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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 73 48
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -25
Permanent jobs citing QA 340 254 438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 4.34% 3.60% 4.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.67% 39.63% 46.84%
Number of salaries quoted 246 219 379
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +5.26%
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
857 641 935
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 10.94% 9.08% 10.25%
Number of salaries quoted 637 511 758
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,850 £26,650
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £61,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 +20 141 £37,500 -16.66% 24
Essex +18 77 £53,750 +58.08% 5
Hertfordshire -6 77 £40,000 - 7
Bedfordshire -15 23 £35,000 -4.10% 1
Suffolk +14 15 £34,000 -6.20% 3
Norfolk +18 11 £30,000 +9.58% 5
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 303 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (26.04%) Java
3 155 (21.59%) Test Scripting
4 152 (21.17%) C#
5 141 (19.64%) SQL
6 140 (19.50%) Degree
7 136 (18.94%) Selenium
7 136 (18.94%) ISEB
8 130 (18.11%) Automated Testing
9 123 (17.13%) ISTQB
9 123 (17.13%) Finance
10 117 (16.30%) Software Testing
11 104 (14.48%) Scrum
12 98 (13.65%) .NET
13 94 (13.09%) Linux
14 91 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
15 90 (12.53%) Manual Testing
16 89 (12.40%) TDD
17 85 (11.84%) Python
17 85 (11.84%) JavaScript
18 81 (11.28%) Windows
19 80 (11.14%) C++
20 76 (10.58%) Project Management
21 74 (10.31%) HTML
21 74 (10.31%) Microsoft
22 72 (10.03%) Software Engineering
23 71 (9.89%) UNIX
24 68 (9.47%) Regression Testing
25 65 (9.05%) Test Strategy
26 64 (8.91%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 45 (6.27%) Tomcat
2 10 (1.39%) IIS
2 10 (1.39%) JBoss
3 8 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (1.11%) Confluence
4 7 (0.97%) WebSphere
4 7 (0.97%) Apache
5 6 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.84%) Liferay
6 4 (0.56%) Moodle
6 4 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (0.56%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.42%) CMS
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 43 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.76%) MS Office
3 6 (0.84%) AutoCAD
4 5 (0.70%) MS Project
5 4 (0.56%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.28%) RiskWrite
3 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.14%) SAP CS
3 1 (0.14%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.51%) SaaS
2 9 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.70%) Google App Engine
3 5 (0.70%) PaaS
4 4 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.42%) Route 53
5 3 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.28%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (7.94%) Internet
2 25 (3.48%) HTTP
3 13 (1.81%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.67%) Intranet
5 6 (0.84%) DNS
5 6 (0.84%) Wireless
6 5 (0.70%) ATM
6 5 (0.70%) FTP
7 4 (0.56%) IPv6
7 4 (0.56%) Firewall
7 4 (0.56%) SSL
7 4 (0.56%) VLAN
7 4 (0.56%) iSCSI
7 4 (0.56%) NAS
8 3 (0.42%) Network Security
9 2 (0.28%) X.509
9 2 (0.28%) IPv4
9 2 (0.28%) DHCP
9 2 (0.28%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.20%) Relational Database
3 16 (2.23%) MySQL
4 10 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.11%) DB2
7 7 (0.97%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.70%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (0.70%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.56%) MS Access
9 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.56%) Data Mart
9 4 (0.56%) Cognos Report Studio
9 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.28%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 136 (18.94%) Selenium
2 54 (7.52%) WebDriver
3 47 (6.55%) JIRA
4 43 (5.99%) QuickTest Pro
5 38 (5.29%) Git (software)
6 34 (4.74%) Visual Studio
7 33 (4.60%) Subversion
8 27 (3.76%) JMeter
9 26 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (2.65%) JUnit
11 16 (2.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 16 (2.23%) Selenium IDE
12 13 (1.81%) Jasmine
12 13 (1.81%) Cucumber
12 13 (1.81%) Sahi
12 13 (1.81%) WATIR
12 13 (1.81%) Bugzilla
13 12 (1.67%) TestDirector
13 12 (1.67%) JBehave
14 10 (1.39%) FitNesse
General
1 123 (17.13%) Finance
2 47 (6.55%) Marketing
3 21 (2.92%) Banking
4 19 (2.65%) Retail
5 12 (1.67%) Publishing
6 11 (1.53%) Legal
7 9 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.11%) Aerospace
8 8 (1.11%) Automotive
9 7 (0.97%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.84%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.84%) Games
11 5 (0.70%) German Language
12 3 (0.42%) Local Government
13 2 (0.28%) Advertising
14 1 (0.14%) Military
14 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.14%) Back Office
14 1 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 148 (20.61%) Analyst
2 90 (12.53%) Test Engineer
3 85 (11.84%) Test Analyst
4 80 (11.14%) Tester
5 79 (11.00%) Software Engineer
6 76 (10.58%) Developer
7 74 (10.31%) Test Manager
8 65 (9.05%) QA Engineer
9 43 (5.99%) QA Analyst
10 42 (5.85%) Software Test Engineer
11 38 (5.29%) QA Tester
12 32 (4.46%) Project Manager
13 30 (4.18%) Senior Analyst
14 28 (3.90%) Software Tester
15 25 (3.48%) Applications Support
15 25 (3.48%) QA Manager
16 24 (3.34%) Support Analyst
17 22 (3.06%) Consultant
18 20 (2.79%) QA Test Analyst
19 19 (2.65%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (13.65%) .NET
2 74 (10.31%) HTML
3 50 (6.96%) CSS
4 45 (6.27%) ASP.NET
5 36 (5.01%) Web Services
6 30 (4.18%) XML
7 29 (4.04%) REST
8 26 (3.62%) jQuery
9 25 (3.48%) J2EE
10 22 (3.06%) .NET Framework
11 19 (2.65%) AngularJS
12 18 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (2.09%) WCF
14 14 (1.95%) SOAP
15 12 (1.67%) STL
15 12 (1.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 11 (1.53%) CGI
17 10 (1.39%) Spring
17 10 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 9 (1.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 91 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (7.94%) Computer Science
3 37 (5.15%) Mathematics
4 31 (4.32%) Mobile App
5 25 (3.48%) User Experience
6 24 (3.34%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (2.65%) Wiki
9 12 (1.67%) Physics
10 9 (1.25%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.25%) iPhone
11 8 (1.11%) Open Source
11 8 (1.11%) EFT
11 8 (1.11%) Statistics
12 7 (0.97%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.84%) AS400
14 5 (0.70%) E-Learning
14 5 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
15 4 (0.56%) CMDB
15 4 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 94 (13.09%) Linux
2 81 (11.28%) Windows
3 71 (9.89%) UNIX
4 34 (4.74%) Solaris
5 16 (2.23%) Mac OS X
6 12 (1.67%) Android
7 5 (0.70%) AIX
7 5 (0.70%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (21.59%) Test Scripting
3 130 (18.11%) Automated Testing
4 117 (16.30%) Software Testing
5 104 (14.48%) Scrum
6 90 (12.53%) Manual Testing
7 89 (12.40%) TDD
8 76 (10.58%) Project Management
9 72 (10.03%) Software Engineering
10 68 (9.47%) Regression Testing
11 65 (9.05%) Test Strategy
12 64 (8.91%) Test Automation
13 63 (8.77%) OO
14 62 (8.64%) Test Management
15 57 (7.94%) Automation Testing
16 52 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
17 49 (6.82%) Performance Testing
18 47 (6.55%) BDD
19 44 (6.13%) User Acceptance Testing
20 41 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 187 (26.04%) Java
2 152 (21.17%) C#
3 141 (19.64%) SQL
4 85 (11.84%) JavaScript
4 85 (11.84%) Python
5 80 (11.14%) C++
6 51 (7.10%) Perl
7 49 (6.82%) Ruby
8 37 (5.15%) C
9 16 (2.23%) PHP
10 13 (1.81%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.67%) PowerShell
11 12 (1.67%) VB.NET
12 11 (1.53%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.53%) F#
13 8 (1.11%) VBA
14 6 (0.84%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.84%) Groovy
15 4 (0.56%) Korn
15 4 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 140 (19.50%) Degree
2 136 (18.94%) ISEB
3 123 (17.13%) ISTQB
4 33 (4.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (1.81%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (0.42%) PMP
6 3 (0.42%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.28%) CISSP
7 2 (0.28%) HND
7 2 (0.28%) CISM
7 2 (0.28%) CEH
7 2 (0.28%) CSSLP
7 2 (0.28%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.14%) MCTS
8 1 (0.14%) ACCA
8 1 (0.14%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.53%) ISO 9001
1 11 (1.53%) SLA
2 7 (0.97%) TickIT
3 5 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.56%) GMP
5 3 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.42%) GAMP
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 7 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 64 (8.91%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.70%) Puppet
2 5 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.56%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.28%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.28%) Sysprep
4 2 (0.28%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 74 (10.31%) Microsoft
2 56 (7.80%) HP
3 51 (7.10%) Oracle
4 33 (4.60%) Sun
5 22 (3.06%) SAP
6 11 (1.53%) Sybase
7 10 (1.39%) VMware
8 8 (1.11%) IBM
8 8 (1.11%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.11%) Business Objects
9 7 (0.97%) Google
10 5 (0.70%) SunGard
10 5 (0.70%) Cognos
11 4 (0.56%) Adobe
11 4 (0.56%) Talend
12 3 (0.42%) Lumesse
12 3 (0.42%) Perforce
12 3 (0.42%) Telerik
13 2 (0.28%) Progress
13 2 (0.28%) Dell
Norwich, Norfolk
Newton Blue
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 48k per year + package
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + 25 days hols, pension and more
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £45k
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: £40 - 43, 000 + 10% bonus + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum £40-55K PA
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Propel London Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + range of benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £70000 to £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £18500 per annum + pension, life, health, parking
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35k - 55k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20k - 26k per year
Posted: 4 days ago