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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 7 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 6.41% 6.67% 11.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 83.33% 70.00% 64.71%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 5
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £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
6 10 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 7.69% 9.52% 17.71%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 12
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £28,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% +15.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £23,750 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 12 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Maidstone

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) CCIE
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Juniper
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) NetScreen
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Presales
3 1 (16.67%) Product Management
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (16.67%) GAAP
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

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
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
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%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
2 1 (16.67%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software QA Manager
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Presales
3 1 (16.67%) Product Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
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