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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 75 81 67
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Permanent jobs citing QA 744 665 890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.59% 3.34% 4.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.62% 34.26% 37.05%
Number of salaries quoted 601 530 780
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
2149 1941 2402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 10.36% 9.75% 10.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1635 1521 2006
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +20 282 £45,000 -9.09% 42
Surrey +15 189 £45,000 - 19
Hampshire -8 86 £40,000 +14.28% 18
Oxfordshire -20 47 £42,000 -3.44% 10
Buckinghamshire -2 41 £47,500 +26.66% 12
East Sussex -9 32 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Kent -33 28 £35,000 -22.22% 11
West Sussex -2 16 £36,250 -9.37% 4
Middlesex -6 8 £62,500 +38.88% 1
Isle of Wight - 5 £35,590 -
M4 Corridor +9 1 £57,500 -4.16%
Thames Valley +8 1 £29,500 -59.31%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 672 (43.13%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (25.22%) SQL
3 381 (24.45%) Degree
4 345 (22.14%) Selenium
5 330 (21.18%) Finance
6 306 (19.64%) C#
7 300 (19.26%) Java
8 295 (18.93%) Microsoft
9 286 (18.36%) JavaScript
10 270 (17.33%) Scrum
11 247 (15.85%) Software Testing
12 235 (15.08%) .NET
13 229 (14.70%) SQL Server
14 218 (13.99%) HTML
15 213 (13.67%) ISEB
16 197 (12.64%) Automated Testing
17 185 (11.87%) Test Automation
18 181 (11.62%) Windows
19 180 (11.55%) Software Engineering
20 176 (11.30%) User Acceptance Testing
21 174 (11.17%) WebDriver
22 173 (11.10%) Test Scripting
23 172 (11.04%) Computer Science
24 169 (10.85%) Telecoms
25 157 (10.08%) CSS
26 156 (10.01%) MS Excel
27 155 (9.95%) XML
28 152 (9.76%) Linux
29 150 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
30 148 (9.50%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 50 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 38 (2.44%) CMS
3 35 (2.25%) IIS
4 34 (2.18%) Apache
5 31 (1.99%) Confluence
6 30 (1.93%) Tomcat
7 19 (1.22%) Jetty
8 18 (1.16%) Drupal
9 15 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
10 14 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
11 12 (0.77%) SAS
12 10 (0.64%) MS Project Server
13 9 (0.58%) Node.js
13 9 (0.58%) MS Exchange
14 7 (0.45%) ColdFusion
15 4 (0.26%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.19%) JBoss
16 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
17 2 (0.13%) TWiki
Applications
1 156 (10.01%) MS Excel
2 46 (2.95%) MS Office
3 33 (2.12%) MS Project
4 28 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 19 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.83%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.45%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.26%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.13%) SPSS
10 2 (0.13%) Mingle
10 2 (0.13%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.064%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 15 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.39%) SAP SEM
5 6 (0.39%) JDE OneWorld
5 6 (0.39%) SAP BPC
5 6 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.13%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.064%) Exchequer
8 1 (0.064%) SAP PP
8 1 (0.064%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (4.24%) SaaS
2 14 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.83%) GitHub
4 4 (0.26%) Office 365
5 3 (0.19%) PaaS
6 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.064%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.064%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 68 (4.36%) Wireless
2 51 (3.27%) Internet
3 40 (2.57%) 3G
4 39 (2.50%) LTE
5 32 (2.05%) GSM
6 30 (1.93%) 2G
7 29 (1.86%) RNC
7 29 (1.86%) UMTS
7 29 (1.86%) WiMAX
8 27 (1.73%) TCP/IP
9 22 (1.41%) Intranet
10 21 (1.35%) Radio Access Network
11 20 (1.28%) SAN
12 15 (0.96%) Network Security
13 13 (0.83%) 4G
13 13 (0.83%) Firewall
14 11 (0.71%) MVNO
15 10 (0.64%) Broadband
15 10 (0.64%) Ethernet
16 8 (0.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (14.70%) SQL Server
2 93 (5.97%) Relational Database
3 85 (5.46%) MySQL
4 46 (2.95%) RDBMS
5 38 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (2.31%) Oracle Database
7 35 (2.25%) NoSQL
7 35 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
8 34 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 31 (1.99%) Big Data
10 28 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 26 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 21 (1.35%) MongoDB
12 21 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
13 17 (1.09%) RavenDB
14 12 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
15 11 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
16 10 (0.64%) SAP BW
17 9 (0.58%) Hadoop
18 8 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 345 (22.14%) Selenium
2 174 (11.17%) WebDriver
3 136 (8.73%) JIRA
4 124 (7.96%) Git (software)
5 99 (6.35%) Cucumber
6 98 (6.29%) QuickTest Pro
7 89 (5.71%) Jenkins
8 74 (4.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 66 (4.24%) Visual Studio
10 61 (3.92%) JMeter
11 53 (3.40%) NUnit
12 52 (3.34%) Subversion
13 42 (2.70%) Rhino Mocks
14 36 (2.31%) SoapUI
15 32 (2.05%) LoadRunner
16 30 (1.93%) WATIR
17 29 (1.86%) SpecFlow
17 29 (1.86%) TeamCity
18 25 (1.60%) Eclipse
19 19 (1.22%) Maven
General
1 330 (21.18%) Finance
2 169 (10.85%) Telecoms
3 113 (7.25%) Retail
4 71 (4.56%) Marketing
5 58 (3.72%) Banking
6 37 (2.37%) Aerospace
7 36 (2.31%) Legal
8 31 (1.99%) Advertising
9 24 (1.54%) Billing
10 21 (1.35%) Manufacturing
11 18 (1.16%) Publishing
12 15 (0.96%) Automotive
12 15 (0.96%) Back Office
13 13 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.71%) Local Government
15 9 (0.58%) Electronics
16 8 (0.51%) Front Office
17 7 (0.45%) French Language
17 7 (0.45%) Multimedia
17 7 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 354 (22.72%) Analyst
2 222 (14.25%) Developer
3 188 (12.07%) Test Analyst
4 186 (11.94%) Tester
5 177 (11.36%) QA Engineer
6 139 (8.92%) Test Engineer
7 117 (7.51%) QA Analyst
8 114 (7.32%) Software Engineer
9 98 (6.29%) QA Tester
10 76 (4.88%) Junior
11 70 (4.49%) Consultant
12 66 (4.24%) Software Tester
13 62 (3.98%) Project Manager
14 59 (3.79%) Senior Developer
14 59 (3.79%) Architect
15 56 (3.59%) Software Developer
16 55 (3.53%) Test Manager
17 53 (3.40%) Software Test Engineer
18 49 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
19 45 (2.89%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (15.08%) .NET
2 218 (13.99%) HTML
3 157 (10.08%) CSS
4 155 (9.95%) XML
5 141 (9.05%) Web Services
6 110 (7.06%) jQuery
7 96 (6.16%) ASP.NET
8 85 (5.46%) SOAP
9 65 (4.17%) Spring
10 63 (4.04%) Ajax
11 61 (3.92%) LAMP
12 60 (3.85%) HTML5
13 51 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC
14 46 (2.95%) .NET Framework
15 44 (2.82%) Gherkin
16 43 (2.76%) REST
17 36 (2.31%) Hibernate
18 35 (2.25%) JSON
19 32 (2.05%) CSS3
20 30 (1.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 172 (11.04%) Computer Science
2 150 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (6.03%) Open Source
4 82 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 47 (3.02%) Management Information System
6 46 (2.95%) Mathematics
7 41 (2.63%) User Experience
8 37 (2.37%) Mobile App
9 22 (1.41%) Algorithms
9 22 (1.41%) Mainframe
10 19 (1.22%) Data Integration
11 16 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
12 15 (0.96%) PMI
13 13 (0.83%) SWIFT
14 12 (0.77%) Blog
15 11 (0.71%) Visualisation
16 10 (0.64%) Digital Media
16 10 (0.64%) N-Tier
16 10 (0.64%) Smartphone
17 9 (0.58%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 181 (11.62%) Windows
2 152 (9.76%) Linux
3 121 (7.77%) UNIX
4 26 (1.67%) Android
5 17 (1.09%) Solaris
6 12 (0.77%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.45%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.45%) AIX
9 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.39%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.19%) CentOS
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.064%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.064%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.064%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 672 (43.13%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (17.33%) Scrum
3 247 (15.85%) Software Testing
4 197 (12.64%) Automated Testing
5 185 (11.87%) Test Automation
6 180 (11.55%) Software Engineering
7 176 (11.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 173 (11.10%) Test Scripting
9 148 (9.50%) Project Management
10 146 (9.37%) TDD
11 133 (8.54%) Test Strategy
12 132 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
13 127 (8.15%) E-Commerce
14 126 (8.09%) OO
15 122 (7.83%) Continuous Improvement
16 115 (7.38%) Automation Testing
17 104 (6.68%) Regression Testing
18 103 (6.61%) BDD
19 96 (6.16%) Manual Testing
20 93 (5.97%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 393 (25.22%) SQL
2 306 (19.64%) C#
3 300 (19.26%) Java
4 286 (18.36%) JavaScript
5 116 (7.45%) PHP
6 113 (7.25%) Ruby
7 89 (5.71%) Python
8 57 (3.66%) C++
9 51 (3.27%) Perl
10 41 (2.63%) C
11 36 (2.31%) VB.NET
12 27 (1.73%) T-SQL
13 16 (1.03%) VBScript
14 14 (0.90%) XQuery
14 14 (0.90%) VB
14 14 (0.90%) VBA
15 9 (0.58%) Groovy
16 8 (0.51%) XPath
17 7 (0.45%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 381 (24.45%) Degree
2 213 (13.67%) ISEB
3 147 (9.44%) ISTQB
4 105 (6.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 53 (3.40%) Security Cleared
6 34 (2.18%) SC Cleared
7 25 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (1.41%) PMI Certification
9 13 (0.83%) PMP
10 10 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 10 (0.64%) HND
11 8 (0.51%) AAT
11 8 (0.51%) SAP Certification
12 7 (0.45%) ACCA
13 6 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.32%) ICAEW
14 5 (0.32%) APMP
14 5 (0.32%) MCP
14 5 (0.32%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.82%) SLA
2 22 (1.41%) ISO 9001
3 19 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.90%) ISO 9000
5 7 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.26%) P3O
6 4 (0.26%) TickIT
7 3 (0.19%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.064%) COBIT
9 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.064%) GMP
System Software
1 17 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.77%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.51%) vSphere
4 6 (0.39%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.32%) Varnish
6 4 (0.26%) Firmware
6 4 (0.26%) XenApp
6 4 (0.26%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.19%) KVM
8 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.13%) NFS
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.064%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.064%) UAG
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.064%) Docker
Systems Management
1 56 (3.59%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.77%) Puppet
3 5 (0.32%) SCCM
3 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.26%) cPanel
4 4 (0.26%) WSUS
5 3 (0.19%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.13%) logstash
7 1 (0.064%) SCOM
7 1 (0.064%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.064%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.064%) collectd
7 1 (0.064%) StatsD
7 1 (0.064%) Ansible
7 1 (0.064%) Graphite
7 1 (0.064%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 295 (18.93%) Microsoft
2 100 (6.42%) Oracle
3 59 (3.79%) HP
4 41 (2.63%) SAP
5 38 (2.44%) Nortel
5 38 (2.44%) Nokia
5 38 (2.44%) Ericsson
6 24 (1.54%) VMware
7 21 (1.35%) Sitecore
8 20 (1.28%) InterSystems
8 20 (1.28%) Cisco
8 20 (1.28%) IBM
9 19 (1.22%) Endeca
9 19 (1.22%) Red Hat
10 17 (1.09%) RedPrairie
10 17 (1.09%) Business Objects
10 17 (1.09%) TOWER Software
11 11 (0.71%) Zend
12 8 (0.51%) Twitter
12 8 (0.51%) Remedy
Newbury, Berkshire
Yoh
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £80,000 per annum + major benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25000, Pension, Gym Membership, Healthcare.
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Spring Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, 25 days leave
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £37,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hove, East Sussex
Sanderson
Salary: £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum dependant on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Windsor, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum +bonus, healthcare, Pension, mobile
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago