QA Jobs in the South East

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South East

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 21 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
21 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 41 26 52
Rank change year-on-year -15 +26 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 631 1,234 996
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.90% 8.02% 5.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.90% 39.95% 34.57%
Number of salaries quoted 333 458 694
10th Percentile £30,000 £37,125 £35,663
25th Percentile £38,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -13.04% +4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £64,000 £71,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £79,250 £82,500 £78,375
England median annual salary £58,000 £60,000 £59,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +1.69% +7.27%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South East

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,978 3,089 2,881
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 15.36% 20.07% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,278 1,435 1,878
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,600 £28,750
25th Percentile £34,750 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,875 £81,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in the South East

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Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in the South East.

Salary trend for QA in the South East

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Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in the South East over the 6 months to 21 February 2024.

Salary histogram for QA in the South East

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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 21 February 2024. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -35 242 £50,000 -9.09% 76
Hampshire +28 163 £45,000 -10.00% 33
Berkshire -20 156 £55,000 -15.38% 42
Surrey +47 124 £50,000 -25.93% 30
Buckinghamshire -36 46 £45,000 -14.29% 14
Oxfordshire -41 40 £45,000 -21.74% 21
Kent -27 37 £37,000 -38.33% 10
West Sussex -21 31 £65,000 +23.81% 8
East Sussex -15 27 £52,500 -8.70% 7
Middlesex +13 6 £47,750 -38.39%
Sussex - 1 - - 2
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England

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Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 48 (7.61%) SAS
2 11 (1.74%) CMS
3 8 (1.27%) Confluence
4 6 (0.95%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.63%) Documentum
6 3 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.32%) Apache
7 2 (0.32%) nginx
7 2 (0.32%) WordPress
8 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) SPSS
5 1 (0.16%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.11%) Salesforce CRM
2 4 (0.63%) TrackWise
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 71 (11.25%) SaaS
2 63 (9.98%) Azure
3 42 (6.66%) AWS
4 32 (5.07%) Azure DevOps
5 14 (2.22%) Serverless
6 13 (2.06%) GitHub
7 10 (1.58%) Amazon EKS
8 8 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (1.11%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 7 (1.11%) GCP
10 6 (0.95%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.95%) Azure Service Bus
11 5 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.63%) Microsoft 365
12 4 (0.63%) Route 53
12 4 (0.63%) Snowflake
13 3 (0.48%) GitHub Actions
13 3 (0.48%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (0.79%) 5G
2 5 (0.79%) Bluetooth
2 5 (0.79%) GSM
2 5 (0.79%) ISDN
2 5 (0.79%) LTE
2 5 (0.79%) PSTN
2 5 (0.79%) SSL
2 5 (0.79%) UMTS
2 5 (0.79%) VPN
2 5 (0.79%) Wireless
3 4 (0.63%) Firewall
4 3 (0.48%) DNS
4 3 (0.48%) LAN
4 3 (0.48%) SAN
4 3 (0.48%) WAN
5 1 (0.16%) DHCP
5 1 (0.16%) Internet
5 1 (0.16%) NAS
5 1 (0.16%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.61%) Base SAS
1 48 (7.61%) Metadata
2 33 (5.23%) SQL Server
3 27 (4.28%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.06%) MySQL
5 9 (1.43%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.27%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.11%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.95%) Redis
9 4 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.48%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.48%) EDRMS
10 3 (0.48%) Jackrabbit
11 2 (0.32%) Amazon Aurora
11 2 (0.32%) DynamoDB
11 2 (0.32%) Power BI
12 1 (0.16%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 59 (9.35%) Selenium
2 56 (8.87%) JIRA
3 44 (6.97%) Git
4 37 (5.86%) Jenkins
5 17 (2.69%) GitLab
6 16 (2.54%) Cucumber
7 15 (2.38%) Postman
8 10 (1.58%) Artifactory
8 10 (1.58%) SonarQube
9 9 (1.43%) TestRail
10 8 (1.27%) Cypress.io
10 8 (1.27%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.95%) Maven
12 5 (0.79%) LabVIEW
13 4 (0.63%) NUnit
13 4 (0.63%) Robot Framework
13 4 (0.63%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.63%) TestComplete
13 4 (0.63%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 227 (35.97%) Social Skills
2 149 (23.61%) Manufacturing
3 101 (16.01%) Pharmaceutical
4 82 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
5 76 (12.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 74 (11.73%) Electronics
7 69 (10.94%) Finance
8 42 (6.66%) Marketing
9 22 (3.49%) Retail
10 21 (3.33%) Organisational Skills
11 20 (3.17%) Public Sector
12 19 (3.01%) Legal
13 14 (2.22%) Aerospace
13 14 (2.22%) Telecoms
14 11 (1.74%) Influencing Skills
15 10 (1.58%) Police
16 7 (1.11%) Banking
16 7 (1.11%) Presentation Skills
17 6 (0.95%) Automotive
18 4 (0.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 73 (11.57%) Senior
2 70 (11.09%) QA Engineer
3 57 (9.03%) Quality Engineer
4 54 (8.56%) Developer
5 53 (8.40%) Analyst
5 53 (8.40%) Lead
6 48 (7.61%) Programmer
6 48 (7.61%) SAS Programmer
6 48 (7.61%) SAS Statistical Programmer
6 48 (7.61%) Statistical Programmer
7 37 (5.86%) Software Engineer
8 31 (4.91%) QA Manager
8 31 (4.91%) Tester
9 27 (4.28%) Senior Programmer
9 27 (4.28%) Senior SAS Programmer
9 27 (4.28%) Senior Statistical Programmer
10 24 (3.80%) QC Engineer
11 21 (3.33%) Automation Tester
11 21 (3.33%) Principal Statistical Programmer
12 20 (3.17%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (9.67%) XML
2 58 (9.19%) .NET
3 42 (6.66%) CSS
4 41 (6.50%) HTML
5 33 (5.23%) React
6 26 (4.12%) ASP.NET
7 24 (3.80%) AngularJS
8 21 (3.33%) HTML5
8 21 (3.33%) jQuery
9 18 (2.85%) .NET Core
9 18 (2.85%) .NET Framework
10 17 (2.69%) ASP.NET Web API
10 17 (2.69%) JSON
11 16 (2.54%) Vue
12 15 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (1.90%) Node.js
13 12 (1.90%) REST
13 12 (1.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (1.74%) Entity Framework
14 11 (1.74%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 86 (13.63%) Management Information System
2 56 (8.87%) Life Science
3 53 (8.40%) Onboarding
4 29 (4.60%) Product Ownership
5 25 (3.96%) Satnav
6 16 (2.54%) Marketing Technology
7 14 (2.22%) IoT
7 14 (2.22%) Mobile App
8 13 (2.06%) Analytical Mindset
8 13 (2.06%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.90%) N-Tier
9 12 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.43%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.11%) Legacy Systems
11 7 (1.11%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.95%) Distributed Systems
13 5 (0.79%) Acoustics
13 5 (0.79%) Augmented Reality
13 5 (0.79%) Virtual Reality
14 4 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 29 (4.60%) Windows
2 23 (3.65%) Linux
3 2 (0.32%) Android
3 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.32%) Unix
3 2 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (33.60%) Problem-Solving
2 174 (27.58%) Agile
3 149 (23.61%) Test Automation
4 134 (21.24%) Collaborative Working
5 106 (16.80%) Computer Science
6 101 (16.01%) Project Management
7 92 (14.58%) Mentoring
8 90 (14.26%) DevOps
9 84 (13.31%) Software Engineering
10 77 (12.20%) Internal Audit
11 71 (11.25%) Coaching
12 70 (11.09%) Product Requirements
13 67 (10.62%) FMEA
13 67 (10.62%) Scrum
14 65 (10.30%) Line Management
15 61 (9.67%) Continuous Improvement
15 61 (9.67%) QMS
16 60 (9.51%) Mathematics
17 56 (8.87%) Actionable Insight
17 56 (8.87%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (14.58%) C#
2 78 (12.36%) JavaScript
3 56 (8.87%) SQL
4 53 (8.40%) Python
5 49 (7.77%) Java
6 48 (7.61%) SAS Macro
7 36 (5.71%) C
8 32 (5.07%) C++
9 17 (2.69%) Perl
10 15 (2.38%) Go
11 13 (2.06%) PHP
12 9 (1.43%) Embedded C
12 9 (1.43%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.27%) TypeScript
14 7 (1.11%) Bash
14 7 (1.11%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.11%) Ruby
14 7 (1.11%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.95%) Groovy
16 2 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 148 (23.45%) Degree
2 62 (9.83%) Security Cleared
3 36 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 28 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (4.44%) ISTQB
5 25 (3.96%) Numerate Degree
6 23 (3.65%) DV Cleared
7 13 (2.06%) ISEB
8 12 (1.90%) Master's Degree
8 12 (1.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 10 (1.58%) DBS Check
10 8 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.63%) EMC Certification
13 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.63%) SAFe Agilist
14 3 (0.48%) Azure Certification
14 3 (0.48%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.16%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.24%) GMP
2 48 (7.61%) CDISC
3 22 (3.49%) Software Quality Assurance
4 9 (1.43%) Accessibility
4 9 (1.43%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.11%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.79%) Good Clinical Practice
6 5 (0.79%) GxP
7 4 (0.63%) ISO 13485
7 4 (0.63%) PMO
7 4 (0.63%) SLA
8 2 (0.32%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.32%) DO-160
8 2 (0.32%) DO-254
8 2 (0.32%) GDPR
8 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.32%) WCAG
9 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 22 (3.49%) Docker
2 10 (1.58%) Firmware
3 8 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.16%) Embedded Firmware
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (3.01%) Kubernetes
2 17 (2.69%) Terraform
3 12 (1.90%) Ansible
4 5 (0.79%) Packer
5 4 (0.63%) Kustomize
6 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.16%) Grafana
Vendors
1 49 (7.77%) Microsoft
2 19 (3.01%) Oracle
3 11 (1.74%) Salesforce
4 9 (1.43%) AppDynamics
5 8 (1.27%) Google
6 7 (1.11%) SAP
7 6 (0.95%) Atlassian
7 6 (0.95%) EMC
8 5 (0.79%) IBM
8 5 (0.79%) NEC
8 5 (0.79%) ServiceNow
8 5 (0.79%) Sun
9 3 (0.48%) Adobe
9 3 (0.48%) Micro Focus
9 3 (0.48%) VMware
10 2 (0.32%) Dell
10 2 (0.32%) HP
11 1 (0.16%) Ariba
11 1 (0.16%) BT
11 1 (0.16%) Citrix