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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 9.80% 4.17% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 83.33% 31.25% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 0
Average salary £41,000 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.15% -
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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
12 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 11.76% 13.33% 14.52%
Number of salaries quoted 12 16 3
Average salary £33,750 £42,500 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.58% +93.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,050 £24,000 £20,400
10% offered a salary of more than £49,100 £38,000 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Maidstone

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 6 (46.15%) MS Office
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (38.46%) ISEB
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
3 5 (38.46%) Selenium
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) TestComplete
4 4 (30.77%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) Change Management
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) VB
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) BDD
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (23.08%) PHP
5 3 (23.08%) MySQL
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) CRM
6 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 2 (15.38%) LAN
6 2 (15.38%) WAN
6 2 (15.38%) RIP
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 6 (46.15%) MS Office
3 2 (15.38%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
1 2 (15.38%) RIP
1 2 (15.38%) OSPF
1 2 (15.38%) BGP
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (15.38%) Network Security
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco PIX
1 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) TestComplete
3 1 (7.69%) Firebug
3 1 (7.69%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) QA Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Junior
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Junior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Junior Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Graduate Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Graduate Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Graduate
5 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) TDD
2 4 (30.77%) Change Management
2 4 (30.77%) BDD
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Network Design
3 2 (15.38%) People Management
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) VB
1 4 (30.77%) C#
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) PHP
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
1 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) CCNP
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) CCSE
2 2 (15.38%) JNCIS
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Juniper
2 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
2 2 (15.38%) McAfee
2 2 (15.38%) Websense
2 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
2 2 (15.38%) SonicWALL
2 2 (15.38%) Aruba
2 2 (15.38%) F5
2 2 (15.38%) Lumension
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