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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 60 80
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 754 957 838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 4.09% 4.60% 3.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.04% 38.64% 32.07%
Number of salaries quoted 606 794 629
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
2282 2477 2613
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 12.39% 11.90% 11.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1801 1975 2004
Median salary £47,500 £44,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.34% +4.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -8 204 £45,000 -10.00% 23
Hampshire -5 159 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Surrey -14 141 £45,500 +1.11% 17
Oxfordshire -22 67 £44,000 +3.52% 10
East Sussex -1 58 £45,000 +5.88% 8
West Sussex +11 50 £40,000 -2.43% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 39 £35,000 -6.66% 9
Kent +12 26 £50,000 +21.21% 1
Middlesex +6 4 £40,000 -27.27%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 905 (52.71%) Agile Software Development
2 481 (28.01%) Java
3 441 (25.68%) SQL
4 439 (25.57%) Finance
5 424 (24.69%) Selenium
6 402 (23.41%) Degree
7 397 (23.12%) C#
8 327 (19.04%) Regression Testing
9 307 (17.88%) Microsoft
10 302 (17.59%) Scrum
11 298 (17.36%) JavaScript
12 280 (16.31%) HTML
13 267 (15.55%) SDLC
14 257 (14.97%) .NET
15 254 (14.79%) Windows
16 243 (14.15%) ISEB
17 241 (14.04%) Linux
17 241 (14.04%) Test Automation
18 236 (13.74%) Computer Science
19 235 (13.69%) ISTQB
20 234 (13.63%) TDD
21 209 (12.17%) Oracle
22 205 (11.94%) Software Testing
23 204 (11.88%) Python
24 203 (11.82%) SQL Server
25 199 (11.59%) Web Services
26 187 (10.89%) Functional Testing
27 186 (10.83%) BDD
28 181 (10.54%) Automated Testing
29 180 (10.48%) Telecoms

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 56 (3.26%) CMS
2 51 (2.97%) IIS
3 37 (2.15%) Confluence
3 37 (2.15%) SharePoint
4 36 (2.10%) Apache
5 35 (2.04%) Tomcat
6 32 (1.86%) WebSphere
7 19 (1.11%) Drupal
7 19 (1.11%) Umbraco
8 17 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
9 15 (0.87%) CICS
10 11 (0.64%) nginx
11 10 (0.58%) JBoss
11 10 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.52%) Eucalyptus
13 8 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.47%) GeoServer
13 8 (0.47%) Oracle Spatial
13 8 (0.47%) Skype for Business
14 7 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 155 (9.03%) MS Excel
2 73 (4.25%) MS Office
3 24 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (1.16%) MS Project
6 5 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.23%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.12%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 33 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 18 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.47%) Magento
5 6 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.23%) Cognos Controller
6 4 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.12%) SAP MDM
8 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.12%) VisionPLUS
9 1 (0.058%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.058%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.058%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.058%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.058%) SAP FS
9 1 (0.058%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 72 (4.19%) SaaS
2 52 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.22%) GitHub
4 20 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (0.76%) PaaS
6 12 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.52%) Office 365
8 7 (0.41%) Taleo
9 5 (0.29%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.12%) IaaS
12 2 (0.12%) Route 53
12 2 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.058%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.058%) Boomi
13 1 (0.058%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.45%) Firewall
2 40 (2.33%) Internet
3 35 (2.04%) IPv4
4 32 (1.86%) TCP/IP
5 29 (1.69%) VoIP
6 23 (1.34%) DNS
7 20 (1.16%) VPN
8 17 (0.99%) HTTP
8 17 (0.99%) SAN
9 15 (0.87%) SMTP
10 13 (0.76%) MPLS
10 13 (0.76%) SNMP
11 12 (0.70%) BGP
11 12 (0.70%) NAS
11 12 (0.70%) Wireshark
12 11 (0.64%) IMAP
13 10 (0.58%) HTTPS
14 9 (0.52%) Intranet
14 9 (0.52%) Wireless
15 8 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 104 (6.06%) MySQL
3 68 (3.96%) Relational Database
4 58 (3.38%) MongoDB
5 56 (3.26%) Oracle Database
6 47 (2.74%) NoSQL
7 35 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 29 (1.69%) DB2
9 29 (1.69%) RDBMS
10 27 (1.57%) Data Mining
11 26 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
12 24 (1.40%) Big Data
13 15 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
15 12 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (0.64%) GIS
17 10 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 424 (24.69%) Selenium
2 177 (10.31%) JIRA
3 156 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 144 (8.39%) Jenkins
5 119 (6.93%) Cucumber
6 118 (6.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 110 (6.41%) Git (software)
8 92 (5.36%) Visual Studio
9 91 (5.30%) JMeter
10 88 (5.13%) SoapUI
11 71 (4.14%) JUnit
12 67 (3.90%) Maven
13 61 (3.55%) HP UFT
14 58 (3.38%) Subversion
15 52 (3.03%) NUnit
16 43 (2.50%) Gradle
17 37 (2.15%) SpecFlow
18 33 (1.92%) Ant
18 33 (1.92%) Hudson
19 32 (1.86%) TeamCity
General
1 439 (25.57%) Finance
2 180 (10.48%) Telecoms
3 82 (4.78%) Retail
4 78 (4.54%) Banking
5 69 (4.02%) Marketing
6 54 (3.15%) Manufacturing
7 39 (2.27%) Back Office
8 38 (2.21%) Aerospace
9 33 (1.92%) Electronics
10 23 (1.34%) Automotive
10 23 (1.34%) Publishing
11 17 (0.99%) Games
12 13 (0.76%) Law
13 12 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.52%) Local Government
15 6 (0.35%) Legal
16 3 (0.17%) Advertising
16 3 (0.17%) Front Office
16 3 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 325 (18.93%) Analyst
2 311 (18.11%) Developer
3 299 (17.41%) Tester
4 195 (11.36%) QA Engineer
5 180 (10.48%) QA Tester
6 173 (10.08%) Test Analyst
7 153 (8.91%) Automation Tester
8 127 (7.40%) Test Engineer
9 125 (7.28%) QA Analyst
10 98 (5.71%) QA Automation Tester
11 93 (5.42%) QA Test Analyst
12 91 (5.30%) Java Engineer
13 86 (5.01%) Architect
14 82 (4.78%) Automation Test Analyst
14 82 (4.78%) QA Test Engineer
15 80 (4.66%) C# Developer
16 75 (4.37%) Software Developer
17 72 (4.19%) QA Automation Analyst
18 71 (4.14%) .NET Developer
19 69 (4.02%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (16.31%) HTML
2 257 (14.97%) .NET
3 199 (11.59%) Web Services
4 179 (10.43%) CSS
5 173 (10.08%) XML
6 113 (6.58%) SOAP
7 111 (6.46%) jQuery
8 104 (6.06%) ASP.NET
9 103 (6.00%) Ajax
9 103 (6.00%) Spring
10 99 (5.77%) HTML5
11 98 (5.71%) REST
12 69 (4.02%) JSON
13 63 (3.67%) J2EE
14 60 (3.49%) AngularJS
15 59 (3.44%) RESTful
16 51 (2.97%) Java EE
17 46 (2.68%) CSS3
18 45 (2.62%) Hibernate
18 45 (2.62%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 236 (13.74%) Computer Science
2 155 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (4.54%) Data Centre
4 72 (4.19%) Management Information System
5 69 (4.02%) User Experience
6 61 (3.55%) Mathematics
7 47 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
8 43 (2.50%) Mainframe
9 42 (2.45%) Mobile App
10 40 (2.33%) Virtual Team
11 39 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 28 (1.63%) PMI
13 24 (1.40%) Client/Server
14 20 (1.16%) Reinsurance
15 18 (1.05%) Statistics
16 17 (0.99%) iPad
17 16 (0.93%) Visualisation
18 15 (0.87%) Algorithms
18 15 (0.87%) VSAM
19 14 (0.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 254 (14.79%) Windows
2 241 (14.04%) Linux
3 107 (6.23%) Unix
4 43 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 36 (2.10%) Solaris
6 35 (2.04%) Android
7 27 (1.57%) Apple iOS
8 19 (1.11%) CentOS
9 15 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.58%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.47%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.35%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.29%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.29%) Windows NT
14 5 (0.29%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.17%) Debian
15 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 905 (52.71%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (19.04%) Regression Testing
3 302 (17.59%) Scrum
4 267 (15.55%) SDLC
5 241 (14.04%) Test Automation
6 234 (13.63%) TDD
7 205 (11.94%) Software Testing
8 187 (10.89%) Functional Testing
9 186 (10.83%) BDD
10 181 (10.54%) Automated Testing
11 172 (10.02%) Project Management
11 172 (10.02%) User Acceptance Testing
12 166 (9.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 163 (9.49%) Unit Testing
14 157 (9.14%) Software Engineering
15 150 (8.74%) Test Scripting
16 149 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
17 146 (8.50%) Automation Testing
18 137 (7.98%) Manual Testing
19 123 (7.16%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 481 (28.01%) Java
2 441 (25.68%) SQL
3 397 (23.12%) C#
4 298 (17.36%) JavaScript
5 204 (11.88%) Python
6 158 (9.20%) C++
7 107 (6.23%) Perl
8 101 (5.88%) PHP
9 100 (5.82%) Ruby
10 70 (4.08%) C
11 53 (3.09%) Bash Shell
12 51 (2.97%) Groovy
13 50 (2.91%) VB.NET
14 40 (2.33%) Shell Script
15 36 (2.10%) PL/SQL
16 35 (2.04%) VB
17 28 (1.63%) T-SQL
18 27 (1.57%) VBScript
19 18 (1.05%) COBOL
20 17 (0.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 402 (23.41%) Degree
2 243 (14.15%) ISEB
3 235 (13.69%) ISTQB
4 60 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 47 (2.74%) Security Cleared
6 37 (2.15%) PMI Certification
7 22 (1.28%) CCNP
7 22 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 13 (0.76%) PMP
10 12 (0.70%) CCDP
10 12 (0.70%) CCIE
11 10 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (0.58%) SC Cleared
12 9 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.35%) CISSP
15 5 (0.29%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.21%) SLA
2 27 (1.57%) ISO 9001
3 19 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.99%) ISO 14001
5 16 (0.93%) ISO22301
6 14 (0.82%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.52%) GAMP
8 7 (0.41%) COBIT
9 4 (0.23%) ARP4761
9 4 (0.23%) DO-254
9 4 (0.23%) ISO 9000
9 4 (0.23%) ISO13485
10 3 (0.17%) SDET
11 2 (0.12%) EFQM
12 1 (0.058%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.058%) HL7
12 1 (0.058%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.058%) NEBOSH
12 1 (0.058%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.16%) VMware ESX
3 18 (1.05%) Docker
4 15 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.70%) Firmware
6 10 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.52%) GlusterFS
7 9 (0.52%) Varnish
8 8 (0.47%) GeoWebCache
8 8 (0.47%) vSphere
9 6 (0.35%) Squid
10 5 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.29%) XenApp
11 4 (0.23%) HDFS
12 3 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.058%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 68 (3.96%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (1.51%) Puppet
4 17 (0.99%) Ansible
5 13 (0.76%) SCCM
6 12 (0.70%) Perfmon
7 9 (0.52%) Cacti
7 9 (0.52%) Ganglia
7 9 (0.52%) Nagios
7 9 (0.52%) OpenView
7 9 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (0.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 8 (0.47%) WSUS
9 5 (0.29%) AppDNA
10 4 (0.23%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
12 2 (0.12%) Graylog
12 2 (0.12%) Kibana
12 2 (0.12%) logstash
13 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 307 (17.88%) Microsoft
2 209 (12.17%) Oracle
3 78 (4.54%) Sophos
4 56 (3.26%) HP
5 47 (2.74%) BMC
5 47 (2.74%) VMware
6 44 (2.56%) SAP
7 43 (2.50%) IBM
8 40 (2.33%) Cisco
9 34 (1.98%) Remedy
10 31 (1.81%) Red Hat
11 27 (1.57%) Rally
12 25 (1.46%) Atlassian
12 25 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
13 21 (1.22%) Telerik
13 21 (1.22%) TOWER Software
14 19 (1.11%) webMethods
15 18 (1.05%) Twitter
16 16 (0.93%) EMC
17 14 (0.82%) CA
Hungerford, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benfits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Flexible Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £42,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £90,000 to £100,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Pension, Life Assurance & Gym
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 5 days ago
Hastings, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago