The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Maidstone 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 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Kent / Maidstone
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 24 21
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3  
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Maidstone 7.50% 1.43% 4.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 50.00% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 4
Median salary £45,000 £25,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +80.00% -23.07%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - -3.61%  

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 Maidstone with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Maidstone
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 24 2 8
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Maidstone 20.00% 2.86% 9.30%
Number of salaries quoted 20 1 8
Median salary £40,000 £25,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.00% -23.07%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Maidstone

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Maidstone 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 Maidstone

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Salary Trend in Maidstone

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

Salary trend for QA in Maidstone

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Salary Histogram in Maidstone

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Maidstone over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Maidstone region with a requirement for QA.

1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) Contact Management
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) Degree
6 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
7 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (14.29%) Statistical Modelling
7 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 2 (14.29%) Analytics
7 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) Database Optimisation
7 2 (14.29%) Actionable Insight
7 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
7 2 (14.29%) R
7 2 (14.29%) Data Quality
7 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
7 2 (14.29%) Credit Risk
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Maidstone 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 (14.29%) SAS
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) GitHub
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (14.29%) Base SAS
3 2 (14.29%) Data Mining
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.14%) Big Data
4 1 (7.14%) Couchbase
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
1 1 (7.14%) Jasmine
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Mocha
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
1 1 (7.14%) webpack
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Applications Support
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Development Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Development Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Insight Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Software Development Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Software Development Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Software Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) Ember.js
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) HTML5
2 1 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (14.29%) Credit Risk
1 2 (14.29%) PMI
2 1 (7.14%) Blog
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) Contact Management
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
4 2 (14.29%) Actionable Insight
4 2 (14.29%) Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) Database Optimisation
4 2 (14.29%) ETL
4 2 (14.29%) Kanban
4 2 (14.29%) MVC
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) R
3 2 (14.29%) VBA
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) Scala
4 1 (7.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago