Period
to

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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South East
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 58 45 40
Rank change year-on-year -13 -5 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 1,047 765 992
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.19% 5.72% 5.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.19% 37.85% 41.47%
Number of salaries quoted 636 573 767
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,250 £42,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +14.13%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £76,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +7.84%

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 3,155 2,021 2,392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.64% 15.10% 14.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,900 1,313 1,836
10th Percentile £28,725 £30,750 £28,875
25th Percentile £37,500 £40,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £78,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - - +10.00%

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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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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 -9 381 £60,000 +9.09% 47
Surrey -21 199 £55,000 +4.76% 18
Hampshire +4 198 £55,000 +15.79% 22
Berkshire -29 156 £55,000 +10.00% 19
Oxfordshire -5 118 £75,000 +36.36% 15
West Sussex +14 112 £57,500 +15.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -4 107 £55,000 - 13
Kent -2 77 £65,000 +62.50% 11
East Sussex -4 60 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Home Counties - 5 £50,500 -
Middlesex - 4 £55,500 -
Isle of Wight - 4 £30,750 -
Sussex +8 2 £54,000 +20.00% 1
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England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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.

1 547 (52.24%) Agile
2 455 (43.46%) Test Automation
3 364 (34.77%) C#
4 287 (27.41%) .NET
5 273 (26.07%) Social Skills
6 269 (25.69%) DevOps
7 250 (23.88%) Scrum
8 243 (23.21%) Software Engineering
9 232 (22.16%) CI/CD
10 224 (21.39%) Selenium
11 209 (19.96%) Azure
12 201 (19.20%) Finance
13 192 (18.34%) Software Testing
14 188 (17.96%) Java
15 186 (17.77%) Degree
16 182 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
17 171 (16.33%) JavaScript
18 170 (16.24%) SQL
19 162 (15.47%) Mentoring
20 156 (14.90%) Problem-Solving
21 151 (14.42%) Python
22 145 (13.85%) SDLC
23 140 (13.37%) Linux
24 127 (12.13%) SpecFlow
25 126 (12.03%) AWS
26 125 (11.94%) SQL Server
27 124 (11.84%) Computer Science
28 123 (11.75%) Microsoft
29 121 (11.56%) CSS
30 114 (10.89%) Analytics

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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 (6.11%) Elasticsearch
2 30 (2.87%) CMS
3 17 (1.62%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.53%) Confluence
5 6 (0.57%) WordPress
6 5 (0.48%) Apache
6 5 (0.48%) Drupal
7 4 (0.38%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.38%) Tornado
8 3 (0.29%) Moodle
8 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.29%) WildFly
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.096%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.096%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.096%) JBoss
10 1 (0.096%) Mule
10 1 (0.096%) nginx
10 1 (0.096%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (2.29%) Campfire
3 17 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.19%) Windchill
10 1 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.096%) InDesign
10 1 (0.096%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.38%) SAP IBP
2 4 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 3 (0.29%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.096%) Magento
5 1 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 209 (19.96%) Azure
2 126 (12.03%) AWS
3 55 (5.25%) SaaS
4 27 (2.58%) GCP
5 22 (2.10%) npm
6 21 (2.01%) Microsoft 365
6 21 (2.01%) Power Platform
7 16 (1.53%) Serverless
8 15 (1.43%) PaaS
9 14 (1.34%) IaaS
10 13 (1.24%) GitHub
11 9 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.76%) Amazon Kinesis
12 8 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.67%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.48%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.48%) PowerApps
14 5 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
14 5 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.44%) SNA
2 33 (3.15%) Broadband
3 15 (1.43%) Firewall
4 9 (0.86%) HTTP
5 7 (0.67%) 5G
5 7 (0.67%) Network Security
5 7 (0.67%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (0.48%) SMTP
7 5 (0.48%) VoIP
7 5 (0.48%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.38%) Internet
8 4 (0.38%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.38%) xDSL
9 3 (0.29%) 4G
9 3 (0.29%) BGP
9 3 (0.29%) LTE
9 3 (0.29%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (0.29%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.73%) NoSQL
3 34 (3.25%) MySQL
4 29 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (2.39%) Redis
6 24 (2.29%) MongoDB
7 21 (2.01%) Big Data
7 21 (2.01%) SSDT
8 18 (1.72%) Relational Database
9 16 (1.53%) Power BI
10 14 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.76%) GIS
12 8 (0.76%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.57%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.48%) Electronic Patient Records
14 5 (0.48%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.38%) MariaDB
16 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 224 (21.39%) Selenium
2 127 (12.13%) SpecFlow
3 91 (8.69%) JIRA
4 72 (6.88%) Visual Studio
5 65 (6.21%) Git (software)
6 46 (4.39%) Cucumber
7 44 (4.20%) Jenkins
8 33 (3.15%) Postman
9 31 (2.96%) Cypress.io
10 27 (2.58%) Appium
11 23 (2.20%) JMeter
12 22 (2.10%) ESLint
12 22 (2.10%) TeamCity
13 17 (1.62%) Jasmine
14 16 (1.53%) NUnit
15 14 (1.34%) WebDriver
16 12 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
17 11 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
17 11 (1.05%) REST Assured
18 9 (0.86%) Zephyr
General
1 273 (26.07%) Social Skills
2 201 (19.20%) Finance
3 79 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (5.73%) Telecoms
5 59 (5.64%) Marketing
6 51 (4.87%) Manufacturing
7 42 (4.01%) Banking
8 39 (3.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 30 (2.87%) Retail
10 26 (2.48%) Organisational Skills
11 21 (2.01%) Financial Institution
12 20 (1.91%) Legal
13 19 (1.81%) Advertising
14 15 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (1.43%) Public Sector
15 14 (1.34%) Presentation Skills
16 12 (1.15%) Electronics
16 12 (1.15%) Law
17 11 (1.05%) Influencing Skills
18 9 (0.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 235 (22.45%) Developer
2 148 (14.14%) Software Engineer
3 134 (12.80%) QA Engineer
4 111 (10.60%) Analyst
5 90 (8.60%) Automation Engineer
6 83 (7.93%) Senior Developer
7 80 (7.64%) QA Automation Engineer
8 69 (6.59%) Software Developer
9 52 (4.97%) Embedded Engineer
9 52 (4.97%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 47 (4.49%) Tester
11 46 (4.39%) Project Manager
12 44 (4.20%) IT Manager
13 43 (4.11%) Full Stack Developer
14 41 (3.92%) .NET Developer
14 41 (3.92%) Developer in Test
14 41 (3.92%) QA Analyst
14 41 (3.92%) Test Engineer
15 40 (3.82%) QA Leader
15 40 (3.82%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (27.41%) .NET
2 121 (11.56%) CSS
3 111 (10.60%) HTML
4 81 (7.74%) ASP.NET
5 78 (7.45%) React
6 76 (7.26%) .NET Core
7 70 (6.69%) AngularJS
8 53 (5.06%) .NET Framework
9 51 (4.87%) CSS3
9 51 (4.87%) XML
10 42 (4.01%) Gherkin
11 38 (3.63%) ASP.NET MVC
12 32 (3.06%) Elastic Stack
12 32 (3.06%) Sass
13 31 (2.96%) HTML5
13 31 (2.96%) Web Services
14 30 (2.87%) REST
15 25 (2.39%) jQuery
15 25 (2.39%) SOAP
16 24 (2.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.69%) User Experience
2 55 (5.25%) Management Information System
3 54 (5.16%) IoT
4 41 (3.92%) Cyberattack
5 39 (3.72%) Embedded Systems
5 39 (3.72%) Virtual Team
6 38 (3.63%) Cyber Defence
7 35 (3.34%) Social Network
8 26 (2.48%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (1.62%) ASIC
10 17 (1.62%) FPGA
11 16 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (1.24%) Algorithms
13 12 (1.15%) ARM Cortex
13 12 (1.15%) Data Centre
14 10 (0.96%) NHS
14 10 (0.96%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.86%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 140 (13.37%) Linux
2 54 (5.16%) Windows
3 24 (2.29%) Apple iOS
4 20 (1.91%) Android
5 15 (1.43%) Unix
6 7 (0.67%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (0.57%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.29%) SUSE
9 3 (0.29%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.096%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (52.24%) Agile
2 455 (43.46%) Test Automation
3 269 (25.69%) DevOps
4 250 (23.88%) Scrum
5 243 (23.21%) Software Engineering
6 232 (22.16%) CI/CD
7 192 (18.34%) Software Testing
8 182 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
9 162 (15.47%) Mentoring
10 156 (14.90%) Problem-Solving
11 145 (13.85%) SDLC
12 124 (11.84%) Computer Science
13 114 (10.89%) Analytics
14 102 (9.74%) TDD
15 99 (9.46%) Full Stack Development
15 99 (9.46%) Sprint Planning
16 92 (8.79%) Fintech
17 85 (8.12%) BDD
17 85 (8.12%) Cybersecurity
18 84 (8.02%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 364 (34.77%) C#
2 188 (17.96%) Java
3 171 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 170 (16.24%) SQL
5 151 (14.42%) Python
6 93 (8.88%) C
7 82 (7.83%) C++
8 80 (7.64%) TypeScript
9 55 (5.25%) Groovy
10 41 (3.92%) Scala
11 35 (3.34%) Embedded C
12 34 (3.25%) PowerShell
12 34 (3.25%) T-SQL
13 31 (2.96%) Bash
14 30 (2.87%) PHP
15 19 (1.81%) VB
16 18 (1.72%) Perl
16 18 (1.72%) VB6
17 12 (1.15%) Embedded C++
17 12 (1.15%) Go
Qualifications
1 186 (17.77%) Degree
2 70 (6.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 49 (4.68%) ISTQB
4 28 (2.67%) ISEB
5 27 (2.58%) PMI Certification
5 27 (2.58%) PMP
6 26 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 21 (2.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (2.01%) Security Cleared
8 14 (1.34%) Master's Degree
8 14 (1.34%) SC Cleared
9 12 (1.15%) PhD
10 9 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.76%) CISSP
12 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.48%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.48%) MCSE
13 5 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.87%) GDPR
2 30 (2.87%) WCAG
3 20 (1.91%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.43%) Accessibility
5 14 (1.34%) PMO
6 12 (1.15%) SLA
7 11 (1.05%) Good Clinical Practice
8 10 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.86%) GMP
10 7 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.57%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.48%) HL7
13 4 (0.38%) NIST
13 4 (0.38%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.19%) Def Stans
15 1 (0.096%) CDISC
15 1 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials
15 1 (0.096%) ISO 31000
15 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 15288
15 1 (0.096%) MISRA
System Software
1 109 (10.41%) Docker
2 58 (5.54%) Firmware
3 14 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.76%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.48%) KVM
6 4 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 58 (5.54%) Kubernetes
2 32 (3.06%) Kibana
3 28 (2.67%) Terraform
4 6 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.38%) Ansible
5 4 (0.38%) Avamar
5 4 (0.38%) vRealize
6 2 (0.19%) PTC Integrity
7 1 (0.096%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.096%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.096%) SCCM
Vendors
1 123 (11.75%) Microsoft
2 28 (2.67%) Oracle
3 26 (2.48%) SAP
4 25 (2.39%) VMware
5 24 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (2.20%) Google
7 19 (1.81%) ANSYS
7 19 (1.81%) Bloomberg
8 17 (1.62%) Adobe
9 14 (1.34%) Cisco
10 10 (0.96%) Cadence
11 9 (0.86%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.67%) EMC
13 6 (0.57%) Apple
13 6 (0.57%) BMC
13 6 (0.57%) Fujitsu
13 6 (0.57%) HP
13 6 (0.57%) RedGate
14 5 (0.48%) IBM
15 4 (0.38%) Citrix