Period
to 20 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 20 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 54 62
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 1,309 1,503 1,298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.99% 5.00% 4.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.98% 37.92% 37.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,058 1,321 1,071
South East median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £28,213 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 the South East with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 3,742 3,964 3,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.27% 13.18% 11.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2,852 3,138 2,758
South East median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -2.56%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in the South East

QA
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for QA in the South East

QA
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in the South East over the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in the South East

QA
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 June 2019. 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
Thames Valley -6 480 £51,750 +15.00% 41
Hampshire -8 255 £45,000 - 14
Berkshire -17 246 £52,500 +14.13% 14
Surrey +11 221 £50,000 +5.26% 22
West Sussex +3 187 £45,000 - 8
Buckinghamshire +62 129 £52,000 +48.57% 13
East Sussex -10 116 £41,588 -7.58% 4
Oxfordshire -3 105 £50,000 - 15
Kent +12 31 £53,750 +40.07% 8
Isle of Wight - 6 £40,000 -
Middlesex +11 5 £67,500 +28.57%
Sussex +19 2 £65,000 +85.71%
Home Counties - 1 £42,500 -
QA
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for QA.

1 665 (50.80%) Agile Software Development
2 564 (43.09%) Test Automation
3 337 (25.74%) C#
4 314 (23.99%) SQL
5 266 (20.32%) Selenium
6 246 (18.79%) Java
7 225 (17.19%) Scrum
8 214 (16.35%) .NET
9 212 (16.20%) JavaScript
10 204 (15.58%) JIRA
11 199 (15.20%) Test Scripting
12 193 (14.74%) Degree
13 188 (14.36%) Microsoft
14 184 (14.06%) SDLC
15 174 (13.29%) ISTQB
16 164 (12.53%) Project Management
17 154 (11.76%) Python
18 152 (11.61%) Finance
19 146 (11.15%) Manual Testing
20 143 (10.92%) Software Testing
21 138 (10.54%) TDD
22 137 (10.47%) SQL Server
23 132 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
24 131 (10.01%) Regression Testing
25 129 (9.85%) BDD
26 127 (9.70%) Git (software)
27 122 (9.32%) DevOps
28 121 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
29 120 (9.17%) CSS
30 119 (9.09%) HTML

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 64 (4.89%) Confluence
2 26 (1.99%) CMS
3 24 (1.83%) Tomcat
4 17 (1.30%) SharePoint
5 16 (1.22%) Apache
6 14 (1.07%) Apache Solr
7 10 (0.76%) IIS
8 9 (0.69%) nginx
9 8 (0.61%) MS Exchange
9 8 (0.61%) Umbraco
10 7 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 6 (0.46%) JBoss
12 5 (0.38%) Mule
12 5 (0.38%) Mule ESB
13 4 (0.31%) Anypoint
13 4 (0.31%) Documentum
14 3 (0.23%) Drupal
14 3 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.76%) Sketch
6 7 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.076%) FreeHand
Business Applications
1 15 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.46%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.31%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.31%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.23%) FastStats
5 3 (0.23%) FastStats PeopleStage
5 3 (0.23%) HFM
5 3 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.23%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.15%) Magento
6 2 (0.15%) Primavera
6 2 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.15%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.076%) Maximo
7 1 (0.076%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 117 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (2.98%) SaaS
4 23 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (1.60%) GitHub
6 15 (1.15%) BrowserStack
7 13 (0.99%) Office 365
8 12 (0.92%) Lucidchart
9 11 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 10 (0.76%) PaaS
11 8 (0.61%) Power Platform
11 8 (0.61%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 8 (0.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 8 (0.61%) Serverless
12 7 (0.53%) IaaS
13 6 (0.46%) Azure Stack
13 6 (0.46%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.46%) Tricentis Tosca
14 5 (0.38%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.30%) Internet
2 16 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 13 (0.99%) Firewall
4 12 (0.92%) SSL
5 11 (0.84%) HTTP
6 8 (0.61%) DNS
7 7 (0.53%) Extranet
7 7 (0.53%) WAN
7 7 (0.53%) Wireless
8 6 (0.46%) LAN
8 6 (0.46%) Network Security
9 5 (0.38%) BGP
9 5 (0.38%) EIGRP
9 5 (0.38%) IPsec
9 5 (0.38%) MPLS
9 5 (0.38%) OSPF
9 5 (0.38%) VLAN
9 5 (0.38%) VPN
10 4 (0.31%) DHCP
10 4 (0.31%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 61 (4.66%) Relational Database
3 56 (4.28%) MySQL
4 34 (2.60%) NoSQL
5 27 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.30%) Redis
8 16 (1.22%) DB2
8 16 (1.22%) MongoDB
9 15 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (0.99%) Big Data
11 11 (0.84%) Oracle Database
12 10 (0.76%) RDBMS
13 8 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (0.61%) Power BI
13 8 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.53%) Data Lake
14 7 (0.53%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.46%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 266 (20.32%) Selenium
2 204 (15.58%) JIRA
3 127 (9.70%) Git (software)
4 87 (6.65%) Cucumber
5 83 (6.34%) Jenkins
6 81 (6.19%) WebDriver
7 66 (5.04%) SpecFlow
8 53 (4.05%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 52 (3.97%) TeamCity
10 50 (3.82%) Visual Studio
11 39 (2.98%) SoapUI
12 38 (2.90%) Maven
13 30 (2.29%) QAComplete
14 29 (2.22%) JMeter
14 29 (2.22%) Subversion
14 29 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
15 27 (2.06%) LoadRunner
16 24 (1.83%) Moq
16 24 (1.83%) MSTest
16 24 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 152 (11.61%) Finance
2 60 (4.58%) Marketing
3 43 (3.28%) Retail
4 19 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.30%) Banking
5 17 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 11 (0.84%) Publishing
7 10 (0.76%) Games
8 8 (0.61%) Automotive
8 8 (0.61%) Legal
9 7 (0.53%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.46%) Electronics
10 6 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.38%) Back Office
11 5 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.23%) Advertising
13 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.15%) German Language
13 2 (0.15%) Law
14 1 (0.076%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 258 (19.71%) Analyst
2 234 (17.88%) Developer
3 176 (13.45%) QA Engineer
4 124 (9.47%) Test Engineer
5 120 (9.17%) Tester
6 114 (8.71%) Test Analyst
7 104 (7.94%) QA Analyst
8 73 (5.58%) Project Manager
9 63 (4.81%) Test Automation Engineer
10 60 (4.58%) Business Analyst
11 55 (4.20%) QA Tester
12 53 (4.05%) Java Developer
13 52 (3.97%) QA Test Analyst
14 50 (3.82%) Test Manager
15 49 (3.74%) C# Developer
16 46 (3.51%) Automation Tester
17 45 (3.44%) Software Tester
18 44 (3.36%) Senior QA Engineer
19 43 (3.28%) Senior Developer
20 42 (3.21%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (16.35%) .NET
2 120 (9.17%) CSS
3 119 (9.09%) HTML
4 109 (8.33%) Web Services
5 82 (6.26%) XML
6 80 (6.11%) REST
7 78 (5.96%) AngularJS
8 67 (5.12%) HTML5
8 67 (5.12%) RESTful
8 67 (5.12%) SOAP
9 66 (5.04%) ASP.NET
10 58 (4.43%) JSON
11 49 (3.74%) jQuery
12 41 (3.13%) Sass
13 38 (2.90%) CSS3
14 37 (2.83%) Spring
15 36 (2.75%) ASP.NET MVC
16 33 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
17 30 (2.29%) Middleware
18 27 (2.06%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 121 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (5.96%) Management Information System
3 70 (5.35%) Mobile App
4 53 (4.05%) User Experience
5 40 (3.06%) Client/Server
6 32 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
7 27 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (1.22%) N-Tier
10 15 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
10 15 (1.15%) Social Media
11 12 (0.92%) Blog
11 12 (0.92%) Smartphone
12 11 (0.84%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.76%) Smart Meter
14 9 (0.69%) Animation
14 9 (0.69%) Cloud Native
14 9 (0.69%) CMDB
15 8 (0.61%) Internet of Things
16 7 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 112 (8.56%) Windows
2 97 (7.41%) Linux
3 44 (3.36%) Unix
4 36 (2.75%) Apple iOS
5 34 (2.60%) Android
6 10 (0.76%) Windows 10
6 10 (0.76%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.53%) AIX
9 4 (0.31%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.23%) OS/2
11 2 (0.15%) Solaris
11 2 (0.15%) VMS
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.076%) CentOS
12 1 (0.076%) Debian
12 1 (0.076%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.076%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.076%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 665 (50.80%) Agile Software Development
2 564 (43.09%) Test Automation
3 225 (17.19%) Scrum
4 199 (15.20%) Test Scripting
5 184 (14.06%) SDLC
6 164 (12.53%) Project Management
7 146 (11.15%) Manual Testing
8 143 (10.92%) Software Testing
9 138 (10.54%) TDD
10 132 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
11 131 (10.01%) Regression Testing
12 129 (9.85%) BDD
13 122 (9.32%) DevOps
14 119 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
15 116 (8.86%) Software Engineering
15 116 (8.86%) Test Strategy
16 110 (8.40%) Continuous Improvement
17 107 (8.17%) Mentoring
18 101 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
19 95 (7.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 337 (25.74%) C#
2 314 (23.99%) SQL
3 246 (18.79%) Java
4 212 (16.20%) JavaScript
5 154 (11.76%) Python
6 48 (3.67%) PHP
7 38 (2.90%) C
7 38 (2.90%) Ruby
8 37 (2.83%) C++
9 34 (2.60%) T-SQL
10 24 (1.83%) PL/SQL
11 22 (1.68%) PowerShell
12 18 (1.38%) TypeScript
13 16 (1.22%) Perl
14 13 (0.99%) ABAP
15 11 (0.84%) Apex Code
15 11 (0.84%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.84%) XPath
16 9 (0.69%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 193 (14.74%) Degree
2 174 (13.29%) ISTQB
3 99 (7.56%) ISEB
4 57 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (2.67%) PMP
6 32 (2.44%) PMI Certification
7 29 (2.22%) Security Cleared
8 23 (1.76%) SC Cleared
9 20 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 14 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.46%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.38%) APMP
13 5 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.38%) HND
14 4 (0.31%) CCNP
14 4 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.31%) JNCIS
15 3 (0.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.44%) PMO
2 15 (1.15%) SLA
3 10 (0.76%) COBIT
4 9 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.31%) GDPR
6 4 (0.31%) NIST
7 3 (0.23%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.15%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.076%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.076%) ARP4754
9 1 (0.076%) ARP4761
9 1 (0.076%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.076%) DO-254
9 1 (0.076%) GAMP
9 1 (0.076%) GxP
9 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.076%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.076%) TickIT
System Software
1 57 (4.35%) Docker
2 20 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.22%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.23%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.15%) XenApp
8 1 (0.076%) Firmware
8 1 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.076%) Varnish
8 1 (0.076%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.076%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (3.44%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (2.06%) Kubernetes
3 18 (1.38%) Ansible
4 15 (1.15%) Puppet
5 13 (0.99%) HP ALM
6 12 (0.92%) Terraform
7 11 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.31%) CloudHub
9 3 (0.23%) RSA Archer
10 2 (0.15%) Nagios
11 1 (0.076%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.076%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.076%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.076%) Kibana
11 1 (0.076%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.076%) rkt
11 1 (0.076%) SCCM
11 1 (0.076%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 188 (14.36%) Microsoft
2 86 (6.57%) Oracle
3 43 (3.28%) SAP
4 32 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (2.06%) Adobe
6 26 (1.99%) Google
6 26 (1.99%) HP
7 21 (1.60%) VMware
8 19 (1.45%) IBM
9 15 (1.15%) Atlassian
10 13 (0.99%) Citrix
11 9 (0.69%) MuleSoft
11 9 (0.69%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.53%) Cisco
12 7 (0.53%) Informatica
13 6 (0.46%) Capita
13 6 (0.46%) Cognos
13 6 (0.46%) Remedy
13 6 (0.46%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.46%) Xamarin