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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Kent
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 64 79
Rank change year-on-year +19 +15  
Permanent jobs citing QA 32 22 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.86% 2.32% 2.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.37% 15.71% 21.10%
Number of salaries quoted 27 15 20
Median salary £35,000 £47,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.31% +21.79%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £41,000 £29,650
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £70,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 102 140 109
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 15.48% 14.74% 10.05%
Number of salaries quoted 89 118 94
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Kent

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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

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Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Kent over the 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells +12 13 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Maidstone - 6 £42,500 -
Chatham +4 4 £41,000 -10.86%
Dartford +5 1 £47,500 -
Whitstable - 1 £42,500 -
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South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 29 (39.19%) Finance
2 27 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.49%) SQL
2 27 (36.49%) Test Automation
3 26 (35.14%) SQL Server
4 23 (31.08%) .NET
5 21 (28.38%) T-SQL
5 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
6 20 (27.03%) Microsoft Excel
6 20 (27.03%) Software Testing
7 19 (25.68%) ASP.NET
7 19 (25.68%) Selenium
8 16 (21.62%) Test Scripting
8 16 (21.62%) C#
8 16 (21.62%) HTML
9 14 (18.92%) Windows
9 14 (18.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (17.57%) Scrum
10 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Office
10 13 (17.57%) HTML5
11 12 (16.22%) Exploratory Testing
11 12 (16.22%) Business Analysis
11 12 (16.22%) Banking
12 11 (14.86%) VB6
12 11 (14.86%) WinForms
12 11 (14.86%) VB
12 11 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (14.86%) Apple
12 11 (14.86%) Project Management
12 11 (14.86%) Facebook

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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 (2.70%) Confluence
1 2 (2.70%) SAS
2 1 (1.35%) Apache
2 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.35%) CMS
2 1 (1.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (27.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (8.11%) MS Visio
4 5 (6.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.05%) SaaS
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 14 (18.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.70%) Base SAS
5 2 (2.70%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.70%) SQL CLR
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.35%) Big Data
6 1 (1.35%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 19 (25.68%) Selenium
2 11 (14.86%) WebDriver
3 10 (13.51%) SpecFlow
4 5 (6.76%) JIRA
4 5 (6.76%) NUnit
4 5 (6.76%) tSQLt
5 4 (5.41%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.70%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.35%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.35%) Mocha
7 1 (1.35%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.35%) webpack
General
1 29 (39.19%) Finance
2 12 (16.22%) Banking
3 10 (13.51%) Retail
3 10 (13.51%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (35.14%) Analyst
2 15 (20.27%) Tester
3 12 (16.22%) Software Tester
4 11 (14.86%) Business Analyst
4 11 (14.86%) QA Engineer
4 11 (14.86%) QA Tester
5 10 (13.51%) QA Analyst
5 10 (13.51%) Software QA Engineer
5 10 (13.51%) Software QA Tester
6 9 (12.16%) Developer
7 8 (10.81%) QA Leader
7 8 (10.81%) Test Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) Project Manager
8 6 (8.11%) QA Test Analyst
8 6 (8.11%) Test Leader
9 5 (6.76%) QA Manager
9 5 (6.76%) QA Test Manager
9 5 (6.76%) SQL Developer
9 5 (6.76%) Test Manager
10 4 (5.41%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.08%) .NET
2 19 (25.68%) ASP.NET
3 16 (21.62%) HTML
4 13 (17.57%) HTML5
5 11 (14.86%) WinForms
6 3 (4.05%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (4.05%) XML
7 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (2.70%) CSS
7 2 (2.70%) Ember.js
7 2 (2.70%) REST
7 2 (2.70%) SOAP
8 1 (1.35%) CSS3
8 1 (1.35%) jQuery
8 1 (1.35%) Spring
8 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) iPad
2 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.05%) PMI
4 2 (2.70%) Blog
4 2 (2.70%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (36.49%) Test Automation
2 20 (27.03%) Software Testing
3 16 (21.62%) Test Scripting
4 13 (17.57%) Scrum
5 12 (16.22%) Business Analysis
5 12 (16.22%) Exploratory Testing
6 11 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (14.86%) Project Management
7 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (9.46%) Manual Testing
8 7 (9.46%) User Stories
9 6 (8.11%) Functional Testing
10 5 (6.76%) Line Management
10 5 (6.76%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (6.76%) Process Improvement
10 5 (6.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (6.76%) Statistics
10 5 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (6.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.49%) SQL
2 21 (28.38%) T-SQL
3 16 (21.62%) C#
4 11 (14.86%) VB
4 11 (14.86%) VB6
5 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.70%) Java
6 2 (2.70%) Python
6 2 (2.70%) R
6 2 (2.70%) VBA
7 1 (1.35%) C++
7 1 (1.35%) Scala
7 1 (1.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) Degree
2 6 (8.11%) ISEB
3 4 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.05%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.05%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.70%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) Data Quality
1 3 (4.05%) PMO
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.86%) Apple
2 11 (14.86%) Facebook
3 7 (9.46%) HP
4 2 (2.70%) Sun
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