Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > South East
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 72 57
Rank change year-on-year +12 -15 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 1445 1305 1935
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.60% 3.82% 4.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.86% 30.72% 36.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1219 1101 1669
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,450 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 3920 4248 5367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.48% 12.44% 12.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3122 3407 4375
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +22 646 £45,000 - 49
Berkshire +9 316 £45,000 -10.00% 30
Surrey +12 308 £45,000 -5.26% 10
Hampshire -12 235 £42,500 -4.49% 18
Oxfordshire +28 213 £50,000 +16.28% 13
East Sussex -10 128 £50,000 +42.86% 5
Buckinghamshire +32 118 £42,500 +17.24% 6
West Sussex -7 63 £55,000 +46.67%
Kent +34 52 £37,500 -24.53% 4
Middlesex +9 5 £75,000 +32.74% 1
QA
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 720 (49.83%) Agile Software Development
2 600 (41.52%) Test Automation
3 395 (27.34%) C#
4 378 (26.16%) Selenium
5 370 (25.61%) SQL
6 324 (22.42%) Java
6 324 (22.42%) Degree
7 317 (21.94%) Scrum
8 312 (21.59%) .NET
9 278 (19.24%) JavaScript
10 270 (18.69%) TDD
11 249 (17.23%) Microsoft
12 238 (16.47%) Python
13 231 (15.99%) SQL Server
14 226 (15.64%) Finance
15 218 (15.09%) SDLC
16 191 (13.22%) HTML
16 191 (13.22%) BDD
17 189 (13.08%) Manual Testing
18 187 (12.94%) Mentoring
19 186 (12.87%) Computer Science
20 185 (12.80%) Project Management
21 175 (12.11%) Software Testing
22 168 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
23 161 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
24 152 (10.52%) Windows
25 149 (10.31%) ISTQB
26 146 (10.10%) Software Engineering
27 143 (9.90%) Git (software)
28 142 (9.83%) 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 58 (4.01%) Confluence
2 37 (2.56%) IIS
3 26 (1.80%) SAS
4 25 (1.73%) CMS
5 20 (1.38%) SharePoint
6 15 (1.04%) Apache
7 12 (0.83%) nginx
8 11 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (0.69%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.62%) Apache Spark
10 9 (0.62%) Drupal
10 9 (0.62%) Umbraco
10 9 (0.62%) uWSGI
11 8 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.42%) NServiceBus
13 6 (0.42%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.28%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 52 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.28%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.069%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.069%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (2.28%) SAP S/4HANA
2 23 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.62%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.35%) Sage 1000
4 5 (0.35%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.35%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.28%) Magento
5 4 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.14%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.14%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.069%) FastStats
8 1 (0.069%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle Utilities
8 1 (0.069%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.069%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.069%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.069%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 116 (8.03%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (6.85%) SaaS
3 48 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (0.55%) Office 365
7 6 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.35%) GitHub
8 5 (0.35%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.35%) PaaS
8 5 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (0.28%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.28%) Force.com
9 4 (0.28%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.63%) Firewall
2 27 (1.87%) Wireless
3 26 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 23 (1.59%) Ethernet
4 23 (1.59%) Network Security
5 22 (1.52%) HTTP
5 22 (1.52%) VLAN
5 22 (1.52%) VPN
6 19 (1.31%) BGP
6 19 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
6 19 (1.31%) OSPF
6 19 (1.31%) SNMP
7 18 (1.25%) Internet
8 16 (1.11%) VoIP
9 15 (1.04%) SSL
10 12 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (0.83%) Cisco ISE
10 12 (0.83%) IPsec
10 12 (0.83%) MPLS
10 12 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (15.99%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.67%) NoSQL
3 46 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (3.11%) MySQL
5 37 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 36 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (2.21%) Big Data
9 28 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (1.31%) MongoDB
12 15 (1.04%) Power BI
13 14 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (0.83%) Redis
16 10 (0.69%) Data Mining
17 9 (0.62%) SQLPlus
18 8 (0.55%) Oracle Database
19 7 (0.48%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 378 (26.16%) Selenium
2 143 (9.90%) Git (software)
3 142 (9.83%) WebDriver
4 134 (9.27%) Cucumber
5 133 (9.20%) JIRA
6 132 (9.13%) Visual Studio
7 102 (7.06%) Jenkins
8 86 (5.95%) JUnit
9 62 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 56 (3.88%) SoapUI
11 49 (3.39%) JMeter
12 40 (2.77%) HP UFT
13 39 (2.70%) SpecFlow
14 29 (2.01%) NUnit
15 28 (1.94%) Subversion
16 26 (1.80%) LoadRunner
17 24 (1.66%) MSBuild
18 23 (1.59%) TestNG
19 21 (1.45%) Maven
20 20 (1.38%) TeamCity
General
1 226 (15.64%) Finance
2 49 (3.39%) Marketing
2 49 (3.39%) Retail
3 48 (3.32%) Banking
4 46 (3.18%) Telecoms
5 44 (3.04%) Manufacturing
6 35 (2.42%) Front Office
6 35 (2.42%) German Language
7 25 (1.73%) Legal
8 24 (1.66%) Billing
9 20 (1.38%) Publishing
10 17 (1.18%) Automotive
11 16 (1.11%) Electronics
12 13 (0.90%) Aerospace
13 12 (0.83%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.62%) Back Office
15 8 (0.55%) Law
15 8 (0.55%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.42%) Games
17 5 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 300 (20.76%) Developer
2 272 (18.82%) Analyst
3 191 (13.22%) QA Engineer
4 166 (11.49%) Test Engineer
5 140 (9.69%) Tester
6 135 (9.34%) Test Analyst
7 120 (8.30%) .NET Developer
8 114 (7.89%) QA Analyst
9 101 (6.99%) C# Developer
10 98 (6.78%) C# .NET Developer
11 97 (6.71%) Test Automation Engineer
12 93 (6.44%) QA Test Engineer
13 81 (5.61%) Architect
14 78 (5.40%) QA Test Analyst
15 75 (5.19%) Software Developer
16 73 (5.05%) QA Tester
17 65 (4.50%) QA Automation Engineer
18 61 (4.22%) Software Tester
19 60 (4.15%) Senior Developer
20 57 (3.94%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (21.59%) .NET
2 191 (13.22%) HTML
3 140 (9.69%) ASP.NET
4 136 (9.41%) AngularJS
4 136 (9.41%) Web Services
5 126 (8.72%) CSS
6 103 (7.13%) jQuery
7 91 (6.30%) XML
8 82 (5.67%) SOAP
9 76 (5.26%) REST
10 66 (4.57%) ASP.NET Web API
11 61 (4.22%) .NET Framework
12 55 (3.81%) HTML5
13 51 (3.53%) WCF
14 49 (3.39%) Middleware
14 49 (3.39%) RESTful
15 46 (3.18%) Ajax
16 43 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC
17 36 (2.49%) CSS3
18 35 (2.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 186 (12.87%) Computer Science
2 168 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (6.30%) Mobile App
4 70 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
5 39 (2.70%) Data Centre
6 36 (2.49%) Management Information System
7 33 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
7 33 (2.28%) Virtual Team
8 32 (2.21%) User Experience
9 30 (2.08%) Client/Server
10 18 (1.25%) Fintech
11 13 (0.90%) EPoS
12 12 (0.83%) Driving Licence
12 12 (0.83%) FlexPod
13 11 (0.76%) Wiki
14 10 (0.69%) iPad
15 9 (0.62%) Algorithms
15 9 (0.62%) N-Tier
16 8 (0.55%) iSeries
17 7 (0.48%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 152 (10.52%) Windows
2 135 (9.34%) Linux
3 52 (3.60%) Unix
4 44 (3.04%) Apple iOS
5 37 (2.56%) Android
6 26 (1.80%) Windows Server
7 22 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (1.31%) Solaris
9 13 (0.90%) Debian
9 13 (0.90%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.76%) Mac OS
11 10 (0.69%) CentOS
12 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.28%) AIX
14 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.21%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 720 (49.83%) Agile Software Development
2 600 (41.52%) Test Automation
3 317 (21.94%) Scrum
4 270 (18.69%) TDD
5 218 (15.09%) SDLC
6 191 (13.22%) BDD
7 189 (13.08%) Manual Testing
8 187 (12.94%) Mentoring
9 185 (12.80%) Project Management
10 175 (12.11%) Software Testing
11 161 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
12 146 (10.10%) Software Engineering
13 136 (9.41%) Test Scripting
14 127 (8.79%) Continuous Improvement
15 120 (8.30%) Functional Testing
16 114 (7.89%) MVC
17 107 (7.40%) Regression Testing
18 104 (7.20%) Integration Testing
19 103 (7.13%) Unit Testing
20 99 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 395 (27.34%) C#
2 370 (25.61%) SQL
3 324 (22.42%) Java
4 278 (19.24%) JavaScript
5 238 (16.47%) Python
6 96 (6.64%) C
7 94 (6.51%) C++
8 83 (5.74%) VB.NET
9 82 (5.67%) Ruby
10 62 (4.29%) T-SQL
11 46 (3.18%) PHP
12 43 (2.98%) Bash Shell
13 39 (2.70%) Shell Script
14 26 (1.80%) Perl
15 15 (1.04%) Groovy
16 13 (0.90%) ES6
16 13 (0.90%) VB
17 10 (0.69%) PowerShell
18 8 (0.55%) Embedded C
19 6 (0.42%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 324 (22.42%) Degree
2 149 (10.31%) ISTQB
3 83 (5.74%) ISEB
4 71 (4.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 31 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (1.94%) CCNP
8 27 (1.87%) MBA
9 13 (0.90%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.83%) Security Cleared
11 11 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.76%) SC Cleared
12 10 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 9 (0.62%) PMP
14 8 (0.55%) HNC
15 6 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (0.35%) APMG
16 5 (0.35%) MCSA
17 4 (0.28%) BC Cleared
17 4 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.77%) PMO
2 19 (1.31%) SLA
3 12 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.48%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.35%) COBIT
7 5 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.35%) TickIT
8 4 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.28%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.28%) ISO 22301
8 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.069%) ECSS
9 1 (0.069%) GDPR
9 1 (0.069%) P3O
System Software
1 50 (3.46%) Docker
2 20 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.62%) Firmware
6 8 (0.55%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.42%) HDFS
8 4 (0.28%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.14%) Xen
11 1 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.069%) BlackBerry Internet Service
11 1 (0.069%) LXC
11 1 (0.069%) NFS
11 1 (0.069%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.069%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 31 (2.15%) Ansible
2 27 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.25%) Puppet
5 12 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (0.83%) Nagios
6 10 (0.69%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.48%) Terraform
8 6 (0.42%) Kibana
9 4 (0.28%) logstash
9 4 (0.28%) Oozie
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.21%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.14%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.14%) Icinga
11 2 (0.14%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.14%) SCCM
12 1 (0.069%) Grafana
12 1 (0.069%) Mesos
12 1 (0.069%) vRealize
Vendors
1 249 (17.23%) Microsoft
2 64 (4.43%) SAP
3 63 (4.36%) HP
4 44 (3.04%) Telerik
5 43 (2.98%) Oracle
6 39 (2.70%) Cisco
7 37 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 33 (2.28%) Sophos
9 29 (2.01%) SolarWinds
10 22 (1.52%) Google
11 21 (1.45%) VMware
12 19 (1.31%) Aruba
13 18 (1.25%) CheckPoint
14 16 (1.11%) F5
15 13 (0.90%) Meraki
16 12 (0.83%) Brocade
16 12 (0.83%) Fortinet
16 12 (0.83%) Sourcefire
17 11 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
17 11 (0.76%) Sun