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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 - 16
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Malling 16.13% - 2.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 62.50% - 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 1
Average salary £61,250 - £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
16 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Malling 25.81% 19.23% 7.32%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 3
Average salary £52,750 £60,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.08% +130.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,400 £47,500 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £39,600 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in West Malling

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Malling

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (47.06%) SQL
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) .NET
3 6 (35.29%) SOAP
3 6 (35.29%) Selenium
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) SoapUI
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
5 4 (23.53%) XML
5 4 (23.53%) Java
5 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 4 (23.53%) Test Planning
5 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (17.65%) System Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Ruby
6 3 (17.65%) Sahi
6 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
6 3 (17.65%) Keyword-Driven Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Robot Framework
6 3 (17.65%) UML
6 3 (17.65%) Python
6 3 (17.65%) HP UFT
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 3 (17.65%) VB

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Top Related IT Skills in West Malling by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) NetScreen
1 1 (5.88%) SMTP
1 1 (5.88%) SSL
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) SoapUI
3 3 (17.65%) HP UFT
3 3 (17.65%) Robot Framework
3 3 (17.65%) Sahi
3 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
4 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.88%) Fiddler
5 1 (5.88%) ReSharper
5 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Back Office
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Java Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) QA Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Senior QA Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Data Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Product Manager
4 1 (5.88%) QA Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Software Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Software Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) SOAP
3 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
3 4 (23.53%) XML
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
4 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
4 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
4 2 (11.76%) WPF
5 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.88%) CGI
5 1 (5.88%) CSS
5 1 (5.88%) CSS3
5 1 (5.88%) EDI
5 1 (5.88%) HTML
5 1 (5.88%) HTML5
5 1 (5.88%) JSON
5 1 (5.88%) SGML
5 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (5.88%) WCF
5 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
4 4 (23.53%) Test Planning
4 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 3 (17.65%) Keyword-Driven Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
5 3 (17.65%) System Testing
5 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
5 3 (17.65%) UML
6 2 (11.76%) API Integration
6 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
6 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
6 2 (11.76%) Matrix Management
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) MVVM
6 2 (11.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) Python
4 3 (17.65%) Ruby
4 3 (17.65%) VB
5 1 (5.88%) TypeScript
5 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Juniper