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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 60 76
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +16
Permanent jobs citing QA 407 307 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 5.78% 4.25% 3.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.05% 36.25% 36.97%
Number of salaries quoted 331 214 185
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
924 847 660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 13.12% 11.74% 9.93%
Number of salaries quoted 713 640 500
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +6.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,125 £27,500 £28,050
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,250 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +14 155 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Hertfordshire +11 96 £48,000 +12.94% 9
Essex +28 80 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Suffolk +20 52 £30,000 +11.11% 3
Norfolk -16 14 £25,750 -41.47%
Bedfordshire -15 10 £55,000 +57.14% 3
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 299 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (22.67%) .NET
3 178 (22.42%) C#
4 175 (22.04%) Finance
5 164 (20.65%) SQL
6 162 (20.40%) Java
7 159 (20.03%) Selenium
8 153 (19.27%) Degree
9 140 (17.63%) JavaScript
10 138 (17.38%) HTML
11 122 (15.37%) Software Testing
12 118 (14.86%) CSS
13 115 (14.48%) SDLC
14 112 (14.11%) Test Automation
15 109 (13.73%) Software Engineering
15 109 (13.73%) JIRA
16 105 (13.22%) Automated Testing
17 92 (11.59%) ASP.NET
18 91 (11.46%) Scrum
19 90 (11.34%) SQL Server
20 87 (10.96%) ISEB
21 86 (10.83%) Python
22 81 (10.20%) VB.NET
22 81 (10.20%) Test Scripting
23 80 (10.08%) Unit Testing
24 78 (9.82%) XML
25 77 (9.70%) MVC
25 77 (9.70%) ISTQB
26 75 (9.45%) Workflow
27 74 (9.32%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (1.39%) Drupal
2 10 (1.26%) LiveLink
3 9 (1.13%) Node.js
4 6 (0.76%) IIS
4 6 (0.76%) JBoss
4 6 (0.76%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.63%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.50%) Apache
6 4 (0.50%) NServiceBus
7 3 (0.38%) Confluence
7 3 (0.38%) Liferay
8 2 (0.25%) SAS
8 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 54 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 45 (5.67%) MS Office
3 7 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (0.88%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.13%) MultiFonds
1 9 (1.13%) Sonata
2 5 (0.63%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.25%) AWD
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.25%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.25%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.76%) Mimecast
3 4 (0.50%) SaaS
4 2 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.13%) GitHub
5 1 (0.13%) Office 365
5 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.51%) HTTP
2 10 (1.26%) LDAP
3 9 (1.13%) Internet
3 9 (1.13%) SSH
3 9 (1.13%) Telnet
4 7 (0.88%) PuTTY
5 4 (0.50%) AMQP
5 4 (0.50%) MQTT
5 4 (0.50%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.38%) Firewall
6 3 (0.38%) LAN
6 3 (0.38%) VoIP
6 3 (0.38%) WAN
7 2 (0.25%) DNS
8 1 (0.13%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.13%) DHCP
8 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.13%) SMTP
8 1 (0.13%) SNMP
8 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 46 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (3.27%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (1.89%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.76%) MySQL
8 9 (1.13%) Big Data
9 7 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (0.88%) QlikView
10 6 (0.76%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.50%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.38%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.25%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.25%) QualityStage
13 2 (0.25%) SAP HANA
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 159 (20.03%) Selenium
2 109 (13.73%) JIRA
3 68 (8.56%) HP UFT
4 63 (7.93%) Visual Studio
5 59 (7.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 44 (5.54%) SoapUI
7 39 (4.91%) WebDriver
8 34 (4.28%) JMeter
9 27 (3.40%) Cucumber
10 24 (3.02%) NUnit
11 23 (2.90%) Subversion
12 22 (2.77%) Jenkins
13 19 (2.39%) LoadRunner
14 16 (2.02%) Git (software)
14 16 (2.02%) JUnit
15 15 (1.89%) TestDirector
16 11 (1.39%) Xcode
17 10 (1.26%) Hudson
18 9 (1.13%) Selenium IDE
18 9 (1.13%) Toad
General
1 175 (22.04%) Finance
2 35 (4.41%) Electronics
3 23 (2.90%) Retail
4 18 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (1.39%) Banking
7 10 (1.26%) Games
8 6 (0.76%) Marketing
9 5 (0.63%) Publishing
10 4 (0.50%) iGaming
11 3 (0.38%) Arabic Language
11 3 (0.38%) Automotive
11 3 (0.38%) Legal
11 3 (0.38%) Local Government
11 3 (0.38%) Russian Language
12 2 (0.25%) Back Office
12 2 (0.25%) Front Office
13 1 (0.13%) Billing
13 1 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 217 (27.33%) Analyst
2 185 (23.30%) Developer
3 124 (15.62%) Test Analyst
4 109 (13.73%) Tester
5 92 (11.59%) Test Engineer
6 73 (9.19%) QA Analyst
6 73 (9.19%) QA Engineer
7 71 (8.94%) QA Tester
8 62 (7.81%) .NET Developer
8 62 (7.81%) Automation Engineer
9 54 (6.80%) Test Automation Engineer
10 48 (6.05%) QA Test Engineer
11 44 (5.54%) QA Automation Engineer
12 43 (5.42%) C# Developer
12 43 (5.42%) Software Developer
13 42 (5.29%) Software Test Engineer
14 39 (4.91%) Senior Developer
15 35 (4.41%) QA Test Analyst
16 33 (4.16%) Senior Software Developer
17 32 (4.03%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (22.67%) .NET
2 138 (17.38%) HTML
3 118 (14.86%) CSS
4 92 (11.59%) ASP.NET
5 78 (9.82%) XML
6 71 (8.94%) Ajax
7 67 (8.44%) .NET Framework
8 54 (6.80%) Web Services
9 53 (6.68%) Entity Framework
9 53 (6.68%) REST
10 49 (6.17%) jQuery
11 47 (5.92%) ASP.NET Web API
12 44 (5.54%) WCF
13 37 (4.66%) SOAP
14 36 (4.53%) LINQ
15 33 (4.16%) JSON
16 32 (4.03%) HTML5
17 27 (3.40%) Razor View Engine
18 24 (3.02%) XSLT
19 19 (2.39%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.06%) Mobile App
2 57 (7.18%) Computer Science
3 48 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 26 (3.27%) User Experience
6 15 (1.89%) Chemistry
7 14 (1.76%) Algorithms
7 14 (1.76%) Mathematics
8 12 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.26%) AS400
9 10 (1.26%) Data Integration
9 10 (1.26%) iPad
9 10 (1.26%) Online Games
9 10 (1.26%) Replication
9 10 (1.26%) Taxonomies
10 7 (0.88%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.76%) Statistics
12 5 (0.63%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.63%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.63%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 70 (8.82%) Windows
2 56 (7.05%) Linux
3 43 (5.42%) Android
4 40 (5.04%) Apple iOS
5 38 (4.79%) Unix
6 18 (2.27%) Mac OS X
7 8 (1.01%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.38%) Solaris
9 2 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.13%) MVS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (15.37%) Software Testing
3 115 (14.48%) SDLC
4 112 (14.11%) Test Automation
5 109 (13.73%) Software Engineering
6 105 (13.22%) Automated Testing
7 91 (11.46%) Scrum
8 81 (10.20%) Test Scripting
9 80 (10.08%) Unit Testing
10 77 (9.70%) MVC
11 75 (9.45%) Workflow
12 74 (9.32%) Manual Testing
13 70 (8.82%) Wealth Management
14 69 (8.69%) Project Management
15 65 (8.19%) Functional Testing
16 64 (8.06%) TDD
17 62 (7.81%) Automation Testing
18 61 (7.68%) Regression Testing
19 57 (7.18%) Waterfall
20 54 (6.80%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 178 (22.42%) C#
2 164 (20.65%) SQL
3 162 (20.40%) Java
4 140 (17.63%) JavaScript
5 86 (10.83%) Python
6 81 (10.20%) VB.NET
7 68 (8.56%) C++
8 27 (3.40%) PHP
9 26 (3.27%) C
10 25 (3.15%) Perl
11 23 (2.90%) PL/SQL
12 17 (2.14%) Ruby
13 16 (2.02%) T-SQL
14 13 (1.64%) Objective-C
15 11 (1.39%) Shell Script
16 8 (1.01%) Embedded C
16 8 (1.01%) Embedded C++
16 8 (1.01%) VBA
17 5 (0.63%) ABAP
17 5 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 153 (19.27%) Degree
2 87 (10.96%) ISEB
3 77 (9.70%) ISTQB
4 49 (6.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.38%) MCP
7 3 (0.38%) PhD
8 1 (0.13%) CISM
8 1 (0.13%) CISMP
8 1 (0.13%) CISSP
8 1 (0.13%) IIBA
8 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.13%) PMP
8 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.13%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.13%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.50%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.38%) GCP
2 3 (0.38%) GLP
2 3 (0.38%) GMP
2 3 (0.38%) GxP
2 3 (0.38%) ISO 8583
2 3 (0.38%) ISO20022
2 3 (0.38%) SLA
3 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.25%) SDET
4 1 (0.13%) COBIT
4 1 (0.13%) GAMP
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.38%) Docker
3 3 (0.38%) vSphere
4 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.76%) SCCM
3 4 (0.50%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.13%) Ansible
4 1 (0.13%) Nagios
4 1 (0.13%) Nessus
4 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 63 (7.93%) Microsoft
2 58 (7.30%) Oracle
3 51 (6.42%) HP
4 27 (3.40%) SAP
5 21 (2.64%) IBM
6 12 (1.51%) OpenText
7 9 (1.13%) CheckPoint
8 8 (1.01%) Perforce
9 6 (0.76%) Roku
9 6 (0.76%) TOWER Software
10 5 (0.63%) Citrix
10 5 (0.63%) Google
11 4 (0.50%) VMware
11 4 (0.50%) WorldPay
12 3 (0.38%) IFS
12 3 (0.38%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.38%) Sun
12 3 (0.38%) Twitter
13 2 (0.25%) BT
13 2 (0.25%) Cisco
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £58k DOE + fantasticbenefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£48,000 DoE + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harlow, Essex
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: £45000.00 - £57700.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent career progression
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £32000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: Plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sudbury, Suffolk
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
StarBase
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
StarBase
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 48 - 58k + 12% pension, healthcare, 26days + more!
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Vivid Resourcing
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £22500.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
360 Resourcing
Salary: £23k - 25k per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
PurplePower Recruitment
Posted: 10 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Purplepower Recruitment
Posted: 10 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Hertfordshire
Northgate Public Services
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: Up to £51,150 per annum plus company benefits
Posted: 24 days ago