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 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England / South East
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 51 58
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7  
Permanent jobs citing QA 659 963 938
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.46% 4.95% 4.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.63% 33.64% 32.54%
Number of salaries quoted 540 759 767
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £61,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - -2.43%  

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

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 1706 2863 2883
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.54% 14.72% 13.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1331 2333 2258
Median salary £44,016 £45,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.79% +1.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -13 155 £45,000 -10.00% 10
Surrey +29 151 £45,000 +7.14% 10
Hampshire -24 105 £40,000 -5.88% 17
Buckinghamshire +28 72 £37,500 - 5
West Sussex +8 53 £47,500 +13.09% 6
Oxfordshire -29 49 £31,500 -25.88% 15
Kent +19 33 £38,750 -9.35% 7
East Sussex -16 30 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Middlesex +8 5 £55,000 +37.50%
Sussex - 2 £55,000 -
QA
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for QA.

1 591 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
2 354 (27.74%) SQL
3 298 (23.35%) Degree
4 295 (23.12%) Finance
5 290 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 288 (22.57%) C#
7 281 (22.02%) Selenium
8 256 (20.06%) .NET
9 239 (18.73%) Java
10 222 (17.40%) Scrum
11 219 (17.16%) Test Scripting
12 218 (17.08%) Software Testing
13 205 (16.07%) TDD
14 197 (15.44%) Regression Testing
15 183 (14.34%) Automated Testing
16 182 (14.26%) SQL Server
17 171 (13.40%) JavaScript
18 167 (13.09%) BDD
19 166 (13.01%) HTML
20 156 (12.23%) Windows
21 155 (12.15%) Software Engineering
22 145 (11.36%) Linux
23 134 (10.50%) Python
23 134 (10.50%) Computer Science
24 132 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
24 132 (10.34%) ISTQB
25 131 (10.27%) SDLC
26 125 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
27 124 (9.72%) Mentoring
28 122 (9.56%) Test Strategy

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 27 (2.12%) SAS
2 25 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.88%) Apache
4 21 (1.65%) Confluence
5 20 (1.57%) nginx
6 16 (1.25%) CMS
6 16 (1.25%) uWSGI
7 15 (1.18%) Apache Spark
8 11 (0.86%) WordPress
9 10 (0.78%) IIS
10 9 (0.71%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (0.55%) EPiServer
13 6 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.39%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.39%) MS Project Server
14 5 (0.39%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.39%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.31%) GemFire
Applications
1 53 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.94%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.31%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.31%) FrameMaker
6 4 (0.31%) Snagit
6 4 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.078%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.078%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 27 (2.12%) Magento
2 26 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.31%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.24%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.24%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.24%) SAP FSCM
5 3 (0.24%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.24%) SAP PP
5 3 (0.24%) SAP PS
5 3 (0.24%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.16%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.078%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.078%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.078%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 65 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (4.94%) SaaS
3 56 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.25%) PaaS
5 13 (1.02%) GitHub
6 12 (0.94%) IaaS
7 7 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.47%) Office 365
9 5 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.31%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.078%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.078%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.078%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.078%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.078%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.078%) Route 53
12 1 (0.078%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.49%) TCP/IP
2 15 (1.18%) HTTP
3 13 (1.02%) VoIP
4 11 (0.86%) Wireless
5 8 (0.63%) Firewall
5 8 (0.63%) VPN
6 6 (0.47%) LDAP
6 6 (0.47%) SMTP
7 5 (0.39%) Internet
8 3 (0.24%) Extranet
8 3 (0.24%) LTE
8 3 (0.24%) MPLS
8 3 (0.24%) Network Security
9 2 (0.16%) Broadband
9 2 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.16%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.16%) GSM
9 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (14.26%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.47%) MySQL
3 52 (4.08%) Big Data
4 43 (3.37%) Hadoop
5 28 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (2.12%) NoSQL
7 21 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (1.57%) Relational Database
9 19 (1.49%) MongoDB
10 18 (1.41%) Data Mining
11 17 (1.33%) HBase
12 16 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (0.94%) Apache Hive
15 11 (0.86%) Data Lake
16 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
17 8 (0.63%) Blockchain
18 7 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 281 (22.02%) Selenium
2 111 (8.70%) WebDriver
3 107 (8.39%) JIRA
4 100 (7.84%) Visual Studio
5 97 (7.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 92 (7.21%) Git (software)
7 56 (4.39%) Jenkins
8 44 (3.45%) JMeter
9 40 (3.13%) Cucumber
10 35 (2.74%) HP UFT
11 28 (2.19%) Subversion
12 27 (2.12%) SpecFlow
13 23 (1.80%) TeamCity
14 20 (1.57%) Gatling
14 20 (1.57%) JUnit
14 20 (1.57%) MSBuild
15 17 (1.33%) SoapUI
16 16 (1.25%) GitLab
17 14 (1.10%) Gradle
18 13 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 295 (23.12%) Finance
2 65 (5.09%) Banking
3 63 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 60 (4.70%) Marketing
5 51 (4.00%) Retail
6 22 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 17 (1.33%) Publishing
8 13 (1.02%) Automotive
9 12 (0.94%) Games
10 11 (0.86%) Aerospace
10 11 (0.86%) Electronics
11 10 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.71%) Billing
12 9 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.55%) Back Office
13 7 (0.55%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.47%) Legal
15 5 (0.39%) Advertising
15 5 (0.39%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 292 (22.88%) Analyst
2 275 (21.55%) Developer
3 169 (13.24%) QA Engineer
3 169 (13.24%) Test Analyst
4 145 (11.36%) Tester
5 127 (9.95%) Test Engineer
6 123 (9.64%) QA Analyst
7 98 (7.68%) QA Tester
8 86 (6.74%) QA Test Analyst
9 82 (6.43%) QA Automation Engineer
10 78 (6.11%) C# Developer
11 70 (5.49%) .NET Developer
12 67 (5.25%) Automation Tester
13 63 (4.94%) C# .NET Developer
13 63 (4.94%) Software Analyst
14 60 (4.70%) QA Test Engineer
15 49 (3.84%) Test Automation Engineer
16 48 (3.76%) Java Engineer
17 47 (3.68%) Automation Engineer
17 47 (3.68%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (20.06%) .NET
2 166 (13.01%) HTML
3 120 (9.40%) CSS
4 104 (8.15%) Web Services
5 103 (8.07%) ASP.NET
6 79 (6.19%) XML
7 67 (5.25%) jQuery
8 66 (5.17%) HTML5
9 59 (4.62%) AngularJS
10 42 (3.29%) JSON
11 41 (3.21%) ASP.NET Web API
12 36 (2.82%) .NET Framework
12 36 (2.82%) CSS3
12 36 (2.82%) REST
13 34 (2.66%) KnockoutJS
14 32 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC
14 32 (2.51%) Middleware
15 30 (2.35%) RESTful
16 24 (1.88%) WCF
17 21 (1.65%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 134 (10.50%) Computer Science
2 125 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (4.94%) Mobile App
4 45 (3.53%) Virtual Team
5 40 (3.13%) User Experience
6 32 (2.51%) iPad
7 26 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.25%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.10%) Algorithms
10 14 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (1.02%) PMI
12 12 (0.94%) Social Media
13 10 (0.78%) Replication
14 9 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
15 8 (0.63%) Cyber Attack
15 8 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (0.63%) Fintech
15 8 (0.63%) iPhone
15 8 (0.63%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 156 (12.23%) Windows
2 145 (11.36%) Linux
3 82 (6.43%) Unix
4 43 (3.37%) Android
5 32 (2.51%) Apple iOS
6 20 (1.57%) Debian
7 17 (1.33%) Solaris
7 17 (1.33%) Ubuntu
8 15 (1.18%) Windows Server
9 12 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.86%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.39%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.39%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.31%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.078%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.078%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 591 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (17.40%) Scrum
3 219 (17.16%) Test Scripting
4 218 (17.08%) Software Testing
5 205 (16.07%) TDD
6 197 (15.44%) Regression Testing
7 183 (14.34%) Automated Testing
8 167 (13.09%) BDD
9 155 (12.15%) Software Engineering
10 132 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
11 131 (10.27%) SDLC
12 124 (9.72%) Mentoring
13 122 (9.56%) Test Strategy
14 121 (9.48%) Project Management
14 121 (9.48%) Test Automation
15 119 (9.33%) Automation Testing
16 117 (9.17%) Functional Testing
17 111 (8.70%) DevOps
18 100 (7.84%) Manual Testing
19 97 (7.60%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 354 (27.74%) SQL
2 288 (22.57%) C#
3 239 (18.73%) Java
4 171 (13.40%) JavaScript
5 134 (10.50%) Python
6 65 (5.09%) C++
7 53 (4.15%) C
8 52 (4.08%) PHP
8 52 (4.08%) Ruby
9 40 (3.13%) Perl
10 38 (2.98%) T-SQL
11 36 (2.82%) Shell Script
12 30 (2.35%) Bash Shell
13 23 (1.80%) PL/SQL
14 22 (1.72%) VB.NET
15 21 (1.65%) VB
16 17 (1.33%) PowerShell
17 13 (1.02%) Scala
18 9 (0.71%) Groovy
18 9 (0.71%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 298 (23.35%) Degree
2 132 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 118 (9.25%) ISEB
4 36 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (1.72%) MBA
6 14 (1.10%) PMI Certification
7 10 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.71%) MCP
8 9 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.55%) Security Cleared
10 6 (0.47%) APMP
10 6 (0.47%) CREST Certified
10 6 (0.47%) HNC
10 6 (0.47%) SC Cleared
11 5 (0.39%) CCNA
11 5 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.39%) MCSA
12 3 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.16%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.82%) PMO
2 32 (2.51%) SDET
3 19 (1.49%) SLA
4 11 (0.86%) ISO 14001
5 10 (0.78%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.63%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.55%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.47%) ISO 9000
9 5 (0.39%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.078%) COBIT
10 1 (0.078%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.078%) TickIT
System Software
1 26 (2.04%) Docker
2 9 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 9 (0.71%) HDFS
2 9 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.47%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.39%) BlackBerry Internet Service
5 4 (0.31%) Firmware
6 3 (0.24%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.16%) GlusterFS
7 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.16%) Varnish
7 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.078%) GPFS
8 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.078%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.078%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (1.96%) Ansible
1 25 (1.96%) Puppet
2 14 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (0.24%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.24%) Nagios
6 2 (0.16%) Cacti
6 2 (0.16%) Ganglia
6 2 (0.16%) Grafana
6 2 (0.16%) OpenView
6 2 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.16%) SCCM
6 2 (0.16%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.078%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.078%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.078%) logstash
7 1 (0.078%) SELinux
7 1 (0.078%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.078%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 290 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 82 (6.43%) Oracle
3 51 (4.00%) SAP
4 33 (2.59%) HP
4 33 (2.59%) Red Hat
5 20 (1.57%) Sophos
6 18 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (1.41%) Sun
7 17 (1.33%) VMware
8 13 (1.02%) Cisco
9 12 (0.94%) Intel
10 8 (0.63%) Apple
11 7 (0.55%) Adobe
11 7 (0.55%) Avaya
11 7 (0.55%) Facebook
11 7 (0.55%) ForgeRock
11 7 (0.55%) TOWER Software
12 6 (0.47%) Juniper
13 5 (0.39%) BT
13 5 (0.39%) Lotus
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + amazing benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + 20% Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Opensauce /New Growth Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
F4P Recruitment Consultancy
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + benefits+parking
Posted: 13 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25-40k DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Lewis Paige
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dartford, Kent
IC Resources
Salary: Salary is negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits 7% pension / Private Health 25 - 3
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + 25 days hol
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Schroders plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: ££competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Talent Analytix
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Up to £40k per annum plus superb ben
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 32,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago