The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 36 76
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +40
Permanent jobs citing QA 74 74 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 5.62% 5.25% 0.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.66% 48.68% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 61 52 6
Average salary £42,500 £43,750 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +5.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £33,500 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.79% -
QA
East of 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 Essex region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
149 152 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 11.32% 10.79% 6.43%
Number of salaries quoted 106 112 59
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

QA
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Essex region.

QA Salary Trend in Essex

QA
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Essex

QA
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Brentwood +21 49 £43,500 -51.66% 2
Colchester -12 4 £22,000 -34.32%
Basildon +6 2 £52,500 -16.00%
Billericay - 1 £42,000 -
Harlow - 1 £43,000 - 1
Hockley - 1 £24,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 58 (50.43%) Finance
2 40 (34.78%) HP Quality Center
3 31 (26.96%) Test Scripting
4 30 (26.09%) E-Commerce
5 28 (24.35%) HP
5 28 (24.35%) ISTQB
6 26 (22.61%) SoapUI
7 24 (20.87%) Software Delivery
8 23 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 23 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 23 (20.00%) SQL
9 22 (19.13%) SOAP
10 20 (17.39%) Software Testing
10 20 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
11 18 (15.65%) Selenium
12 17 (14.78%) MS Excel
13 16 (13.91%) ISEB
13 16 (13.91%) Middleware
13 16 (13.91%) MS Office
13 16 (13.91%) HTML
14 15 (13.04%) XMLSpy
14 15 (13.04%) Wealth Management
14 15 (13.04%) Test Management
15 14 (12.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (12.17%) Manual Testing
16 13 (11.30%) JavaScript
17 12 (10.43%) C#
17 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
17 12 (10.43%) TestDirector
17 12 (10.43%) System Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.74%) SAS
2 1 (0.87%) JBoss
Applications
1 17 (14.78%) MS Excel
2 16 (13.91%) MS Office
3 2 (1.74%) MS Project
4 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) AWD
2 2 (1.74%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.87%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.83%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (7.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (22.61%) SoapUI
2 20 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
3 18 (15.65%) Selenium
4 15 (13.04%) XMLSpy
5 12 (10.43%) TestDirector
6 10 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (7.83%) JIRA
8 7 (6.09%) Visual Studio
9 5 (4.35%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.74%) JMeter
11 1 (0.87%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.87%) NUnit
11 1 (0.87%) ArgoUML
11 1 (0.87%) Maven
11 1 (0.87%) Cactus
11 1 (0.87%) Rational Rose
11 1 (0.87%) Ant
11 1 (0.87%) JUnit
11 1 (0.87%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.87%) FitNesse
General
1 58 (50.43%) Finance
2 4 (3.48%) Banking
3 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.61%) Legal
4 2 (1.74%) Games
5 1 (0.87%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.87%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (47.83%) Analyst
2 35 (30.43%) Test Analyst
3 21 (18.26%) QA Analyst
4 20 (17.39%) Tester
5 13 (11.30%) Software Tester
6 12 (10.43%) Senior Manager
6 12 (10.43%) QA Test Analyst
7 10 (8.70%) Developer
8 9 (7.83%) QA Manager
8 9 (7.83%) Senior QA Manager
9 7 (6.09%) QA Specialist
9 7 (6.09%) Software Test Analyst
9 7 (6.09%) .NET Developer
9 7 (6.09%) Business Analyst
9 7 (6.09%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (5.22%) Test Manager
10 6 (5.22%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (5.22%) Manual Tester
10 6 (5.22%) QA Engineer
11 5 (4.35%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.13%) SOAP
2 16 (13.91%) HTML
2 16 (13.91%) Middleware
3 11 (9.57%) .NET
3 11 (9.57%) CSS
4 8 (6.96%) Ajax
5 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.35%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.48%) XML
8 3 (2.61%) Web Services
8 3 (2.61%) Silverlight
9 2 (1.74%) WCF
9 2 (1.74%) Struts
9 2 (1.74%) JSP
9 2 (1.74%) J2EE
9 2 (1.74%) XSD
9 2 (1.74%) XSL
9 2 (1.74%) XSLT
10 1 (0.87%) Swing
10 1 (0.87%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.83%) AS400
2 7 (6.09%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.48%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.87%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.87%) Open Source
5 1 (0.87%) Replication
5 1 (0.87%) APACS
5 1 (0.87%) EPoS
5 1 (0.87%) EMV
5 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.96%) Test Scripting
2 30 (26.09%) E-Commerce
3 24 (20.87%) Software Delivery
4 23 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 20 (17.39%) Software Testing
6 15 (13.04%) Wealth Management
6 15 (13.04%) Test Management
7 14 (12.17%) Manual Testing
8 12 (10.43%) System Testing
8 12 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (8.70%) Project Management
9 10 (8.70%) ETL
9 10 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (8.70%) Waterfall
9 10 (8.70%) Automation Testing
10 9 (7.83%) Unit Testing
11 8 (6.96%) Integration Testing
11 8 (6.96%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (6.09%) Straight-Through Processing
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.00%) SQL
2 13 (11.30%) JavaScript
3 12 (10.43%) C#
4 7 (6.09%) VB.NET
5 4 (3.48%) VB
6 3 (2.61%) Java
7 1 (0.87%) C
7 1 (0.87%) VBA
7 1 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (24.35%) ISTQB
2 16 (13.91%) ISEB
3 14 (12.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.87%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.87%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 40 (34.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (24.35%) HP
2 23 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (9.57%) Oracle
4 9 (7.83%) Business Objects
4 9 (7.83%) SAP
5 2 (1.74%) Sun
5 2 (1.74%) Infor
6 1 (0.87%) VeriFone
6 1 (0.87%) Gemalto
6 1 (0.87%) Ingenico
6 1 (0.87%) IBM
6 1 (0.87%) Citrix
6 1 (0.87%) NCR
6 1 (0.87%) Pegasus
6 1 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.87%) EPiServer
Harlow, Essex
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Nakama
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Essex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Brentwood
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, pension, medical, etc
Posted: 13 days ago