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 17 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 9 9 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sidcup 19.61% 16.36% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 71.43% 37.50% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 0
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,625
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.55%
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
14 24 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sidcup 27.45% 43.64% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 13 23 2
Average salary £42,000 £67,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.54% +79.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 17 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Sidcup

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sidcup

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
3 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 10 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (50.00%) TestComplete
4 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 9 (50.00%) Selenium
4 9 (50.00%) MS Office
5 8 (44.44%) C#
5 8 (44.44%) Java
5 8 (44.44%) VB
5 8 (44.44%) ISEB
5 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (44.44%) TDD
5 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (44.44%) BDD
6 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
7 6 (33.33%) SQL
7 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
8 5 (27.78%) Business Analysis
9 4 (22.22%) VMware
9 4 (22.22%) VBScript
9 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
9 4 (22.22%) DSDM
9 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (22.22%) Time Management
10 3 (16.67%) Finance
11 2 (11.11%) CRM
11 2 (11.11%) Business Transformation

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Sidcup by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
2 9 (50.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Selenium
1 9 (50.00%) TestComplete
2 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) QA Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Quality Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (44.44%) TDD
4 8 (44.44%) BDD
5 5 (27.78%) Business Analysis
6 4 (22.22%) Time Management
6 4 (22.22%) DSDM
7 2 (11.11%) CRM
7 2 (11.11%) Business Transformation
7 2 (11.11%) User Stories
8 1 (5.56%) Line Management
8 1 (5.56%) Change Management
8 1 (5.56%) ITIL
8 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
8 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
8 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.56%) BPMN
8 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) C#
1 8 (44.44%) Java
1 8 (44.44%) VB
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) VBScript
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (44.44%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) MetaFrame
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix