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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 54 63
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 39 55 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.66% 4.52% 2.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.94% 34.38% 15.13%
Number of salaries quoted 34 42 17
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,650 £27,750 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £54,750
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
93 160 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 8.72% 13.16% 15.72%
Number of salaries quoted 84 135 104
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,800 £27,200 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £52,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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
Maidstone +8 11 £32,500 -31.57% 3
West Malling +3 5 £45,000 -10.00%
Tunbridge Wells +23 1 £50,000 +37.93%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 37 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.97%) SQL
3 28 (35.44%) Microsoft
4 23 (29.11%) SQL Server
5 17 (21.52%) Marketing
6 16 (20.25%) T-SQL
6 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
6 16 (20.25%) Migration
7 15 (18.99%) Line Management
8 13 (16.46%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (16.46%) C#
8 13 (16.46%) MS Office
8 13 (16.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (15.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (15.19%) Java
9 12 (15.19%) E-Commerce
9 12 (15.19%) Windows
10 11 (13.92%) Project Management
10 11 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (13.92%) Data Migration
10 11 (13.92%) Data Mapping
10 11 (13.92%) Propensity Modelling
11 10 (12.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (12.66%) Manual Testing
11 10 (12.66%) Software Testing
11 10 (12.66%) VB
11 10 (12.66%) .NET
11 10 (12.66%) SharePoint
11 10 (12.66%) ETL
12 9 (11.39%) SLA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 10 (12.66%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.27%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
2 13 (16.46%) MS Office
3 6 (7.59%) FastStats
4 4 (5.06%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.53%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) Firewall
1 4 (5.06%) LAN
1 4 (5.06%) WAN
2 2 (2.53%) RIP
2 2 (2.53%) SAN
2 2 (2.53%) OSPF
2 2 (2.53%) BGP
2 2 (2.53%) Wireless
2 2 (2.53%) VLAN
2 2 (2.53%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (2.53%) Network Security
2 2 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (2.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.11%) SQL Server
2 13 (16.46%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (16.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (15.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (12.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.80%) MOLAP
7 3 (3.80%) ROLAP
8 2 (2.53%) MySQL
9 1 (1.27%) SQL CLR
9 1 (1.27%) Redis
9 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.27%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Selenium
2 7 (8.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (7.59%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (5.06%) LoadRunner
4 4 (5.06%) TestComplete
5 3 (3.80%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.53%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.53%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.27%) Hudson
7 1 (1.27%) Mockito
7 1 (1.27%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.27%) Grunt
7 1 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.27%) NCrunch
7 1 (1.27%) Robolectric
7 1 (1.27%) JSUnit
7 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (21.52%) Marketing
2 9 (11.39%) Finance
3 4 (5.06%) Games
3 4 (5.06%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Publishing
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (37.97%) Analyst
2 16 (20.25%) Developer
3 11 (13.92%) Test Analyst
3 11 (13.92%) QA Manager
4 10 (12.66%) Test Manager
4 10 (12.66%) Tester
5 9 (11.39%) SQL Developer
6 7 (8.86%) Insight Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) QA Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Quality Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Technical Business Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) QA Test Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Software Tester
8 4 (5.06%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Technical Support
9 3 (3.80%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) .NET
2 8 (10.13%) XML
3 7 (8.86%) HTML
4 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET
4 6 (7.59%) SOAP
5 3 (3.80%) WinForms
5 3 (3.80%) MDX
5 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.53%) jQuery
6 2 (2.53%) MSMQ
6 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.27%) HTML5
7 1 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.27%) REST
7 1 (1.27%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.27%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.27%) Sass
7 1 (1.27%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Visualisation
1 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.06%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.53%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.27%) User Experience
6 1 (1.27%) NHS
6 1 (1.27%) Life Science
6 1 (1.27%) Blog
6 1 (1.27%) iPhone
6 1 (1.27%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Windows
2 2 (2.53%) Linux
2 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
2 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.25%) Migration
3 15 (18.99%) Line Management
4 12 (15.19%) E-Commerce
5 11 (13.92%) Project Management
5 11 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (13.92%) Data Mapping
5 11 (13.92%) Data Migration
5 11 (13.92%) Propensity Modelling
6 10 (12.66%) Manual Testing
6 10 (12.66%) ETL
6 10 (12.66%) Software Testing
7 8 (10.13%) BDD
8 7 (8.86%) Kimball Methodology
8 7 (8.86%) Test Scripting
8 7 (8.86%) TDD
9 6 (7.59%) Scrum
9 6 (7.59%) Logistic Regression
9 6 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.59%) CHAID
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.97%) SQL
2 16 (20.25%) T-SQL
3 13 (16.46%) C#
4 12 (15.19%) Java
5 10 (12.66%) VB
6 4 (5.06%) XPath
7 3 (3.80%) PHP
7 3 (3.80%) VB6
8 2 (2.53%) Ruby
9 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.27%) Python
9 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (11.39%) ISEB
2 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.59%) Degree
3 5 (6.33%) MCTS
3 5 (6.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.80%) CCSE
4 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.80%) CCNP
5 2 (2.53%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.27%) CCNA
6 1 (1.27%) CCDA
6 1 (1.27%) CCDP
6 1 (1.27%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.27%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.39%) SLA
2 5 (6.33%) ISO 9000
3 3 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.53%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.27%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.53%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (35.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.59%) HP
3 5 (6.33%) CheckPoint
3 5 (6.33%) Citrix
4 4 (5.06%) SmartFocus
4 4 (5.06%) Perforce
4 4 (5.06%) Twitter
5 3 (3.80%) Cisco
6 2 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.53%) McAfee
6 2 (2.53%) Websense
6 2 (2.53%) VMware
6 2 (2.53%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.53%) SonicWALL
6 2 (2.53%) ProCurve
6 2 (2.53%) Veeam
6 2 (2.53%) Aruba
6 2 (2.53%) F5
6 2 (2.53%) Lumension
6 2 (2.53%) Juniper
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