Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South East
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 61 61
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +19
Permanent jobs citing QA 1300 1717 1911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.38% 4.52% 4.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.03% 32.15% 33.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1083 1383 1632
South East median annual salary £43,500 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.16% -4.44% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 3511 5341 5662
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.82% 14.07% 13.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2789 4289 4446
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -11 539 £45,000 - 51
Surrey +32 320 £47,500 +5.56% 32
Berkshire -13 295 £47,500 - 26
Hampshire -28 201 £41,500 -2.35% 20
Buckinghamshire +24 127 £37,500 - 12
Oxfordshire -10 121 £45,000 +5.88% 13
East Sussex -4 81 £36,250 -14.71% 9
West Sussex -17 76 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Kent +32 64 £37,500 -16.67% 3
Middlesex +5 6 £55,000 +37.50%
Sussex - 3 £55,000 -
Home Counties - 1 £47,500 -
QA
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 578 (44.46%) Agile Software Development
2 560 (43.08%) Test Automation
3 385 (29.62%) SQL
4 352 (27.08%) Finance
5 319 (24.54%) Selenium
6 316 (24.31%) Java
7 305 (23.46%) C#
8 285 (21.92%) Degree
9 270 (20.77%) Microsoft
10 239 (18.38%) Scrum
10 239 (18.38%) Test Scripting
11 234 (18.00%) .NET
12 215 (16.54%) TDD
13 208 (16.00%) Python
14 197 (15.15%) Software Testing
15 191 (14.69%) BDD
16 190 (14.62%) SQL Server
17 188 (14.46%) Regression Testing
18 185 (14.23%) JavaScript
18 185 (14.23%) Mentoring
19 167 (12.85%) Linux
20 166 (12.77%) Windows
21 161 (12.38%) HTML
22 158 (12.15%) Software Engineering
22 158 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
23 152 (11.69%) ISTQB
24 148 (11.38%) Project Management
25 134 (10.31%) Manual Testing
26 133 (10.23%) Functional Testing
27 128 (9.85%) WebDriver

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 26 (2.00%) nginx
2 25 (1.92%) SAS
3 22 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 21 (1.62%) Apache
5 20 (1.54%) uWSGI
6 18 (1.38%) CMS
7 17 (1.31%) Confluence
8 15 (1.15%) Apache Spark
9 11 (0.85%) IIS
10 8 (0.62%) ArcGIS
10 8 (0.62%) NServiceBus
11 7 (0.54%) EPiServer
11 7 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (0.54%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.46%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.38%) WordPress
14 4 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 82 (6.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (3.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (2.77%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
9 3 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.077%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.077%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 38 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.62%) Magento
2 8 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.38%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.15%) nopCommerce
6 2 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.15%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.15%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.077%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.077%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.077%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 68 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (4.00%) SaaS
3 50 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (0.77%) GitHub
7 8 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.54%) PaaS
9 6 (0.46%) IaaS
9 6 (0.46%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.38%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.31%) Azure Machine Learning
11 4 (0.31%) Office 365
12 1 (0.077%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.077%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.077%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.077%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.077%) Route 53
12 1 (0.077%) Trello
12 1 (0.077%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.69%) VoIP
2 19 (1.46%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.31%) Wireless
4 13 (1.00%) HTTP
5 12 (0.92%) Network Security
6 11 (0.85%) VPN
7 10 (0.77%) Ethernet
7 10 (0.77%) Internet
8 9 (0.69%) BGP
8 9 (0.69%) Firewall
8 9 (0.69%) MPLS
9 8 (0.62%) OSPF
9 8 (0.62%) VLAN
10 7 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (0.54%) Cisco ISE
10 7 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (0.54%) IPsec
10 7 (0.54%) SNMP
10 7 (0.54%) SSL
11 6 (0.46%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (14.62%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.54%) Big Data
3 56 (4.31%) MySQL
4 41 (3.15%) Hadoop
5 39 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (2.92%) NoSQL
7 36 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 35 (2.69%) Relational Database
9 34 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
10 30 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
10 30 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (1.77%) MongoDB
12 20 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (1.46%) Data Mining
14 17 (1.31%) HBase
15 15 (1.15%) Data Lake
16 12 (0.92%) Apache Hive
16 12 (0.92%) GIS
17 11 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
17 11 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 319 (24.54%) Selenium
2 128 (9.85%) WebDriver
3 125 (9.62%) JIRA
4 105 (8.08%) Git (software)
4 105 (8.08%) Jenkins
5 97 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 92 (7.08%) Cucumber
7 77 (5.92%) Visual Studio
8 48 (3.69%) JMeter
8 48 (3.69%) JUnit
9 34 (2.62%) SoapUI
10 33 (2.54%) MSBuild
11 28 (2.15%) Subversion
12 26 (2.00%) HP UFT
13 25 (1.92%) NUnit
13 25 (1.92%) SpecFlow
14 21 (1.62%) Gatling
15 20 (1.54%) GitLab
15 20 (1.54%) TeamCity
16 18 (1.38%) InstallShield
General
1 352 (27.08%) Finance
2 72 (5.54%) Telecoms
3 59 (4.54%) Marketing
4 54 (4.15%) Banking
4 54 (4.15%) Retail
5 31 (2.38%) Automotive
6 29 (2.23%) Financial Institution
7 28 (2.15%) Aerospace
8 23 (1.77%) Electronics
9 20 (1.54%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.46%) Billing
11 16 (1.23%) Investment Banking
12 15 (1.15%) Retail Banking
13 12 (0.92%) Back Office
14 11 (0.85%) Games
14 11 (0.85%) Legal
14 11 (0.85%) Publishing
15 8 (0.62%) Front Office
15 8 (0.62%) German Language
16 6 (0.46%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 299 (23.00%) Analyst
2 259 (19.92%) Developer
3 184 (14.15%) QA Engineer
4 166 (12.77%) Test Analyst
5 155 (11.92%) Tester
6 153 (11.77%) Test Engineer
7 127 (9.77%) QA Analyst
8 110 (8.46%) QA Tester
9 90 (6.92%) QA Test Analyst
10 84 (6.46%) C# Developer
11 81 (6.23%) .NET Developer
11 81 (6.23%) QA Automation Engineer
12 71 (5.46%) Test Automation Engineer
13 70 (5.38%) C# .NET Developer
14 69 (5.31%) QA Test Engineer
15 62 (4.77%) Software Tester
16 61 (4.69%) Automation Tester
17 55 (4.23%) Automation Test Analyst
18 52 (4.00%) Java Engineer
19 50 (3.85%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (18.00%) .NET
2 161 (12.38%) HTML
3 119 (9.15%) ASP.NET
4 116 (8.92%) Web Services
5 105 (8.08%) CSS
6 72 (5.54%) HTML5
7 65 (5.00%) XML
8 58 (4.46%) jQuery
9 54 (4.15%) AngularJS
10 47 (3.62%) REST
11 45 (3.46%) .NET Framework
12 42 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
13 40 (3.08%) RESTful
14 33 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web API
15 32 (2.46%) Middleware
16 30 (2.31%) CSS3
17 28 (2.15%) Spring
18 26 (2.00%) JSON
19 25 (1.92%) SOAP
20 23 (1.77%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 111 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (7.38%) Computer Science
3 57 (4.38%) Mobile App
4 41 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
5 35 (2.69%) User Experience
6 34 (2.62%) Virtual Team
7 30 (2.31%) iPad
8 25 (1.92%) Client/Server
9 23 (1.77%) Fintech
9 23 (1.77%) Management Information System
10 18 (1.38%) Algorithms
11 17 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
12 16 (1.23%) Replication
13 13 (1.00%) Data Centre
14 12 (0.92%) PMI
14 12 (0.92%) Social Media
15 11 (0.85%) Driving Licence
16 10 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
17 8 (0.62%) Data Structures
17 8 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 167 (12.85%) Linux
2 166 (12.77%) Windows
3 94 (7.23%) Unix
4 33 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (2.31%) Solaris
6 27 (2.08%) Debian
7 24 (1.85%) Ubuntu
8 22 (1.69%) Android
9 16 (1.23%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.92%) Windows Server
11 8 (0.62%) CentOS
12 7 (0.54%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.38%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.31%) AIX
15 3 (0.23%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.23%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.23%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.077%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (44.46%) Agile Software Development
2 560 (43.08%) Test Automation
3 239 (18.38%) Scrum
3 239 (18.38%) Test Scripting
4 215 (16.54%) TDD
5 197 (15.15%) Software Testing
6 191 (14.69%) BDD
7 188 (14.46%) Regression Testing
8 185 (14.23%) Mentoring
9 158 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
9 158 (12.15%) Software Engineering
10 148 (11.38%) Project Management
11 134 (10.31%) Manual Testing
12 133 (10.23%) Functional Testing
13 127 (9.77%) Test Strategy
14 101 (7.77%) Time Management
14 101 (7.77%) Unit Testing
15 97 (7.46%) SDLC
16 89 (6.85%) DevOps
17 88 (6.77%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 385 (29.62%) SQL
2 316 (24.31%) Java
3 305 (23.46%) C#
4 208 (16.00%) Python
5 185 (14.23%) JavaScript
6 106 (8.15%) C++
7 105 (8.08%) Ruby
8 86 (6.62%) C
9 55 (4.23%) Perl
10 53 (4.08%) T-SQL
11 42 (3.23%) VB.NET
12 41 (3.15%) Bash Shell
13 36 (2.77%) Shell Script
14 34 (2.62%) PHP
15 32 (2.46%) VB
16 15 (1.15%) PowerShell
16 15 (1.15%) R
16 15 (1.15%) VB6
17 14 (1.08%) PL/SQL
18 13 (1.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 285 (21.92%) Degree
2 152 (11.69%) ISTQB
3 113 (8.69%) ISEB
4 62 (4.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 34 (2.62%) Master's Degree
6 33 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 31 (2.38%) PMI Certification
8 22 (1.69%) MBA
9 19 (1.46%) PMP
10 12 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.77%) APMG
12 9 (0.69%) CCNP
12 9 (0.69%) HNC
12 9 (0.69%) Security Cleared
13 8 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.54%) SC Cleared
15 6 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
16 5 (0.38%) APMP
17 4 (0.31%) BC Cleared
17 4 (0.31%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.85%) PMO
2 23 (1.77%) SLA
3 11 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.38%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.23%) COBIT
7 3 (0.23%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.23%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.15%) TickIT
9 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.077%) P3O
9 1 (0.077%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 46 (3.54%) Docker
2 11 (0.85%) Firmware
3 10 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 10 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.69%) HDFS
5 8 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.46%) Active Directory
8 5 (0.38%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.23%) BlackBerry Internet Service
9 3 (0.23%) NFS
10 2 (0.15%) Xen
11 1 (0.077%) ACF2
11 1 (0.077%) etcd
11 1 (0.077%) GPFS
11 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.077%) RACF
11 1 (0.077%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.077%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (3.08%) Ansible
2 25 (1.92%) Puppet
3 19 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (0.46%) Nagios
6 5 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
6 5 (0.38%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.15%) Grafana
7 2 (0.15%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.077%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.077%) Consul
8 1 (0.077%) Graylog
8 1 (0.077%) Icinga
8 1 (0.077%) Kibana
8 1 (0.077%) logstash
8 1 (0.077%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.077%) SELinux
8 1 (0.077%) Terraform
8 1 (0.077%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 270 (20.77%) Microsoft
2 89 (6.85%) Oracle
3 60 (4.62%) Red Hat
4 52 (4.00%) SAP
5 46 (3.54%) HP
6 20 (1.54%) Google
7 17 (1.31%) Cisco
8 13 (1.00%) Sun
9 12 (0.92%) Apple
9 12 (0.92%) Facebook
9 12 (0.92%) VMware
10 11 (0.85%) F5
10 11 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.69%) CheckPoint
12 8 (0.62%) Aruba
12 8 (0.62%) Meraki
12 8 (0.62%) Sitecore
13 7 (0.54%) Brocade
13 7 (0.54%) ForgeRock
13 7 (0.54%) SolarWinds
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Confurmo Ltd
Salary: Competitive package dependent on experience
Posted: 2 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Exceptional Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + 10% BONUS
Posted: 7 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 65000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 65000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 65000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Petersfield, Hampshire
Networkers
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + car allowance, bonus & benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bicester, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £63,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 70000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 70000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Staffworx Ltd
Salary: circa £40K full bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £31,000 to £45,000 per annum DoE (+ v strong Benefits)
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: ££competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Dartford, Kent
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £36500 - £37000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago