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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 66 49 78
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +29
Permanent jobs citing QA 302 391 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 3.91% 4.80% 3.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.60% 44.28% 39.22%
Number of salaries quoted 242 308 243
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £75,000 £70,000
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
709 883 714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 9.19% 10.85% 9.11%
Number of salaries quoted 538 711 610
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £64,250 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -14 111 £41,500 -1.19% 24
Essex +12 68 £47,500 -30.90% 10
Hertfordshire +9 66 £33,750 -20.58% 15
Suffolk +11 34 £37,500 +36.36% 2
Bedfordshire -13 27 £41,250 -17.50%
Norfolk -8 3 £35,000 -49.82%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 237 (36.80%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (29.81%) SQL
3 169 (26.24%) Finance
4 143 (22.20%) C#
5 132 (20.50%) Microsoft
6 125 (19.41%) Degree
7 121 (18.79%) SQL Server
8 118 (18.32%) Selenium
9 114 (17.70%) .NET
9 114 (17.70%) Test Automation
10 111 (17.24%) JavaScript
11 110 (17.08%) HTML
12 108 (16.77%) SDLC
13 96 (14.91%) Java
14 95 (14.75%) Test Scripting
15 91 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
16 90 (13.98%) Automated Testing
17 81 (12.58%) MS Excel
17 81 (12.58%) Scrum
18 77 (11.96%) Computer Science
18 77 (11.96%) ISTQB
19 75 (11.65%) Software Testing
19 75 (11.65%) MS Office
20 72 (11.18%) Linux
20 72 (11.18%) Project Management
21 71 (11.02%) ISEB
21 71 (11.02%) JIRA
21 71 (11.02%) Manual Testing
22 67 (10.40%) Team Foundation Server
23 65 (10.09%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (2.17%) SAS
2 11 (1.71%) Confluence
3 10 (1.55%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.24%) Drupal
4 8 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.24%) JBoss
5 7 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.78%) CMS
6 5 (0.78%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.47%) IIS
9 2 (0.31%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.31%) Apache
10 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 81 (12.58%) MS Excel
2 75 (11.65%) MS Office
3 30 (4.66%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.55%) MS Project
4 10 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.93%) MultiFonds
2 4 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (0.62%) AWD
2 4 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.31%) Magento
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.16%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.50%) SaaS
2 4 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.62%) Basecamp
2 4 (0.62%) Dropbox
3 3 (0.47%) Office 365
4 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.26%) Firewall
2 20 (3.11%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.55%) Internet
4 6 (0.93%) VoIP
4 6 (0.93%) HTTP
5 5 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.62%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.62%) ICMP
6 4 (0.62%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.47%) DNS
8 2 (0.31%) LAN
8 2 (0.31%) WAN
8 2 (0.31%) DHCP
8 2 (0.31%) Wireless
9 1 (0.16%) Network Security
9 1 (0.16%) AMQP
9 1 (0.16%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.16%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (18.79%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (2.33%) Big Data
6 14 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.02%) MySQL
8 12 (1.86%) DB2
9 11 (1.71%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.55%) DbVisualizer
10 10 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (1.55%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.09%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.78%) Data Mining
15 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (0.47%) Neo4j
16 2 (0.31%) Redis
16 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 118 (18.32%) Selenium
2 71 (11.02%) JIRA
3 67 (10.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 46 (7.14%) Visual Studio
5 42 (6.52%) Cucumber
6 41 (6.37%) HP UFT
7 37 (5.75%) SoapUI
8 30 (4.66%) NUnit
9 28 (4.35%) Subversion
10 26 (4.04%) Git (software)
11 24 (3.73%) WebDriver
12 21 (3.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 17 (2.64%) Bugzilla
14 14 (2.17%) XMLSpy
14 14 (2.17%) Jenkins
15 11 (1.71%) SpecFlow
15 11 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
15 11 (1.71%) JMeter
16 10 (1.55%) TestDirector
17 8 (1.24%) CruiseControl
General
1 169 (26.24%) Finance
2 30 (4.66%) Retail
3 19 (2.95%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.48%) Marketing
5 14 (2.17%) Games
5 14 (2.17%) Banking
6 9 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.09%) Publishing
8 6 (0.93%) Electronics
9 5 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.62%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.47%) Legal
12 2 (0.31%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) French Language
13 1 (0.16%) Billing
13 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 198 (30.75%) Analyst
2 124 (19.25%) Developer
3 109 (16.93%) Test Analyst
4 107 (16.61%) Tester
5 70 (10.87%) QA Analyst
6 55 (8.54%) Test Engineer
7 46 (7.14%) QA Tester
8 43 (6.68%) Software Engineer
9 41 (6.37%) Software Developer
10 37 (5.75%) Software Tester
11 36 (5.59%) QA Test Analyst
12 32 (4.97%) .NET Developer
13 31 (4.81%) Test Manager
14 30 (4.66%) QA Engineer
14 30 (4.66%) Automation Tester
15 28 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
15 28 (4.35%) Senior Developer
16 27 (4.19%) Architect
16 27 (4.19%) Business Analyst
17 24 (3.73%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (17.70%) .NET
2 110 (17.08%) HTML
3 65 (10.09%) CSS
4 64 (9.94%) ASP.NET
5 45 (6.99%) XML
6 35 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 31 (4.81%) .NET Framework
8 28 (4.35%) SOAP
9 25 (3.88%) Ajax
9 25 (3.88%) HTML5
10 24 (3.73%) jQuery
10 24 (3.73%) WPF
11 22 (3.42%) WCF
12 20 (3.11%) Middleware
12 20 (3.11%) RESTful
13 15 (2.33%) CSS3
13 15 (2.33%) AngularJS
13 15 (2.33%) Web Services
14 13 (2.02%) Flash
14 13 (2.02%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 91 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (11.96%) Computer Science
3 41 (6.37%) Mobile App
4 35 (5.43%) Mathematics
5 21 (3.26%) Statistics
6 19 (2.95%) Algorithms
7 15 (2.33%) User Experience
8 12 (1.86%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.71%) Replication
9 11 (1.71%) Physics
10 10 (1.55%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.40%) Online Games
12 7 (1.09%) AS400
13 6 (0.93%) Visualisation
14 5 (0.78%) W3C
14 5 (0.78%) Chemistry
15 4 (0.62%) iPad
15 4 (0.62%) Kindle
15 4 (0.62%) Data Integration
15 4 (0.62%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 72 (11.18%) Linux
2 65 (10.09%) Windows
3 40 (6.21%) UNIX
4 24 (3.73%) Android
5 20 (3.11%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.71%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.93%) AIX
8 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.47%) VMS
9 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.31%) OpenVMS
10 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (36.80%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (17.70%) Test Automation
3 108 (16.77%) SDLC
4 95 (14.75%) Test Scripting
5 90 (13.98%) Automated Testing
6 81 (12.58%) Scrum
7 75 (11.65%) Software Testing
8 72 (11.18%) Project Management
9 71 (11.02%) Manual Testing
10 57 (8.85%) OO
11 55 (8.54%) Regression Testing
12 54 (8.39%) TDD
13 51 (7.92%) E-Commerce
14 49 (7.61%) User Stories
15 48 (7.45%) Software Engineering
16 47 (7.30%) System Testing
17 44 (6.83%) Unit Testing
18 43 (6.68%) MVC
18 43 (6.68%) Mentoring
19 42 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 192 (29.81%) SQL
2 143 (22.20%) C#
3 111 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 96 (14.91%) Java
5 62 (9.63%) C++
6 60 (9.32%) Python
7 37 (5.75%) C
8 23 (3.57%) Perl
9 17 (2.64%) T-SQL
10 16 (2.48%) Ruby
11 14 (2.17%) VB
12 13 (2.02%) VB.NET
13 11 (1.71%) PHP
13 11 (1.71%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.62%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.62%) VBScript
15 3 (0.47%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.31%) Jython
16 2 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 125 (19.41%) Degree
2 77 (11.96%) ISTQB
3 71 (11.02%) ISEB
4 26 (4.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.93%) CCNA
6 5 (0.78%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.62%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.47%) PMP
8 3 (0.47%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.31%) MCP
9 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.16%) CCIA
10 1 (0.16%) HND
10 1 (0.16%) MCSE
10 1 (0.16%) MCSA
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.16%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.24%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.47%) WAI
2 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.31%) SLA
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.55%) vSphere
2 10 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.62%) Firmware
4 3 (0.47%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (5.90%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (2.33%) Nagios
3 12 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.55%) Nessus
5 5 (0.78%) Puppet
6 2 (0.31%) Ansible
7 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.16%) WSUS
7 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 132 (20.50%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.50%) HP
3 28 (4.35%) Oracle
4 18 (2.80%) VMware
4 18 (2.80%) TOWER Software
5 11 (1.71%) Perforce
6 10 (1.55%) CheckPoint
6 10 (1.55%) Sophos
6 10 (1.55%) Websense
7 9 (1.40%) SAP
7 9 (1.40%) Sun
7 9 (1.40%) Infor
8 7 (1.09%) SolarWinds
8 7 (1.09%) Cisco
8 7 (1.09%) AppDynamics
9 6 (0.93%) SonicWALL
9 6 (0.93%) Business Objects
9 6 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (0.93%) Juniper
9 6 (0.93%) F5
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Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits!
Posted: 12 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Millingham Consulting
Salary: Dependant on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: to £50k
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot I.T. Resources Ltd
Salary: excellent staff benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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IFDS
Salary: Competitve
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
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Salary: From £0 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
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Salary: 35k-40k + benefits
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Salary: 40k - 55k + benefits
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