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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 67 57 75
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 739 975 820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 4.21% 4.67% 3.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.01% 41.09% 29.75%
Number of salaries quoted 604 812 585
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,900
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.82%
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
2111 2373 2756
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 12.01% 11.37% 12.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1650 1941 2113
Median salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,871 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -3 182 £45,000 -10.00% 15
Surrey -3 156 £47,500 +5.55% 22
Hampshire -5 140 £44,500 +7.22% 15
East Sussex +14 73 £40,000 -6.97% 7
Oxfordshire -21 56 £47,000 +11.90% 5
West Sussex -8 47 £38,000 -7.31% 2
Buckinghamshire -10 44 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Kent -12 25 £50,000 +41.84%
Middlesex +21 5 £56,500 -9.60% 2
Home Counties - 4 £60,000 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 831 (54.07%) Agile Software Development
2 438 (28.50%) Selenium
3 410 (26.68%) SQL
4 390 (25.37%) Java
5 372 (24.20%) C#
6 370 (24.07%) Finance
7 334 (21.73%) Degree
8 326 (21.21%) Scrum
9 278 (18.09%) Regression Testing
10 266 (17.31%) .NET
11 257 (16.72%) ISEB
12 255 (16.59%) Microsoft
13 245 (15.94%) ISTQB
14 236 (15.35%) JavaScript
15 231 (15.03%) HTML
16 230 (14.96%) Test Automation
17 218 (14.18%) Linux
17 218 (14.18%) TDD
18 215 (13.99%) Software Testing
19 213 (13.86%) SDLC
20 192 (12.49%) Windows
21 184 (11.97%) Python
21 184 (11.97%) Project Management
22 178 (11.58%) BDD
23 173 (11.26%) Automated Testing
24 172 (11.19%) Test Scripting
25 171 (11.13%) Functional Testing
26 167 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
27 166 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
28 164 (10.67%) Computer Science

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 55 (3.58%) CMS
2 53 (3.45%) Apache
3 40 (2.60%) IIS
4 38 (2.47%) Confluence
5 26 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 21 (1.37%) Drupal
6 21 (1.37%) nginx
6 21 (1.37%) Tomcat
7 20 (1.30%) WebSphere
8 16 (1.04%) Eucalyptus
9 13 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
10 10 (0.65%) CICS
11 8 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.52%) Skype for Business
11 8 (0.52%) WordPress
12 7 (0.46%) JBoss
12 7 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.39%) Alfresco
13 6 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 154 (10.02%) MS Excel
2 63 (4.10%) MS Office
3 26 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (1.50%) MS Project
6 6 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.065%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 16 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.39%) Cognos Controller
4 6 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
4 6 (0.39%) Magento
5 4 (0.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.13%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.13%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.13%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 2 (0.13%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.065%) Primavera
7 1 (0.065%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (3.84%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (3.77%) SaaS
3 20 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (0.59%) Taleo
6 8 (0.52%) GitHub
6 8 (0.52%) Office 365
6 8 (0.52%) OpenShift
7 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.26%) PaaS
8 3 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.20%) Route 53
8 3 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.13%) IaaS
10 1 (0.065%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.065%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.065%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.06%) Firewall
2 38 (2.47%) Internet
2 38 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 32 (2.08%) DNS
4 24 (1.56%) VPN
5 18 (1.17%) VoIP
6 17 (1.11%) HTTP
6 17 (1.11%) MPLS
6 17 (1.11%) SNMP
7 16 (1.04%) BGP
8 15 (0.98%) Wireless
9 12 (0.78%) HTTPS
10 10 (0.65%) SAN
11 8 (0.52%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (0.46%) SMTP
12 7 (0.46%) SSL
13 6 (0.39%) LAN
14 5 (0.33%) FTP
14 5 (0.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 135 (8.78%) MySQL
3 58 (3.77%) MongoDB
4 49 (3.19%) Relational Database
5 44 (2.86%) NoSQL
6 31 (2.02%) Oracle Database
7 29 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (1.37%) Data Mining
8 21 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 21 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 18 (1.17%) Big Data
9 18 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (0.78%) DB2
12 12 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.65%) MS Access
13 10 (0.65%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (0.39%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 438 (28.50%) Selenium
2 156 (10.15%) WebDriver
3 147 (9.56%) JIRA
4 130 (8.46%) Jenkins
5 115 (7.48%) Cucumber
6 110 (7.16%) Git (software)
7 108 (7.03%) JMeter
8 96 (6.25%) Visual Studio
9 94 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 93 (6.05%) SoapUI
11 87 (5.66%) Subversion
12 53 (3.45%) Maven
13 49 (3.19%) SpecFlow
14 48 (3.12%) HP UFT
15 45 (2.93%) JUnit
16 34 (2.21%) TestNG
17 33 (2.15%) LoadRunner
18 31 (2.02%) Ant
18 31 (2.02%) Gradle
18 31 (2.02%) Hudson
General
1 370 (24.07%) Finance
2 128 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 100 (6.51%) Retail
4 65 (4.23%) Marketing
5 62 (4.03%) Banking
6 34 (2.21%) Back Office
7 29 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.82%) Aerospace
9 25 (1.63%) Publishing
10 24 (1.56%) Automotive
11 20 (1.30%) Electronics
12 17 (1.11%) Games
13 11 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.59%) Law
14 9 (0.59%) Legal
15 7 (0.46%) iGaming
16 6 (0.39%) French Language
17 4 (0.26%) Billing
18 3 (0.20%) Advertising
19 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 331 (21.54%) Analyst
2 277 (18.02%) Tester
3 247 (16.07%) Developer
4 182 (11.84%) Test Analyst
5 175 (11.39%) QA Tester
6 161 (10.47%) Automation Tester
7 158 (10.28%) QA Engineer
8 125 (8.13%) QA Analyst
9 107 (6.96%) Test Engineer
10 106 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
11 103 (6.70%) QA Automation Tester
12 93 (6.05%) QA Test Analyst
13 73 (4.75%) Java Engineer
14 72 (4.68%) QA Automation Analyst
15 71 (4.62%) Architect
16 69 (4.49%) .NET Developer
17 64 (4.16%) QA Test Engineer
17 64 (4.16%) Selenium Tester
18 63 (4.10%) Project Manager
19 62 (4.03%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (17.31%) .NET
2 231 (15.03%) HTML
3 164 (10.67%) Web Services
4 160 (10.41%) XML
5 129 (8.39%) CSS
6 107 (6.96%) ASP.NET
7 98 (6.38%) SOAP
8 92 (5.99%) jQuery
9 86 (5.60%) Ajax
10 85 (5.53%) REST
11 68 (4.42%) Spring
12 60 (3.90%) JSON
13 54 (3.51%) LAMP
14 51 (3.32%) HTML5
15 43 (2.80%) Hibernate
15 43 (2.80%) JMS
16 40 (2.60%) Java EE
16 40 (2.60%) RESTful
17 39 (2.54%) WebSphere MQ
18 37 (2.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 166 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (10.67%) Computer Science
3 55 (3.58%) Data Centre
4 54 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 48 (3.12%) Mobile App
6 43 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 43 (2.80%) User Experience
7 42 (2.73%) Mathematics
8 37 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
9 35 (2.28%) Client/Server
10 24 (1.56%) Virtual Team
11 20 (1.30%) Mainframe
11 20 (1.30%) PMI
12 17 (1.11%) iPad
13 16 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
14 15 (0.98%) N-Tier
15 14 (0.91%) Visualisation
16 11 (0.72%) EPoS
16 11 (0.72%) Wiki
17 10 (0.65%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 218 (14.18%) Linux
2 192 (12.49%) Windows
3 90 (5.86%) Unix
4 31 (2.02%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.82%) CentOS
6 27 (1.76%) Android
6 27 (1.76%) Apple iOS
7 24 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (1.56%) Solaris
8 12 (0.78%) Windows 8
9 10 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (0.65%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.46%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.33%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.33%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.20%) Debian
13 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 831 (54.07%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (21.21%) Scrum
3 278 (18.09%) Regression Testing
4 230 (14.96%) Test Automation
5 218 (14.18%) TDD
6 215 (13.99%) Software Testing
7 213 (13.86%) SDLC
8 184 (11.97%) Project Management
9 178 (11.58%) BDD
10 173 (11.26%) Automated Testing
11 172 (11.19%) Test Scripting
12 171 (11.13%) Functional Testing
13 167 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
14 153 (9.95%) Continuous Integration
15 140 (9.11%) Software Engineering
16 138 (8.98%) Manual Testing
17 136 (8.85%) Continuous Improvement
18 129 (8.39%) Test Strategy
19 128 (8.33%) Automation Testing
20 121 (7.87%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 410 (26.68%) SQL
2 390 (25.37%) Java
3 372 (24.20%) C#
4 236 (15.35%) JavaScript
5 184 (11.97%) Python
6 120 (7.81%) C++
7 108 (7.03%) Ruby
8 106 (6.90%) Perl
9 96 (6.25%) PHP
10 70 (4.55%) C
11 56 (3.64%) Bash Shell
12 55 (3.58%) VB.NET
13 42 (2.73%) Groovy
13 42 (2.73%) VB
14 33 (2.15%) PL/SQL
15 32 (2.08%) VBScript
16 26 (1.69%) T-SQL
17 20 (1.30%) PowerShell
17 20 (1.30%) Shell Script
18 11 (0.72%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 334 (21.73%) Degree
2 257 (16.72%) ISEB
3 245 (15.94%) ISTQB
4 87 (5.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 39 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (2.41%) CCNP
7 33 (2.15%) PMI Certification
8 27 (1.76%) Security Cleared
9 19 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 19 (1.24%) PMP
10 16 (1.04%) CCDP
10 16 (1.04%) CCIE
11 13 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 12 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.52%) SC Cleared
14 5 (0.33%) CISSP
15 4 (0.26%) CISM
15 4 (0.26%) IRCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.73%) SLA
2 22 (1.43%) ISO 9001
3 14 (0.91%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.85%) ISO 14001
5 11 (0.72%) ISO22301
6 9 (0.59%) COBIT
7 8 (0.52%) ISO 9000
8 5 (0.33%) HL7
9 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
10 3 (0.20%) GAMP
10 3 (0.20%) SDET
11 2 (0.13%) EFQM
11 2 (0.13%) ISO13485
11 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.13%) TickIT
12 1 (0.065%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.065%) COSO
System Software
1 38 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (1.17%) Hyper-V
3 16 (1.04%) GlusterFS
3 16 (1.04%) Varnish
4 15 (0.98%) Active Directory
5 14 (0.91%) Docker
6 12 (0.78%) vSphere
7 11 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.59%) Firmware
9 7 (0.46%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.39%) Squid
11 5 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.33%) vCloud
11 5 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.33%) XenApp
12 2 (0.13%) BlackBerry Internet Service
12 2 (0.13%) GeoWebCache
12 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.065%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 46 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (2.08%) Puppet
4 18 (1.17%) Nagios
5 16 (1.04%) Cacti
5 16 (1.04%) Ganglia
5 16 (1.04%) OpenView
5 16 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 13 (0.85%) SCCM
7 10 (0.65%) Ansible
8 8 (0.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 8 (0.52%) WSUS
9 5 (0.33%) AppDNA
9 5 (0.33%) Perfmon
9 5 (0.33%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.20%) Graylog
10 3 (0.20%) Kibana
10 3 (0.20%) logstash
11 1 (0.065%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 255 (16.59%) Microsoft
2 159 (10.34%) Oracle
3 59 (3.84%) Sophos
4 53 (3.45%) Cisco
5 48 (3.12%) VMware
6 40 (2.60%) SAP
7 38 (2.47%) IBM
8 37 (2.41%) HP
9 31 (2.02%) Atlassian
10 27 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
11 23 (1.50%) BMC
12 20 (1.30%) Rally
12 20 (1.30%) Red Hat
12 20 (1.30%) Telerik
13 18 (1.17%) Avaya
13 18 (1.17%) webMethods
14 17 (1.11%) Mitel
14 17 (1.11%) Splunk
15 16 (1.04%) Adobe
15 16 (1.04%) EMC
Brighton, East Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: From £27,000 to £40,000 per annum basic + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Woking, Surrey
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum + Training + Career Progression
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £100,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000-60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £42000 Per Annum AWS
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £35k plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension + 10% bonus + 25 days hol
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + 10% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £52,000 - £60,000 with an impressive benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £52,000 - £60,000 with an impressive benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Via Resource
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits 10% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago