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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 43 69
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +26
Permanent jobs citing QA 306 389 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 4.14% 5.00% 3.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.40% 46.14% 37.00%
Number of salaries quoted 251 304 240
Average salary £37,500 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.63% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
705 843 719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 9.54% 10.83% 10.05%
Number of salaries quoted 550 668 584
Average salary £43,250 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,650 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,250 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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 0 139 £37,500 - 17
Hertfordshire -1 65 £37,500 -6.25% 18
Essex -19 43 £36,750 -36.08% 3
Suffolk +12 25 £37,500 +11.11% 2
Bedfordshire -28 21 £36,250 -12.65% 2
Norfolk +5 13 £27,000 -26.02%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

1 241 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (27.39%) SQL
3 160 (25.48%) Finance
4 136 (21.66%) Selenium
5 123 (19.59%) C#
6 118 (18.79%) Java
7 113 (17.99%) Degree
8 106 (16.88%) Test Automation
9 103 (16.40%) Microsoft
10 98 (15.61%) .NET
11 96 (15.29%) Automated Testing
12 95 (15.13%) SDLC
13 94 (14.97%) Software Testing
14 88 (14.01%) HTML
15 86 (13.69%) SQL Server
15 86 (13.69%) Test Scripting
16 85 (13.54%) Linux
17 84 (13.38%) Manual Testing
18 81 (12.90%) JavaScript
19 76 (12.10%) MS Office
20 75 (11.94%) ISEB
21 73 (11.62%) MS Excel
22 72 (11.46%) Windows
23 70 (11.15%) JIRA
23 70 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
24 69 (10.99%) C++
25 65 (10.35%) Scrum
25 65 (10.35%) ISTQB
26 61 (9.71%) Python
27 57 (9.08%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 14 (2.23%) SAS
2 9 (1.43%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.11%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.11%) JBoss
4 6 (0.96%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.96%) IIS
5 5 (0.80%) Apache
5 5 (0.80%) Drupal
6 4 (0.64%) Confluence
7 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.32%) CMS
8 1 (0.16%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 76 (12.10%) MS Office
2 73 (11.62%) MS Excel
3 25 (3.98%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.59%) MS Project
5 7 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (1.27%) MultiFonds
2 7 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.64%) AWD
3 4 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.32%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.16%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.71%) SaaS
2 9 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.64%) Basecamp
3 4 (0.64%) Dropbox
4 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.87%) Firewall
2 9 (1.43%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.80%) VoIP
3 5 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (0.64%) PuTTY
4 4 (0.64%) SSH
4 4 (0.64%) Telnet
4 4 (0.64%) Internet
5 3 (0.48%) WAN
5 3 (0.48%) LAN
6 2 (0.32%) Intranet
7 1 (0.16%) Wireless
7 1 (0.16%) Extranet
7 1 (0.16%) 802.11
7 1 (0.16%) ICMP
7 1 (0.16%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.16%) DNS
7 1 (0.16%) FTP
7 1 (0.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (13.69%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (2.87%) Big Data
5 15 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.75%) Hadoop
7 10 (1.59%) DB2
7 10 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.43%) DbVisualizer
9 8 (1.27%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (1.27%) QlikView
9 8 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.11%) MySQL
10 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.96%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.80%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.32%) OLAP
14 2 (0.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 136 (21.66%) Selenium
2 70 (11.15%) JIRA
3 49 (7.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (7.80%) Cucumber
4 45 (7.17%) HP UFT
5 42 (6.69%) SoapUI
6 29 (4.62%) Visual Studio
7 25 (3.98%) JMeter
7 25 (3.98%) WebDriver
8 21 (3.34%) NUnit
8 21 (3.34%) Subversion
9 15 (2.39%) Git (software)
9 15 (2.39%) Jenkins
10 14 (2.23%) Bugzilla
11 10 (1.59%) LabVIEW
11 10 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 10 (1.59%) Calabash
12 9 (1.43%) JUnit
12 9 (1.43%) TestDirector
13 8 (1.27%) XMLSpy
General
1 160 (25.48%) Finance
2 23 (3.66%) Retail
3 15 (2.39%) Electronics
4 14 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.07%) Games
5 13 (2.07%) Marketing
6 8 (1.27%) Banking
7 7 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.11%) Publishing
8 4 (0.64%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.48%) Legal
10 2 (0.32%) Billing
10 2 (0.32%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 215 (34.24%) Analyst
2 119 (18.95%) Tester
3 114 (18.15%) Test Analyst
4 111 (17.68%) Developer
5 65 (10.35%) QA Analyst
6 59 (9.39%) Test Engineer
7 58 (9.24%) QA Tester
8 40 (6.37%) QA Engineer
9 37 (5.89%) Junior
10 36 (5.73%) Software Developer
10 36 (5.73%) Software Tester
11 34 (5.41%) Business Analyst
11 34 (5.41%) QA Test Analyst
12 31 (4.94%) Software Engineer
13 30 (4.78%) Selenium Tester
14 27 (4.30%) Senior Developer
15 25 (3.98%) Senior Analyst
16 23 (3.66%) .NET Developer
17 22 (3.50%) Junior Tester
18 21 (3.34%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (15.61%) .NET
2 88 (14.01%) HTML
3 53 (8.44%) CSS
4 43 (6.85%) ASP.NET
5 41 (6.53%) XML
6 26 (4.14%) SOAP
7 20 (3.18%) WPF
7 20 (3.18%) jQuery
8 19 (3.03%) Ajax
8 19 (3.03%) Middleware
9 18 (2.87%) Qt
10 15 (2.39%) RESTful
10 15 (2.39%) HTML5
11 13 (2.07%) Web Services
11 13 (2.07%) .NET Framework
12 11 (1.75%) Flash
12 11 (1.75%) J2EE
12 11 (1.75%) CSS3
13 10 (1.59%) WCF
13 10 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (8.28%) Computer Science
3 39 (6.21%) Mobile App
4 30 (4.78%) Mathematics
5 23 (3.66%) User Experience
6 18 (2.87%) Chemistry
7 17 (2.71%) Algorithms
7 17 (2.71%) Statistics
8 13 (2.07%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.91%) Replication
10 10 (1.59%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.43%) Online Games
12 8 (1.27%) Data Integration
13 7 (1.11%) Physics
14 5 (0.80%) AS400
14 5 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.64%) Mobile Payment
15 4 (0.64%) Data Structures
15 4 (0.64%) iPhone
15 4 (0.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 85 (13.54%) Linux
2 72 (11.46%) Windows
3 44 (7.01%) UNIX
4 26 (4.14%) Android
5 19 (3.03%) Mac OS X
6 18 (2.87%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.64%) AIX
8 3 (0.48%) Solaris
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.16%) VMS
9 1 (0.16%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (16.88%) Test Automation
3 96 (15.29%) Automated Testing
4 95 (15.13%) SDLC
5 94 (14.97%) Software Testing
6 86 (13.69%) Test Scripting
7 84 (13.38%) Manual Testing
8 65 (10.35%) Scrum
9 57 (9.08%) Project Management
10 50 (7.96%) Regression Testing
11 49 (7.80%) OO
12 45 (7.17%) System Testing
13 44 (7.01%) Software Engineering
14 43 (6.85%) Performance Testing
15 42 (6.69%) User Stories
15 42 (6.69%) E-Commerce
15 42 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
16 40 (6.37%) Waterfall
17 39 (6.21%) Unit Testing
18 38 (6.05%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 172 (27.39%) SQL
2 123 (19.59%) C#
3 118 (18.79%) Java
4 81 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 69 (10.99%) C++
6 61 (9.71%) Python
7 28 (4.46%) C
8 23 (3.66%) Perl
9 18 (2.87%) VB
10 17 (2.71%) Ruby
11 15 (2.39%) VB.NET
12 13 (2.07%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.59%) PHP
14 8 (1.27%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.80%) VBScript
16 3 (0.48%) VBA
17 2 (0.32%) XQuery
18 1 (0.16%) MATLAB
18 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
18 1 (0.16%) Jython
Qualifications
1 113 (17.99%) Degree
2 75 (11.94%) ISEB
3 65 (10.35%) ISTQB
4 25 (3.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.11%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.96%) SC Cleared
6 6 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (0.80%) CCNA
7 5 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.48%) PMP
9 3 (0.48%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.48%) MCP
10 1 (0.16%) HND
10 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.80%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.48%) SLA
3 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.32%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.32%) COBIT
4 1 (0.16%) WAI
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 12 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.75%) vSphere
2 11 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 36 (5.73%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (2.55%) Nagios
3 11 (1.75%) Nessus
4 6 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.80%) Puppet
6 2 (0.32%) SCCM
7 1 (0.16%) Ansible
7 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 103 (16.40%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.10%) Oracle
3 26 (4.14%) HP
4 15 (2.39%) TOWER Software
5 12 (1.91%) SAP
5 12 (1.91%) Sun
5 12 (1.91%) VMware
6 11 (1.75%) Sophos
6 11 (1.75%) Websense
6 11 (1.75%) CheckPoint
7 10 (1.59%) Perforce
8 9 (1.43%) Infor
9 8 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.11%) IBM
11 5 (0.80%) Juniper
11 5 (0.80%) Cisco
11 5 (0.80%) F5
11 5 (0.80%) Splunk
11 5 (0.80%) Google
11 5 (0.80%) SonicWALL
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-40k + 25 days holiday + healthcare + 5% pension + more!
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Superb benefits package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Bens Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits (share options,
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £42,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £33,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £47000 per annum + car + pension + PMI
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Outstanding
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
EMIS Health
Salary: £22,000 per annum + annual performance bonus (c10-15%)
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago