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

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 73 75
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 908 864 828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 4.38% 3.73% 3.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.51% 34.49% 36.52%
Number of salaries quoted 745 658 714
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,550 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
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
2358 2505 2267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 11.37% 10.83% 10.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1868 1936 1842
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,900 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +1 248 £50,000 +11.11% 25
Surrey +11 200 £45,000 -5.26% 27
Hampshire +39 167 £43,000 +19.44% 20
East Sussex +45 96 £50,000 +53.84% 10
Buckinghamshire -11 62 £40,000 +14.28% 14
Oxfordshire -21 52 £42,500 -5.55% 15
West Sussex +5 48 £47,500 -13.63% 2
Kent -8 21 £39,000 -4.29% 5
Middlesex +9 3 £62,500 +38.88% 2
Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 785 (45.48%) Agile Software Development
2 428 (24.80%) Finance
3 400 (23.17%) SQL
4 383 (22.19%) Degree
5 375 (21.73%) Java
6 328 (19.00%) Microsoft
7 316 (18.31%) Selenium
8 308 (17.84%) C#
9 292 (16.92%) Scrum
10 290 (16.80%) SQL Server
11 279 (16.16%) .NET
12 247 (14.31%) Software Testing
13 239 (13.85%) JavaScript
14 235 (13.62%) Test Automation
15 231 (13.38%) Test Scripting
16 225 (13.04%) Automated Testing
17 224 (12.98%) HTML
18 212 (12.28%) Windows
18 212 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
19 208 (12.05%) Web Services
20 207 (11.99%) Software Engineering
21 197 (11.41%) Project Management
22 191 (11.07%) TDD
23 189 (10.95%) XML
24 188 (10.89%) Oracle
25 180 (10.43%) MS Excel
26 169 (9.79%) ISTQB
27 168 (9.73%) ISEB
28 164 (9.50%) Automation Testing
29 163 (9.44%) Linux

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 57 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 29 (1.68%) Apache
3 27 (1.56%) CMS
3 27 (1.56%) IIS
4 24 (1.39%) Tomcat
5 22 (1.27%) Drupal
6 15 (0.87%) MS Exchange
7 14 (0.81%) Confluence
8 13 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
9 11 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
10 10 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.52%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.52%) SAS
12 8 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.35%) Lync
13 6 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.29%) Node.js
14 5 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 180 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.29%) MS Office
3 58 (3.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (2.78%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.16%) MS Project
6 13 (0.75%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.46%) FrameMaker
8 6 (0.35%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.35%) Mingle
9 4 (0.23%) SPSS
10 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.17%) Magento
6 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.12%) CSG Singleview
6 2 (0.12%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.12%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.058%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.058%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 75 (4.35%) SaaS
2 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.23%) Office 365
4 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.12%) PaaS
4 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.12%) Basecamp
4 2 (0.12%) Dropbox
5 1 (0.058%) Sage Pay
5 1 (0.058%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.78%) Wireless
2 37 (2.14%) TCP/IP
3 31 (1.80%) Internet
4 26 (1.51%) Firewall
5 24 (1.39%) VoIP
6 21 (1.22%) DNS
7 19 (1.10%) LAN
8 18 (1.04%) WAN
9 16 (0.93%) HTTP
10 15 (0.87%) LTE
11 14 (0.81%) HTTPS
12 12 (0.70%) GSM
12 12 (0.70%) UMTS
13 11 (0.64%) Network Security
14 10 (0.58%) SMTP
15 9 (0.52%) ATM
15 9 (0.52%) Ethernet
15 9 (0.52%) SAN
15 9 (0.52%) CTI
16 8 (0.46%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (16.80%) SQL Server
2 102 (5.91%) MySQL
3 81 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 80 (4.63%) Relational Database
5 79 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 68 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
7 65 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 56 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 40 (2.32%) Oracle Database
10 36 (2.09%) Big Data
10 36 (2.09%) NoSQL
11 30 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
12 25 (1.45%) MS Access
13 24 (1.39%) RDBMS
14 23 (1.33%) MongoDB
14 23 (1.33%) SQL CLR
15 21 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
16 19 (1.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 11 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
17 11 (0.64%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 316 (18.31%) Selenium
2 115 (6.66%) WebDriver
3 108 (6.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 100 (5.79%) JIRA
5 98 (5.68%) Visual Studio
6 89 (5.16%) Jenkins
7 85 (4.92%) QuickTest Pro
8 48 (2.78%) Git (software)
8 48 (2.78%) JMeter
9 47 (2.72%) Subversion
10 39 (2.26%) SoapUI
11 35 (2.03%) Eclipse
12 34 (1.97%) Cucumber
13 32 (1.85%) Maven
14 28 (1.62%) FitNesse
15 26 (1.51%) LoadRunner
15 26 (1.51%) JUnit
15 26 (1.51%) NUnit
16 25 (1.45%) WatiN
16 25 (1.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 428 (24.80%) Finance
2 119 (6.89%) Telecoms
3 105 (6.08%) Marketing
4 90 (5.21%) Banking
5 89 (5.16%) Retail
6 39 (2.26%) Legal
7 33 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 32 (1.85%) Billing
9 31 (1.80%) Advertising
10 25 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 23 (1.33%) Aerospace
12 21 (1.22%) Automotive
12 21 (1.22%) Games
13 17 (0.98%) Electronics
14 9 (0.52%) Publishing
14 9 (0.52%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.41%) Law
16 6 (0.35%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.29%) Front Office
18 4 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 381 (22.07%) Analyst
2 307 (17.79%) Developer
3 231 (13.38%) QA Engineer
4 185 (10.72%) Tester
5 183 (10.60%) Test Analyst
6 124 (7.18%) QA Analyst
7 107 (6.20%) Test Engineer
8 101 (5.85%) Software Engineer
9 81 (4.69%) Test Manager
9 81 (4.69%) Business Analyst
10 78 (4.52%) Junior
11 75 (4.35%) QA Tester
12 74 (4.29%) Consultant
13 72 (4.17%) Project Manager
14 71 (4.11%) Senior Developer
14 71 (4.11%) Software Tester
15 55 (3.19%) Software Developer
15 55 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
16 50 (2.90%) Architect
17 44 (2.55%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (16.16%) .NET
2 224 (12.98%) HTML
3 208 (12.05%) Web Services
4 189 (10.95%) XML
5 162 (9.39%) CSS
6 99 (5.74%) ASP.NET
7 97 (5.62%) HTML5
8 95 (5.50%) jQuery
8 95 (5.50%) Ajax
9 63 (3.65%) Spring
10 61 (3.53%) REST
11 49 (2.84%) SOAP
11 49 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 47 (2.72%) JSON
13 46 (2.67%) J2EE
14 40 (2.32%) .NET Framework
15 39 (2.26%) Hibernate
16 38 (2.20%) LAMP
17 37 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 36 (2.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 163 (9.44%) Computer Science
2 161 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
4 63 (3.65%) User Experience
5 48 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 39 (2.26%) Data Integration
7 36 (2.09%) Mobile App
8 33 (1.91%) Data Centre
9 26 (1.51%) Mathematics
10 24 (1.39%) Social Media
11 20 (1.16%) Visualisation
12 18 (1.04%) Clustering
13 16 (0.93%) Data Structures
13 16 (0.93%) Replication
14 15 (0.87%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.81%) Wiki
15 14 (0.81%) Digital Media
16 11 (0.64%) Algorithms
16 11 (0.64%) PMI
17 10 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 212 (12.28%) Windows
2 163 (9.44%) Linux
3 121 (7.01%) UNIX
4 26 (1.51%) Solaris
4 26 (1.51%) Android
5 22 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 16 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.41%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.29%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.29%) AIX
10 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.12%) CentOS
12 1 (0.058%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.058%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.058%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.058%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 785 (45.48%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (16.92%) Scrum
3 247 (14.31%) Software Testing
4 235 (13.62%) Test Automation
5 231 (13.38%) Test Scripting
6 225 (13.04%) Automated Testing
7 212 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 207 (11.99%) Software Engineering
9 197 (11.41%) Project Management
10 191 (11.07%) TDD
11 164 (9.50%) Automation Testing
12 161 (9.33%) SDLC
13 130 (7.53%) Manual Testing
14 129 (7.47%) Regression Testing
15 125 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
16 119 (6.89%) Unit Testing
17 118 (6.84%) Waterfall
18 117 (6.78%) Integration Testing
19 115 (6.66%) Continuous Improvement
20 113 (6.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 400 (23.17%) SQL
2 375 (21.73%) Java
3 308 (17.84%) C#
4 239 (13.85%) JavaScript
5 123 (7.13%) PHP
6 83 (4.81%) Python
7 80 (4.63%) C++
8 68 (3.94%) Ruby
9 61 (3.53%) C
10 59 (3.42%) Perl
11 56 (3.24%) T-SQL
12 35 (2.03%) VB
13 30 (1.74%) PL/SQL
14 26 (1.51%) Shell Script
15 21 (1.22%) VBScript
16 16 (0.93%) VB.NET
16 16 (0.93%) PowerShell
17 10 (0.58%) Objective-C
18 9 (0.52%) Bash Shell
18 9 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 383 (22.19%) Degree
2 169 (9.79%) ISTQB
3 168 (9.73%) ISEB
4 69 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 42 (2.43%) Security Cleared
6 24 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (1.10%) SC Cleared
8 16 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 16 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (0.87%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.75%) RHCE
11 10 (0.58%) CCIE
11 10 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.58%) HND
12 8 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (0.41%) AAT
13 7 (0.41%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.35%) MBA
14 6 (0.35%) PMP
14 6 (0.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (1.80%) SLA
2 16 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.52%) Solvency II
6 8 (0.46%) TickIT
7 5 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.23%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.23%) HL7
9 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.12%) P3O
10 1 (0.058%) SNOMED CT
10 1 (0.058%) COBIT
10 1 (0.058%) JTAG
10 1 (0.058%) BS7799
10 1 (0.058%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.058%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 25 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.64%) KVM
5 8 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.41%) Xen
7 4 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.23%) XenServer
7 4 (0.23%) Varnish
7 4 (0.23%) UAG
8 3 (0.17%) Docker
8 3 (0.17%) NFS
9 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.12%) vSphere
9 2 (0.12%) Ceph
9 2 (0.12%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.058%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 91 (5.27%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.75%) Puppet
3 9 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.41%) Data Guard
4 7 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (0.35%) Nagios
6 5 (0.29%) SCCM
6 5 (0.29%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.23%) SCOM
7 4 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.12%) OPNET
9 2 (0.12%) Foglight
9 2 (0.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.12%) OpenView
9 2 (0.12%) Cacti
9 2 (0.12%) Ganglia
9 2 (0.12%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.12%) Icinga
10 1 (0.058%) cPanel
Vendors
1 328 (19.00%) Microsoft
2 188 (10.89%) Oracle
3 125 (7.24%) HP
4 48 (2.78%) SAP
5 33 (1.91%) Red Hat
6 30 (1.74%) VMware
7 29 (1.68%) IBM
8 23 (1.33%) TOWER Software
9 18 (1.04%) Sitecore
10 16 (0.93%) Business Objects
10 16 (0.93%) Zend
11 15 (0.87%) Cisco
12 14 (0.81%) Cognos
13 13 (0.75%) Tableau
13 13 (0.75%) Juniper
14 12 (0.70%) hybris
14 12 (0.70%) Twitter
15 11 (0.64%) Atlassian
15 11 (0.64%) Adobe
15 11 (0.64%) Sun
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