The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Kent region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 48 33
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 37 46 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.33% 4.27% 5.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.06% 43.81% 44.09%
Number of salaries quoted 25 40 34
Average salary £41,500 £37,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.16% -17.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,200 £64,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
142 105 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 12.77% 9.74% 11.94%
Number of salaries quoted 120 86 81
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £31,050
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
South East

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 11 July 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 11 July 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
Tunbridge Wells +15 10 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Dartford -6 7 £35,500 +1.42%
Dover - 5 £27,000 -
West Malling -1 4 £57,500 +17.94%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 42 (41.18%) SQL
2 26 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (22.55%) ISEB
4 22 (21.57%) SQL Server
5 21 (20.59%) Windows
5 21 (20.59%) Degree
6 20 (19.61%) .NET
6 20 (19.61%) Microsoft
7 19 (18.63%) Automated Testing
7 19 (18.63%) Software Testing
8 17 (16.67%) T-SQL
8 17 (16.67%) Computer Science
9 16 (15.69%) XML
10 15 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (14.71%) Test Scripting
11 14 (13.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (13.73%) ETL
12 13 (12.75%) HP
12 13 (12.75%) E-Commerce
13 12 (11.76%) MS Excel
13 12 (11.76%) Risk Management
13 12 (11.76%) ISTQB
13 12 (11.76%) Selenium
14 11 (10.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (10.78%) Manual Testing
14 11 (10.78%) SharePoint
15 10 (9.80%) C#
15 10 (9.80%) MVC
16 9 (8.82%) Finance
16 9 (8.82%) VB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 11 (10.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.92%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.86%) FastStats
3 4 (3.92%) MS Project
4 3 (2.94%) MS Office
5 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.98%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) LAN
1 4 (3.92%) WAN
1 4 (3.92%) SAN
1 4 (3.92%) Firewall
1 4 (3.92%) Wireless
1 4 (3.92%) VLAN
2 1 (0.98%) Multicast
2 1 (0.98%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (13.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (10.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (6.86%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (5.88%) SQLite
7 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (3.92%) Redis
7 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.94%) MySQL
8 3 (2.94%) SQL CLR
8 3 (2.94%) MOLAP
8 3 (2.94%) ROLAP
8 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (11.76%) Selenium
2 6 (5.88%) Xcode
3 5 (4.90%) LoadRunner
4 4 (3.92%) JSUnit
4 4 (3.92%) Jasmine
4 4 (3.92%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (2.94%) Firebug
5 3 (2.94%) Fiddler
5 3 (2.94%) Maven
6 2 (1.96%) Grunt
6 2 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.98%) JIRA
7 1 (0.98%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.98%) NUnit
General
1 9 (8.82%) Finance
2 8 (7.84%) Marketing
3 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.94%) Games
5 1 (0.98%) Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Electronics
5 1 (0.98%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (34.31%) Analyst
2 23 (22.55%) QA Manager
3 22 (21.57%) Test Analyst
4 18 (17.65%) Test Manager
5 17 (16.67%) Developer
6 15 (14.71%) Team Leader
7 14 (13.73%) QA Analyst
8 11 (10.78%) Tester
8 11 (10.78%) QA Test Manager
9 10 (9.80%) SQL Developer
10 7 (6.86%) Test Team Leader
10 7 (6.86%) Software Tester
11 6 (5.88%) Quality Manager
11 6 (5.88%) Software Manager
11 6 (5.88%) Software Team Leader
11 6 (5.88%) QA Leader
12 5 (4.90%) Insight Analyst
13 4 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
13 4 (3.92%) Software Development Team Leader
13 4 (3.92%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.61%) .NET
2 16 (15.69%) XML
3 8 (7.84%) HTML
3 8 (7.84%) .NET Framework
4 7 (6.86%) CSS
5 6 (5.88%) Web Services
5 6 (5.88%) Cocoa
5 6 (5.88%) WCF
5 6 (5.88%) Cocoa Touch
6 5 (4.90%) Backbone.js
6 5 (4.90%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (4.90%) jQuery
6 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.92%) MSMQ
7 4 (3.92%) SignalR
7 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (3.92%) Dapper ORM
7 4 (3.92%) Ajax
8 3 (2.94%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.94%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (6.86%) Mobile App
3 7 (6.86%) NHS
4 6 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.88%) Visualisation
4 6 (5.88%) SystemC
5 5 (4.90%) Blog
6 4 (3.92%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.96%) e-Health
8 1 (0.98%) Statistics
8 1 (0.98%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.98%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.98%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.59%) Windows
2 6 (5.88%) Android
2 6 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.96%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.96%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (18.63%) Automated Testing
2 19 (18.63%) Software Testing
3 15 (14.71%) Test Scripting
4 14 (13.73%) ETL
5 13 (12.75%) E-Commerce
6 12 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 11 (10.78%) Manual Testing
8 10 (9.80%) MVC
9 8 (7.84%) Scrum
10 6 (5.88%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.88%) Matrix Management
10 6 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (5.88%) ITIL
10 6 (5.88%) Product Management
10 6 (5.88%) BDD
10 6 (5.88%) Test Strategy
10 6 (5.88%) Automation Testing
10 6 (5.88%) iOS Development
11 5 (4.90%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 42 (41.18%) SQL
2 17 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 10 (9.80%) C#
4 9 (8.82%) VB
5 8 (7.84%) Java
6 7 (6.86%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.88%) PHP
7 6 (5.88%) C
7 6 (5.88%) Objective-C
8 5 (4.90%) XPath
9 4 (3.92%) VB6
10 2 (1.96%) XAML
10 2 (1.96%) C++
11 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.98%) Python
11 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (22.55%) ISEB
2 21 (20.59%) Degree
3 12 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.90%) MCTS
6 4 (3.92%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.98%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) ISO 9001
1 5 (4.90%) SLA
2 4 (3.92%) TickIT
3 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (3.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.92%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.75%) HP
3 7 (6.86%) Citrix
4 6 (5.88%) Xamarin
5 4 (3.92%) Neolane
5 4 (3.92%) ExactTarget
5 4 (3.92%) Dell
5 4 (3.92%) CheckPoint
5 4 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.92%) Symantec
5 4 (3.92%) VMware
5 4 (3.92%) ProCurve
5 4 (3.92%) Veeam
6 3 (2.94%) SmartFocus
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