLC
6 18 (16.22%) BDD
7 16 (14.41%) Automation Testing
8 13 (11.71%) Kanban
9 12 (10.81%) Automated Testing
9 12 (10.81%) Functional Testing
9 12 (10.81%) Test Automation
9 12 (10.81%) Test Strategy
9 12 (10.81%) Unit Testing
10 11 (9.91%) Time Management
11 10 (9.01%) Process Improvement
12 9 (8.11%) Migration
13 7 (6.31%) Business Analysis
13 7 (6.31%) GAP Analysis
13 7 (6.31%) Project Management
13 7 (6.31%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (45.05%) SQL
2 38 (34.23%) C#
3 22 (19.82%) Java
4 21 (18.92%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.31%) Python
6 4 (3.60%) Ruby
7 3 (2.70%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.70%) VB
8 2 (1.80%) ActionScript
8 2 (1.80%) C
8 2 (1.80%) Jython
8 2 (1.80%) PHP
9 1 (0.90%) C++
9 1 (0.90%) Perl
9 1 (0.90%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (13.51%) Degree
2 11 (9.91%) ISEB
3 9 (8.11%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.60%) CCIE
4 4 (3.60%) CCNA
4 4 (3.60%) CCNP
4 4 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.80%) MCSA
6 2 (1.80%) MCSE
6 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.90%) HNC
7 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) SDET
2 1 (0.90%) GAAP
System Software
1 3 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (27.93%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.71%) MuleSoft
3 8 (7.21%) Cisco
3 8 (7.21%) HP
4 5 (4.50%) CheckPoint
4 5 (4.50%) Juniper
5 3 (2.70%) VMware
6 2 (1.80%) Oracle
6 2 (1.80%) Red Gate
6 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.80%) Tableau
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
The Resourcing Hub
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum £35,000 - £55,000 + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
KC
Posted: 26 days ago