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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 48 69
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 287 377 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 3.88% 4.74% 3.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.78% 42.65% 37.28%
Number of salaries quoted 229 304 245
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +2.40%
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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
687 884 751
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 9.28% 11.12% 9.82%
Number of salaries quoted 515 722 616
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -10 109 £37,500 -10.71% 22
Hertfordshire -1 67 £35,000 -17.64% 7
Essex -2 52 £42,500 -39.28% 3
Suffolk +13 30 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Bedfordshire -24 25 £37,000 -24.10% 2
Norfolk -7 6 £34,250 -28.08% 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 243 (37.73%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (29.19%) SQL
3 161 (25.00%) Finance
4 145 (22.52%) C#
5 137 (21.27%) Selenium
6 119 (18.48%) Microsoft
7 118 (18.32%) Degree
8 116 (18.01%) .NET
9 114 (17.70%) Test Automation
10 113 (17.55%) Java
11 110 (17.08%) HTML
12 108 (16.77%) JavaScript
12 108 (16.77%) SQL Server
13 106 (16.46%) SDLC
14 90 (13.98%) Test Scripting
14 90 (13.98%) Automated Testing
15 87 (13.51%) Software Testing
16 81 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
17 80 (12.42%) Linux
18 78 (12.11%) Scrum
19 77 (11.96%) Manual Testing
20 75 (11.65%) JIRA
20 75 (11.65%) MS Excel
20 75 (11.65%) MS Office
21 70 (10.87%) ISTQB
21 70 (10.87%) Computer Science
22 68 (10.56%) Windows
22 68 (10.56%) ISEB
23 66 (10.25%) Project Management
24 65 (10.09%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 10 (1.55%) WebSphere
2 10 (1.55%) Confluence
3 8 (1.24%) Drupal
4 7 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.09%) JBoss
5 6 (0.93%) CMS
6 5 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.47%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.31%) IIS
9 2 (0.31%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.31%) Apache
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 75 (11.65%) MS Office
1 75 (11.65%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.50%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.55%) MS Project
4 9 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.09%) 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%) SAP MDM
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.31%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.31%) Magento
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.19%) SaaS
2 6 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.62%) Basecamp
3 4 (0.62%) Dropbox
4 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.11%) Firewall
2 13 (2.02%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.93%) Internet
4 5 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (0.78%) VoIP
4 5 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (0.47%) ICMP
5 3 (0.47%) HTTP
6 2 (0.31%) Telnet
6 2 (0.31%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.31%) DNS
6 2 (0.31%) Wireless
6 2 (0.31%) SSH
7 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.16%) Network Security
7 1 (0.16%) 802.11
7 1 (0.16%) ATM
7 1 (0.16%) LAN
7 1 (0.16%) SMS
7 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (16.77%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (2.48%) Big Data
6 12 (1.86%) DB2
6 12 (1.86%) MySQL
7 10 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.55%) Hadoop
7 10 (1.55%) DbVisualizer
8 9 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.40%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.93%) QlikView
10 6 (0.93%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.78%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.78%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.47%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 137 (21.27%) Selenium
2 75 (11.65%) JIRA
3 60 (9.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 49 (7.61%) Cucumber
5 45 (6.99%) HP UFT
6 44 (6.83%) SoapUI
7 43 (6.68%) Visual Studio
8 28 (4.35%) WebDriver
9 24 (3.73%) Subversion
9 24 (3.73%) NUnit
10 21 (3.26%) Git (software)
11 20 (3.11%) JMeter
12 19 (2.95%) Bugzilla
13 17 (2.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 16 (2.48%) Jenkins
15 13 (2.02%) XMLSpy
16 10 (1.55%) LabVIEW
16 10 (1.55%) JUnit
16 10 (1.55%) Calabash
17 9 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 161 (25.00%) Finance
2 28 (4.35%) Retail
3 17 (2.64%) Games
4 16 (2.48%) Marketing
4 16 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.71%) Banking
6 9 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.40%) Electronics
7 8 (1.24%) Publishing
8 5 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.78%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.31%) Automotive
10 2 (0.31%) Legal
11 1 (0.16%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) Swedish Language
11 1 (0.16%) Billing
11 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 204 (31.68%) Analyst
2 124 (19.25%) Developer
3 118 (18.32%) Tester
4 113 (17.55%) Test Analyst
5 72 (11.18%) QA Analyst
6 60 (9.32%) QA Tester
7 53 (8.23%) Test Engineer
8 42 (6.52%) Software Tester
9 40 (6.21%) Software Developer
9 40 (6.21%) QA Test Analyst
10 38 (5.90%) Software Engineer
11 35 (5.43%) QA Engineer
12 31 (4.81%) .NET Developer
13 29 (4.50%) Business Analyst
13 29 (4.50%) Senior Developer
14 27 (4.19%) Junior
14 27 (4.19%) Selenium Tester
15 25 (3.88%) Automation Tester
16 24 (3.73%) Architect
17 23 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (18.01%) .NET
2 110 (17.08%) HTML
3 65 (10.09%) CSS
4 63 (9.78%) ASP.NET
5 46 (7.14%) XML
6 30 (4.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 28 (4.35%) SOAP
8 26 (4.04%) .NET Framework
9 25 (3.88%) Ajax
10 23 (3.57%) WPF
10 23 (3.57%) HTML5
11 22 (3.42%) jQuery
12 21 (3.26%) Middleware
13 19 (2.95%) RESTful
14 17 (2.64%) WCF
15 14 (2.17%) CSS3
16 13 (2.02%) Web Services
16 13 (2.02%) Flash
17 12 (1.86%) J2EE
18 11 (1.71%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 81 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (10.87%) Computer Science
3 42 (6.52%) Mobile App
4 33 (5.12%) Mathematics
5 19 (2.95%) Statistics
6 18 (2.80%) Algorithms
6 18 (2.80%) User Experience
7 12 (1.86%) Online Games
7 12 (1.86%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.71%) Replication
9 10 (1.55%) Physics
10 9 (1.40%) Chemistry
10 9 (1.40%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.93%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.93%) Visualisation
12 5 (0.78%) W3C
13 4 (0.62%) AS400
13 4 (0.62%) iPad
13 4 (0.62%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.62%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 80 (12.42%) Linux
2 68 (10.56%) Windows
3 42 (6.52%) UNIX
4 28 (4.35%) Android
5 23 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.86%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.93%) AIX
8 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.47%) VMS
9 2 (0.31%) OpenVMS
9 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (37.73%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (17.70%) Test Automation
3 106 (16.46%) SDLC
4 90 (13.98%) Test Scripting
4 90 (13.98%) Automated Testing
5 87 (13.51%) Software Testing
6 78 (12.11%) Scrum
7 77 (11.96%) Manual Testing
8 66 (10.25%) Project Management
9 55 (8.54%) Regression Testing
10 53 (8.23%) OO
11 49 (7.61%) E-Commerce
11 49 (7.61%) User Stories
12 48 (7.45%) System Testing
13 46 (7.14%) TDD
14 43 (6.68%) Software Engineering
15 42 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
16 41 (6.37%) Unit Testing
16 41 (6.37%) Mentoring
17 40 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 188 (29.19%) SQL
2 145 (22.52%) C#
3 113 (17.55%) Java
4 108 (16.77%) JavaScript
5 65 (10.09%) C++
6 59 (9.16%) Python
7 34 (5.28%) C
8 22 (3.42%) Perl
9 16 (2.48%) Ruby
10 15 (2.33%) VB
11 14 (2.17%) VB.NET
12 13 (2.02%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.55%) PHP
14 9 (1.40%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.40%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.62%) VBScript
16 3 (0.47%) Assembly Language
16 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.31%) Jython
17 2 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 118 (18.32%) Degree
2 70 (10.87%) ISTQB
3 68 (10.56%) ISEB
4 28 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.09%) Security Cleared
6 6 (0.93%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.78%) CCNA
7 5 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.47%) PMP
9 3 (0.47%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.16%) MCP
11 1 (0.16%) HND
11 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.93%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.31%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.31%) WAI
3 2 (0.31%) COBIT
4 1 (0.16%) SLA
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 17 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.71%) vSphere
2 11 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.62%) Firmware
4 2 (0.31%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (5.90%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (2.48%) Nagios
3 12 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.71%) Nessus
5 6 (0.93%) Puppet
6 2 (0.31%) Ansible
7 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.16%) WSUS
7 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 119 (18.48%) Microsoft
2 29 (4.50%) Oracle
3 26 (4.04%) HP
4 17 (2.64%) VMware
4 17 (2.64%) TOWER Software
5 11 (1.71%) Perforce
5 11 (1.71%) SAP
5 11 (1.71%) CheckPoint
5 11 (1.71%) Sophos
5 11 (1.71%) Websense
6 9 (1.40%) Sun
6 9 (1.40%) Infor
7 8 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.09%) IBM
9 6 (0.93%) AppDynamics
9 6 (0.93%) Cisco
9 6 (0.93%) Juniper
9 6 (0.93%) SolarWinds
9 6 (0.93%) F5
10 5 (0.78%) Splunk
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + (Dep on Exp) + full benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Data Idols
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits (share options,
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum including Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £47000 per annum + car + pension + PMI
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + parking, pension, life, health
Posted: 4 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
The Smart List
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pharma Division
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Healther
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £47k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago