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 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 29 69 76
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 69 23 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 6.30% 2.09% 0.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.47% 16.31% 15.79%
Number of salaries quoted 52 11 7
Average salary £70,000 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+105.88% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,560 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £41,500 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
118 141 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 10.77% 12.78% 5.89%
Number of salaries quoted 93 91 50
Average salary £52,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,250 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £47,500 £58,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 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 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
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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
Basildon +7 6 £70,000 +100.00% 2
Brentwood - 5 £52,500 -
Colchester 0 4 £36,750 +13.07%
Chelmsford - 2 £43,600 -
Thurrock - 1 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 45 (34.62%) HP Quality Center
2 43 (33.08%) Finance
3 39 (30.00%) HP
4 36 (27.69%) ISEB
5 35 (26.92%) Performance Testing
6 34 (26.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 33 (25.38%) ISTQB
8 30 (23.08%) Project Management
9 23 (17.69%) Test Management
10 22 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (16.92%) SQL
11 21 (16.15%) Software Testing
12 20 (15.38%) .NET
13 19 (14.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 16 (12.31%) Test Automation
15 15 (11.54%) Test Scripting
16 14 (10.77%) Java
17 13 (10.00%) E-Commerce
17 13 (10.00%) SAP
18 12 (9.23%) Test Planning
19 11 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
19 11 (8.46%) Scrum
19 11 (8.46%) OO
20 10 (7.69%) Oracle
20 10 (7.69%) Marketing
20 10 (7.69%) User Experience
21 9 (6.92%) Degree
21 9 (6.92%) Migration
21 9 (6.92%) JavaScript
21 9 (6.92%) MS Excel

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (1.54%) Umbraco
1 2 (1.54%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.38%) MS Office
3 3 (2.31%) MS Project
4 2 (1.54%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.54%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Oracle CRM
1 6 (4.62%) Magento
2 3 (2.31%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.77%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.77%) QlikView
3 1 (0.77%) SQLite
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (5.38%) Selenium
1 7 (5.38%) TestDirector
2 5 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.08%) JMeter
4 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.31%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.54%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.54%) Hudson
5 2 (1.54%) Mocha
5 2 (1.54%) Grunt
6 1 (0.77%) VectorCAST
6 1 (0.77%) JProfiler
6 1 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.77%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.77%) Redmine
6 1 (0.77%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.77%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.77%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.77%) DbUnit
General
1 43 (33.08%) Finance
2 10 (7.69%) Marketing
3 7 (5.38%) Banking
4 3 (2.31%) Retail
4 3 (2.31%) Local Government
5 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.54%) Advertising
5 2 (1.54%) Publishing
5 2 (1.54%) Automotive
6 1 (0.77%) Legal
6 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (34.62%) Test Manager
2 27 (20.77%) Performance Manager
2 27 (20.77%) Performance Test Manager
3 14 (10.77%) Tester
3 14 (10.77%) Programme Manager
3 14 (10.77%) Analyst
4 12 (9.23%) Senior Manager
4 12 (9.23%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.69%) QA Manager
5 10 (7.69%) Designer
6 9 (6.92%) Programme Test Manager
6 9 (6.92%) Developer
6 9 (6.92%) Lead Designer
7 8 (6.15%) Senior QA Manager
8 7 (5.38%) QA Analyst
8 7 (5.38%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.38%) Consultant
9 5 (3.85%) Business Consultant
9 5 (3.85%) UI Developer
9 5 (3.85%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.38%) .NET
2 8 (6.15%) CSS
2 8 (6.15%) HTML
3 6 (4.62%) jQuery
4 5 (3.85%) Web Services
5 3 (2.31%) XML
5 3 (2.31%) SOAP
5 3 (2.31%) .NET Remoting
5 3 (2.31%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.31%) JSON
5 3 (2.31%) Backbone.js
6 2 (1.54%) Sass
6 2 (1.54%) PhoneGap
6 2 (1.54%) Flash
6 2 (1.54%) XHTML
6 2 (1.54%) Ajax
7 1 (0.77%) Swing
7 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.77%) WCF
7 1 (0.77%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.69%) User Experience
3 7 (5.38%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.08%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.31%) iPhone
6 2 (1.54%) AS400
6 2 (1.54%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.54%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.54%) iPad
7 1 (0.77%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.77%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.77%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.62%) Apple iOS
2 5 (3.85%) Android
3 3 (2.31%) UNIX
4 2 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.92%) Performance Testing
2 34 (26.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (23.08%) Project Management
4 23 (17.69%) Test Management
5 22 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (16.15%) Software Testing
7 16 (12.31%) Test Automation
8 15 (11.54%) Test Scripting
9 13 (10.00%) E-Commerce
10 12 (9.23%) Test Planning
11 11 (8.46%) OO
11 11 (8.46%) Scrum
12 9 (6.92%) PRINCE2
12 9 (6.92%) Migration
13 8 (6.15%) TDD
13 8 (6.15%) Business Analysis
13 8 (6.15%) Workflow
13 8 (6.15%) Regression Testing
14 7 (5.38%) MVC
14 7 (5.38%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.92%) SQL
2 14 (10.77%) Java
3 9 (6.92%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.15%) C#
4 8 (6.15%) PHP
5 4 (3.08%) C
6 3 (2.31%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.31%) Ruby
6 3 (2.31%) C++
7 2 (1.54%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.54%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.54%) Python
8 1 (0.77%) VBA
8 1 (0.77%) VBScript
8 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (27.69%) ISEB
2 33 (25.38%) ISTQB
3 19 (14.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (6.92%) Degree
5 2 (1.54%) CISSP
5 2 (1.54%) CISM
5 2 (1.54%) CEH
5 2 (1.54%) CSSLP
6 1 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.77%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 45 (34.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.54%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 39 (30.00%) HP
2 13 (10.00%) SAP
3 10 (7.69%) Oracle
4 7 (5.38%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.62%) Adobe
5 6 (4.62%) JD Edwards
6 3 (2.31%) SunGard
7 2 (1.54%) Progress
7 2 (1.54%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.77%) JBoss
8 1 (0.77%) IBM
8 1 (0.77%) Dell
Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £70000 to £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southend-on-Sea
Estuary Housing
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Basildon
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension, medical, flex bens
Posted: 25 days ago
Basildon
The People Network
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Pension, bonus, medical, flex bens
Posted: 25 days ago