Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 17 20 53
Rank change year-on-year +3 +33 -31
Permanent jobs citing QA 112 161 108
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Sussex 9.71% 13.75% 5.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.42% 57.71% 30.77%
Number of salaries quoted 102 134 81
10th Percentile £36,250 £46,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £50,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £53,750 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.63% -2.27% +15.79%
75th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £81,250
South East median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 264 279 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 22.90% 23.83% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 198 194 240
10th Percentile £30,000 £41,250 £31,500
25th Percentile £41,500 £45,313 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,850 £50,000 £52,250
Median % change year-on-year +9.70% -4.31% +4.50%
75th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £67,813
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £78,750
South East median annual salary £52,250 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.50% -4.76% +10.53%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in West Sussex

QA
Salary Trend in West Sussex

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in West Sussex.

Salary trend for QA in West Sussex

QA
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in West Sussex over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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 6 months to 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Worthing -1 38 £57,500 +15.00% 13
Horsham +5 34 £50,000 - 2
Crawley -14 17 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Gatwick - 9 £62,500 -
Chichester -1 6 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Burgess Hill - 4 - - 1
Haywards Heath - 1 £50,000 -
Pulborough - 1 - -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 37 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (32.14%) .NET
3 35 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 35 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 32 (28.57%) SQL
5 30 (26.79%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (25.89%) Test Automation
7 27 (24.11%) C#
8 22 (19.64%) Finance
8 22 (19.64%) Software Engineering
8 22 (19.64%) Web Services
8 22 (19.64%) Client/Server
8 22 (19.64%) Azure
8 22 (19.64%) SDLC
9 20 (17.86%) Selenium
9 20 (17.86%) Coaching
10 19 (16.96%) Test Strategy
11 18 (16.07%) Performance Testing
11 18 (16.07%) Software Testing
11 18 (16.07%) JMeter
11 18 (16.07%) Windows
11 18 (16.07%) Oracle
12 17 (15.18%) Manual Testing
12 17 (15.18%) BDD
13 16 (14.29%) WebDriver
13 16 (14.29%) Algorithms
13 16 (14.29%) Java
14 15 (13.39%) Unit Testing
15 14 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
15 14 (12.50%) TypeScript

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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 2 (1.79%) Apache
1 2 (1.79%) Apache Spark
1 2 (1.79%) Jupyter
2 1 (0.89%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.79%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 2 (1.79%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.64%) Azure
2 14 (12.50%) BlazeMeter
3 8 (7.14%) Serverless
4 6 (5.36%) AWS
4 6 (5.36%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (3.57%) GitHub
6 2 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.79%) Azure App Service
6 2 (1.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 2 (1.79%) Azure Functions
6 2 (1.79%) Azure Logic Apps
6 2 (1.79%) Azure Monitor
6 2 (1.79%) Azure Service Bus
6 2 (1.79%) Azure Storage
6 2 (1.79%) PaaS
6 2 (1.79%) SaaS
6 2 (1.79%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.61%) Skype
2 8 (7.14%) Extranet
2 8 (7.14%) Internet
3 6 (5.36%) Firewall
4 5 (4.46%) Network Security
5 4 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.93%) Data Lake
2 10 (8.93%) MySQL
3 4 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.79%) Big Data
4 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.79%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (17.86%) Selenium
2 18 (16.07%) JMeter
3 16 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 13 (11.61%) JIRA
5 11 (9.82%) SpecFlow
6 10 (8.93%) TeamCity
7 8 (7.14%) Git (software)
8 5 (4.46%) Cucumber
8 5 (4.46%) Jenkins
8 5 (4.46%) JUnit
9 4 (3.57%) Jasmine
9 4 (3.57%) LoadRunner
9 4 (3.57%) Postman
9 4 (3.57%) Protractor
9 4 (3.57%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.57%) TestNG
10 3 (2.68%) MSBuild
11 2 (1.79%) GitLab
11 2 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (1.79%) TestRail
General
1 22 (19.64%) Finance
2 12 (10.71%) Social Skills
3 8 (7.14%) Marketing
4 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.68%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 2 (1.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.89%) Games
7 1 (0.89%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (29.46%) Developer
2 24 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 22 (19.64%) QA Engineer
4 21 (18.75%) Senior QA Engineer
5 17 (15.18%) Analyst
6 14 (12.50%) Performance Engineer
6 14 (12.50%) Senior Performance Engineer
7 13 (11.61%) QA Leader
7 13 (11.61%) Test Analyst
8 10 (8.93%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (8.04%) Manual Test Analyst
10 8 (7.14%) Project Manager
10 8 (7.14%) Senior Manager
10 8 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
10 8 (7.14%) Senior Technical Manager
10 8 (7.14%) Senior Technical Project Manager
10 8 (7.14%) Technical Manager
10 8 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
11 7 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (32.14%) .NET
2 22 (19.64%) Web Services
3 12 (10.71%) ASP.NET
3 12 (10.71%) RESTful
4 9 (8.04%) Entity Framework
4 9 (8.04%) LINQ
5 8 (7.14%) React
6 7 (6.25%) CSS
6 7 (6.25%) Gherkin
6 7 (6.25%) HTML
7 6 (5.36%) .NET Core
7 6 (5.36%) .NET Framework
7 6 (5.36%) J2EE
7 6 (5.36%) Lambda Expressions
7 6 (5.36%) XML
8 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (4.46%) HTML5
8 5 (4.46%) JSON
8 5 (4.46%) REST
8 5 (4.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.64%) Client/Server
2 16 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 14 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (8.93%) Management Information System
4 10 (8.93%) User Experience
5 8 (7.14%) Acoustics
6 5 (4.46%) CMDB
7 3 (2.68%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.79%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.79%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.79%) Life Science
9 1 (0.89%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.07%) Windows
2 6 (5.36%) Apple iOS
2 6 (5.36%) Linux
2 6 (5.36%) Unix
3 2 (1.79%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (26.79%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (25.89%) Test Automation
4 22 (19.64%) SDLC
4 22 (19.64%) Software Engineering
5 20 (17.86%) Coaching
6 19 (16.96%) Test Strategy
7 18 (16.07%) Performance Testing
7 18 (16.07%) Software Testing
8 17 (15.18%) BDD
8 17 (15.18%) Manual Testing
9 15 (13.39%) Unit Testing
10 14 (12.50%) Fintech
10 14 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
10 14 (12.50%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 14 (12.50%) TDD
11 13 (11.61%) Project Delivery
12 12 (10.71%) Analytics
12 12 (10.71%) CI/CD
12 12 (10.71%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 32 (28.57%) SQL
3 27 (24.11%) C#
4 16 (14.29%) Java
5 14 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 14 (12.50%) TypeScript
5 14 (12.50%) VB
5 14 (12.50%) VB6
6 12 (10.71%) PHP
7 8 (7.14%) C
8 6 (5.36%) C++
8 6 (5.36%) Python
9 4 (3.57%) Kotlin
10 3 (2.68%) Scala
11 2 (1.79%) Bash
11 2 (1.79%) Go
11 2 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 8 (7.14%) Degree
3 6 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (4.46%) CISSP
5 4 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.79%) MBA
7 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) GDPR
2 5 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (3.57%) SLA
4 2 (1.79%) PMO
5 1 (0.89%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.89%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.57%) Docker
1 4 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (12.50%) Grafana
2 4 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.79%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (16.07%) Oracle
2 8 (7.14%) Adobe
2 8 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (4.46%) SAP
3 5 (4.46%) Workday
4 4 (3.57%) CA Agile Central
4 4 (3.57%) Cognizant
4 4 (3.57%) VMware
5 2 (1.79%) Databricks
5 2 (1.79%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.79%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (1.79%) YouTube
6 1 (0.89%) Mercator