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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 8 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Malling 16.67% 10.71% 14.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 80.00% 50.00% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 4
Median salary £35,000 £42,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -1.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,550 £36,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £45,000 £66,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
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
5 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Malling 20.83% 21.43% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 8
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £40,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £53,750 £54,000
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

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 19 Related IT Skills in West Malling

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) TOGAF
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (11.11%) Selenium
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing

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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:

Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
1 4 (44.44%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
1 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
1 4 (44.44%) TOGAF
2 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft