The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 75 66
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 76 7 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 5.38% 0.72% 3.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.35% 12.50% 47.79%
Number of salaries quoted 51 5 37
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -12.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £37,600 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £74,400 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +2.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
154 56 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 10.91% 5.75% 7.64%
Number of salaries quoted 109 54 90
Average salary £43,750 £42,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £30,000 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £57,550
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
East of England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Colchester - 13 £33,750 - 3
Brentwood - 5 £90,000 -
Basildon +8 3 £62,500 -
Chelmsford - 3 £62,500 - 1
Stanford-le-Hope - 1 £40,000 - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 40 (36.70%) Finance
2 35 (32.11%) E-Commerce
3 29 (26.61%) SQL
4 27 (24.77%) ISEB
5 26 (23.85%) JavaScript
5 26 (23.85%) Software Testing
6 25 (22.94%) OO
7 24 (22.02%) CSS
7 24 (22.02%) HTML
7 24 (22.02%) ISTQB
8 21 (19.27%) Marketing
9 20 (18.35%) Adobe
9 20 (18.35%) Integration Testing
10 19 (17.43%) Project Management
10 19 (17.43%) SAP
10 19 (17.43%) Retail
11 18 (16.51%) HP Quality Center
12 17 (15.60%) Performance Testing
12 17 (15.60%) TDD
13 16 (14.68%) .NET
14 15 (13.76%) Android
15 14 (12.84%) Test Automation
15 14 (12.84%) HP
16 13 (11.93%) PHP
16 13 (11.93%) Unit Testing
16 13 (11.93%) jQuery
16 13 (11.93%) Test Management
17 12 (11.01%) Manual Testing
17 12 (11.01%) Node.js
17 12 (11.01%) Backbone.js

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 12 (11.01%) Node.js
2 4 (3.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (7.34%) MS Office
2 7 (6.42%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.67%) GIMP
3 4 (3.67%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.92%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (9.17%) Magento
2 9 (8.26%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (3.67%) JDE OneWorld
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (10.09%) PhoneGap
1 11 (10.09%) Mocha
1 11 (10.09%) Git (software)
1 11 (10.09%) Grunt
2 6 (5.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (4.59%) Selenium
4 3 (2.75%) Moq
4 3 (2.75%) Mercurial
4 3 (2.75%) MSTest
5 2 (1.83%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.83%) JIRA
6 1 (0.92%) Xcode
6 1 (0.92%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.92%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.92%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
General
1 40 (36.70%) Finance
2 21 (19.27%) Marketing
3 19 (17.43%) Retail
4 11 (10.09%) Advertising
5 4 (3.67%) Electronics
6 2 (1.83%) Legal
6 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.83%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (19.27%) Developer
1 21 (19.27%) Analyst
2 19 (17.43%) Test Analyst
3 14 (12.84%) Test Manager
4 12 (11.01%) UI Developer
4 12 (11.01%) UI Programmer
5 11 (10.09%) Front-End Developer
6 9 (8.26%) Performance Manager
6 9 (8.26%) QA Manager
6 9 (8.26%) Tester
6 9 (8.26%) Performance Test Manager
7 8 (7.34%) User Experience Developer
8 6 (5.50%) Senior Manager
8 6 (5.50%) Senior QA Manager
9 5 (4.59%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (4.59%) Programmer
9 5 (4.59%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.67%) Head of Testing
10 4 (3.67%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.02%) CSS
1 24 (22.02%) HTML
2 16 (14.68%) .NET
3 13 (11.93%) jQuery
4 12 (11.01%) Backbone.js
4 12 (11.01%) SOAP
5 11 (10.09%) Flash
5 11 (10.09%) Sass
6 7 (6.42%) Ajax
7 5 (4.59%) XHTML
8 4 (3.67%) HTML5
8 4 (3.67%) JSON
9 3 (2.75%) WinForms
9 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) iPad
1 11 (10.09%) iPhone
1 11 (10.09%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.42%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.67%) AS400
4 3 (2.75%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.76%) Android
2 10 (9.17%) Apple iOS
3 8 (7.34%) Windows
4 1 (0.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.11%) E-Commerce
2 26 (23.85%) Software Testing
3 25 (22.94%) OO
4 20 (18.35%) Integration Testing
5 19 (17.43%) Project Management
6 17 (15.60%) Performance Testing
6 17 (15.60%) TDD
7 14 (12.84%) Test Automation
8 13 (11.93%) Unit Testing
8 13 (11.93%) Test Management
9 12 (11.01%) Manual Testing
9 12 (11.01%) OOP
9 12 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (10.09%) MVC
10 11 (10.09%) BDD
10 11 (10.09%) Test Scripting
11 10 (9.17%) CRM
11 10 (9.17%) Regression Testing
12 9 (8.26%) Automated Testing
13 8 (7.34%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 29 (26.61%) SQL
2 26 (23.85%) JavaScript
3 13 (11.93%) PHP
4 12 (11.01%) Java
5 11 (10.09%) ActionScript
6 7 (6.42%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.59%) C#
8 4 (3.67%) VBScript
9 3 (2.75%) Python
9 3 (2.75%) C
10 2 (1.83%) Ruby
11 1 (0.92%) VB
11 1 (0.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 27 (24.77%) ISEB
2 24 (22.02%) ISTQB
3 10 (9.17%) Degree
4 3 (2.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (1.83%) HND
6 1 (0.92%) HNC
6 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.92%) COBIT
2 1 (0.92%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 18 (16.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (18.35%) Adobe
2 19 (17.43%) SAP
3 14 (12.84%) HP
4 10 (9.17%) JD Edwards
5 9 (8.26%) Oracle
6 2 (1.83%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.83%) Actuate
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