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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 23 50 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.66% 4.67% 4.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.38% 37.59% 35.88%
Number of salaries quoted 19 48 31
Median salary £50,000 £35,250 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+41.84% -16.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £45,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
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
84 133 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 9.72% 12.42% 13.62%
Number of salaries quoted 72 122 106
Median salary £45,000 £43,125 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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
Chatham - 8 £48,750 -
West Malling +2 4 £35,000 -17.64%
Stansted - 4 £65,000 -
Dover - 3 £67,500 -
Maidstone -13 1 £45,500 +44.44%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 16 (34.04%) Finance
1 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
3 11 (23.40%) Degree
4 10 (21.28%) Line Management
5 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
6 8 (17.02%) Performance Management
6 8 (17.02%) Regression Testing
6 8 (17.02%) ISEB
7 7 (14.89%) Project Management
7 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Business Analysis
7 7 (14.89%) Manual Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Time Management
7 7 (14.89%) Mentoring
8 6 (12.77%) Automation Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Selenium
8 6 (12.77%) Banking
8 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (12.77%) .NET
8 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
9 5 (10.64%) SQL
9 5 (10.64%) Programme Management
9 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
9 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
10 4 (8.51%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
10 4 (8.51%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (8.51%) WebDriver
10 4 (8.51%) Portfolio 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 1 (2.13%) CMS
1 1 (2.13%) IIS
1 1 (2.13%) NServiceBus
1 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
2 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) 802.11
1 1 (2.13%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (2.13%) DHCP
1 1 (2.13%) DNS
1 1 (2.13%) DPNSS
1 1 (2.13%) Firewall
1 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
1 1 (2.13%) IPsec
1 1 (2.13%) LAN
1 1 (2.13%) MPLS
1 1 (2.13%) Network Security
1 1 (2.13%) QSIG
1 1 (2.13%) SNMP
1 1 (2.13%) Telepresence
1 1 (2.13%) WAN
1 1 (2.13%) Wireless
1 1 (2.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.13%) Redis
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Selenium
2 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.51%) WebDriver
3 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.38%) SpecFlow
3 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.26%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.13%) Grunt
5 1 (2.13%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.13%) JSUnit
5 1 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (2.13%) MSI
5 1 (2.13%) NuGet
5 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.13%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 16 (34.04%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) Architect
1 8 (17.02%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (12.77%) Analyst
3 5 (10.64%) Head of Delivery
3 5 (10.64%) Head of Programme Delivery
3 5 (10.64%) Tester
4 4 (8.51%) IT Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (6.38%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.38%) UAT Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Change Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Configuration Specialist
6 2 (4.26%) Head of IT
6 2 (4.26%) Mortgage Project Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) .NET
2 4 (8.51%) CSS
2 4 (8.51%) HTML
3 3 (6.38%) DOM
3 3 (6.38%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.13%) Ajax
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.13%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.13%) Dapper ORM
4 1 (2.13%) HTML5
4 1 (2.13%) jQuery
4 1 (2.13%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (2.13%) LESS
4 1 (2.13%) Marionette.js
4 1 (2.13%) MSMQ
4 1 (2.13%) Sass
4 1 (2.13%) SignalR
4 1 (2.13%) SOAP
4 1 (2.13%) Underscore.js
4 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.26%) Statistics
2 2 (4.26%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.13%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.13%) Windows NT
2 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.28%) Line Management
3 9 (19.15%) Test Strategy
4 8 (17.02%) Performance Management
4 8 (17.02%) Regression Testing
5 7 (14.89%) Business Analysis
5 7 (14.89%) Manual Testing
5 7 (14.89%) Mentoring
5 7 (14.89%) Project Management
5 7 (14.89%) Time Management
5 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Automation Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.64%) Programme Management
7 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
8 4 (8.51%) Business Development
8 4 (8.51%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (8.51%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (8.51%) Project Planning
8 4 (8.51%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) C#
3 1 (2.13%) C
3 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) VB
3 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) Degree
2 8 (17.02%) ISEB
3 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.13%) CCNP
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.13%) CISSP
5 1 (2.13%) CNA
5 1 (2.13%) Novell Certification
5 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Ansible
1 1 (2.13%) AppDNA
1 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.13%) Puppet
1 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) SAP
3 3 (6.38%) VMware
4 2 (4.26%) Citrix
4 2 (4.26%) HP
5 1 (2.13%) AppSense
5 1 (2.13%) BMC
5 1 (2.13%) CA
5 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco
5 1 (2.13%) EMC
5 1 (2.13%) Mitel
5 1 (2.13%) Riverbed
5 1 (2.13%) Siemens