Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 59 68
Rank change year-on-year +18 +9 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 1,476 1,457 1,255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.54% 4.73% 3.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.10% 38.34% 32.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,276 1,270 1,048
South East median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,625 £65,375
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 3,775 3,800 3,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.16% 12.33% 12.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3,007 3,038 3,115
South East median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% - -
10th Percentile £27,750 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,225 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 -7 482 £47,500 - 88
Hampshire +29 285 £45,000 +7.14% 31
Surrey +22 278 £50,000 +11.11% 53
Berkshire -7 258 £47,500 +5.56% 40
West Sussex +63 231 £50,000 -9.09% 17
East Sussex +10 163 £47,500 +5.56% 10
Buckinghamshire +17 120 £45,000 +5.88% 23
Oxfordshire -25 100 £50,000 -4.76% 25
Kent +10 39 £42,500 +13.33% 12
Middlesex -2 2 £75,000 +7.14% 2
QA
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 836 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
2 672 (45.53%) Test Automation
3 468 (31.71%) C#
4 391 (26.49%) SQL
5 355 (24.05%) Scrum
6 308 (20.87%) .NET
7 303 (20.53%) Java
8 295 (19.99%) JavaScript
8 295 (19.99%) Finance
9 291 (19.72%) Selenium
10 236 (15.99%) JIRA
11 212 (14.36%) Microsoft
12 210 (14.23%) Degree
13 205 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
14 198 (13.41%) TDD
15 193 (13.08%) Git (software)
16 187 (12.67%) SDLC
17 165 (11.18%) BDD
18 159 (10.77%) Software Engineering
18 159 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
19 155 (10.50%) CSS
20 151 (10.23%) HTML
21 150 (10.16%) Windows
22 144 (9.76%) Test Strategy
23 140 (9.49%) SQL Server
24 137 (9.28%) Software Testing
24 137 (9.28%) Mentoring
25 134 (9.08%) Manual Testing
26 131 (8.88%) Project Management
27 126 (8.54%) 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 98 (6.64%) Confluence
2 24 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.42%) Apache
4 20 (1.36%) CMS
5 19 (1.29%) Apache Spark
6 17 (1.15%) IIS
6 17 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 14 (0.95%) Documentum
8 11 (0.75%) Anypoint
8 11 (0.75%) Mule
8 11 (0.75%) Mule ESB
9 10 (0.68%) WordPress
10 8 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.54%) FileNet
11 7 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.47%) JBoss
11 7 (0.47%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.41%) WinCC
13 5 (0.34%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 47 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
4 22 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (0.68%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.34%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.068%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (0.54%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 8 (0.54%) SAP Bank Analyzer
1 8 (0.54%) SAP BPC
1 8 (0.54%) SAP FS
1 8 (0.54%) SAP MDM
2 7 (0.47%) SAP CO
2 7 (0.47%) SAP FI
2 7 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
4 5 (0.34%) Magento
4 5 (0.34%) Shopify
5 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.27%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 4 (0.27%) Scribe Insight
6 3 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 122 (8.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (3.32%) SaaS
4 42 (2.85%) GitHub
5 26 (1.76%) PaaS
6 17 (1.15%) IaaS
7 15 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (1.02%) Office 365
7 15 (1.02%) Serverless
8 8 (0.54%) npm
8 8 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
9 6 (0.41%) Trello
10 5 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.34%) Azure Functions
10 5 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.34%) iPaaS
10 5 (0.34%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.36%) HTTP
2 15 (1.02%) Internet
3 14 (0.95%) Firewall
4 10 (0.68%) LAN
4 10 (0.68%) WAN
5 9 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.47%) VPN
7 6 (0.41%) DNS
7 6 (0.41%) Network Security
7 6 (0.41%) SSL
8 5 (0.34%) BGP
8 5 (0.34%) EIGRP
8 5 (0.34%) IPsec
8 5 (0.34%) MPLS
8 5 (0.34%) OSPF
9 4 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (0.27%) VLAN
9 4 (0.27%) VPLS
9 4 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
2 43 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 40 (2.71%) NoSQL
3 40 (2.71%) Relational Database
4 35 (2.37%) MySQL
5 27 (1.83%) Big Data
6 25 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 22 (1.49%) Power BI
8 21 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (1.22%) MongoDB
10 14 (0.95%) SAP BW
10 14 (0.95%) SAP Data Services
11 13 (0.88%) Data Lake
11 13 (0.88%) GIS
11 13 (0.88%) Hadoop
11 13 (0.88%) MS Access
11 13 (0.88%) RDBMS
11 13 (0.88%) Redis
12 12 (0.81%) HBase
Development Applications
1 291 (19.72%) Selenium
2 236 (15.99%) JIRA
3 193 (13.08%) Git (software)
4 126 (8.54%) Jenkins
5 122 (8.27%) WebDriver
6 102 (6.91%) Visual Studio
7 99 (6.71%) Cucumber
8 83 (5.62%) SoapUI
9 81 (5.49%) JMeter
10 51 (3.46%) Maven
11 50 (3.39%) JUnit
12 48 (3.25%) SpecFlow
13 45 (3.05%) Visual Studio Coded UI
14 40 (2.71%) Moq
14 40 (2.71%) MSTest
14 40 (2.71%) Ranorex
14 40 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
15 34 (2.30%) HP UFT
15 34 (2.30%) Subversion
16 29 (1.96%) Eclipse
General
1 295 (19.99%) Finance
2 65 (4.40%) Retail
3 63 (4.27%) Marketing
4 57 (3.86%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.78%) Banking
6 32 (2.17%) Publishing
7 30 (2.03%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.76%) Legal
9 18 (1.22%) Electronics
10 12 (0.81%) Advertising
11 11 (0.75%) Games
11 11 (0.75%) Law
12 10 (0.68%) Automotive
13 9 (0.61%) Back Office
13 9 (0.61%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.47%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.27%) Local Government
16 3 (0.20%) Front Office
17 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 335 (22.70%) Developer
2 292 (19.78%) Analyst
3 226 (15.31%) QA Engineer
4 175 (11.86%) Test Analyst
5 170 (11.52%) Test Engineer
6 162 (10.98%) Tester
7 139 (9.42%) QA Analyst
8 101 (6.84%) .NET Developer
8 101 (6.84%) QA Test Engineer
9 94 (6.37%) C# Developer
9 94 (6.37%) QA Test Analyst
10 90 (6.10%) Automation Tester
11 82 (5.56%) Senior Developer
12 80 (5.42%) QA Automation Engineer
13 79 (5.35%) C# .NET Developer
13 79 (5.35%) QA Tester
14 77 (5.22%) Test Automation Engineer
15 65 (4.40%) QA Leader
16 61 (4.13%) Software Developer
17 55 (3.73%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 308 (20.87%) .NET
2 155 (10.50%) CSS
3 151 (10.23%) HTML
4 122 (8.27%) Web Services
5 111 (7.52%) ASP.NET
6 109 (7.38%) XML
7 105 (7.11%) AngularJS
8 85 (5.76%) REST
9 75 (5.08%) HTML5
10 67 (4.54%) JSON
11 64 (4.34%) jQuery
11 64 (4.34%) SOAP
12 56 (3.79%) ASP.NET Web API
12 56 (3.79%) WCF
13 53 (3.59%) React
13 53 (3.59%) RESTful
14 51 (3.46%) Spring
15 46 (3.12%) CSS3
16 41 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
16 41 (2.78%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 125 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (7.11%) User Experience
3 63 (4.27%) Mobile App
4 50 (3.39%) Fintech
5 49 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (2.57%) Management Information System
7 37 (2.51%) Virtual Team
8 35 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
9 32 (2.17%) Reinsurance
10 24 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
11 20 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.36%) Social Network
12 16 (1.08%) Data Centre
12 16 (1.08%) Tandem
13 15 (1.02%) PMI
14 14 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
15 12 (0.81%) Robotics
16 11 (0.75%) CMDB
16 11 (0.75%) e-Learning
17 10 (0.68%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 150 (10.16%) Windows
2 111 (7.52%) Linux
3 51 (3.46%) Apple iOS
3 51 (3.46%) Unix
4 45 (3.05%) Android
5 17 (1.15%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (0.68%) Windows Phone
7 7 (0.47%) Windows Phone 8
7 7 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.34%) CentOS
9 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.20%) VMS
10 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.14%) AIX
11 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.068%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 836 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
2 672 (45.53%) Test Automation
3 355 (24.05%) Scrum
4 205 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
5 198 (13.41%) TDD
6 187 (12.67%) SDLC
7 165 (11.18%) BDD
8 159 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
8 159 (10.77%) Software Engineering
9 144 (9.76%) Test Strategy
10 137 (9.28%) Mentoring
10 137 (9.28%) Software Testing
11 134 (9.08%) Manual Testing
12 131 (8.88%) Project Management
13 119 (8.06%) Unit Testing
14 117 (7.93%) Waterfall
15 115 (7.79%) Regression Testing
16 107 (7.25%) Computer Science
16 107 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
16 107 (7.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 468 (31.71%) C#
2 391 (26.49%) SQL
3 303 (20.53%) Java
4 295 (19.99%) JavaScript
5 116 (7.86%) Python
6 85 (5.76%) PHP
7 51 (3.46%) C++
8 40 (2.71%) Ruby
9 35 (2.37%) PowerShell
10 31 (2.10%) T-SQL
11 24 (1.63%) C
12 21 (1.42%) TypeScript
13 20 (1.36%) Perl
14 18 (1.22%) Shell Script
14 18 (1.22%) VB
15 17 (1.15%) Apple Swift
15 17 (1.15%) Delphi
16 16 (1.08%) ES6
16 16 (1.08%) Java 8
16 16 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 210 (14.23%) Degree
2 124 (8.40%) ISTQB
3 79 (5.35%) ISEB
4 37 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (2.17%) PMI Certification
6 27 (1.83%) PMP
7 23 (1.56%) Security Cleared
8 21 (1.42%) SC Cleared
9 16 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.61%) PhD
11 8 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (0.41%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.34%) APMP
13 5 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.34%) CISSP
13 5 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 4 (0.27%) CCNP
14 4 (0.27%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 18 (1.22%) PMO
2 16 (1.08%) ISO 9001
2 16 (1.08%) SLA
3 15 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.54%) GDPR
4 8 (0.54%) IFRS
5 6 (0.41%) PMBOK
6 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.20%) GPG13
8 2 (0.14%) COSHH
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.14%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.068%) GxP
9 1 (0.068%) HL7
9 1 (0.068%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.068%) MISRA
System Software
1 35 (2.37%) Docker
2 21 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (1.08%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.81%) HDFS
6 11 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 10 (0.68%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.27%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.27%) XenApp
9 3 (0.20%) Firmware
9 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.068%) NDS
11 1 (0.068%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.068%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 45 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (1.49%) Ansible
3 16 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (1.02%) Puppet
5 13 (0.88%) Kubernetes
6 11 (0.75%) CloudHub
7 10 (0.68%) HP ALM
7 10 (0.68%) Terraform
8 9 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (0.27%) Kibana
9 4 (0.27%) Oozie
9 4 (0.27%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.068%) Consul
10 1 (0.068%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.068%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.068%) Nagios
10 1 (0.068%) Packer
10 1 (0.068%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.068%) SCOM
10 1 (0.068%) vRealize
Vendors
1 212 (14.36%) Microsoft
2 78 (5.28%) Oracle
3 66 (4.47%) SAP
4 38 (2.57%) HP
5 32 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (1.56%) VMware
7 20 (1.36%) Informatica
8 19 (1.29%) IBM
9 17 (1.15%) Adobe
10 16 (1.08%) Tableau
11 15 (1.02%) Google
12 14 (0.95%) TOWER Software
13 13 (0.88%) Atlassian
14 12 (0.81%) Citrix
14 12 (0.81%) Peoplefluent
14 12 (0.81%) Teradata
15 11 (0.75%) Cisco
15 11 (0.75%) MuleSoft
16 9 (0.61%) Automation Anywhere
16 9 (0.61%) UiPath