Period
to 19 April 2018

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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 64 62
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 1,563 1,284 1,789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.95% 4.26% 4.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.52% 36.04% 32.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,377 1,058 1,510
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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 4,058 3,563 5,520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.85% 11.81% 14.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3,208 2,854 4,538
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 2018. 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 +9 688 £45,000 +12.50% 109
Berkshire +18 383 £45,000 - 67
Hampshire +9 275 £42,500 - 50
Surrey -6 267 £45,000 -5.26% 21
Oxfordshire +6 214 £52,500 +31.25% 30
East Sussex +10 176 £45,000 +28.57% 11
West Sussex +28 116 £45,000 - 19
Buckinghamshire -21 92 £40,000 +6.67% 12
Kent -10 37 £39,375 -1.56% 11
Sussex -17 8 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Middlesex -4 3 £46,250 -15.91% 1
QA
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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.

1 869 (55.60%) Agile Software Development
2 737 (47.15%) Test Automation
3 438 (28.02%) Selenium
4 414 (26.49%) SQL
5 400 (25.59%) C#
6 343 (21.94%) Scrum
7 302 (19.32%) Java
8 284 (18.17%) TDD
9 279 (17.85%) Degree
10 276 (17.66%) .NET
11 257 (16.44%) JavaScript
12 254 (16.25%) SDLC
13 242 (15.48%) Finance
14 217 (13.88%) Continuous Integration
15 215 (13.76%) SQL Server
15 215 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
16 200 (12.80%) JIRA
17 199 (12.73%) Microsoft
18 198 (12.67%) Computer Science
19 193 (12.35%) Software Testing
20 191 (12.22%) HTML
21 190 (12.16%) Manual Testing
22 187 (11.96%) BDD
23 185 (11.84%) Windows
24 181 (11.58%) Test Strategy
25 177 (11.32%) ISTQB
26 173 (11.07%) WebDriver
27 168 (10.75%) Test Scripting
28 162 (10.36%) Git (software)
28 162 (10.36%) Python

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
1 123 (7.87%) Confluence
2 29 (1.86%) IIS
3 26 (1.66%) Tomcat
4 25 (1.60%) CMS
5 22 (1.41%) SharePoint
6 20 (1.28%) Apache
7 14 (0.90%) Apache Solr
8 13 (0.83%) SAS
9 12 (0.77%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.64%) NServiceBus
10 10 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 10 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.58%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.51%) JCAPS
12 8 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
12 8 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
13 5 (0.32%) nginx
Applications
1 53 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.064%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.064%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.064%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.26%) SAP HCM
4 3 (0.19%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.19%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.064%) Magento
5 1 (0.064%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.064%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.064%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.064%) Shopify
5 1 (0.064%) TrackWise
5 1 (0.064%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 121 (7.74%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (4.16%) SaaS
4 25 (1.60%) Office 365
5 21 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (1.09%) GitHub
7 12 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (0.64%) npm
8 10 (0.64%) NuGet
9 9 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
11 7 (0.45%) IaaS
11 7 (0.45%) PaaS
12 6 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.38%) BrowserStack
12 6 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
13 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.98%) Firewall
2 24 (1.54%) Internet
3 21 (1.34%) LAN
3 21 (1.34%) WAN
4 19 (1.22%) VPN
5 18 (1.15%) HTTP
5 18 (1.15%) TCP/IP
6 16 (1.02%) Network Security
7 15 (0.96%) VLAN
8 11 (0.70%) Ethernet
8 11 (0.70%) SSH
8 11 (0.70%) SSL
8 11 (0.70%) VoIP
9 10 (0.64%) BGP
9 10 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (0.64%) DNS
9 10 (0.64%) OSPF
9 10 (0.64%) SNMP
9 10 (0.64%) Wireless
10 8 (0.51%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 49 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 35 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (2.18%) Big Data
5 27 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (1.60%) MySQL
8 24 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 22 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (1.22%) DB2
10 19 (1.22%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.15%) NoSQL
12 16 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (0.70%) Power BI
13 11 (0.70%) QlikView
13 11 (0.70%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.64%) Data Mining
14 10 (0.64%) Oracle Database
15 9 (0.58%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 438 (28.02%) Selenium
2 200 (12.80%) JIRA
3 173 (11.07%) WebDriver
4 162 (10.36%) Git (software)
5 151 (9.66%) Cucumber
6 129 (8.25%) Visual Studio
7 122 (7.81%) Jenkins
8 70 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 67 (4.29%) SpecFlow
10 59 (3.77%) HP UFT
11 58 (3.71%) JUnit
12 57 (3.65%) SoapUI
13 48 (3.07%) JMeter
14 40 (2.56%) NUnit
15 30 (1.92%) LoadRunner
16 29 (1.86%) Subversion
17 21 (1.34%) Maven
18 20 (1.28%) IntelliJ
19 15 (0.96%) Bitbucket
20 14 (0.90%) Zephyr
General
1 242 (15.48%) Finance
2 81 (5.18%) Retail
3 50 (3.20%) Marketing
4 36 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 25 (1.60%) Electronics
5 25 (1.60%) Games
6 23 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.41%) Banking
8 20 (1.28%) Billing
8 20 (1.28%) Legal
9 15 (0.96%) Publishing
10 14 (0.90%) Law
11 12 (0.77%) Advertising
12 10 (0.64%) Front Office
13 8 (0.51%) Automotive
14 6 (0.38%) Avionics
14 6 (0.38%) German Language
15 5 (0.32%) Military
16 4 (0.26%) Arabic Language
16 4 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 347 (22.20%) Analyst
2 288 (18.43%) Developer
3 246 (15.74%) QA Engineer
4 217 (13.88%) Test Analyst
5 192 (12.28%) Test Engineer
6 180 (11.52%) Tester
7 175 (11.20%) QA Analyst
8 133 (8.51%) QA Test Analyst
9 124 (7.93%) QA Test Engineer
10 123 (7.87%) QA Tester
11 100 (6.40%) QA Automation Engineer
12 94 (6.01%) Test Automation Engineer
13 90 (5.76%) Automation Test Analyst
14 89 (5.69%) .NET Developer
15 85 (5.44%) Senior Developer
16 77 (4.93%) Software Developer
17 72 (4.61%) C# Developer
18 69 (4.41%) Software Tester
19 67 (4.29%) C# .NET Developer
19 67 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (17.66%) .NET
2 191 (12.22%) HTML
3 160 (10.24%) Web Services
4 147 (9.40%) CSS
5 146 (9.34%) AngularJS
6 107 (6.85%) ASP.NET
7 87 (5.57%) XML
8 81 (5.18%) REST
9 75 (4.80%) jQuery
10 68 (4.35%) HTML5
11 61 (3.90%) SOAP
12 60 (3.84%) RESTful
13 54 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
14 48 (3.07%) .NET Framework
15 45 (2.88%) Gherkin
16 41 (2.62%) JSON
16 41 (2.62%) XSLT
17 40 (2.56%) WCF
18 36 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
18 36 (2.30%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 198 (12.67%) Computer Science
2 156 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (6.40%) Mobile App
4 99 (6.33%) User Experience
5 81 (5.18%) Self-Motivation
6 64 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (2.24%) Data Centre
8 33 (2.11%) Management Information System
9 31 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
10 29 (1.86%) Fintech
10 29 (1.86%) Virtual Team
11 22 (1.41%) Client/Server
12 15 (0.96%) Mainframe
13 13 (0.83%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.70%) CUDA
14 11 (0.70%) EPoS
15 10 (0.64%) Clustering
16 9 (0.58%) Data Structures
16 9 (0.58%) N-Tier
17 8 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 185 (11.84%) Windows
2 141 (9.02%) Linux
3 49 (3.13%) Unix
4 47 (3.01%) Android
5 46 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 41 (2.62%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.70%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.45%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.32%) zOS
11 4 (0.26%) CentOS
12 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.13%) AIX
13 2 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.064%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.064%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 869 (55.60%) Agile Software Development
2 737 (47.15%) Test Automation
3 343 (21.94%) Scrum
4 284 (18.17%) TDD
5 254 (16.25%) SDLC
6 217 (13.88%) Continuous Integration
7 215 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
8 193 (12.35%) Software Testing
9 190 (12.16%) Manual Testing
10 187 (11.96%) BDD
11 181 (11.58%) Test Strategy
12 168 (10.75%) Test Scripting
13 156 (9.98%) Software Engineering
14 150 (9.60%) Project Management
15 133 (8.51%) Mentoring
16 127 (8.13%) Regression Testing
17 118 (7.55%) Functional Testing
18 116 (7.42%) Continuous Improvement
18 116 (7.42%) Waterfall
19 112 (7.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 414 (26.49%) SQL
2 400 (25.59%) C#
3 302 (19.32%) Java
4 257 (16.44%) JavaScript
5 162 (10.36%) Python
6 80 (5.12%) C++
7 75 (4.80%) T-SQL
8 65 (4.16%) C
9 45 (2.88%) VB.NET
10 44 (2.82%) Ruby
11 39 (2.50%) PHP
12 38 (2.43%) Bash Shell
13 29 (1.86%) Perl
14 25 (1.60%) PowerShell
15 20 (1.28%) Shell Script
16 14 (0.90%) COBOL
17 9 (0.58%) Go
17 9 (0.58%) Kotlin
18 8 (0.51%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
19 7 (0.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 279 (17.85%) Degree
2 177 (11.32%) ISTQB
3 124 (7.93%) ISEB
4 73 (4.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 60 (3.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (1.28%) CCNP
8 17 (1.09%) PhD
9 15 (0.96%) Security Cleared
10 14 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
12 11 (0.70%) MBA
13 10 (0.64%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.64%) SC Cleared
14 9 (0.58%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 6 (0.38%) MCSA
16 6 (0.38%) PMP
17 5 (0.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.92%) PMO
2 24 (1.54%) SLA
3 15 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.90%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.77%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.64%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.38%) GCP
8 5 (0.32%) GDPR
9 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.19%) PSD2
11 2 (0.13%) COBIT
11 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.13%) P3O
11 2 (0.13%) TickIT
12 1 (0.064%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.064%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.064%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 22 (1.41%) Docker
2 21 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.70%) Firmware
6 10 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.45%) vCloud
8 7 (0.45%) VMware NSX
8 7 (0.45%) vSphere
9 6 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.13%) ACF2
11 2 (0.13%) HDFS
11 2 (0.13%) RACF
12 1 (0.064%) KVM
12 1 (0.064%) LXC
12 1 (0.064%) Postfix
12 1 (0.064%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (1.09%) HP ALM
2 16 (1.02%) Puppet
3 14 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.77%) Ansible
5 9 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (0.45%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (0.32%) Kibana
9 4 (0.26%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.19%) Grafana
10 3 (0.19%) Graphite
10 3 (0.19%) Graylog
10 3 (0.19%) Icinga
10 3 (0.19%) logstash
10 3 (0.19%) Marathon
10 3 (0.19%) Mesos
11 2 (0.13%) SCOM
11 2 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 199 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 67 (4.29%) HP
3 48 (3.07%) Oracle
4 35 (2.24%) Google
4 35 (2.24%) VMware
5 34 (2.18%) SAP
6 29 (1.86%) Cisco
6 29 (1.86%) Sophos
7 26 (1.66%) Telerik
8 25 (1.60%) Capita
9 21 (1.34%) SolarWinds
10 17 (1.09%) Remedy
11 16 (1.02%) Adobe
12 13 (0.83%) Juniper
13 12 (0.77%) Splunk
14 11 (0.70%) Talend
15 10 (0.64%) Aruba
15 10 (0.64%) IBM
15 10 (0.64%) Micro Focus
15 10 (0.64%) Salesforce.com