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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 14 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Malling 5.95% 5.56% 10.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.67% 50.00% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 5
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -36.36%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
12 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Malling 14.29% 11.11% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 10
Median salary £25,000 £41,500 £34,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-39.75% +19.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,475 £35,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £60,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

QA
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

QA
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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Malling

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) .NET
3 6 (50.00%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) TOGAF
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
4 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
5 4 (33.33%) Scrum
5 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (33.33%) Test Planning
6 3 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (25.00%) UML
6 3 (25.00%) SOAP
6 3 (25.00%) HP UFT
7 2 (16.67%) SOA
7 2 (16.67%) Back Office
7 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
7 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
7 2 (16.67%) WCF
7 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
7 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
8 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
8 1 (8.33%) CSS3
8 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy

QA
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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) SMTP
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
1 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (8.33%) Fiddler
3 1 (8.33%) ReSharper
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Back Office
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Architect
1 6 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior QA Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Data Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) SOAP
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 2 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (8.33%) CGI
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) CSS3
4 1 (8.33%) EDI
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) HTML5
4 1 (8.33%) JSON
4 1 (8.33%) SGML
4 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (8.33%) VRML
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) WPF
4 1 (8.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
2 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) UML
5 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 2 (16.67%) SOA
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Data Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
6 1 (8.33%) Validation
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) TypeScript
2 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft