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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 8 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Malling 13.33% 4.55% 12.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 28.57% 32.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 5
Average salary £43,250 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.50% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £50,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £50,000 £79,000
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 West Malling region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Malling
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 7 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Malling 26.67% 15.91% 37.88%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 19
Average salary £47,500 £38,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £54,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Malling

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the West Malling region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in West Malling

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the West Malling region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in West Malling

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Malling

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Malling 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 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
4 2 (22.22%) User Stories
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) Usability Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Security Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (22.22%) SOAP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) SLA
4 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Malling by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Malling 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 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
1 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
1 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 5 (55.56%) QA Manager
3 3 (33.33%) Software Manager
3 3 (33.33%) QA Test Manager
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Software Test Manager
4 2 (22.22%) Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Support
5 1 (11.11%) Quality Manager
5 1 (11.11%) Principle Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) Usability Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Security Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £45450.00 per annum + shift allowance
Posted: 10 days ago