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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 4 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 35 18 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 27.56% 10.91% 3.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 94.59% 33.33% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 30 7 1
Median salary £55,000 £60,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +84.61%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
37 54 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 29.13% 32.73% 10.13%
Number of salaries quoted 30 7 3
Median salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £101,500 £55,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 24 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Brentwood

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 48 (80.00%) Wealth Management
2 37 (61.67%) Finance
3 33 (55.00%) SDLC
4 27 (45.00%) Workflow
5 26 (43.33%) Software Delivery
6 17 (28.33%) Unit Testing
6 17 (28.33%) C#
6 17 (28.33%) VB.NET
6 17 (28.33%) .NET
6 17 (28.33%) SQL Server
6 17 (28.33%) ASP.NET
7 16 (26.67%) ISTQB
7 16 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 16 (26.67%) Straight-Through Processing
7 16 (26.67%) Mobile App
8 15 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (25.00%) Ajax
8 15 (25.00%) Visual Studio
9 14 (23.33%) Software Testing
10 13 (21.67%) .NET Framework
10 13 (21.67%) CSS
10 13 (21.67%) HTML
10 13 (21.67%) JavaScript
11 12 (20.00%) SQL
11 12 (20.00%) Mentoring
12 11 (18.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (18.33%) PRINCE2
12 11 (18.33%) OOD
12 11 (18.33%) Automated Testing

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 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (15.00%) MultiFonds
1 9 (15.00%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (18.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 15 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.33%) Selenium
4 1 (1.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.67%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.67%) XMLSpy
General
1 37 (61.67%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Analyst
2 10 (16.67%) Tester
3 9 (15.00%) QA Tester
3 9 (15.00%) Software QA Tester
3 9 (15.00%) Software Tester
3 9 (15.00%) Technical Leader
4 8 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 8 (13.33%) Developer
4 8 (13.33%) Test Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) QA Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) Software Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) Software Test Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Test Leader
7 5 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Service Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) QA Specialist
9 3 (5.00%) Project Director
9 3 (5.00%) QA Leader
10 2 (3.33%) QA Engineer
10 2 (3.33%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (28.33%) .NET
1 17 (28.33%) ASP.NET
2 15 (25.00%) Ajax
3 13 (21.67%) .NET Framework
3 13 (21.67%) CSS
3 13 (21.67%) HTML
4 1 (1.67%) Middleware
4 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Mobile App
2 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.67%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (80.00%) Wealth Management
2 33 (55.00%) SDLC
3 27 (45.00%) Workflow
4 26 (43.33%) Software Delivery
5 17 (28.33%) Unit Testing
6 16 (26.67%) Straight-Through Processing
6 16 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 14 (23.33%) Software Testing
8 12 (20.00%) Mentoring
9 11 (18.33%) Automated Testing
9 11 (18.33%) OOD
9 11 (18.33%) PRINCE2
10 8 (13.33%) Test Scripting
10 8 (13.33%) Waterfall
11 5 (8.33%) Line Management
12 4 (6.67%) Data Protection
12 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
13 3 (5.00%) Manual Testing
14 2 (3.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) C#
1 17 (28.33%) VB.NET
2 13 (21.67%) JavaScript
3 12 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.00%) ISEB
3 4 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.00%) Degree
5 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) HP
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft