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 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 67 58 74
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +16
Permanent jobs citing QA 748 971 858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 4.09% 4.66% 3.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.68% 38.72% 30.76%
Number of salaries quoted 618 804 616
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +6.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,150 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
2221 2508 2789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 12.13% 12.04% 12.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1762 2022 2120
Median salary £47,500 £44,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.14% +5.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 26 August 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -7 207 £45,000 -10.00% 16
Surrey -6 147 £45,000 - 14
Hampshire -1 146 £42,500 +2.40% 17
East Sussex -1 63 £40,000 -7.51% 8
Oxfordshire -29 52 £40,000 -5.88% 8
West Sussex +6 49 £39,000 -4.87% 4
Buckinghamshire -9 39 £40,750 +1.87% 10
Kent +3 27 £50,000 +42.85% 6
Middlesex +12 5 £56,500 -1.73% 1
Home Counties 0 2 £60,000 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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.

1 893 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
2 443 (27.18%) Java
3 441 (27.06%) Selenium
4 429 (26.32%) SQL
5 411 (25.21%) Finance
6 370 (22.70%) C#
6 370 (22.70%) Degree
7 322 (19.75%) Scrum
8 312 (19.14%) Regression Testing
9 278 (17.06%) Microsoft
10 266 (16.32%) JavaScript
11 261 (16.01%) ISEB
12 259 (15.89%) .NET
13 253 (15.52%) HTML
14 245 (15.03%) ISTQB
15 242 (14.85%) SDLC
16 240 (14.72%) Test Automation
17 234 (14.36%) Linux
18 229 (14.05%) TDD
19 220 (13.50%) Windows
20 214 (13.13%) Software Testing
21 197 (12.09%) Computer Science
22 192 (11.78%) Python
23 189 (11.60%) Oracle
24 187 (11.47%) Project Management
24 187 (11.47%) BDD
25 185 (11.35%) Functional Testing
26 183 (11.23%) SQL Server
27 182 (11.17%) Automated Testing
28 177 (10.86%) Web Services

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 53 (3.25%) CMS
2 48 (2.94%) IIS
3 41 (2.52%) Apache
4 40 (2.45%) Confluence
5 29 (1.78%) SharePoint
6 27 (1.66%) Tomcat
7 26 (1.60%) WebSphere
8 20 (1.23%) Drupal
9 17 (1.04%) nginx
10 15 (0.92%) CICS
11 14 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
12 13 (0.80%) Eucalyptus
13 11 (0.67%) Umbraco
14 10 (0.61%) JBoss
15 8 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (0.49%) Skype for Business
16 7 (0.43%) WordPress
17 6 (0.37%) Oracle Spatial
17 6 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
17 6 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 153 (9.39%) MS Excel
2 76 (4.66%) MS Office
3 26 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (1.04%) MS Project
6 5 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.25%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.061%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.061%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 15 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.37%) Cognos Controller
5 6 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
5 6 (0.37%) Magento
6 4 (0.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.12%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.12%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.12%) Towers Watson Igloo
7 2 (0.12%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.061%) Primavera
8 1 (0.061%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.061%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.061%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.061%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 67 (4.11%) SaaS
2 60 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.74%) GitHub
6 8 (0.49%) Office 365
6 8 (0.49%) OpenShift
6 8 (0.49%) Taleo
7 4 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.25%) PaaS
8 3 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.18%) Route 53
8 3 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.12%) IaaS
10 1 (0.061%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.061%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.061%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 49 (3.01%) Firewall
2 38 (2.33%) Internet
2 38 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 30 (1.84%) DNS
4 26 (1.60%) VoIP
5 24 (1.47%) VPN
6 17 (1.04%) MPLS
6 17 (1.04%) SNMP
7 16 (0.98%) BGP
8 13 (0.80%) HTTP
8 13 (0.80%) IPv4
8 13 (0.80%) SAN
9 12 (0.74%) HTTPS
9 12 (0.74%) Wireless
10 10 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (0.61%) SMTP
11 8 (0.49%) NAS
11 8 (0.49%) Wireshark
12 7 (0.43%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (11.23%) SQL Server
2 118 (7.24%) MySQL
3 62 (3.80%) Relational Database
4 59 (3.62%) MongoDB
5 46 (2.82%) NoSQL
6 42 (2.58%) Oracle Database
7 29 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (1.41%) Data Mining
11 22 (1.35%) DB2
12 20 (1.23%) Big Data
13 19 (1.17%) RDBMS
14 18 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
15 16 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 12 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 10 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
19 9 (0.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 441 (27.06%) Selenium
2 168 (10.31%) JIRA
3 162 (9.94%) WebDriver
4 132 (8.10%) Jenkins
5 116 (7.12%) Cucumber
6 110 (6.75%) Git (software)
7 105 (6.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 101 (6.20%) JMeter
9 93 (5.71%) Visual Studio
10 90 (5.52%) SoapUI
11 73 (4.48%) Subversion
12 64 (3.93%) Maven
13 54 (3.31%) JUnit
14 53 (3.25%) HP UFT
15 44 (2.70%) SpecFlow
16 40 (2.45%) NUnit
17 35 (2.15%) Ant
18 34 (2.09%) Hudson
19 33 (2.02%) TestNG
20 32 (1.96%) LoadRunner
General
1 411 (25.21%) Finance
2 153 (9.39%) Telecoms
3 96 (5.89%) Retail
4 73 (4.48%) Marketing
5 68 (4.17%) Banking
6 43 (2.64%) Manufacturing
7 38 (2.33%) Back Office
8 31 (1.90%) Aerospace
9 27 (1.66%) Electronics
10 26 (1.60%) Publishing
11 23 (1.41%) Automotive
12 18 (1.10%) Games
13 13 (0.80%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.49%) Law
14 8 (0.49%) Legal
15 5 (0.31%) French Language
16 3 (0.18%) Advertising
16 3 (0.18%) Billing
16 3 (0.18%) iGaming
16 3 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 325 (19.94%) Analyst
2 295 (18.10%) Tester
3 268 (16.44%) Developer
4 182 (11.17%) QA Tester
5 176 (10.80%) QA Engineer
6 175 (10.74%) Test Analyst
7 168 (10.31%) Automation Tester
8 125 (7.67%) QA Analyst
9 115 (7.06%) Test Engineer
10 107 (6.56%) QA Automation Tester
11 96 (5.89%) Automation Test Analyst
12 92 (5.64%) QA Test Analyst
13 84 (5.15%) Java Engineer
14 74 (4.54%) Architect
15 73 (4.48%) QA Automation Analyst
16 71 (4.36%) QA Test Engineer
17 67 (4.11%) .NET Developer
17 67 (4.11%) C# Developer
17 67 (4.11%) Selenium Tester
18 65 (3.99%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (15.89%) .NET
2 253 (15.52%) HTML
3 177 (10.86%) Web Services
4 161 (9.88%) XML
5 144 (8.83%) CSS
6 102 (6.26%) ASP.NET
6 102 (6.26%) SOAP
7 96 (5.89%) jQuery
8 93 (5.71%) Ajax
9 87 (5.34%) REST
10 83 (5.09%) Spring
11 71 (4.36%) HTML5
12 57 (3.50%) JSON
13 51 (3.13%) RESTful
14 47 (2.88%) Java EE
14 47 (2.88%) LAMP
15 46 (2.82%) AngularJS
16 44 (2.70%) Hibernate
16 44 (2.70%) JMS
17 43 (2.64%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 197 (12.09%) Computer Science
2 152 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 60 (3.68%) Data Centre
5 52 (3.19%) Mathematics
6 51 (3.13%) User Experience
7 47 (2.88%) Mobile App
8 43 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 40 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
10 34 (2.09%) Client/Server
11 31 (1.90%) Mainframe
12 27 (1.66%) Virtual Team
13 26 (1.60%) PMI
14 17 (1.04%) iPad
15 16 (0.98%) N-Tier
16 15 (0.92%) Visualisation
16 15 (0.92%) VSAM
17 13 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
18 12 (0.74%) Wiki
19 10 (0.61%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 234 (14.36%) Linux
2 220 (13.50%) Windows
3 98 (6.01%) Unix
4 35 (2.15%) Android
5 34 (2.09%) Windows Server
6 31 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 31 (1.90%) Solaris
7 22 (1.35%) CentOS
8 18 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.61%) Windows 8
10 9 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.49%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.43%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.37%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.31%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.31%) Windows NT
14 5 (0.31%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.18%) Debian
16 3 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 893 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
2 322 (19.75%) Scrum
3 312 (19.14%) Regression Testing
4 242 (14.85%) SDLC
5 240 (14.72%) Test Automation
6 229 (14.05%) TDD
7 214 (13.13%) Software Testing
8 187 (11.47%) BDD
8 187 (11.47%) Project Management
9 185 (11.35%) Functional Testing
10 182 (11.17%) Automated Testing
11 166 (10.18%) User Acceptance Testing
12 163 (10.00%) Test Scripting
13 160 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
14 151 (9.26%) Continuous Improvement
15 145 (8.90%) Automation Testing
16 141 (8.65%) Manual Testing
17 139 (8.53%) Software Engineering
18 138 (8.47%) Integration Testing
19 133 (8.16%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 443 (27.18%) Java
2 429 (26.32%) SQL
3 370 (22.70%) C#
4 266 (16.32%) JavaScript
5 192 (11.78%) Python
6 143 (8.77%) C++
7 110 (6.75%) Perl
8 102 (6.26%) Ruby
9 96 (5.89%) PHP
10 67 (4.11%) C
11 57 (3.50%) Bash Shell
12 52 (3.19%) VB.NET
13 47 (2.88%) Groovy
14 42 (2.58%) VB
15 31 (1.90%) PL/SQL
16 30 (1.84%) VBScript
17 29 (1.78%) T-SQL
18 27 (1.66%) Shell Script
19 19 (1.17%) PowerShell
20 17 (1.04%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 370 (22.70%) Degree
2 261 (16.01%) ISEB
3 245 (15.03%) ISTQB
4 78 (4.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 37 (2.27%) PMI Certification
6 34 (2.09%) Security Cleared
7 31 (1.90%) CCNP
7 31 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (1.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 16 (0.98%) CCDP
9 16 (0.98%) CCIE
9 16 (0.98%) PMP
10 12 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.61%) SC Cleared
12 9 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 8 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.31%) CISSP
15 4 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.25%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.76%) SLA
2 28 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 16 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.92%) ISO 14001
4 15 (0.92%) ISO22301
5 14 (0.86%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.61%) COBIT
7 6 (0.37%) GAMP
8 5 (0.31%) ISO 9000
9 4 (0.25%) HL7
10 3 (0.18%) ARP4761
10 3 (0.18%) DO-254
10 3 (0.18%) SDET
11 2 (0.12%) EFQM
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
11 2 (0.12%) ISO13485
11 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.061%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.061%) NEBOSH
12 1 (0.061%) TickIT
System Software
1 37 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.10%) Hyper-V
3 17 (1.04%) Docker
4 13 (0.80%) GlusterFS
4 13 (0.80%) Varnish
4 13 (0.80%) VMware ESX
4 13 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (0.61%) Firmware
5 10 (0.61%) vSphere
6 6 (0.37%) GeoWebCache
6 6 (0.37%) Squid
7 5 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.31%) vCloud
7 5 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.31%) XenApp
8 3 (0.18%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.061%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.061%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (3.62%) HP Quality Center
2 35 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (1.78%) Puppet
4 16 (0.98%) Ansible
5 15 (0.92%) SCCM
6 14 (0.86%) Nagios
7 13 (0.80%) Cacti
7 13 (0.80%) Ganglia
7 13 (0.80%) OpenView
7 13 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 10 (0.61%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 10 (0.61%) WSUS
9 8 (0.49%) Perfmon
10 5 (0.31%) AppDNA
10 5 (0.31%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.18%) Graylog
11 3 (0.18%) Kibana
11 3 (0.18%) logstash
12 1 (0.061%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 278 (17.06%) Microsoft
2 189 (11.60%) Oracle
3 69 (4.23%) Sophos
4 50 (3.07%) Cisco
5 49 (3.01%) VMware
6 47 (2.88%) HP
7 44 (2.70%) IBM
8 43 (2.64%) SAP
9 30 (1.84%) Atlassian
10 29 (1.78%) BMC
10 29 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
11 25 (1.53%) Red Hat
12 23 (1.41%) Rally
13 22 (1.35%) Telerik
14 20 (1.23%) webMethods
15 18 (1.10%) EMC
16 17 (1.04%) Mitel
17 16 (0.98%) Avaya
18 13 (0.80%) Adobe
18 13 (0.80%) Citrix
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + parking, cycle to work 25 hols
Posted: 17 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £43750.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits and career p
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (DOE)
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexible Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £65,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits Package + Free onsite lunch
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita ITPS
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £43,000 to £50,000 per annum plus v strong Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £42,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Reed Technology
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £65,000 to £65,000 per annum 10% - 15% Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £38,000 to £46,000 per annum plus v strong Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Folkestone, Kent
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum, Benefits Multiple benefits including health
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 50k + very good benefits (see advert)
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
PRUDENTIAL
Posted: 3 days ago