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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 24 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 28 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 6.67% 12.17% 17.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 65.12% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 12
Average salary £33,750 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £21,000 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
6 43 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 6.67% 18.70% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6 17 12
Average salary £33,750 £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.00% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,200 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £65,500 £45,000
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

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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 6 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Maidstone

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
3 9 (56.25%) MVC
3 9 (56.25%) .NET
3 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
3 9 (56.25%) SaaS
4 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 6 (37.50%) OO
4 6 (37.50%) C#
4 6 (37.50%) OOD
5 4 (25.00%) SOA
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) TDD
6 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
6 3 (18.75%) Line Management
7 2 (12.50%) People Management
7 2 (12.50%) BDD
7 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) TestComplete
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 2 (12.50%) Selenium
7 2 (12.50%) ISEB
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) PHP
7 2 (12.50%) VB
7 2 (12.50%) MySQL
7 2 (12.50%) MS Project
7 2 (12.50%) MS Office

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Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Project
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
1 2 (12.50%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 9 (56.25%) .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Graduate Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Graduate Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Graduate
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Head of Technology
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
1 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
2 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) NHibernate
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) MVC
2 6 (37.50%) OO
2 6 (37.50%) OOD
3 4 (25.00%) SOA
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) Line Management
5 2 (12.50%) People Management
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) PHP
2 2 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft