The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Tunbridge Wells with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Kent / Tunbridge Wells
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 39 33
Rank change year-on-year +18 -6  
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tunbridge Wells 7.79% 2.76% 5.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 23.08% 42.11%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 8
Median salary £36,250 £41,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.65% +66.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £40,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £45,250 £27,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 Tunbridge Wells with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Tunbridge Wells
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 12 26 19
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tunbridge Wells 15.58% 11.98% 13.97%
Number of salaries quoted 12 26 19
Median salary £60,000 £52,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Tunbridge Wells

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tunbridge Wells citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Tunbridge Wells

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Salary Trend in Tunbridge Wells

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Tunbridge Wells.

Salary trend for QA in Tunbridge Wells

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Salary Histogram in Tunbridge Wells

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Tunbridge Wells over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Tunbridge Wells

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Tunbridge Wells region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) Automated Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Exploratory Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
2 5 (71.43%) HTML5
2 5 (71.43%) iPad
2 5 (71.43%) Facebook
2 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 5 (71.43%) WinForms
2 5 (71.43%) VB6
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (71.43%) Apple
2 5 (71.43%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) T-SQL
2 5 (71.43%) VB
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Google
5 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Tunbridge Wells 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:

Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (71.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Tester
2 5 (71.43%) QA Tester
2 5 (71.43%) Software Tester
3 4 (57.14%) QA Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) Software QA Engineer
3 4 (57.14%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Android Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
4 1 (14.29%) QA Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) HTML5
1 5 (71.43%) WinForms
2 1 (14.29%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) iPad
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Automated Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Exploratory Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Android Development
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) T-SQL
1 5 (71.43%) VB
1 5 (71.43%) VB6
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Apple
2 5 (71.43%) Facebook
3 1 (14.29%) Google