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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 72 43 81
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +38
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 57 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.86% 5.14% 2.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.59% 32.39% 34.65%
Number of salaries quoted 12 49 33
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,600 £30,000 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £80,000 £74,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
61 176 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 7.56% 15.87% 8.54%
Number of salaries quoted 57 159 93
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £23,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £73,250 £58,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +6.02%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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
West Malling +1 3 £45,750 -10.73%
Chatham - 3 £42,500 -
Dartford - 2 £67,500 -
Tunbridge Wells +6 1 - -
Maidstone -18 1 £42,500 - 2
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Finance
3 9 (21.43%) Degree
3 9 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (21.43%) Line Management
4 8 (19.05%) Test Strategy
4 8 (19.05%) Manual Testing
5 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 7 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (16.67%) Project Management
5 7 (16.67%) SQL
6 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 6 (14.29%) Business Analysis
7 5 (11.90%) Project Planning
7 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.90%) Regression Testing
7 5 (11.90%) .NET
7 5 (11.90%) User Stories
7 5 (11.90%) BDD
8 4 (9.52%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (9.52%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (9.52%) NServiceBus
8 4 (9.52%) Oracle

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 4 (9.52%) NServiceBus
2 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Base SAS
4 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.38%) Redis
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) SpecFlow
1 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
2 2 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.38%) Grunt
3 1 (2.38%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.38%) JSUnit
3 1 (2.38%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (2.38%) NuGet
General
1 14 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Analyst
2 5 (11.90%) Developer
2 5 (11.90%) Head of Delivery
2 5 (11.90%) Head of Programme Delivery
2 5 (11.90%) Test Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Architect
3 4 (9.52%) IT Architect
3 4 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.14%) .NET Analyst Programmer
4 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.14%) .NET Programmer
4 3 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
4 3 (7.14%) .NET Software Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Software Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Software Programmer
4 3 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 3 (7.14%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) CSS
2 4 (9.52%) HTML
3 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (7.14%) Entity Framework
3 3 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (7.14%) RESTful
3 3 (7.14%) Unity DI Container
3 3 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) Android SDK
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.38%) Dapper ORM
4 1 (2.38%) Handlebars
4 1 (2.38%) HTML5
4 1 (2.38%) jQuery
4 1 (2.38%) Marionette.js
4 1 (2.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.14%) Statistics
3 2 (4.76%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Android
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.43%) Line Management
2 9 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (19.05%) Manual Testing
3 8 (19.05%) Test Strategy
4 7 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 7 (16.67%) Project Management
4 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 6 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 6 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 5 (11.90%) BDD
6 5 (11.90%) Project Planning
6 5 (11.90%) Regression Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (11.90%) User Stories
7 4 (9.52%) MVC
7 4 (9.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.52%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) Java
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) R
5 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) ISEB
2 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Ansible
1 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) CA
3 1 (2.38%) Citrix
3 1 (2.38%) EMC
3 1 (2.38%) Google
3 1 (2.38%) VMware
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