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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 57 69
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 331 373 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 4.46% 4.43% 3.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.58% 42.58% 43.21%
Number of salaries quoted 274 289 290
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 £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.57%
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
796 876 766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 10.72% 10.41% 9.23%
Number of salaries quoted 618 711 657
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £67,500
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 22 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 22 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 -8 110 £43,750 +9.37% 21
Essex +14 86 £45,000 - 6
Hertfordshire -5 64 £36,250 -14.70% 5
Bedfordshire +11 38 £38,250 -13.06% 6
Suffolk +22 37 £40,000 +45.45% 6
Norfolk -1 8 £35,000 +37.25% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 219 (33.69%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (29.08%) SQL
3 159 (24.46%) C#
4 144 (22.15%) Finance
5 133 (20.46%) JavaScript
5 133 (20.46%) Degree
6 131 (20.15%) Microsoft
7 121 (18.62%) HTML
8 120 (18.46%) .NET
9 118 (18.15%) SQL Server
10 106 (16.31%) Selenium
11 100 (15.38%) Test Automation
12 93 (14.31%) Analytical Skills
13 90 (13.85%) Automated Testing
14 88 (13.54%) Test Scripting
14 88 (13.54%) Java
15 87 (13.38%) Linux
16 86 (13.23%) C++
16 86 (13.23%) Scrum
17 78 (12.00%) CSS
17 78 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
18 77 (11.85%) Project Management
19 76 (11.69%) Computer Science
20 73 (11.23%) MS Excel
21 71 (10.92%) Windows
21 71 (10.92%) ASP.NET
21 71 (10.92%) ISTQB
22 70 (10.77%) Python
23 67 (10.31%) Manual Testing
24 66 (10.15%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 (1.69%) SAS
1 11 (1.69%) Confluence
2 10 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (1.23%) Drupal
4 7 (1.08%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.08%) JBoss
4 7 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.92%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.77%) CMS
7 4 (0.62%) IIS
8 2 (0.31%) Apache
8 2 (0.31%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.15%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.15%) Liferay
Applications
1 73 (11.23%) MS Excel
2 61 (9.38%) MS Office
3 32 (4.92%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.38%) MS Project
6 3 (0.46%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.92%) MultiFonds
2 3 (0.46%) AWD
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.31%) Magento
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.46%) SaaS
2 4 (0.62%) Basecamp
2 4 (0.62%) Dropbox
2 4 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.38%) TCP/IP
2 16 (2.46%) Firewall
3 9 (1.38%) Internet
4 8 (1.23%) HTTP
5 6 (0.92%) ICMP
5 6 (0.92%) VoIP
6 5 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (0.62%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.62%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.46%) DNS
8 3 (0.46%) LAN
8 3 (0.46%) WAN
9 2 (0.31%) Wireless
9 2 (0.31%) DHCP
9 2 (0.31%) VPN
10 1 (0.15%) Network Security
10 1 (0.15%) FTP
10 1 (0.15%) SMS
10 1 (0.15%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (18.15%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (2.15%) MySQL
7 9 (1.38%) DB2
7 9 (1.38%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.38%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.08%) DbVisualizer
9 6 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.77%) Big Data
11 4 (0.62%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.46%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.46%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 106 (16.31%) Selenium
2 78 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 66 (10.15%) JIRA
4 47 (7.23%) Visual Studio
5 38 (5.85%) NUnit
6 36 (5.54%) Cucumber
7 34 (5.23%) SoapUI
8 31 (4.77%) QuickTest Pro
9 29 (4.46%) Git (software)
10 27 (4.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 26 (4.00%) Subversion
12 22 (3.38%) WebDriver
13 17 (2.62%) Bugzilla
14 16 (2.46%) SpecFlow
15 15 (2.31%) XMLSpy
16 12 (1.85%) Ant
16 12 (1.85%) JMeter
17 11 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
17 11 (1.69%) Jenkins
18 10 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 144 (22.15%) Finance
2 32 (4.92%) Retail
3 29 (4.46%) Marketing
4 19 (2.92%) Banking
4 19 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.69%) Publishing
5 11 (1.69%) Games
6 9 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.77%) Electronics
7 5 (0.77%) Legal
7 5 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.62%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.46%) Back Office
10 2 (0.31%) Automotive
11 1 (0.15%) Billing
11 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 161 (24.77%) Analyst
2 143 (22.00%) Developer
3 96 (14.77%) Tester
4 88 (13.54%) Test Analyst
5 74 (11.38%) Test Engineer
6 66 (10.15%) Software Engineer
7 61 (9.38%) QA Analyst
8 52 (8.00%) Software Developer
9 42 (6.46%) Software Test Engineer
10 38 (5.85%) Software Tester
10 38 (5.85%) .NET Developer
11 33 (5.08%) QA Tester
12 31 (4.77%) Test Manager
13 30 (4.62%) Senior Developer
13 30 (4.62%) QA Engineer
13 30 (4.62%) QA Test Analyst
14 29 (4.46%) Architect
15 28 (4.31%) C# Developer
16 26 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
17 24 (3.69%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (18.62%) HTML
2 120 (18.46%) .NET
3 78 (12.00%) CSS
4 71 (10.92%) ASP.NET
5 49 (7.54%) XML
6 45 (6.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 36 (5.54%) jQuery
8 35 (5.38%) SOAP
9 34 (5.23%) HTML5
10 33 (5.08%) .NET Framework
11 30 (4.62%) WCF
12 26 (4.00%) WPF
13 25 (3.85%) Ajax
14 21 (3.23%) CSS3
15 20 (3.08%) RESTful
16 19 (2.92%) AngularJS
17 18 (2.77%) Web Services
18 17 (2.62%) Middleware
18 17 (2.62%) REST
19 16 (2.46%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 93 (14.31%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (11.69%) Computer Science
3 41 (6.31%) Mobile App
4 32 (4.92%) Mathematics
5 25 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.62%) Statistics
7 15 (2.31%) User Experience
7 15 (2.31%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.38%) Physics
9 7 (1.08%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.08%) Replication
9 7 (1.08%) Kindle
10 6 (0.92%) Visualisation
10 6 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (0.92%) AS400
10 6 (0.92%) Online Games
11 5 (0.77%) Chemistry
11 5 (0.77%) W3C
12 4 (0.62%) Mobile Payment
12 4 (0.62%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 87 (13.38%) Linux
2 71 (10.92%) Windows
3 36 (5.54%) Android
4 35 (5.38%) UNIX
5 31 (4.77%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.85%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.92%) Windows Phone
7 6 (0.92%) AIX
8 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.46%) VMS
9 3 (0.46%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.31%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.15%) Solaris
11 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (33.69%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 90 (13.85%) Automated Testing
4 88 (13.54%) Test Scripting
5 86 (13.23%) Scrum
6 77 (11.85%) Project Management
7 67 (10.31%) Manual Testing
8 65 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 65 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 61 (9.38%) OO
10 60 (9.23%) TDD
11 53 (8.15%) MVC
12 48 (7.38%) E-Commerce
13 45 (6.92%) Unit Testing
13 45 (6.92%) User Stories
14 41 (6.31%) Regression Testing
15 40 (6.15%) Mentoring
16 39 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
17 37 (5.69%) Test Strategy
18 36 (5.54%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 189 (29.08%) SQL
2 159 (24.46%) C#
3 133 (20.46%) JavaScript
4 88 (13.54%) Java
5 86 (13.23%) C++
6 70 (10.77%) Python
7 50 (7.69%) C
8 26 (4.00%) Perl
9 22 (3.38%) Ruby
10 21 (3.23%) T-SQL
11 17 (2.62%) PHP
12 16 (2.46%) VB.NET
13 13 (2.00%) VB
14 11 (1.69%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.38%) Assembly Language
16 7 (1.08%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.62%) VBA
17 4 (0.62%) VB6
18 2 (0.31%) Jython
18 2 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 133 (20.46%) Degree
2 71 (10.92%) ISTQB
3 64 (9.85%) ISEB
4 18 (2.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (1.08%) CCNA
5 7 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.92%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.77%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.46%) PMP
8 3 (0.46%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.46%) MCP
9 2 (0.31%) CCIA
9 2 (0.31%) MCSE
9 2 (0.31%) MCSA
9 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.31%) CCEA
9 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.69%) ISO 9001
2 5 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.46%) WAI
3 3 (0.46%) SLA
4 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) COBIT
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 18 (2.77%) Firmware
2 13 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.62%) vSphere
3 4 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.46%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.15%) XenServer
6 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 36 (5.54%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.38%) Nagios
2 9 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.62%) Nessus
4 2 (0.31%) Ansible
4 2 (0.31%) Puppet
5 1 (0.15%) SCCM
5 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 131 (20.15%) Microsoft
2 26 (4.00%) HP
3 24 (3.69%) Oracle
4 20 (3.08%) TOWER Software
5 13 (2.00%) VMware
6 11 (1.69%) Perforce
6 11 (1.69%) SAP
7 8 (1.23%) Cisco
8 7 (1.08%) SonicWALL
8 7 (1.08%) Sun
8 7 (1.08%) SolarWinds
8 7 (1.08%) AppDynamics
9 6 (0.92%) F5
9 6 (0.92%) Business Objects
9 6 (0.92%) Juniper
9 6 (0.92%) Infor
10 5 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.77%) Splunk
11 4 (0.62%) Minitab
11 4 (0.62%) CheckPoint
Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £24k
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Precise Placements Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Anderson Scott Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £competitive + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35k-40k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Flexible benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + parking, pension, life, health
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + pen, parking, life, health
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + (Dep on Exp) + full benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits excellent benefits and culture
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Quindell Resourcing Limited
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago