Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in East Sussex with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > East Sussex
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 27 47
Rank change year-on-year -11 +20 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 155 127 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 7.36% 6.99% 6.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 63.52% 46.01% 47.23%
Number of salaries quoted 144 120 55
East Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -7.89% -1.30%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,725 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £56,375 £50,000
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in East Sussex with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
East Sussex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 244 276 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 11.59% 15.19% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 217 251 186
East Sussex median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +13.92%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £70,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in East Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for QA in East Sussex

QA
Salary Trend in East Sussex

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

Salary trend for QA in East Sussex

QA
Salary Histogram in East Sussex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in East Sussex over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in East Sussex

QA
Job Locations in East Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the East Sussex region over the 6 months to 24 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brighton -4 146 £45,000 +28.57% 12
Hove -8 5 £36,625 +16.27% 4
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East Sussex region with a requirement for QA.

1 103 (66.45%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (61.94%) Test Automation
3 77 (49.68%) SQL
4 74 (47.74%) Computer Science
5 63 (40.65%) .NET
6 61 (39.35%) Analytical Skills
7 59 (38.06%) Continuous Integration
8 56 (36.13%) C#
9 53 (34.19%) SDLC
10 51 (32.90%) TDD
11 45 (29.03%) Process Improvement
12 41 (26.45%) Git (software)
12 41 (26.45%) JavaScript
13 40 (25.81%) Java
14 39 (25.16%) Continuous Deployment
15 38 (24.52%) Selenium
16 37 (23.87%) Visual Studio
16 37 (23.87%) Customer Requirements
17 36 (23.23%) SOLID
17 36 (23.23%) ASP.NET
17 36 (23.23%) XSLT
17 36 (23.23%) OO
17 36 (23.23%) OOD
17 36 (23.23%) Pair Programming
17 36 (23.23%) WCF
17 36 (23.23%) Integration Testing
17 36 (23.23%) ASP.NET Web API
18 34 (21.94%) BDD
19 31 (20.00%) Jenkins
20 30 (19.35%) SOA

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in East Sussex 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:

Application Platforms
1 22 (14.19%) Confluence
2 8 (5.16%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.23%) Apache
3 5 (3.23%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.94%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.94%) nginx
4 3 (1.94%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.29%) JBoss
6 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.84%) SaaS
2 13 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.94%) IaaS
4 1 (0.65%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.42%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.03%) Relational Database
3 13 (8.39%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (5.81%) NoSQL
5 7 (4.52%) MySQL
6 3 (1.94%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (1.29%) Infinispan
8 1 (0.65%) Big Data
8 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 41 (26.45%) Git (software)
2 38 (24.52%) Selenium
3 37 (23.87%) Visual Studio
4 31 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 26 (16.77%) JIRA
5 26 (16.77%) WebDriver
6 20 (12.90%) Cucumber
7 17 (10.97%) SpecFlow
8 16 (10.32%) NUnit
9 8 (5.16%) Bower
9 8 (5.16%) Grunt
10 7 (4.52%) JUnit
11 6 (3.87%) JMeter
12 5 (3.23%) Maven
12 5 (3.23%) TestNG
13 4 (2.58%) SoapUI
14 3 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (1.94%) Gradle
14 3 (1.94%) TeamCity
14 3 (1.94%) WATIR
General
1 25 (16.13%) Front Office
2 22 (14.19%) German Language
3 14 (9.03%) Finance
4 3 (1.94%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.29%) Retail
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Billing
Job Titles
1 56 (36.13%) Developer
2 36 (23.23%) .NET Developer
3 35 (22.58%) Analyst
3 35 (22.58%) ASP.NET Developer
3 35 (22.58%) C# .NET Developer
3 35 (22.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 35 (22.58%) C# Developer
4 21 (13.55%) QA Engineer
4 21 (13.55%) Test Engineer
5 20 (12.90%) Architect
5 20 (12.90%) QA Test Engineer
5 20 (12.90%) Senior .NET Developer
5 20 (12.90%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 20 (12.90%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 20 (12.90%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
5 20 (12.90%) Senior C# Developer
5 20 (12.90%) Senior Developer
5 20 (12.90%) Senior SQL Developer
5 20 (12.90%) SQL Developer
6 17 (10.97%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (40.65%) .NET
2 36 (23.23%) ASP.NET
2 36 (23.23%) ASP.NET Web API
2 36 (23.23%) WCF
2 36 (23.23%) XSLT
3 26 (16.77%) Web Services
4 22 (14.19%) REST
4 22 (14.19%) SOAP
5 20 (12.90%) RESTful
6 16 (10.32%) AngularJS
7 10 (6.45%) Gherkin
8 8 (5.16%) HTML
8 8 (5.16%) LESS
8 8 (5.16%) Lucene
8 8 (5.16%) Sass
8 8 (5.16%) Vue (Vue.js)
9 3 (1.94%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.94%) J2EE
9 3 (1.94%) LAMP
9 3 (1.94%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 74 (47.74%) Computer Science
2 61 (39.35%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (14.19%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (5.81%) User Experience
5 5 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.94%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.29%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.32%) Windows
2 5 (3.23%) Linux
3 3 (1.94%) CentOS
3 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (66.45%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (61.94%) Test Automation
3 59 (38.06%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (34.19%) SDLC
5 51 (32.90%) TDD
6 45 (29.03%) Process Improvement
7 39 (25.16%) Continuous Deployment
8 37 (23.87%) Customer Requirements
9 36 (23.23%) Integration Testing
9 36 (23.23%) OO
9 36 (23.23%) OOD
9 36 (23.23%) Pair Programming
9 36 (23.23%) SOLID
10 34 (21.94%) BDD
11 30 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (19.35%) SOA
12 24 (15.48%) Use Case
12 24 (15.48%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (14.84%) Scrum
14 22 (14.19%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 77 (49.68%) SQL
2 56 (36.13%) C#
3 41 (26.45%) JavaScript
4 40 (25.81%) Java
5 19 (12.26%) Python
6 9 (5.81%) Ruby
7 6 (3.87%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.94%) Go
8 3 (1.94%) Perl
8 3 (1.94%) PHP
9 1 (0.65%) C++
9 1 (0.65%) F#
9 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (17.42%) Degree
2 7 (4.52%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.94%) ISEB
3 3 (1.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.94%) PMO
2 2 (1.29%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.29%) P3O
System Software
1 12 (7.74%) Docker
2 3 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.16%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.58%) Puppet
3 3 (1.94%) Ansible
3 3 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.87%) Capita
3 4 (2.58%) Oracle
4 3 (1.94%) VMware
5 2 (1.29%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.65%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.65%) Birst