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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 20 13
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 3.23% 5.68% 4.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 50.00% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 2
Average salary £33,750 £31,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% -26.47%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
10 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 8.06% 11.36% 8.51%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 3
Average salary £21,500 £30,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.33% -29.41%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%

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 20 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Maidstone

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) ISEB
2 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
2 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
3 7 (41.18%) Windows
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) NHS
4 6 (35.29%) C#
4 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
4 6 (35.29%) Degree
4 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
4 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
4 6 (35.29%) XML
5 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 4 (23.53%) Matrix Management
5 4 (23.53%) SQLite
5 4 (23.53%) WCF
5 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
5 4 (23.53%) MS Office
5 4 (23.53%) C
5 4 (23.53%) Web Services
5 4 (23.53%) .NET
5 4 (23.53%) MVC
5 4 (23.53%) Cocoa
5 4 (23.53%) Xcode
5 4 (23.53%) Objective-C
5 4 (23.53%) Product Management
5 4 (23.53%) Android

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Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (23.53%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) LAN
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
1 2 (11.76%) RIP
1 2 (11.76%) OSPF
1 2 (11.76%) BGP
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco PIX
1 2 (11.76%) Network Security
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
1 4 (23.53%) SQLite
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Xcode
2 3 (17.65%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) TestComplete
4 1 (5.88%) Firebug
4 1 (5.88%) Fiddler
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
2 10 (58.82%) QA Analyst
3 7 (41.18%) Test Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Team Leader
4 4 (23.53%) Development Team Leader
4 4 (23.53%) Software Development Team Leader
4 4 (23.53%) Software Team Leader
5 2 (11.76%) Quality Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) XML
2 4 (23.53%) Cocoa
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
2 4 (23.53%) WCF
2 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 4 (23.53%) Cocoa Touch
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) NHS
1 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
2 4 (23.53%) SystemC
2 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Android
2 4 (23.53%) Apple iOS
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) Product Management
3 4 (23.53%) Android Development
3 4 (23.53%) iOS Development
3 4 (23.53%) Matrix Management
3 4 (23.53%) MVC
3 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) TDD
4 2 (11.76%) Network Design
4 2 (11.76%) CRM
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) BDD
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) C
3 4 (23.53%) Objective-C
4 2 (11.76%) VB
4 2 (11.76%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) ISEB
1 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
2 6 (35.29%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) CCNP
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.76%) CCSE
3 2 (11.76%) JNCIS
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Xamarin
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) Juniper
3 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.76%) McAfee
3 2 (11.76%) Websense
3 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
3 2 (11.76%) SonicWALL
3 2 (11.76%) Aruba
3 2 (11.76%) F5
3 2 (11.76%) Lumension