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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 11 6 29
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 25 48 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 14.97% 20.34% 3.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 69.44% 57.14% 44.44%
Number of salaries quoted 22 36 2
Average salary £56,250 £43,500 £87,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.31% -50.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £85,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £61,250 £89,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
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
36 84 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 21.56% 35.59% 7.38%
Number of salaries quoted 23 46 3
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -44.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £47,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £89,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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 29 April 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Brentwood

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 52 (75.36%) Finance
2 41 (59.42%) Wealth Management
3 35 (50.72%) Workflow
4 27 (39.13%) .NET
4 27 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (36.23%) Straight-Through Processing
5 25 (36.23%) Mobile App
5 25 (36.23%) ISTQB
6 22 (31.88%) SQL Server
6 22 (31.88%) Software Delivery
6 22 (31.88%) SDLC
7 21 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (30.43%) Test Automation
7 21 (30.43%) Unit Testing
7 21 (30.43%) C#
7 21 (30.43%) VB.NET
7 21 (30.43%) Visual Studio
7 21 (30.43%) ASP.NET
7 21 (30.43%) Ajax
8 17 (24.64%) SQL
8 17 (24.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (23.19%) HP UFT
10 14 (20.29%) Test Scripting
11 13 (18.84%) HP
11 13 (18.84%) ISEB
11 13 (18.84%) MS Excel
11 13 (18.84%) MS Office
12 12 (17.39%) PRINCE2
13 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
13 11 (15.94%) HP Quality Center

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 13 (18.84%) MS Excel
1 13 (18.84%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (31.88%) SQL Server
2 21 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (30.43%) Visual Studio
3 16 (23.19%) HP UFT
4 8 (11.59%) TestDirector
5 4 (5.80%) Selenium
6 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.35%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.35%) XMLSpy
General
1 52 (75.36%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Back Office
2 2 (2.90%) Front Office
2 2 (2.90%) Legal
2 2 (2.90%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (40.58%) Analyst
2 22 (31.88%) QA Analyst
3 17 (24.64%) .NET Developer
3 17 (24.64%) Developer
4 11 (15.94%) Test Analyst
5 8 (11.59%) QA Specialist
6 7 (10.14%) QA Test Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Business Manager
7 6 (8.70%) Business Project Manager
7 6 (8.70%) Financial Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Financial Services Project Manager
7 6 (8.70%) Project Manager
7 6 (8.70%) Service Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Software Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Software Test Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Test Leader
9 4 (5.80%) Associate Director
9 4 (5.80%) Automation Specialist
9 4 (5.80%) Technical Leader
10 2 (2.90%) E-Commerce Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (39.13%) .NET
2 21 (30.43%) Ajax
2 21 (30.43%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.70%) .NET Framework
3 6 (8.70%) CSS
3 6 (8.70%) HTML
4 3 (4.35%) SOAP
5 1 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (36.23%) Mobile App
2 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (11.59%) AS400
4 5 (7.25%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.80%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (59.42%) Wealth Management
2 35 (50.72%) Workflow
3 25 (36.23%) Straight-Through Processing
4 22 (31.88%) SDLC
4 22 (31.88%) Software Delivery
5 21 (30.43%) Test Automation
5 21 (30.43%) Unit Testing
6 14 (20.29%) Test Scripting
7 12 (17.39%) PRINCE2
8 9 (13.04%) Regression Testing
9 8 (11.59%) Line Management
10 7 (10.14%) E-Commerce
11 6 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (8.70%) OOD
11 6 (8.70%) Process Management
11 6 (8.70%) Project Management
11 6 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (8.70%) Risk Management
11 6 (8.70%) System Testing
11 6 (8.70%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.43%) C#
1 21 (30.43%) VB.NET
2 17 (24.64%) SQL
3 6 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (36.23%) ISTQB
2 17 (24.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (18.84%) ISEB
4 5 (7.25%) Degree
5 4 (5.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) HP
2 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle
3 2 (2.90%) SAP