The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Maidstone region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 23 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 1 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 1.47% 1.14% 10.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 33.33% 63.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 6
Median salary £25,000 £32,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -1.51%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
2 3 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 2.94% 3.41% 16.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 10
Median salary £25,000 £32,500 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +41.30%
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

The demand trend of job ads across the Maidstone region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Maidstone region with a requirement for QA.

1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) CCIE
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Juniper
1 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) NetScreen
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Presales
2 1 (16.67%) Product Management
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) GAAP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) NetScreen
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) IT Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) IT Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Software Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Software Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
2 1 (16.67%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Software QA Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Software QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 2 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Presales
2 1 (16.67%) Product Management
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCIE
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GAAP
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Juniper