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 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 42 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.89% 3.90% 4.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.89% 35.59% 29.80%
Number of salaries quoted 21 41 25
Median salary £50,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £26,500 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
113 118 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 12.10% 10.96% 14.66%
Number of salaries quoted 95 105 118
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £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 26 August 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 26 August 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 - 10 £47,500 -
Stansted - 4 £65,000 -
Dover +2 3 £67,500 +162.13% 1
West Malling +1 2 £35,000 -6.66%
Maidstone +4 1 £45,500 +28.16%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 13 (26.53%) Degree
4 9 (18.37%) ISEB
4 9 (18.37%) Automation Testing
5 8 (16.33%) Test Strategy
5 8 (16.33%) Time Management
5 8 (16.33%) Performance Management
5 8 (16.33%) Line Management
5 8 (16.33%) Mentoring
6 7 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 7 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 7 (14.29%) Selenium
6 7 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 7 (14.29%) Project Management
6 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 7 (14.29%) HTML
7 6 (12.24%) SQL
7 6 (12.24%) .NET
7 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.24%) Manual Testing
7 6 (12.24%) WebDriver
8 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
8 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
8 5 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (10.20%) BDD
8 5 (10.20%) Gherkin
8 5 (10.20%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (10.20%) TDD

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 (2.04%) CMS
1 1 (2.04%) IIS
1 1 (2.04%) NServiceBus
1 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
2 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) 802.11
1 1 (2.04%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (2.04%) DHCP
1 1 (2.04%) DNS
1 1 (2.04%) DPNSS
1 1 (2.04%) Firewall
1 1 (2.04%) IP Telephony
1 1 (2.04%) IPsec
1 1 (2.04%) LAN
1 1 (2.04%) MPLS
1 1 (2.04%) Network Security
1 1 (2.04%) QSIG
1 1 (2.04%) SNMP
1 1 (2.04%) Telepresence
1 1 (2.04%) WAN
1 1 (2.04%) Wireless
1 1 (2.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.04%) Redis
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Selenium
2 6 (12.24%) WebDriver
3 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.16%) HP UFT
4 4 (8.16%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.04%) Grunt
6 1 (2.04%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.04%) JSUnit
6 1 (2.04%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.04%) MSI
6 1 (2.04%) NuGet
6 1 (2.04%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Architect
1 8 (16.33%) Solutions Architect
1 8 (16.33%) Tester
2 5 (10.20%) Analyst
2 5 (10.20%) Head of Delivery
2 5 (10.20%) Head of Programme Delivery
2 5 (10.20%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (8.16%) Automation Tester
3 4 (8.16%) IT Architect
4 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Test Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Test Manager
4 3 (6.12%) UAT Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Configuration Specialist
5 2 (4.08%) Mortgage Project Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Operational Change Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) HTML
2 6 (12.24%) .NET
3 5 (10.20%) CSS
3 5 (10.20%) Gherkin
4 4 (8.16%) DOM
5 2 (4.08%) SOAP
6 1 (2.04%) Ajax
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.04%) Backbone.js
6 1 (2.04%) HTML5
6 1 (2.04%) jQuery
6 1 (2.04%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.04%) LESS
6 1 (2.04%) Marionette.js
6 1 (2.04%) MSMQ
6 1 (2.04%) React
6 1 (2.04%) Sass
6 1 (2.04%) SignalR
6 1 (2.04%) Underscore.js
6 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.08%) Statistics
2 2 (4.08%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.04%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.04%) Windows NT
2 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.37%) Automation Testing
3 8 (16.33%) Line Management
3 8 (16.33%) Mentoring
3 8 (16.33%) Performance Management
3 8 (16.33%) Test Strategy
3 8 (16.33%) Time Management
4 7 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 7 (14.29%) Project Management
4 7 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 6 (12.24%) Manual Testing
5 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.20%) BDD
6 5 (10.20%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (10.20%) Programme Management
6 5 (10.20%) Scrum
6 5 (10.20%) TDD
6 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
6 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) C#
3 2 (4.08%) Java
4 1 (2.04%) C
4 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.04%) VB
4 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Degree
2 9 (18.37%) ISEB
3 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.04%) CCNP
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.04%) CISSP
5 1 (2.04%) CNA
5 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.04%) Novell Certification
5 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Ansible
1 1 (2.04%) AppDNA
1 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.04%) Puppet
1 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle
2 4 (8.16%) SAP
3 3 (6.12%) HP
3 3 (6.12%) VMware
4 2 (4.08%) Citrix
5 1 (2.04%) AppSense
5 1 (2.04%) BMC
5 1 (2.04%) CA
5 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco
5 1 (2.04%) EMC
5 1 (2.04%) Mitel
5 1 (2.04%) Riverbed
5 1 (2.04%) Siemens
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