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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 41 31
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tunbridge Wells 1.04% 2.35% 1.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.50% 30.77% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 1
Average salary £50,000 £41,250 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% -0.60%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
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
8 13 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tunbridge Wells 8.33% 7.65% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 5
Average salary £70,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tunbridge Wells

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Degree
3 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
4 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 3 (27.27%) VB6
5 3 (27.27%) WinForms
5 3 (27.27%) Citrix
5 3 (27.27%) VB
5 3 (27.27%) MS Office
5 3 (27.27%) Workflow
5 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
6 2 (18.18%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (18.18%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) MSMQ
6 2 (18.18%) MVC

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Top Related IT Skills in Tunbridge Wells by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (27.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Redis
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) JSUnit
1 1 (9.09%) Jasmine
1 1 (9.09%) Grunt
1 1 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (9.09%) NCrunch
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Tester
2 6 (54.55%) Test Manager
3 5 (45.45%) QA Manager
4 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
4 4 (36.36%) Analyst
5 3 (27.27%) Lead Tester
5 3 (27.27%) Test Team Leader
5 3 (27.27%) Software Tester
5 3 (27.27%) Team Leader
6 2 (18.18%) Developer
7 1 (9.09%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (9.09%) QA Test Manager
7 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
7 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 3 (27.27%) WinForms
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) MSMQ
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) Ajax
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) WCF
5 1 (9.09%) jQuery
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (9.09%) HTML5
5 1 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (9.09%) Backbone.js
5 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (9.09%) Sass
5 1 (9.09%) LESS
5 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 1 (9.09%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (18.18%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
3 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
4 3 (27.27%) Workflow
4 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 2 (18.18%) MVC
6 1 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (9.09%) MVVM
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
3 3 (27.27%) VB
3 3 (27.27%) VB6
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix