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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 24 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 6.11% 1.10% 2.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% 5.00% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Average salary £52,500 - £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £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
14 20 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 10.69% 21.98% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 7
Average salary £46,250 £38,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.35% -18.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £33,750 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,500 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 1 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Brentwood

QA
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) TestDirector
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Test Management
2 4 (40.00%) Line Management
3 3 (30.00%) Workflow
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Use Case
5 1 (10.00%) JMeter
5 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
5 1 (10.00%) VBA
5 1 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Automotive
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (10.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (10.00%) JMeter
2 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Test Team Leader
2 4 (40.00%) Team Leader
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Testing Specialist
4 2 (20.00%) Testing Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
5 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Test Management
2 4 (40.00%) Line Management
3 3 (30.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) IBM