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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 68 68
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 984 842 841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 4.72% 3.78% 3.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.65% 32.30% 36.30%
Number of salaries quoted 812 605 681
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £27,500 £29,350
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -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
2307 2607 2317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 11.07% 11.71% 10.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1870 1980 1789
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -5.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +7 255 £50,000 +21.95% 28
Surrey -2 218 £45,000 -5.26% 23
Hampshire +29 177 £41,500 +3.75% 21
Oxfordshire +32 86 £42,500 +3.03% 13
Buckinghamshire -3 74 £40,000 +8.10% 6
East Sussex +42 60 £43,500 +24.28% 2
West Sussex +22 47 £41,000 +2.50% 5
Kent -1 44 £35,000 -20.00% 6
Middlesex -3 8 £57,500 +43.75%
Thames Valley - 3 - -
M4 Corridor - 2 £86,250 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 786 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
2 462 (24.43%) Finance
3 407 (21.52%) Java
4 404 (21.36%) Degree
5 394 (20.84%) SQL
6 294 (15.55%) Selenium
7 284 (15.02%) Microsoft
8 277 (14.65%) C#
9 274 (14.49%) SQL Server
10 266 (14.07%) Scrum
11 255 (13.48%) .NET
12 252 (13.33%) SDLC
13 248 (13.11%) Test Scripting
14 242 (12.80%) Automated Testing
15 234 (12.37%) Software Testing
16 232 (12.27%) Web Services
17 231 (12.22%) Project Management
18 230 (12.16%) Oracle
19 229 (12.11%) HTML
20 222 (11.74%) TDD
21 217 (11.48%) Test Automation
22 212 (11.21%) JavaScript
23 202 (10.68%) Windows
23 202 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
24 191 (10.10%) Computer Science
25 187 (9.89%) Software Engineering
26 186 (9.84%) ISEB
27 185 (9.78%) Regression Testing
28 183 (9.68%) MS Excel
28 183 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 58 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.90%) IIS
3 26 (1.37%) Apache
4 23 (1.22%) MS Exchange
5 20 (1.06%) CMS
6 19 (1.00%) Tomcat
7 15 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.63%) Node.js
9 11 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.53%) Lync
11 7 (0.37%) FileNet
11 7 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.37%) Confluence
11 7 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.37%) Drupal
12 6 (0.32%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.32%) SAS
12 6 (0.32%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 183 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 72 (3.81%) MS Office
3 62 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (2.12%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.16%) MS Project
6 9 (0.48%) FrameMaker
7 5 (0.26%) Mingle
8 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.11%) SPSS
11 1 (0.053%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.053%) XMetaL
11 1 (0.053%) InDesign
11 1 (0.053%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.63%) Magento
3 9 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.16%) SAP EHS
5 3 (0.16%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.11%) CSG Singleview
6 2 (0.11%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.053%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.053%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.053%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 100 (5.29%) SaaS
2 9 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.21%) PaaS
6 3 (0.16%) IaaS
7 2 (0.11%) Dropbox
7 2 (0.11%) Office 365
7 2 (0.11%) Basecamp
7 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.59%) Internet
2 48 (2.54%) VoIP
3 45 (2.38%) WAN
4 43 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 42 (2.22%) LAN
6 38 (2.01%) Firewall
7 32 (1.69%) DNS
8 31 (1.64%) HTTP
9 25 (1.32%) Wireless
10 20 (1.06%) SMTP
11 16 (0.85%) CTI
12 15 (0.79%) SSL
13 13 (0.69%) VPN
14 11 (0.58%) HTTPS
15 10 (0.53%) SAN
16 9 (0.48%) OSPF
16 9 (0.48%) BGP
16 9 (0.48%) ATM
17 8 (0.42%) GSM
17 8 (0.42%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 90 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 83 (4.39%) Relational Database
4 76 (4.02%) MySQL
5 75 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 71 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
7 65 (3.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 58 (3.07%) Big Data
9 43 (2.27%) Oracle Database
9 43 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
10 42 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 38 (2.01%) NoSQL
12 32 (1.69%) SQL CLR
13 24 (1.27%) RDBMS
14 23 (1.22%) MongoDB
15 19 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
16 16 (0.85%) Star Schema
16 16 (0.85%) Cognos Impromptu
16 16 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
17 13 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 294 (15.55%) Selenium
2 115 (6.08%) JIRA
3 107 (5.66%) WebDriver
4 95 (5.02%) Jenkins
5 90 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 89 (4.71%) HP UFT
7 71 (3.75%) Visual Studio
8 58 (3.07%) Cucumber
9 46 (2.43%) Maven
10 43 (2.27%) JUnit
11 38 (2.01%) Subversion
11 38 (2.01%) SpecFlow
12 35 (1.85%) SoapUI
13 33 (1.75%) Git (software)
14 32 (1.69%) JMeter
15 26 (1.37%) LoadRunner
16 20 (1.06%) NUnit
16 20 (1.06%) PHPUnit
17 18 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 13 (0.69%) Hudson
General
1 462 (24.43%) Finance
2 126 (6.66%) Telecoms
3 110 (5.82%) Marketing
4 83 (4.39%) Banking
5 71 (3.75%) Retail
6 47 (2.49%) Manufacturing
7 41 (2.17%) Electronics
8 34 (1.80%) Billing
9 26 (1.37%) Games
10 19 (1.00%) Advertising
11 18 (0.95%) Automotive
11 18 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (0.95%) Legal
12 16 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.79%) Front Office
14 14 (0.74%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.63%) Publishing
16 10 (0.53%) Aerospace
16 10 (0.53%) French Language
17 7 (0.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 415 (21.95%) Analyst
2 334 (17.66%) Developer
3 234 (12.37%) QA Engineer
4 199 (10.52%) Test Analyst
5 180 (9.52%) Tester
6 133 (7.03%) QA Analyst
7 119 (6.29%) Test Engineer
8 106 (5.61%) Business Analyst
9 89 (4.71%) Consultant
10 86 (4.55%) Software Engineer
11 82 (4.34%) Test Manager
12 80 (4.23%) Project Manager
13 78 (4.12%) QA Tester
14 77 (4.07%) Senior Developer
15 64 (3.38%) Junior
16 61 (3.23%) Architect
17 57 (3.01%) Software Developer
18 53 (2.80%) QA Test Analyst
19 51 (2.70%) QA Manager
19 51 (2.70%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (13.48%) .NET
2 232 (12.27%) Web Services
3 229 (12.11%) HTML
4 179 (9.47%) XML
5 150 (7.93%) CSS
6 93 (4.92%) HTML5
7 91 (4.81%) jQuery
8 82 (4.34%) Ajax
9 81 (4.28%) REST
10 74 (3.91%) SOAP
11 71 (3.75%) ASP.NET
12 58 (3.07%) J2EE
13 57 (3.01%) Spring
14 42 (2.22%) JSON
15 41 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
16 40 (2.12%) .NET Framework
17 36 (1.90%) MDX
18 35 (1.85%) Hibernate
18 35 (1.85%) Gherkin
19 30 (1.59%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 202 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 191 (10.10%) Computer Science
3 73 (3.86%) User Experience
4 70 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 66 (3.49%) Data Centre
6 54 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 48 (2.54%) Mathematics
8 38 (2.01%) Mobile App
9 33 (1.75%) Replication
10 29 (1.53%) Clustering
10 29 (1.53%) Data Integration
11 25 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
12 21 (1.11%) Social Media
13 19 (1.00%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.95%) Digital Media
15 17 (0.90%) PMI
16 16 (0.85%) DTV
17 12 (0.63%) Visualisation
18 10 (0.53%) Data Structures
18 10 (0.53%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 202 (10.68%) Windows
2 165 (8.73%) Linux
3 133 (7.03%) UNIX
4 29 (1.53%) Solaris
5 26 (1.37%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.32%) Android
7 16 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.48%) CentOS
11 8 (0.42%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.32%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.26%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.11%) AIX
15 1 (0.053%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.053%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.053%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 786 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (14.07%) Scrum
3 252 (13.33%) SDLC
4 248 (13.11%) Test Scripting
5 242 (12.80%) Automated Testing
6 234 (12.37%) Software Testing
7 231 (12.22%) Project Management
8 222 (11.74%) TDD
9 217 (11.48%) Test Automation
10 187 (9.89%) Software Engineering
11 185 (9.78%) Regression Testing
12 183 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
13 173 (9.15%) Unit Testing
13 173 (9.15%) Manual Testing
14 155 (8.20%) Automation Testing
15 139 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
16 138 (7.30%) Integration Testing
17 127 (6.72%) Test Strategy
17 127 (6.72%) Waterfall
18 122 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 407 (21.52%) Java
2 394 (20.84%) SQL
3 277 (14.65%) C#
4 212 (11.21%) JavaScript
5 128 (6.77%) PHP
6 106 (5.61%) Python
7 89 (4.71%) C++
8 77 (4.07%) C
9 62 (3.28%) T-SQL
10 57 (3.01%) Ruby
11 51 (2.70%) Perl
12 40 (2.12%) PL/SQL
13 38 (2.01%) PowerShell
14 37 (1.96%) VBScript
15 29 (1.53%) VB
16 27 (1.43%) Shell Script
17 15 (0.79%) VB.NET
18 14 (0.74%) PHP5
19 12 (0.63%) ABAP
20 9 (0.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 404 (21.36%) Degree
2 186 (9.84%) ISEB
3 166 (8.78%) ISTQB
4 76 (4.02%) Security Cleared
5 48 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 41 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (1.80%) SC Cleared
8 33 (1.75%) CCIE
9 22 (1.16%) CCNP
10 21 (1.11%) PMI Certification
11 16 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 12 (0.63%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.42%) MCSE
14 8 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (0.32%) HND
15 6 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
15 6 (0.32%) APMP
15 6 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (1.69%) SLA
2 28 (1.48%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.58%) TickIT
4 9 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.26%) HL7
7 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.21%) COBIT
8 3 (0.16%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.16%) P3O
9 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.053%) SNOMED CT
10 1 (0.053%) BS7799
10 1 (0.053%) JTAG
10 1 (0.053%) Solvency II
System Software
1 37 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (0.53%) Xen
5 9 (0.48%) UAG
5 9 (0.48%) KVM
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.21%) XenServer
6 4 (0.21%) Firmware
7 3 (0.16%) Docker
8 2 (0.11%) Ceph
8 2 (0.11%) GlusterFS
8 2 (0.11%) Varnish
8 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.053%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.053%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.053%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.053%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 130 (6.87%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.74%) Puppet
3 11 (0.58%) SCCM
4 10 (0.53%) SCOM
4 10 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 9 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.48%) Nagios
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.16%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.16%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.16%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.11%) Icinga
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.11%) Cacti
7 2 (0.11%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.11%) OpenView
8 1 (0.053%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.053%) Foglight
Vendors
1 284 (15.02%) Microsoft
2 230 (12.16%) Oracle
3 180 (9.52%) HP
4 73 (3.86%) SAP
5 43 (2.27%) Cisco
6 40 (2.12%) VMware
7 33 (1.75%) Juniper
8 30 (1.59%) Red Hat
8 30 (1.59%) IBM
9 27 (1.43%) Cognos
10 21 (1.11%) Adobe
11 20 (1.06%) TOWER Software
12 19 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
13 17 (0.90%) Citrix
14 16 (0.85%) Websense
14 16 (0.85%) Pega
15 14 (0.74%) Zend
15 14 (0.74%) Vertica
16 10 (0.53%) Tableau
16 10 (0.53%) Atlassian
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Manifestly Important
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Life + Pen
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Training and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 Per Annum Plus Bonus Plus Car Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Generous Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + ben
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Exposed Solutions
Salary: €90000 - €100000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
CSC
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
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Salary: 35 - 40,000
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Go Partnership.
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
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Wallingford, Oxfordshire
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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