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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 77 58 82
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +24
Permanent jobs citing QA 579 983 765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.58% 4.51% 3.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.55% 38.82% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 491 810 562
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1726 2532 2666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 10.68% 11.62% 12.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1425 2113 2023
Median salary £47,500 £46,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +7.31%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -7 128 £55,000 - 13
Surrey -32 112 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Hampshire -10 102 £47,000 +20.51% 12
East Sussex +25 73 £35,000 -9.09% 5
Oxfordshire -12 62 £44,417 +4.51% 4
Buckinghamshire +9 50 £35,000 -17.64% 5
West Sussex -20 31 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Kent -24 15 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
Middlesex +6 1 - - 3
Home Counties - 1 £60,000 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 680 (51.83%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (24.85%) Selenium
3 319 (24.31%) SQL
4 308 (23.48%) Scrum
5 287 (21.88%) Degree
6 279 (21.27%) C#
7 269 (20.50%) Java
8 234 (17.84%) Finance
9 227 (17.30%) .NET
10 204 (15.55%) Microsoft
11 200 (15.24%) JavaScript
12 197 (15.02%) HTML
13 192 (14.63%) Software Testing
14 181 (13.80%) Test Automation
15 175 (13.34%) ISEB
15 175 (13.34%) Linux
16 169 (12.88%) SDLC
17 164 (12.50%) ISTQB
17 164 (12.50%) Test Scripting
18 161 (12.27%) Regression Testing
19 160 (12.20%) TDD
20 156 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
21 150 (11.43%) Project Management
22 143 (10.90%) BDD
23 138 (10.52%) Python
24 137 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
25 135 (10.29%) Computer Science
26 134 (10.21%) User Acceptance Testing
27 129 (9.83%) SQL Server
28 128 (9.76%) CSS

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 59 (4.50%) Apache
2 37 (2.82%) CMS
3 24 (1.83%) Confluence
4 22 (1.68%) nginx
5 21 (1.60%) Drupal
6 17 (1.30%) Eucalyptus
6 17 (1.30%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.22%) SharePoint
7 16 (1.22%) WordPress
8 15 (1.14%) IIS
9 14 (1.07%) WebSphere
9 14 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (0.91%) SAS
11 9 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.61%) Jetty
13 6 (0.46%) Alfresco
13 6 (0.46%) JBoss
14 5 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.38%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.38%) Umbraco
Applications
1 122 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 37 (2.82%) MS Office
3 28 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (1.83%) MS Project
5 21 (1.60%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.07%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.38%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.30%) FrameMaker
9 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.076%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 11 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.53%) Magento
4 6 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.46%) Cognos Controller
4 6 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.23%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.23%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.23%) SAP FSCM
5 3 (0.23%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.23%) SAP PP
5 3 (0.23%) SAP PS
5 3 (0.23%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.15%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 2 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 59 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (4.19%) SaaS
3 43 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.91%) PaaS
6 10 (0.76%) IaaS
7 6 (0.46%) GitHub
8 5 (0.38%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.38%) Taleo
9 3 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.23%) Route 53
9 3 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.15%) Office 365
11 1 (0.076%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.076%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 31 (2.36%) Internet
3 23 (1.75%) Firewall
4 22 (1.68%) VPN
5 20 (1.52%) Wireless
6 16 (1.22%) BGP
6 16 (1.22%) DNS
6 16 (1.22%) MPLS
6 16 (1.22%) SNMP
7 15 (1.14%) HTTP
8 9 (0.69%) Broadband
9 7 (0.53%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.46%) VoIP
11 5 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (0.38%) FTP
11 5 (0.38%) LTE
12 4 (0.30%) SSL
13 2 (0.15%) Intranet
13 2 (0.15%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 119 (9.07%) MySQL
3 47 (3.58%) MongoDB
4 41 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 19 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (1.37%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (0.91%) Big Data
8 12 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (0.76%) Data Mining
11 8 (0.61%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.53%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.46%) DB2
13 6 (0.46%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 326 (24.85%) Selenium
2 112 (8.54%) JIRA
3 111 (8.46%) WebDriver
4 105 (8.00%) Jenkins
5 93 (7.09%) Cucumber
6 92 (7.01%) Git (software)
7 79 (6.02%) Visual Studio
8 76 (5.79%) Subversion
9 70 (5.34%) SoapUI
10 69 (5.26%) JMeter
11 48 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
12 45 (3.43%) SpecFlow
13 39 (2.97%) HP UFT
14 37 (2.82%) JUnit
15 33 (2.52%) Maven
16 30 (2.29%) PHPUnit
17 27 (2.06%) Ant
18 26 (1.98%) TestNG
19 23 (1.75%) Gradle
20 21 (1.60%) Hudson
General
1 234 (17.84%) Finance
2 95 (7.24%) Telecoms
3 80 (6.10%) Retail
4 64 (4.88%) Marketing
5 53 (4.04%) Banking
6 23 (1.75%) Back Office
7 21 (1.60%) Publishing
8 15 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.07%) Electronics
10 10 (0.76%) Billing
10 10 (0.76%) Games
10 10 (0.76%) Legal
11 7 (0.53%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.53%) Automotive
11 7 (0.53%) iGaming
12 6 (0.46%) Law
12 6 (0.46%) Local Government
13 5 (0.38%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.38%) French Language
13 5 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 285 (21.72%) Analyst
2 242 (18.45%) Developer
3 188 (14.33%) Tester
4 161 (12.27%) Test Analyst
5 129 (9.83%) QA Engineer
6 126 (9.60%) QA Tester
7 106 (8.08%) QA Analyst
8 94 (7.16%) Automation Tester
9 84 (6.40%) Automation Test Analyst
10 83 (6.33%) Test Engineer
11 79 (6.02%) QA Test Analyst
12 61 (4.65%) QA Automation Tester
13 53 (4.04%) Project Manager
14 51 (3.89%) .NET Developer
14 51 (3.89%) Architect
15 47 (3.58%) Business Analyst
15 47 (3.58%) QA Automation Analyst
16 44 (3.35%) QA Automation Engineer
16 44 (3.35%) QA Test Engineer
16 44 (3.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (17.30%) .NET
2 197 (15.02%) HTML
3 128 (9.76%) CSS
4 127 (9.68%) XML
5 126 (9.60%) Web Services
6 90 (6.86%) jQuery
7 82 (6.25%) ASP.NET
8 65 (4.95%) SOAP
9 62 (4.73%) JSON
10 60 (4.57%) REST
11 59 (4.50%) Ajax
11 59 (4.50%) LAMP
12 48 (3.66%) Spring
13 45 (3.43%) HTML5
14 37 (2.82%) AngularJS
15 35 (2.67%) CSS3
16 33 (2.52%) RESTful
17 32 (2.44%) Hibernate
17 32 (2.44%) JMS
18 28 (2.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 156 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
2 135 (10.29%) Computer Science
3 49 (3.73%) Mobile App
4 48 (3.66%) Data Centre
5 37 (2.82%) User Experience
6 31 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 25 (1.91%) Client/Server
9 24 (1.83%) Mathematics
10 23 (1.75%) Management Information System
11 22 (1.68%) iPad
12 17 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
12 17 (1.30%) Virtual Team
13 13 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
14 10 (0.76%) Visualisation
14 10 (0.76%) Wiki
15 9 (0.69%) EPoS
15 9 (0.69%) Social Network
15 9 (0.69%) Statistics
16 6 (0.46%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 175 (13.34%) Linux
2 107 (8.16%) Windows
3 73 (5.56%) Unix
4 31 (2.36%) Apple iOS
5 27 (2.06%) Android
5 27 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (1.52%) CentOS
7 8 (0.61%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.61%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.53%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.53%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.46%) Solaris
9 6 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.076%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.076%) VMS
12 1 (0.076%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.076%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 680 (51.83%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (23.48%) Scrum
3 192 (14.63%) Software Testing
4 181 (13.80%) Test Automation
5 169 (12.88%) SDLC
6 164 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 161 (12.27%) Regression Testing
8 160 (12.20%) TDD
9 150 (11.43%) Project Management
10 143 (10.90%) BDD
11 137 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
12 134 (10.21%) User Acceptance Testing
13 123 (9.38%) Automated Testing
14 122 (9.30%) Software Engineering
15 107 (8.16%) Functional Testing
16 104 (7.93%) Manual Testing
16 104 (7.93%) Test Strategy
17 101 (7.70%) Continuous Improvement
18 90 (6.86%) Automation Testing
18 90 (6.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 319 (24.31%) SQL
2 279 (21.27%) C#
3 269 (20.50%) Java
4 200 (15.24%) JavaScript
5 138 (10.52%) Python
6 116 (8.84%) PHP
7 104 (7.93%) Ruby
8 71 (5.41%) Perl
9 60 (4.57%) C++
10 45 (3.43%) C
11 43 (3.28%) Bash Shell
12 36 (2.74%) Groovy
13 34 (2.59%) T-SQL
14 28 (2.13%) VB
15 24 (1.83%) VB.NET
16 22 (1.68%) PL/SQL
17 21 (1.60%) PowerShell
18 20 (1.52%) Shell Script
19 15 (1.14%) VBScript
20 9 (0.69%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 287 (21.88%) Degree
2 175 (13.34%) ISEB
3 164 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 77 (5.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 40 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (2.67%) CCNP
7 17 (1.30%) PMI Certification
8 16 (1.22%) CCDP
8 16 (1.22%) CCIE
9 15 (1.14%) PMP
10 14 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 13 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 13 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 13 (0.99%) Security Cleared
12 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.69%) MBA
13 9 (0.69%) SC Cleared
14 6 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.38%) CCNA
15 5 (0.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.73%) SLA
2 22 (1.68%) ISO 9001
3 18 (1.37%) ISO 14001
4 9 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.53%) ISO 9000
5 7 (0.53%) ISO22301
5 7 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.38%) SDET
7 4 (0.30%) COBIT
7 4 (0.30%) HL7
7 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
8 2 (0.15%) EFQM
8 2 (0.15%) ISO13485
8 2 (0.15%) TickIT
9 1 (0.076%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.076%) COSO
9 1 (0.076%) GAMP
9 1 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (1.30%) GlusterFS
2 17 (1.30%) Varnish
3 12 (0.91%) vSphere
4 7 (0.53%) Docker
5 6 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.38%) BlackBerry Internet Service
6 5 (0.38%) vCloud
6 5 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.23%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.23%) Firmware
8 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.076%) HDFS
9 1 (0.076%) KVM
9 1 (0.076%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (2.44%) Puppet
2 30 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (1.45%) Nagios
5 17 (1.30%) Cacti
5 17 (1.30%) Ganglia
5 17 (1.30%) OpenView
5 17 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (0.46%) SCCM
7 5 (0.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 5 (0.38%) WSUS
7 5 (0.38%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.30%) Ansible
9 3 (0.23%) Graylog
9 3 (0.23%) Kibana
9 3 (0.23%) logstash
10 1 (0.076%) Grafana
10 1 (0.076%) Graphite
10 1 (0.076%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 204 (15.55%) Microsoft
2 79 (6.02%) Oracle
3 53 (4.04%) Cisco
4 52 (3.96%) SAP
5 31 (2.36%) VMware
6 27 (2.06%) Atlassian
7 25 (1.91%) Sophos
8 22 (1.68%) Adobe
9 21 (1.60%) Avaya
10 18 (1.37%) HP
10 18 (1.37%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.37%) Splunk
11 17 (1.30%) BMC
11 17 (1.30%) IBM
11 17 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
12 16 (1.22%) Mitel
13 14 (1.07%) Ericsson
13 14 (1.07%) Nokia
14 13 (0.99%) Huawei
14 13 (0.99%) Nortel
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Flexible working hours, remote wor
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Michael Page International
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Awesome Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £35k plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, life cover plus others
Posted: 2 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £51k plus excellent bens
Posted: Yesterday
Thame, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Omni RMS
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Great Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Pension, Medical + More
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-40k
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Great package
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits 25 days holiday, Pension, Private
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Avios
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 10 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Kineo
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + 15% bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + Private Health, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago