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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 3.72% 3.41% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.43% 17.65% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 0
Average salary £35,000 £80,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-56.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
42 17 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Brentwood 17.36% 19.32% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 2
Average salary £47,500 £72,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.48% +56.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,100 £37,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,250 £84,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (41.18%) SQL
1 7 (41.18%) Test Management
1 7 (41.18%) Line Management
2 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
2 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
3 4 (23.53%) HP
3 4 (23.53%) ISEB
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) JIRA
3 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
3 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (17.65%) TestDirector
4 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (17.65%) Finance
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) SOAP
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) XMLSpy
5 2 (11.76%) Middleware
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow
5 2 (11.76%) Selenium
5 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
5 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (5.88%) VBA
6 1 (5.88%) MS Office
6 1 (5.88%) MS Excel

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) JIRA
2 3 (17.65%) TestDirector
2 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (11.76%) XMLSpy
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.88%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.88%) JMeter
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Team Leader
1 7 (41.18%) Test Team Leader
2 5 (29.41%) Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Test Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Software Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Manual Tester
5 2 (11.76%) Testing Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Testing Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
6 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) SOAP
1 2 (11.76%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Test Management
1 7 (41.18%) Line Management
2 6 (35.29%) Software Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Use Case
6 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
Brentwood
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