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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 78 73 69
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 770 840 870
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.46% 3.81% 3.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.07% 37.30% 33.79%
Number of salaries quoted 565 682 726
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
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
2478 2252 2575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 11.13% 10.21% 11.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1888 1787 2162
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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 0 232 £40,000 -19.19% 29
Surrey +5 217 £42,500 -5.55% 24
Hampshire -21 115 £40,500 -4.70% 7
East Sussex +17 67 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 50 £40,750 +13.19% 6
Kent -23 35 £41,000 -3.52% 6
Oxfordshire -42 25 £40,750 +1.87% 9
West Sussex -2 23 £40,000 -29.20% 4
Middlesex -16 3 £54,250 -13.20%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 666 (41.34%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (26.82%) SQL
3 390 (24.21%) Degree
4 345 (21.42%) Selenium
5 331 (20.55%) Finance
6 315 (19.55%) C#
7 307 (19.06%) JavaScript
8 306 (18.99%) Java
9 267 (16.57%) Microsoft
10 250 (15.52%) SQL Server
11 243 (15.08%) .NET
12 238 (14.77%) HTML
12 238 (14.77%) Software Testing
13 215 (13.35%) Scrum
14 210 (13.04%) ISEB
15 186 (11.55%) Test Scripting
15 186 (11.55%) WebDriver
16 179 (11.11%) CSS
17 173 (10.74%) Computer Science
18 172 (10.68%) Automated Testing
19 170 (10.55%) User Acceptance Testing
20 168 (10.43%) MS Excel
21 167 (10.37%) Telecoms
22 166 (10.30%) Project Management
23 162 (10.06%) XML
24 161 (9.99%) Linux
25 157 (9.75%) Windows
26 154 (9.56%) Software Engineering
27 149 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
27 149 (9.25%) JIRA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 74 (4.59%) IIS
2 46 (2.86%) Confluence
3 44 (2.73%) CMS
4 37 (2.30%) Apache
5 33 (2.05%) SharePoint
6 30 (1.86%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.06%) Jetty
8 16 (0.99%) Node.js
8 16 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
9 15 (0.93%) SAS
10 13 (0.81%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.50%) MS Project Server
11 8 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
12 7 (0.43%) Drupal
12 7 (0.43%) ColdFusion
12 7 (0.43%) JBoss
13 4 (0.25%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 168 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 61 (3.79%) MS Office
3 38 (2.36%) MS Project
4 31 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
9 6 (0.37%) FastStats
10 4 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.12%) Open Workbench
11 2 (0.12%) Edge Animate
12 1 (0.062%) InDesign
12 1 (0.062%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 18 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.50%) JDE OneWorld
4 7 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.37%) SAP SEM
5 6 (0.37%) SAP BPC
5 6 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.37%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.12%) Magento
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.062%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.062%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 46 (2.86%) SaaS
2 24 (1.49%) GitHub
3 7 (0.43%) LucidChart
4 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.062%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.062%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (5.03%) Internet
2 62 (3.85%) Wireless
3 42 (2.61%) 3G
3 42 (2.61%) SAN
4 33 (2.05%) LTE
5 30 (1.86%) TCP/IP
6 28 (1.74%) 2G
7 27 (1.68%) GSM
8 25 (1.55%) UMTS
9 24 (1.49%) NAS
10 21 (1.30%) WiMAX
10 21 (1.30%) RNC
11 17 (1.06%) SMTP
12 16 (0.99%) HTTP
12 16 (0.99%) Firewall
12 16 (0.99%) Intranet
13 14 (0.87%) 4G
13 14 (0.87%) Broadband
14 13 (0.81%) Radio Access Network
14 13 (0.81%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 113 (7.01%) Relational Database
3 78 (4.84%) MySQL
4 66 (4.10%) RDBMS
5 39 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
6 38 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 35 (2.17%) Big Data
7 35 (2.17%) RavenDB
8 32 (1.99%) Oracle Database
9 30 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 27 (1.68%) NoSQL
11 26 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 24 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (0.81%) Hadoop
15 12 (0.74%) MongoDB
16 10 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
16 10 (0.62%) SAP BW
17 9 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 345 (21.42%) Selenium
2 186 (11.55%) WebDriver
3 149 (9.25%) JIRA
4 133 (8.26%) Git (software)
5 125 (7.76%) Cucumber
6 110 (6.83%) QuickTest Pro
7 91 (5.65%) Jenkins
8 77 (4.78%) NUnit
9 71 (4.41%) Visual Studio
10 70 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 67 (4.16%) Rhino Mocks
12 49 (3.04%) WATIR
13 46 (2.86%) JMeter
13 46 (2.86%) Subversion
14 45 (2.79%) TeamCity
15 38 (2.36%) LoadRunner
16 36 (2.23%) NCrunch
17 35 (2.17%) ReSharper
17 35 (2.17%) Moq
18 32 (1.99%) SpecFlow
General
1 331 (20.55%) Finance
2 167 (10.37%) Telecoms
3 120 (7.45%) Retail
4 85 (5.28%) Marketing
5 37 (2.30%) Advertising
6 36 (2.23%) Banking
7 30 (1.86%) Aerospace
8 25 (1.55%) Legal
8 25 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 24 (1.49%) Publishing
10 16 (0.99%) Back Office
10 16 (0.99%) Billing
11 15 (0.93%) Electronics
12 11 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.68%) Automotive
13 9 (0.56%) Local Government
14 8 (0.50%) German Language
15 7 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.43%) Front Office
15 7 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 375 (23.28%) Analyst
2 242 (15.02%) Developer
3 183 (11.36%) Test Analyst
4 172 (10.68%) Tester
5 161 (9.99%) QA Engineer
6 149 (9.25%) Test Engineer
7 119 (7.39%) QA Analyst
8 90 (5.59%) Software Engineer
9 89 (5.52%) QA Tester
10 74 (4.59%) Junior
11 69 (4.28%) Business Analyst
12 66 (4.10%) QA Manager
13 61 (3.79%) Software Developer
13 61 (3.79%) Consultant
14 59 (3.66%) Senior Developer
15 57 (3.54%) Project Manager
16 55 (3.41%) QA Test Analyst
17 54 (3.35%) Architect
18 52 (3.23%) Software Test Engineer
19 49 (3.04%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (15.08%) .NET
2 238 (14.77%) HTML
3 179 (11.11%) CSS
4 162 (10.06%) XML
5 135 (8.38%) jQuery
6 123 (7.64%) Web Services
7 104 (6.46%) ASP.NET
8 74 (4.59%) SOAP
9 67 (4.16%) .NET Framework
10 64 (3.97%) LAMP
11 57 (3.54%) Spring
11 57 (3.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 57 (3.54%) Gherkin
12 55 (3.41%) HTML5
13 45 (2.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 43 (2.67%) Ajax
15 41 (2.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 37 (2.30%) MSMQ
17 36 (2.23%) NHibernate
17 36 (2.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 173 (10.74%) Computer Science
2 128 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (5.71%) Open Source
4 79 (4.90%) Mathematics
5 70 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
6 59 (3.66%) User Experience
7 56 (3.48%) Management Information System
8 36 (2.23%) Mobile App
9 26 (1.61%) Blog
10 24 (1.49%) Mainframe
11 23 (1.43%) Digital Media
12 16 (0.99%) Visualisation
12 16 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
12 16 (0.99%) Social Media
12 16 (0.99%) Algorithms
13 15 (0.93%) PMI
14 14 (0.87%) N-Tier
14 14 (0.87%) Smartphone
14 14 (0.87%) Statistics
15 13 (0.81%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 161 (9.99%) Linux
2 157 (9.75%) Windows
3 91 (5.65%) UNIX
4 34 (2.11%) Android
5 18 (1.12%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (0.99%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.56%) Solaris
10 8 (0.50%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.37%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.25%) AIX
14 3 (0.19%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.19%) CentOS
14 3 (0.19%) Debian
14 3 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.12%) SUSE
16 1 (0.062%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 666 (41.34%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (14.77%) Software Testing
3 215 (13.35%) Scrum
4 186 (11.55%) Test Scripting
5 172 (10.68%) Automated Testing
6 170 (10.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 166 (10.30%) Project Management
8 154 (9.56%) Software Engineering
9 149 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
9 149 (9.25%) Test Automation
10 148 (9.19%) E-Commerce
10 148 (9.19%) TDD
11 147 (9.12%) Test Strategy
12 138 (8.57%) OO
13 125 (7.76%) BDD
14 103 (6.39%) Continuous Improvement
15 100 (6.21%) Manual Testing
16 97 (6.02%) Regression Testing
16 97 (6.02%) MVC
17 88 (5.46%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 432 (26.82%) SQL
2 315 (19.55%) C#
3 307 (19.06%) JavaScript
4 306 (18.99%) Java
5 149 (9.25%) PHP
6 127 (7.88%) Ruby
7 106 (6.58%) Python
8 103 (6.39%) C++
9 66 (4.10%) VB.NET
10 51 (3.17%) C
11 43 (2.67%) Perl
12 34 (2.11%) T-SQL
13 31 (1.92%) VB
14 16 (0.99%) VBScript
15 13 (0.81%) XQuery
16 11 (0.68%) XPath
16 11 (0.68%) PHP5
17 9 (0.56%) Groovy
18 7 (0.43%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 390 (24.21%) Degree
2 210 (13.04%) ISEB
3 117 (7.26%) ISTQB
4 84 (5.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 65 (4.03%) Security Cleared
6 35 (2.17%) SC Cleared
7 28 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (1.49%) PMI Certification
9 15 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (0.81%) PMP
11 11 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (0.56%) ACCA
13 8 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (0.50%) HND
13 8 (0.50%) AAT
14 7 (0.43%) MCSE
15 6 (0.37%) SAP Certification
15 6 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.37%) CIMA
15 6 (0.37%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.72%) SLA
2 26 (1.61%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.68%) ISO 9000
5 7 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.37%) Solvency II
7 5 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.19%) P3O
9 2 (0.12%) TickIT
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.062%) COBIT
10 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.062%) GMP
10 1 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.81%) VMware ESX
4 12 (0.74%) Firmware
5 8 (0.50%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.50%) vSphere
6 6 (0.37%) XenApp
7 4 (0.25%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.19%) Xen
8 3 (0.19%) Varnish
8 3 (0.19%) XenServer
9 1 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.062%) KVM
Systems Management
1 65 (4.03%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.81%) Puppet
3 9 (0.56%) WSUS
4 8 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.37%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.25%) PureDisk
6 4 (0.25%) SCCM
6 4 (0.25%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.12%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.062%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.062%) logstash
Vendors
1 267 (16.57%) Microsoft
2 84 (5.21%) Oracle
3 67 (4.16%) HP
4 43 (2.67%) SAP
5 36 (2.23%) Endeca
6 35 (2.17%) RedPrairie
6 35 (2.17%) Nortel
6 35 (2.17%) Ericsson
6 35 (2.17%) Nokia
7 34 (2.11%) VMware
8 26 (1.61%) Cisco
9 24 (1.49%) Sitecore
10 23 (1.43%) InterSystems
11 22 (1.37%) Business Objects
12 19 (1.18%) Zend
13 16 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (0.93%) Red Hat
15 13 (0.81%) F5
16 11 (0.68%) Citrix
17 10 (0.62%) IBM
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