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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Kent
Rank 58 47 86
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +39
Permanent jobs citing QA 30 52 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.66% 5.02% 2.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 29.71% 36.92%
Number of salaries quoted 25 48 21
Median salary £42,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £33,900 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £80,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
80 175 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 9.76% 16.89% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 70 160 60
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,760 £23,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Maidstone -16 5 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Chatham -8 3 £42,000 -6.66%
West Malling -10 3 £28,000 -54.28% 2
Dartford - 1 £67,500 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (40.43%) Finance
3 14 (29.79%) Test Scripting
4 13 (27.66%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (25.53%) SQL
6 10 (21.28%) HP
6 10 (21.28%) Degree
7 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
7 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
7 9 (19.15%) Software Testing
7 9 (19.15%) Scrum
8 8 (17.02%) JIRA
9 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (14.89%) .NET
9 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
10 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Statistics
10 6 (12.77%) Banking
10 6 (12.77%) BDD
10 6 (12.77%) User Stories
10 6 (12.77%) Line Management
11 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (10.64%) Functional Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Automation Testing
11 5 (10.64%) MS PowerPoint
11 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
11 5 (10.64%) MVC
11 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management

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 4 (8.51%) NServiceBus
2 1 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.26%) MS Office
3 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) SaaS
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.13%) GitHub
3 1 (2.13%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Base SAS
4 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.13%) Redis
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) JIRA
2 5 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (8.51%) Selenium
4 3 (6.38%) HP UFT
4 3 (6.38%) SpecFlow
4 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.13%) Grunt
6 1 (2.13%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.13%) JSUnit
6 1 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 19 (40.43%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Analyst
2 10 (21.28%) Test Leader
3 9 (19.15%) Test Analyst
3 9 (19.15%) Test Manager
4 8 (17.02%) QA Leader
4 8 (17.02%) QA Manager
4 8 (17.02%) QA Test Manager
5 6 (12.77%) Developer
6 5 (10.64%) QA Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) .NET Developer
7 4 (8.51%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Applications Support
8 3 (6.38%) .NET Analyst Programmer
8 3 (6.38%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Analyst Programmer
8 3 (6.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Programmer
8 3 (6.38%) Project Management Officer
8 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) HTML
3 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (8.51%) CSS
4 3 (6.38%) .NET Framework
4 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (6.38%) Entity Framework
4 3 (6.38%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (6.38%) RESTful
4 3 (6.38%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (6.38%) Web Services
5 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.13%) Android SDK
6 1 (2.13%) Backbone.js
6 1 (2.13%) Dapper ORM
6 1 (2.13%) Handlebars
6 1 (2.13%) Marionette.js
6 1 (2.13%) React
6 1 (2.13%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Statistics
2 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.51%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Blog
5 1 (2.13%) Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) Test Scripting
3 13 (27.66%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (19.15%) Manual Testing
4 9 (19.15%) Scrum
4 9 (19.15%) Software Testing
4 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
5 6 (12.77%) BDD
5 6 (12.77%) Line Management
5 6 (12.77%) Regression Testing
5 6 (12.77%) User Stories
6 5 (10.64%) Automation Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (10.64%) Functional Testing
6 5 (10.64%) MVC
6 5 (10.64%) Project Management
6 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
7 4 (8.51%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) C#
3 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.38%) Java
5 1 (2.13%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) R
5 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Degree
2 5 (10.64%) ISEB
2 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) HP
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.13%) Google
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
Anthony James Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Anthony James Consulting
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Bonobo
Posted: 9 days ago