Period
to 13 December 2018

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 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 83 75
Rank change year-on-year +59 -8 -21
Permanent jobs citing QA 233 63 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 9.12% 3.10% 3.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.10% 30.88% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 216 52 76
West Sussex median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.64% +46.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £56,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 West Sussex with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Sussex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 456 204 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 17.84% 10.02% 11.78%
Number of salaries quoted 414 183 259
West Sussex median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -6.25% +12.94%
10th Percentile £33,750 £29,200 £30,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £65,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in West Sussex

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in West Sussex over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in West Sussex

QA
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 6 months to 13 December 2018. 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
Crawley +50 69 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Gatwick +19 48 £57,500 +0.88%
Worthing +22 40 £45,000 +15.38% 2
Horsham +7 28 £55,000 -26.67% 4
Burgess Hill -8 10 £41,500 - 3
Haywards Heath +7 2 £42,500 +21.43%
Shoreham-by-Sea - 2 £37,500 -
East Grinstead - 1 £57,500 - 1
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for QA.

1 129 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (54.94%) Test Automation
3 94 (40.34%) SQL
4 92 (39.48%) C#
5 60 (25.75%) User Experience
6 58 (24.89%) JavaScript
7 56 (24.03%) Web Services
8 54 (23.18%) Selenium
9 53 (22.75%) SoapUI
10 49 (21.03%) JIRA
11 45 (19.31%) Finance
11 45 (19.31%) Functional Testing
12 40 (17.17%) Scrum
13 33 (14.16%) CSS
13 33 (14.16%) HTML
13 33 (14.16%) JMeter
14 31 (13.30%) WebDriver
14 31 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
14 31 (13.30%) .NET
14 31 (13.30%) Regression Testing
15 29 (12.45%) ETL
15 29 (12.45%) Degree
15 29 (12.45%) ISTQB
15 29 (12.45%) Confluence
16 28 (12.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 28 (12.02%) Social Network
16 28 (12.02%) Data Warehouse
16 28 (12.02%) Informatica
17 27 (11.59%) ISEB
18 26 (11.16%) TDD

QA
Co-occurring 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 29 (12.45%) Confluence
2 7 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.00%) WinCC
3 6 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.43%) Documentum
4 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (6.44%) Microsoft Project
2 14 (6.01%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (3.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.43%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.86%) Office 365
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.43%) IaaS
3 1 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.43%) PaaS
3 1 (0.43%) SaaS
3 1 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.72%) DNS
1 4 (1.72%) Firewall
2 3 (1.29%) DHCP
2 3 (1.29%) LAN
2 3 (1.29%) Network Security
3 1 (0.43%) BGP
3 1 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.43%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.43%) IPsec
3 1 (0.43%) MPLS
3 1 (0.43%) OSPF
3 1 (0.43%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (0.43%) SSL
3 1 (0.43%) VLAN
3 1 (0.43%) VPLS
3 1 (0.43%) VPN
3 1 (0.43%) WAN
3 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.02%) Data Warehouse
1 28 (12.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (6.01%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.86%) GIS
5 1 (0.43%) DB2
5 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.43%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.43%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 54 (23.18%) Selenium
2 53 (22.75%) SoapUI
3 49 (21.03%) JIRA
4 33 (14.16%) JMeter
5 31 (13.30%) WebDriver
6 17 (7.30%) HP UFT
7 14 (6.01%) Cucumber
8 12 (5.15%) JUnit
9 9 (3.86%) jMock
9 9 (3.86%) TestNG
10 6 (2.58%) Jenkins
11 5 (2.15%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.72%) Ant
12 4 (1.72%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.72%) gulp
13 3 (1.29%) Gradle
13 3 (1.29%) Hudson
13 3 (1.29%) Maven
13 3 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (1.29%) webpack
General
1 45 (19.31%) Finance
2 4 (1.72%) Back Office
2 4 (1.72%) Local Government
3 3 (1.29%) Front Office
4 1 (0.43%) Advertising
4 1 (0.43%) Automotive
4 1 (0.43%) Banking
4 1 (0.43%) Law
4 1 (0.43%) Legal
4 1 (0.43%) Marketing
4 1 (0.43%) Retail
4 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (27.47%) Analyst
2 38 (16.31%) Tester
3 33 (14.16%) Test Analyst
4 32 (13.73%) Automation Tester
5 28 (12.02%) QA Engineer
6 26 (11.16%) Senior Analyst
7 25 (10.73%) QA Manager
8 23 (9.87%) Developer
9 22 (9.44%) QA Test Manager
9 22 (9.44%) Test Manager
10 20 (8.58%) QA Automation Tester
10 20 (8.58%) QA Tester
11 19 (8.15%) QA Analyst
12 17 (7.30%) QA Automation Analyst
12 17 (7.30%) Senior Automation Tester
12 17 (7.30%) Senior QA Analyst
12 17 (7.30%) Senior QA Tester
12 17 (7.30%) Senior Tester
12 17 (7.30%) Software Manager
13 15 (6.44%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (24.03%) Web Services
2 33 (14.16%) CSS
2 33 (14.16%) HTML
3 31 (13.30%) .NET
4 17 (7.30%) REST
5 14 (6.01%) AngularJS
5 14 (6.01%) ASP.NET
6 9 (3.86%) Hibernate
6 9 (3.86%) Java EE
6 9 (3.86%) Spring
7 8 (3.43%) .NET Framework
7 8 (3.43%) CSS3
7 8 (3.43%) HTML5
8 7 (3.00%) Ember.js
8 7 (3.00%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (3.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (2.58%) Ajax
10 5 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (2.15%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (2.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (25.75%) User Experience
2 28 (12.02%) Social Network
3 19 (8.15%) Management Information System
4 14 (6.01%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.00%) PMI
6 7 (3.00%) SCADA
7 3 (1.29%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.29%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.86%) CMDB
8 2 (0.86%) Cyberattack
8 2 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.86%) FMCG
8 2 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.58%) Windows
2 8 (3.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.72%) Linux
4 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.86%) Unix
4 2 (0.86%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (54.94%) Test Automation
3 45 (19.31%) Functional Testing
4 40 (17.17%) Scrum
5 31 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (13.30%) Regression Testing
6 29 (12.45%) ETL
7 26 (11.16%) Business Analysis
7 26 (11.16%) TDD
8 25 (10.73%) Unit Testing
9 23 (9.87%) PRINCE2
9 23 (9.87%) Project Management
9 23 (9.87%) Test Strategy
10 20 (8.58%) Acceptance Criteria
10 20 (8.58%) Kanban
10 20 (8.58%) Performance Testing
10 20 (8.58%) Requirements Analysis
11 19 (8.15%) Black-Box Testing
11 19 (8.15%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (7.73%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 94 (40.34%) SQL
2 92 (39.48%) C#
3 58 (24.89%) JavaScript
4 16 (6.87%) Java
5 11 (4.72%) C
6 9 (3.86%) Groovy
7 7 (3.00%) TypeScript
8 4 (1.72%) Python
9 2 (0.86%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.86%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.86%) VB
9 2 (0.86%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.86%) VB6
9 2 (0.86%) VBScript
10 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.43%) C++
10 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (12.45%) Degree
1 29 (12.45%) ISTQB
2 27 (11.59%) ISEB
3 18 (7.73%) PMI Certification
4 11 (4.72%) PMP
5 10 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (3.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (3.00%) CBAP
8 4 (1.72%) APMP
9 2 (0.86%) CISMP
9 2 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.43%) CCNP
10 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.43%) CISSP
10 1 (0.43%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.43%) MCSE
10 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.58%) GDPR
2 3 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.29%) PMO
3 2 (0.86%) ISO 22301
3 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.86%) XenApp
3 1 (0.43%) Docker
3 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.29%) vRealize
2 1 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (12.02%) Informatica
2 21 (9.01%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.73%) HP
4 11 (4.72%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (3.43%) Atlassian
6 7 (3.00%) Siemens
7 4 (1.72%) VMware
8 3 (1.29%) EMC
9 2 (0.86%) Cisco
9 2 (0.86%) Citrix
9 2 (0.86%) Dell
9 2 (0.86%) Oracle
9 2 (0.86%) SAP
9 2 (0.86%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.43%) Aruba
10 1 (0.43%) Demandware
10 1 (0.43%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.43%) Meraki
10 1 (0.43%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.43%) Ruckus Wireless