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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 10 9 16
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Malling 10.00% 12.50% 5.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.15% 60.00% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 3
Average salary £37,500 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.50% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -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
13 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Malling 21.67% 20.83% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 6
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £24,000 £32,600
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £50,000 £60,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 September 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in West Malling

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Malling

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) IIS
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Validation
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
1 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (50.00%) WPF
1 3 (50.00%) MVVM
1 3 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) Keyword-Driven Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Robot Framework
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Sahi
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver

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Top Related IT Skills in West Malling by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) IIS
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Sahi
1 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
1 1 (16.67%) Robot Framework
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (50.00%) WPF
1 3 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Validation
1 3 (50.00%) MVVM
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Keyword-Driven Testing
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby