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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 46 57
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 39 55 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.83% 4.63% 2.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.39% 33.74% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 33 43 21
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £27,500 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £65,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
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
99 163 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 9.72% 13.73% 16.95%
Number of salaries quoted 88 139 114
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £27,400 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Maidstone +5 11 £32,500 -27.77% 1
West Malling +3 5 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Tunbridge Wells +29 1 £50,000 +37.93%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 37 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (39.24%) SQL
3 29 (36.71%) Microsoft
4 23 (29.11%) SQL Server
5 18 (22.78%) T-SQL
6 17 (21.52%) MS Excel
7 16 (20.25%) Marketing
8 15 (18.99%) Migration
9 13 (16.46%) C#
9 13 (16.46%) MS Office
9 13 (16.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (16.46%) Line Management
10 12 (15.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (15.19%) Java
10 12 (15.19%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (15.19%) E-Commerce
10 12 (15.19%) Windows
11 11 (13.92%) ISEB
11 11 (13.92%) Software Testing
11 11 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (13.92%) Manual Testing
11 11 (13.92%) Data Mapping
12 10 (12.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (12.66%) Data Migration
12 10 (12.66%) Propensity Modelling
12 10 (12.66%) SharePoint
12 10 (12.66%) ETL
12 10 (12.66%) VB
12 10 (12.66%) .NET
12 10 (12.66%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 10 (12.66%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (2.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (21.52%) MS Excel
2 13 (16.46%) MS Office
3 6 (7.59%) FastStats
4 4 (5.06%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.53%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) LAN
1 4 (5.06%) WAN
1 4 (5.06%) Firewall
2 2 (2.53%) VLAN
2 2 (2.53%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (2.53%) Network Security
2 2 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (2.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (2.53%) SAN
2 2 (2.53%) OSPF
2 2 (2.53%) BGP
2 2 (2.53%) RIP
2 2 (2.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.11%) SQL Server
2 13 (16.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (15.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (15.19%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (12.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.80%) MOLAP
7 3 (3.80%) ROLAP
8 2 (2.53%) MySQL
9 1 (1.27%) SQL CLR
9 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.27%) Redis
9 1 (1.27%) SQLite
9 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Selenium
2 7 (8.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (7.59%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (5.06%) TestComplete
4 4 (5.06%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.80%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.53%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.53%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.27%) Robolectric
7 1 (1.27%) NCrunch
7 1 (1.27%) Mockito
7 1 (1.27%) Hudson
7 1 (1.27%) JSUnit
7 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.27%) EasyMock
7 1 (1.27%) Grunt
7 1 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 16 (20.25%) Marketing
2 8 (10.13%) Finance
3 4 (5.06%) Games
3 4 (5.06%) Retail
4 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (37.97%) Analyst
2 16 (20.25%) Developer
3 12 (15.19%) Test Analyst
4 11 (13.92%) Tester
4 11 (13.92%) QA Manager
5 10 (12.66%) Test Manager
6 9 (11.39%) SQL Developer
7 6 (7.59%) Insight Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Software Tester
8 5 (6.33%) QA Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) Quality Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) Technical Business Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Developer
9 4 (5.06%) QA Test Manager
9 4 (5.06%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Test Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.80%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.80%) Technical Support
10 3 (3.80%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) .NET
2 8 (10.13%) XML
3 7 (8.86%) HTML
4 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET
4 6 (7.59%) SOAP
5 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (3.80%) WinForms
5 3 (3.80%) MDX
6 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.53%) jQuery
6 2 (2.53%) MSMQ
7 1 (1.27%) RoboSpice
7 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.27%) Dapper ORM
7 1 (1.27%) Web Services
7 1 (1.27%) CSS
7 1 (1.27%) HTML5
7 1 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.27%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Visualisation
2 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.33%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.06%) Data Integration
5 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.53%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.27%) User Experience
7 1 (1.27%) NHS
7 1 (1.27%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.27%) iPhone
7 1 (1.27%) Life Science
7 1 (1.27%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Windows
2 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
2 2 (2.53%) Linux
3 1 (1.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.99%) Migration
3 13 (16.46%) Line Management
4 12 (15.19%) E-Commerce
5 11 (13.92%) Software Testing
5 11 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (13.92%) Manual Testing
5 11 (13.92%) Data Mapping
6 10 (12.66%) Data Migration
6 10 (12.66%) Propensity Modelling
6 10 (12.66%) ETL
6 10 (12.66%) Project Management
7 8 (10.13%) BDD
8 7 (8.86%) TDD
8 7 (8.86%) Kimball Methodology
8 7 (8.86%) Automated Testing
8 7 (8.86%) Test Scripting
9 6 (7.59%) Logistic Regression
9 6 (7.59%) User Stories
9 6 (7.59%) CHAID
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.24%) SQL
2 18 (22.78%) T-SQL
3 13 (16.46%) C#
4 12 (15.19%) Java
5 10 (12.66%) VB
6 4 (5.06%) XPath
7 3 (3.80%) VB6
7 3 (3.80%) PHP
8 2 (2.53%) Ruby
9 1 (1.27%) Python
9 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.27%) Perl
9 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) ISEB
2 6 (7.59%) Degree
2 6 (7.59%) ISTQB
2 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.33%) MCTS
4 3 (3.80%) CCNP
4 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.80%) CCSE
5 2 (2.53%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.27%) CCSA
6 1 (1.27%) CCNA
6 1 (1.27%) CCDA
6 1 (1.27%) CCDP
6 1 (1.27%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.39%) SLA
2 4 (5.06%) ISO 9000
3 3 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.53%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.27%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.53%) XenApp
1 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.53%) ZABBIX
2 2 (2.53%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 29 (36.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.59%) HP
3 5 (6.33%) CheckPoint
3 5 (6.33%) Citrix
4 4 (5.06%) Twitter
4 4 (5.06%) SmartFocus
4 4 (5.06%) Perforce
5 3 (3.80%) Cisco
6 2 (2.53%) ProCurve
6 2 (2.53%) SonicWALL
6 2 (2.53%) F5
6 2 (2.53%) Lumension
6 2 (2.53%) Neolane
6 2 (2.53%) Veeam
6 2 (2.53%) Aruba
6 2 (2.53%) Juniper
6 2 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.53%) McAfee
6 2 (2.53%) VMware
6 2 (2.53%) Blue Coat
Kent
Salt
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Capita
Posted: 4 days ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £14,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago