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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 32 20
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 1.61% 3.36% 4.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 44.44% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 3
Average salary £35,500 £33,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.18% +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
7 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 5.65% 7.56% 10.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 9
Average salary £52,500 £21,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+144.18% -28.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,300 £21,000 £21,450
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £49,500 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
Maidstone, Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + pension
Posted: 5 days ago