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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 71 75
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 932 863 836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 4.34% 3.68% 3.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.35% 34.70% 38.03%
Number of salaries quoted 760 649 725
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.79% -
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
2495 2487 2198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 11.63% 10.62% 9.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1976 1899 1773
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +7 280 £47,500 +5.55% 39
Surrey +1 221 £45,000 -5.26% 25
Hampshire +29 144 £43,500 +20.83% 17
East Sussex +33 83 £52,500 +61.53% 3
Oxfordshire -13 67 £40,000 +6.66% 22
Buckinghamshire 0 54 £45,000 +21.62% 6
West Sussex +23 46 £47,500 -13.63% 4
Kent -12 28 £32,500 -27.77% 8
Middlesex +6 3 £62,500 -5.66%
Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Thames Valley - 1 £29,500 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 753 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 408 (24.33%) SQL
3 400 (23.85%) Finance
4 398 (23.73%) Degree
5 369 (22.00%) Java
6 332 (19.80%) Microsoft
7 326 (19.44%) C#
8 319 (19.02%) Selenium
9 295 (17.59%) Scrum
10 286 (17.05%) SQL Server
11 272 (16.22%) .NET
12 263 (15.68%) JavaScript
13 252 (15.03%) Software Testing
14 244 (14.55%) HTML
15 240 (14.31%) Test Automation
16 228 (13.60%) Software Engineering
17 221 (13.18%) Automated Testing
18 209 (12.46%) Test Scripting
19 207 (12.34%) User Acceptance Testing
20 202 (12.05%) Windows
21 193 (11.51%) XML
22 192 (11.45%) MS Excel
23 191 (11.39%) Web Services
24 182 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
25 180 (10.73%) CSS
26 179 (10.67%) ISEB
27 177 (10.55%) TDD
28 176 (10.49%) Project Management
29 172 (10.26%) Computer Science
30 170 (10.14%) Oracle

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 59 (3.52%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.09%) Apache
3 34 (2.03%) CMS
4 33 (1.97%) IIS
5 30 (1.79%) Tomcat
6 25 (1.49%) Drupal
7 18 (1.07%) Oracle Service Bus
8 17 (1.01%) Confluence
8 17 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (0.60%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.60%) SAS
10 8 (0.48%) Node.js
11 7 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.42%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.36%) MS Project Server
12 6 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.30%) Jetty
14 4 (0.24%) ColdFusion
14 4 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 192 (11.45%) MS Excel
2 62 (3.70%) MS Office
3 51 (3.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 43 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.49%) MS Project
6 17 (1.01%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.48%) FrameMaker
8 7 (0.42%) AutoCAD
8 7 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.30%) Mingle
10 4 (0.24%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.24%) SPSS
11 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.060%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 17 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.12%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.12%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.12%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.12%) Magento
6 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.060%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 81 (4.83%) SaaS
2 15 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.30%) Office 365
5 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.18%) PaaS
7 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.12%) Basecamp
7 2 (0.12%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.060%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.060%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.52%) Wireless
2 35 (2.09%) Internet
2 35 (2.09%) TCP/IP
3 25 (1.49%) LTE
4 21 (1.25%) GSM
5 18 (1.07%) UMTS
6 17 (1.01%) DNS
6 17 (1.01%) Firewall
7 16 (0.95%) RNC
7 16 (0.95%) 2G
7 16 (0.95%) WiMAX
7 16 (0.95%) 3G
8 15 (0.89%) Intranet
8 15 (0.89%) Network Security
9 14 (0.83%) HTTP
9 14 (0.83%) HTTPS
9 14 (0.83%) SAN
9 14 (0.83%) VoIP
10 13 (0.78%) Radio Access Network
11 12 (0.72%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 106 (6.32%) MySQL
3 84 (5.01%) Relational Database
4 67 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 63 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 58 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
7 53 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 51 (3.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 41 (2.44%) NoSQL
10 38 (2.27%) Big Data
11 37 (2.21%) Oracle Database
12 32 (1.91%) RDBMS
13 25 (1.49%) MS Access
14 24 (1.43%) MongoDB
14 24 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
15 17 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
15 17 (1.01%) SQL CLR
16 16 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 15 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
18 10 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 319 (19.02%) Selenium
2 138 (8.23%) WebDriver
3 110 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 101 (6.02%) Visual Studio
5 97 (5.78%) JIRA
6 91 (5.43%) Jenkins
7 87 (5.19%) QuickTest Pro
8 65 (3.88%) JMeter
9 61 (3.64%) Git (software)
10 56 (3.34%) Subversion
11 50 (2.98%) SoapUI
12 41 (2.44%) Eclipse
13 35 (2.09%) NUnit
13 35 (2.09%) Cucumber
14 33 (1.97%) LoadRunner
15 32 (1.91%) FitNesse
16 30 (1.79%) WatiN
17 27 (1.61%) Rhino Mocks
18 25 (1.49%) Maven
19 19 (1.13%) InstallShield
General
1 400 (23.85%) Finance
2 134 (7.99%) Telecoms
3 110 (6.56%) Marketing
4 97 (5.78%) Retail
5 80 (4.77%) Banking
6 42 (2.50%) Legal
7 39 (2.33%) Advertising
8 32 (1.91%) Billing
9 30 (1.79%) Aerospace
10 29 (1.73%) Manufacturing
11 24 (1.43%) Automotive
12 21 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.72%) Games
14 9 (0.54%) Publishing
14 9 (0.54%) Electronics
15 7 (0.42%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.42%) Front Office
16 6 (0.36%) Back Office
16 6 (0.36%) Law
16 6 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 368 (21.94%) Analyst
2 291 (17.35%) Developer
3 224 (13.36%) QA Engineer
4 189 (11.27%) Tester
5 175 (10.44%) Test Analyst
6 124 (7.39%) Test Engineer
7 122 (7.27%) QA Analyst
8 116 (6.92%) Software Engineer
9 84 (5.01%) QA Tester
10 78 (4.65%) Software Tester
10 78 (4.65%) Junior
11 74 (4.41%) Test Manager
12 72 (4.29%) Senior Developer
13 69 (4.11%) Consultant
14 66 (3.94%) Business Analyst
15 62 (3.70%) Project Manager
15 62 (3.70%) Software Developer
16 57 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
17 47 (2.80%) Test Leader
18 45 (2.68%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (16.22%) .NET
2 244 (14.55%) HTML
3 193 (11.51%) XML
4 191 (11.39%) Web Services
5 180 (10.73%) CSS
6 111 (6.62%) jQuery
7 103 (6.14%) ASP.NET
8 98 (5.84%) Ajax
9 93 (5.55%) HTML5
10 69 (4.11%) Spring
10 69 (4.11%) SOAP
11 64 (3.82%) REST
12 53 (3.16%) LAMP
13 50 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC
14 49 (2.92%) JSON
15 47 (2.80%) .NET Framework
16 42 (2.50%) Hibernate
16 42 (2.50%) J2EE
17 41 (2.44%) CSS3
18 34 (2.03%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 182 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
2 172 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 78 (4.65%) Open Source
3 78 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
4 55 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 52 (3.10%) User Experience
6 35 (2.09%) Data Integration
7 33 (1.97%) Mobile App
7 33 (1.97%) Mathematics
8 24 (1.43%) Social Media
9 17 (1.01%) PMI
10 16 (0.95%) Replication
10 16 (0.95%) Data Structures
11 15 (0.89%) Algorithms
11 15 (0.89%) Visualisation
12 13 (0.78%) Clustering
12 13 (0.78%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.66%) Digital Media
13 11 (0.66%) Wiki
14 8 (0.48%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 202 (12.05%) Windows
2 156 (9.30%) Linux
3 117 (6.98%) UNIX
4 25 (1.49%) Solaris
5 22 (1.31%) Android
6 16 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 15 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.60%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.42%) AIX
10 6 (0.36%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.24%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.24%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.060%) openSUSE
14 1 (0.060%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.060%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.060%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 753 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (17.59%) Scrum
3 252 (15.03%) Software Testing
4 240 (14.31%) Test Automation
5 228 (13.60%) Software Engineering
6 221 (13.18%) Automated Testing
7 209 (12.46%) Test Scripting
8 207 (12.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 177 (10.55%) TDD
10 176 (10.49%) Project Management
11 157 (9.36%) Automation Testing
12 127 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
13 125 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
14 120 (7.16%) Test Strategy
15 116 (6.92%) Regression Testing
16 115 (6.86%) Waterfall
17 114 (6.80%) Manual Testing
18 106 (6.32%) OO
18 106 (6.32%) Mentoring
19 104 (6.20%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 408 (24.33%) SQL
2 369 (22.00%) Java
3 326 (19.44%) C#
4 263 (15.68%) JavaScript
5 132 (7.87%) PHP
6 81 (4.83%) Python
7 78 (4.65%) Ruby
8 72 (4.29%) C++
9 61 (3.64%) Perl
10 52 (3.10%) C
11 51 (3.04%) T-SQL
12 34 (2.03%) VB
13 25 (1.49%) PL/SQL
14 22 (1.31%) VB.NET
14 22 (1.31%) Shell Script
15 17 (1.01%) VBScript
16 12 (0.72%) VBA
16 12 (0.72%) Objective-C
17 10 (0.60%) PowerShell
18 8 (0.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 398 (23.73%) Degree
2 179 (10.67%) ISEB
3 167 (9.96%) ISTQB
4 66 (3.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 53 (3.16%) Security Cleared
6 33 (1.97%) SC Cleared
7 26 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (1.19%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 12 (0.72%) RHCE
12 11 (0.66%) HND
13 9 (0.54%) PMP
13 9 (0.54%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.42%) MCP
14 7 (0.42%) AAT
15 6 (0.36%) APMP
15 6 (0.36%) MCSE
16 5 (0.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.03%) SLA
2 16 (0.95%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.54%) Solvency II
4 9 (0.54%) ISO 9000
5 7 (0.42%) TickIT
6 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.18%) P3O
7 2 (0.12%) HL7
7 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.060%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.060%) COBIT
8 1 (0.060%) BS7799
System Software
1 20 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 11 (0.66%) KVM
4 7 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.42%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.36%) vSphere
5 6 (0.36%) Varnish
6 5 (0.30%) Xen
7 3 (0.18%) NFS
7 3 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.12%) Ceph
8 2 (0.12%) GlusterFS
8 2 (0.12%) XenServer
9 1 (0.060%) UAG
9 1 (0.060%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.060%) Docker
Systems Management
1 85 (5.07%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.78%) Puppet
3 8 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (0.42%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.30%) Nagios
5 5 (0.30%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.18%) cPanel
7 2 (0.12%) Icinga
7 2 (0.12%) Foglight
7 2 (0.12%) OPNET
7 2 (0.12%) OpenView
7 2 (0.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.12%) Cacti
7 2 (0.12%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.060%) SCCM
8 1 (0.060%) SCOM
8 1 (0.060%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.060%) collectd
Vendors
1 332 (19.80%) Microsoft
2 170 (10.14%) Oracle
3 103 (6.14%) HP
4 44 (2.62%) SAP
5 36 (2.15%) Red Hat
6 31 (1.85%) IBM
7 26 (1.55%) VMware
8 23 (1.37%) Sitecore
8 23 (1.37%) TOWER Software
9 20 (1.19%) Ericsson
9 20 (1.19%) Nokia
9 20 (1.19%) Nortel
10 18 (1.07%) Business Objects
11 17 (1.01%) Zend
12 13 (0.78%) Tableau
13 12 (0.72%) Twitter
13 12 (0.72%) EMC
14 11 (0.66%) Sun
15 10 (0.60%) Cisco
15 10 (0.60%) BMC
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + BENS
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50-60k DOE
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 plus benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hampshire
Annapurna
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Healthcare, Life Insurance
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Life Cover, Private Medic
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 Per Annum + great benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum £30,000 - £40,000 + Bonu
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + 10% OT Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago