The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 74 43
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -31
Permanent jobs citing QA 350 248 497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 4.46% 3.61% 5.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.84% 42.47% 48.87%
Number of salaries quoted 258 198 445
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
England

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 East of England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
925 584 1017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 11.77% 8.51% 11.35%
Number of salaries quoted 703 437 832
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

QA
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the East of England region.

QA Salary Trend in the East of England

QA
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in the East of England

QA
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +18 146 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Hertfordshire +4 87 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Essex -10 51 £40,000 +8.10% 4
Norfolk +35 44 £44,000 +23.94% 6
Suffolk +18 17 £30,000 -17.24% 2
Bedfordshire -6 14 £40,000 - 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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.

1 272 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (22.75%) C#
3 156 (22.61%) Java
4 154 (22.32%) SQL
5 136 (19.71%) Degree
6 126 (18.26%) Test Scripting
7 124 (17.97%) ISEB
8 120 (17.39%) JavaScript
9 116 (16.81%) Selenium
10 115 (16.67%) Automated Testing
11 114 (16.52%) Finance
12 110 (15.94%) .NET
13 105 (15.22%) ISTQB
14 98 (14.20%) Software Engineering
15 96 (13.91%) Scrum
16 93 (13.48%) Microsoft
17 91 (13.19%) HTML
17 91 (13.19%) Software Testing
18 86 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
19 85 (12.32%) Manual Testing
20 82 (11.88%) C++
21 81 (11.74%) Linux
22 78 (11.30%) TDD
23 73 (10.58%) Windows
24 69 (10.00%) Python
24 69 (10.00%) Test Automation
25 66 (9.57%) Project Management
26 65 (9.42%) HP Quality Center
27 58 (8.41%) SQL Server
28 57 (8.26%) CSS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the East of England 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.

Application Platforms
1 40 (5.80%) Tomcat
2 13 (1.88%) IIS
3 12 (1.74%) JBoss
4 9 (1.30%) Apache
5 8 (1.16%) Liferay
5 8 (1.16%) Confluence
6 7 (1.01%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.87%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.58%) NetWeaver
10 3 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.43%) Drupal
11 2 (0.29%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.29%) CMS
12 1 (0.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 47 (6.81%) MS Excel
2 36 (5.22%) MS Office
3 12 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.59%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) RiskWrite
3 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.16%) SaaS
2 2 (0.29%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.80%) Internet
2 13 (1.88%) HTTP
2 13 (1.88%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.45%) Intranet
4 4 (0.58%) IPv6
4 4 (0.58%) FTP
4 4 (0.58%) VLAN
4 4 (0.58%) iSCSI
4 4 (0.58%) NAS
5 3 (0.43%) Wireless
5 3 (0.43%) ATM
5 3 (0.43%) ICMP
6 2 (0.29%) DNS
6 2 (0.29%) SSL
6 2 (0.29%) DHCP
7 1 (0.14%) VPN
7 1 (0.14%) LAN
7 1 (0.14%) WAN
7 1 (0.14%) WCDMA
7 1 (0.14%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (2.46%) MySQL
4 16 (2.32%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.01%) DB2
7 7 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.58%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.58%) MS Access
10 3 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.43%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.29%) SAP BI
11 2 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.29%) Data Mart
11 2 (0.29%) Cognos Report Studio
11 2 (0.29%) SQLite
12 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 116 (16.81%) Selenium
2 57 (8.26%) JIRA
3 50 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (6.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 43 (6.23%) WebDriver
6 33 (4.78%) JMeter
7 32 (4.64%) Visual Studio
8 31 (4.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 31 (4.49%) Git (software)
9 27 (3.91%) Subversion
10 26 (3.77%) JUnit
11 18 (2.61%) JBehave
12 16 (2.32%) SoapUI
12 16 (2.32%) Bugzilla
12 16 (2.32%) NUnit
13 15 (2.17%) Cucumber
14 13 (1.88%) TestDirector
15 10 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (1.30%) CruiseControl
17 8 (1.16%) Ant
General
1 114 (16.52%) Finance
2 57 (8.26%) Marketing
3 21 (3.04%) Banking
4 19 (2.75%) Publishing
5 14 (2.03%) Retail
5 14 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.59%) Advertising
7 10 (1.45%) Aerospace
7 10 (1.45%) Legal
8 8 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.01%) Games
9 7 (1.01%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.72%) Automotive
11 3 (0.43%) Back Office
12 2 (0.29%) Local Government
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 116 (16.81%) Analyst
2 107 (15.51%) Software Engineer
3 99 (14.35%) Test Engineer
4 97 (14.06%) Developer
5 74 (10.72%) Tester
6 67 (9.71%) Test Analyst
7 62 (8.99%) QA Engineer
8 58 (8.41%) Software Test Engineer
9 56 (8.12%) Test Manager
10 36 (5.22%) QA Analyst
11 32 (4.64%) .NET Developer
12 31 (4.49%) Software Developer
13 28 (4.06%) Consultant
13 28 (4.06%) Software Tester
14 26 (3.77%) QA Tester
15 24 (3.48%) Project Manager
16 23 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
17 20 (2.90%) C# Developer
18 19 (2.75%) Programme Manager
18 19 (2.75%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (15.94%) .NET
2 91 (13.19%) HTML
3 57 (8.26%) CSS
4 52 (7.54%) ASP.NET
5 49 (7.10%) XML
5 49 (7.10%) jQuery
6 33 (4.78%) REST
6 33 (4.78%) Web Services
7 32 (4.64%) WCF
8 31 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 30 (4.35%) HTML5
10 24 (3.48%) J2EE
11 22 (3.19%) SOAP
12 19 (2.75%) AngularJS
13 16 (2.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 16 (2.32%) WPF
13 16 (2.32%) Silverlight
14 15 (2.17%) .NET Framework
14 15 (2.17%) RESTful
15 13 (1.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 86 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (7.68%) Computer Science
3 36 (5.22%) User Experience
4 28 (4.06%) Management Information System
5 27 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (3.33%) Mobile App
6 23 (3.33%) Mathematics
7 17 (2.46%) Wiki
8 10 (1.45%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.16%) AS400
10 6 (0.87%) Kindle
10 6 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (0.87%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.72%) iPhone
12 4 (0.58%) CMDB
12 4 (0.58%) EFT
12 4 (0.58%) Physics
12 4 (0.58%) Economics
12 4 (0.58%) Statistics
13 3 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 81 (11.74%) Linux
2 73 (10.58%) Windows
3 51 (7.39%) UNIX
4 26 (3.77%) Solaris
5 25 (3.62%) Android
6 20 (2.90%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.72%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.58%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.58%) AIX
9 1 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (39.42%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (18.26%) Test Scripting
3 115 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 98 (14.20%) Software Engineering
5 96 (13.91%) Scrum
6 91 (13.19%) Software Testing
7 85 (12.32%) Manual Testing
8 78 (11.30%) TDD
9 69 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 66 (9.57%) Project Management
11 56 (8.12%) Automation Testing
12 54 (7.83%) OO
13 53 (7.68%) Regression Testing
14 50 (7.25%) MVC
15 49 (7.10%) User Acceptance Testing
16 46 (6.67%) Test Management
17 45 (6.52%) Test Strategy
18 41 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
19 38 (5.51%) Stakeholder Management
20 37 (5.36%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 157 (22.75%) C#
2 156 (22.61%) Java
3 154 (22.32%) SQL
4 120 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 82 (11.88%) C++
6 69 (10.00%) Python
7 43 (6.23%) C
8 39 (5.65%) Perl
9 27 (3.91%) Ruby
10 24 (3.48%) PHP
11 21 (3.04%) VB.NET
12 20 (2.90%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.74%) VBA
14 10 (1.45%) VB
15 9 (1.30%) PowerShell
16 8 (1.16%) VB6
16 8 (1.16%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.87%) Assembly Language
18 5 (0.72%) Bash Shell
19 4 (0.58%) F#
Qualifications
1 136 (19.71%) Degree
2 124 (17.97%) ISEB
3 105 (15.22%) ISTQB
4 25 (3.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (3.19%) Security Cleared
6 11 (1.59%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.43%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.43%) PMP
7 3 (0.43%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.29%) HND
9 1 (0.14%) MCSE
9 1 (0.14%) MCSA
9 1 (0.14%) CCNA
9 1 (0.14%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.14%) CCEA
9 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.14%) ACCA
9 1 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.46%) ISO 9001
2 10 (1.45%) SLA
3 6 (0.87%) TickIT
4 5 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.43%) GAMP
5 3 (0.43%) GMP
6 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (2.03%) Firmware
2 7 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.58%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 65 (9.42%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.43%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.29%) Sysprep
3 2 (0.29%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 93 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 50 (7.25%) HP
3 43 (6.23%) Oracle
4 25 (3.62%) Sun
5 24 (3.48%) SAP
6 10 (1.45%) Business Objects
6 10 (1.45%) VMware
7 9 (1.30%) Sybase
8 8 (1.16%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.01%) IBM
10 5 (0.72%) SunGard
10 5 (0.72%) TOWER Software
11 3 (0.43%) Perforce
11 3 (0.43%) Lumesse
11 3 (0.43%) Cognos
12 2 (0.29%) Apple
12 2 (0.29%) Dell
12 2 (0.29%) Google
12 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.29%) Telerik
Cambridge
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare, Holiday, Flexi
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £45k
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-45k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k - 55k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + package
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
DP Connect
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & high profile projects
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 14 days ago
Bacton, Stowmarket, Suffolk (IP14)
Guru Careers
Salary: £23 - 28k
Posted: 14 days ago
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Norwich
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Norwich
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 48k per year + package
Posted: 19 days ago
Norwich
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + 25 days hols, pension and more
Posted: 19 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Epson
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Ipswich
OHO Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Epson
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Posted: 21 days ago