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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 52 49
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 339 379 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 4.58% 4.67% 4.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.75% 42.97% 49.64%
Number of salaries quoted 267 299 369
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,565 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.48% -3.68%
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
832 882 826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 11.24% 10.87% 9.67%
Number of salaries quoted 642 712 709
Average salary £43,900 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -7 103 £40,000 - 17
Hertfordshire +1 87 £42,500 - 6
Essex 0 63 £42,000 -1.17% 4
Bedfordshire +24 47 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Suffolk +17 31 £27,500 - 1
Norfolk +7 23 £41,500 +58.09% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 245 (36.68%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (29.94%) SQL
3 172 (25.75%) C#
4 148 (22.16%) Degree
5 144 (21.56%) JavaScript
6 141 (21.11%) Microsoft
7 135 (20.21%) .NET
8 131 (19.61%) Finance
9 123 (18.41%) HTML
10 107 (16.02%) SQL Server
11 97 (14.52%) Automated Testing
12 96 (14.37%) Scrum
13 95 (14.22%) Selenium
14 91 (13.62%) Test Automation
15 88 (13.17%) Java
15 88 (13.17%) Test Scripting
16 85 (12.72%) Software Engineering
17 83 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
18 80 (11.98%) Team Foundation Server
18 80 (11.98%) ISTQB
18 80 (11.98%) CSS
18 80 (11.98%) Linux
19 79 (11.83%) C++
19 79 (11.83%) ISEB
19 79 (11.83%) Computer Science
20 77 (11.53%) MS Excel
21 75 (11.23%) Project Management
22 73 (10.93%) MVC
23 72 (10.78%) TDD
24 70 (10.48%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (2.10%) Tomcat
2 11 (1.65%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (1.35%) Drupal
4 8 (1.20%) Confluence
5 7 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.05%) IIS
6 6 (0.90%) JBoss
6 6 (0.90%) CMS
7 4 (0.60%) SAS
7 4 (0.60%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.45%) Apache
9 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.30%) Liferay
10 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 77 (11.53%) MS Excel
2 64 (9.58%) MS Office
3 32 (4.79%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.90%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.60%) MS Project
7 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.45%) AWD
3 1 (0.15%) Magento
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.44%) SaaS
2 3 (0.45%) Basecamp
3 2 (0.30%) Office 365
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.99%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.25%) Internet
3 11 (1.65%) HTTP
4 7 (1.05%) ICMP
4 7 (1.05%) Firewall
5 4 (0.60%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.60%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.45%) DNS
6 3 (0.45%) LAN
6 3 (0.45%) VoIP
6 3 (0.45%) WAN
6 3 (0.45%) DHCP
6 3 (0.45%) FTP
7 2 (0.30%) VPN
7 2 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.30%) Wireless
7 2 (0.30%) Intranet
7 2 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.15%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.15%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (16.02%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (2.40%) MySQL
6 12 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (1.65%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.90%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.60%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.60%) DB2
9 4 (0.60%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.45%) Big Data
10 3 (0.45%) MS Access
10 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.30%) QlikView
11 2 (0.30%) DbVisualizer
11 2 (0.30%) Redis
11 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 95 (14.22%) Selenium
2 80 (11.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 63 (9.43%) JIRA
4 46 (6.89%) Visual Studio
5 41 (6.14%) SoapUI
6 38 (5.69%) QuickTest Pro
7 36 (5.39%) NUnit
8 34 (5.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 32 (4.79%) Git (software)
10 25 (3.74%) Cucumber
11 24 (3.59%) WebDriver
12 23 (3.44%) Bugzilla
13 22 (3.29%) Subversion
14 20 (2.99%) JMeter
15 16 (2.40%) SpecFlow
16 13 (1.95%) XMLSpy
16 13 (1.95%) Ant
17 12 (1.80%) JUnit
18 11 (1.65%) TestDirector
18 11 (1.65%) TeamCity
General
1 131 (19.61%) Finance
2 43 (6.44%) Marketing
3 26 (3.89%) Retail
4 24 (3.59%) Banking
5 22 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.40%) Publishing
7 10 (1.50%) Games
7 10 (1.50%) Advertising
8 7 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.05%) Aerospace
9 6 (0.90%) Legal
10 4 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.45%) Back Office
12 2 (0.30%) Electronics
13 1 (0.15%) Automotive
13 1 (0.15%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 141 (21.11%) Developer
2 129 (19.31%) Analyst
3 93 (13.92%) Software Engineer
4 86 (12.87%) Tester
4 86 (12.87%) Test Engineer
5 77 (11.53%) Test Analyst
6 54 (8.08%) Software Test Engineer
7 49 (7.34%) QA Analyst
8 47 (7.04%) Software Developer
9 43 (6.44%) .NET Developer
10 38 (5.69%) Test Manager
11 35 (5.24%) QA Engineer
12 33 (4.94%) C# Developer
13 32 (4.79%) Software Tester
14 29 (4.34%) Architect
15 25 (3.74%) Consultant
15 25 (3.74%) QA Test Analyst
15 25 (3.74%) QA Tester
16 23 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
17 22 (3.29%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (20.21%) .NET
2 123 (18.41%) HTML
3 80 (11.98%) CSS
4 70 (10.48%) ASP.NET
5 61 (9.13%) jQuery
6 55 (8.23%) XML
7 54 (8.08%) ASP.NET MVC
8 47 (7.04%) HTML5
9 41 (6.14%) WCF
10 37 (5.54%) SOAP
11 29 (4.34%) WPF
12 27 (4.04%) .NET Framework
13 25 (3.74%) Silverlight
13 25 (3.74%) Web Services
14 22 (3.29%) REST
14 22 (3.29%) CSS3
14 22 (3.29%) AngularJS
15 21 (3.14%) RESTful
16 19 (2.84%) Ajax
17 15 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 83 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (11.83%) Computer Science
3 28 (4.19%) User Experience
4 27 (4.04%) Mathematics
5 25 (3.74%) Management Information System
6 22 (3.29%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.80%) Algorithms
7 12 (1.80%) Statistics
8 11 (1.65%) AS400
9 10 (1.50%) Kindle
10 9 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.20%) Wiki
12 7 (1.05%) Physics
13 6 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (0.75%) Open Source
14 5 (0.75%) Online Games
14 5 (0.75%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.75%) W3C
15 4 (0.60%) Economics
15 4 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 80 (11.98%) Linux
2 67 (10.03%) Windows
3 36 (5.39%) UNIX
4 28 (4.19%) Android
5 27 (4.04%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.35%) Solaris
7 8 (1.20%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.90%) Windows Phone
9 5 (0.75%) AIX
10 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.30%) VMS
11 2 (0.30%) OpenVMS
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.15%) Debian
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (36.68%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (14.52%) Automated Testing
3 96 (14.37%) Scrum
4 91 (13.62%) Test Automation
5 88 (13.17%) Test Scripting
6 85 (12.72%) Software Engineering
7 75 (11.23%) Project Management
8 73 (10.93%) MVC
9 72 (10.78%) TDD
10 69 (10.33%) Software Testing
11 68 (10.18%) Manual Testing
12 65 (9.73%) OO
13 57 (8.53%) User Acceptance Testing
14 46 (6.89%) Automation Testing
14 46 (6.89%) Regression Testing
15 44 (6.59%) E-Commerce
16 42 (6.29%) Test Management
16 42 (6.29%) Unit Testing
17 38 (5.69%) Mentoring
18 37 (5.54%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 200 (29.94%) SQL
2 172 (25.75%) C#
3 144 (21.56%) JavaScript
4 88 (13.17%) Java
5 79 (11.83%) C++
6 67 (10.03%) Python
7 42 (6.29%) C
8 30 (4.49%) T-SQL
9 25 (3.74%) Perl
10 20 (2.99%) VB.NET
11 19 (2.84%) PHP
11 19 (2.84%) Ruby
12 13 (1.95%) VB
13 11 (1.65%) PowerShell
14 9 (1.35%) Assembly Language
15 6 (0.90%) VB6
15 6 (0.90%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.90%) VBA
16 4 (0.60%) ABAP
17 3 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 148 (22.16%) Degree
2 80 (11.98%) ISTQB
3 79 (11.83%) ISEB
4 25 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (1.95%) Security Cleared
6 11 (1.65%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.60%) CCNA
7 4 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.45%) MCP
9 2 (0.30%) MCSE
9 2 (0.30%) MCSA
9 2 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.30%) CCEA
9 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.30%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.30%) CCIA
10 1 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.40%) ISO 9001
2 5 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.45%) WAI
3 3 (0.45%) SLA
4 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) TickIT
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 18 (2.69%) Firmware
2 12 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.90%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 40 (5.99%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.30%) Nagios
4 1 (0.15%) WSUS
4 1 (0.15%) Puppet
4 1 (0.15%) Ansible
Vendors
1 141 (21.11%) Microsoft
2 32 (4.79%) HP
3 30 (4.49%) Oracle
4 18 (2.69%) SAP
5 15 (2.25%) TOWER Software
6 14 (2.10%) Business Objects
7 12 (1.80%) VMware
8 11 (1.65%) Sun
9 8 (1.20%) Perforce
10 7 (1.05%) SolarWinds
10 7 (1.05%) AppDynamics
11 5 (0.75%) Cisco
11 5 (0.75%) IBM
12 4 (0.60%) Citrix
12 4 (0.60%) SonicWALL
13 3 (0.45%) Google
13 3 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.45%) Juniper
13 3 (0.45%) F5
14 2 (0.30%) Splunk
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k-40k + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: 40k - 55k + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brentwood, Essex
Candidate Source
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Salary: £Competitive + benefits
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Data Idols
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + ben
Posted: 23 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + pension, bonus, private health
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
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Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
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Salary: £ Competitive
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £40k - 48k per year + package
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Salary: £Competitive plus benefits
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Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
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