Period
to 23 July 2017

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 6 months to 23 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Kent > Maidstone
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 33 39
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Maidstone 7.06% 1.32% 2.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 16.67% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 4
Maidstone median annual salary £45,000 £35,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.66% +8.46% -20.73%
10th Percentile £39,250 £27,025 £31,250
90th Percentile £58,250 £43,675 £41,625
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% -16.67%

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 30 12 10
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Maidstone 17.65% 7.95% 4.50%
Number of salaries quoted 24 11 8
Maidstone median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +23.08% +41.30%
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -11.76%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Maidstone

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

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 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 7 (58.33%) SQL
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (25.00%) ETL
5 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (25.00%) Validation
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) Data Quality
5 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (25.00%) Database Optimisation
6 2 (16.67%) Actionable Insight
6 2 (16.67%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (16.67%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (16.67%) Credit Risk
6 2 (16.67%) R

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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 (16.67%) SAS
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (16.67%) Base SAS
3 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (8.33%) Big Data
4 1 (8.33%) Couchbase
4 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
1 1 (8.33%) Mocha
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
1 1 (8.33%) webpack
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Development Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Development Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Insight Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Software Development Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Software Development Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Graduate
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SSIS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SSRS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) HTML5
1 1 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Credit Risk
1 2 (16.67%) PMI
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (25.00%) Database Optimisation
2 3 (25.00%) ETL
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Scrum
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Validation
2 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Actionable Insight
3 2 (16.67%) Analytics
3 2 (16.67%) Contact Management
3 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 2 (16.67%) Operations Research
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) R
3 2 (16.67%) VBA
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Scala
4 1 (8.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft