The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 26 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 18 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 4.61% 8.04% 3.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.75% 36.73% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 2
Average salary £35,000 £48,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.20% +21.87%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
Kent

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 Maidstone region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Maidstone
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
16 49 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 10.53% 21.88% 18.03%
Number of salaries quoted 16 32 9
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +95.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £40,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 19 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Maidstone

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) MS Office
2 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (33.33%) OO
3 5 (33.33%) OOD
3 5 (33.33%) MVC
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) TDD
3 5 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) .NET
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 5 (33.33%) SaaS
4 4 (26.67%) Selenium
4 4 (26.67%) TestComplete
4 4 (26.67%) ISEB
4 4 (26.67%) VB
4 4 (26.67%) Change Management
4 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) BDD
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco
5 2 (13.33%) CRM
5 2 (13.33%) Juniper
5 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (40.00%) MS Office
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) LAN
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
1 2 (13.33%) RIP
1 2 (13.33%) OSPF
1 2 (13.33%) BGP
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco PIX
1 2 (13.33%) Network Security
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
1 4 (26.67%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) QA Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Junior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Graduate Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Graduate Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Junior Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Graduate
4 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
1 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) NHibernate
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) jQuery
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
1 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) OO
1 5 (33.33%) OOD
1 5 (33.33%) MVC
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) TDD
2 4 (26.67%) Change Management
2 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (26.67%) BDD
3 2 (13.33%) People Management
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Network Design
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) VB
3 2 (13.33%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) CCSE
2 2 (13.33%) JNCIS
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Juniper
2 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (13.33%) McAfee
2 2 (13.33%) Websense
2 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
2 2 (13.33%) SonicWALL
2 2 (13.33%) Aruba
2 2 (13.33%) F5
2 2 (13.33%) Lumension
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco