The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sidcup region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 17 4 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sidcup 7.14% 20.83% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 80.00% 62.50% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 0
Average salary £42,750 £41,438 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.16% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
QA
London

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 Sidcup region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Sidcup
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
5 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sidcup 8.93% 33.33% 8.70%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 2
Average salary £43,750 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,700 £41,350 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £39,500 £49,525
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Sidcup

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Sidcup region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Sidcup

QA
Salary Trend in Sidcup

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Sidcup region.

QA Salary Trend in Sidcup

QA
Salary Histogram in Sidcup

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Sidcup region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Sidcup

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sidcup

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Sidcup 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 10 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (80.00%) MS Office
4 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (70.00%) C#
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
4 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (60.00%) TDD
5 6 (60.00%) Selenium
5 6 (60.00%) TestComplete
5 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (60.00%) BDD
5 6 (60.00%) ISEB
5 6 (60.00%) Java
5 6 (60.00%) SQL
5 6 (60.00%) VB
6 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
7 4 (40.00%) DSDM
7 4 (40.00%) Time Management
7 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (40.00%) VMware
7 4 (40.00%) VBScript
8 3 (30.00%) CRM
9 2 (20.00%) Change Management
9 2 (20.00%) Finance
9 2 (20.00%) User Stories

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Sidcup by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Sidcup 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 10 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (80.00%) MS Office
3 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
1 6 (60.00%) TestComplete
2 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) QA Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Quality Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (10.00%) Programmer
5 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) COM
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (60.00%) TDD
3 6 (60.00%) BDD
4 4 (40.00%) DSDM
4 4 (40.00%) Time Management
5 3 (30.00%) CRM
6 2 (20.00%) Change Management
6 2 (20.00%) User Stories
6 2 (20.00%) BPMN
6 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (10.00%) System Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) VB
3 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) VBScript
5 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (60.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware