The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 74 67
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 872 860 960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.62% 3.77% 3.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.49% 38.39% 38.63%
Number of salaries quoted 656 747 843
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +4.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
2528 2240 2485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 10.51% 9.82% 10.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1936 1812 2136
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +8 245 £47,500 - 19
Berkshire +48 244 £45,000 +5.88% 17
Oxfordshire -17 110 £37,500 -11.76% 9
Hampshire -39 94 £36,000 -10.00% 9
Buckinghamshire +9 57 £37,500 - 5
Kent -5 57 £45,000 +21.62% 1
West Sussex -4 27 £55,000 +6.79% 1
East Sussex -22 27 £32,500 -35.00% 2
Middlesex -12 7 £55,000 +15.78%
M4 Corridor - 4 £26,000 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 478 (31.10%) Degree
2 456 (29.67%) SQL
3 389 (25.31%) Finance
4 361 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
5 346 (22.51%) .NET
6 331 (21.54%) Java
7 310 (20.17%) C#
8 270 (17.57%) Selenium
9 240 (15.61%) Microsoft
10 235 (15.29%) ISEB
11 227 (14.77%) Windows
12 218 (14.18%) SQL Server
13 217 (14.12%) Computer Science
14 210 (13.66%) Software Testing
15 208 (13.53%) HTML
16 193 (12.56%) Test Automation
17 189 (12.30%) JavaScript
17 189 (12.30%) Software Engineering
18 178 (11.58%) Test Scripting
19 175 (11.39%) Linux
20 172 (11.19%) C++
21 170 (11.06%) Scrum
22 157 (10.21%) Project Management
23 145 (9.43%) XML
24 141 (9.17%) CSS
25 140 (9.11%) Automated Testing
26 136 (8.85%) Test Strategy
27 135 (8.78%) MS Excel
28 130 (8.46%) Oracle
29 129 (8.39%) OO

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 62 (4.03%) Apache
2 40 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 36 (2.34%) IIS
4 30 (1.95%) CMS
5 20 (1.30%) WebLogic
5 20 (1.30%) nginx
6 16 (1.04%) SAS
7 15 (0.98%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.91%) WordPress
9 13 (0.85%) Drupal
10 12 (0.78%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.78%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (0.52%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.46%) ColdFusion
13 7 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.39%) Eucalyptus
15 5 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.33%) FileNet
15 5 (0.33%) Lync
Applications
1 135 (8.78%) MS Excel
2 75 (4.88%) MS Office
3 16 (1.04%) MS Project
4 14 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.52%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.33%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.26%) FastStats
9 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.13%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.065%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 23 (1.50%) JDE OneWorld
2 19 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.72%) Magento
4 9 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.39%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.26%) Adaptiv
6 4 (0.26%) Front Arena
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.065%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.065%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.065%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.065%) SAP WM
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.065%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 81 (5.27%) SaaS
2 34 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.26%) Heroku
5 4 (0.26%) Engine Yard
6 3 (0.20%) GitHub
6 3 (0.20%) IaaS
7 2 (0.13%) Office 365
7 2 (0.13%) PaaS
8 1 (0.065%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 62 (4.03%) HTTP
2 45 (2.93%) TCP/IP
2 45 (2.93%) Internet
3 38 (2.47%) Firewall
4 33 (2.15%) 4G
5 29 (1.89%) LTE
6 24 (1.56%) NAS
7 23 (1.50%) DNS
8 18 (1.17%) SAN
9 17 (1.11%) Intranet
9 17 (1.11%) Wireless
10 15 (0.98%) WAN
11 14 (0.91%) LAN
12 12 (0.78%) VPN
13 11 (0.72%) FTP
14 10 (0.65%) SMTP
14 10 (0.65%) UMTS
14 10 (0.65%) LDAP
14 10 (0.65%) GSM
15 9 (0.59%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 110 (7.16%) MySQL
3 40 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 37 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 35 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 22 (1.43%) NoSQL
8 21 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
10 16 (1.04%) Riak
11 15 (0.98%) Big Data
12 14 (0.91%) Redis
12 14 (0.91%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.72%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.52%) MS Access
16 7 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 270 (17.57%) Selenium
2 96 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 75 (4.88%) JIRA
4 67 (4.36%) QuickTest Pro
5 61 (3.97%) Visual Studio
6 48 (3.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 48 (3.12%) TestComplete
7 45 (2.93%) Subversion
8 44 (2.86%) Git (software)
9 43 (2.80%) TestDirector
10 32 (2.08%) Jenkins
10 32 (2.08%) Maven
11 30 (1.95%) Ranorex
12 28 (1.82%) WinRunner
13 27 (1.76%) Cucumber
14 25 (1.63%) JUnit
15 22 (1.43%) Eclipse
16 17 (1.11%) TestNG
17 15 (0.98%) Jasmine
18 14 (0.91%) LoadRunner
General
1 389 (25.31%) Finance
2 116 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 93 (6.05%) Retail
4 79 (5.14%) Marketing
5 50 (3.25%) Banking
6 28 (1.82%) Billing
7 26 (1.69%) Back Office
8 23 (1.50%) Front Office
9 21 (1.37%) Multimedia
9 21 (1.37%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.30%) Spanish Language
10 20 (1.30%) Games
11 19 (1.24%) Advertising
12 17 (1.11%) Automotive
13 12 (0.78%) German Language
14 11 (0.72%) Publishing
15 10 (0.65%) Manufacturing
16 8 (0.52%) Legal
17 5 (0.33%) Local Government
18 4 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 408 (26.55%) Analyst
2 232 (15.09%) Test Analyst
3 228 (14.83%) Developer
4 192 (12.49%) Tester
5 160 (10.41%) QA Analyst
6 140 (9.11%) QA Engineer
7 128 (8.33%) Test Engineer
8 91 (5.92%) Project Manager
9 89 (5.79%) QA Tester
10 80 (5.20%) Software Engineer
11 74 (4.81%) Consultant
12 70 (4.55%) Team Leader
13 69 (4.49%) Test Manager
14 59 (3.84%) Software Developer
15 57 (3.71%) Senior Developer
16 54 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
17 52 (3.38%) Business Analyst
17 52 (3.38%) QA Test Analyst
18 50 (3.25%) Software Tester
19 47 (3.06%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (22.51%) .NET
2 208 (13.53%) HTML
3 145 (9.43%) XML
4 141 (9.17%) CSS
5 96 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 93 (6.05%) Web Services
7 69 (4.49%) .NET Framework
7 69 (4.49%) jQuery
8 61 (3.97%) Ajax
9 59 (3.84%) Spring
10 49 (3.19%) Hibernate
11 48 (3.12%) J2EE
12 33 (2.15%) HTML5
13 30 (1.95%) SOAP
14 27 (1.76%) JSP
15 26 (1.69%) Swing
16 22 (1.43%) WPF
17 20 (1.30%) LAMP
17 20 (1.30%) Struts
18 18 (1.17%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 217 (14.12%) Computer Science
2 104 (6.77%) Mathematics
3 75 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 74 (4.81%) Enterprise Software
5 51 (3.32%) Client/Server
6 49 (3.19%) Mobile App
7 43 (2.80%) Open Source
8 24 (1.56%) Blog
9 20 (1.30%) NHS
10 15 (0.98%) Blackberry
10 15 (0.98%) Wiki
11 14 (0.91%) Statistics
12 12 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
13 11 (0.72%) Hedge funds
13 11 (0.72%) EFT
14 10 (0.65%) Clustering
14 10 (0.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 10 (0.65%) Social Media
14 10 (0.65%) Social Network
15 9 (0.59%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 227 (14.77%) Windows
2 175 (11.39%) Linux
3 91 (5.92%) UNIX
4 46 (2.99%) Android
5 42 (2.73%) Apple iOS
6 20 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (1.04%) Debian
10 12 (0.78%) Windows 7
11 11 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
12 10 (0.65%) Windows Phone
13 9 (0.59%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.39%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.39%) Solaris
15 5 (0.33%) AIX
16 4 (0.26%) CentOS
17 3 (0.20%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.20%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (13.66%) Software Testing
3 193 (12.56%) Test Automation
4 189 (12.30%) Software Engineering
5 178 (11.58%) Test Scripting
6 170 (11.06%) Scrum
7 157 (10.21%) Project Management
8 140 (9.11%) Automated Testing
9 136 (8.85%) Test Strategy
10 129 (8.39%) OO
11 118 (7.68%) User Acceptance Testing
12 104 (6.77%) Manual Testing
13 81 (5.27%) PRINCE2
14 79 (5.14%) BDD
15 76 (4.94%) ITIL
16 73 (4.75%) Continuous Integration
17 68 (4.42%) UML
18 67 (4.36%) Test Management
19 66 (4.29%) User Stories
20 62 (4.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 456 (29.67%) SQL
2 331 (21.54%) Java
3 310 (20.17%) C#
4 189 (12.30%) JavaScript
5 172 (11.19%) C++
6 122 (7.94%) Python
7 110 (7.16%) PHP
8 86 (5.60%) Perl
9 66 (4.29%) C
10 56 (3.64%) Ruby
11 50 (3.25%) Delphi
12 34 (2.21%) T-SQL
13 32 (2.08%) VB
14 29 (1.89%) VB.NET
15 21 (1.37%) PowerShell
16 15 (0.98%) PHP5
16 15 (0.98%) Shell Script
17 13 (0.85%) Objective-C
17 13 (0.85%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 478 (31.10%) Degree
2 235 (15.29%) ISEB
3 119 (7.74%) ISTQB
4 75 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 44 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 30 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 14 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 11 (0.72%) RHCE
10 10 (0.65%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.59%) MCP
11 9 (0.59%) PMP
12 8 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (0.46%) MCTS
13 7 (0.46%) APMP
14 6 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.39%) ACCA
14 6 (0.39%) CIMA
14 6 (0.39%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.67%) ISO 9001
2 33 (2.15%) SLA
3 13 (0.85%) Solvency II
4 9 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.52%) ISO 9000
6 7 (0.46%) TickIT
7 5 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.26%) COBIT
9 3 (0.20%) COSO
9 3 (0.20%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 14000
10 2 (0.13%) HMG Infosec
10 2 (0.13%) P3O
11 1 (0.065%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.065%) GAMP
11 1 (0.065%) GxP
System Software
1 29 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (1.50%) NFS
3 17 (1.11%) Active Directory
4 12 (0.78%) XenServer
5 11 (0.72%) Xen
6 6 (0.39%) Varnish
7 4 (0.26%) UAG
7 4 (0.26%) XenApp
7 4 (0.26%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.13%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.13%) KVM
9 1 (0.065%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.065%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 74 (4.81%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.50%) Puppet
3 20 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.65%) Nagios
5 8 (0.52%) Legato
6 6 (0.39%) OpenView
6 6 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (0.39%) Cacti
6 6 (0.39%) Ganglia
7 5 (0.33%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.26%) Cobbler
8 4 (0.26%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.20%) WebInspect
9 3 (0.20%) SCCM
10 1 (0.065%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.065%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.065%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.065%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.065%) nmon
10 1 (0.065%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 240 (15.61%) Microsoft
2 130 (8.46%) Oracle
3 64 (4.16%) HP
4 41 (2.67%) VMware
5 37 (2.41%) Red Hat
6 35 (2.28%) SunGard
7 31 (2.02%) SAP
8 25 (1.63%) Citrix
9 18 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (1.11%) JBoss
10 17 (1.11%) Cisco
10 17 (1.11%) BT
11 16 (1.04%) Google
11 16 (1.04%) Business Objects
11 16 (1.04%) Sun
12 15 (0.98%) IBM
13 13 (0.85%) Zend
14 12 (0.78%) Hitachi
15 11 (0.72%) Adobe
16 9 (0.59%) Dell
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Mayflower Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Mayflower Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Mayflower Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Advantage Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gillingham, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
JM
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Up to £70K + Car Allownace + Bonus +
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K basic + 5K Car Allow + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Technology Resourcing
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £19500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum Superb base with excellent bonus and
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per day superb base with excellent bonus and b
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
SunGard
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65,500 per annum + Annual Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago