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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 63 55
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 844 860 1034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.80% 3.97% 4.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.41% 36.64% 37.10%
Number of salaries quoted 607 700 863
Average salary £41,250 £42,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
2604 2347 2787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 11.71% 10.84% 12.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1978 1815 2355
Average salary £41,000 £43,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.74% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +16 290 £42,000 -1.17% 25
Surrey +10 215 £47,500 +5.55% 27
Hampshire -35 125 £40,000 -5.88% 21
Buckinghamshire +5 69 £37,000 -12.94% 11
Oxfordshire -16 47 £41,250 -11.76% 6
Kent -9 46 £43,750 +2.94% 3
East Sussex -34 29 £35,000 -4.10% 5
West Sussex -4 21 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Middlesex -12 14 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Sussex -3 7 £32,500 -35.00%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 481 (27.95%) SQL
2 454 (26.38%) Degree
3 405 (23.53%) Finance
4 395 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
5 379 (22.02%) C#
6 357 (20.74%) Selenium
7 346 (20.10%) .NET
8 341 (19.81%) Java
9 286 (16.62%) Software Testing
10 271 (15.75%) SQL Server
11 268 (15.57%) JavaScript
12 261 (15.17%) Microsoft
13 255 (14.82%) ISEB
14 249 (14.47%) HTML
15 228 (13.25%) Computer Science
16 208 (12.09%) Test Scripting
17 192 (11.16%) Windows
17 192 (11.16%) Scrum
18 189 (10.98%) Linux
19 187 (10.87%) Test Strategy
20 185 (10.75%) CSS
21 184 (10.69%) User Acceptance Testing
22 183 (10.63%) Project Management
23 176 (10.23%) Test Automation
24 175 (10.17%) PHP
25 166 (9.65%) C++
26 165 (9.59%) MS Excel
27 164 (9.53%) XML
28 163 (9.47%) Automated Testing
29 160 (9.30%) Software Engineering

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 83 (4.82%) Apache
2 75 (4.36%) IIS
3 48 (2.79%) CMS
4 34 (1.98%) Confluence
5 29 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 28 (1.63%) nginx
7 24 (1.39%) WebLogic
8 23 (1.34%) Tomcat
9 22 (1.28%) SAS
10 21 (1.22%) MS Exchange
11 15 (0.87%) Node.js
12 14 (0.81%) ColdFusion
13 10 (0.58%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.58%) WordPress
13 10 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (0.52%) Drupal
15 5 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (0.29%) Eucalyptus
15 5 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
16 4 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 165 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 79 (4.59%) MS Office
3 35 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.51%) MS Project
5 25 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
7 8 (0.46%) FastStats
7 8 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.12%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.12%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.058%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.058%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.058%) InDesign
10 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 21 (1.22%) JDE OneWorld
2 11 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.52%) Magento
4 6 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.23%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.058%) Exchequer
8 1 (0.058%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.058%) SAP WM
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.058%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (3.20%) SaaS
2 25 (1.45%) GitHub
3 23 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.52%) LucidChart
5 6 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.12%) Office 365
8 1 (0.058%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (4.76%) Internet
2 66 (3.83%) HTTP
3 49 (2.85%) SAN
4 37 (2.15%) TCP/IP
5 33 (1.92%) Wireless
6 31 (1.80%) SMTP
7 28 (1.63%) NAS
8 27 (1.57%) 4G
8 27 (1.57%) 3G
9 25 (1.45%) Broadband
10 23 (1.34%) Firewall
10 23 (1.34%) DNS
10 23 (1.34%) LTE
11 17 (0.99%) IMAP
11 17 (0.99%) Ethernet
12 15 (0.87%) WAN
12 15 (0.87%) LAN
13 13 (0.76%) VPN
13 13 (0.76%) Wireshark
14 12 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 109 (6.33%) MySQL
3 88 (5.11%) Relational Database
4 59 (3.43%) RDBMS
5 38 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
6 32 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 31 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 24 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 22 (1.28%) RavenDB
10 20 (1.16%) Oracle Database
10 20 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (1.05%) Big Data
12 17 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (0.93%) NoSQL
14 13 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (0.64%) Hadoop
16 9 (0.52%) Base SAS
16 9 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
16 9 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
17 8 (0.46%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 357 (20.74%) Selenium
2 156 (9.06%) WebDriver
3 129 (7.50%) JIRA
4 109 (6.33%) Git (software)
5 103 (5.98%) QuickTest Pro
6 95 (5.52%) Cucumber
7 79 (4.59%) Visual Studio
8 75 (4.36%) Jenkins
9 74 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 56 (3.25%) NUnit
11 53 (3.08%) Subversion
12 52 (3.02%) Rhino Mocks
13 38 (2.21%) Maven
14 36 (2.09%) WATIR
15 35 (2.03%) LoadRunner
16 33 (1.92%) TestComplete
17 31 (1.80%) TeamCity
17 31 (1.80%) WinRunner
18 30 (1.74%) Eclipse
19 29 (1.69%) JUnit
General
1 405 (23.53%) Finance
2 159 (9.24%) Telecoms
3 123 (7.15%) Retail
4 86 (5.00%) Marketing
5 47 (2.73%) Advertising
6 29 (1.69%) Banking
7 27 (1.57%) Billing
8 20 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.05%) Publishing
10 17 (0.99%) Back Office
10 17 (0.99%) Electronics
11 16 (0.93%) Legal
11 16 (0.93%) Multimedia
12 14 (0.81%) Automotive
13 13 (0.76%) Games
13 13 (0.76%) Front Office
14 10 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.58%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.41%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 472 (27.43%) Analyst
2 259 (15.05%) Developer
3 238 (13.83%) Test Analyst
4 205 (11.91%) Tester
5 182 (10.58%) QA Analyst
6 181 (10.52%) QA Engineer
7 152 (8.83%) Test Engineer
8 103 (5.98%) QA Tester
9 86 (5.00%) Test Manager
10 81 (4.71%) Project Manager
11 79 (4.59%) Software Engineer
12 78 (4.53%) Consultant
13 76 (4.42%) Business Analyst
14 74 (4.30%) QA Manager
15 64 (3.72%) QA Test Analyst
16 62 (3.60%) Software Developer
17 55 (3.20%) Automation Engineer
18 53 (3.08%) Junior
19 51 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
20 49 (2.85%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (20.10%) .NET
2 249 (14.47%) HTML
3 185 (10.75%) CSS
4 164 (9.53%) XML
5 126 (7.32%) jQuery
6 122 (7.09%) ASP.NET
7 111 (6.45%) Web Services
8 71 (4.13%) HTML5
9 68 (3.95%) .NET Framework
10 50 (2.91%) Gherkin
11 42 (2.44%) Spring
12 40 (2.32%) SOAP
13 38 (2.21%) CSS3
14 36 (2.09%) ASP.NET MVC
14 36 (2.09%) LAMP
15 34 (1.98%) J2EE
15 34 (1.98%) Ajax
16 31 (1.80%) Hibernate
17 27 (1.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 27 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 228 (13.25%) Computer Science
2 129 (7.50%) Mathematics
3 72 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 66 (3.83%) Open Source
5 52 (3.02%) Mobile App
6 36 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 26 (1.51%) Blog
9 24 (1.39%) Digital Media
10 21 (1.22%) Smartphone
11 19 (1.10%) Firmware
12 18 (1.05%) Mainframe
13 17 (0.99%) Social Media
14 14 (0.81%) Visualisation
14 14 (0.81%) iPhone
15 13 (0.76%) Physics
16 12 (0.70%) Statistics
16 12 (0.70%) EPoS
17 11 (0.64%) Blackberry
17 11 (0.64%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 192 (11.16%) Windows
2 189 (10.98%) Linux
3 68 (3.95%) UNIX
4 39 (2.27%) Android
5 31 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (1.80%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.34%) Debian
7 22 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (1.16%) Windows 7
9 13 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.35%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.35%) Solaris
11 6 (0.35%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.058%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (16.62%) Software Testing
3 208 (12.09%) Test Scripting
4 192 (11.16%) Scrum
5 187 (10.87%) Test Strategy
6 184 (10.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 183 (10.63%) Project Management
8 176 (10.23%) Test Automation
9 163 (9.47%) Automated Testing
10 160 (9.30%) Software Engineering
11 141 (8.19%) OO
12 118 (6.86%) E-Commerce
13 114 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
14 113 (6.57%) TDD
15 111 (6.45%) BDD
16 110 (6.39%) Manual Testing
17 81 (4.71%) PRINCE2
18 80 (4.65%) MVC
19 78 (4.53%) Continuous Improvement
20 75 (4.36%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 481 (27.95%) SQL
2 379 (22.02%) C#
3 341 (19.81%) Java
4 268 (15.57%) JavaScript
5 175 (10.17%) PHP
6 166 (9.65%) C++
7 131 (7.61%) Python
7 131 (7.61%) Ruby
8 79 (4.59%) Perl
9 56 (3.25%) C
10 55 (3.20%) VB.NET
11 43 (2.50%) VB
11 43 (2.50%) T-SQL
12 24 (1.39%) Delphi
13 21 (1.22%) PHP5
14 17 (0.99%) VBScript
15 11 (0.64%) PowerShell
16 10 (0.58%) Objective-C
17 9 (0.52%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 454 (26.38%) Degree
2 255 (14.82%) ISEB
3 134 (7.79%) ISTQB
4 98 (5.69%) Security Cleared
5 81 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 54 (3.14%) SC Cleared
7 29 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (1.45%) PMI Certification
9 18 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 18 (1.05%) PMP
10 13 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.64%) MCSE
12 8 (0.46%) MCP
12 8 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 7 (0.41%) AAT
14 6 (0.35%) MCTS
14 6 (0.35%) ACCA
15 4 (0.23%) CIMA
15 4 (0.23%) HND
15 4 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.56%) ISO 9001
2 37 (2.15%) SLA
3 16 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.76%) Solvency II
5 8 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.46%) ISO 9000
5 8 (0.46%) TickIT
6 7 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.17%) P3O
8 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.058%) GxP
9 1 (0.058%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.058%) COBIT
9 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 49 (2.85%) Active Directory
2 41 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.22%) VMware ESX
4 18 (1.05%) XenServer
5 16 (0.93%) Xen
6 11 (0.64%) NFS
7 5 (0.29%) Varnish
8 4 (0.23%) XenApp
8 4 (0.23%) UAG
8 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.23%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.12%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.12%) KVM
10 1 (0.058%) qmail
10 1 (0.058%) vSphere
10 1 (0.058%) Squid
Systems Management
1 84 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (1.10%) Puppet
3 14 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.58%) Backup Exec
5 7 (0.41%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.35%) PureDisk
6 6 (0.35%) ZABBIX
7 5 (0.29%) Cacti
7 5 (0.29%) Ganglia
7 5 (0.29%) WSUS
7 5 (0.29%) OpenView
7 5 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (0.29%) Nagios
8 1 (0.058%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.058%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.058%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.058%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.058%) YUM
8 1 (0.058%) nmon
Vendors
1 261 (15.17%) Microsoft
2 95 (5.52%) Oracle
3 72 (4.18%) HP
4 47 (2.73%) VMware
5 40 (2.32%) SAP
6 38 (2.21%) Red Hat
7 34 (1.98%) Citrix
8 28 (1.63%) JBoss
9 27 (1.57%) Zend
10 25 (1.45%) SunGard
11 22 (1.28%) Cisco
11 22 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (1.28%) RedPrairie
11 22 (1.28%) Endeca
12 20 (1.16%) Business Objects
13 18 (1.05%) Sitecore
14 15 (0.87%) InterSystems
14 15 (0.87%) Dell
14 15 (0.87%) Twitter
15 13 (0.76%) F5
Buckinghamshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Thames Ditton, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Citrus Global Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Avis Budget Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Remit Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £38000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + 29 days + Share Ops + Pension + mo
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Salt
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago