Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 87 65
Rank change year-on-year +58 -22 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 181 66 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 8.43% 3.18% 4.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.46% 32.67% 31.64%
Number of salaries quoted 159 65 104
West Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £53,750
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 345 202 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 16.07% 9.73% 13.17%
Number of salaries quoted 282 186 308
West Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.26% +5.62% +4.71%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £28,425
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,250
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.56%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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
Worthing +35 48 £45,000 - 1
Crawley +30 26 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Gatwick +23 25 £57,500 +0.88% 1
Horsham +8 14 £60,000 +8.60% 1
Burgess Hill - 9 £41,500 - 2
Chichester - 2 £24,750 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 126 (69.61%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (56.91%) Test Automation
3 64 (35.36%) SQL
4 57 (31.49%) Finance
5 55 (30.39%) C#
6 53 (29.28%) Problem-Solving
7 47 (25.97%) Selenium
8 46 (25.41%) Scrum
9 45 (24.86%) Web Services
10 42 (23.20%) JavaScript
10 42 (23.20%) Degree
11 41 (22.65%) Regression Testing
11 41 (22.65%) Functional Testing
12 40 (22.10%) User Experience
12 40 (22.10%) Acceptance Criteria
13 38 (20.99%) Java
14 37 (20.44%) JIRA
14 37 (20.44%) Exploratory Testing
15 36 (19.89%) Performance Testing
16 35 (19.34%) TDD
17 33 (18.23%) WebDriver
17 33 (18.23%) SoapUI
18 30 (16.57%) Confluence
19 29 (16.02%) Unit Testing
19 29 (16.02%) Kanban
19 29 (16.02%) Requirements Analysis
20 28 (15.47%) Waterfall
21 27 (14.92%) HP
21 27 (14.92%) Project Management
22 26 (14.36%) HP UFT

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 30 (16.57%) Confluence
2 9 (4.97%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.87%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (3.87%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.76%) WinCC
5 3 (1.66%) CMS
6 2 (1.10%) CICS
6 2 (1.10%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.42%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (3.87%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.55%) BrowserStack
2 1 (0.55%) IaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.66%) DNS
2 2 (1.10%) DHCP
2 2 (1.10%) Firewall
2 2 (1.10%) Internet
2 2 (1.10%) LAN
2 2 (1.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.71%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (9.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.42%) Big Data
5 4 (2.21%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.66%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.10%) DB2
Development Applications
1 47 (25.97%) Selenium
2 37 (20.44%) JIRA
3 33 (18.23%) SoapUI
3 33 (18.23%) WebDriver
4 26 (14.36%) HP UFT
5 14 (7.73%) Cucumber
6 7 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (3.87%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.31%) JUnit
8 5 (2.76%) Git (software)
8 5 (2.76%) JMeter
8 5 (2.76%) jMock
8 5 (2.76%) TestNG
8 5 (2.76%) Travis CI
9 4 (2.21%) gulp
9 4 (2.21%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.21%) NUnit
10 3 (1.66%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.66%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.66%) webpack
General
1 57 (31.49%) Finance
2 10 (5.52%) Billing
3 9 (4.97%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.87%) Electronics
5 6 (3.31%) Marketing
5 6 (3.31%) Retail
6 3 (1.66%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 64 (35.36%) Analyst
2 52 (28.73%) Tester
3 46 (25.41%) QA Tester
4 36 (19.89%) Automation Tester
5 33 (18.23%) QA Automation Tester
6 31 (17.13%) Senior Analyst
7 28 (15.47%) QA Engineer
8 27 (14.92%) Test Analyst
9 25 (13.81%) QA Analyst
9 25 (13.81%) QA Automation Analyst
9 25 (13.81%) Senior Automation Tester
9 25 (13.81%) Senior QA Analyst
9 25 (13.81%) Senior QA Tester
9 25 (13.81%) Senior Tester
10 19 (10.50%) Developer
10 19 (10.50%) QA Test Engineer
10 19 (10.50%) Test Engineer
11 14 (7.73%) Software Manager
12 13 (7.18%) Business Analyst
12 13 (7.18%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (24.86%) Web Services
2 20 (11.05%) .NET
3 16 (8.84%) CSS
3 16 (8.84%) HTML
4 14 (7.73%) REST
5 13 (7.18%) AngularJS
6 9 (4.97%) .NET Framework
6 9 (4.97%) ASP.NET
6 9 (4.97%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (4.97%) Spring
7 8 (4.42%) Hibernate
8 7 (3.87%) CSS3
8 7 (3.87%) Ember.js
8 7 (3.87%) HTML5
8 7 (3.87%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (3.87%) RESTful
8 7 (3.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (3.31%) Ajax
9 6 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (3.31%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 40 (22.10%) User Experience
2 20 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (10.50%) Computer Science
4 17 (9.39%) Social Network
5 14 (7.73%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.97%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (3.87%) PMI
8 6 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.76%) SCADA
10 4 (2.21%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.66%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.66%) Data Structures
12 2 (1.10%) Data Centre
12 2 (1.10%) VSAM
13 1 (0.55%) CMDB
13 1 (0.55%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.63%) Linux
2 10 (5.52%) Windows
3 5 (2.76%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.55%) Android
4 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (69.61%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (56.91%) Test Automation
3 53 (29.28%) Problem-Solving
4 46 (25.41%) Scrum
5 41 (22.65%) Functional Testing
5 41 (22.65%) Regression Testing
6 40 (22.10%) Acceptance Criteria
7 37 (20.44%) Exploratory Testing
8 36 (19.89%) Performance Testing
9 35 (19.34%) TDD
10 29 (16.02%) Kanban
10 29 (16.02%) Requirements Analysis
10 29 (16.02%) Unit Testing
11 28 (15.47%) Waterfall
12 27 (14.92%) Project Management
13 25 (13.81%) Cross-Browser Testing
13 25 (13.81%) Stress Testing
14 24 (13.26%) Business Analysis
15 18 (9.94%) Continuous Improvement
16 17 (9.39%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 64 (35.36%) SQL
2 55 (30.39%) C#
3 42 (23.20%) JavaScript
4 38 (20.99%) Java
5 8 (4.42%) C
5 8 (4.42%) Groovy
6 7 (3.87%) TypeScript
7 4 (2.21%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.21%) COBOL
8 3 (1.66%) Ruby
8 3 (1.66%) Scala
9 2 (1.10%) JCL
10 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.55%) Python
10 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (23.20%) Degree
2 15 (8.29%) PMI Certification
3 14 (7.73%) ISEB
4 12 (6.63%) ISTQB
5 8 (4.42%) PMP
5 8 (4.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (3.87%) CBAP
6 7 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (3.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (2.21%) HNC
8 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.10%) GDPR
1 2 (1.10%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.10%) vRealize
2 1 (0.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (14.92%) HP
2 17 (9.39%) Informatica
3 14 (7.73%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.76%) Siemens
5 4 (2.21%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.66%) Capita
7 2 (1.10%) Cognizant
7 2 (1.10%) EMC
7 2 (1.10%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.10%) Tableau
7 2 (1.10%) Talend
7 2 (1.10%) VMware
8 1 (0.55%) Google
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle
8 1 (0.55%) Splunk