The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 47 57 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 4.30% 4.61% 4.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.47% 39.58% 38.52%
Number of salaries quoted 39 41 43
Median salary £50,000 £43,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.27% -38.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £30,000 £35,300
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
99 144 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 9.06% 11.64% 11.12%
Number of salaries quoted 82 73 110
Median salary £47,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £27,550 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £75,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of job ads across the Essex region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Essex

QA
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood +15 35 £55,000 -8.33%
Colchester -2 5 £50,000 +58.73% 1
Witham - 2 £32,000 -
Basildon +9 1 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for QA.

1 70 (61.40%) Wealth Management
2 67 (58.77%) Finance
3 48 (42.11%) SDLC
4 46 (40.35%) Workflow
5 43 (37.72%) C#
6 42 (36.84%) .NET
7 37 (32.46%) SQL Server
8 36 (31.58%) ASP.NET
9 34 (29.82%) Visual Studio
9 34 (29.82%) VB.NET
9 34 (29.82%) Unit Testing
9 34 (29.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 33 (28.95%) Ajax
11 32 (28.07%) SQL Server 2008
12 31 (27.19%) Software Delivery
13 29 (25.44%) Software Testing
14 26 (22.81%) ISTQB
14 26 (22.81%) SQL
15 25 (21.93%) JavaScript
15 25 (21.93%) HTML
15 25 (21.93%) CSS
16 24 (21.05%) Automated Testing
17 22 (19.30%) .NET Framework
18 21 (18.42%) Mentoring
19 20 (17.54%) SQL Server 2012
19 20 (17.54%) OOD
20 18 (15.79%) Test Automation
21 17 (14.91%) ISEB
22 16 (14.04%) Straight-Through Processing
22 16 (14.04%) Mobile App

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.75%) JBoss
2 1 (0.88%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) MS Office
2 4 (3.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.88%) MS Project
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (11.40%) MultiFonds
1 13 (11.40%) Sonata
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (32.46%) SQL Server
2 32 (28.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (17.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.88%) MySQL
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 34 (29.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 34 (29.82%) Visual Studio
2 13 (11.40%) Selenium
3 11 (9.65%) HP UFT
4 10 (8.77%) LoadRunner
4 10 (8.77%) SoapUI
5 5 (4.39%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.51%) JIRA
7 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.63%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.75%) Ant
8 2 (1.75%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.75%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.75%) JMeter
8 2 (1.75%) Maven
8 2 (1.75%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.88%) JUnit
9 1 (0.88%) Subversion
9 1 (0.88%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.88%) XMLSpy
General
1 67 (58.77%) Finance
2 9 (7.89%) Legal
3 2 (1.75%) Advertising
3 2 (1.75%) Law
4 1 (0.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (20.18%) Tester
2 22 (19.30%) Analyst
3 19 (16.67%) Developer
4 18 (15.79%) .NET Developer
4 18 (15.79%) Technical Leader
5 17 (14.91%) QA Tester
6 14 (12.28%) Software QA Tester
6 14 (12.28%) Software Tester
7 11 (9.65%) Test Analyst
8 10 (8.77%) QA Analyst
8 10 (8.77%) QA Engineer
9 9 (7.89%) Consultant
9 9 (7.89%) Technical Consultant
10 8 (7.02%) SQL Developer
10 8 (7.02%) SQL Server Developer
11 7 (6.14%) Software Analyst
11 7 (6.14%) Software Test Analyst
11 7 (6.14%) Test Leader
12 6 (5.26%) Test Engineer
13 5 (4.39%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (36.84%) .NET
2 36 (31.58%) ASP.NET
3 33 (28.95%) Ajax
4 25 (21.93%) CSS
4 25 (21.93%) HTML
5 22 (19.30%) .NET Framework
6 9 (7.89%) SOAP
7 3 (2.63%) CSS3
7 3 (2.63%) HTML5
7 3 (2.63%) jQuery
8 2 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.75%) Java EE
8 2 (1.75%) RESTful
8 2 (1.75%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.75%) Web Services
8 2 (1.75%) WPF
9 1 (0.88%) COM
9 1 (0.88%) JSON
9 1 (0.88%) Middleware
9 1 (0.88%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.04%) Mobile App
2 11 (9.65%) Computer Science
3 10 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) AS400
6 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.51%) Windows
2 1 (0.88%) Linux
2 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (61.40%) Wealth Management
2 48 (42.11%) SDLC
3 46 (40.35%) Workflow
4 34 (29.82%) Unit Testing
5 31 (27.19%) Software Delivery
6 29 (25.44%) Software Testing
7 24 (21.05%) Automated Testing
8 21 (18.42%) Mentoring
9 20 (17.54%) OOD
10 18 (15.79%) Test Automation
11 16 (14.04%) Straight-Through Processing
12 14 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (12.28%) PRINCE2
13 12 (10.53%) Test Scripting
14 10 (8.77%) Performance Testing
14 10 (8.77%) Test Strategy
15 8 (7.02%) Automation Testing
15 8 (7.02%) Manual Testing
15 8 (7.02%) TDD
15 8 (7.02%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 43 (37.72%) C#
2 34 (29.82%) VB.NET
3 26 (22.81%) SQL
4 25 (21.93%) JavaScript
5 14 (12.28%) Java
6 8 (7.02%) VBA
7 3 (2.63%) C
8 2 (1.75%) Ruby
8 2 (1.75%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.88%) C++
9 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (22.81%) ISTQB
2 17 (14.91%) ISEB
3 11 (9.65%) Degree
4 5 (4.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.88%) HNC
6 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (7.02%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (13.16%) HP
2 9 (7.89%) Citrix
3 7 (6.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.63%) Oracle
5 1 (0.88%) IBM
5 1 (0.88%) Samsung
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