Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 90 84
Rank change year-on-year +66 -6 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 215 61 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 9.23% 3.00% 3.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.43% 29.05% 26.87%
Number of salaries quoted 200 51 78
West Sussex median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.64% +37.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £33,750 £39,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £51,500
South East median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +5.88%

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 395 210 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 16.95% 10.32% 12.03%
Number of salaries quoted 348 185 276
West Sussex median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £74,125 £74,500 £63,750
South East median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +52 60 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Worthing +29 43 £45,000 - 1
Gatwick +24 40 £57,500 +0.88% 2
Horsham +6 17 £55,000 -26.67% 5
Burgess Hill -11 7 £41,500 - 6
Shoreham-by-Sea - 2 £37,500 - 1
East Grinstead - 1 £57,500 - 1
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 124 (57.67%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (40.93%) SQL
4 84 (39.07%) C#
5 58 (26.98%) User Experience
6 55 (25.58%) Selenium
7 53 (24.65%) JavaScript
7 53 (24.65%) Web Services
7 53 (24.65%) Functional Testing
8 49 (22.79%) JIRA
9 48 (22.33%) Finance
10 46 (21.40%) Scrum
10 46 (21.40%) SoapUI
11 42 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
12 38 (17.67%) Regression Testing
13 37 (17.21%) WebDriver
14 33 (15.35%) Confluence
15 30 (13.95%) Performance Testing
15 30 (13.95%) Unit Testing
15 30 (13.95%) Acceptance Criteria
16 29 (13.49%) Degree
16 29 (13.49%) JMeter
16 29 (13.49%) HTML
16 29 (13.49%) CSS
17 28 (13.02%) .NET
18 27 (12.56%) Project Management
18 27 (12.56%) TDD
18 27 (12.56%) Exploratory Testing
19 26 (12.09%) Business Analysis
19 26 (12.09%) Social Network

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 33 (15.35%) Confluence
2 9 (4.19%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (4.19%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.26%) WinCC
4 4 (1.86%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.93%) CMS
6 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (6.51%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.58%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (4.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.47%) IaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Office 365
2 1 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.86%) DNS
2 3 (1.40%) DHCP
2 3 (1.40%) Firewall
3 2 (0.93%) Internet
3 2 (0.93%) LAN
3 2 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.09%) Data Warehouse
1 26 (12.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (4.19%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 55 (25.58%) Selenium
2 49 (22.79%) JIRA
3 46 (21.40%) SoapUI
4 37 (17.21%) WebDriver
5 29 (13.49%) JMeter
6 22 (10.23%) HP UFT
7 14 (6.51%) Cucumber
8 9 (4.19%) jMock
8 9 (4.19%) JUnit
8 9 (4.19%) TestNG
9 8 (3.72%) Visual Studio
10 6 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.86%) Ant
11 4 (1.86%) gulp
11 4 (1.86%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.40%) Gradle
12 3 (1.40%) Hudson
12 3 (1.40%) Maven
12 3 (1.40%) webpack
13 2 (0.93%) NUnit
General
1 48 (22.33%) Finance
2 4 (1.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.40%) Electronics
4 2 (0.93%) Back Office
4 2 (0.93%) Billing
4 2 (0.93%) Front Office
4 2 (0.93%) Local Government
5 1 (0.47%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 68 (31.63%) Analyst
2 40 (18.60%) Tester
3 38 (17.67%) Automation Tester
4 31 (14.42%) QA Engineer
4 31 (14.42%) QA Tester
5 30 (13.95%) QA Automation Tester
5 30 (13.95%) Test Analyst
6 29 (13.49%) Senior Analyst
7 24 (11.16%) QA Analyst
8 22 (10.23%) QA Automation Analyst
8 22 (10.23%) Senior Automation Tester
8 22 (10.23%) Senior QA Analyst
8 22 (10.23%) Senior QA Tester
8 22 (10.23%) Senior Tester
9 20 (9.30%) Developer
10 19 (8.84%) Software Manager
11 18 (8.37%) QA Manager
12 15 (6.98%) Project Manager
12 15 (6.98%) QA Test Manager
12 15 (6.98%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (24.65%) Web Services
2 29 (13.49%) CSS
2 29 (13.49%) HTML
3 28 (13.02%) .NET
4 15 (6.98%) REST
5 14 (6.51%) AngularJS
6 11 (5.12%) ASP.NET
7 9 (4.19%) Hibernate
7 9 (4.19%) Java EE
7 9 (4.19%) Spring
8 8 (3.72%) CSS3
8 8 (3.72%) HTML5
9 7 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (3.26%) Ember.js
9 7 (3.26%) KnockoutJS
9 7 (3.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (2.79%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.79%) Ajax
11 5 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (2.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 58 (26.98%) User Experience
2 26 (12.09%) Social Network
3 16 (7.44%) Management Information System
4 15 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.98%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (4.65%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.26%) PMI
6 7 (3.26%) SCADA
7 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.93%) FMCG
8 1 (0.47%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.51%) Windows
2 7 (3.26%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.79%) Linux
4 1 (0.47%) Unix
4 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 124 (57.67%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (24.65%) Functional Testing
4 46 (21.40%) Scrum
5 42 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
6 38 (17.67%) Regression Testing
7 30 (13.95%) Acceptance Criteria
7 30 (13.95%) Performance Testing
7 30 (13.95%) Unit Testing
8 27 (12.56%) Exploratory Testing
8 27 (12.56%) Project Management
8 27 (12.56%) TDD
9 26 (12.09%) Business Analysis
9 26 (12.09%) ETL
9 26 (12.09%) Requirements Analysis
10 23 (10.70%) Kanban
11 22 (10.23%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 22 (10.23%) Stress Testing
12 21 (9.77%) Manual Testing
13 20 (9.30%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 88 (40.93%) SQL
2 84 (39.07%) C#
3 53 (24.65%) JavaScript
4 25 (11.63%) Java
5 11 (5.12%) C
6 10 (4.65%) Groovy
7 7 (3.26%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.47%) Python
9 1 (0.47%) Ruby
9 1 (0.47%) Scala
9 1 (0.47%) VB
9 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (13.49%) Degree
2 24 (11.16%) ISEB
3 22 (10.23%) ISTQB
4 17 (7.91%) PMI Certification
5 10 (4.65%) PMP
5 10 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (3.26%) CBAP
6 7 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.40%) HNC
9 2 (0.93%) APMP
10 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.40%) GDPR
2 2 (0.93%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.47%) Docker
2 1 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.93%) vRealize
2 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (12.09%) Informatica
2 22 (10.23%) HP
3 19 (8.84%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.19%) Atlassian
5 7 (3.26%) Siemens
6 4 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.93%) EMC
7 2 (0.93%) SolarWinds
7 2 (0.93%) VMware
8 1 (0.47%) Citrix
8 1 (0.47%) Ivanti
8 1 (0.47%) SAP
8 1 (0.47%) Symantec