The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / West Sussex
Rank 53 45 84
Rank change year-on-year -8 +39  
Permanent jobs citing QA 42 65 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 3.99% 5.73% 2.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.38% 41.14% 23.00%
Number of salaries quoted 41 63 22
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,000 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £54,750
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 West Sussex with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
West Sussex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 104 158 100
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 9.88% 13.92% 8.98%
Number of salaries quoted 101 146 80
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

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Salary Trend in West Sussex

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

Salary trend for QA in West Sussex

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Salary Histogram in West Sussex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in West Sussex over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in West Sussex

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Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crawley -1 13 £35,750 -20.55% 2
Gatwick -12 8 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East Grinstead +17 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Haywards Heath - 2 £45,000 -
Burgess Hill +19 1 £36,000 -4.00%
Worthing - 1 £27,500 - 1
QA
South East

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for QA.

1 38 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 24 (32.43%) Software Testing
3 21 (28.38%) SQL
4 20 (27.03%) ISEB
4 20 (27.03%) Selenium
5 19 (25.68%) Scrum
6 18 (24.32%) Test Automation
7 17 (22.97%) .NET
7 17 (22.97%) MS Excel
8 15 (20.27%) MySQL
8 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
9 14 (18.92%) UML
10 13 (17.57%) Automated Testing
11 12 (16.22%) Web Development
11 12 (16.22%) Business Analysis
11 12 (16.22%) C#
11 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (14.86%) Waterfall
12 11 (14.86%) SoapUI
12 11 (14.86%) GAP Analysis
12 11 (14.86%) Finance
13 10 (13.51%) HTML
13 10 (13.51%) PHP
13 10 (13.51%) Web Services
13 10 (13.51%) XML
14 9 (12.16%) OO
14 9 (12.16%) CSS
14 9 (12.16%) ISTQB
14 9 (12.16%) JSON

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Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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 5 (6.76%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (6.76%) Confluence
1 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) Apache
2 1 (1.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 17 (22.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.05%) MS Project
3 1 (1.35%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.35%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) Wireless
2 1 (1.35%) Extranet
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.27%) MySQL
2 6 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.05%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.35%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 20 (27.03%) Selenium
2 11 (14.86%) SoapUI
3 9 (12.16%) Subversion
4 8 (10.81%) Visual Studio
5 7 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (6.76%) JIRA
7 4 (5.41%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.70%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.70%) NUnit
9 1 (1.35%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.35%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.35%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.35%) JMeter
9 1 (1.35%) JUnit
9 1 (1.35%) Maven
9 1 (1.35%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.35%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (14.86%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Marketing
3 1 (1.35%) Advertising
3 1 (1.35%) Automotive
3 1 (1.35%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 31 (41.89%) Analyst
2 20 (27.03%) Tester
3 16 (21.62%) Test Analyst
4 12 (16.22%) Business Analyst
4 12 (16.22%) Developer
4 12 (16.22%) Test Engineer
5 11 (14.86%) Automation Tester
6 9 (12.16%) Project Manager
6 9 (12.16%) Web Developer
7 7 (9.46%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (9.46%) QA Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) QA Test Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) Software Tester
9 5 (6.76%) Business IT Analyst
9 5 (6.76%) Development Manager
9 5 (6.76%) Development Project Manager
9 5 (6.76%) IT Business Analyst
9 5 (6.76%) QA Analyst
9 5 (6.76%) Software Development Manager
9 5 (6.76%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.97%) .NET
2 10 (13.51%) HTML
2 10 (13.51%) Web Services
2 10 (13.51%) XML
3 9 (12.16%) CSS
3 9 (12.16%) jQuery
3 9 (12.16%) JSON
3 9 (12.16%) LAMP
4 5 (6.76%) Gherkin
4 5 (6.76%) RESTful
5 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) Social Network
3 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.35%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (32.43%) Software Testing
3 19 (25.68%) Scrum
4 18 (24.32%) Test Automation
5 14 (18.92%) UML
6 13 (17.57%) Automated Testing
7 12 (16.22%) Business Analysis
7 12 (16.22%) Web Development
8 11 (14.86%) GAP Analysis
8 11 (14.86%) Waterfall
9 9 (12.16%) OO
9 9 (12.16%) OO PHP
10 8 (10.81%) ETL
10 8 (10.81%) Test Scripting
11 7 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (9.46%) SDLC
11 7 (9.46%) Unit Testing
12 6 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (8.11%) Software Delivery
12 6 (8.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.38%) SQL
2 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
3 12 (16.22%) C#
4 10 (13.51%) PHP
5 8 (10.81%) Python
6 7 (9.46%) Java
7 5 (6.76%) Groovy
7 5 (6.76%) Scala
8 1 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (27.03%) ISEB
2 9 (12.16%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (1.35%) HNC
4 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) SDET
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.35%) ISO22301
Vendors
1 24 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.11%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.35%) Adobe
3 1 (1.35%) HP
3 1 (1.35%) Informatica
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50K DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Virgin Atlantic
Salary: Competitive plus benefits including 7 flights per year (tax payable)
Posted: 22 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Gatwick Airport
Salary: 15% Bonus, excellent benefits
Posted: 8 days ago