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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tunbridge Wells 5.59% 6.96% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.11% 68.75% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 0
Average salary £25,000 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.17% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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 16 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tunbridge Wells 13.29% 10.13% -
Number of salaries quoted 19 12 0
Average salary £70,000 £48,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.58% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 April 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 9 (100.00%) Degree
1 9 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (88.89%) Software Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Test Scripting
3 7 (77.78%) Windows
4 6 (66.67%) HTML
4 6 (66.67%) T-SQL
4 6 (66.67%) VB
4 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (66.67%) WinForms
4 6 (66.67%) VB6
4 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
5 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
5 5 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
5 5 (55.56%) HTML5
6 3 (33.33%) MS Office
6 3 (33.33%) Citrix
6 3 (33.33%) Workflow
6 3 (33.33%) Silverlight
7 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
8 1 (11.11%) C#
8 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 1 (11.11%) MSMQ
8 1 (11.11%) MVC
8 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Tunbridge Wells by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) NCrunch
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) QA Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (66.67%) WinForms
2 6 (66.67%) HTML
3 5 (55.56%) HTML5
4 3 (33.33%) Silverlight
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (11.11%) WCF
5 1 (11.11%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Test Scripting
1 8 (88.89%) Software Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Workflow
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 6 (66.67%) VB
2 6 (66.67%) VB6
3 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix