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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 70 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 831 831 990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.78% 4.00% 4.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.72% 36.56% 36.11%
Number of salaries quoted 591 675 824
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £61,900
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
2620 2273 2742
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 11.91% 10.94% 12.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1996 1761 2311
Average salary £41,346 £42,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.71% -2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +7 275 £40,000 -5.88% 20
Surrey -1 210 £47,500 - 32
Hampshire -29 132 £40,000 -5.88% 19
Buckinghamshire -8 58 £38,500 -3.75% 10
East Sussex -2 48 £35,000 +11.11% 4
Kent -6 47 £41,000 -8.88% 7
Oxfordshire -18 40 £40,000 - 8
West Sussex -12 18 £45,000 +9.09% 5
Middlesex -15 11 £46,250 -7.50% 1
Sussex -3 6 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 678 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
2 469 (27.51%) SQL
3 436 (25.57%) Degree
4 392 (22.99%) Finance
5 359 (21.06%) Selenium
6 349 (20.47%) C#
7 336 (19.71%) Java
8 298 (17.48%) .NET
9 285 (16.72%) Software Testing
10 276 (16.19%) JavaScript
11 266 (15.60%) SQL Server
12 248 (14.55%) HTML
12 248 (14.55%) Microsoft
13 247 (14.49%) ISEB
14 218 (12.79%) Computer Science
15 213 (12.49%) Test Scripting
16 201 (11.79%) Scrum
17 188 (11.03%) User Acceptance Testing
18 183 (10.73%) Test Strategy
19 182 (10.67%) Linux
20 180 (10.56%) Project Management
20 180 (10.56%) Automated Testing
21 176 (10.32%) Windows
22 175 (10.26%) CSS
23 173 (10.15%) PHP
24 172 (10.09%) Test Automation
25 163 (9.56%) WebDriver
26 162 (9.50%) MS Excel
27 158 (9.27%) XML
27 158 (9.27%) Telecoms

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 71 (4.16%) Apache
2 70 (4.11%) IIS
3 45 (2.64%) CMS
4 35 (2.05%) Confluence
5 26 (1.52%) SharePoint
6 25 (1.47%) Tomcat
7 21 (1.23%) nginx
8 20 (1.17%) MS Exchange
9 19 (1.11%) SAS
9 19 (1.11%) WebLogic
10 17 (1.00%) Node.js
11 14 (0.82%) ColdFusion
12 10 (0.59%) WordPress
12 10 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.41%) Jetty
14 5 (0.29%) Drupal
14 5 (0.29%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
15 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 162 (9.50%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.34%) MS Office
3 32 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.58%) MS Project
5 23 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.59%) OmniGraffle
7 7 (0.41%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.41%) FastStats
8 5 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.12%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.12%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.059%) InDesign
10 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.059%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.059%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (0.94%) JDE OneWorld
2 11 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.53%) Magento
4 6 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.059%) SAP SEM
7 1 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.059%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.059%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.059%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.059%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.059%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.059%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.05%) SaaS
2 25 (1.47%) GitHub
3 14 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.53%) LucidChart
5 2 (0.12%) Office 365
5 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.059%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.059%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (5.28%) Internet
2 53 (3.11%) HTTP
3 48 (2.82%) SAN
4 38 (2.23%) TCP/IP
5 36 (2.11%) Wireless
6 29 (1.70%) 3G
7 28 (1.64%) NAS
8 27 (1.58%) Broadband
9 26 (1.52%) SMTP
10 22 (1.29%) Firewall
11 21 (1.23%) 4G
12 18 (1.06%) DNS
13 17 (1.00%) Ethernet
13 17 (1.00%) IMAP
13 17 (1.00%) LTE
14 13 (0.76%) VPN
14 13 (0.76%) WAN
14 13 (0.76%) LAN
14 13 (0.76%) Wireshark
15 12 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 102 (5.98%) MySQL
2 102 (5.98%) Relational Database
3 61 (3.58%) RDBMS
4 38 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 27 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (1.35%) RavenDB
7 23 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 21 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 19 (1.11%) NoSQL
9 19 (1.11%) Big Data
10 14 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (0.59%) MongoDB
11 10 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
11 10 (0.59%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (0.53%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 359 (21.06%) Selenium
2 163 (9.56%) WebDriver
3 136 (7.98%) JIRA
4 112 (6.57%) Git (software)
5 110 (6.45%) QuickTest Pro
6 107 (6.28%) Cucumber
7 81 (4.75%) Jenkins
8 77 (4.52%) Visual Studio
9 74 (4.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 58 (3.40%) NUnit
11 56 (3.28%) Rhino Mocks
12 50 (2.93%) Subversion
13 37 (2.17%) WATIR
14 34 (1.99%) Maven
15 33 (1.94%) LoadRunner
15 33 (1.94%) TeamCity
16 31 (1.82%) TestComplete
17 29 (1.70%) JMeter
18 28 (1.64%) SpecFlow
19 26 (1.52%) JUnit
General
1 392 (22.99%) Finance
2 158 (9.27%) Telecoms
3 115 (6.74%) Retail
4 87 (5.10%) Marketing
5 46 (2.70%) Advertising
6 31 (1.82%) Banking
7 23 (1.35%) Publishing
8 21 (1.23%) Billing
9 19 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.00%) Electronics
11 16 (0.94%) Legal
12 14 (0.82%) Back Office
13 13 (0.76%) Multimedia
13 13 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.59%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.59%) Games
15 9 (0.53%) Front Office
15 9 (0.53%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.53%) Automotive
16 6 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 462 (27.10%) Analyst
2 255 (14.96%) Developer
3 232 (13.61%) Test Analyst
4 204 (11.96%) Tester
5 181 (10.62%) QA Engineer
6 178 (10.44%) QA Analyst
7 149 (8.74%) Test Engineer
8 106 (6.22%) QA Tester
9 85 (4.99%) Test Manager
10 80 (4.69%) Project Manager
11 78 (4.57%) Business Analyst
11 78 (4.57%) QA Manager
12 76 (4.46%) Consultant
13 72 (4.22%) Software Engineer
14 69 (4.05%) QA Test Analyst
15 62 (3.64%) Software Developer
16 55 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
17 54 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
18 52 (3.05%) Junior
19 51 (2.99%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (17.48%) .NET
2 248 (14.55%) HTML
3 175 (10.26%) CSS
4 158 (9.27%) XML
5 126 (7.39%) jQuery
6 111 (6.51%) Web Services
7 104 (6.10%) ASP.NET
8 75 (4.40%) HTML5
9 59 (3.46%) .NET Framework
9 59 (3.46%) Gherkin
10 48 (2.82%) Spring
11 47 (2.76%) SOAP
12 40 (2.35%) CSS3
13 37 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
14 36 (2.11%) Hibernate
15 35 (2.05%) LAMP
16 28 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 27 (1.58%) J2EE
17 27 (1.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 26 (1.52%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 218 (12.79%) Computer Science
2 146 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
3 120 (7.04%) Mathematics
4 65 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 64 (3.75%) Open Source
6 55 (3.23%) User Experience
7 48 (2.82%) Mobile App
8 44 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (1.52%) Blog
10 24 (1.41%) Digital Media
11 22 (1.29%) Smartphone
12 20 (1.17%) Client/Server
12 20 (1.17%) Mainframe
13 18 (1.06%) Social Media
13 18 (1.06%) Firmware
14 14 (0.82%) iPhone
14 14 (0.82%) Statistics
15 13 (0.76%) Physics
15 13 (0.76%) Visualisation
16 12 (0.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 182 (10.67%) Linux
2 176 (10.32%) Windows
3 71 (4.16%) UNIX
4 40 (2.35%) Android
5 30 (1.76%) Apple iOS
6 26 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (1.23%) Debian
8 20 (1.17%) Windows 7
9 19 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.35%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.35%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.29%) Solaris
14 3 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.18%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.059%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 678 (39.77%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (16.72%) Software Testing
3 213 (12.49%) Test Scripting
4 201 (11.79%) Scrum
5 188 (11.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 183 (10.73%) Test Strategy
7 180 (10.56%) Project Management
7 180 (10.56%) Automated Testing
8 172 (10.09%) Test Automation
9 152 (8.91%) Software Engineering
10 143 (8.39%) OO
11 135 (7.92%) Manual Testing
12 130 (7.62%) E-Commerce
13 129 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
14 125 (7.33%) TDD
15 119 (6.98%) BDD
16 93 (5.45%) Test Planning
17 86 (5.04%) Regression Testing
18 82 (4.81%) Mentoring
19 80 (4.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 469 (27.51%) SQL
2 349 (20.47%) C#
3 336 (19.71%) Java
4 276 (16.19%) JavaScript
5 173 (10.15%) PHP
6 152 (8.91%) C++
7 128 (7.51%) Ruby
8 126 (7.39%) Python
9 69 (4.05%) Perl
10 55 (3.23%) VB.NET
11 54 (3.17%) C
12 44 (2.58%) VB
13 41 (2.40%) T-SQL
14 21 (1.23%) VBScript
15 17 (1.00%) PHP5
16 14 (0.82%) Delphi
17 9 (0.53%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.53%) XPath
18 7 (0.41%) Objective-C
18 7 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 436 (25.57%) Degree
2 247 (14.49%) ISEB
3 130 (7.62%) ISTQB
4 87 (5.10%) Security Cleared
5 85 (4.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 46 (2.70%) SC Cleared
7 30 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (1.58%) PMI Certification
9 18 (1.06%) PMP
10 17 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.65%) MCSE
12 8 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (0.47%) MCP
13 7 (0.41%) AAT
14 6 (0.35%) MCTS
14 6 (0.35%) ACCA
15 4 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.23%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.52%) SLA
2 36 (2.11%) ISO 9001
3 16 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.65%) Solvency II
5 9 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.41%) ISO 9000
6 7 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.23%) TickIT
8 3 (0.18%) P3O
9 1 (0.059%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.059%) GMP
9 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.059%) COBIT
9 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 48 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.17%) VMware ESX
4 16 (0.94%) XenServer
5 15 (0.88%) Xen
6 9 (0.53%) NFS
7 4 (0.23%) UAG
7 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.23%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.18%) XenApp
9 2 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.12%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.059%) Squid
10 1 (0.059%) qmail
10 1 (0.059%) vSphere
10 1 (0.059%) KVM
Systems Management
1 84 (4.93%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.88%) Puppet
3 10 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.53%) Backup Exec
5 7 (0.41%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.35%) PureDisk
7 5 (0.29%) WSUS
7 5 (0.29%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.059%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.059%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.059%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.059%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.059%) YUM
8 1 (0.059%) nmon
Vendors
1 248 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 87 (5.10%) Oracle
3 71 (4.16%) HP
4 43 (2.52%) VMware
5 38 (2.23%) SAP
6 33 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 31 (1.82%) Citrix
8 27 (1.58%) Zend
9 23 (1.35%) Cisco
9 23 (1.35%) Endeca
9 23 (1.35%) RedPrairie
10 21 (1.23%) JBoss
11 20 (1.17%) Business Objects
11 20 (1.17%) SunGard
12 18 (1.06%) Sitecore
13 17 (1.00%) InterSystems
14 16 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.76%) Dell
15 13 (0.76%) F5
16 12 (0.70%) Twitter
Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25k - 30k + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 13 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £37000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 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
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Betting Appointments
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £32,000 to £37,000 per annum Up to 37k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £37,000 to £42,000 per annum Up to 42k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: car, bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Diamond Light Source
Posted: Yesterday