Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Kent
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 85 64
Rank change year-on-year +27 -21 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 53 44 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.03% 2.58% 4.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.85% 23.28% 31.74%
Number of salaries quoted 47 34 86
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £48,438 £44,375
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.58% +9.15% +8.23%
10th Percentile £28,750 £33,625 £29,375
90th Percentile £49,050 £70,500 £70,625
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +5.95%

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 Kent with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 205 189 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 15.59% 11.07% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 184 162 263
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,975 £30,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,000 £61,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Kent

QA
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for QA in Kent

QA
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Kent over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Kent

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Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Kent region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Chatham -1 10 £35,500 -25.26% 1
Tunbridge Wells +3 9 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Maidstone +32 7 £41,250 -6.25%
Dartford -3 4 £42,500 -37.04%
Whitstable - 2 £42,500 -
West Malling -13 1 - -
Folkestone - 1 £47,000 -
Rochester - 1 £30,000 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Kent region with a requirement for QA.

1 28 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (41.51%) C#
3 21 (39.62%) HTML
3 21 (39.62%) .NET
4 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
4 19 (35.85%) SQL
5 18 (33.96%) JavaScript
5 18 (33.96%) HTML5
6 17 (32.08%) Scrum
7 16 (30.19%) ASP.NET
8 15 (28.30%) CSS
8 15 (28.30%) TDD
8 15 (28.30%) Test Automation
8 15 (28.30%) AngularJS
9 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Excel
10 13 (24.53%) Finance
10 13 (24.53%) Mobile App
11 12 (22.64%) CSS3
12 11 (20.75%) Open Source
12 11 (20.75%) Web Development
13 10 (18.87%) Data Centre
13 10 (18.87%) Big Data
13 10 (18.87%) OOD
13 10 (18.87%) T-SQL
13 10 (18.87%) Acceptance Criteria
14 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
15 7 (13.21%) Retail Banking
15 7 (13.21%) Business Analysis
15 7 (13.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 7 (13.21%) Marketing

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 2 (3.77%) Confluence
2 1 (1.89%) Apache
2 1 (1.89%) SAS
2 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (13.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (13.21%) MS Visio
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) SaaS
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) Firewall
1 2 (3.77%) VPN
2 1 (1.89%) DHCP
2 1 (1.89%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) Big Data
2 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.77%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (3.77%) Power BI
5 2 (3.77%) SQL CLR
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.89%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.89%) MySQL
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Selenium
2 5 (9.43%) SpecFlow
3 3 (5.66%) NUnit
3 3 (5.66%) tSQLt
3 3 (5.66%) webpack
4 2 (3.77%) Bugzilla
4 2 (3.77%) JIRA
4 2 (3.77%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.89%) Appium
5 1 (1.89%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.89%) JMeter
5 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Banking
2 7 (13.21%) Marketing
2 7 (13.21%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Electronics
3 1 (1.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) Developer
2 13 (24.53%) Analyst
3 12 (22.64%) .NET Developer
4 11 (20.75%) C# .NET Developer
4 11 (20.75%) C# Developer
5 10 (18.87%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (16.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (15.09%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (13.21%) Business Analyst
8 7 (13.21%) QA Engineer
9 6 (11.32%) .NET Web Developer
9 6 (11.32%) C# Web Developer
9 6 (11.32%) Web Developer
10 5 (9.43%) Software QA Engineer
10 5 (9.43%) SQL Developer
11 4 (7.55%) HTML CSS Developer
11 4 (7.55%) QA Tester
11 4 (7.55%) Software QA Tester
11 4 (7.55%) Software Tester
11 4 (7.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (39.62%) .NET
1 21 (39.62%) HTML
2 18 (33.96%) HTML5
3 16 (30.19%) ASP.NET
4 15 (28.30%) AngularJS
4 15 (28.30%) CSS
5 12 (22.64%) CSS3
6 3 (5.66%) Angular 2
6 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (5.66%) jQuery
6 3 (5.66%) WinForms
7 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.77%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.89%) LAMP
8 1 (1.89%) Mason
8 1 (1.89%) Memcached
8 1 (1.89%) Middleware
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.89%) SOAP
8 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Mobile App
2 10 (18.87%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.43%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.66%) iPad
5 3 (5.66%) PMI
6 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.77%) Marketing Technology
7 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.89%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.89%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.89%) STB
7 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.08%) Scrum
3 15 (28.30%) TDD
3 15 (28.30%) Test Automation
4 11 (20.75%) Open Source
4 11 (20.75%) Web Development
5 10 (18.87%) Acceptance Criteria
5 10 (18.87%) OOD
6 7 (13.21%) Business Analysis
6 7 (13.21%) GAP Analysis
6 7 (13.21%) Process Improvement
6 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 6 (11.32%) Migration
7 6 (11.32%) Software Testing
8 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (9.43%) Project Management
8 5 (9.43%) SDLC
8 5 (9.43%) Software Engineering
8 5 (9.43%) Test Scripting
9 4 (7.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (41.51%) C#
2 19 (35.85%) SQL
3 18 (33.96%) JavaScript
4 10 (18.87%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.55%) VB
6 3 (5.66%) TypeScript
6 3 (5.66%) VB6
7 2 (3.77%) C
7 2 (3.77%) Python
8 1 (1.89%) Clojure
8 1 (1.89%) Elixir
8 1 (1.89%) Go
8 1 (1.89%) Java
8 1 (1.89%) Perl
8 1 (1.89%) R
8 1 (1.89%) Ruby
8 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
2 3 (5.66%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.77%) CCDA
3 2 (3.77%) CCNA
3 2 (3.77%) CCSA
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.77%) ISEB
3 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.89%) HNC
4 1 (1.89%) HND
4 1 (1.89%) MCSE
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.89%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.43%) Facebook
3 3 (5.66%) Apple
4 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco
4 2 (3.77%) Juniper
4 2 (3.77%) Sun
5 1 (1.89%) Capita
5 1 (1.89%) HP
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle
5 1 (1.89%) TOWER Software