The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 79 78
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 23 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.32% 2.12% 2.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.89% 21.90% 26.19%
Number of salaries quoted 15 20 22
Median salary £47,500 £39,000 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.79% +3.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £29,650 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £53,500 £64,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
123 105 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 12.95% 9.68% 10.82%
Number of salaries quoted 112 90 109
Median salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £19,000 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of job ads across the Kent region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 June 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Kent

QA
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Malling -5 5 £32,500 -7.14%
Chatham - 5 £46,000 - 1
Tunbridge Wells +18 3 £45,000 -28.00%
Dartford - 1 - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for QA.

1 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.21%) Microsoft
3 19 (32.76%) C#
3 19 (32.76%) Finance
4 16 (27.59%) SQL
5 15 (25.86%) .NET
6 14 (24.14%) Test Scripting
7 13 (22.41%) Selenium
8 12 (20.69%) Scrum
9 11 (18.97%) HTML
9 11 (18.97%) ISEB
10 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
10 10 (17.24%) Automated Testing
11 9 (15.52%) Degree
11 9 (15.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
11 9 (15.52%) Gherkin
11 9 (15.52%) Automation Testing
11 9 (15.52%) HP UFT
12 8 (13.79%) MS Excel
12 8 (13.79%) Test Strategy
12 8 (13.79%) SpecFlow
12 8 (13.79%) Mentoring
12 8 (13.79%) Business Analysis
12 8 (13.79%) ISTQB
13 7 (12.07%) BDD
13 7 (12.07%) Line Management
13 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
13 7 (12.07%) HP
13 7 (12.07%) Regression Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.72%) CMS
1 1 (1.72%) IIS
1 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.90%) MS Office
3 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Firewall
1 2 (3.45%) LAN
1 2 (3.45%) WAN
2 1 (1.72%) 802.11
2 1 (1.72%) DHCP
2 1 (1.72%) DNS
2 1 (1.72%) DPNSS
2 1 (1.72%) HTTP
2 1 (1.72%) Internet
2 1 (1.72%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.72%) IPsec
2 1 (1.72%) MPLS
2 1 (1.72%) NetScreen
2 1 (1.72%) QSIG
2 1 (1.72%) SMTP
2 1 (1.72%) SNMP
2 1 (1.72%) SSL
2 1 (1.72%) Telepresence
2 1 (1.72%) Wireless
2 1 (1.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (22.41%) Selenium
2 9 (15.52%) HP UFT
2 9 (15.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (13.79%) SpecFlow
4 6 (10.34%) Visual Studio
4 6 (10.34%) WebDriver
5 5 (8.62%) Cucumber
5 5 (8.62%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.45%) Jasmine
7 2 (3.45%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.72%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.72%) Fiddler
8 1 (1.72%) JIRA
8 1 (1.72%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (1.72%) MSI
8 1 (1.72%) ReSharper
8 1 (1.72%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 19 (32.76%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Back Office
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) Analyst
2 10 (17.24%) Tester
3 7 (12.07%) Architect
3 7 (12.07%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (10.34%) Business Analyst
4 6 (10.34%) C# Developer
4 6 (10.34%) Developer
5 5 (8.62%) C# Software Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Selenium Tester
5 5 (8.62%) Software Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Test Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.90%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Financial Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) QA Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.86%) .NET
2 11 (18.97%) HTML
3 9 (15.52%) Gherkin
4 6 (10.34%) .NET Framework
5 5 (8.62%) CSS
5 5 (8.62%) SOAP
6 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
6 4 (6.90%) DOM
6 4 (6.90%) Spring
7 2 (3.45%) WCF
7 2 (3.45%) Web Services
8 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.72%) CGI
8 1 (1.72%) EDI
8 1 (1.72%) HTML5
8 1 (1.72%) JSON
8 1 (1.72%) SGML
8 1 (1.72%) VRML
8 1 (1.72%) WPF
8 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.72%) Life Science
3 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.45%) Windows
1 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
2 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.72%) Windows NT
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.14%) Test Scripting
3 12 (20.69%) Scrum
4 10 (17.24%) Automated Testing
5 9 (15.52%) Automation Testing
5 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
6 8 (13.79%) Business Analysis
6 8 (13.79%) Mentoring
6 8 (13.79%) Test Strategy
7 7 (12.07%) BDD
7 7 (12.07%) Line Management
7 7 (12.07%) Regression Testing
7 7 (12.07%) TOGAF
8 6 (10.34%) Data Modelling
8 6 (10.34%) Functional Testing
8 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.62%) Coaching
9 5 (8.62%) Process Improvement
9 5 (8.62%) SDLC
9 5 (8.62%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.76%) C#
2 16 (27.59%) SQL
3 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.17%) Java
5 2 (3.45%) C
6 1 (1.72%) Python
6 1 (1.72%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.72%) VB
6 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) ISEB
2 9 (15.52%) Degree
3 8 (13.79%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.45%) CCNP
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.72%) CCIE
6 1 (1.72%) CCNA
6 1 (1.72%) CISSP
6 1 (1.72%) CNA
6 1 (1.72%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) GAAP
1 1 (1.72%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.72%) AppDNA
2 1 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (36.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) HP
3 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco
3 2 (3.45%) VMware
4 1 (1.72%) AppSense
4 1 (1.72%) BMC
4 1 (1.72%) Citrix
4 1 (1.72%) Juniper
4 1 (1.72%) Mitel
4 1 (1.72%) Riverbed
4 1 (1.72%) Siemens
Chatham, Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
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