Period
to 23 January 2021

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 23 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 48 22
Rank change year-on-year +32 -26 +61
Permanent jobs citing QA 162 108 232
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Sussex 13.87% 5.08% 9.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.13% 31.49% 49.68%
Number of salaries quoted 140 80 225
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.79% -13.64%
10th Percentile £49,625 £25,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £80,125 £69,000
South East median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +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 265 343 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 22.69% 16.12% 18.63%
Number of salaries quoted 183 229 432
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £41,250 £31,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £70,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%

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

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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

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Salary Histogram in West Sussex

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in West Sussex over the 6 months to 23 January 2021.

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 23 January 2021. 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
Horsham +37 68 £55,000 -12.00% 2
Crawley +16 50 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Worthing +8 32 £62,500 +4.17% 2
Chichester - 4 £42,500 -
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2021, 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.

1 110 (67.90%) Test Automation
2 68 (41.98%) Selenium
3 65 (40.12%) BDD
3 65 (40.12%) TypeScript
3 65 (40.12%) Skype
4 59 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (35.19%) Scrum
5 57 (35.19%) RESTful
6 56 (34.57%) .NET
7 50 (30.86%) SQL Server
8 49 (30.25%) C#
9 48 (29.63%) WebDriver
9 48 (29.63%) SpecFlow
10 41 (25.31%) Test Strategy
11 38 (23.46%) Gherkin
12 35 (21.60%) DevOps
13 34 (20.99%) React
14 33 (20.37%) Microservices
15 30 (18.52%) JIRA
15 30 (18.52%) JavaScript
16 28 (17.28%) Cucumber
17 26 (16.05%) AWS
17 26 (16.05%) Scala
17 26 (16.05%) MongoDB
17 26 (16.05%) NoSQL
17 26 (16.05%) Mentoring
17 26 (16.05%) Service Design
17 26 (16.05%) JSON
17 26 (16.05%) Web Testing
17 26 (16.05%) Kanban

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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 12 (7.41%) CMS
2 2 (1.23%) Confluence
2 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (7.41%) Figma
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.09%) Adobe Campaign
1 5 (3.09%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.05%) AWS
2 21 (12.96%) Azure
3 13 (8.02%) BlazeMeter
4 3 (1.85%) BPaaS
4 3 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.85%) IaaS
4 3 (1.85%) PaaS
4 3 (1.85%) SaaS
5 2 (1.23%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 65 (40.12%) Skype
2 5 (3.09%) FTP
3 3 (1.85%) Firewall
3 3 (1.85%) SSL
3 3 (1.85%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (30.86%) SQL Server
2 26 (16.05%) MongoDB
2 26 (16.05%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.85%) Big Data
4 2 (1.23%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 68 (41.98%) Selenium
2 48 (29.63%) SpecFlow
2 48 (29.63%) WebDriver
3 30 (18.52%) JIRA
4 28 (17.28%) Cucumber
5 16 (9.88%) Git (software)
6 13 (8.02%) JMeter
6 13 (8.02%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.47%) Postman
7 4 (2.47%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.85%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.23%) Cypress.io
9 2 (1.23%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.62%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.62%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (8.02%) Finance
2 8 (4.94%) Marketing
2 8 (4.94%) Public Sector
3 3 (1.85%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (38.89%) QA Engineer
2 56 (34.57%) Analyst
3 45 (27.78%) Developer
3 45 (27.78%) Test Analyst
4 43 (26.54%) QA Analyst
4 43 (26.54%) QA Test Analyst
5 26 (16.05%) Scala Developer
6 23 (14.20%) Automation Test Analyst
6 23 (14.20%) Test Engineer
7 21 (12.96%) Digital Developer
7 21 (12.96%) QA Automation Analyst
8 19 (11.73%) QA Test Engineer
8 19 (11.73%) Senior QA Engineer
9 16 (9.88%) QA Leader
10 14 (8.64%) Principal Engineer
11 12 (7.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 12 (7.41%) Security Engineer
11 12 (7.41%) Senior Security Engineer
12 10 (6.17%) Lead Developer
12 10 (6.17%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (35.19%) RESTful
2 56 (34.57%) .NET
3 38 (23.46%) Gherkin
4 34 (20.99%) React
5 26 (16.05%) JSON
6 19 (11.73%) CSS
6 19 (11.73%) HTML
7 16 (9.88%) REST
8 15 (9.26%) OAuth
9 14 (8.64%) CSS3
9 14 (8.64%) Node.js
10 12 (7.41%) Ajax
10 12 (7.41%) Ember.js
10 12 (7.41%) OAuth2
10 12 (7.41%) OpenID
10 12 (7.41%) Sass
10 12 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (6.17%) Web Services
12 9 (5.56%) ASP.NET
13 8 (4.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.02%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (7.41%) Acoustics
2 12 (7.41%) User Experience
3 10 (6.17%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.85%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.02%) Linux
2 7 (4.32%) Windows
3 2 (1.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (67.90%) Test Automation
2 65 (40.12%) BDD
3 59 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (35.19%) Scrum
5 41 (25.31%) Test Strategy
6 35 (21.60%) DevOps
7 33 (20.37%) Microservices
8 26 (16.05%) Kanban
8 26 (16.05%) Mentoring
8 26 (16.05%) Service Design
8 26 (16.05%) Web Testing
9 20 (12.35%) Scenario Testing
10 19 (11.73%) QA Automation
11 18 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (10.49%) Unit Testing
13 16 (9.88%) API Design
13 16 (9.88%) Test Planning
14 15 (9.26%) Risk Analysis
15 13 (8.02%) API Development
15 13 (8.02%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (40.12%) TypeScript
2 49 (30.25%) C#
3 30 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 26 (16.05%) Scala
5 16 (9.88%) SQL
6 5 (3.09%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.09%) Java
6 5 (3.09%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.47%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.85%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.85%) VB
8 3 (1.85%) VB6
9 1 (0.62%) C
9 1 (0.62%) Python
9 1 (0.62%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (4.32%) ISEB
1 7 (4.32%) ISTQB
1 7 (4.32%) SC Cleared
1 7 (4.32%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.85%) CISA
2 3 (1.85%) CISM
2 3 (1.85%) CISSP
2 3 (1.85%) Degree
2 3 (1.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 2 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.62%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.47%) SLA
2 3 (1.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (1.85%) COBIT
2 3 (1.85%) COSO
2 3 (1.85%) HIPAA
2 3 (1.85%) ISO 13485
2 3 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.85%) ITGC
3 2 (1.23%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (6.17%) Grafana
2 8 (4.94%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (3.09%) Adobe
1 5 (3.09%) IBM
1 5 (3.09%) Microsoft
1 5 (3.09%) Oracle
1 5 (3.09%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
1 5 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (2.47%) VMware