The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Tunbridge Wells region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 8 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tunbridge Wells 12.86% 3.70% 6.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.37% 50.00% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 6
Average salary £65,000 £30,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+116.66% -52.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
Kent

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 Tunbridge Wells region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Tunbridge Wells
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
19 12 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tunbridge Wells 27.14% 7.41% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 19 8 9
Average salary £65,000 £30,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+116.66% -52.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Tunbridge Wells

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Tunbridge Wells

QA
Salary Trend in Tunbridge Wells

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

QA Salary Trend in Tunbridge Wells

QA
Salary Histogram in Tunbridge Wells

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Tunbridge Wells region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Tunbridge Wells

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tunbridge Wells

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Tunbridge Wells 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 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) T-SQL
3 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) .NET
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (25.00%) VB
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) VB6
5 3 (25.00%) WinForms
5 3 (25.00%) Workflow
6 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 2 (16.67%) ISEB
7 1 (8.33%) MSMQ
7 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
7 1 (8.33%) HTML
7 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (8.33%) CSS

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Top Related IT Skills in Tunbridge Wells by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Tunbridge Wells 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.

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) Redis
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
1 1 (8.33%) Grunt
1 1 (8.33%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (8.33%) JSUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Tester
2 6 (50.00%) Test Manager
3 5 (41.67%) Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) QA Manager
4 4 (33.33%) Software Tester
5 3 (25.00%) Lead Tester
5 3 (25.00%) Team Leader
5 3 (25.00%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (8.33%) Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Web Applications Developer
6 1 (8.33%) QA Test Manager
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (25.00%) WinForms
3 1 (8.33%) MSMQ
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
3 1 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (8.33%) Sass
3 1 (8.33%) LESS
3 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (8.33%) SignalR
3 1 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (8.33%) Dapper ORM
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Software Testing
2 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (8.33%) MVVM
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) T-SQL
3 3 (25.00%) VB
3 3 (25.00%) VB6
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix