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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 71 59
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 343 257 403
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 4.52% 3.60% 4.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.82% 37.19% 47.30%
Number of salaries quoted 263 230 346
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
801 691 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 10.56% 9.68% 9.41%
Number of salaries quoted 632 557 704
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 £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £61,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +23 153 £37,500 -16.66% 18
Essex +40 69 £70,000 +105.88% 4
Hertfordshire -23 64 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Bedfordshire -8 39 £41,500 +7.09% 2
Norfolk +20 14 £33,750 -32.50% 3
Suffolk -1 10 £37,500 -26.82% 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 307 (41.88%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (29.74%) Java
3 173 (23.60%) C#
4 163 (22.24%) Degree
5 157 (21.42%) Test Scripting
6 148 (20.19%) SQL
7 137 (18.69%) Selenium
8 133 (18.14%) Software Testing
9 126 (17.19%) Automated Testing
10 123 (16.78%) ISEB
11 122 (16.64%) ISTQB
12 120 (16.37%) Analytical Skills
13 116 (15.83%) Finance
14 110 (15.01%) .NET
15 109 (14.87%) Scrum
16 101 (13.78%) JavaScript
17 98 (13.37%) Linux
17 98 (13.37%) Python
18 97 (13.23%) C++
18 97 (13.23%) TDD
19 87 (11.87%) HTML
19 87 (11.87%) Windows
20 85 (11.60%) Regression Testing
21 84 (11.46%) Manual Testing
22 83 (11.32%) Software Engineering
23 81 (11.05%) Test Strategy
24 79 (10.78%) UNIX
25 77 (10.50%) Project Management
26 70 (9.55%) Computer Science
27 69 (9.41%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 46 (6.28%) Tomcat
2 9 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (1.09%) WebLogic
3 8 (1.09%) Confluence
4 7 (0.95%) IIS
4 7 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.95%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.82%) Apache
6 5 (0.68%) Liferay
7 4 (0.55%) Moodle
7 4 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.41%) CMS
8 3 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.41%) Node.js
9 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.27%) Drupal
9 2 (0.27%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.27%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.27%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.14%) Documentum
Applications
1 32 (4.37%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.00%) MS Office
3 5 (0.68%) MS Project
3 5 (0.68%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.55%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.27%) GIMP
6 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) JDE OneWorld
2 6 (0.82%) Magento
2 6 (0.82%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.27%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.27%) RiskWrite
3 2 (0.27%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.14%) SAP CS
4 1 (0.14%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.14%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.18%) SaaS
2 14 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.68%) Google App Engine
3 5 (0.68%) PaaS
4 4 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.41%) Route 53
5 3 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (8.05%) Internet
2 28 (3.82%) HTTP
3 11 (1.50%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.23%) Intranet
5 8 (1.09%) ATM
6 7 (0.95%) Wireless
7 6 (0.82%) Firewall
7 6 (0.82%) VLAN
8 5 (0.68%) DNS
9 4 (0.55%) IPv6
9 4 (0.55%) SAN
9 4 (0.55%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.55%) NAS
10 3 (0.41%) Network Security
10 3 (0.41%) SSL
11 2 (0.27%) IPv4
11 2 (0.27%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.27%) FTP
11 2 (0.27%) LAN
11 2 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.27%) Relational Database
3 16 (2.18%) MySQL
4 10 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (1.36%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.23%) Data Mining
6 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.82%) DB2
8 5 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.55%) Cognos Report Studio
9 4 (0.55%) Data Mart
9 4 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 137 (18.69%) Selenium
2 52 (7.09%) WebDriver
3 45 (6.14%) JIRA
4 43 (5.87%) QuickTest Pro
5 38 (5.18%) Git (software)
6 32 (4.37%) Visual Studio
7 24 (3.27%) Subversion
8 19 (2.59%) JMeter
9 17 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (2.32%) Selenium IDE
10 16 (2.18%) JUnit
11 15 (2.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 15 (2.05%) Sahi
12 12 (1.64%) Jasmine
12 12 (1.64%) WATIR
13 11 (1.50%) Bugzilla
13 11 (1.50%) NUnit
13 11 (1.50%) Cucumber
14 10 (1.36%) JBehave
14 10 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 116 (15.83%) Finance
2 45 (6.14%) Marketing
3 27 (3.68%) Banking
4 22 (3.00%) Retail
5 16 (2.18%) Publishing
6 9 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.23%) Legal
7 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.09%) Automotive
8 7 (0.95%) Multimedia
9 6 (0.82%) German Language
10 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.55%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.55%) Games
12 3 (0.41%) Advertising
12 3 (0.41%) Local Government
13 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 136 (18.55%) Analyst
2 95 (12.96%) Developer
2 95 (12.96%) Tester
3 92 (12.55%) Test Engineer
4 90 (12.28%) Software Engineer
5 79 (10.78%) Test Analyst
6 78 (10.64%) Test Manager
7 71 (9.69%) QA Engineer
8 45 (6.14%) QA Tester
9 40 (5.46%) Software Test Engineer
10 39 (5.32%) Software Tester
11 38 (5.18%) QA Analyst
12 31 (4.23%) QA Manager
13 29 (3.96%) Project Manager
14 27 (3.68%) Performance Manager
14 27 (3.68%) Performance Test Manager
15 26 (3.55%) Applications Support
16 25 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
17 21 (2.86%) .NET Developer
17 21 (2.86%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (15.01%) .NET
2 87 (11.87%) HTML
3 67 (9.14%) CSS
4 45 (6.14%) ASP.NET
5 37 (5.05%) jQuery
6 35 (4.77%) Web Services
7 30 (4.09%) J2EE
7 30 (4.09%) REST
8 29 (3.96%) XML
9 28 (3.82%) .NET Framework
10 22 (3.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (2.32%) AngularJS
12 16 (2.18%) WCF
13 15 (2.05%) Spring
13 15 (2.05%) STL
13 15 (2.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 14 (1.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 14 (1.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 14 (1.91%) SOAP
15 10 (1.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 120 (16.37%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (9.55%) Computer Science
3 56 (7.64%) Mathematics
4 36 (4.91%) Mobile App
5 34 (4.64%) User Experience
6 24 (3.27%) Management Information System
7 19 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (2.46%) Physics
9 17 (2.32%) Wiki
10 13 (1.77%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.64%) EFT
12 11 (1.50%) iPhone
13 8 (1.09%) Statistics
14 6 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (0.82%) Open Source
14 6 (0.82%) iPad
15 5 (0.68%) N-Tier
15 5 (0.68%) E-Learning
16 4 (0.55%) Thin Client
16 4 (0.55%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 98 (13.37%) Linux
2 87 (11.87%) Windows
3 79 (10.78%) UNIX
4 34 (4.64%) Solaris
5 16 (2.18%) Mac OS X
5 16 (2.18%) Android
6 10 (1.36%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.68%) AIX
8 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (41.88%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (21.42%) Test Scripting
3 133 (18.14%) Software Testing
4 126 (17.19%) Automated Testing
5 109 (14.87%) Scrum
6 97 (13.23%) TDD
7 85 (11.60%) Regression Testing
8 84 (11.46%) Manual Testing
9 83 (11.32%) Software Engineering
10 81 (11.05%) Test Strategy
11 77 (10.50%) Project Management
12 65 (8.87%) OO
13 64 (8.73%) Test Management
14 63 (8.59%) Test Automation
15 62 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
16 56 (7.64%) Performance Testing
17 52 (7.09%) Automation Testing
18 50 (6.82%) BDD
19 44 (6.00%) MVC
20 43 (5.87%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 218 (29.74%) Java
2 173 (23.60%) C#
3 148 (20.19%) SQL
4 101 (13.78%) JavaScript
5 98 (13.37%) Python
6 97 (13.23%) C++
7 49 (6.68%) Ruby
8 48 (6.55%) Perl
9 39 (5.32%) C
10 28 (3.82%) PHP
11 14 (1.91%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.77%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.64%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.50%) VB.NET
15 10 (1.36%) F#
16 9 (1.23%) VBA
16 9 (1.23%) T-SQL
17 8 (1.09%) VB
18 7 (0.95%) Delphi
19 5 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 163 (22.24%) Degree
2 123 (16.78%) ISEB
3 122 (16.64%) ISTQB
4 31 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (1.23%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (0.41%) MCSA
7 3 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.27%) ACCA
8 2 (0.27%) CISM
8 2 (0.27%) CEH
8 2 (0.27%) CCNA
8 2 (0.27%) CISSP
8 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.27%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.14%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.50%) SLA
2 8 (1.09%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.68%) TickIT
5 4 (0.55%) GMP
6 3 (0.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.41%) GAMP
6 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 5 (0.68%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 68 (9.28%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.68%) Puppet
2 5 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.55%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.27%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.27%) Sysprep
4 2 (0.27%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 69 (9.41%) Microsoft
2 58 (7.91%) HP
3 56 (7.64%) Oracle
4 33 (4.50%) Sun
5 28 (3.82%) SAP
6 10 (1.36%) Adobe
7 8 (1.09%) Sybase
7 8 (1.09%) VMware
7 8 (1.09%) Atlassian
8 7 (0.95%) JBoss
9 6 (0.82%) Business Objects
9 6 (0.82%) IBM
9 6 (0.82%) JD Edwards
10 5 (0.68%) Google
11 4 (0.55%) Talend
11 4 (0.55%) Perforce
11 4 (0.55%) Cognos
12 3 (0.41%) Cisco
12 3 (0.41%) SunGard
13 2 (0.27%) Dell
Cambridgeshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 to £55000 per annum - Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Creative Personnel
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
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
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + range of benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20k - 26k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £70000 to £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Life
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £50,000 plus bonus, allowance and excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £51,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Accelrys
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Bedfordshire
Huxley Associates
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago