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

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 66 63
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 +19
Permanent jobs citing QA 1,455 1,269 1,788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.71% 3.98% 4.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.06% 32.27% 34.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,273 1,058 1,576
South East median annual salary £44,000 £44,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.68% -0.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £68,750
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 3,823 3,933 5,232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.38% 12.33% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3,060 3,142 4,316
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 January 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 January 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 +14 645 £46,500 +3.33% 111
Berkshire +11 317 £45,000 -15.09% 53
Surrey +11 291 £45,000 -5.26% 53
Hampshire +3 246 £42,000 -6.67% 39
Oxfordshire +16 212 £52,500 +18.20% 39
East Sussex -5 148 £45,000 +28.57% 13
Buckinghamshire +17 116 £42,500 +13.33% 19
West Sussex +1 61 £55,000 +44.74% 21
Kent +21 51 £37,500 -11.76% 13
Middlesex +7 6 £70,000 +27.27% 3
Sussex -20 1 £35,000 -26.32%
QA
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 766 (52.65%) Agile Software Development
2 641 (44.05%) Test Automation
3 395 (27.15%) Selenium
4 389 (26.74%) C#
5 387 (26.60%) SQL
6 313 (21.51%) .NET
7 305 (20.96%) Scrum
8 304 (20.89%) Degree
9 299 (20.55%) Java
10 279 (19.18%) TDD
11 274 (18.83%) JavaScript
12 243 (16.70%) SDLC
13 229 (15.74%) SQL Server
14 224 (15.40%) Microsoft
15 201 (13.81%) Python
16 200 (13.75%) Computer Science
17 196 (13.47%) BDD
17 196 (13.47%) Finance
18 191 (13.13%) Manual Testing
19 184 (12.65%) HTML
20 173 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
21 171 (11.75%) Software Testing
21 171 (11.75%) Analytical Skills
22 168 (11.55%) Project Management
23 161 (11.07%) Windows
24 154 (10.58%) Web Services
25 153 (10.52%) JIRA
25 153 (10.52%) AngularJS
26 150 (10.31%) Mentoring
27 149 (10.24%) Software Engineering

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 83 (5.70%) Confluence
2 42 (2.89%) IIS
3 33 (2.27%) CMS
4 23 (1.58%) SAS
5 21 (1.44%) SharePoint
6 16 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 14 (0.96%) WebLogic
8 13 (0.89%) Apache
9 11 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (0.62%) Apache Spark
11 8 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (0.55%) JCAPS
11 8 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
11 8 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 8 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
11 8 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (2.13%) SAP S/4HANA
2 20 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.34%) Sage 1000
3 5 (0.34%) SAP CO
3 5 (0.34%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.34%) SAP FI
3 5 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.069%) FastStats
5 1 (0.069%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.069%) Magento
5 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.069%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.069%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.069%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.069%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 121 (8.32%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (6.74%) SaaS
3 58 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (1.24%) Office 365
6 17 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
8 6 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.41%) GitHub
9 5 (0.34%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.34%) PaaS
9 5 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.27%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.27%) Force.com
10 4 (0.27%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.96%) Firewall
2 27 (1.86%) TCP/IP
3 23 (1.58%) HTTP
3 23 (1.58%) VPN
3 23 (1.58%) Wireless
4 20 (1.37%) LAN
4 20 (1.37%) WAN
5 19 (1.31%) Ethernet
5 19 (1.31%) Internet
5 19 (1.31%) VLAN
6 18 (1.24%) Network Security
7 15 (1.03%) BGP
7 15 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (1.03%) OSPF
7 15 (1.03%) SNMP
8 13 (0.89%) VoIP
9 11 (0.76%) SSL
10 9 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (0.62%) SAN
10 9 (0.62%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.44%) Relational Database
3 47 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 45 (3.09%) MySQL
5 43 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 35 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (2.06%) Big Data
8 27 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (1.10%) MongoDB
13 14 (0.96%) Power BI
14 13 (0.89%) Oracle Database
15 12 (0.82%) Data Mining
16 11 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (0.69%) RDBMS
18 9 (0.62%) Hadoop
18 9 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
19 8 (0.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 395 (27.15%) Selenium
2 153 (10.52%) JIRA
3 146 (10.03%) Visual Studio
4 139 (9.55%) Cucumber
4 139 (9.55%) Git (software)
5 132 (9.07%) WebDriver
6 87 (5.98%) Jenkins
7 70 (4.81%) JUnit
8 67 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 57 (3.92%) SoapUI
10 48 (3.30%) SpecFlow
11 43 (2.96%) JMeter
12 42 (2.89%) HP UFT
13 32 (2.20%) Subversion
14 27 (1.86%) Maven
15 26 (1.79%) LoadRunner
16 22 (1.51%) NUnit
17 21 (1.44%) TeamCity
18 18 (1.24%) MSBuild
19 17 (1.17%) TestNG
General
1 196 (13.47%) Finance
2 52 (3.57%) Marketing
3 49 (3.37%) Retail
4 46 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 36 (2.47%) Banking
6 33 (2.27%) Front Office
7 30 (2.06%) German Language
8 28 (1.92%) Telecoms
9 21 (1.44%) Legal
10 17 (1.17%) Electronics
10 17 (1.17%) Publishing
11 16 (1.10%) Billing
12 11 (0.76%) Automotive
13 9 (0.62%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.55%) Advertising
15 7 (0.48%) Military
16 6 (0.41%) Games
17 5 (0.34%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.34%) Law
18 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 292 (20.07%) Developer
2 273 (18.76%) Analyst
3 206 (14.16%) QA Engineer
4 181 (12.44%) Test Engineer
5 142 (9.76%) Test Analyst
6 136 (9.35%) Tester
7 124 (8.52%) QA Analyst
8 115 (7.90%) .NET Developer
9 102 (7.01%) QA Test Engineer
10 99 (6.80%) C# Developer
11 98 (6.74%) Test Automation Engineer
12 97 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
13 86 (5.91%) QA Test Analyst
13 86 (5.91%) Software Developer
14 75 (5.15%) Architect
15 70 (4.81%) QA Automation Engineer
15 70 (4.81%) Senior Developer
16 68 (4.67%) QA Tester
17 59 (4.05%) Software Tester
18 58 (3.99%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (21.51%) .NET
2 184 (12.65%) HTML
3 154 (10.58%) Web Services
4 153 (10.52%) AngularJS
5 128 (8.80%) ASP.NET
6 118 (8.11%) CSS
7 95 (6.53%) jQuery
7 95 (6.53%) XML
8 81 (5.57%) SOAP
9 78 (5.36%) REST
10 67 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web API
11 66 (4.54%) .NET Framework
12 52 (3.57%) RESTful
13 51 (3.51%) WCF
14 49 (3.37%) HTML5
15 48 (3.30%) Middleware
16 46 (3.16%) Ajax
17 42 (2.89%) XSLT
18 38 (2.61%) CSS3
19 34 (2.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 200 (13.75%) Computer Science
2 171 (11.75%) Analytical Skills
3 96 (6.60%) Mobile App
4 78 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
5 45 (3.09%) Data Centre
6 40 (2.75%) User Experience
7 39 (2.68%) Management Information System
8 36 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
9 34 (2.34%) Virtual Team
10 28 (1.92%) Client/Server
11 13 (0.89%) EPoS
11 13 (0.89%) Fintech
12 12 (0.82%) Public Cloud
13 10 (0.69%) Clustering
13 10 (0.69%) CUDA
14 9 (0.62%) Algorithms
14 9 (0.62%) N-Tier
15 8 (0.55%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.55%) FlexPod
15 8 (0.55%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 161 (11.07%) Windows
2 144 (9.90%) Linux
3 54 (3.71%) Unix
4 45 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 36 (2.47%) Android
6 32 (2.20%) Windows Server
7 13 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.76%) Mac OS
8 11 (0.76%) Solaris
9 7 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.34%) Debian
10 5 (0.34%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.27%) AIX
12 3 (0.21%) CentOS
12 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.21%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 766 (52.65%) Agile Software Development
2 641 (44.05%) Test Automation
3 305 (20.96%) Scrum
4 279 (19.18%) TDD
5 243 (16.70%) SDLC
6 196 (13.47%) BDD
7 191 (13.13%) Manual Testing
8 173 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
9 171 (11.75%) Software Testing
10 168 (11.55%) Project Management
11 150 (10.31%) Mentoring
12 149 (10.24%) Software Engineering
13 146 (10.03%) Test Scripting
14 122 (8.38%) Test Strategy
15 118 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
16 107 (7.35%) Integration Testing
17 102 (7.01%) Process Improvement
17 102 (7.01%) Regression Testing
17 102 (7.01%) User Acceptance Testing
18 101 (6.94%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 389 (26.74%) C#
2 387 (26.60%) SQL
3 299 (20.55%) Java
4 274 (18.83%) JavaScript
5 201 (13.81%) Python
6 82 (5.64%) C
6 82 (5.64%) C++
7 79 (5.43%) VB.NET
8 66 (4.54%) Ruby
9 64 (4.40%) T-SQL
10 42 (2.89%) PHP
11 35 (2.41%) Shell Script
12 29 (1.99%) Bash Shell
13 16 (1.10%) Perl
14 15 (1.03%) Groovy
15 10 (0.69%) ES6
15 10 (0.69%) PowerShell
16 8 (0.55%) VB
16 8 (0.55%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 6 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 304 (20.89%) Degree
2 147 (10.10%) ISTQB
3 90 (6.19%) ISEB
4 73 (5.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 27 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (1.65%) CCNP
7 24 (1.65%) MBA
8 15 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 11 (0.76%) Security Cleared
10 10 (0.69%) PhD
11 9 (0.62%) SC Cleared
12 8 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
12 8 (0.55%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.41%) HNC
14 5 (0.34%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.34%) MCSA
14 5 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.27%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.75%) PMO
2 17 (1.17%) SLA
3 14 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (0.34%) COBIT
6 5 (0.34%) ISO 9000
6 5 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.27%) GDPR
7 4 (0.27%) TickIT
8 3 (0.21%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.21%) ISO 22301
8 3 (0.21%) PSD2
9 2 (0.14%) P3O
10 1 (0.069%) ECSS
10 1 (0.069%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 44 (3.02%) Docker
2 19 (1.31%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.62%) Firmware
6 9 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.41%) HDFS
7 6 (0.41%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.34%) vCloud
8 5 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.34%) vSphere
9 4 (0.27%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.069%) BlackBerry Internet Service
10 1 (0.069%) LXC
10 1 (0.069%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.069%) Postfix
10 1 (0.069%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 22 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (1.37%) Ansible
3 17 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.96%) Puppet
5 11 (0.76%) Kubernetes
6 8 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
6 8 (0.55%) Nagios
6 8 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 8 (0.55%) Terraform
7 6 (0.41%) Kibana
8 5 (0.34%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.27%) logstash
9 4 (0.27%) Mesos
9 4 (0.27%) Oozie
9 4 (0.27%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.21%) Marathon
11 2 (0.14%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.14%) Icinga
11 2 (0.14%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 224 (15.40%) Microsoft
2 54 (3.71%) HP
3 52 (3.57%) SAP
4 49 (3.37%) Oracle
5 43 (2.96%) Telerik
6 37 (2.54%) Cisco
7 36 (2.47%) Sophos
8 31 (2.13%) VMware
9 26 (1.79%) SolarWinds
10 24 (1.65%) Google
11 16 (1.10%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.03%) Adobe
12 15 (1.03%) Aruba
12 15 (1.03%) Remedy
13 14 (0.96%) Capita
13 14 (0.96%) CheckPoint
14 13 (0.89%) Splunk
15 12 (0.82%) F5
15 12 (0.82%) Juniper
16 11 (0.76%) Salesforce.com