The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Kent region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 43 31
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 40 50 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.61% 4.71% 5.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 41.32% 44.04%
Number of salaries quoted 23 37 41
Average salary £45,500 £36,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.51% -27.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,300 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
160 121 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 14.45% 11.40% 13.16%
Number of salaries quoted 129 90 95
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 £26,300 £25,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
South East

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +17 10 £61,250 +104.16%
Dartford -2 9 £45,000 +28.57%
Dover - 4 £27,000 -
West Malling 0 3 £60,000 +41.17%
Maidstone -18 1 £41,000 +21.48% 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 36 (39.13%) SQL
2 23 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
3 22 (23.91%) SQL Server
4 19 (20.65%) Windows
5 18 (19.57%) Software Testing
5 18 (19.57%) ISEB
6 17 (18.48%) T-SQL
7 16 (17.39%) ETL
7 16 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (17.39%) Automated Testing
8 15 (16.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (16.30%) E-Commerce
9 14 (15.22%) XML
9 14 (15.22%) .NET
9 14 (15.22%) Test Scripting
10 13 (14.13%) Marketing
10 13 (14.13%) Degree
10 13 (14.13%) Computer Science
10 13 (14.13%) SharePoint
10 13 (14.13%) HP
11 12 (13.04%) ISTQB
11 12 (13.04%) MS Excel
11 12 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (11.96%) Manual Testing
12 11 (11.96%) C#
13 10 (10.87%) Risk Management
13 10 (10.87%) VB
13 10 (10.87%) Selenium
14 9 (9.78%) Visualisation

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (14.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.70%) FastStats
3 6 (6.52%) MS Office
4 4 (4.35%) MS Project
5 1 (1.09%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) Wireless
1 4 (4.35%) Firewall
1 4 (4.35%) WAN
1 4 (4.35%) LAN
1 4 (4.35%) SAN
1 4 (4.35%) VLAN
2 1 (1.09%) Multicast
2 1 (1.09%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 16 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (16.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (9.78%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (6.52%) SQLite
7 5 (5.43%) Relational Database
8 4 (4.35%) MOLAP
8 4 (4.35%) ROLAP
9 3 (3.26%) MySQL
10 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (2.17%) SQL CLR
10 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (1.09%) Redis
11 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (10.87%) Selenium
2 6 (6.52%) Xcode
3 5 (5.43%) LoadRunner
4 4 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (3.26%) Firebug
5 3 (3.26%) Fiddler
5 3 (3.26%) Maven
6 1 (1.09%) JSUnit
6 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.09%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.09%) JIRA
6 1 (1.09%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.09%) Grunt
6 1 (1.09%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.09%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (14.13%) Marketing
2 5 (5.43%) Games
2 5 (5.43%) Finance
3 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 33 (35.87%) Analyst
2 22 (23.91%) Test Analyst
3 19 (20.65%) QA Manager
4 17 (18.48%) Test Manager
5 15 (16.30%) Developer
6 13 (14.13%) Tester
6 13 (14.13%) QA Analyst
7 11 (11.96%) SQL Developer
8 10 (10.87%) Team Leader
9 9 (9.78%) QA Test Manager
10 7 (7.61%) Software Tester
11 6 (6.52%) Software Team Leader
11 6 (6.52%) Insight Analyst
12 5 (5.43%) Software Manager
13 4 (4.35%) Administrator
13 4 (4.35%) Quality Manager
13 4 (4.35%) Software Development Team Leader
13 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
13 4 (4.35%) Test Engineer
13 4 (4.35%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.22%) XML
1 14 (15.22%) .NET
2 6 (6.52%) Cocoa
2 6 (6.52%) CSS
2 6 (6.52%) Web Services
2 6 (6.52%) Cocoa Touch
2 6 (6.52%) WCF
2 6 (6.52%) .NET Framework
3 5 (5.43%) HTML
4 4 (4.35%) MDX
4 4 (4.35%) jQuery
5 3 (3.26%) J2SE
5 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.26%) J2EE
5 3 (3.26%) Spring
5 3 (3.26%) WinForms
6 1 (1.09%) HTML5
6 1 (1.09%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.09%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.09%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.78%) Visualisation
3 7 (7.61%) NHS
4 6 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.52%) Mobile App
4 6 (6.52%) SystemC
5 5 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.09%) Blog
6 1 (1.09%) MPEG
6 1 (1.09%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.65%) Windows
2 6 (6.52%) Apple iOS
2 6 (6.52%) Android
3 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.26%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.17%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.57%) Software Testing
3 16 (17.39%) ETL
3 16 (17.39%) Automated Testing
4 15 (16.30%) E-Commerce
5 14 (15.22%) Test Scripting
6 11 (11.96%) Manual Testing
7 10 (10.87%) Risk Management
8 7 (7.61%) Data Mapping
8 7 (7.61%) Kimball Methodology
8 7 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (7.61%) MVC
9 6 (6.52%) Software Engineering
9 6 (6.52%) Migration
9 6 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.52%) CHAID
9 6 (6.52%) Automation Testing
9 6 (6.52%) Propensity Modelling
9 6 (6.52%) iOS Development
9 6 (6.52%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (39.13%) SQL
2 17 (18.48%) T-SQL
3 11 (11.96%) C#
4 10 (10.87%) VB
5 8 (8.70%) Java
6 6 (6.52%) Objective-C
6 6 (6.52%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.52%) PHP
6 6 (6.52%) C
6 6 (6.52%) XPath
7 3 (3.26%) VB6
8 2 (2.17%) XAML
8 2 (2.17%) C++
9 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (19.57%) ISEB
2 13 (14.13%) Degree
3 12 (13.04%) ISTQB
4 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.52%) MCTS
6 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.09%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) SLA
2 5 (5.43%) ISO 9001
3 4 (4.35%) TickIT
4 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.35%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.13%) HP
3 7 (7.61%) Citrix
4 6 (6.52%) Xamarin
5 4 (4.35%) VMware
5 4 (4.35%) Dell
5 4 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.35%) Symantec
5 4 (4.35%) ExactTarget
5 4 (4.35%) Neolane
5 4 (4.35%) Veeam
5 4 (4.35%) ProCurve
5 4 (4.35%) SmartFocus
6 2 (2.17%) Perforce
6 2 (2.17%) Twitter
7 1 (1.09%) Business Objects
Maidstone, Kent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Whitstable, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago