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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 62 77
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 797 932 874
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 4.34% 4.43% 3.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.70% 36.97% 32.48%
Number of salaries quoted 627 773 663
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
2365 2521 2691
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 12.88% 11.99% 11.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1880 2000 2066
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +3 219 £50,000 - 16
Hampshire +1 168 £42,500 +2.40% 19
Surrey -7 149 £45,000 - 13
Oxfordshire +7 79 £44,250 +4.11% 9
East Sussex -4 62 £42,500 - 5
Buckinghamshire +12 51 £36,250 -14.70% 8
West Sussex -3 38 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Kent +19 24 £47,500 +21.79% 2
Middlesex +3 2 £52,000 -5.45% 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for QA.

1 876 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (27.70%) SQL
3 465 (27.58%) Java
4 446 (26.45%) Finance
5 430 (25.50%) Degree
6 390 (23.13%) C#
7 382 (22.66%) Selenium
8 331 (19.63%) Microsoft
9 298 (17.67%) Scrum
10 295 (17.50%) JavaScript
11 288 (17.08%) SDLC
12 286 (16.96%) HTML
13 269 (15.95%) .NET
14 266 (15.78%) Computer Science
15 248 (14.71%) Windows
16 229 (13.58%) Linux
17 223 (13.23%) SQL Server
17 223 (13.23%) ISEB
17 223 (13.23%) TDD
18 222 (13.17%) Regression Testing
19 217 (12.87%) ISTQB
20 213 (12.63%) Oracle
21 212 (12.57%) Test Automation
22 206 (12.22%) Web Services
23 200 (11.86%) Python
24 197 (11.68%) Software Testing
25 195 (11.57%) CSS
26 181 (10.74%) XML
27 179 (10.62%) Unit Testing
28 174 (10.32%) Automated Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 56 (3.32%) CMS
2 50 (2.97%) IIS
3 38 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 37 (2.19%) WebSphere
5 36 (2.14%) Tomcat
6 30 (1.78%) Apache
7 29 (1.72%) Confluence
8 20 (1.19%) Umbraco
9 16 (0.95%) Drupal
9 16 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
10 15 (0.89%) CICS
11 11 (0.65%) JBoss
12 10 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.47%) GeoServer
13 8 (0.47%) Oracle Spatial
13 8 (0.47%) Skype for Business
14 7 (0.42%) WordPress
15 6 (0.36%) Eucalyptus
15 6 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 155 (9.19%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.39%) MS Office
3 24 (1.42%) MS Project
3 24 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.24%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.12%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 33 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 20 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.47%) Magento
3 8 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 3 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.12%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.12%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.059%) BASE24
7 1 (0.059%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.059%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.059%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.059%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.059%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.059%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.059%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 77 (4.57%) SaaS
2 49 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.19%) GitHub
3 20 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (0.71%) PaaS
5 10 (0.59%) Office 365
6 7 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.42%) Taleo
7 6 (0.36%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.12%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.12%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.12%) IaaS
10 1 (0.059%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.059%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.059%) Boomi
10 1 (0.059%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.059%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.059%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.49%) Firewall
2 39 (2.31%) Internet
3 35 (2.08%) IPv4
4 30 (1.78%) TCP/IP
4 30 (1.78%) VoIP
5 21 (1.25%) HTTP
6 20 (1.19%) DNS
7 18 (1.07%) SAN
8 16 (0.95%) SMTP
9 13 (0.77%) NAS
9 13 (0.77%) Wireshark
10 12 (0.71%) IMAP
11 10 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (0.47%) Intranet
12 8 (0.47%) SSL
12 8 (0.47%) VPN
13 7 (0.42%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.42%) LAN
14 5 (0.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (13.23%) SQL Server
2 95 (5.63%) MySQL
3 77 (4.57%) Relational Database
4 61 (3.62%) Oracle Database
5 57 (3.38%) MongoDB
6 56 (3.32%) NoSQL
7 37 (2.19%) RDBMS
8 35 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
9 33 (1.96%) Big Data
10 32 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
11 31 (1.84%) DB2
12 27 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
13 26 (1.54%) Data Mining
14 14 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (0.77%) GIS
16 12 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
16 12 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
17 11 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 382 (22.66%) Selenium
2 169 (10.02%) JIRA
3 137 (8.13%) WebDriver
4 135 (8.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 134 (7.95%) Jenkins
6 106 (6.29%) Git (software)
7 103 (6.11%) Cucumber
8 100 (5.93%) Visual Studio
9 69 (4.09%) JMeter
10 68 (4.03%) JUnit
11 64 (3.80%) SoapUI
12 62 (3.68%) NUnit
13 58 (3.44%) Maven
14 57 (3.38%) HP UFT
15 55 (3.26%) Subversion
16 37 (2.19%) SpecFlow
17 35 (2.08%) Gradle
18 30 (1.78%) InstallShield
18 30 (1.78%) TeamCity
19 27 (1.60%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 446 (26.45%) Finance
2 166 (9.85%) Telecoms
3 84 (4.98%) Banking
4 79 (4.69%) Retail
5 69 (4.09%) Marketing
6 54 (3.20%) Manufacturing
7 35 (2.08%) Electronics
8 34 (2.02%) Aerospace
8 34 (2.02%) Back Office
9 21 (1.25%) Automotive
9 21 (1.25%) Publishing
10 20 (1.19%) Games
11 16 (0.95%) Local Government
12 14 (0.83%) Law
13 10 (0.59%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.47%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.42%) Front Office
16 5 (0.30%) Legal
17 3 (0.18%) Advertising
17 3 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 328 (19.45%) Analyst
1 328 (19.45%) Developer
2 282 (16.73%) Tester
3 189 (11.21%) QA Engineer
4 182 (10.79%) Test Analyst
5 175 (10.38%) QA Tester
6 132 (7.83%) QA Analyst
7 131 (7.77%) Automation Tester
8 122 (7.24%) Test Engineer
9 106 (6.29%) QA Test Analyst
10 92 (5.46%) C# Developer
11 86 (5.10%) QA Test Engineer
12 85 (5.04%) QA Automation Tester
12 85 (5.04%) Software Developer
13 79 (4.69%) Java Engineer
14 78 (4.63%) Automation Test Analyst
15 77 (4.57%) Architect
16 75 (4.45%) QA Automation Analyst
17 73 (4.33%) Project Manager
17 73 (4.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (16.96%) HTML
2 269 (15.95%) .NET
3 206 (12.22%) Web Services
4 195 (11.57%) CSS
5 181 (10.74%) XML
6 120 (7.12%) SOAP
7 116 (6.88%) jQuery
8 113 (6.70%) HTML5
9 112 (6.64%) Spring
10 108 (6.41%) Ajax
11 103 (6.11%) ASP.NET
12 96 (5.69%) REST
13 76 (4.51%) J2EE
14 73 (4.33%) JSON
15 58 (3.44%) AngularJS
16 57 (3.38%) RESTful
17 54 (3.20%) CSS3
18 50 (2.97%) Java EE
19 40 (2.37%) JSP
19 40 (2.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 266 (15.78%) Computer Science
2 148 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 80 (4.74%) Mathematics
5 73 (4.33%) Data Centre
6 68 (4.03%) User Experience
7 48 (2.85%) Mainframe
8 45 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
9 38 (2.25%) Mobile App
9 38 (2.25%) Virtual Team
10 29 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 28 (1.66%) Reinsurance
12 27 (1.60%) PMI
13 24 (1.42%) Statistics
14 19 (1.13%) Client/Server
15 18 (1.07%) Algorithms
16 16 (0.95%) Data Structures
17 15 (0.89%) Driving Licence
17 15 (0.89%) VSAM
18 14 (0.83%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 248 (14.71%) Windows
2 229 (13.58%) Linux
3 109 (6.47%) Unix
4 44 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 36 (2.14%) Solaris
6 27 (1.60%) Android
7 19 (1.13%) Apple iOS
8 18 (1.07%) CentOS
9 14 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.59%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.53%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.30%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.30%) Windows NT
12 5 (0.30%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.24%) VMS
13 4 (0.24%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.24%) zOS
14 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 876 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
2 298 (17.67%) Scrum
3 288 (17.08%) SDLC
4 223 (13.23%) TDD
5 222 (13.17%) Regression Testing
6 212 (12.57%) Test Automation
7 197 (11.68%) Software Testing
8 179 (10.62%) Unit Testing
9 174 (10.32%) Automated Testing
10 171 (10.14%) Functional Testing
11 165 (9.79%) BDD
12 164 (9.73%) Software Engineering
13 158 (9.37%) User Acceptance Testing
14 155 (9.19%) Project Management
15 153 (9.07%) Continuous Improvement
16 146 (8.66%) Automation Testing
16 146 (8.66%) Test Scripting
17 142 (8.42%) Manual Testing
18 134 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
19 126 (7.47%) OO
Programming Languages
1 467 (27.70%) SQL
2 465 (27.58%) Java
3 390 (23.13%) C#
4 295 (17.50%) JavaScript
5 200 (11.86%) Python
6 158 (9.37%) C++
7 102 (6.05%) Perl
8 97 (5.75%) PHP
9 88 (5.22%) Ruby
10 61 (3.62%) C
11 48 (2.85%) VB.NET
12 47 (2.79%) PL/SQL
13 41 (2.43%) Bash Shell
13 41 (2.43%) Groovy
13 41 (2.43%) Shell Script
14 29 (1.72%) VB
15 24 (1.42%) T-SQL
15 24 (1.42%) VBScript
16 22 (1.30%) COBOL
17 17 (1.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 430 (25.50%) Degree
2 223 (13.23%) ISEB
3 217 (12.87%) ISTQB
4 55 (3.26%) Security Cleared
5 49 (2.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 36 (2.14%) PMI Certification
7 12 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (0.53%) CCNP
9 9 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.53%) PMP
9 9 (0.53%) SC Cleared
10 6 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.36%) CISSP
10 6 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.30%) CISM
12 4 (0.24%) CCNA
13 3 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (1.72%) ISO 9001
2 22 (1.30%) SLA
3 21 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.13%) ISO22301
5 18 (1.07%) ISO 14001
6 14 (0.83%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.83%) GAMP
7 8 (0.47%) COBIT
8 7 (0.42%) ISO 9000
9 5 (0.30%) SDET
10 4 (0.24%) ARP4761
10 4 (0.24%) DO-254
11 3 (0.18%) ISO13485
11 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.12%) COSO
12 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.059%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.059%) GAAP
13 1 (0.059%) ISO 14000
13 1 (0.059%) WAI
System Software
1 33 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (1.42%) VMware ESX
3 21 (1.25%) Active Directory
4 16 (0.95%) Docker
5 15 (0.89%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.65%) Firmware
7 10 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.59%) vSphere
8 8 (0.47%) GeoWebCache
9 6 (0.36%) GlusterFS
9 6 (0.36%) Squid
9 6 (0.36%) Varnish
10 5 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.30%) XenApp
11 4 (0.24%) HDFS
12 1 (0.059%) KVM
12 1 (0.059%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.059%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 65 (3.86%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.42%) Puppet
4 16 (0.95%) Ansible
5 15 (0.89%) SCCM
6 13 (0.77%) Perfmon
7 10 (0.59%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 10 (0.59%) WSUS
8 6 (0.36%) Cacti
8 6 (0.36%) Ganglia
8 6 (0.36%) Nagios
8 6 (0.36%) OpenView
8 6 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (0.30%) AppDNA
10 3 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
11 2 (0.12%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.059%) yum
Vendors
1 331 (19.63%) Microsoft
2 213 (12.63%) Oracle
3 66 (3.91%) Sophos
4 58 (3.44%) HP
5 46 (2.73%) VMware
6 44 (2.61%) BMC
7 41 (2.43%) SAP
8 40 (2.37%) IBM
9 33 (1.96%) Red Hat
9 33 (1.96%) Remedy
9 33 (1.96%) TOWER Software
10 28 (1.66%) Cisco
11 23 (1.36%) Twitter
12 22 (1.30%) Rally
13 21 (1.25%) Telerik
14 18 (1.07%) Atlassian
15 17 (1.01%) EMC
15 17 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
16 14 (0.83%) webMethods
17 12 (0.71%) CA
Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £27,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £42,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 4 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £35,000 to £46,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 25 days Holiday + Great career pro
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Candidate Source
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 + per annu
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
CPS Group UK
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Capita ITPS
Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum, + Pension, Private Medical + More
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum 5% Annual bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + parking, cycle to work scheme
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £48,000 (Plus excellent Package!!)
Posted: 4 days ago