The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Maidstone region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Maidstone region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 25 18 24
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 29 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 11.46% 9.78% 2.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.42% 64.29% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 2
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £14,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +150.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +2.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Maidstone
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
48 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 18.97% 15.22% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 3
Average salary £23,000 £35,000 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.28% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,000 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Maidstone region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

QA
Salary Trend in Maidstone

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Maidstone region.

QA Salary Trend in Maidstone

QA
Salary Histogram in Maidstone

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Maidstone region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Maidstone

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Maidstone 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 29 (64.44%) SQL
2 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (37.78%) XML
4 15 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 14 (31.11%) Degree
5 14 (31.11%) Computer Science
6 13 (28.89%) ISEB
6 13 (28.89%) NHS
6 13 (28.89%) Windows
6 13 (28.89%) Software Testing
7 11 (24.44%) MVC
7 11 (24.44%) ISTQB
7 11 (24.44%) .NET Framework
7 11 (24.44%) .NET
7 11 (24.44%) C#
7 11 (24.44%) Web Services
7 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
7 11 (24.44%) Mobile App
8 10 (22.22%) Cocoa Touch
8 10 (22.22%) Apple iOS
8 10 (22.22%) Android
8 10 (22.22%) Product Management
8 10 (22.22%) iOS Development
8 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 10 (22.22%) Cocoa
8 10 (22.22%) Xcode
8 10 (22.22%) Objective-C
8 10 (22.22%) WCF
8 10 (22.22%) Matrix Management
8 10 (22.22%) Software Engineering

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Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Maidstone 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.

Applications
1 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) SQLite
3 3 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Xcode
2 3 (6.67%) Selenium
2 3 (6.67%) Firebug
2 3 (6.67%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (53.33%) Analyst
2 21 (46.67%) QA Analyst
3 16 (35.56%) Team Leader
4 14 (31.11%) Test Analyst
5 8 (17.78%) Development Team Leader
6 6 (13.33%) QA Manager
6 6 (13.33%) Test Manager
6 6 (13.33%) Software Team Leader
6 6 (13.33%) QA Leader
7 5 (11.11%) QA Test Manager
8 4 (8.89%) Tester
8 4 (8.89%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (8.89%) Software Tester
8 4 (8.89%) QA Tester
8 4 (8.89%) Software Development Team Leader
9 3 (6.67%) Test Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) QA Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) Developer
10 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
10 2 (4.44%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (37.78%) XML
2 11 (24.44%) .NET
2 11 (24.44%) .NET Framework
2 11 (24.44%) Web Services
3 10 (22.22%) Cocoa Touch
3 10 (22.22%) WCF
3 10 (22.22%) Cocoa
4 9 (20.00%) CSS
5 6 (13.33%) HTML
6 4 (8.89%) jQuery
7 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.22%) Ajax
7 1 (2.22%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Computer Science
2 13 (28.89%) NHS
3 11 (24.44%) Mobile App
4 6 (13.33%) SystemC
5 2 (4.44%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.89%) Windows
2 10 (22.22%) Android
2 10 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 6 (13.33%) Windows 8
3 6 (13.33%) Windows Phone
4 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 13 (28.89%) Software Testing
4 11 (24.44%) MVC
5 10 (22.22%) Matrix Management
5 10 (22.22%) Product Management
5 10 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 10 (22.22%) iOS Development
6 8 (17.78%) Android Development
7 7 (15.56%) OO
8 6 (13.33%) OOP
9 5 (11.11%) Scrum
10 4 (8.89%) Manual Testing
10 4 (8.89%) Automated Testing
11 3 (6.67%) Test Strategy
11 3 (6.67%) Automation Testing
11 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 2 (4.44%) Release Management
13 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
13 1 (2.22%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (64.44%) SQL
2 11 (24.44%) C#
3 10 (22.22%) Objective-C
4 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (13.33%) C++
5 6 (13.33%) C
5 6 (13.33%) VB
5 6 (13.33%) XAML
6 3 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) Degree
2 13 (28.89%) ISEB
3 11 (24.44%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.22%) Telerik