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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 41 64
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 59 48 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 4.12% 4.42% 2.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.07% 41.38% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 32 27 21
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,217 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £59,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
151 116 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 10.54% 10.69% 6.43%
Number of salaries quoted 93 69 51
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £52,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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
Colchester +16 12 £36,750 +15.09%
Brentwood -12 12 £35,000 -56.25% 1
Basildon +6 6 £70,000 +91.78%
Southend-on-Sea - 3 - - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 47 (36.43%) Finance
2 46 (35.66%) HP Quality Center
3 42 (32.56%) ISTQB
4 40 (31.01%) ISEB
5 36 (27.91%) HP
6 28 (21.71%) SQL
7 25 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (19.38%) Test Scripting
8 24 (18.60%) Performance Testing
8 24 (18.60%) Test Management
8 24 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (17.05%) Software Testing
9 22 (17.05%) Test Automation
10 21 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 20 (15.50%) Project Management
12 17 (13.18%) Selenium
13 14 (10.85%) TestDirector
14 13 (10.08%) JMeter
14 13 (10.08%) Manual Testing
15 12 (9.30%) MS Excel
16 11 (8.53%) Microsoft
16 11 (8.53%) .NET
16 11 (8.53%) Oracle
16 11 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (7.75%) Mentoring
17 10 (7.75%) Degree
18 9 (6.98%) Scrum
18 9 (6.98%) Validation
18 9 (6.98%) Workflow
18 9 (6.98%) Java

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 3 (2.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.88%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.20%) BusinessObjects
1 8 (6.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.78%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 17 (13.18%) Selenium
2 14 (10.85%) TestDirector
3 13 (10.08%) JMeter
4 9 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (5.43%) SoapUI
6 6 (4.65%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (3.88%) JIRA
8 4 (3.10%) Hudson
8 4 (3.10%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.33%) Rational Functional Tester
9 3 (2.33%) FitNesse
9 3 (2.33%) XMLSpy
9 3 (2.33%) Ant
9 3 (2.33%) JUnit
9 3 (2.33%) Rational Rose
9 3 (2.33%) NUnit
9 3 (2.33%) ArgoUML
9 3 (2.33%) Maven
9 3 (2.33%) Cactus
9 3 (2.33%) Redmine
General
1 47 (36.43%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) Legal
3 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.33%) Aerospace
3 3 (2.33%) Automotive
3 3 (2.33%) Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Local Government
4 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (25.58%) Test Manager
2 28 (21.71%) Analyst
3 18 (13.95%) Test Analyst
4 17 (13.18%) Performance Manager
4 17 (13.18%) Performance Test Manager
5 14 (10.85%) Tester
6 13 (10.08%) QA Analyst
7 11 (8.53%) Programme Manager
8 10 (7.75%) Project Manager
8 10 (7.75%) Designer
9 9 (6.98%) Lead Designer
9 9 (6.98%) Technical Project Manager
9 9 (6.98%) Senior Manager
9 9 (6.98%) Technical Manager
10 7 (5.43%) Team Leader
10 7 (5.43%) Test Team Leader
10 7 (5.43%) QA Specialist
11 6 (4.65%) Programme Test Manager
11 6 (4.65%) QA Test Analyst
12 5 (3.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.53%) .NET
2 4 (3.10%) SOAP
3 3 (2.33%) Swing
3 3 (2.33%) Middleware
3 3 (2.33%) Java EE
4 2 (1.55%) HTML
4 2 (1.55%) CSS
5 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.78%) Web Services
5 1 (0.78%) XML
5 1 (0.78%) WCF
5 1 (0.78%) jQuery
5 1 (0.78%) OAuth
5 1 (0.78%) RESTful
5 1 (0.78%) REST
5 1 (0.78%) RoboSpice
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.20%) AS400
3 5 (3.88%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.33%) Open Source
6 2 (1.55%) User Experience
7 1 (0.78%) iPhone
7 1 (0.78%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (19.38%) Test Scripting
2 24 (18.60%) Test Management
2 24 (18.60%) Performance Testing
2 24 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (17.05%) Software Testing
3 22 (17.05%) Test Automation
4 20 (15.50%) Project Management
5 13 (10.08%) Manual Testing
6 10 (7.75%) Mentoring
7 9 (6.98%) Performance Management
7 9 (6.98%) Automation Testing
7 9 (6.98%) Test Planning
7 9 (6.98%) Scrum
7 9 (6.98%) Workflow
7 9 (6.98%) Validation
8 8 (6.20%) E-Commerce
8 8 (6.20%) ETL
8 8 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (6.20%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.71%) SQL
2 9 (6.98%) Java
3 3 (2.33%) C
4 2 (1.55%) C#
5 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.78%) Perl
5 1 (0.78%) VBA
5 1 (0.78%) Ruby
5 1 (0.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 42 (32.56%) ISTQB
2 40 (31.01%) ISEB
3 21 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (7.75%) Degree
5 3 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.78%) SLA
Systems Management
1 46 (35.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (27.91%) HP
2 11 (8.53%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.53%) Oracle
3 8 (6.20%) Business Objects
3 8 (6.20%) SAP
4 5 (3.88%) SunGard
5 3 (2.33%) IBM
6 1 (0.78%) Dell
Brentwood
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Bonus, pension, medical, etc
Posted: 17 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Estuary Housing Association
Salary: £29,000 per annum - 35 hours p/w
Posted: 17 days ago