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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 50 55
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 30 62 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.13% 4.93% 3.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.90% 44.60% 52.56%
Number of salaries quoted 26 24 36
Average salary £32,500 £47,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.85% +8.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,200 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,438 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £38,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -0.65%
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
137 139 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 14.29% 11.06% 6.41%
Number of salaries quoted 119 86 68
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £59,750 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
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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 -1 5 £25,000 -41.17% 3
Maidstone +4 4 £32,500 -1.51%
Dover - 3 £47,500 -
Tonbridge - 2 £27,500 -
Sevenoaks - 1 £22,500 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 24 (44.44%) .NET
2 23 (42.59%) SQL
3 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
4 21 (38.89%) ASP.NET
5 16 (29.63%) Windows
6 15 (27.78%) Test Scripting
7 14 (25.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (24.07%) Degree
8 13 (24.07%) Finance
8 13 (24.07%) T-SQL
9 12 (22.22%) MS Excel
9 12 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (22.22%) WinForms
9 12 (22.22%) Software Testing
9 12 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (22.22%) Line Management
10 11 (20.37%) Automated Testing
10 11 (20.37%) HTML
10 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
11 9 (16.67%) MS Office
11 9 (16.67%) Silverlight
11 9 (16.67%) MVC
11 9 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (14.81%) SaaS
12 8 (14.81%) HTML5
12 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (14.81%) Marketing
12 8 (14.81%) VB
13 7 (12.96%) VB6
13 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 5 (9.26%) SAS
2 1 (1.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) LAN
1 1 (1.85%) WAN
1 1 (1.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Selenium
2 4 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (5.56%) WebDriver
3 3 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.56%) JIRA
4 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.70%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.85%) Subversion
5 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.85%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.85%) Firebug
5 1 (1.85%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.85%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.85%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.85%) NCrunch
5 1 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 13 (24.07%) Finance
2 8 (14.81%) Marketing
3 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 6 (11.11%) Banking
4 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 3 (5.56%) Retail Banking
4 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.56%) Electronics
5 1 (1.85%) Back Office
5 1 (1.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (48.15%) Analyst
2 12 (22.22%) QA Analyst
3 9 (16.67%) Developer
4 8 (14.81%) .NET Developer
5 7 (12.96%) Test Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Tester
7 5 (9.26%) Business Analyst
7 5 (9.26%) Insight Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Software Tester
9 3 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (3.70%) Applications Manager
10 2 (3.70%) Test Leader
10 2 (3.70%) QA Tester
10 2 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (3.70%) Test Manager
10 2 (3.70%) QA Manager
10 2 (3.70%) Operations Manager
10 2 (3.70%) Head of Testing
11 1 (1.85%) DevOps Engineer
11 1 (1.85%) Escalation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (44.44%) .NET
2 21 (38.89%) ASP.NET
3 12 (22.22%) WinForms
4 11 (20.37%) HTML
5 9 (16.67%) Silverlight
6 8 (14.81%) HTML5
7 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (5.56%) Middleware
9 2 (3.70%) SOAP
10 1 (1.85%) Web Services
10 1 (1.85%) XML
10 1 (1.85%) MSMQ
10 1 (1.85%) CSS
10 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (1.85%) Entity Framework
10 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) DTV
4 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.85%) Handset
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Open Source
4 1 (1.85%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.85%) Social Media
4 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.63%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Linux
2 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.85%) UNIX
3 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) Test Scripting
2 12 (22.22%) Line Management
2 12 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 11 (20.37%) Automated Testing
4 9 (16.67%) MVC
4 9 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (12.96%) Manual Testing
7 6 (11.11%) CRM
7 6 (11.11%) Migration
7 6 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (9.26%) OOD
8 5 (9.26%) OO
8 5 (9.26%) Analytics
9 4 (7.41%) Test Planning
9 4 (7.41%) Workflow
9 4 (7.41%) Change Management
9 4 (7.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) SQL
2 13 (24.07%) T-SQL
3 8 (14.81%) VB
4 7 (12.96%) VB6
5 6 (11.11%) C#
6 3 (5.56%) Java
6 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.70%) ISEB
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.85%) CCSA
3 1 (1.85%) CCSE
3 1 (1.85%) CCNP
3 1 (1.85%) CCNA
3 1 (1.85%) CCDA
3 1 (1.85%) CCDP
3 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) ISO 9000
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) HP
3 3 (5.56%) Citrix
3 3 (5.56%) SAP
4 2 (3.70%) VMware
5 1 (1.85%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.85%) Facebook
5 1 (1.85%) Twitter
5 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco
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