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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / South East
Rank 69 62 86
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +24
Permanent jobs citing QA 600 841 705
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.99% 4.31% 3.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.20% 33.82% 30.41%
Number of salaries quoted 492 686 559
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,900 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
1613 2487 2318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 10.74% 12.75% 11.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1340 2082 1774
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +9.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +21 139 £54,000 -1.81% 28
Surrey -12 106 £50,000 -4.76% 19
Oxfordshire +13 98 £45,000 +4.65% 9
Hampshire -21 74 £44,750 +7.83% 15
East Sussex +4 59 £35,000 -7.89% 7
Buckinghamshire +17 52 £37,500 -16.66% 7
Kent -11 30 £42,000 -6.66% 4
West Sussex -19 29 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Middlesex +5 9 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Sussex 0 2 £58,750 -21.66%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 662 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
2 322 (25.39%) SQL
3 290 (22.87%) Scrum
4 276 (21.77%) C#
5 270 (21.29%) Selenium
6 266 (20.98%) Degree
7 256 (20.19%) .NET
8 240 (18.93%) Microsoft
9 233 (18.38%) Java
10 213 (16.80%) Finance
11 191 (15.06%) Software Testing
12 169 (13.33%) JavaScript
13 168 (13.25%) Test Scripting
14 167 (13.17%) HTML
15 164 (12.93%) TDD
16 160 (12.62%) Regression Testing
16 160 (12.62%) Linux
16 160 (12.62%) SDLC
17 153 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
17 153 (12.07%) SQL Server
18 152 (11.99%) BDD
19 150 (11.83%) Test Automation
20 147 (11.59%) Project Management
21 143 (11.28%) Computer Science
22 141 (11.12%) ISTQB
22 141 (11.12%) ISEB
23 134 (10.57%) Windows
24 132 (10.41%) MS Excel
25 131 (10.33%) Python
26 127 (10.02%) Continuous Integration

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 44 (3.47%) Apache
2 26 (2.05%) CMS
3 22 (1.74%) SharePoint
4 21 (1.66%) nginx
5 20 (1.58%) SAS
6 17 (1.34%) Confluence
7 16 (1.26%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.10%) Drupal
8 14 (1.10%) WordPress
9 13 (1.03%) WebSphere
9 13 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (0.95%) Eucalyptus
11 8 (0.63%) Jetty
12 7 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.55%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.47%) Alfresco
13 6 (0.47%) IIS
14 5 (0.39%) uWSGI
15 4 (0.32%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 132 (10.41%) MS Excel
2 35 (2.76%) MS Office
3 31 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (2.05%) MS Project
5 15 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 13 (1.03%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.32%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.32%) FrameMaker
7 4 (0.32%) Snagit
8 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.079%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 21 (1.66%) Magento
2 7 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.24%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.24%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.24%) SAP FSCM
6 3 (0.24%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.24%) SAP PP
6 3 (0.24%) SAP PS
6 3 (0.24%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.16%) Cognos Controller
7 2 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.16%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.16%) Towers Watson Igloo
7 2 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 60 (4.73%) SaaS
2 57 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.95%) PaaS
6 11 (0.87%) IaaS
7 5 (0.39%) GitHub
7 5 (0.39%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.32%) Office 365
9 3 (0.24%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.24%) Taleo
9 3 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.16%) Route 53
11 1 (0.079%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.079%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.52%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.58%) Firewall
2 20 (1.58%) Internet
3 18 (1.42%) HTTP
3 18 (1.42%) VPN
4 17 (1.34%) Wireless
5 10 (0.79%) DNS
5 10 (0.79%) MPLS
6 9 (0.71%) Broadband
7 8 (0.63%) BGP
7 8 (0.63%) SNMP
8 7 (0.55%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (0.47%) LTE
9 6 (0.47%) SMTP
10 5 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (0.32%) FTP
11 4 (0.32%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.24%) GSM
12 3 (0.24%) SSL
12 3 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 89 (7.02%) MySQL
3 39 (3.08%) MongoDB
4 32 (2.52%) NoSQL
5 22 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (1.42%) Big Data
9 17 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (1.18%) Relational Database
11 14 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (0.79%) SQLite
13 9 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.47%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.47%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.47%) Oracle Database
17 5 (0.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 270 (21.29%) Selenium
2 103 (8.12%) JIRA
3 97 (7.65%) Visual Studio
4 92 (7.26%) WebDriver
5 91 (7.18%) Git (software)
6 78 (6.15%) Jenkins
7 65 (5.13%) Cucumber
8 60 (4.73%) Subversion
9 56 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 47 (3.71%) JMeter
11 41 (3.23%) HP UFT
12 39 (3.08%) SpecFlow
13 36 (2.84%) SoapUI
14 24 (1.89%) PHPUnit
15 23 (1.81%) JUnit
16 18 (1.42%) Maven
17 17 (1.34%) TeamCity
17 17 (1.34%) TestNG
18 16 (1.26%) Gatling
18 16 (1.26%) TestComplete
General
1 213 (16.80%) Finance
2 81 (6.39%) Telecoms
3 66 (5.21%) Retail
4 62 (4.89%) Banking
5 58 (4.57%) Marketing
6 25 (1.97%) Publishing
7 18 (1.42%) Back Office
8 10 (0.79%) Electronics
8 10 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.71%) Billing
9 9 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.63%) Games
10 8 (0.63%) Legal
11 7 (0.55%) Multimedia
12 6 (0.47%) iGaming
12 6 (0.47%) Local Government
13 5 (0.39%) Advertising
13 5 (0.39%) French Language
13 5 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 285 (22.48%) Analyst
2 261 (20.58%) Developer
3 172 (13.56%) Test Analyst
4 150 (11.83%) Tester
5 141 (11.12%) QA Engineer
6 115 (9.07%) QA Tester
7 111 (8.75%) QA Analyst
8 87 (6.86%) QA Test Analyst
9 84 (6.62%) Test Engineer
10 70 (5.52%) Automation Test Analyst
11 65 (5.13%) Automation Tester
12 60 (4.73%) .NET Developer
13 59 (4.65%) C# Developer
14 54 (4.26%) QA Automation Engineer
15 51 (4.02%) QA Automation Tester
15 51 (4.02%) QA Test Engineer
16 44 (3.47%) Software Analyst
17 42 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
17 42 (3.31%) Project Manager
17 42 (3.31%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (20.19%) .NET
2 167 (13.17%) HTML
3 122 (9.62%) CSS
4 110 (8.68%) XML
5 93 (7.33%) Web Services
6 92 (7.26%) ASP.NET
7 74 (5.84%) jQuery
8 53 (4.18%) JSON
9 44 (3.47%) HTML5
10 43 (3.39%) LAMP
11 42 (3.31%) AngularJS
12 38 (3.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 38 (3.00%) SOAP
13 37 (2.92%) Ajax
14 34 (2.68%) CSS3
15 33 (2.60%) XSLT
16 32 (2.52%) REST
16 32 (2.52%) Spring
17 30 (2.37%) Middleware
18 28 (2.21%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 153 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 143 (11.28%) Computer Science
3 59 (4.65%) Mobile App
4 41 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 38 (3.00%) User Experience
6 30 (2.37%) Virtual Team
7 26 (2.05%) iPad
8 25 (1.97%) Management Information System
9 20 (1.58%) Client/Server
10 19 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.26%) Mathematics
12 14 (1.10%) Statistics
13 13 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
14 12 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
15 9 (0.71%) Informatics
16 8 (0.63%) EPoS
16 8 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 7 (0.55%) Blackberry
17 7 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
17 7 (0.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 160 (12.62%) Linux
2 134 (10.57%) Windows
3 66 (5.21%) Unix
4 45 (3.55%) Android
5 37 (2.92%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.10%) CentOS
8 12 (0.95%) Windows Server
9 10 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.71%) Windows XP
11 8 (0.63%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.63%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.47%) Debian
14 4 (0.32%) Solaris
15 3 (0.24%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
17 1 (0.079%) VMS
17 1 (0.079%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.079%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 662 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (22.87%) Scrum
3 191 (15.06%) Software Testing
4 168 (13.25%) Test Scripting
5 164 (12.93%) TDD
6 160 (12.62%) Regression Testing
6 160 (12.62%) SDLC
7 152 (11.99%) BDD
8 150 (11.83%) Test Automation
9 147 (11.59%) Project Management
10 127 (10.02%) Continuous Integration
11 125 (9.86%) Automated Testing
12 124 (9.78%) Software Engineering
13 114 (8.99%) User Acceptance Testing
14 103 (8.12%) Manual Testing
15 97 (7.65%) Continuous Improvement
16 96 (7.57%) Functional Testing
17 95 (7.49%) Test Strategy
18 94 (7.41%) Integration Testing
19 90 (7.10%) OO
Programming Languages
1 322 (25.39%) SQL
2 276 (21.77%) C#
3 233 (18.38%) Java
4 169 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 131 (10.33%) Python
6 93 (7.33%) PHP
7 80 (6.31%) Ruby
8 61 (4.81%) C++
9 51 (4.02%) Perl
10 40 (3.15%) C
11 35 (2.76%) Bash Shell
12 31 (2.44%) T-SQL
13 26 (2.05%) PowerShell
14 25 (1.97%) PL/SQL
15 23 (1.81%) Shell Script
15 23 (1.81%) VB.NET
16 20 (1.58%) Groovy
16 20 (1.58%) VB
17 8 (0.63%) Korn
17 8 (0.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 266 (20.98%) Degree
2 141 (11.12%) ISEB
2 141 (11.12%) ISTQB
3 69 (5.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 28 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (1.66%) CCNP
6 16 (1.26%) MBA
7 15 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 11 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (0.79%) PMP
10 9 (0.71%) MCP
10 9 (0.71%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.71%) Security Cleared
11 8 (0.63%) CCDP
11 8 (0.63%) CCIE
11 8 (0.63%) SC Cleared
12 7 (0.55%) CCNA
12 7 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 7 (0.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.15%) SLA
2 23 (1.81%) ISO 9001
3 20 (1.58%) ISO 14001
4 10 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.79%) SDET
5 9 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.63%) ISO 9000
6 8 (0.63%) ISO22301
7 4 (0.32%) COBIT
7 4 (0.32%) HL7
7 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
8 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.16%) TickIT
10 1 (0.079%) COSO
10 1 (0.079%) EFQM
10 1 (0.079%) GAMP
10 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.95%) GlusterFS
2 12 (0.95%) Varnish
2 12 (0.95%) vSphere
3 8 (0.63%) Docker
4 7 (0.55%) BlackBerry Internet Service
5 6 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.39%) vCloud
7 4 (0.32%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.24%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.079%) HDFS
10 1 (0.079%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.079%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (2.44%) Puppet
2 22 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (1.10%) Nagios
5 12 (0.95%) Cacti
5 12 (0.95%) Ganglia
5 12 (0.95%) OpenView
5 12 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 8 (0.63%) SCCM
7 7 (0.55%) Ansible
8 5 (0.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 5 (0.39%) WSUS
9 3 (0.24%) Grafana
10 2 (0.16%) Graylog
10 2 (0.16%) Kibana
10 2 (0.16%) logstash
10 2 (0.16%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.079%) Graphite
11 1 (0.079%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 240 (18.93%) Microsoft
2 64 (5.05%) Oracle
3 55 (4.34%) SAP
4 45 (3.55%) Cisco
5 36 (2.84%) VMware
6 34 (2.68%) Sophos
7 29 (2.29%) HP
8 21 (1.66%) Red Hat
9 18 (1.42%) Adobe
10 17 (1.34%) Avaya
11 15 (1.18%) Atlassian
12 13 (1.03%) Splunk
13 12 (0.95%) BMC
13 12 (0.95%) Juniper
13 12 (0.95%) Nokia
13 12 (0.95%) Sun
14 10 (0.79%) Ericsson
14 10 (0.79%) Nortel
14 10 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.71%) Huawei
Brighton, East Sussex
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £42,000 to £52,000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Great package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £63k plus bonus plus bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-30,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, life cover plus others
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £42000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Private medical insurance
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Anthony James Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago