Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 68 67
Rank change year-on-year +21 -1 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 1,521 1,252 1,555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.22% 4.33% 4.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.24% 35.71% 32.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,300 1,049 1,262
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £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 3,876 3,506 4,820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.30% 12.11% 13.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3,073 2,816 3,821
South East median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,500 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,375 £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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -1 514 £50,000 +8.70% 97
Hampshire +34 357 £45,000 +5.88% 38
Berkshire +5 274 £50,000 +5.26% 43
Surrey +1 255 £50,000 +5.26% 50
West Sussex +62 197 £45,000 -18.18% 14
East Sussex +10 169 £47,500 +5.56% 13
Oxfordshire -2 162 £50,000 - 31
Buckinghamshire -21 77 £45,000 +5.88% 23
Kent -1 33 £40,500 +14.89% 18
Sussex - 3 £35,000 -
Middlesex +12 1 - - 1
QA
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 913 (60.03%) Agile Software Development
2 736 (48.39%) Test Automation
3 464 (30.51%) C#
4 356 (23.41%) Java
5 348 (22.88%) Scrum
6 347 (22.81%) Selenium
7 339 (22.29%) SQL
8 327 (21.50%) .NET
9 322 (21.17%) JavaScript
10 318 (20.91%) Finance
11 256 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
12 223 (14.66%) Microsoft
13 218 (14.33%) TDD
14 217 (14.27%) Degree
14 217 (14.27%) JIRA
15 204 (13.41%) SDLC
16 203 (13.35%) Git (software)
17 199 (13.08%) BDD
18 188 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
19 184 (12.10%) Software Engineering
20 174 (11.44%) Test Strategy
21 168 (11.05%) Software Testing
22 167 (10.98%) Windows
23 166 (10.91%) Web Services
24 164 (10.78%) Project Management
25 163 (10.72%) HTML
26 162 (10.65%) Manual Testing
27 159 (10.45%) CSS
28 155 (10.19%) WebDriver
29 147 (9.66%) User Experience

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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
1 131 (8.61%) Confluence
2 25 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.18%) Apache
4 17 (1.12%) IIS
5 15 (0.99%) CMS
6 14 (0.92%) Tomcat
7 13 (0.85%) Apache Spark
8 12 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (0.59%) ArcGIS
10 8 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.53%) WordPress
11 6 (0.39%) JBoss
11 6 (0.39%) WinCC
12 5 (0.33%) Drupal
12 5 (0.33%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.26%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.26%) CICS
13 4 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.20%) Documentum
Applications
1 47 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
3 28 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.53%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.066%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.066%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 4 (0.26%) Scribe Insight
3 3 (0.20%) Magento
3 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 3 (0.20%) SAP Bank Analyzer
3 3 (0.20%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.20%) SAP FS
3 3 (0.20%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
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%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.066%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.066%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 121 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (2.83%) SaaS
4 35 (2.30%) GitHub
5 14 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (0.92%) Office 365
5 14 (0.92%) PaaS
6 13 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
7 11 (0.72%) npm
7 11 (0.72%) Serverless
8 10 (0.66%) IaaS
9 8 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
11 6 (0.39%) Azure Functions
11 6 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.39%) iPaaS
11 6 (0.39%) NuGet
11 6 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
12 5 (0.33%) Sauce Labs
13 4 (0.26%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.31%) Internet
2 14 (0.92%) HTTP
3 9 (0.59%) DNS
4 8 (0.53%) Firewall
5 6 (0.39%) LAN
6 4 (0.26%) RS-232
6 4 (0.26%) RS-485
7 3 (0.20%) DHCP
7 3 (0.20%) SMS
7 3 (0.20%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.13%) 2G
8 2 (0.13%) 3G
8 2 (0.13%) 4G
8 2 (0.13%) Network Security
8 2 (0.13%) VoIP
8 2 (0.13%) WAN
9 1 (0.066%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.066%) LTE
9 1 (0.066%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.066%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (1.78%) Relational Database
6 25 (1.64%) MySQL
7 23 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (1.38%) NoSQL
9 15 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (0.92%) Power BI
11 12 (0.79%) Big Data
12 11 (0.72%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.66%) GIS
13 10 (0.66%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.59%) HBase
14 9 (0.59%) Parquet
15 8 (0.53%) MS Access
16 7 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
16 7 (0.46%) Redis
17 6 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 347 (22.81%) Selenium
2 217 (14.27%) JIRA
3 203 (13.35%) Git (software)
4 155 (10.19%) WebDriver
5 138 (9.07%) Jenkins
6 131 (8.61%) Cucumber
7 106 (6.97%) Visual Studio
8 80 (5.26%) SoapUI
8 80 (5.26%) SpecFlow
9 70 (4.60%) JMeter
10 53 (3.48%) JUnit
10 53 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 52 (3.42%) Subversion
12 49 (3.22%) Maven
12 49 (3.22%) MSTest
13 46 (3.02%) Ranorex
14 45 (2.96%) HP UFT
15 42 (2.76%) Moq
16 37 (2.43%) NUnit
17 29 (1.91%) Gradle
General
1 318 (20.91%) Finance
2 65 (4.27%) Retail
3 52 (3.42%) Marketing
4 37 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 21 (1.38%) Games
5 21 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.31%) Legal
7 17 (1.12%) Automotive
7 17 (1.12%) Banking
7 17 (1.12%) Electronics
8 14 (0.92%) Publishing
9 11 (0.72%) Law
10 6 (0.39%) Back Office
11 5 (0.33%) Local Government
12 4 (0.26%) Billing
13 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.20%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.20%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 355 (23.34%) Developer
2 342 (22.49%) Analyst
3 264 (17.36%) QA Engineer
4 207 (13.61%) Test Analyst
5 156 (10.26%) Tester
6 152 (9.99%) Test Engineer
7 151 (9.93%) QA Analyst
8 118 (7.76%) Automation Tester
9 104 (6.84%) QA Test Engineer
10 102 (6.71%) Senior Developer
11 101 (6.64%) QA Automation Engineer
12 100 (6.57%) QA Tester
13 86 (5.65%) QA Test Analyst
14 84 (5.52%) Software Developer
15 78 (5.13%) QA Automation Tester
16 73 (4.80%) Senior Analyst
17 69 (4.54%) .NET Developer
18 64 (4.21%) Test Automation Engineer
19 60 (3.94%) QA Leader
20 57 (3.75%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (21.50%) .NET
2 166 (10.91%) Web Services
3 163 (10.72%) HTML
4 159 (10.45%) CSS
5 135 (8.88%) AngularJS
6 109 (7.17%) REST
7 80 (5.26%) HTML5
8 79 (5.19%) ASP.NET
9 70 (4.60%) Gherkin
10 67 (4.40%) JSON
10 67 (4.40%) SOAP
11 60 (3.94%) WCF
12 58 (3.81%) CSS3
12 58 (3.81%) XML
13 54 (3.55%) ASP.NET Web API
14 50 (3.29%) jQuery
15 48 (3.16%) React
16 40 (2.63%) RESTful
17 38 (2.50%) Node.js
18 37 (2.43%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 147 (9.66%) User Experience
2 116 (7.63%) Computer Science
3 113 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
5 46 (3.02%) Fintech
6 43 (2.83%) Mobile App
7 39 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
9 28 (1.84%) Management Information System
10 24 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
10 24 (1.58%) Social Network
11 21 (1.38%) CUDA
11 21 (1.38%) Reinsurance
12 19 (1.25%) Virtual Team
13 16 (1.05%) PMI
14 11 (0.72%) Algorithms
15 9 (0.59%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.59%) Data Centre
15 9 (0.59%) Replication
16 8 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 167 (10.98%) Windows
2 139 (9.14%) Linux
3 62 (4.08%) Unix
4 33 (2.17%) Android
5 31 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 22 (1.45%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.46%) CentOS
9 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.26%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.066%) Solaris
12 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 913 (60.03%) Agile Software Development
2 736 (48.39%) Test Automation
3 348 (22.88%) Scrum
4 256 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
5 218 (14.33%) TDD
6 204 (13.41%) SDLC
7 199 (13.08%) BDD
8 188 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
9 184 (12.10%) Software Engineering
10 174 (11.44%) Test Strategy
11 168 (11.05%) Software Testing
12 164 (10.78%) Project Management
13 162 (10.65%) Manual Testing
14 146 (9.60%) Continuous Improvement
15 137 (9.01%) Waterfall
16 126 (8.28%) Integration Testing
16 126 (8.28%) Regression Testing
17 123 (8.09%) Mentoring
18 118 (7.76%) DevOps
18 118 (7.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 464 (30.51%) C#
2 356 (23.41%) Java
3 339 (22.29%) SQL
4 322 (21.17%) JavaScript
5 116 (7.63%) Python
6 66 (4.34%) C++
7 57 (3.75%) PHP
8 46 (3.02%) Ruby
9 33 (2.17%) C
10 32 (2.10%) T-SQL
11 29 (1.91%) PowerShell
12 18 (1.18%) Delphi
13 15 (0.99%) Bash Shell
13 15 (0.99%) Perl
13 15 (0.99%) VB
14 13 (0.85%) TypeScript
15 12 (0.79%) Shell Script
16 11 (0.72%) F#
17 9 (0.59%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.53%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 217 (14.27%) Degree
2 130 (8.55%) ISTQB
3 89 (5.85%) ISEB
4 43 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (2.10%) PMI Certification
6 26 (1.71%) Security Cleared
7 22 (1.45%) PhD
8 20 (1.31%) PMP
8 20 (1.31%) SC Cleared
9 14 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 12 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (0.53%) CBAP
11 8 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.39%) CISSP
14 5 (0.33%) HNC
15 4 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.26%) Master's Degree
16 3 (0.20%) APMP
16 3 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.97%) Data Quality
2 22 (1.45%) SLA
3 11 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.66%) PMO
5 6 (0.39%) PMBOK
6 5 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.26%) GDPR
8 3 (0.20%) GPG13
8 3 (0.20%) IFRS
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.066%) COSHH
10 1 (0.066%) GAMP
10 1 (0.066%) GxP
10 1 (0.066%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.066%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.066%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 29 (1.91%) Docker
2 15 (0.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 15 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.59%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.53%) Firmware
4 8 (0.53%) HDFS
5 5 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.26%) LXC
7 3 (0.20%) ACF2
7 3 (0.20%) RACF
8 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.066%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 47 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.85%) Ansible
3 13 (0.85%) Puppet
4 10 (0.66%) HP ALM
5 9 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
6 7 (0.46%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.39%) Terraform
8 5 (0.33%) Grafana
8 5 (0.33%) Graphite
8 5 (0.33%) Graylog
8 5 (0.33%) Icinga
9 2 (0.13%) CloudHub
9 2 (0.13%) vRealize
10 1 (0.066%) Consul
10 1 (0.066%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.066%) Nmap
10 1 (0.066%) Packer
10 1 (0.066%) SCCM
10 1 (0.066%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 223 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 83 (5.46%) Oracle
3 52 (3.42%) SAP
4 45 (2.96%) HP
5 31 (2.04%) Google
6 25 (1.64%) VMware
7 24 (1.58%) Informatica
8 23 (1.51%) TIBCO
9 18 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (1.05%) Atlassian
11 15 (0.99%) TOWER Software
12 11 (0.72%) Talend
13 10 (0.66%) Adobe
13 10 (0.66%) Cadence
13 10 (0.66%) ESRI
13 10 (0.66%) IBM
13 10 (0.66%) Tableau
14 8 (0.53%) Sony
15 7 (0.46%) Citrix
15 7 (0.46%) Red Hat