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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 43 37
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 45 53 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 4.39% 4.77% 5.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.00% 39.26% 35.20%
Number of salaries quoted 25 38 37
Average salary £42,500 £43,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% -13.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £30,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £51,400 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
150 135 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 14.62% 12.16% 14.76%
Number of salaries quoted 118 97 111
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,550 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,500 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +27 10 £61,250 +104.16% 2
Dartford -1 9 £45,000 -6.49%
Maidstone -10 4 £33,750 +8.00%
Dover - 4 £27,000 -
West Malling +4 2 £57,500 +15.00%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 31 (38.27%) SQL
2 24 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 24 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 17 (20.99%) T-SQL
3 17 (20.99%) Windows
4 16 (19.75%) Software Testing
4 16 (19.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (19.75%) ETL
4 16 (19.75%) ISEB
5 15 (18.52%) MS Excel
5 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (18.52%) Marketing
6 13 (16.05%) HP
6 13 (16.05%) SharePoint
7 12 (14.81%) Automated Testing
7 12 (14.81%) E-Commerce
7 12 (14.81%) Computer Science
7 12 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (13.58%) Manual Testing
8 11 (13.58%) Test Scripting
8 11 (13.58%) Degree
8 11 (13.58%) XML
8 11 (13.58%) C#
8 11 (13.58%) Java
8 11 (13.58%) .NET
8 11 (13.58%) MS Office
9 10 (12.35%) ISTQB
10 9 (11.11%) Visualisation
10 9 (11.11%) VB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 13 (16.05%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.94%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.58%) MS Office
3 8 (9.88%) FastStats
4 4 (4.94%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) Firewall
1 6 (7.41%) LAN
1 6 (7.41%) WAN
2 4 (4.94%) SAN
2 4 (4.94%) Wireless
2 4 (4.94%) VLAN
3 2 (2.47%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (2.47%) Network Security
3 2 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (2.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (2.47%) OSPF
3 2 (2.47%) BGP
3 2 (2.47%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 16 (19.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (6.17%) SQLite
6 5 (6.17%) Relational Database
7 4 (4.94%) MOLAP
7 4 (4.94%) ROLAP
8 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (2.47%) SQL CLR
9 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.23%) Redis
10 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (9.88%) Selenium
2 5 (6.17%) LoadRunner
3 4 (4.94%) Xcode
3 4 (4.94%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (3.70%) Maven
5 2 (2.47%) Firebug
5 2 (2.47%) Fiddler
5 2 (2.47%) TestComplete
5 2 (2.47%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.23%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.23%) Mockito
6 1 (1.23%) Hudson
6 1 (1.23%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.23%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.23%) Grunt
6 1 (1.23%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.23%) JSUnit
6 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.23%) EasyMock
General
1 15 (18.52%) Marketing
2 7 (8.64%) Games
3 5 (6.17%) Finance
4 4 (4.94%) Retail
5 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (35.80%) Analyst
2 17 (20.99%) Test Analyst
3 14 (17.28%) Tester
4 13 (16.05%) Developer
4 13 (16.05%) Test Manager
5 11 (13.58%) SQL Developer
5 11 (13.58%) QA Analyst
6 10 (12.35%) QA Manager
7 8 (9.88%) Team Leader
8 7 (8.64%) Software Tester
9 6 (7.41%) Insight Analyst
10 5 (6.17%) QA Test Manager
11 4 (4.94%) Software Team Leader
11 4 (4.94%) Software Development Team Leader
11 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Developer
11 4 (4.94%) Development Team Leader
11 4 (4.94%) QA Tester
11 4 (4.94%) Project Manager
11 4 (4.94%) Administrator
12 3 (3.70%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.58%) .NET
1 11 (13.58%) XML
2 4 (4.94%) Web Services
2 4 (4.94%) .NET Framework
2 4 (4.94%) MDX
2 4 (4.94%) WCF
2 4 (4.94%) Cocoa
2 4 (4.94%) Cocoa Touch
3 3 (3.70%) WinForms
3 3 (3.70%) Spring
3 3 (3.70%) J2SE
3 3 (3.70%) HTML
3 3 (3.70%) J2EE
3 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.47%) CSS
4 2 (2.47%) jQuery
5 1 (1.23%) OAuth
5 1 (1.23%) HTML5
5 1 (1.23%) REST
5 1 (1.23%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.11%) Visualisation
3 7 (8.64%) NHS
4 5 (6.17%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.17%) Mobile App
4 5 (6.17%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.94%) SystemC
6 1 (1.23%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.23%) Blog
6 1 (1.23%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.99%) Windows
2 5 (6.17%) Android
3 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.94%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.47%) Linux
5 2 (2.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (19.75%) Software Testing
2 16 (19.75%) ETL
3 12 (14.81%) E-Commerce
3 12 (14.81%) Automated Testing
4 11 (13.58%) Test Scripting
4 11 (13.58%) Manual Testing
5 7 (8.64%) Data Mapping
5 7 (8.64%) Kimball Methodology
5 7 (8.64%) Risk Management
5 7 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (7.41%) CHAID
6 6 (7.41%) Migration
6 6 (7.41%) BDD
6 6 (7.41%) Propensity Modelling
6 6 (7.41%) Data Migration
6 6 (7.41%) Logistic Regression
7 5 (6.17%) Android Development
7 5 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 31 (38.27%) SQL
2 17 (20.99%) T-SQL
3 11 (13.58%) C#
3 11 (13.58%) Java
4 9 (11.11%) VB
5 6 (7.41%) XPath
6 4 (4.94%) C
6 4 (4.94%) PHP
6 4 (4.94%) Objective-C
7 3 (3.70%) VB6
8 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.23%) Perl
9 1 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (19.75%) ISEB
2 11 (13.58%) Degree
3 10 (12.35%) ISTQB
4 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (7.41%) MCTS
6 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.47%) CCNP
7 2 (2.47%) CCSE
7 2 (2.47%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) SLA
2 5 (6.17%) ISO 9001
3 4 (4.94%) TickIT
4 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (4.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.94%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.05%) HP
3 7 (8.64%) Citrix
4 6 (7.41%) CheckPoint
5 5 (6.17%) Dell
6 4 (4.94%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (4.94%) Symantec
6 4 (4.94%) ProCurve
6 4 (4.94%) Veeam
6 4 (4.94%) Perforce
6 4 (4.94%) VMware
6 4 (4.94%) Twitter
6 4 (4.94%) Xamarin
6 4 (4.94%) Neolane
6 4 (4.94%) ExactTarget
6 4 (4.94%) SmartFocus
7 2 (2.47%) F5
7 2 (2.47%) Lumension
7 2 (2.47%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.47%) SonicWALL
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Gerrard White
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Whitstable
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago