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

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 60 77
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 895 917 862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 4.84% 4.45% 3.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.52% 36.84% 32.28%
Number of salaries quoted 692 754 660
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
2520 2489 2670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 13.62% 12.08% 11.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1994 1967 2055
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 27 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 27 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 +8 240 £50,000 - 27
Hampshire +10 182 £43,750 +2.94% 16
Surrey -6 173 £45,000 - 22
Oxfordshire +23 98 £45,000 +3.44% 7
East Sussex -3 61 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +26 57 £36,000 -10.00% 6
West Sussex +2 55 £40,000 -15.78% 3
Kent +4 22 £45,000 +17.64% 3
Middlesex +8 5 £40,500 -35.20% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 897 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
2 501 (28.91%) SQL
3 498 (28.74%) Java
4 454 (26.20%) Finance
5 434 (25.04%) Degree
6 414 (23.89%) C#
7 367 (21.18%) Selenium
8 353 (20.37%) Microsoft
9 308 (17.77%) SDLC
10 307 (17.71%) Scrum
11 304 (17.54%) JavaScript
12 303 (17.48%) HTML
13 279 (16.10%) .NET
14 273 (15.75%) Computer Science
15 260 (15.00%) Windows
16 247 (14.25%) SQL Server
17 232 (13.39%) Linux
18 224 (12.93%) Oracle
19 215 (12.41%) Web Services
19 215 (12.41%) TDD
20 213 (12.29%) Regression Testing
21 211 (12.18%) Python
22 208 (12.00%) Test Automation
23 207 (11.94%) ISTQB
24 200 (11.54%) CSS
25 199 (11.48%) ISEB
26 198 (11.43%) XML
27 192 (11.08%) Unit Testing
28 190 (10.96%) Software Testing
29 179 (10.33%) JIRA

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 50 (2.89%) CMS
2 47 (2.71%) WebSphere
3 46 (2.65%) IIS
4 40 (2.31%) Tomcat
5 39 (2.25%) SharePoint
6 26 (1.50%) Apache
7 23 (1.33%) Node.js
8 21 (1.21%) Confluence
9 19 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
10 17 (0.98%) Umbraco
11 15 (0.87%) CICS
12 11 (0.63%) Drupal
12 11 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.46%) GeoServer
13 8 (0.46%) JBoss
13 8 (0.46%) Oracle Spatial
13 8 (0.46%) Skype for Business
14 7 (0.40%) ColdFusion
14 7 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 155 (8.94%) MS Excel
2 65 (3.75%) MS Office
3 24 (1.38%) MS Project
4 21 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (1.04%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.23%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.12%) InDesign
9 2 (0.12%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 33 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 20 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 6 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.23%) Magento
7 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.12%) BASE24
8 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.12%) VisionPLUS
8 2 (0.12%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.058%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.058%) Primavera
9 1 (0.058%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.058%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.058%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 89 (5.14%) SaaS
2 51 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.15%) GitHub
4 17 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.69%) Office 365
6 11 (0.63%) OpenShift
7 10 (0.58%) PaaS
8 5 (0.29%) Taleo
9 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.23%) Dropbox
9 4 (0.23%) Google Drive
10 3 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.17%) IaaS
11 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.12%) Sage Pay
12 1 (0.058%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.058%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.058%) Boomi
12 1 (0.058%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.058%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.77%) Firewall
2 35 (2.02%) IPv4
3 34 (1.96%) HTTP
3 34 (1.96%) Internet
4 32 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 26 (1.50%) VoIP
6 19 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
6 19 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
7 18 (1.04%) SAN
8 16 (0.92%) SMTP
9 15 (0.87%) DNS
10 13 (0.75%) HTTPS
10 13 (0.75%) NAS
10 13 (0.75%) SSL
10 13 (0.75%) Wireshark
11 12 (0.69%) IMAP
12 9 (0.52%) Intranet
12 9 (0.52%) LAN
12 9 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (0.46%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 85 (4.90%) MySQL
3 81 (4.67%) Relational Database
4 69 (3.98%) NoSQL
5 66 (3.81%) MongoDB
5 66 (3.81%) Oracle Database
6 46 (2.65%) Big Data
7 42 (2.42%) RDBMS
8 38 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
9 34 (1.96%) DB2
10 32 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
11 29 (1.67%) Data Mining
12 25 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
13 17 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (0.87%) GIS
15 14 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
16 13 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 11 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
18 10 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
18 10 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 367 (21.18%) Selenium
2 179 (10.33%) JIRA
3 149 (8.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 131 (7.56%) Jenkins
5 121 (6.98%) WebDriver
6 112 (6.46%) Visual Studio
7 101 (5.83%) Cucumber
8 100 (5.77%) Git (software)
9 74 (4.27%) JUnit
10 67 (3.87%) HP UFT
11 63 (3.64%) NUnit
12 54 (3.12%) SoapUI
12 54 (3.12%) Subversion
13 53 (3.06%) Maven
14 52 (3.00%) JMeter
15 34 (1.96%) SpecFlow
16 31 (1.79%) Rhino Mocks
17 28 (1.62%) Gradle
18 26 (1.50%) Selenium IDE
19 24 (1.38%) TeamCity
General
1 454 (26.20%) Finance
2 156 (9.00%) Telecoms
3 79 (4.56%) Banking
4 73 (4.21%) Retail
5 68 (3.92%) Marketing
6 54 (3.12%) Manufacturing
7 36 (2.08%) Electronics
8 31 (1.79%) Back Office
9 28 (1.62%) Aerospace
10 26 (1.50%) Publishing
11 18 (1.04%) Local Government
12 17 (0.98%) Games
13 14 (0.81%) Automotive
14 12 (0.69%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.69%) Law
15 11 (0.63%) Front Office
16 8 (0.46%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.29%) Multimedia
18 4 (0.23%) Advertising
18 4 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 339 (19.56%) Developer
2 330 (19.04%) Analyst
3 266 (15.35%) Tester
4 192 (11.08%) QA Engineer
5 184 (10.62%) Test Analyst
6 170 (9.81%) QA Tester
7 135 (7.79%) QA Analyst
8 127 (7.33%) Test Engineer
9 108 (6.23%) Automation Tester
10 105 (6.06%) QA Test Analyst
11 100 (5.77%) C# Developer
12 94 (5.42%) QA Test Engineer
13 88 (5.08%) Architect
14 86 (4.96%) Software Developer
15 84 (4.85%) Project Manager
16 79 (4.56%) Java Engineer
17 78 (4.50%) Software Engineer
18 75 (4.33%) Automation Test Analyst
19 74 (4.27%) Senior Developer
20 73 (4.21%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (17.48%) HTML
2 279 (16.10%) .NET
3 215 (12.41%) Web Services
4 200 (11.54%) CSS
5 198 (11.43%) XML
6 130 (7.50%) Spring
7 128 (7.39%) SOAP
8 122 (7.04%) jQuery
9 121 (6.98%) HTML5
10 112 (6.46%) Ajax
11 103 (5.94%) REST
12 97 (5.60%) ASP.NET
13 81 (4.67%) J2EE
14 76 (4.39%) JSON
15 60 (3.46%) RESTful
16 56 (3.23%) AngularJS
17 55 (3.17%) CSS3
18 51 (2.94%) Middleware
19 49 (2.83%) Java EE
20 46 (2.65%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 273 (15.75%) Computer Science
2 164 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 89 (5.14%) Mathematics
5 77 (4.44%) Data Centre
6 63 (3.64%) User Experience
7 50 (2.89%) Mainframe
8 45 (2.60%) Mobile App
9 43 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
10 31 (1.79%) PMI
10 31 (1.79%) Reinsurance
11 25 (1.44%) Statistics
12 22 (1.27%) Data Structures
13 19 (1.10%) Algorithms
13 19 (1.10%) EMC VNX
14 16 (0.92%) Client/Server
14 16 (0.92%) Social Media
15 15 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 15 (0.87%) VSAM
16 14 (0.81%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 260 (15.00%) Windows
2 232 (13.39%) Linux
3 118 (6.81%) Unix
4 46 (2.65%) Windows Server
5 30 (1.73%) Android
5 30 (1.73%) Solaris
6 22 (1.27%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.15%) CentOS
8 15 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.52%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.46%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.29%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.29%) Windows NT
11 5 (0.29%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.23%) VMS
12 4 (0.23%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.23%) zOS
13 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 897 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (17.77%) SDLC
3 307 (17.71%) Scrum
4 215 (12.41%) TDD
5 213 (12.29%) Regression Testing
6 208 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 192 (11.08%) Unit Testing
8 190 (10.96%) Software Testing
9 173 (9.98%) Software Engineering
10 170 (9.81%) Automated Testing
11 164 (9.46%) Project Management
12 160 (9.23%) Functional Testing
13 158 (9.12%) User Acceptance Testing
14 156 (9.00%) Continuous Improvement
15 155 (8.94%) BDD
16 146 (8.42%) Manual Testing
17 143 (8.25%) OO
18 139 (8.02%) Automation Testing
19 136 (7.85%) Test Scripting
20 130 (7.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 501 (28.91%) SQL
2 498 (28.74%) Java
3 414 (23.89%) C#
4 304 (17.54%) JavaScript
5 211 (12.18%) Python
6 169 (9.75%) C++
7 100 (5.77%) Perl
8 93 (5.37%) PHP
9 91 (5.25%) Ruby
10 55 (3.17%) PL/SQL
11 53 (3.06%) C
12 49 (2.83%) Shell Script
13 46 (2.65%) VB.NET
14 36 (2.08%) Groovy
15 31 (1.79%) Bash Shell
16 26 (1.50%) PowerShell
17 23 (1.33%) COBOL
18 22 (1.27%) VB
19 20 (1.15%) T-SQL
20 19 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 434 (25.04%) Degree
2 207 (11.94%) ISTQB
3 199 (11.48%) ISEB
4 56 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 48 (2.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 37 (2.14%) PMI Certification
7 17 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 14 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (0.58%) CCNP
10 10 (0.58%) SC Cleared
11 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.40%) CCNA
13 6 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.35%) PMP
13 6 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.29%) CISSP
15 4 (0.23%) CITP
15 4 (0.23%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (1.79%) ISO 9001
2 23 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (1.33%) SLA
3 21 (1.21%) ISO22301
4 18 (1.04%) ISO 14001
5 14 (0.81%) GAMP
6 8 (0.46%) COBIT
7 7 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.40%) ISO 9000
7 7 (0.40%) SDET
8 5 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.23%) ARP4761
9 4 (0.23%) COSO
9 4 (0.23%) DO-254
9 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.12%) ISO13485
11 1 (0.058%) GAAP
11 1 (0.058%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.058%) ISO 14000
11 1 (0.058%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 40 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (1.90%) VMware ESX
3 21 (1.21%) Active Directory
4 20 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.10%) vSphere
6 14 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.69%) Docker
8 9 (0.52%) Firmware
9 6 (0.35%) Squid
10 5 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.29%) XenApp
11 4 (0.23%) HDFS
12 2 (0.12%) GlusterFS
12 2 (0.12%) Varnish
13 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.058%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.058%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.058%) Xen
Systems Management
1 74 (4.27%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.38%) SCCM
4 20 (1.15%) Puppet
5 19 (1.10%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 19 (1.10%) WSUS
6 13 (0.75%) Ansible
6 13 (0.75%) Perfmon
7 5 (0.29%) AppDNA
8 3 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
9 2 (0.12%) Cacti
9 2 (0.12%) Ganglia
9 2 (0.12%) Nagios
9 2 (0.12%) OpenView
9 2 (0.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.058%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 353 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 224 (12.93%) Oracle
3 76 (4.39%) Sophos
4 65 (3.75%) HP
5 53 (3.06%) VMware
6 45 (2.60%) SAP
7 44 (2.54%) IBM
8 41 (2.37%) TOWER Software
9 40 (2.31%) BMC
9 40 (2.31%) Cisco
10 38 (2.19%) Red Hat
11 33 (1.90%) Remedy
12 26 (1.50%) EMC
12 26 (1.50%) Twitter
13 21 (1.21%) Telerik
14 19 (1.10%) Qualys
14 19 (1.10%) Rally
15 16 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
16 15 (0.87%) Citrix
17 13 (0.75%) CA
Woking, Surrey
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Canterbury, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £17,000 per annum with payment review after 6 months
Posted: 21 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Quant Capital
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Health/Life Insurance, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Training and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Share Options, Pension, Health
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: £25,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Weybridge, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
THE PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE CO LT
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago