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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 75 45
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -30
Permanent jobs citing QA 322 234 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 4.42% 3.54% 5.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.79% 39.86% 49.73%
Number of salaries quoted 229 178 420
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £61,400
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
852 587 913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 11.70% 8.89% 10.77%
Number of salaries quoted 653 443 779
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £28,000 £25,050
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +13 135 £40,000 -11.11% 19
Hertfordshire +1 73 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Norfolk +39 50 £44,000 +23.94% 2
Essex -10 43 £45,000 +1.12% 5
Bedfordshire +14 23 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Suffolk +1 13 £27,000 -22.85% 2
East Anglia - 1 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 255 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (24.62%) SQL
3 150 (23.08%) C#
4 132 (20.31%) Degree
5 129 (19.85%) Java
6 122 (18.77%) ISEB
7 117 (18.00%) Finance
8 115 (17.69%) JavaScript
9 113 (17.38%) Test Scripting
10 112 (17.23%) Automated Testing
11 108 (16.62%) .NET
12 102 (15.69%) Microsoft
12 102 (15.69%) ISTQB
12 102 (15.69%) Selenium
13 96 (14.77%) Software Engineering
14 94 (14.46%) Scrum
15 90 (13.85%) HTML
16 84 (12.92%) C++
16 84 (12.92%) Software Testing
17 83 (12.77%) Test Automation
18 80 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
19 79 (12.15%) Manual Testing
20 75 (11.54%) Linux
21 74 (11.38%) TDD
22 70 (10.77%) Windows
23 68 (10.46%) Python
23 68 (10.46%) Project Management
24 62 (9.54%) SQL Server
25 59 (9.08%) JIRA
26 58 (8.92%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 34 (5.23%) Tomcat
2 11 (1.69%) IIS
3 10 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.23%) JBoss
4 8 (1.23%) Confluence
5 7 (1.08%) Apache
6 6 (0.92%) Liferay
7 5 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.62%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.46%) Drupal
10 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.15%) CMS
Applications
1 45 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 37 (5.69%) MS Office
3 14 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.69%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.31%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.08%) SaaS
2 2 (0.31%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.31%) Office 365
2 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.62%) Internet
2 16 (2.46%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.00%) HTTP
4 8 (1.23%) Intranet
5 4 (0.62%) ICMP
5 4 (0.62%) IPv6
5 4 (0.62%) FTP
5 4 (0.62%) VLAN
5 4 (0.62%) iSCSI
5 4 (0.62%) NAS
6 2 (0.31%) Firewall
6 2 (0.31%) Wireless
6 2 (0.31%) VPN
6 2 (0.31%) DNS
6 2 (0.31%) SSL
6 2 (0.31%) DHCP
6 2 (0.31%) LAN
6 2 (0.31%) WAN
7 1 (0.15%) LTE
7 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (9.54%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (2.00%) MySQL
5 11 (1.69%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.62%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.62%) MS Access
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.31%) Big Data
9 2 (0.31%) SAP BI
9 2 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.31%) DB2
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.31%) SQLite
10 1 (0.15%) SimpleDB
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 102 (15.69%) Selenium
2 59 (9.08%) JIRA
3 58 (8.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 39 (6.00%) WebDriver
5 37 (5.69%) QuickTest Pro
6 33 (5.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 31 (4.77%) Visual Studio
8 30 (4.62%) Git (software)
9 28 (4.31%) Subversion
9 28 (4.31%) JMeter
10 25 (3.85%) NUnit
11 21 (3.23%) JUnit
12 20 (3.08%) Bugzilla
12 20 (3.08%) SoapUI
13 17 (2.62%) Cucumber
14 15 (2.31%) JBehave
14 15 (2.31%) TestDirector
15 10 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (1.54%) TeamCity
16 9 (1.38%) CruiseControl
General
1 117 (18.00%) Finance
2 55 (8.46%) Marketing
3 19 (2.92%) Banking
4 17 (2.62%) Publishing
5 15 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.00%) Retail
7 10 (1.54%) Advertising
8 8 (1.23%) Aerospace
8 8 (1.23%) Legal
9 7 (1.08%) Multimedia
9 7 (1.08%) Games
10 5 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.46%) Back Office
13 2 (0.31%) Automotive
13 2 (0.31%) Local Government
14 1 (0.15%) Billing
14 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 114 (17.54%) Analyst
2 104 (16.00%) Software Engineer
3 100 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 99 (15.23%) Developer
5 72 (11.08%) Tester
6 68 (10.46%) Test Analyst
7 58 (8.92%) Software Test Engineer
7 58 (8.92%) QA Engineer
8 46 (7.08%) Test Manager
9 41 (6.31%) QA Analyst
10 33 (5.08%) .NET Developer
11 32 (4.92%) Software Developer
12 27 (4.15%) Software Tester
13 24 (3.69%) C# Developer
13 24 (3.69%) Consultant
13 24 (3.69%) Automation Engineer
14 23 (3.54%) QA Tester
15 21 (3.23%) Project Manager
16 19 (2.92%) QA Test Analyst
16 19 (2.92%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (16.62%) .NET
2 90 (13.85%) HTML
3 56 (8.62%) CSS
4 52 (8.00%) jQuery
5 50 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 49 (7.54%) XML
7 34 (5.23%) WCF
8 33 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 32 (4.92%) Web Services
9 32 (4.92%) HTML5
10 31 (4.77%) REST
11 24 (3.69%) SOAP
12 21 (3.23%) J2EE
13 18 (2.77%) WPF
13 18 (2.77%) AngularJS
14 17 (2.62%) Silverlight
15 16 (2.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 15 (2.31%) CSS3
16 15 (2.31%) RESTful
17 14 (2.15%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 80 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (8.31%) Computer Science
3 32 (4.92%) User Experience
4 23 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.08%) Mathematics
5 20 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (2.77%) Mobile App
7 15 (2.31%) Wiki
8 9 (1.38%) AS400
9 7 (1.08%) Kindle
10 6 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (0.92%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.77%) iPhone
12 4 (0.62%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.62%) CMDB
12 4 (0.62%) Economics
13 3 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.46%) Replication
14 2 (0.31%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.31%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 75 (11.54%) Linux
2 70 (10.77%) Windows
3 42 (6.46%) UNIX
4 27 (4.15%) Android
5 23 (3.54%) Solaris
6 22 (3.38%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.77%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.62%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (39.23%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (17.38%) Test Scripting
3 112 (17.23%) Automated Testing
4 96 (14.77%) Software Engineering
5 94 (14.46%) Scrum
6 84 (12.92%) Software Testing
7 83 (12.77%) Test Automation
8 79 (12.15%) Manual Testing
9 74 (11.38%) TDD
10 68 (10.46%) Project Management
11 57 (8.77%) OO
12 52 (8.00%) Test Management
12 52 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 52 (8.00%) MVC
13 51 (7.85%) Automation Testing
14 47 (7.23%) Regression Testing
15 44 (6.77%) Test Strategy
16 36 (5.54%) Mentoring
17 35 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
18 32 (4.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 160 (24.62%) SQL
2 150 (23.08%) C#
3 129 (19.85%) Java
4 115 (17.69%) JavaScript
5 84 (12.92%) C++
6 68 (10.46%) Python
7 43 (6.62%) C
8 32 (4.92%) Perl
9 24 (3.69%) Ruby
10 23 (3.54%) PHP
10 23 (3.54%) T-SQL
11 21 (3.23%) VB.NET
12 12 (1.85%) VBA
13 10 (1.54%) VB
14 8 (1.23%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.08%) VB6
16 6 (0.92%) Assembly Language
17 4 (0.62%) ABAP
17 4 (0.62%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.62%) F#
Qualifications
1 132 (20.31%) Degree
2 122 (18.77%) ISEB
3 102 (15.69%) ISTQB
4 25 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 20 (3.08%) Security Cleared
6 11 (1.69%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.46%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.46%) PMP
7 3 (0.46%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.31%) CCIA
8 2 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.31%) CCEA
8 2 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.31%) CCNA
8 2 (0.31%) MCSE
8 2 (0.31%) MCSA
8 2 (0.31%) MCP
8 2 (0.31%) HND
8 2 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.15%) ISO 9001
2 7 (1.08%) SLA
3 4 (0.62%) TickIT
4 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) COBIT
6 1 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.15%) GAMP
6 1 (0.15%) GMP
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (2.15%) Firmware
2 8 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.62%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 53 (8.15%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.31%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.15%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 102 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 37 (5.69%) Oracle
2 37 (5.69%) HP
3 23 (3.54%) Sun
4 18 (2.77%) SAP
5 12 (1.85%) Business Objects
6 11 (1.69%) VMware
7 8 (1.23%) Sybase
7 8 (1.23%) Atlassian
8 6 (0.92%) TOWER Software
9 5 (0.77%) SunGard
10 4 (0.62%) Perforce
11 3 (0.46%) Citrix
11 3 (0.46%) Lumesse
12 2 (0.31%) Dell
12 2 (0.31%) Cisco
12 2 (0.31%) IBM
12 2 (0.31%) Apple
12 2 (0.31%) Telerik
12 2 (0.31%) Google
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£45,000 DOE + Stock Options
Posted: 2 days ago
Ely, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
PTS Resourcing (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
camelot
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Stowmarket, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
New Gen Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus fantastic benefits.
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25k-35k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 48k per year + package
Posted: 5 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
PayPoint
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Stowmarket, Suffolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £23k - 28k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Bennetts
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £27500 - £32500 per annum + Fantastic prospects
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Nakama
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35 - 45k plus 7.5% bonus, pension, healthcare and more
Posted: 6 days ago