The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Brentwood region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 9 6 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 46 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 16.67% 22.66% 2.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 78.57% 60.53% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 19 35 1
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £90,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -47.22%
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +3.75%
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
28 76 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 21.21% 37.44% 8.18%
Number of salaries quoted 19 40 2
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -34.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £35,000 £58,500
10% offered a salary of more than £96,000 £86,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.29%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Brentwood

The demand trend of job ads across the Brentwood region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Brentwood

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Brentwood region with a requirement for QA.

1 45 (71.43%) Finance
2 42 (66.67%) Wealth Management
3 28 (44.44%) Workflow
4 25 (39.68%) .NET
4 25 (39.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (38.10%) SDLC
5 24 (38.10%) ISTQB
6 23 (36.51%) Software Delivery
7 20 (31.75%) SQL Server
8 19 (30.16%) C#
8 19 (30.16%) VB.NET
8 19 (30.16%) Visual Studio
8 19 (30.16%) ASP.NET
8 19 (30.16%) Ajax
8 19 (30.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (30.16%) Unit Testing
9 17 (26.98%) Straight-Through Processing
9 17 (26.98%) Mobile App
10 15 (23.81%) SQL
11 14 (22.22%) Test Automation
12 12 (19.05%) Test Scripting
13 11 (17.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (17.46%) PRINCE2
14 10 (15.87%) ISEB
14 10 (15.87%) Software Testing
15 9 (14.29%) HP UFT
15 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
15 9 (14.29%) MS Office
15 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2012

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood 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:

Applications
1 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 9 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MultiFonds
1 5 (7.94%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (31.75%) SQL Server
2 19 (30.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (39.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (30.16%) Visual Studio
3 9 (14.29%) HP UFT
4 4 (6.35%) TestDirector
5 3 (4.76%) Selenium
6 2 (3.17%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.17%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.17%) XMLSpy
General
1 45 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Legal
3 2 (3.17%) Back Office
3 2 (3.17%) Front Office
3 2 (3.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Analyst
2 13 (20.63%) .NET Developer
2 13 (20.63%) Developer
2 13 (20.63%) QA Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) Test Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Business Manager
4 6 (9.52%) Business Project Manager
4 6 (9.52%) Financial Services Project Manager
4 6 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.52%) QA Specialist
4 6 (9.52%) Software Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Software Test Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Technical Leader
4 6 (9.52%) Tester
5 5 (7.94%) QA Tester
5 5 (7.94%) Software QA Tester
5 5 (7.94%) Software Tester
5 5 (7.94%) Test Leader
6 3 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (39.68%) .NET
2 19 (30.16%) Ajax
2 19 (30.16%) ASP.NET
3 8 (12.70%) .NET Framework
3 8 (12.70%) CSS
3 8 (12.70%) HTML
4 2 (3.17%) SOAP
5 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.98%) Mobile App
2 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.35%) AS400
3 4 (6.35%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (66.67%) Wealth Management
2 28 (44.44%) Workflow
3 24 (38.10%) SDLC
4 23 (36.51%) Software Delivery
5 19 (30.16%) Unit Testing
6 17 (26.98%) Straight-Through Processing
7 14 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 12 (19.05%) Test Scripting
9 11 (17.46%) PRINCE2
10 10 (15.87%) Software Testing
11 8 (12.70%) Automated Testing
11 8 (12.70%) OOD
12 7 (11.11%) Regression Testing
13 6 (9.52%) Line Management
13 6 (9.52%) Process Management
13 6 (9.52%) Project Management
13 6 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
13 6 (9.52%) Risk Management
13 6 (9.52%) System Testing
14 5 (7.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.16%) C#
1 19 (30.16%) VB.NET
2 15 (23.81%) SQL
3 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (38.10%) ISTQB
2 11 (17.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (15.87%) ISEB
4 3 (4.76%) Degree
4 3 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.70%) HP
2 7 (11.11%) Microsoft