The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 84 80 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -50
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 17 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.74% 1.48% 6.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.43% 19.77% 50.78%
Number of salaries quoted 20 15 53
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £54,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
South East

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 Sussex region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
98 86 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 8.13% 7.51% 13.39%
Number of salaries quoted 90 76 120
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £74,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

QA
Salary Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the West Sussex region.

QA Salary Trend in West Sussex

QA
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in West Sussex

QA
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crawley +16 10 £33,750 -35.71% 2
Worthing - 4 £32,500 -
Horsham -10 2 £60,000 +11.62%
East Grinstead - 1 £62,500 -
Haywards Heath - 1 £52,500 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 28 (44.44%) Finance
2 22 (34.92%) SQL
3 20 (31.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 18 (28.57%) Advertising
5 15 (23.81%) MS Excel
6 13 (20.63%) .NET
7 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
7 11 (17.46%) Automated Testing
8 10 (15.87%) Selenium
9 9 (14.29%) Investment Banking
9 9 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (14.29%) Banking
10 8 (12.70%) Web Development
10 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
10 8 (12.70%) PHP
11 7 (11.11%) SOAP
11 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET
11 7 (11.11%) Project Management
11 7 (11.11%) ColdFusion
12 6 (9.52%) Scrum
12 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2
12 6 (9.52%) Web Services
13 5 (7.94%) CSS
13 5 (7.94%) OO
13 5 (7.94%) XHTML
13 5 (7.94%) HTML
13 5 (7.94%) OOD
13 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 7 (11.11%) ColdFusion
2 4 (6.35%) CMS
3 1 (1.59%) Lync
3 1 (1.59%) IIS
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.35%) MS Project
3 2 (3.17%) MS Office
3 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.59%) SAN
1 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.17%) QlikView
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) MySQL
3 1 (1.59%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.59%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Selenium
2 4 (6.35%) TestDirector
3 2 (3.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (3.17%) NUnit
3 2 (3.17%) QADirector
3 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.59%) PHPUnit
4 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 28 (44.44%) Finance
2 18 (28.57%) Advertising
3 9 (14.29%) Banking
3 9 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Test Manager
2 15 (23.81%) Analyst
3 13 (20.63%) Test Analyst
4 10 (15.87%) Tester
5 9 (14.29%) Test Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 7 (11.11%) QA Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) QA Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Web Tester
6 7 (11.11%) Web Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Developer
8 5 (7.94%) Project Manager
9 4 (6.35%) Web Developer
10 3 (4.76%) Junior
10 3 (4.76%) Senior Manager
10 3 (4.76%) QA Manager
10 3 (4.76%) Technical Leader
10 3 (4.76%) Portfolio Manager
10 3 (4.76%) Systems Tester
10 3 (4.76%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.63%) .NET
2 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 7 (11.11%) SOAP
3 6 (9.52%) Web Services
4 5 (7.94%) XHTML
4 5 (7.94%) CSS
4 5 (7.94%) .NET Framework
4 5 (7.94%) HTML
4 5 (7.94%) REST
5 4 (6.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (6.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.17%) jQuery
7 1 (1.59%) HTML5
7 1 (1.59%) Symfony
7 1 (1.59%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) PMI
2 2 (3.17%) Informatics
2 2 (3.17%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.59%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.59%) Windows
1 1 (1.59%) Linux
1 1 (1.59%) Android
1 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 11 (17.46%) Automated Testing
4 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 8 (12.70%) Web Development
6 7 (11.11%) Project Management
7 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 6 (9.52%) Scrum
8 5 (7.94%) OO
8 5 (7.94%) OOD
8 5 (7.94%) MVC
8 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (7.94%) Demand Management
9 4 (6.35%) Manual Testing
9 4 (6.35%) ETL
9 4 (6.35%) OOP
10 3 (4.76%) SOA
10 3 (4.76%) E-Commerce
10 3 (4.76%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) SQL
2 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
2 8 (12.70%) PHP
3 3 (4.76%) C#
3 3 (4.76%) Java
4 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.17%) VB
4 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
4 2 (3.17%) VB6
5 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) ISEB
1 3 (4.76%) PMI Certification
1 3 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.17%) Degree
3 1 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.59%) HNC
3 1 (1.59%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) Facebook
1 4 (6.35%) Twitter
2 3 (4.76%) webMethods
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.59%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) VMware
4 1 (1.59%) Zend
4 1 (1.59%) 3PAR
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