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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 52 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 353 392 373
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 4.61% 4.63% 4.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.73% 43.95% 46.74%
Number of salaries quoted 295 311 328
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £61,300
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
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
846 892 798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 11.04% 10.54% 9.58%
Number of salaries quoted 662 725 677
Average salary £43,125 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.81% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,530 £60,000
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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -5 115 £45,000 +12.50% 23
Essex +11 81 £43,000 -1.71% 7
Hertfordshire -5 80 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Bedfordshire +4 42 £38,250 -4.37% 2
Suffolk +22 34 £40,000 +50.94% 3
Norfolk +1 14 £41,500 +64.35% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (30.20%) SQL
3 172 (26.10%) C#
4 148 (22.46%) JavaScript
5 141 (21.40%) Microsoft
5 141 (21.40%) Finance
6 140 (21.24%) Degree
7 128 (19.42%) HTML
8 127 (19.27%) .NET
9 115 (17.45%) SQL Server
10 102 (15.48%) Test Automation
11 99 (15.02%) Selenium
12 93 (14.11%) Scrum
13 92 (13.96%) Test Scripting
13 92 (13.96%) Automated Testing
14 89 (13.51%) Java
14 89 (13.51%) Linux
15 88 (13.35%) Analytical Skills
16 87 (13.20%) C++
17 83 (12.59%) CSS
18 80 (12.14%) Team Foundation Server
19 78 (11.84%) Software Engineering
20 77 (11.68%) Project Management
21 76 (11.53%) ISTQB
22 75 (11.38%) Computer Science
23 74 (11.23%) ASP.NET
23 74 (11.23%) MS Excel
24 72 (10.93%) Python
25 70 (10.62%) TDD
26 69 (10.47%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 11 (1.67%) Confluence
2 10 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (1.52%) Drupal
3 9 (1.37%) Tomcat
3 9 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.21%) SAS
5 7 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.76%) CMS
6 5 (0.76%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.61%) IIS
8 3 (0.46%) JBoss
8 3 (0.46%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.30%) Apache
9 2 (0.30%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.15%) Liferay
10 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 74 (11.23%) MS Excel
2 65 (9.86%) MS Office
3 34 (5.16%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.06%) MS Project
6 5 (0.76%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.61%) MultiFonds
3 3 (0.46%) AWD
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.30%) Magento
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.15%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.40%) SaaS
2 4 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.61%) Basecamp
2 4 (0.61%) Dropbox
3 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.49%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.97%) Firewall
3 10 (1.52%) HTTP
4 8 (1.21%) Internet
5 7 (1.06%) ICMP
6 6 (0.91%) VoIP
7 5 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.61%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.61%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.46%) DNS
9 3 (0.46%) WAN
9 3 (0.46%) LAN
10 2 (0.30%) DHCP
10 2 (0.30%) VPN
10 2 (0.30%) Wireless
11 1 (0.15%) Network Security
11 1 (0.15%) ATM
11 1 (0.15%) SMS
11 1 (0.15%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (17.45%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (2.28%) MySQL
5 15 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.37%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.06%) DB2
8 7 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.76%) DbVisualizer
10 4 (0.61%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.61%) Big Data
11 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.46%) Neo4j
11 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.46%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.30%) Redis
12 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 99 (15.02%) Selenium
2 80 (12.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 65 (9.86%) JIRA
4 47 (7.13%) Visual Studio
5 36 (5.46%) SoapUI
6 35 (5.31%) NUnit
7 33 (5.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 33 (5.01%) QuickTest Pro
7 33 (5.01%) Cucumber
8 29 (4.40%) Git (software)
9 23 (3.49%) Subversion
10 22 (3.34%) WebDriver
11 20 (3.03%) Bugzilla
12 16 (2.43%) SpecFlow
13 15 (2.28%) XMLSpy
14 12 (1.82%) Ant
15 11 (1.67%) JMeter
15 11 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
16 10 (1.52%) TestDirector
17 9 (1.37%) CruiseControl
General
1 141 (21.40%) Finance
2 37 (5.61%) Marketing
3 30 (4.55%) Retail
4 21 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.03%) Banking
6 16 (2.43%) Publishing
7 10 (1.52%) Games
7 10 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.91%) Advertising
8 6 (0.91%) Aerospace
8 6 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.76%) Legal
10 4 (0.61%) Electronics
11 3 (0.46%) Back Office
12 2 (0.30%) Automotive
13 1 (0.15%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 151 (22.91%) Developer
2 149 (22.61%) Analyst
3 92 (13.96%) Tester
4 84 (12.75%) Test Analyst
5 83 (12.59%) Software Engineer
6 78 (11.84%) Test Engineer
7 56 (8.50%) QA Analyst
8 54 (8.19%) Software Developer
9 49 (7.44%) Software Test Engineer
10 44 (6.68%) .NET Developer
11 36 (5.46%) Software Tester
12 33 (5.01%) Test Manager
13 32 (4.86%) C# Developer
14 30 (4.55%) Senior Developer
14 30 (4.55%) QA Tester
15 29 (4.40%) Architect
16 28 (4.25%) QA Engineer
17 27 (4.10%) QA Test Analyst
18 25 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
19 22 (3.34%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (19.42%) HTML
2 127 (19.27%) .NET
3 83 (12.59%) CSS
4 74 (11.23%) ASP.NET
5 55 (8.35%) XML
6 51 (7.74%) jQuery
6 51 (7.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 43 (6.53%) HTML5
8 36 (5.46%) SOAP
8 36 (5.46%) WCF
9 30 (4.55%) .NET Framework
10 29 (4.40%) WPF
11 24 (3.64%) Ajax
12 23 (3.49%) Web Services
12 23 (3.49%) CSS3
13 22 (3.34%) RESTful
13 22 (3.34%) Silverlight
14 21 (3.19%) AngularJS
15 19 (2.88%) REST
16 16 (2.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 88 (13.35%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (11.38%) Computer Science
3 34 (5.16%) Mobile App
4 30 (4.55%) Mathematics
5 25 (3.79%) User Experience
6 23 (3.49%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.28%) Statistics
7 15 (2.28%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.37%) Physics
8 9 (1.37%) Kindle
9 8 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.06%) AS400
10 7 (1.06%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (0.91%) Visualisation
12 5 (0.76%) Wiki
12 5 (0.76%) Online Games
12 5 (0.76%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.76%) Chemistry
12 5 (0.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 89 (13.51%) Linux
2 69 (10.47%) Windows
3 37 (5.61%) UNIX
4 35 (5.31%) Android
5 30 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.82%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.91%) AIX
7 6 (0.91%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.61%) Solaris
8 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.46%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.30%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.30%) VMS
10 2 (0.30%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (15.48%) Test Automation
3 93 (14.11%) Scrum
4 92 (13.96%) Automated Testing
4 92 (13.96%) Test Scripting
5 78 (11.84%) Software Engineering
6 77 (11.68%) Project Management
7 70 (10.62%) TDD
8 66 (10.02%) OO
8 66 (10.02%) Manual Testing
9 64 (9.71%) MVC
9 64 (9.71%) Software Testing
10 50 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 48 (7.28%) E-Commerce
12 45 (6.83%) Regression Testing
13 44 (6.68%) Unit Testing
14 41 (6.22%) User Stories
15 36 (5.46%) Test Management
15 36 (5.46%) Automation Testing
15 36 (5.46%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 199 (30.20%) SQL
2 172 (26.10%) C#
3 148 (22.46%) JavaScript
4 89 (13.51%) Java
5 87 (13.20%) C++
6 72 (10.93%) Python
7 49 (7.44%) C
8 28 (4.25%) T-SQL
9 25 (3.79%) Perl
10 21 (3.19%) VB.NET
10 21 (3.19%) Ruby
11 20 (3.03%) PHP
12 14 (2.12%) VB
13 11 (1.67%) PowerShell
14 9 (1.37%) Assembly Language
15 7 (1.06%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.91%) VBA
17 5 (0.76%) VB6
18 3 (0.46%) ABAP
19 2 (0.30%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 140 (21.24%) Degree
2 76 (11.53%) ISTQB
3 69 (10.47%) ISEB
4 18 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (1.21%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.21%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.06%) CCNA
6 7 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.46%) MCP
8 2 (0.30%) MCSE
8 2 (0.30%) MCSA
8 2 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.30%) CCEA
8 2 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.30%) CCIA
9 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.12%) ISO 9001
2 5 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.46%) SLA
3 3 (0.46%) WAI
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.15%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (2.73%) Firmware
2 11 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.61%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.15%) XenServer
5 1 (0.15%) vSphere
5 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.91%) Nagios
4 2 (0.30%) Ansible
4 2 (0.30%) Puppet
4 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.15%) Nessus
5 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.15%) WSUS
5 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 141 (21.40%) Microsoft
2 27 (4.10%) HP
3 25 (3.79%) Oracle
4 18 (2.73%) TOWER Software
5 13 (1.97%) SAP
6 11 (1.67%) Perforce
6 11 (1.67%) VMware
7 8 (1.21%) Cisco
7 8 (1.21%) Business Objects
8 7 (1.06%) Sun
8 7 (1.06%) SonicWALL
8 7 (1.06%) SolarWinds
8 7 (1.06%) AppDynamics
9 6 (0.91%) F5
9 6 (0.91%) Juniper
10 5 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.76%) Splunk
10 5 (0.76%) WorldPay
11 4 (0.61%) Minitab
11 4 (0.61%) Teradata
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 32 minutes ago
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Salary: £25k - 30k per year + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
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