The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Brentwood region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 6 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 46 20 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 20.91% 8.16% 4.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 76.67% 32.79% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 21 14 4
Average salary £60,000 £36,750 £87,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.26% -58.00%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
QA
Essex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Brentwood region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Brentwood
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
60 61 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 27.27% 24.90% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 23 30 5
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £87,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -45.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £43,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £89,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Brentwood region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

QA
Salary Trend in Brentwood

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Brentwood region.

QA Salary Trend in Brentwood

QA
Salary Histogram in Brentwood

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Brentwood region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Brentwood

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Brentwood region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 67 (73.63%) Finance
2 47 (51.65%) Workflow
3 43 (47.25%) Wealth Management
4 38 (41.76%) Straight-Through Processing
4 38 (41.76%) Mobile App
5 30 (32.97%) .NET
6 29 (31.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (29.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 27 (29.67%) HP UFT
7 27 (29.67%) SDLC
8 26 (28.57%) Test Automation
9 24 (26.37%) ISTQB
10 22 (24.18%) C#
11 21 (23.08%) VB.NET
11 21 (23.08%) SQL Server
11 21 (23.08%) MS Office
11 21 (23.08%) Visual Studio
11 21 (23.08%) ASP.NET
11 21 (23.08%) MS Excel
11 21 (23.08%) Ajax
11 21 (23.08%) Unit Testing
11 21 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 21 (23.08%) Software Delivery
12 19 (20.88%) HP
12 19 (20.88%) Test Scripting
13 18 (19.78%) ISEB
14 17 (18.68%) Microsoft
15 16 (17.58%) SQL
16 15 (16.48%) HP Quality Center
17 13 (14.29%) E-Commerce

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Brentwood region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 21 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 21 (23.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 21 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.40%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (31.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (29.67%) HP UFT
3 21 (23.08%) Visual Studio
4 13 (14.29%) TestDirector
5 10 (10.99%) SoapUI
6 5 (5.49%) XMLSpy
7 3 (3.30%) Selenium
7 3 (3.30%) WebDriver
General
1 67 (73.63%) Finance
2 4 (4.40%) Publishing
3 2 (2.20%) Back Office
3 2 (2.20%) Front Office
4 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (51.65%) Analyst
2 36 (39.56%) QA Analyst
3 22 (24.18%) Test Analyst
4 20 (21.98%) Developer
5 19 (20.88%) .NET Developer
6 15 (16.48%) QA Test Analyst
7 13 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
8 12 (13.19%) Service Analyst
9 11 (12.09%) QA Specialist
10 9 (9.89%) Business Manager
10 9 (9.89%) Business Project Manager
10 9 (9.89%) Project Manager
11 8 (8.79%) Financial Services Project Manager
12 5 (5.49%) Associate Director
12 5 (5.49%) Automation Specialist
13 4 (4.40%) Report Analyst
14 3 (3.30%) Automation Analyst
14 3 (3.30%) Automation Test Analyst
14 3 (3.30%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 3 (3.30%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (32.97%) .NET
2 21 (23.08%) Ajax
2 21 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 9 (9.89%) SOAP
4 6 (6.59%) Middleware
5 4 (4.40%) HTML
6 3 (3.30%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.30%) CSS
7 1 (1.10%) Web Services
7 1 (1.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (41.76%) Mobile App
2 11 (12.09%) AS400
3 8 (8.79%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.10%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (51.65%) Workflow
2 43 (47.25%) Wealth Management
3 38 (41.76%) Straight-Through Processing
4 27 (29.67%) SDLC
5 26 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 21 (23.08%) Software Delivery
6 21 (23.08%) Unit Testing
7 19 (20.88%) Test Scripting
8 13 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 11 (12.09%) Regression Testing
10 10 (10.99%) Project Management
10 10 (10.99%) Waterfall
11 9 (9.89%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (8.79%) Process Management
12 8 (8.79%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (8.79%) Risk Management
12 8 (8.79%) System Testing
12 8 (8.79%) Test Planning
13 7 (7.69%) PRINCE2
13 7 (7.69%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.18%) C#
2 21 (23.08%) VB.NET
3 16 (17.58%) SQL
4 4 (4.40%) VBA
5 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.20%) C
7 1 (1.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (29.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 24 (26.37%) ISTQB
3 18 (19.78%) ISEB
4 9 (9.89%) Degree
5 5 (5.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 15 (16.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (20.88%) HP
2 17 (18.68%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.40%) Oracle
3 4 (4.40%) SAP