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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / South East
Rank 58 62 73
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 665 836 793
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 4.50% 4.41% 3.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.02% 30.95% 31.49%
Number of salaries quoted 533 687 655
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
1749 2701 2518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 11.83% 14.25% 12.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1404 2226 1952
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +23 168 £42,500 -15.00% 23
Surrey +9 112 £45,000 - 29
Oxfordshire +12 97 £37,500 -11.76% 15
Hampshire -23 82 £42,500 +3.03% 14
Buckinghamshire +29 70 £37,500 -16.66% 8
East Sussex -1 48 £34,500 -9.21% 3
Kent +4 36 £37,500 -16.66% 2
West Sussex -16 33 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Middlesex +8 14 £55,000 +15.78%
Sussex -1 5 £55,000 -26.66%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for QA.

1 626 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (26.59%) SQL
3 292 (22.97%) C#
4 277 (21.79%) Selenium
5 274 (21.56%) Degree
6 266 (20.93%) .NET
7 259 (20.38%) Microsoft
8 247 (19.43%) Scrum
9 235 (18.49%) Java
10 230 (18.10%) Finance
11 205 (16.13%) Software Testing
12 193 (15.18%) Test Scripting
13 187 (14.71%) TDD
14 178 (14.00%) Regression Testing
15 174 (13.69%) JavaScript
16 168 (13.22%) BDD
17 166 (13.06%) HTML
18 154 (12.12%) SQL Server
19 150 (11.80%) Software Engineering
20 147 (11.57%) Linux
21 146 (11.49%) Windows
21 146 (11.49%) Computer Science
22 144 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
23 143 (11.25%) Automated Testing
24 142 (11.17%) Test Automation
25 140 (11.01%) SDLC
26 136 (10.70%) MS Excel
27 134 (10.54%) Python
28 131 (10.31%) ISTQB
29 129 (10.15%) CSS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (2.28%) Apache
2 26 (2.05%) SAS
2 26 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.73%) Confluence
4 19 (1.49%) CMS
4 19 (1.49%) nginx
5 17 (1.34%) WordPress
6 16 (1.26%) WebSphere
7 15 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.87%) IIS
9 11 (0.87%) uWSGI
10 9 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (0.71%) Drupal
10 9 (0.71%) IBM Notes
11 7 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.55%) EPiServer
11 7 (0.55%) Eucalyptus
12 6 (0.47%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.39%) Jetty
Applications
1 136 (10.70%) MS Excel
2 41 (3.23%) MS Office
3 29 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (2.12%) MS Project
5 17 (1.34%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.94%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.31%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.31%) FrameMaker
7 4 (0.31%) Snagit
7 4 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.079%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 29 (2.28%) Magento
2 12 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.39%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.24%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.24%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.24%) SAP FSCM
6 3 (0.24%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.24%) SAP PP
6 3 (0.24%) SAP PS
6 3 (0.24%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.079%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.079%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.079%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 63 (4.96%) SaaS
2 59 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.87%) IaaS
4 11 (0.87%) PaaS
5 9 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.39%) GitHub
6 5 (0.39%) Office 365
6 5 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.16%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.16%) Taleo
8 1 (0.079%) Google Play
8 1 (0.079%) Trello
8 1 (0.079%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.20%) TCP/IP
2 18 (1.42%) Wireless
3 17 (1.34%) HTTP
4 12 (0.94%) VPN
5 10 (0.79%) Internet
6 9 (0.71%) Broadband
7 7 (0.55%) Firewall
8 6 (0.47%) SMTP
8 6 (0.47%) VoIP
9 5 (0.39%) LTE
10 3 (0.24%) LDAP
11 2 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.16%) DNS
11 2 (0.16%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.16%) GSM
11 2 (0.16%) MPLS
11 2 (0.16%) Network Security
11 2 (0.16%) PPP
11 2 (0.16%) SSL
11 2 (0.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 71 (5.59%) MySQL
3 30 (2.36%) Big Data
3 30 (2.36%) MongoDB
4 26 (2.05%) NoSQL
5 25 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (1.02%) Hadoop
8 13 (1.02%) Relational Database
9 12 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (0.63%) SQLite
11 6 (0.47%) Data Lake
11 6 (0.47%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.39%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 277 (21.79%) Selenium
2 108 (8.50%) JIRA
3 106 (8.34%) WebDriver
4 91 (7.16%) Visual Studio
5 86 (6.77%) Git (software)
6 66 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 63 (4.96%) Jenkins
8 56 (4.41%) Cucumber
9 45 (3.54%) JMeter
10 40 (3.15%) HP UFT
11 37 (2.91%) Subversion
12 34 (2.68%) SpecFlow
13 30 (2.36%) SoapUI
14 28 (2.20%) TeamCity
15 25 (1.97%) JUnit
16 18 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
16 18 (1.42%) Selenium IDE
17 15 (1.18%) PHPUnit
18 13 (1.02%) Gatling
19 12 (0.94%) GitLab
General
1 230 (18.10%) Finance
2 74 (5.82%) Banking
3 72 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 55 (4.33%) Marketing
5 54 (4.25%) Retail
6 21 (1.65%) Publishing
7 15 (1.18%) Back Office
8 11 (0.87%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.63%) Legal
11 7 (0.55%) Advertising
11 7 (0.55%) Billing
11 7 (0.55%) Electronics
11 7 (0.55%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.47%) Games
12 6 (0.47%) Local Government
13 5 (0.39%) Automotive
13 5 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.39%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.31%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 284 (22.34%) Analyst
2 271 (21.32%) Developer
3 167 (13.14%) Test Analyst
4 161 (12.67%) QA Engineer
5 156 (12.27%) Tester
6 120 (9.44%) QA Analyst
7 110 (8.65%) QA Tester
8 102 (8.03%) Test Engineer
9 89 (7.00%) QA Test Analyst
10 74 (5.82%) C# Developer
11 66 (5.19%) .NET Developer
11 66 (5.19%) QA Automation Engineer
12 62 (4.88%) Automation Tester
13 56 (4.41%) C# .NET Developer
14 54 (4.25%) QA Test Engineer
15 51 (4.01%) Software Analyst
16 47 (3.70%) Java Engineer
17 46 (3.62%) QA Automation Tester
17 46 (3.62%) Web Developer
18 44 (3.46%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (20.93%) .NET
2 166 (13.06%) HTML
3 129 (10.15%) CSS
4 101 (7.95%) Web Services
5 99 (7.79%) ASP.NET
6 92 (7.24%) XML
7 72 (5.66%) jQuery
8 57 (4.48%) HTML5
9 51 (4.01%) AngularJS
10 48 (3.78%) ASP.NET Web API
11 42 (3.30%) CSS3
12 40 (3.15%) JSON
13 32 (2.52%) .NET Framework
14 31 (2.44%) Gherkin
15 30 (2.36%) Ajax
16 29 (2.28%) REST
16 29 (2.28%) Spring
17 28 (2.20%) LAMP
17 28 (2.20%) Middleware
18 27 (2.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 146 (11.49%) Computer Science
2 144 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 41 (3.23%) User Experience
5 36 (2.83%) Virtual Team
6 29 (2.28%) Data Centre
6 29 (2.28%) iPad
6 29 (2.28%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (0.79%) Client/Server
9 9 (0.71%) Blackberry
9 9 (0.71%) iPhone
9 9 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (0.63%) Semantic Web
11 7 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (0.39%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.39%) Fintech
12 5 (0.39%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 147 (11.57%) Linux
2 146 (11.49%) Windows
3 70 (5.51%) Unix
4 46 (3.62%) Android
5 36 (2.83%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.34%) Windows Server
7 15 (1.18%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.10%) Debian
9 13 (1.02%) Ubuntu
9 13 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.71%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.71%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.63%) CentOS
12 8 (0.63%) Solaris
13 4 (0.31%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.079%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.079%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (19.43%) Scrum
3 205 (16.13%) Software Testing
4 193 (15.18%) Test Scripting
5 187 (14.71%) TDD
6 178 (14.00%) Regression Testing
7 168 (13.22%) BDD
8 150 (11.80%) Software Engineering
9 143 (11.25%) Automated Testing
10 142 (11.17%) Test Automation
11 140 (11.01%) SDLC
12 121 (9.52%) Project Management
13 114 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
14 110 (8.65%) Functional Testing
15 105 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
16 100 (7.87%) DevOps
17 98 (7.71%) Continuous Improvement
17 98 (7.71%) Manual Testing
18 94 (7.40%) Mentoring
19 93 (7.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 338 (26.59%) SQL
2 292 (22.97%) C#
3 235 (18.49%) Java
4 174 (13.69%) JavaScript
5 134 (10.54%) Python
6 75 (5.90%) PHP
7 61 (4.80%) Ruby
8 50 (3.93%) C++
9 44 (3.46%) C
10 37 (2.91%) Perl
11 35 (2.75%) Bash Shell
12 32 (2.52%) T-SQL
13 31 (2.44%) PL/SQL
13 31 (2.44%) Shell Script
14 24 (1.89%) PowerShell
15 20 (1.57%) VB.NET
16 14 (1.10%) Groovy
16 14 (1.10%) Scala
17 13 (1.02%) VB
18 10 (0.79%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 274 (21.56%) Degree
2 131 (10.31%) ISTQB
3 129 (10.15%) ISEB
4 51 (4.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (1.73%) MBA
6 16 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 14 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (1.02%) MCP
10 9 (0.71%) CCNA
10 9 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (0.71%) Security Cleared
11 8 (0.63%) SC Cleared
12 7 (0.55%) CCNP
12 7 (0.55%) MCSA
12 7 (0.55%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.39%) CREST Certified
13 5 (0.39%) HNC
14 4 (0.31%) APMP
14 4 (0.31%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.52%) PMO
2 27 (2.12%) SDET
3 26 (2.05%) SLA
4 19 (1.49%) ISO 14001
5 17 (1.34%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.55%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.55%) ISO 9000
7 7 (0.55%) ISO22301
7 7 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.16%) COBIT
8 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
9 1 (0.079%) COSO
9 1 (0.079%) HL7
9 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.079%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.079%) TickIT
System Software
1 14 (1.10%) Docker
1 14 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.71%) BlackBerry Internet Service
3 7 (0.55%) GlusterFS
3 7 (0.55%) Varnish
3 7 (0.55%) vSphere
4 5 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.39%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.31%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.24%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.16%) Firmware
7 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.079%) GPFS
8 1 (0.079%) HDFS
8 1 (0.079%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.079%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (2.20%) Puppet
2 19 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (1.26%) Ansible
4 15 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.63%) Nagios
6 7 (0.55%) Cacti
6 7 (0.55%) Ganglia
6 7 (0.55%) OpenView
6 7 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.24%) Grafana
7 3 (0.24%) SCCM
8 1 (0.079%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.079%) Graphite
Vendors
1 259 (20.38%) Microsoft
2 66 (5.19%) Oracle
3 53 (4.17%) SAP
4 34 (2.68%) HP
5 30 (2.36%) Cisco
6 28 (2.20%) Sophos
7 27 (2.12%) VMware
8 25 (1.97%) Red Hat
9 18 (1.42%) Sun
10 14 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (0.94%) Intel
11 12 (0.94%) Juniper
12 11 (0.87%) Avaya
13 9 (0.71%) Adobe
13 9 (0.71%) Atlassian
13 9 (0.71%) Lotus
13 9 (0.71%) Splunk
14 8 (0.63%) Nokia
15 7 (0.55%) BMC
15 7 (0.55%) BT
Crawley, West Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 60k per year
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
First Point
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Salary review every 6 months + ben
Posted: Yesterday
Godalming, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
First Point
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Initi8 Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Recital Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25k- £40k + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £63k plus bonus plus bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £42,000 to £52,000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, life cover plus others
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
MA Associates Worldwide
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Talent Analytix
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago