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 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 74 77 67
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 21 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.13% 2.08% 3.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.50% 18.10% 30.77%
Number of salaries quoted 16 18 14
Median salary £45,000 £38,250 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +1.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £26,400 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £50,313 £50,350
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
120 116 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 12.17% 11.47% 9.93%
Number of salaries quoted 112 100 86
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £22,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Tunbridge Wells +14 7 £43,000 +59.25%
West Malling - 5 £32,500 -
Chatham - 2 £45,500 -
Dartford - 1 - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 37 (54.41%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.29%) C#
3 22 (32.35%) Microsoft
3 22 (32.35%) Finance
4 20 (29.41%) .NET
5 17 (25.00%) SQL
6 16 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 15 (22.06%) HTML
7 15 (22.06%) Selenium
8 14 (20.59%) Test Scripting
9 13 (19.12%) Scrum
10 12 (17.65%) JavaScript
10 12 (17.65%) Degree
11 11 (16.18%) Automated Testing
12 10 (14.71%) Visual Studio
12 10 (14.71%) .NET Framework
13 9 (13.24%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (13.24%) Test Automation
13 9 (13.24%) Process Improvement
13 9 (13.24%) Automation Testing
13 9 (13.24%) Gherkin
13 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET
13 9 (13.24%) ISEB
13 9 (13.24%) HP UFT
13 9 (13.24%) Regression Testing
14 8 (11.76%) HP
14 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
14 8 (11.76%) Test Strategy
14 8 (11.76%) SpecFlow
14 8 (11.76%) Unit Testing

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 3 (4.41%) Mule
1 3 (4.41%) Mule ESB
2 2 (2.94%) IIS
3 1 (1.47%) CMS
3 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.88%) MS Office
3 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) Firewall
1 4 (5.88%) HTTP
1 4 (5.88%) LAN
1 4 (5.88%) WAN
2 3 (4.41%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (4.41%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (4.41%) HTTPS
2 3 (4.41%) NetScreen
3 1 (1.47%) 802.11
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (1.47%) DHCP
3 1 (1.47%) DNS
3 1 (1.47%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.47%) Network Security
3 1 (1.47%) SMTP
3 1 (1.47%) SNMP
3 1 (1.47%) SSL
3 1 (1.47%) Telepresence
3 1 (1.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) OLTP
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (22.06%) Selenium
2 10 (14.71%) Visual Studio
3 9 (13.24%) HP UFT
3 9 (13.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (11.76%) SpecFlow
5 7 (10.29%) WebDriver
6 5 (7.35%) Cucumber
6 5 (7.35%) SoapUI
7 4 (5.88%) Git (software)
8 3 (4.41%) Jasmine
8 3 (4.41%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.47%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.47%) Fiddler
9 1 (1.47%) JIRA
9 1 (1.47%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (1.47%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.47%) MSI
9 1 (1.47%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.47%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 22 (32.35%) Finance
2 8 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Back Office
3 2 (2.94%) Retail
3 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (19.12%) Analyst
2 11 (16.18%) Tester
3 10 (14.71%) Architect
3 10 (14.71%) C# Developer
3 10 (14.71%) Developer
4 9 (13.24%) C# Software Developer
4 9 (13.24%) Software Developer
5 8 (11.76%) .NET Developer
5 8 (11.76%) .NET Software Developer
5 8 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (10.29%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (8.82%) Business Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) Test Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Selenium Tester
8 5 (7.35%) Test Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Automation Tester
9 4 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) QA Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (29.41%) .NET
2 15 (22.06%) HTML
3 10 (14.71%) .NET Framework
4 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET
4 9 (13.24%) Gherkin
5 8 (11.76%) Spring
6 5 (7.35%) CSS
6 5 (7.35%) SOAP
7 4 (5.88%) DOM
7 4 (5.88%) XML
8 2 (2.94%) WCF
8 2 (2.94%) Web Services
9 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.47%) CSS3
9 1 (1.47%) EDI
9 1 (1.47%) HTML5
9 1 (1.47%) JSON
9 1 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.47%) VRML
9 1 (1.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.41%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.47%) Life Science
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.88%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.47%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (54.41%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.59%) Test Scripting
3 13 (19.12%) Scrum
4 11 (16.18%) Automated Testing
5 9 (13.24%) Automation Testing
5 9 (13.24%) Process Improvement
5 9 (13.24%) Regression Testing
5 9 (13.24%) Test Automation
6 8 (11.76%) Test Strategy
6 8 (11.76%) Unit Testing
7 7 (10.29%) BDD
7 7 (10.29%) Business Analysis
7 7 (10.29%) Functional Testing
7 7 (10.29%) Line Management
7 7 (10.29%) TOGAF
8 6 (8.82%) Data Modelling
8 6 (8.82%) Mentoring
8 6 (8.82%) Migration
8 6 (8.82%) SDLC
9 5 (7.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.29%) C#
2 17 (25.00%) SQL
3 12 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.29%) Java
5 2 (2.94%) C
6 1 (1.47%) Python
6 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.47%) VB
6 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) Degree
2 9 (13.24%) ISEB
3 7 (10.29%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.88%) CCNP
4 4 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.41%) CCIE
5 3 (4.41%) CCNA
6 1 (1.47%) CISSP
6 1 (1.47%) CNA
6 1 (1.47%) MCSA
6 1 (1.47%) MCSE
6 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.47%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) GAAP
1 1 (1.47%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.47%) AppDNA
2 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.76%) HP
3 4 (5.88%) CheckPoint
3 4 (5.88%) Cisco
4 3 (4.41%) Juniper
4 3 (4.41%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.94%) VMware
6 1 (1.47%) AppSense
6 1 (1.47%) BMC
6 1 (1.47%) Citrix
6 1 (1.47%) Mitel
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle
6 1 (1.47%) RedGate
6 1 (1.47%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.47%) Siemens
Canterbury, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago