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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 77 82
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 840 748 688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 4.34% 3.65% 3.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.37% 33.60% 33.20%
Number of salaries quoted 687 610 542
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,450 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,250 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
2444 2226 2072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 12.63% 10.87% 10.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2030 1715 1630
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,583 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
Surrey +3 185 £50,000 +11.11% 22
Berkshire -37 161 £52,500 +16.66% 28
Hampshire +45 130 £41,000 +2.50% 20
Oxfordshire +26 108 £45,000 +12.50% 13
East Sussex +41 72 £38,000 -15.55% 1
West Sussex +40 58 £42,500 +17.24% 3
Kent +35 58 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Buckinghamshire +1 55 £43,750 -7.89% 6
Sussex - 5 £75,000 -
Thames Valley +4 4 - -
Middlesex +2 2 £48,750 -22.00%
M4 Corridor 0 1 £100,000 +73.91%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 920 (51.17%) Agile Software Development
2 524 (29.14%) SQL
3 522 (29.03%) Java
4 491 (27.31%) Degree
5 411 (22.86%) Finance
6 373 (20.75%) C#
7 368 (20.47%) Scrum
8 355 (19.74%) SDLC
9 348 (19.35%) Selenium
10 302 (16.80%) Web Services
11 301 (16.74%) HTML
12 296 (16.46%) .NET
13 292 (16.24%) JavaScript
14 284 (15.80%) SQL Server
15 278 (15.46%) Computer Science
16 275 (15.29%) Microsoft
17 249 (13.85%) TDD
18 231 (12.85%) Automated Testing
19 229 (12.74%) XML
20 224 (12.46%) Unit Testing
20 224 (12.46%) Test Automation
21 207 (11.51%) Project Management
21 207 (11.51%) Windows
21 207 (11.51%) Software Engineering
22 206 (11.46%) Software Testing
23 198 (11.01%) Manual Testing
24 194 (10.79%) CSS
24 194 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
25 193 (10.73%) Test Scripting
26 190 (10.57%) Oracle

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 46 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 43 (2.39%) IIS
3 39 (2.17%) Apache
4 34 (1.89%) WebSphere
5 27 (1.50%) CMS
6 18 (1.00%) Tomcat
7 17 (0.95%) ColdFusion
8 16 (0.89%) Node.js
9 15 (0.83%) Mule
9 15 (0.83%) Mule ESB
10 12 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
12 7 (0.39%) Drupal
12 7 (0.39%) JBoss
12 7 (0.39%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.39%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.28%) Alfresco
13 5 (0.28%) ArcGIS
13 5 (0.28%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 138 (7.68%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.61%) MS Office
3 24 (1.33%) MS Project
4 21 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.22%) FrameMaker
7 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.17%) Mingle
9 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.11%) InDesign
10 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 18 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.33%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.22%) BASE24
5 4 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.22%) SAP Retail
5 4 (0.22%) TIBCO iProcess
6 3 (0.17%) Magento
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.17%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.11%) CA PPM
7 2 (0.11%) Primavera
8 1 (0.056%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 137 (7.62%) SaaS
2 44 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.11%) OpenShift
4 10 (0.56%) PaaS
5 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.39%) GitHub
6 7 (0.39%) IaaS
7 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.28%) Dropbox
7 5 (0.28%) Google Drive
7 5 (0.28%) Office 365
8 4 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.22%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.056%) Boomi
9 1 (0.056%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (3.34%) HTTP
2 46 (2.56%) Firewall
3 39 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 35 (1.95%) Internet
5 34 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
6 32 (1.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 21 (1.17%) HTTPS
8 19 (1.06%) SMTP
9 17 (0.95%) DNS
10 16 (0.89%) SSL
10 16 (0.89%) VoIP
11 14 (0.78%) Fibre Channel
11 14 (0.78%) LAN
11 14 (0.78%) WAN
12 12 (0.67%) Wireless
13 9 (0.50%) SAN
14 8 (0.44%) Bluetooth
14 8 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (0.33%) CTI
15 6 (0.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (15.80%) SQL Server
2 81 (4.51%) MySQL
3 74 (4.12%) NoSQL
4 68 (3.78%) MongoDB
5 56 (3.11%) Big Data
5 56 (3.11%) Relational Database
6 45 (2.50%) Oracle Database
7 37 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 28 (1.56%) DB2
9 27 (1.50%) RDBMS
10 24 (1.33%) Data Mining
11 22 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
12 20 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
15 17 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 14 (0.78%) SQL CLR
18 11 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 348 (19.35%) Selenium
2 141 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 134 (7.45%) Jenkins
4 132 (7.34%) JIRA
5 121 (6.73%) WebDriver
6 118 (6.56%) Visual Studio
7 113 (6.28%) Cucumber
8 74 (4.12%) HP UFT
9 73 (4.06%) Git (software)
9 73 (4.06%) JUnit
10 63 (3.50%) Subversion
11 43 (2.39%) Maven
12 41 (2.28%) JMeter
13 37 (2.06%) NUnit
14 36 (2.00%) SpecFlow
15 33 (1.84%) PHPUnit
16 32 (1.78%) SoapUI
17 31 (1.72%) Selenium IDE
18 28 (1.56%) LoadRunner
19 26 (1.45%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 411 (22.86%) Finance
2 98 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 64 (3.56%) Retail
4 63 (3.50%) Marketing
5 59 (3.28%) Banking
6 36 (2.00%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.39%) Electronics
8 23 (1.28%) Front Office
9 20 (1.11%) Games
10 16 (0.89%) Local Government
10 16 (0.89%) Publishing
11 12 (0.67%) Back Office
12 10 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.50%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.44%) Legal
15 7 (0.39%) Billing
15 7 (0.39%) Law
16 6 (0.33%) French Language
17 5 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 354 (19.69%) Analyst
2 333 (18.52%) Developer
3 224 (12.46%) Tester
4 220 (12.24%) QA Engineer
5 199 (11.07%) Test Analyst
6 167 (9.29%) Test Engineer
7 143 (7.95%) QA Analyst
8 137 (7.62%) QA Tester
9 110 (6.12%) QA Test Analyst
10 94 (5.23%) Architect
10 94 (5.23%) C# Developer
11 83 (4.62%) Project Manager
11 83 (4.62%) QA Test Engineer
12 79 (4.39%) Software Developer
12 79 (4.39%) Software Engineer
12 79 (4.39%) Test Leader
13 78 (4.34%) Business Analyst
14 70 (3.89%) Test Manager
15 68 (3.78%) Software Manager
16 62 (3.45%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (16.80%) Web Services
2 301 (16.74%) HTML
3 296 (16.46%) .NET
4 229 (12.74%) XML
5 194 (10.79%) CSS
6 145 (8.06%) SOAP
7 124 (6.90%) HTML5
8 123 (6.84%) jQuery
8 123 (6.84%) REST
9 110 (6.12%) Spring
10 97 (5.39%) Ajax
11 83 (4.62%) JSON
12 74 (4.12%) ASP.NET
13 58 (3.23%) J2EE
14 57 (3.17%) LAMP
15 55 (3.06%) AngularJS
16 53 (2.95%) Middleware
17 52 (2.89%) RESTful
18 44 (2.45%) CSS3
19 42 (2.34%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 278 (15.46%) Computer Science
2 194 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (6.40%) Mathematics
4 77 (4.28%) Enterprise Software
5 66 (3.67%) Mobile App
6 64 (3.56%) Management Information System
7 55 (3.06%) Data Centre
8 40 (2.22%) User Experience
9 37 (2.06%) Mainframe
10 35 (1.95%) Client/Server
11 32 (1.78%) EMC VNX
12 30 (1.67%) Reinsurance
13 27 (1.50%) Replication
14 25 (1.39%) Data Structures
15 23 (1.28%) Social Media
16 22 (1.22%) Algorithms
17 21 (1.17%) PMI
18 16 (0.89%) Smart Meter
19 15 (0.83%) Driving Licence
19 15 (0.83%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 207 (11.51%) Windows
2 184 (10.23%) Linux
3 145 (8.06%) Unix
4 36 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 36 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 35 (1.95%) Android
6 27 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.06%) CentOS
8 14 (0.78%) Solaris
9 7 (0.39%) zOS
10 6 (0.33%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.28%) AIX
12 4 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.11%) HPUX
14 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.11%) VMS
15 1 (0.056%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 920 (51.17%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (20.47%) Scrum
3 355 (19.74%) SDLC
4 249 (13.85%) TDD
5 231 (12.85%) Automated Testing
6 224 (12.46%) Test Automation
6 224 (12.46%) Unit Testing
7 207 (11.51%) Project Management
7 207 (11.51%) Software Engineering
8 206 (11.46%) Software Testing
9 198 (11.01%) Manual Testing
10 193 (10.73%) Test Scripting
11 188 (10.46%) Mentoring
12 182 (10.12%) Functional Testing
13 164 (9.12%) Regression Testing
14 159 (8.84%) Automation Testing
15 158 (8.79%) BDD
16 147 (8.18%) User Acceptance Testing
17 143 (7.95%) OO
18 142 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 524 (29.14%) SQL
2 522 (29.03%) Java
3 373 (20.75%) C#
4 292 (16.24%) JavaScript
5 187 (10.40%) Python
6 147 (8.18%) C++
7 141 (7.84%) PHP
8 118 (6.56%) Ruby
9 94 (5.23%) Perl
10 65 (3.62%) PL/SQL
11 54 (3.00%) C
12 50 (2.78%) PowerShell
12 50 (2.78%) Shell Script
13 37 (2.06%) VB.NET
14 33 (1.84%) T-SQL
15 26 (1.45%) VB
16 23 (1.28%) Bash Shell
17 20 (1.11%) Groovy
18 16 (0.89%) VBScript
19 15 (0.83%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 491 (27.31%) Degree
2 181 (10.07%) ISEB
3 169 (9.40%) ISTQB
4 77 (4.28%) Security Cleared
5 48 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 32 (1.78%) SC Cleared
7 28 (1.56%) PMI Certification
8 25 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (1.17%) CCNP
10 19 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 9 (0.50%) CCNA
14 8 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
15 7 (0.39%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.39%) PMP
16 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (0.28%) CCIE
17 5 (0.28%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.00%) ISO 9001
2 15 (0.83%) SLA
3 14 (0.78%) SDET
4 12 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.50%) ISO 9000
6 8 (0.44%) GAMP
7 7 (0.39%) HL7
8 6 (0.33%) COBIT
8 6 (0.33%) ISO22301
8 6 (0.33%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.28%) GxP
10 4 (0.22%) COSO
10 4 (0.22%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.17%) AQAP
11 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.056%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.056%) ISO 14000
12 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
12 1 (0.056%) WAI
System Software
1 43 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (2.00%) VMware ESX
3 33 (1.84%) vSphere
4 25 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.33%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.17%) Firmware
7 3 (0.17%) XenApp
7 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.17%) XenServer
8 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.11%) HDFS
8 2 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 116 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (1.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 32 (1.78%) SCCM
2 32 (1.78%) WSUS
3 20 (1.11%) Puppet
4 16 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.39%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.17%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.11%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.056%) Ansible
Vendors
1 275 (15.29%) Microsoft
2 190 (10.57%) Oracle
3 118 (6.56%) HP
4 71 (3.95%) SAP
5 54 (3.00%) Cisco
6 51 (2.84%) TOWER Software
7 50 (2.78%) Red Hat
8 46 (2.56%) VMware
9 39 (2.17%) IBM
10 32 (1.78%) EMC
10 32 (1.78%) Qualys
11 29 (1.61%) Sophos
12 26 (1.45%) Citrix
13 21 (1.17%) Google
13 21 (1.17%) Rally
14 16 (0.89%) MuleSoft
15 14 (0.78%) Adobe
15 14 (0.78%) Twitter
16 13 (0.72%) CA
17 11 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum Car allowance + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £55k - 65k per year + ben + bon
Posted: 5 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Training Allowance
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £39,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + car + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Dependant on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: GBP Negotiable on experience +Many benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ashford, Kent
The Resourcing Hub
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum £35,000 - £55,000 + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
V2
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + uncapped bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Conexus
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + benefits & pensions
Posted: 2 days ago