The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 15 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sussex 9.68% 7.53% 1.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 100.00% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 0
Average salary - £50,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
QA
South East

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 Sussex region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sussex 9.68% 7.53% 6.35%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 3
Average salary - £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

QA
Salary Trend in Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Sussex region.

QA Salary Trend in Sussex

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sussex

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Sussex 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 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Ruby
2 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
2 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
3 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
3 4 (57.14%) Gherkin
3 4 (57.14%) GitHub
3 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
3 4 (57.14%) Open Source
3 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
3 4 (57.14%) Blog
3 4 (57.14%) WATIR
3 4 (57.14%) Benchmarking
3 4 (57.14%) ERP
3 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (57.14%) RDBMS
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 1 (14.29%) UX Design
5 1 (14.29%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (14.29%) SQLite
5 1 (14.29%) Firebug
5 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Hudson

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Sussex 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.

Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
1 4 (57.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) SQLite
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
1 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
2 4 (57.14%) Cucumber
2 4 (57.14%) WATIR
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) Firebug
4 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
4 1 (14.29%) Hudson
4 1 (14.29%) Mockito
4 1 (14.29%) Robolectric
4 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
4 1 (14.29%) EasyMock
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Quality Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Android Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) RoboSpice
2 1 (14.29%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Open Source
1 4 (57.14%) Blog
2 1 (14.29%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
3 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
3 4 (57.14%) Benchmarking
3 4 (57.14%) ERP
3 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) UX Design
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (14.29%) Android Development
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Ruby
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Dell