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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 10 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 11.76% 3.96% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.31% 80.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 0
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -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
52 5 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 27.81% 4.95% 20.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 6
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £45,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 31 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Brentwood

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 46 (69.70%) Finance
2 30 (45.45%) SDLC
3 21 (31.82%) Test Automation
4 19 (28.79%) Test Scripting
4 19 (28.79%) E-Commerce
5 18 (27.27%) HP UFT
5 18 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
6 17 (25.76%) Software Delivery
7 15 (22.73%) Wealth Management
8 14 (21.21%) SoapUI
9 13 (19.70%) HP
9 13 (19.70%) HTML
10 12 (18.18%) Middleware
10 12 (18.18%) ISTQB
11 11 (16.67%) SOAP
12 10 (15.15%) SQL
12 10 (15.15%) MS Office
12 10 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (15.15%) Workflow
12 10 (15.15%) Unit Testing
13 9 (13.64%) Waterfall
13 9 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (13.64%) ASP.NET
13 9 (13.64%) CSS
13 9 (13.64%) .NET
13 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
13 9 (13.64%) C#
13 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
13 9 (13.64%) MS Excel
13 9 (13.64%) TestDirector

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (15.15%) MS Office
2 9 (13.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) AWD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
1 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (27.27%) HP UFT
2 14 (21.21%) SoapUI
3 9 (13.64%) TestDirector
4 8 (12.12%) XMLSpy
4 8 (12.12%) Visual Studio
4 8 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (9.09%) Selenium
6 2 (3.03%) JIRA
7 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.52%) Bugzilla
General
1 46 (69.70%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Retail
3 3 (4.55%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.55%) Publishing
4 1 (1.52%) Games
4 1 (1.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (56.06%) Analyst
2 25 (37.88%) Test Analyst
3 15 (22.73%) QA Analyst
4 14 (21.21%) Developer
5 9 (13.64%) .NET Developer
6 7 (10.61%) Senior Manager
7 6 (9.09%) QA Manager
7 6 (9.09%) Senior QA Manager
7 6 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Junior Developer
8 5 (7.58%) Junior
8 5 (7.58%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) Tester
9 4 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Report Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) QA Specialist
10 2 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Automation Specialist
10 2 (3.03%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.70%) HTML
2 12 (18.18%) Middleware
3 11 (16.67%) SOAP
4 9 (13.64%) ASP.NET
4 9 (13.64%) CSS
4 9 (13.64%) .NET
5 8 (12.12%) .NET Framework
5 8 (12.12%) Ajax
6 2 (3.03%) XML
7 1 (1.52%) J2EE
7 1 (1.52%) JSP
7 1 (1.52%) XSD
7 1 (1.52%) XSL
7 1 (1.52%) XSLT
7 1 (1.52%) Struts
7 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Mobile App
2 5 (7.58%) AS400
3 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.03%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.52%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) SDLC
2 21 (31.82%) Test Automation
3 19 (28.79%) Test Scripting
3 19 (28.79%) E-Commerce
4 17 (25.76%) Software Delivery
5 15 (22.73%) Wealth Management
6 10 (15.15%) Workflow
6 10 (15.15%) Unit Testing
7 9 (13.64%) Waterfall
8 8 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (12.12%) OOD
8 8 (12.12%) Straight-Through Processing
9 7 (10.61%) Software Testing
9 7 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (10.61%) Test Management
10 6 (9.09%) Mentoring
11 5 (7.58%) System Testing
12 4 (6.06%) Regression Testing
12 4 (6.06%) Integration Testing
12 4 (6.06%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) SQL
2 9 (13.64%) C#
2 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.12%) VB.NET
4 6 (9.09%) Java
5 3 (4.55%) VBA
6 2 (3.03%) VBScript
6 2 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 10 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (12.12%) ISEB
3 8 (12.12%) Degree
Systems Management
1 18 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (19.70%) HP
2 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.55%) SAP
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle