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 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 83 67
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Permanent jobs citing QA 816 717 871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.93% 3.46% 4.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.92% 34.62% 38.39%
Number of salaries quoted 675 562 768
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
2210 2071 2269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 10.66% 10.01% 10.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1732 1598 1854
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,275 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -

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 February 2015.

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 February 2015. 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 +18 303 £45,000 -5.26% 59
Surrey +3 198 £45,000 -5.26% 37
Hampshire +15 101 £40,000 +23.07% 21
Oxfordshire +6 72 £40,000 +15.94% 14
Buckinghamshire +3 38 £43,750 +21.52% 18
East Sussex +7 37 £45,000 +0.55% 6
Kent -25 32 £32,500 -27.77% 11
West Sussex -5 15 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Middlesex -2 9 £62,500 +38.88% 1
Isle of Wight - 5 £35,590 -
Thames Valley - 2 £29,500 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £57,500 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 680 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (24.92%) SQL
3 383 (24.35%) Degree
4 324 (20.60%) Finance
5 315 (20.03%) Selenium
6 314 (19.96%) C#
7 308 (19.58%) Microsoft
8 297 (18.88%) Java
9 283 (17.99%) Scrum
10 279 (17.74%) JavaScript
11 247 (15.70%) SQL Server
12 242 (15.38%) .NET
13 234 (14.88%) Software Testing
14 230 (14.62%) HTML
15 214 (13.60%) Test Automation
16 209 (13.29%) ISEB
17 199 (12.65%) Automated Testing
18 194 (12.33%) User Acceptance Testing
19 186 (11.82%) Software Engineering
20 183 (11.63%) Windows
21 173 (11.00%) CSS
22 169 (10.74%) Computer Science
23 168 (10.68%) XML
24 165 (10.49%) MS Excel
25 163 (10.36%) ISTQB
25 163 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
26 162 (10.30%) Test Scripting
27 159 (10.11%) Telecoms
28 147 (9.35%) TDD
29 144 (9.15%) Linux

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 49 (3.12%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.23%) Apache
3 30 (1.91%) Tomcat
3 30 (1.91%) IIS
4 27 (1.72%) CMS
5 24 (1.53%) Confluence
6 21 (1.34%) Drupal
7 17 (1.08%) Jetty
8 15 (0.95%) Oracle Service Bus
9 14 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
10 11 (0.70%) MS Exchange
11 9 (0.57%) MS Project Server
12 8 (0.51%) Node.js
12 8 (0.51%) SAS
13 6 (0.38%) ColdFusion
14 5 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.25%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.19%) Apache Solr
16 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 165 (10.49%) MS Excel
2 48 (3.05%) MS Office
3 32 (2.03%) MS Project
4 27 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (1.65%) MS Visio
6 19 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (1.02%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.51%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.25%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.13%) SPSS
10 2 (0.13%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 14 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.38%) SAP IS-U
5 6 (0.38%) SAP BPC
5 6 (0.38%) SAP SEM
6 4 (0.25%) JDE OneWorld
6 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.13%) Exchequer
7 2 (0.13%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.064%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.064%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 71 (4.51%) SaaS
2 14 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.25%) Office 365
4 3 (0.19%) PaaS
5 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.064%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 75 (4.77%) Wireless
2 41 (2.61%) LTE
3 38 (2.42%) Internet
4 34 (2.16%) GSM
5 33 (2.10%) 3G
6 31 (1.97%) 2G
6 31 (1.97%) WiMAX
6 31 (1.97%) UMTS
6 31 (1.97%) RNC
7 24 (1.53%) TCP/IP
8 21 (1.34%) Radio Access Network
9 20 (1.27%) Intranet
10 14 (0.89%) Network Security
10 14 (0.89%) 4G
10 14 (0.89%) SAN
11 13 (0.83%) Firewall
12 11 (0.70%) MVNO
12 11 (0.70%) Ethernet
13 8 (0.51%) VoIP
14 7 (0.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 90 (5.72%) MySQL
3 77 (4.90%) Relational Database
4 45 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 41 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
7 39 (2.48%) NoSQL
8 35 (2.23%) Oracle Database
8 35 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 32 (2.03%) Big Data
10 29 (1.84%) RDBMS
11 22 (1.40%) MongoDB
12 20 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (0.95%) MS Access
14 13 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (0.83%) RavenDB
15 12 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 10 (0.64%) SQL CLR
Development Applications
1 315 (20.03%) Selenium
2 137 (8.71%) WebDriver
3 108 (6.87%) JIRA
4 94 (5.98%) Git (software)
5 93 (5.91%) QuickTest Pro
6 86 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 79 (5.02%) Jenkins
8 75 (4.77%) Visual Studio
9 61 (3.88%) JMeter
10 59 (3.75%) Subversion
10 59 (3.75%) Cucumber
11 47 (2.99%) NUnit
12 42 (2.67%) SoapUI
13 37 (2.35%) Rhino Mocks
13 37 (2.35%) Eclipse
14 31 (1.97%) LoadRunner
15 27 (1.72%) FitNesse
16 24 (1.53%) WatiN
17 20 (1.27%) SpecFlow
18 18 (1.14%) InstallShield
General
1 324 (20.60%) Finance
2 159 (10.11%) Telecoms
3 108 (6.87%) Retail
4 76 (4.83%) Marketing
5 68 (4.32%) Banking
6 38 (2.42%) Legal
7 37 (2.35%) Aerospace
8 30 (1.91%) Advertising
9 24 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.40%) Automotive
10 22 (1.40%) Billing
11 16 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
12 15 (0.95%) Publishing
13 14 (0.89%) Back Office
14 11 (0.70%) Local Government
15 8 (0.51%) Electronics
15 8 (0.51%) Games
15 8 (0.51%) Front Office
16 6 (0.38%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 350 (22.25%) Analyst
2 247 (15.70%) Developer
3 197 (12.52%) Tester
4 175 (11.13%) Test Analyst
5 169 (10.74%) QA Engineer
6 135 (8.58%) Test Engineer
7 115 (7.31%) Software Engineer
8 109 (6.93%) QA Analyst
9 98 (6.23%) QA Tester
10 87 (5.53%) Junior
11 81 (5.15%) Software Tester
12 73 (4.64%) Consultant
13 68 (4.32%) Test Manager
14 65 (4.13%) Senior Developer
15 62 (3.94%) Software Developer
16 61 (3.88%) Project Manager
17 55 (3.50%) Business Analyst
18 50 (3.18%) Architect
19 48 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
19 48 (3.05%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (15.38%) .NET
2 230 (14.62%) HTML
3 173 (11.00%) CSS
4 168 (10.68%) XML
5 135 (8.58%) Web Services
6 110 (6.99%) jQuery
7 102 (6.48%) ASP.NET
8 76 (4.83%) SOAP
9 73 (4.64%) HTML5
10 71 (4.51%) Ajax
11 59 (3.75%) LAMP
12 57 (3.62%) Spring
13 52 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
14 42 (2.67%) .NET Framework
15 40 (2.54%) JSON
16 38 (2.42%) REST
16 38 (2.42%) CSS3
17 30 (1.91%) WCF
17 30 (1.91%) Hibernate
18 28 (1.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 169 (10.74%) Computer Science
2 163 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (5.72%) Enterprise Software
4 84 (5.34%) Open Source
5 44 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 40 (2.54%) Mathematics
7 39 (2.48%) User Experience
8 36 (2.29%) Mobile App
9 26 (1.65%) Data Integration
10 19 (1.21%) Algorithms
11 15 (0.95%) Visualisation
11 15 (0.95%) PMI
12 14 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
13 13 (0.83%) Social Media
14 12 (0.76%) Data Structures
15 11 (0.70%) Wiki
15 11 (0.70%) Mainframe
15 11 (0.70%) Replication
16 10 (0.64%) Statistics
16 10 (0.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 183 (11.63%) Windows
2 144 (9.15%) Linux
3 117 (7.44%) UNIX
4 22 (1.40%) Android
5 19 (1.21%) Solaris
6 13 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 11 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.51%) AIX
9 7 (0.45%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.38%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.19%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.19%) CentOS
13 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.064%) CoreOS
14 1 (0.064%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.064%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 680 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (17.99%) Scrum
3 234 (14.88%) Software Testing
4 214 (13.60%) Test Automation
5 199 (12.65%) Automated Testing
6 194 (12.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 186 (11.82%) Software Engineering
8 162 (10.30%) Test Scripting
9 147 (9.35%) TDD
10 142 (9.03%) Project Management
11 132 (8.39%) Continuous Improvement
12 128 (8.14%) OO
13 124 (7.88%) Test Strategy
14 119 (7.57%) Automation Testing
15 115 (7.31%) Continuous Integration
16 105 (6.68%) E-Commerce
17 103 (6.55%) Manual Testing
18 100 (6.36%) Regression Testing
19 90 (5.72%) Waterfall
20 87 (5.53%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 392 (24.92%) SQL
2 314 (19.96%) C#
3 297 (18.88%) Java
4 279 (17.74%) JavaScript
5 115 (7.31%) PHP
6 85 (5.40%) Python
7 84 (5.34%) Ruby
8 65 (4.13%) C++
9 56 (3.56%) Perl
10 38 (2.42%) C
11 34 (2.16%) VB.NET
11 34 (2.16%) T-SQL
12 20 (1.27%) VB
13 18 (1.14%) VBScript
14 14 (0.89%) VBA
15 13 (0.83%) XQuery
16 12 (0.76%) Objective-C
17 10 (0.64%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.57%) PL/SQL
19 8 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 383 (24.35%) Degree
2 209 (13.29%) ISEB
3 163 (10.36%) ISTQB
4 94 (5.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 45 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 29 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
7 28 (1.78%) VCP4
7 28 (1.78%) SC Cleared
8 22 (1.40%) PMI Certification
8 22 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (0.89%) HND
10 13 (0.83%) PMP
11 11 (0.70%) AAT
12 8 (0.51%) RHCE
12 8 (0.51%) SAP Certification
13 7 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 6 (0.38%) APMP
14 6 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.38%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.05%) SLA
2 14 (0.89%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.83%) ISO 9000
3 13 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.51%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.19%) P3O
6 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.19%) TickIT
7 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.064%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.064%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.064%) COBIT
8 1 (0.064%) GMP
System Software
1 16 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.70%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.64%) vSphere
4 6 (0.38%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.32%) Varnish
6 4 (0.25%) XenApp
6 4 (0.25%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.19%) KVM
7 3 (0.19%) NFS
8 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.064%) Firmware
9 1 (0.064%) UAG
9 1 (0.064%) Docker
Systems Management
1 54 (3.43%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.76%) Puppet
3 6 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.32%) Data Guard
4 5 (0.32%) SCCM
5 4 (0.25%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.25%) WSUS
6 3 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.19%) cPanel
7 2 (0.13%) logstash
8 1 (0.064%) Graphite
8 1 (0.064%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.064%) collectd
8 1 (0.064%) StatsD
8 1 (0.064%) Ansible
8 1 (0.064%) SCOM
8 1 (0.064%) Foglight
8 1 (0.064%) OPNET
Vendors
1 308 (19.58%) Microsoft
2 100 (6.36%) Oracle
3 61 (3.88%) HP
4 44 (2.80%) SAP
5 40 (2.54%) Nortel
5 40 (2.54%) Ericsson
5 40 (2.54%) Nokia
6 25 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 24 (1.53%) VMware
8 21 (1.34%) IBM
9 20 (1.27%) TOWER Software
9 20 (1.27%) Sitecore
10 19 (1.21%) Cisco
11 17 (1.08%) Endeca
12 15 (0.95%) Zend
12 15 (0.95%) Business Objects
13 13 (0.83%) RedPrairie
14 12 (0.76%) Tableau
15 10 (0.64%) EMC
16 9 (0.57%) Sun
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum £35-45K + benefits + flexible workin
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum +bonus, healthcare, Pension, mobile
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 per annum + 5% bonus, full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago