Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 64 71
Rank change year-on-year +21 +7 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 1,536 1,394 1,375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.37% 4.55% 3.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.26% 36.92% 30.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,322 1,178 1,155
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £29,300
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,225 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 3,912 3,776 4,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.68% 12.33% 12.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3,126 3,025 3,559
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -3 508 £47,500 +5.56% 99
Hampshire +34 319 £46,000 +8.24% 32
Surrey +15 290 £51,250 +7.89% 45
Berkshire +5 275 £47,500 +5.56% 44
West Sussex +63 222 £47,500 -13.64% 19
East Sussex +4 165 £47,500 -6.86% 11
Buckinghamshire +10 115 £43,250 +4.22% 23
Oxfordshire -26 114 £52,500 +5.00% 32
Kent +6 36 £42,500 +13.33% 13
Middlesex 0 1 - - 2
QA
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 892 (58.07%) Agile Software Development
2 723 (47.07%) Test Automation
3 494 (32.16%) C#
4 405 (26.37%) SQL
5 376 (24.48%) Scrum
6 342 (22.27%) .NET
7 333 (21.68%) JavaScript
8 331 (21.55%) Java
9 327 (21.29%) Finance
10 317 (20.64%) Selenium
11 252 (16.41%) Continuous Integration
12 249 (16.21%) JIRA
13 242 (15.76%) Microsoft
14 237 (15.43%) Degree
15 212 (13.80%) Git (software)
16 205 (13.35%) SDLC
17 204 (13.28%) TDD
18 196 (12.76%) Problem-Solving
19 181 (11.78%) BDD
20 177 (11.52%) Software Engineering
21 173 (11.26%) CSS
22 170 (11.07%) Windows
22 170 (11.07%) HTML
23 168 (10.94%) Project Management
24 160 (10.42%) Web Services
25 155 (10.09%) Test Strategy
26 152 (9.90%) Manual Testing
27 148 (9.64%) Mentoring
28 144 (9.38%) Software Testing
28 144 (9.38%) Jenkins

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
1 129 (8.40%) Confluence
2 27 (1.76%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.56%) IIS
4 15 (0.98%) Apache Spark
5 14 (0.91%) Apache
5 14 (0.91%) Tomcat
6 11 (0.72%) Anypoint
6 11 (0.72%) Mule
6 11 (0.72%) Mule ESB
7 10 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (0.59%) CMS
9 8 (0.52%) ArcGIS
9 8 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (0.52%) Documentum
9 8 (0.52%) FileNet
9 8 (0.52%) WinCC
10 7 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.46%) WordPress
11 6 (0.39%) JBoss
12 5 (0.33%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 47 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
4 27 (1.76%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.72%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.52%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.065%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (0.52%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 8 (0.52%) SAP Bank Analyzer
2 8 (0.52%) SAP BPC
2 8 (0.52%) SAP FS
2 8 (0.52%) SAP MDM
3 4 (0.26%) Magento
3 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 4 (0.26%) Scribe Insight
4 3 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 2 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.065%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.065%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.065%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 136 (8.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 112 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (3.58%) SaaS
4 47 (3.06%) GitHub
5 27 (1.76%) PaaS
6 19 (1.24%) IaaS
7 15 (0.98%) Office 365
8 12 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.72%) Serverless
10 10 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (0.65%) npm
11 9 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.39%) Azure Functions
13 6 (0.39%) iPaaS
14 5 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
14 5 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
15 4 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
15 4 (0.26%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.11%) HTTP
2 13 (0.85%) Internet
3 12 (0.78%) Firewall
4 11 (0.72%) DNS
5 7 (0.46%) LAN
6 5 (0.33%) WAN
7 4 (0.26%) DHCP
7 4 (0.26%) Network Security
7 4 (0.26%) VPN
8 3 (0.20%) RS-232
8 3 (0.20%) RS-485
8 3 (0.20%) SMS
8 3 (0.20%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.13%) 3G
9 2 (0.13%) BGP
9 2 (0.13%) EIGRP
9 2 (0.13%) MPLS
9 2 (0.13%) OSPF
9 2 (0.13%) VoIP
9 2 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (2.02%) MySQL
5 30 (1.95%) Relational Database
6 28 (1.82%) NoSQL
7 26 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (1.37%) Big Data
10 18 (1.17%) Power BI
11 17 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (0.98%) MS Access
13 13 (0.85%) Hadoop
14 12 (0.78%) HBase
14 12 (0.78%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.72%) MongoDB
16 10 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
16 10 (0.65%) Data Lake
16 10 (0.65%) GIS
17 9 (0.59%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 317 (20.64%) Selenium
2 249 (16.21%) JIRA
3 212 (13.80%) Git (software)
4 144 (9.38%) Jenkins
5 136 (8.85%) WebDriver
6 124 (8.07%) Visual Studio
7 109 (7.10%) Cucumber
8 87 (5.66%) SoapUI
9 81 (5.27%) JMeter
10 68 (4.43%) Maven
11 61 (3.97%) SpecFlow
12 57 (3.71%) JUnit
13 56 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
13 56 (3.65%) Visual Studio Coded UI
14 55 (3.58%) Ranorex
15 54 (3.52%) MSTest
16 51 (3.32%) Moq
17 48 (3.13%) Subversion
18 44 (2.86%) HP UFT
19 36 (2.34%) Eclipse
General
1 327 (21.29%) Finance
2 71 (4.62%) Retail
3 53 (3.45%) Marketing
4 47 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.15%) Banking
6 32 (2.08%) Legal
7 22 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.11%) Automotive
9 16 (1.04%) Electronics
10 15 (0.98%) Publishing
11 14 (0.91%) Law
12 13 (0.85%) Games
13 9 (0.59%) Advertising
13 9 (0.59%) General Ledger
14 8 (0.52%) Back Office
15 6 (0.39%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.26%) Local Government
17 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.20%) Front Office
18 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 374 (24.35%) Developer
2 312 (20.31%) Analyst
3 255 (16.60%) QA Engineer
4 171 (11.13%) Test Analyst
5 150 (9.77%) Tester
6 145 (9.44%) Test Engineer
7 133 (8.66%) QA Analyst
8 105 (6.84%) Automation Tester
9 101 (6.58%) Senior Developer
10 96 (6.25%) .NET Developer
10 96 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
11 89 (5.79%) QA Tester
12 84 (5.47%) QA Automation Engineer
13 81 (5.27%) C# Developer
14 78 (5.08%) Software Developer
15 71 (4.62%) QA Test Analyst
16 70 (4.56%) QA Leader
17 68 (4.43%) C# .NET Developer
18 67 (4.36%) QA Automation Tester
18 67 (4.36%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 342 (22.27%) .NET
2 173 (11.26%) CSS
3 170 (11.07%) HTML
4 160 (10.42%) Web Services
5 128 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 104 (6.77%) REST
7 97 (6.32%) XML
8 92 (5.99%) ASP.NET
9 87 (5.66%) HTML5
10 74 (4.82%) WCF
11 68 (4.43%) SOAP
12 66 (4.30%) JSON
13 61 (3.97%) jQuery
14 60 (3.91%) Gherkin
14 60 (3.91%) React
15 57 (3.71%) CSS3
16 56 (3.65%) ASP.NET Web API
17 49 (3.19%) RESTful
17 49 (3.19%) Spring
18 40 (2.60%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 140 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (8.53%) User Experience
3 128 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 65 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
5 52 (3.39%) Mobile App
6 45 (2.93%) Fintech
7 39 (2.54%) Management Information System
8 33 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
9 31 (2.02%) Virtual Team
10 30 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
10 30 (1.95%) Reinsurance
11 29 (1.89%) Social Network
12 28 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
13 18 (1.17%) Tandem
14 17 (1.11%) PMI
15 15 (0.98%) CUDA
16 13 (0.85%) Algorithms
16 13 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
17 12 (0.78%) Robotics
18 11 (0.72%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 170 (11.07%) Windows
2 121 (7.88%) Linux
3 60 (3.91%) Unix
4 46 (2.99%) Android
4 46 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 20 (1.30%) Windows Server
6 14 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.52%) CentOS
8 5 (0.33%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.33%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.26%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
9 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.20%) VMS
11 2 (0.13%) Solaris
11 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.065%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.065%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 892 (58.07%) Agile Software Development
2 723 (47.07%) Test Automation
3 376 (24.48%) Scrum
4 252 (16.41%) Continuous Integration
5 205 (13.35%) SDLC
6 204 (13.28%) TDD
7 196 (12.76%) Problem-Solving
8 181 (11.78%) BDD
9 177 (11.52%) Software Engineering
10 168 (10.94%) Project Management
11 155 (10.09%) Test Strategy
12 152 (9.90%) Manual Testing
13 148 (9.64%) Mentoring
14 144 (9.38%) Software Testing
15 138 (8.98%) Waterfall
16 130 (8.46%) Regression Testing
16 130 (8.46%) Unit Testing
17 127 (8.27%) Continuous Improvement
18 123 (8.01%) Integration Testing
19 118 (7.68%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 494 (32.16%) C#
2 405 (26.37%) SQL
3 333 (21.68%) JavaScript
4 331 (21.55%) Java
5 99 (6.45%) Python
6 63 (4.10%) PHP
7 47 (3.06%) C++
8 37 (2.41%) PowerShell
8 37 (2.41%) Ruby
9 35 (2.28%) T-SQL
10 23 (1.50%) C
11 20 (1.30%) Delphi
12 16 (1.04%) Shell Script
13 15 (0.98%) Java 8
13 15 (0.98%) TypeScript
13 15 (0.98%) VB
14 12 (0.78%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.72%) F#
16 9 (0.59%) Groovy
17 8 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 237 (15.43%) Degree
2 115 (7.49%) ISTQB
3 84 (5.47%) ISEB
4 53 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 34 (2.21%) PMI Certification
6 26 (1.69%) PMP
7 24 (1.56%) Security Cleared
8 20 (1.30%) SC Cleared
9 17 (1.11%) PhD
10 15 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 10 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.46%) CBAP
14 7 (0.46%) Master's Degree
15 5 (0.33%) CISSP
16 4 (0.26%) APMP
16 4 (0.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 3 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
17 3 (0.20%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.04%) PMO
2 15 (0.98%) Data Quality
2 15 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.91%) ISO 9001
3 14 (0.91%) SLA
4 8 (0.52%) GDPR
4 8 (0.52%) IFRS
5 6 (0.39%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.20%) GPG13
6 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.13%) COSHH
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.13%) NEBOSH
8 1 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.065%) GxP
8 1 (0.065%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.065%) MISRA
System Software
1 36 (2.34%) Docker
2 19 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (0.98%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 12 (0.78%) HDFS
6 7 (0.46%) Firmware
7 5 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.26%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.26%) LXC
9 3 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.13%) XenApp
11 1 (0.065%) ACF2
11 1 (0.065%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.065%) NDS
11 1 (0.065%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.065%) RACF
11 1 (0.065%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.065%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (3.52%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (1.30%) Ansible
4 16 (1.04%) Puppet
5 14 (0.91%) HP ALM
6 12 (0.78%) Kubernetes
7 11 (0.72%) CloudHub
8 9 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
9 6 (0.39%) Terraform
10 4 (0.26%) Kibana
10 4 (0.26%) Oozie
10 4 (0.26%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.13%) vRealize
12 1 (0.065%) Consul
12 1 (0.065%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.065%) Grafana
12 1 (0.065%) Graphite
12 1 (0.065%) Graylog
12 1 (0.065%) Icinga
12 1 (0.065%) Packer
Vendors
1 242 (15.76%) Microsoft
2 99 (6.45%) Oracle
3 61 (3.97%) SAP
4 46 (2.99%) HP
5 34 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
6 29 (1.89%) Informatica
7 22 (1.43%) VMware
8 19 (1.24%) TIBCO
9 18 (1.17%) TOWER Software
10 17 (1.11%) Atlassian
10 17 (1.11%) Google
11 16 (1.04%) IBM
12 15 (0.98%) Adobe
12 15 (0.98%) Tableau
13 11 (0.72%) Citrix
13 11 (0.72%) MuleSoft
13 11 (0.72%) Talend
13 11 (0.72%) Teradata
14 9 (0.59%) Automation Anywhere
14 9 (0.59%) UiPath