The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Malling region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 10 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Malling 6.67% 9.09% 7.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 41.67% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 2
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -39.13%
UK excluding London median salary £41,333 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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 West Malling region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Malling
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4 12 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Malling 13.33% 21.82% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 3
Median salary £33,250 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.76% -10.52%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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Jobs Demand Trend in West Malling

The demand trend of job ads across the West Malling region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in West Malling

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Salary Trend in West Malling

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

QA Salary Trend in West Malling

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Top 24 Related IT Skills in West Malling

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 West Malling region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) WCF
3 1 (12.50%) WPF
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) SQL

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Top Related IT Skills in West Malling 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) WCF
2 1 (12.50%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft