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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 23 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 19 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 4.17% 10.33% 14.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 61.29% 83.33%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 10
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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 31 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 8.33% 16.85% 17.39%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 12
Average salary £28,750 £28,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.76% -29.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £65,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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

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 29 January 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 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 7 (43.75%) .NET
3 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
3 7 (43.75%) MVC
3 7 (43.75%) SaaS
4 6 (37.50%) OO
4 6 (37.50%) OOD
4 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (31.25%) MS Office
5 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
5 5 (31.25%) C#
6 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (25.00%) TDD
6 4 (25.00%) Change Management
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (18.75%) TestComplete
7 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
7 3 (18.75%) Selenium
7 3 (18.75%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) VB
7 3 (18.75%) ISEB
7 3 (18.75%) BDD
8 2 (12.50%) F5
8 2 (12.50%) Lumension
8 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 5 (31.25%) MS Office
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (12.50%) OSPF
1 2 (12.50%) BGP
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
1 2 (12.50%) RIP
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
1 2 (12.50%) Network Security
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) TestComplete
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) QA Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Quality Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Junior
4 2 (12.50%) Graduate
4 2 (12.50%) Junior Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Junior Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Graduate Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
1 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
2 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) NHibernate
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) MVC
2 6 (37.50%) OO
2 6 (37.50%) OOD
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
3 4 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 3 (18.75%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) People Management
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) SOA
5 2 (12.50%) CRM
5 2 (12.50%) Network Design
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Web Development
6 1 (6.25%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) VB
3 2 (12.50%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) JNCIS
2 2 (12.50%) CCSE
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) F5
2 2 (12.50%) Lumension
2 2 (12.50%) Juniper
2 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 2 (12.50%) McAfee
2 2 (12.50%) Websense
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) SonicWALL
2 2 (12.50%) Aruba
2 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
Maidstone, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 45,000 plus bonus
Posted: 3 days ago