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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 75 66
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 965 835 881
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 4.66% 3.71% 4.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.97% 33.71% 36.97%
Number of salaries quoted 802 623 722
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% -2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
QA
England

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 South East region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
2299 2477 2383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 11.11% 11.01% 10.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1851 1895 1862
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

QA
Salary Trend in the South East

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

QA Salary Trend in the South East

QA
Salary Histogram in the South East

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

QA Salary Histogram in the South East

QA
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -4 247 £50,000 +17.64% 21
Surrey +10 227 £45,000 -5.26% 34
Hampshire +51 173 £41,500 +18.57% 15
Oxfordshire +23 83 £42,500 -5.55% 12
Buckinghamshire +15 76 £37,500 +7.14% 5
East Sussex +54 68 £43,000 +14.66% 6
West Sussex -5 33 £41,000 -18.00% 3
Kent -2 32 £40,000 -12.08% 5
Middlesex -1 9 £55,000 +4.76%
Thames Valley - 3 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £85,000 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 806 (42.24%) Agile Software Development
2 476 (24.95%) Finance
3 424 (22.22%) Java
4 409 (21.44%) Degree
5 407 (21.33%) SQL
6 312 (16.35%) Microsoft
7 307 (16.09%) Selenium
8 299 (15.67%) C#
9 292 (15.30%) SQL Server
10 271 (14.20%) Scrum
11 258 (13.52%) .NET
12 250 (13.10%) Test Scripting
13 246 (12.89%) Automated Testing
14 243 (12.74%) HTML
15 235 (12.32%) Software Testing
16 229 (12.00%) TDD
17 227 (11.90%) SDLC
18 224 (11.74%) JavaScript
19 223 (11.69%) Test Automation
20 222 (11.64%) Project Management
21 219 (11.48%) Oracle
21 219 (11.48%) Web Services
22 212 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
23 203 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
24 202 (10.59%) XML
24 202 (10.59%) MS Excel
25 196 (10.27%) Windows
26 189 (9.91%) ISEB
26 189 (9.91%) Software Engineering
27 177 (9.28%) Computer Science

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 48 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.89%) IIS
3 29 (1.52%) Apache
4 23 (1.21%) MS Exchange
5 21 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 20 (1.05%) CMS
7 15 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (0.58%) Lync
9 11 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (0.58%) Node.js
10 10 (0.52%) Drupal
11 9 (0.47%) Confluence
12 7 (0.37%) FileNet
12 7 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.31%) SAS
13 6 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.31%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 202 (10.59%) MS Excel
2 81 (4.25%) MS Office
3 61 (3.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.15%) MS Project
6 8 (0.42%) FrameMaker
7 5 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.21%) Mingle
9 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.10%) SPSS
11 1 (0.052%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.052%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.052%) XMetaL
11 1 (0.052%) InDesign
11 1 (0.052%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.58%) Magento
4 5 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.16%) SAP EHS
6 2 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.10%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.10%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.10%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.10%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.052%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.052%) Primavera
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.052%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.052%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.052%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.052%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 90 (4.72%) SaaS
2 8 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.21%) PaaS
5 3 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.16%) IaaS
6 2 (0.10%) Dropbox
6 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.10%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.10%) Office 365
6 2 (0.10%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.052%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.41%) VoIP
2 45 (2.36%) WAN
2 45 (2.36%) Internet
3 43 (2.25%) LAN
4 40 (2.10%) Firewall
5 34 (1.78%) DNS
5 34 (1.78%) TCP/IP
6 30 (1.57%) Wireless
7 26 (1.36%) HTTP
8 18 (0.94%) SMTP
9 15 (0.79%) CTI
10 13 (0.68%) HTTPS
11 12 (0.63%) VPN
11 12 (0.63%) ATM
12 11 (0.58%) SSL
12 11 (0.58%) SAN
13 9 (0.47%) GSM
13 9 (0.47%) UMTS
14 8 (0.42%) FTP
14 8 (0.42%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (15.30%) SQL Server
2 99 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 89 (4.66%) Relational Database
4 86 (4.51%) MySQL
5 82 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 71 (3.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 70 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
8 54 (2.83%) Big Data
9 50 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
10 46 (2.41%) Oracle Database
11 43 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
12 39 (2.04%) NoSQL
13 32 (1.68%) SQL CLR
14 28 (1.47%) RDBMS
15 21 (1.10%) MongoDB
16 20 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
16 20 (1.05%) MS Access
17 17 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 16 (0.84%) Cognos Impromptu
18 16 (0.84%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 307 (16.09%) Selenium
2 117 (6.13%) JIRA
3 112 (5.87%) WebDriver
4 104 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 97 (5.08%) Jenkins
6 96 (5.03%) HP UFT
7 92 (4.82%) Visual Studio
8 53 (2.78%) Cucumber
9 44 (2.31%) Maven
10 43 (2.25%) Subversion
11 39 (2.04%) SoapUI
12 38 (1.99%) JUnit
13 37 (1.94%) JMeter
14 35 (1.83%) SpecFlow
14 35 (1.83%) Git (software)
15 27 (1.42%) LoadRunner
16 25 (1.31%) Eclipse
17 23 (1.21%) NUnit
18 21 (1.10%) PHPUnit
18 21 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 476 (24.95%) Finance
2 129 (6.76%) Telecoms
3 115 (6.03%) Marketing
4 89 (4.66%) Banking
5 78 (4.09%) Retail
6 48 (2.52%) Manufacturing
7 40 (2.10%) Electronics
8 34 (1.78%) Billing
9 25 (1.31%) Automotive
9 25 (1.31%) Games
10 23 (1.21%) Legal
11 21 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
12 20 (1.05%) Advertising
13 16 (0.84%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.68%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.63%) Front Office
16 11 (0.58%) Aerospace
16 11 (0.58%) Publishing
17 10 (0.52%) French Language
18 4 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 426 (22.33%) Analyst
2 346 (18.13%) Developer
3 235 (12.32%) QA Engineer
4 194 (10.17%) Test Analyst
5 190 (9.96%) Tester
6 131 (6.87%) QA Analyst
7 115 (6.03%) Business Analyst
8 113 (5.92%) Test Engineer
9 89 (4.66%) Test Manager
10 86 (4.51%) Software Engineer
11 83 (4.35%) Consultant
12 81 (4.25%) Senior Developer
13 79 (4.14%) QA Tester
14 75 (3.93%) Project Manager
15 72 (3.77%) Junior
16 64 (3.35%) Software Tester
17 59 (3.09%) Software Developer
17 59 (3.09%) Architect
18 54 (2.83%) Senior Analyst
19 48 (2.52%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (13.52%) .NET
2 243 (12.74%) HTML
3 219 (11.48%) Web Services
4 202 (10.59%) XML
5 153 (8.02%) CSS
6 100 (5.24%) HTML5
7 89 (4.66%) jQuery
8 87 (4.56%) Ajax
9 83 (4.35%) ASP.NET
10 68 (3.56%) REST
11 62 (3.25%) SOAP
12 55 (2.88%) J2EE
12 55 (2.88%) Spring
13 47 (2.46%) ASP.NET MVC
14 43 (2.25%) JSON
15 41 (2.15%) .NET Framework
16 38 (1.99%) MDX
17 35 (1.83%) Hibernate
17 35 (1.83%) Gherkin
18 32 (1.68%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 203 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 177 (9.28%) Computer Science
3 78 (4.09%) User Experience
4 64 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
5 63 (3.30%) Data Centre
6 58 (3.04%) Management Information System
7 37 (1.94%) Mathematics
8 35 (1.83%) Replication
8 35 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 35 (1.83%) Data Integration
9 32 (1.68%) Clustering
10 29 (1.52%) Social Media
11 25 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
12 20 (1.05%) Digital Media
13 17 (0.89%) Data Structures
14 15 (0.79%) Visualisation
14 15 (0.79%) DTV
15 12 (0.63%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.63%) PMI
16 11 (0.58%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 196 (10.27%) Windows
2 177 (9.28%) Linux
3 130 (6.81%) UNIX
4 31 (1.62%) Solaris
5 25 (1.31%) Android
5 25 (1.31%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.58%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (0.42%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.31%) CentOS
11 5 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.26%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.16%) AIX
13 2 (0.10%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.052%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.052%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 806 (42.24%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (14.20%) Scrum
3 250 (13.10%) Test Scripting
4 246 (12.89%) Automated Testing
5 235 (12.32%) Software Testing
6 229 (12.00%) TDD
7 227 (11.90%) SDLC
8 223 (11.69%) Test Automation
9 222 (11.64%) Project Management
10 212 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 189 (9.91%) Software Engineering
12 173 (9.07%) Regression Testing
13 164 (8.60%) Unit Testing
13 164 (8.60%) Manual Testing
14 158 (8.28%) Automation Testing
15 142 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
16 137 (7.18%) Integration Testing
17 133 (6.97%) Test Strategy
18 130 (6.81%) Waterfall
19 125 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 424 (22.22%) Java
2 407 (21.33%) SQL
3 299 (15.67%) C#
4 224 (11.74%) JavaScript
5 137 (7.18%) PHP
6 99 (5.19%) Python
7 88 (4.61%) C++
8 75 (3.93%) C
9 68 (3.56%) T-SQL
10 59 (3.09%) Ruby
11 57 (2.99%) Perl
12 40 (2.10%) PL/SQL
13 38 (1.99%) PowerShell
14 37 (1.94%) VBScript
15 30 (1.57%) VB
16 28 (1.47%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.73%) PHP5
18 12 (0.63%) VB.NET
19 11 (0.58%) ABAP
20 9 (0.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 409 (21.44%) Degree
2 189 (9.91%) ISEB
3 170 (8.91%) ISTQB
4 67 (3.51%) Security Cleared
5 44 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 34 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (1.68%) CCIE
8 27 (1.42%) SC Cleared
9 17 (0.89%) PMI Certification
9 17 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 16 (0.84%) CCNP
10 16 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.52%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (0.42%) HND
13 8 (0.42%) MCSE
14 7 (0.37%) RHCE
14 7 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.31%) PMP
15 6 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (1.89%) SLA
2 24 (1.26%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.63%) TickIT
4 10 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.26%) HL7
6 5 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.26%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.16%) P3O
7 3 (0.16%) COBIT
8 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.052%) JTAG
9 1 (0.052%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.052%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.052%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.052%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.052%) BS7799
System Software
1 37 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (0.52%) Xen
4 10 (0.52%) KVM
5 9 (0.47%) UAG
6 8 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.21%) XenServer
7 4 (0.21%) Firmware
8 3 (0.16%) Docker
9 2 (0.10%) Ceph
9 2 (0.10%) GlusterFS
9 2 (0.10%) Varnish
9 2 (0.10%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.052%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.052%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.052%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 124 (6.50%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.73%) Puppet
3 11 (0.58%) SCCM
4 10 (0.52%) SCOM
4 10 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 9 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.47%) Nagios
6 7 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (0.37%) Data Guard
7 6 (0.31%) Oracle ZFS
8 5 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.16%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.10%) Cacti
10 2 (0.10%) Ganglia
10 2 (0.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.10%) OpenView
10 2 (0.10%) Foglight
10 2 (0.10%) OPNET
10 2 (0.10%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 312 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 219 (11.48%) Oracle
3 175 (9.17%) HP
4 72 (3.77%) SAP
5 40 (2.10%) Cisco
6 39 (2.04%) VMware
7 31 (1.62%) Red Hat
8 30 (1.57%) Juniper
9 28 (1.47%) IBM
10 21 (1.10%) Adobe
11 20 (1.05%) TOWER Software
11 20 (1.05%) Zend
12 18 (0.94%) Cognos
13 17 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (0.73%) Citrix
14 14 (0.73%) Pega
15 13 (0.68%) Sun
15 13 (0.68%) Vertica
16 12 (0.63%) Twitter
16 12 (0.63%) Websense
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £56,000 per annum + 29 days + share ops scheme + pensi
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + training and development
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £42500 per annum + Top benefits and prospects
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Training and Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Ownership & Prospects
Posted: 10 hours ago
Berkshire
Salt
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 29k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £55,000 per annum Excellent Package - Full details on request
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £70,000 per annum + Full Package
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Highly Competitive
Posted: Yesterday