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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 58 76
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 945 940 868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 4.94% 4.42% 3.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.14% 35.67% 32.17%
Number of salaries quoted 736 762 657
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
2615 2635 2698
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 13.66% 12.39% 11.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2108 2068 2070
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,908
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +0.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,876 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +10 260 £50,000 +5.26% 22
Hampshire +25 196 £45,000 +5.88% 19
Surrey -12 175 £42,500 -5.55% 17
Oxfordshire +22 106 £42,500 +6.25% 13
West Sussex +6 61 £40,000 -15.78% 3
East Sussex -1 61 £40,000 -21.95% 4
Buckinghamshire +13 50 £37,500 -16.66% 8
Kent 0 24 £44,000 +25.71% 2
Middlesex +14 6 £40,000 -36.00% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 917 (51.78%) Agile Software Development
2 531 (29.98%) SQL
3 524 (29.59%) Java
4 463 (26.14%) Degree
5 457 (25.80%) Finance
6 415 (23.43%) C#
7 353 (19.93%) Microsoft
8 346 (19.54%) Selenium
9 342 (19.31%) SDLC
10 335 (18.92%) Scrum
11 321 (18.13%) JavaScript
12 318 (17.96%) HTML
13 289 (16.32%) Computer Science
14 284 (16.04%) .NET
15 274 (15.47%) SQL Server
16 257 (14.51%) Windows
17 228 (12.87%) Oracle
17 228 (12.87%) TDD
18 224 (12.65%) Linux
19 221 (12.48%) Web Services
19 221 (12.48%) Python
20 212 (11.97%) Unit Testing
21 206 (11.63%) XML
21 206 (11.63%) CSS
22 198 (11.18%) Test Automation
23 195 (11.01%) ISTQB
23 195 (11.01%) ISEB
24 187 (10.56%) Regression Testing
24 187 (10.56%) Software Testing
25 178 (10.05%) Software Engineering

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 52 (2.94%) WebSphere
2 51 (2.88%) IIS
3 45 (2.54%) CMS
4 43 (2.43%) Tomcat
5 38 (2.15%) SharePoint
6 27 (1.52%) Node.js
7 24 (1.36%) Apache
8 21 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
9 17 (0.96%) Umbraco
10 15 (0.85%) CICS
11 11 (0.62%) ColdFusion
11 11 (0.62%) Confluence
12 9 (0.51%) Drupal
13 8 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.45%) GeoServer
13 8 (0.45%) JBoss
13 8 (0.45%) Oracle Spatial
14 7 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
14 7 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 148 (8.36%) MS Excel
2 59 (3.33%) MS Office
3 19 (1.07%) MS Project
4 16 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.11%) InDesign
8 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 33 (1.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 21 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 5 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.23%) BASE24
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.17%) Lorenzo
7 3 (0.17%) Magento
7 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
9 1 (0.056%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.056%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.056%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.056%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.056%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.056%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 99 (5.59%) SaaS
2 59 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.13%) GitHub
4 17 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.68%) OpenShift
6 10 (0.56%) PaaS
7 7 (0.40%) Office 365
8 5 (0.28%) Dropbox
8 5 (0.28%) Google Drive
9 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.23%) Sage Pay
10 3 (0.17%) IaaS
10 3 (0.17%) Taleo
11 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.056%) Boomi
12 1 (0.056%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.056%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.77%) Firewall
2 40 (2.26%) HTTP
3 35 (1.98%) IPv4
4 34 (1.92%) Internet
5 33 (1.86%) TCP/IP
6 24 (1.36%) Cisco IOS
6 24 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 21 (1.19%) VoIP
8 19 (1.07%) SAN
9 16 (0.90%) HTTPS
9 16 (0.90%) SMTP
10 14 (0.79%) SSL
11 13 (0.73%) Fibre Channel
11 13 (0.73%) NAS
11 13 (0.73%) Wireshark
12 12 (0.68%) IMAP
12 12 (0.68%) LAN
13 11 (0.62%) WAN
13 11 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (15.47%) SQL Server
2 82 (4.63%) Relational Database
3 78 (4.40%) MongoDB
4 76 (4.29%) NoSQL
5 75 (4.23%) MySQL
6 68 (3.84%) Oracle Database
7 53 (2.99%) Big Data
8 47 (2.65%) RDBMS
9 40 (2.26%) DB2
9 40 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
10 33 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
11 28 (1.58%) Data Mining
12 25 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (0.85%) GIS
13 15 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
14 14 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
16 10 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 346 (19.54%) Selenium
2 168 (9.49%) JIRA
3 153 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 129 (7.28%) Jenkins
5 127 (7.17%) Visual Studio
6 117 (6.61%) WebDriver
7 105 (5.93%) Cucumber
8 103 (5.82%) Git (software)
9 78 (4.40%) JUnit
10 67 (3.78%) NUnit
11 65 (3.67%) HP UFT
12 51 (2.88%) Maven
12 51 (2.88%) Subversion
13 44 (2.48%) SoapUI
14 38 (2.15%) JMeter
15 36 (2.03%) SpecFlow
16 34 (1.92%) Rhino Mocks
17 31 (1.75%) Selenium IDE
18 24 (1.36%) Gradle
19 23 (1.30%) PHPUnit
General
1 457 (25.80%) Finance
2 143 (8.07%) Telecoms
3 79 (4.46%) Banking
4 72 (4.07%) Retail
5 65 (3.67%) Marketing
6 53 (2.99%) Manufacturing
7 37 (2.09%) Electronics
8 31 (1.75%) Back Office
9 27 (1.52%) Publishing
10 20 (1.13%) Aerospace
10 20 (1.13%) Local Government
11 15 (0.85%) Games
12 14 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.79%) Front Office
13 11 (0.62%) Law
14 8 (0.45%) Automotive
14 8 (0.45%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.28%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.23%) Legal
17 3 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 362 (20.44%) Developer
2 335 (18.92%) Analyst
3 248 (14.00%) Tester
4 198 (11.18%) QA Engineer
5 184 (10.39%) Test Analyst
6 155 (8.75%) QA Tester
7 136 (7.68%) Test Engineer
8 129 (7.28%) QA Analyst
9 102 (5.76%) C# Developer
10 98 (5.53%) Architect
10 98 (5.53%) QA Test Analyst
11 94 (5.31%) QA Test Engineer
12 86 (4.86%) Automation Tester
12 86 (4.86%) Software Developer
13 83 (4.69%) Project Manager
14 82 (4.63%) Software Engineer
15 75 (4.23%) Junior
16 73 (4.12%) Senior Developer
17 72 (4.07%) Business Analyst
18 69 (3.90%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (17.96%) HTML
2 284 (16.04%) .NET
3 221 (12.48%) Web Services
4 206 (11.63%) CSS
4 206 (11.63%) XML
5 143 (8.07%) Spring
6 135 (7.62%) jQuery
7 133 (7.51%) HTML5
8 129 (7.28%) SOAP
9 116 (6.55%) Ajax
10 107 (6.04%) REST
11 99 (5.59%) ASP.NET
12 87 (4.91%) J2EE
13 81 (4.57%) JSON
14 62 (3.50%) AngularJS
15 60 (3.39%) Middleware
16 59 (3.33%) RESTful
17 57 (3.22%) CSS3
18 51 (2.88%) JSP
19 46 (2.60%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 289 (16.32%) Computer Science
2 177 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (4.97%) Mathematics
4 86 (4.86%) Management Information System
5 83 (4.69%) Data Centre
6 70 (3.95%) User Experience
7 56 (3.16%) Mainframe
8 55 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
9 49 (2.77%) Mobile App
10 35 (1.98%) Reinsurance
11 30 (1.69%) PMI
12 25 (1.41%) Statistics
13 24 (1.36%) EMC VNX
13 24 (1.36%) Social Media
14 23 (1.30%) Data Structures
15 16 (0.90%) Algorithms
15 16 (0.90%) Replication
16 15 (0.85%) VSAM
17 14 (0.79%) Client/Server
17 14 (0.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 257 (14.51%) Windows
2 224 (12.65%) Linux
3 130 (7.34%) Unix
4 41 (2.32%) Windows Server
5 35 (1.98%) Android
6 29 (1.64%) Apple iOS
7 26 (1.47%) Solaris
8 18 (1.02%) CentOS
9 17 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.34%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.28%) zOS
13 4 (0.23%) AIX
13 4 (0.23%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.23%) VMS
13 4 (0.23%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.17%) HPUX
14 3 (0.17%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.17%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 917 (51.78%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (19.31%) SDLC
3 335 (18.92%) Scrum
4 228 (12.87%) TDD
5 212 (11.97%) Unit Testing
6 198 (11.18%) Test Automation
7 187 (10.56%) Regression Testing
7 187 (10.56%) Software Testing
8 178 (10.05%) Software Engineering
9 177 (9.99%) Automated Testing
10 171 (9.66%) Project Management
11 160 (9.03%) BDD
11 160 (9.03%) User Acceptance Testing
12 153 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 153 (8.64%) Functional Testing
12 153 (8.64%) Manual Testing
12 153 (8.64%) OO
13 148 (8.36%) Test Scripting
14 143 (8.07%) Mentoring
15 141 (7.96%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 531 (29.98%) SQL
2 524 (29.59%) Java
3 415 (23.43%) C#
4 321 (18.13%) JavaScript
5 221 (12.48%) Python
6 174 (9.82%) C++
7 103 (5.82%) PHP
8 101 (5.70%) Ruby
9 97 (5.48%) Perl
10 61 (3.44%) PL/SQL
11 53 (2.99%) Shell Script
12 49 (2.77%) C
13 38 (2.15%) VB.NET
14 31 (1.75%) PowerShell
15 30 (1.69%) Groovy
16 28 (1.58%) Bash Shell
16 28 (1.58%) COBOL
17 24 (1.36%) T-SQL
18 21 (1.19%) VB
19 15 (0.85%) JCL
Qualifications
1 463 (26.14%) Degree
2 195 (11.01%) ISEB
2 195 (11.01%) ISTQB
3 61 (3.44%) Security Cleared
4 50 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 37 (2.09%) PMI Certification
6 14 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.73%) CCNP
8 12 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (0.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 10 (0.56%) SC Cleared
11 8 (0.45%) CCNA
12 7 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.40%) PMP
13 6 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.28%) CCIE
14 5 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (0.23%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (1.81%) ISO 9001
2 23 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.19%) ISO22301
3 21 (1.19%) SLA
4 19 (1.07%) ISO 14001
5 14 (0.79%) GAMP
6 8 (0.45%) SDET
7 7 (0.40%) COBIT
8 6 (0.34%) ISO 9000
9 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.23%) ARP4761
10 4 (0.23%) COSO
10 4 (0.23%) DO-254
10 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.17%) HL7
12 2 (0.11%) ISO13485
13 1 (0.056%) GAAP
13 1 (0.056%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.056%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 43 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (2.20%) VMware ESX
3 25 (1.41%) vSphere
4 20 (1.13%) Active Directory
5 17 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (0.85%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.68%) Docker
8 9 (0.51%) Firmware
9 5 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.23%) HDFS
10 4 (0.23%) Squid
10 4 (0.23%) XenApp
11 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.056%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.056%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.056%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.056%) Xen
12 1 (0.056%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.056%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 80 (4.52%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (1.52%) SCCM
3 24 (1.36%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 24 (1.36%) WSUS
4 21 (1.19%) Puppet
5 13 (0.73%) Ansible
5 13 (0.73%) Perfmon
6 4 (0.23%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.17%) AppDNA
7 3 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 353 (19.93%) Microsoft
2 228 (12.87%) Oracle
3 72 (4.07%) Sophos
4 71 (4.01%) HP
5 50 (2.82%) VMware
6 47 (2.65%) SAP
7 45 (2.54%) TOWER Software
8 44 (2.48%) IBM
9 41 (2.32%) Red Hat
10 38 (2.15%) Cisco
11 36 (2.03%) BMC
12 33 (1.86%) Remedy
13 27 (1.52%) Twitter
14 25 (1.41%) EMC
15 24 (1.36%) Qualys
16 19 (1.07%) Citrix
16 19 (1.07%) Telerik
17 17 (0.96%) Rally
18 12 (0.68%) BT
18 12 (0.68%) CA
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 1 hour ago
Middlesex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RDK Consulting
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Great benefits package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Car - £5160
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Willis Towers Watson
Posted: 16 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Discover Financial Services
Salary: benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus full package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
JCW Search Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Share Options, Pension, Health
Posted: Yesterday
West Byfleet, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Annual Bonus, Pension, Health care,
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Training and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: good salary + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Health/Life Insurance, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Sophos
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, life, h/care, childcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Relocation Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + 30 days holiday + excellent benefi
Posted: 6 days ago