Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 64 62
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 1,521 1,293 1,729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.99% 4.36% 4.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.12% 36.86% 32.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,297 1,077 1,395
South East median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16% -4.44%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 4,097 3,508 5,365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.44% 11.82% 14.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3,204 2,787 4,307
South East median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% +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 July 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 20 July 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 +10 593 £47,000 +6.82% 85
Berkshire +6 321 £46,000 -3.16% 41
Hampshire +19 299 £47,500 +18.75% 30
Surrey -14 237 £50,000 +5.26% 37
Oxfordshire +18 198 £52,000 +15.56% 31
West Sussex +48 185 £45,000 -10.00% 10
East Sussex +24 175 £45,000 +28.57% 12
Buckinghamshire -40 75 £40,500 +8.00% 13
Kent -19 33 £40,500 +8.00% 13
Sussex -14 7 £35,000 -36.36%
Middlesex +8 1 £52,500 -4.55% 1
QA
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 898 (59.04%) Agile Software Development
2 731 (48.06%) Test Automation
3 389 (25.58%) Selenium
4 388 (25.51%) C#
5 366 (24.06%) Java
6 364 (23.93%) Scrum
7 347 (22.81%) SQL
8 305 (20.05%) JavaScript
9 285 (18.74%) Finance
10 268 (17.62%) .NET
11 235 (15.45%) SDLC
12 234 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
13 224 (14.73%) Problem-Solving
14 221 (14.53%) TDD
15 215 (14.14%) Degree
16 212 (13.94%) JIRA
17 193 (12.69%) BDD
18 192 (12.62%) Microsoft
19 189 (12.43%) Git (software)
20 184 (12.10%) Web Services
21 180 (11.83%) Software Engineering
22 177 (11.64%) WebDriver
23 176 (11.57%) Test Strategy
23 176 (11.57%) Software Testing
23 176 (11.57%) Windows
24 173 (11.37%) HTML
25 169 (11.11%) Project Management
26 161 (10.59%) User Experience
27 159 (10.45%) Manual Testing
28 158 (10.39%) 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
1 134 (8.81%) Confluence
2 26 (1.71%) Tomcat
3 25 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 21 (1.38%) CMS
5 16 (1.05%) IIS
6 13 (0.85%) Apache
6 13 (0.85%) Apache Solr
6 13 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.66%) NServiceBus
8 8 (0.53%) CICS
9 7 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.46%) WordPress
10 5 (0.33%) ArcGIS
10 5 (0.33%) nginx
10 5 (0.33%) SAS
11 4 (0.26%) WinCC
12 3 (0.20%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.20%) TPMS
12 3 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 52 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.33%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.066%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.066%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.066%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.26%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.20%) Magento
3 3 (0.20%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (0.13%) Shopify
5 1 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.066%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.066%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 119 (7.82%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (6.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (2.70%) SaaS
4 27 (1.78%) GitHub
5 16 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
6 15 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (0.85%) Office 365
8 12 (0.79%) npm
9 11 (0.72%) NuGet
9 11 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
10 8 (0.53%) PaaS
11 7 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
11 7 (0.46%) IaaS
12 5 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.26%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.31%) Internet
2 13 (0.85%) Firewall
2 13 (0.85%) HTTP
3 11 (0.72%) DNS
4 9 (0.59%) LAN
5 7 (0.46%) WAN
6 6 (0.39%) Network Security
6 6 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.33%) DHCP
8 4 (0.26%) RS-232
8 4 (0.26%) RS-485
8 4 (0.26%) SMS
8 4 (0.26%) SSL
9 3 (0.20%) SSH
9 3 (0.20%) VoIP
9 3 (0.20%) ZigBee
10 2 (0.13%) FTP
10 2 (0.13%) SAN
10 2 (0.13%) SMTP
10 2 (0.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
3 42 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 33 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (1.58%) Big Data
8 23 (1.51%) MySQL
9 21 (1.38%) MongoDB
10 17 (1.12%) NoSQL
11 15 (0.99%) DB2
12 12 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (0.72%) QlikView
14 9 (0.59%) SQLite
15 7 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (0.46%) GIS
15 7 (0.46%) Power BI
16 5 (0.33%) Redis
16 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
17 4 (0.26%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 389 (25.58%) Selenium
2 212 (13.94%) JIRA
3 189 (12.43%) Git (software)
4 177 (11.64%) WebDriver
5 157 (10.32%) Cucumber
6 143 (9.40%) Jenkins
7 79 (5.19%) Visual Studio
8 76 (5.00%) SpecFlow
9 73 (4.80%) SoapUI
10 61 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
11 58 (3.81%) HP UFT
12 53 (3.48%) JMeter
13 52 (3.42%) JUnit
14 50 (3.29%) NUnit
15 39 (2.56%) Subversion
16 32 (2.10%) Maven
17 27 (1.78%) Bitbucket
18 25 (1.64%) IntelliJ
18 25 (1.64%) Moq
19 23 (1.51%) MSTest
General
1 285 (18.74%) Finance
2 76 (5.00%) Retail
3 50 (3.29%) Marketing
4 31 (2.04%) Games
5 27 (1.78%) Electronics
6 26 (1.71%) Legal
7 21 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 14 (0.92%) Automotive
10 12 (0.79%) Billing
10 12 (0.79%) Law
11 11 (0.72%) Banking
12 8 (0.53%) Publishing
13 6 (0.39%) Avionics
14 5 (0.33%) Advertising
15 3 (0.20%) Back Office
15 3 (0.20%) Local Government
15 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.13%) Arabic Language
16 2 (0.13%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 339 (22.29%) Analyst
2 313 (20.58%) Developer
3 250 (16.44%) QA Engineer
4 212 (13.94%) Test Analyst
5 175 (11.51%) Tester
6 147 (9.66%) Test Engineer
7 144 (9.47%) QA Analyst
8 131 (8.61%) QA Tester
9 112 (7.36%) QA Automation Engineer
10 104 (6.84%) Automation Tester
11 96 (6.31%) QA Test Engineer
12 94 (6.18%) QA Test Analyst
13 86 (5.65%) Senior Developer
14 85 (5.59%) Senior Analyst
15 80 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
16 75 (4.93%) Automation Test Analyst
16 75 (4.93%) Software Developer
17 72 (4.73%) QA Automation Tester
18 57 (3.75%) Senior Test Analyst
19 54 (3.55%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (17.62%) .NET
2 184 (12.10%) Web Services
3 173 (11.37%) HTML
4 156 (10.26%) CSS
5 143 (9.40%) AngularJS
6 104 (6.84%) REST
7 83 (5.46%) HTML5
8 70 (4.60%) ASP.NET
9 67 (4.40%) SOAP
10 63 (4.14%) Gherkin
11 57 (3.75%) JSON
12 56 (3.68%) XML
13 50 (3.29%) RESTful
14 47 (3.09%) CSS3
14 47 (3.09%) jQuery
14 47 (3.09%) React
15 44 (2.89%) WCF
16 41 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
17 38 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
17 38 (2.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 161 (10.59%) User Experience
2 143 (9.40%) Computer Science
3 136 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (5.52%) Self-Motivation
5 59 (3.88%) Mobile App
6 48 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
7 40 (2.63%) Fintech
8 24 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.25%) Mainframe
10 17 (1.12%) Client/Server
11 15 (0.99%) CUDA
11 15 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (0.85%) Data Centre
12 13 (0.85%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 12 (0.79%) Social Network
14 11 (0.72%) Algorithms
15 9 (0.59%) PMI
15 9 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 176 (11.57%) Windows
2 119 (7.82%) Linux
3 45 (2.96%) Unix
4 40 (2.63%) Android
5 31 (2.04%) Windows Server
6 27 (1.78%) Apple iOS
7 13 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.72%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.59%) CentOS
10 6 (0.39%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.33%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.33%) zOS
12 4 (0.26%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.13%) AIX
14 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.066%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 898 (59.04%) Agile Software Development
2 731 (48.06%) Test Automation
3 364 (23.93%) Scrum
4 235 (15.45%) SDLC
5 234 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 224 (14.73%) Problem-Solving
7 221 (14.53%) TDD
8 193 (12.69%) BDD
9 180 (11.83%) Software Engineering
10 176 (11.57%) Software Testing
10 176 (11.57%) Test Strategy
11 169 (11.11%) Project Management
12 159 (10.45%) Manual Testing
13 146 (9.60%) Regression Testing
14 137 (9.01%) Waterfall
15 136 (8.94%) Continuous Improvement
16 129 (8.48%) Mentoring
17 126 (8.28%) Integration Testing
18 123 (8.09%) Functional Testing
19 121 (7.96%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 388 (25.51%) C#
2 366 (24.06%) Java
3 347 (22.81%) SQL
4 305 (20.05%) JavaScript
5 130 (8.55%) Python
6 74 (4.87%) C++
7 44 (2.89%) C
8 41 (2.70%) Ruby
8 41 (2.70%) T-SQL
9 34 (2.24%) Bash Shell
9 34 (2.24%) PHP
10 31 (2.04%) PowerShell
11 29 (1.91%) Perl
12 17 (1.12%) COBOL
12 17 (1.12%) Delphi
13 11 (0.72%) TypeScript
14 9 (0.59%) Go
14 9 (0.59%) Kotlin
15 8 (0.53%) VB
15 8 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 215 (14.14%) Degree
2 158 (10.39%) ISTQB
3 107 (7.03%) ISEB
4 52 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 24 (1.58%) PMI Certification
7 22 (1.45%) PhD
7 22 (1.45%) Security Cleared
8 15 (0.99%) PMP
8 15 (0.99%) SC Cleared
9 13 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.59%) Master's Degree
10 9 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.46%) CBAP
12 7 (0.46%) CCNP
12 7 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.39%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (1.91%) SLA
2 26 (1.71%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.59%) GCP
4 9 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.53%) PMO
6 4 (0.26%) GDPR
7 2 (0.13%) COBIT
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.066%) GAMP
8 1 (0.066%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 27 (1.78%) Docker
2 15 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.72%) Firmware
4 10 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.39%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.26%) ACF2
6 4 (0.26%) LXC
6 4 (0.26%) RACF
7 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.13%) vCloud
8 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.13%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.13%) vSphere
9 1 (0.066%) KVM
9 1 (0.066%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.066%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 26 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.12%) HP ALM
4 12 (0.79%) Puppet
5 9 (0.59%) Ansible
6 7 (0.46%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.33%) Grafana
7 5 (0.33%) Graphite
7 5 (0.33%) Graylog
7 5 (0.33%) Icinga
8 3 (0.20%) Terraform
9 2 (0.13%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.13%) vRealize
10 1 (0.066%) Nagios
10 1 (0.066%) Nmap
10 1 (0.066%) SCCM
10 1 (0.066%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 192 (12.62%) Microsoft
2 75 (4.93%) Oracle
3 62 (4.08%) HP
4 46 (3.02%) SAP
5 33 (2.17%) Google
6 29 (1.91%) VMware
7 24 (1.58%) Capita
8 16 (1.05%) TIBCO
9 15 (0.99%) Talend
10 14 (0.92%) Atlassian
10 14 (0.92%) TOWER Software
11 12 (0.79%) IBM
11 12 (0.79%) Informatica
12 11 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (0.66%) Adobe
13 10 (0.66%) Cadence
13 10 (0.66%) Cisco
14 9 (0.59%) SolarWinds
15 6 (0.39%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.39%) Tableau