The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Malling 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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Kent > West Malling
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 18 14
Permanent jobs citing QA 0 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Malling - 5.95% 5.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 41.67% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
West Malling median annual salary - £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.14%  
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £47,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year -26.31% +21.79%  

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 West Malling with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
West Malling
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 8 12 4
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Malling 22.86% 14.29% 10.81%
Number of salaries quoted 26 8 4
West Malling median annual salary £42,500 £25,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +70.00% -34.64%  
10th Percentile £41,250 £23,138 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £43,450 £28,325
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +21.42%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in West Malling

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Malling.

Job vacancy trend for QA in West Malling

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Salary Trend in West Malling

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

Salary trend for QA in West Malling

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 West Malling region with a requirement for QA.

1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) User Stories
3 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery

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Co-occurring IT Skills in West Malling 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) QA Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Product Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (20.00%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Software Product Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (80.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java