Period
to 20 October 2017

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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 65 60
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 1257 1450 1903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.36% 4.10% 4.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.08% 31.47% 35.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1063 1193 1636
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £29,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,850 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 3583 4607 5399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.43% 13.03% 12.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2884 3618 4327
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 October 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 6 months to 20 October 2017. 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 +11 544 £45,750 +1.67% 49
Surrey +7 299 £47,500 - 14
Berkshire -1 261 £46,500 -7.00% 22
Hampshire -31 176 £42,500 -3.41% 13
Oxfordshire +28 164 £50,000 +23.46% 20
Buckinghamshire +20 121 £42,500 +13.33% 7
East Sussex -3 107 £51,000 +27.50% 4
West Sussex -5 61 £55,000 +37.50%
Kent +37 56 £35,500 -29.00% 6
Middlesex +6 5 £80,000 +47.47% 1
Home Counties +5 1 £47,500 -20.83%
QA
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 608 (48.37%) Agile Software Development
2 502 (39.94%) Test Automation
3 338 (26.89%) SQL
4 322 (25.62%) Java
5 313 (24.90%) C#
6 303 (24.11%) Selenium
7 274 (21.80%) Degree
8 269 (21.40%) Scrum
9 266 (21.16%) .NET
10 246 (19.57%) Finance
11 241 (19.17%) Python
12 229 (18.22%) JavaScript
13 227 (18.06%) Microsoft
14 204 (16.23%) TDD
15 188 (14.96%) BDD
16 185 (14.72%) SQL Server
17 178 (14.16%) Mentoring
18 174 (13.84%) Project Management
19 165 (13.13%) SDLC
20 152 (12.09%) Test Scripting
21 150 (11.93%) Manual Testing
22 147 (11.69%) Software Engineering
23 144 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
23 144 (11.46%) Computer Science
24 140 (11.14%) HTML
24 140 (11.14%) Linux
24 140 (11.14%) Windows
25 136 (10.82%) Software Testing
26 134 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
27 126 (10.02%) ISTQB

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 33 (2.63%) Confluence
2 28 (2.23%) SAS
3 23 (1.83%) IIS
4 21 (1.67%) CMS
5 20 (1.59%) nginx
5 20 (1.59%) SharePoint
6 16 (1.27%) uWSGI
7 11 (0.88%) Apache
8 10 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.72%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.64%) NServiceBus
10 8 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (0.56%) Drupal
12 6 (0.48%) ArcGIS
12 6 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.48%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.48%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.40%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.32%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 62 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (2.31%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.32%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 27 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 27 (2.15%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (0.72%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.40%) Sage 1000
4 4 (0.32%) Magento
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.16%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.16%) nopCommerce
6 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.080%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.080%) FastStats
7 1 (0.080%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.080%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 93 (7.40%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (5.73%) SaaS
3 37 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (0.56%) OpenShift
7 6 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
8 5 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.32%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.24%) Force.com
10 3 (0.24%) GitHub
10 3 (0.24%) IaaS
10 3 (0.24%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.83%) TCP/IP
2 22 (1.75%) Firewall
2 22 (1.75%) Wireless
3 19 (1.51%) HTTP
4 15 (1.19%) Ethernet
4 15 (1.19%) Network Security
4 15 (1.19%) VoIP
5 12 (0.95%) BGP
5 12 (0.95%) Internet
5 12 (0.95%) VPN
6 11 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (0.88%) OSPF
6 11 (0.88%) SNMP
6 11 (0.88%) VLAN
7 10 (0.80%) MPLS
8 9 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (0.72%) Cisco ISE
8 9 (0.72%) IPsec
8 9 (0.72%) SSL
9 8 (0.64%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (14.72%) SQL Server
2 55 (4.38%) NoSQL
3 50 (3.98%) MySQL
4 38 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 36 (2.86%) Big Data
6 36 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 31 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
9 28 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 26 (2.07%) MongoDB
11 20 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (1.19%) Redis
13 14 (1.11%) GIS
14 13 (1.03%) Power BI
14 13 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.72%) SQLPlus
16 8 (0.64%) Hadoop
16 8 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 303 (24.11%) Selenium
2 125 (9.94%) Cucumber
3 124 (9.86%) JIRA
4 120 (9.55%) Git (software)
5 114 (9.07%) WebDriver
6 113 (8.99%) Jenkins
7 74 (5.89%) Visual Studio
8 63 (5.01%) JUnit
9 55 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 50 (3.98%) SoapUI
11 44 (3.50%) JMeter
12 33 (2.63%) HP UFT
13 27 (2.15%) MSBuild
14 26 (2.07%) NUnit
15 23 (1.83%) Maven
16 22 (1.75%) LoadRunner
16 22 (1.75%) SpecFlow
17 21 (1.67%) TestNG
18 20 (1.59%) Subversion
18 20 (1.59%) TeamCity
General
1 246 (19.57%) Finance
2 57 (4.53%) Telecoms
3 53 (4.22%) Banking
4 49 (3.90%) Marketing
5 34 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 33 (2.63%) Retail
7 31 (2.47%) Front Office
7 31 (2.47%) German Language
8 22 (1.75%) Automotive
8 22 (1.75%) Investment Banking
9 21 (1.67%) Aerospace
9 21 (1.67%) Electronics
10 20 (1.59%) Legal
11 19 (1.51%) Billing
12 15 (1.19%) Publishing
13 14 (1.11%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.95%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.80%) Back Office
15 10 (0.80%) Games
16 6 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 260 (20.68%) Developer
2 235 (18.70%) Analyst
3 172 (13.68%) QA Engineer
4 139 (11.06%) Test Engineer
5 114 (9.07%) Test Analyst
6 108 (8.59%) Tester
7 98 (7.80%) .NET Developer
8 93 (7.40%) QA Analyst
9 91 (7.24%) C# Developer
10 84 (6.68%) C# .NET Developer
11 79 (6.28%) Test Automation Engineer
12 77 (6.13%) Architect
13 72 (5.73%) QA Test Engineer
14 69 (5.49%) QA Tester
15 67 (5.33%) QA Test Analyst
16 61 (4.85%) Software Developer
17 54 (4.30%) QA Automation Engineer
18 52 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
19 51 (4.06%) Junior
20 47 (3.74%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (21.16%) .NET
2 140 (11.14%) HTML
3 126 (10.02%) Web Services
4 125 (9.94%) ASP.NET
5 85 (6.76%) AngularJS
6 84 (6.68%) CSS
7 67 (5.33%) SOAP
8 63 (5.01%) .NET Framework
9 62 (4.93%) jQuery
10 61 (4.85%) XML
11 58 (4.61%) REST
12 52 (4.14%) ASP.NET Web API
13 47 (3.74%) RESTful
14 38 (3.02%) HTML5
15 36 (2.86%) WCF
16 35 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
17 32 (2.55%) Django
18 30 (2.39%) Middleware
19 29 (2.31%) Ajax
20 25 (1.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 144 (11.46%) Computer Science
2 134 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.85%) Enterprise Software
4 58 (4.61%) Mobile App
5 30 (2.39%) Client/Server
5 30 (2.39%) Fintech
6 26 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 25 (1.99%) User Experience
8 24 (1.91%) Data Centre
9 21 (1.67%) Virtual Team
10 20 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
11 19 (1.51%) iPad
12 16 (1.27%) Driving Licence
13 12 (0.95%) Wiki
14 9 (0.72%) FlexPod
15 8 (0.64%) iSeries
16 7 (0.56%) Algorithms
16 7 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
16 7 (0.56%) Public Cloud
16 7 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 140 (11.14%) Linux
1 140 (11.14%) Windows
2 61 (4.85%) Unix
3 28 (2.23%) Solaris
4 27 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (1.59%) Debian
5 20 (1.59%) Ubuntu
6 19 (1.51%) Android
7 13 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.03%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.80%) CentOS
9 8 (0.64%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.40%) AIX
10 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.24%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.080%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.080%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 608 (48.37%) Agile Software Development
2 502 (39.94%) Test Automation
3 269 (21.40%) Scrum
4 204 (16.23%) TDD
5 188 (14.96%) BDD
6 178 (14.16%) Mentoring
7 174 (13.84%) Project Management
8 165 (13.13%) SDLC
9 152 (12.09%) Test Scripting
10 150 (11.93%) Manual Testing
11 147 (11.69%) Software Engineering
12 144 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
13 136 (10.82%) Software Testing
14 120 (9.55%) Regression Testing
15 111 (8.83%) Functional Testing
16 106 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
17 94 (7.48%) Integration Testing
17 94 (7.48%) Unit Testing
18 89 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
18 89 (7.08%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 338 (26.89%) SQL
2 322 (25.62%) Java
3 313 (24.90%) C#
4 241 (19.17%) Python
5 229 (18.22%) JavaScript
6 106 (8.43%) C++
6 106 (8.43%) Ruby
7 94 (7.48%) C
8 61 (4.85%) VB.NET
9 46 (3.66%) Bash Shell
9 46 (3.66%) T-SQL
10 37 (2.94%) PHP
11 34 (2.70%) Perl
11 34 (2.70%) Shell Script
12 22 (1.75%) VB
13 20 (1.59%) ES6
14 15 (1.19%) Groovy
15 13 (1.03%) R
16 11 (0.88%) Embedded C
16 11 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 274 (21.80%) Degree
2 126 (10.02%) ISTQB
3 73 (5.81%) ISEB
4 54 (4.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (2.07%) MBA
6 23 (1.83%) PMI Certification
7 20 (1.59%) PMP
8 19 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (1.35%) CCNP
11 12 (0.95%) Security Cleared
12 10 (0.80%) APMG
12 10 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 10 (0.80%) SC Cleared
13 8 (0.64%) HNC
14 5 (0.40%) Master's Degree
15 4 (0.32%) CISA
15 4 (0.32%) CISM
15 4 (0.32%) CISSP
15 4 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.63%) PMO
2 22 (1.75%) SLA
3 10 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.56%) COBIT
6 6 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.40%) ISO 9000
7 5 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.24%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.24%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.24%) TickIT
10 1 (0.080%) ECSS
10 1 (0.080%) GDPR
10 1 (0.080%) P3O
System Software
1 62 (4.93%) Docker
2 14 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.88%) Firmware
5 9 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.40%) HDFS
7 4 (0.32%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.24%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.24%) NFS
8 3 (0.24%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.16%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.16%) Xen
10 1 (0.080%) ACF2
10 1 (0.080%) BlackBerry Internet Service
10 1 (0.080%) etcd
10 1 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.080%) RACF
Systems Management
1 39 (3.10%) Ansible
2 31 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.59%) Puppet
5 13 (1.03%) Nagios
6 11 (0.88%) Kubernetes
7 9 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
8 7 (0.56%) Terraform
9 4 (0.32%) Oozie
10 3 (0.24%) Icinga
10 3 (0.24%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.24%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.16%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.16%) Grafana
12 1 (0.080%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.080%) Kibana
12 1 (0.080%) logstash
12 1 (0.080%) Mesos
12 1 (0.080%) Salt
12 1 (0.080%) SCCM
Vendors
1 227 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 66 (5.25%) SAP
3 58 (4.61%) HP
4 47 (3.74%) Oracle
5 46 (3.66%) Red Hat
6 26 (2.07%) Cisco
7 23 (1.83%) Google
8 20 (1.59%) VMware
9 18 (1.43%) Telerik
10 16 (1.27%) SolarWinds
11 15 (1.19%) F5
12 13 (1.03%) CheckPoint
13 12 (0.95%) Aruba
14 11 (0.88%) IBM
15 10 (0.80%) Meraki
16 9 (0.72%) Brocade
16 9 (0.72%) Fortinet
16 9 (0.72%) Sitecore
16 9 (0.72%) Sourcefire
17 8 (0.64%) Sophos