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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 70 76
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 52 17 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 4.30% 1.55% 1.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.39% 16.83% 26.83%
Number of salaries quoted 43 11 19
Average salary £70,000 £41,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+68.67% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,300 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £43,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
132 101 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 10.91% 9.20% 6.86%
Number of salaries quoted 107 76 64
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £74,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Chelmsford -3 6 £55,250 +27.01%
Colchester -4 3 £33,750 +22.72%
Brentwood - 3 £32,500 - 1
Basildon +6 2 £68,750 +96.42%
Stanford-le-Hope - 1 £37,500 - 1
Thurrock - 1 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 38 (30.16%) HP
2 37 (29.37%) HP Quality Center
3 36 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 32 (25.40%) Finance
5 30 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (22.22%) Project Management
7 26 (20.63%) E-Commerce
8 23 (18.25%) JavaScript
9 22 (17.46%) SQL
9 22 (17.46%) OO
9 22 (17.46%) ISEB
9 22 (17.46%) Software Testing
10 21 (16.67%) Marketing
10 21 (16.67%) HTML
10 21 (16.67%) CSS
11 19 (15.08%) SAP
11 19 (15.08%) .NET
11 19 (15.08%) Adobe
12 17 (13.49%) ISTQB
13 16 (12.70%) Test Management
14 15 (11.90%) Java
15 14 (11.11%) TDD
15 14 (11.11%) Test Automation
16 13 (10.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 13 (10.32%) Unit Testing
16 13 (10.32%) MVC
16 13 (10.32%) Oracle
17 12 (9.52%) PHP
17 12 (9.52%) jQuery
17 12 (9.52%) Android

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 10 (7.94%) Node.js
2 5 (3.97%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (7.94%) MS Excel
1 10 (7.94%) MS Office
2 5 (3.97%) GIMP
2 5 (3.97%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (7.94%) Oracle CRM
1 10 (7.94%) Magento
2 4 (3.17%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.79%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.79%) QlikView
1 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (7.94%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.14%) PhoneGap
2 9 (7.14%) Grunt
2 9 (7.14%) Mocha
3 7 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (2.38%) Selenium
4 3 (2.38%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.59%) TestDirector
5 2 (1.59%) JMeter
6 1 (0.79%) VectorCAST
6 1 (0.79%) Hudson
6 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.79%) Redmine
6 1 (0.79%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.79%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.79%) MSTest
6 1 (0.79%) TestNG
6 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.79%) Moq
General
1 32 (25.40%) Finance
2 21 (16.67%) Marketing
3 9 (7.14%) Advertising
3 9 (7.14%) Retail
4 6 (4.76%) Banking
5 2 (1.59%) Automotive
5 2 (1.59%) Legal
5 2 (1.59%) Publishing
6 1 (0.79%) Local Government
6 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (29.37%) Test Manager
2 27 (21.43%) Performance Test Manager
2 27 (21.43%) Performance Manager
3 21 (16.67%) Developer
4 13 (10.32%) Tester
5 12 (9.52%) UI Developer
5 12 (9.52%) UI Programmer
6 11 (8.73%) Front-End Developer
6 11 (8.73%) Analyst
7 9 (7.14%) Test Analyst
8 8 (6.35%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.35%) User Experience Developer
9 7 (5.56%) QA Manager
10 6 (4.76%) Programme Manager
10 6 (4.76%) Programmer
10 6 (4.76%) Consultant
10 6 (4.76%) Test Leader
11 5 (3.97%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (3.97%) Senior Manager
12 4 (3.17%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.67%) HTML
1 21 (16.67%) CSS
2 19 (15.08%) .NET
3 12 (9.52%) jQuery
4 11 (8.73%) Backbone.js
5 9 (7.14%) Sass
5 9 (7.14%) Flash
6 6 (4.76%) SOAP
6 6 (4.76%) XHTML
6 6 (4.76%) JSON
7 5 (3.97%) Ajax
7 5 (3.97%) Web Services
8 3 (2.38%) .NET Remoting
8 3 (2.38%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.38%) XML
9 1 (0.79%) Underscore.js
9 1 (0.79%) Semantic HTML
9 1 (0.79%) HTML5
9 1 (0.79%) Java EE
9 1 (0.79%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 9 (7.14%) iPad
1 9 (7.14%) iPhone
1 9 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.38%) Smartphone
2 3 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.59%) AS400
3 2 (1.59%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.79%) Open Source
4 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.52%) Android
2 10 (7.94%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.97%) Windows
4 3 (2.38%) UNIX
5 1 (0.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 30 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (22.22%) Project Management
4 26 (20.63%) E-Commerce
5 22 (17.46%) OO
5 22 (17.46%) Software Testing
6 16 (12.70%) Test Management
7 14 (11.11%) TDD
7 14 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 13 (10.32%) Unit Testing
8 13 (10.32%) MVC
9 11 (8.73%) Integration Testing
9 11 (8.73%) OOP
10 10 (7.94%) CRM
10 10 (7.94%) Regression Testing
10 10 (7.94%) BDD
11 9 (7.14%) Test Scripting
11 9 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (7.14%) Quality Management
12 8 (6.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.25%) JavaScript
2 22 (17.46%) SQL
3 15 (11.90%) Java
4 12 (9.52%) PHP
5 9 (7.14%) ActionScript
6 6 (4.76%) C#
7 4 (3.17%) C++
7 4 (3.17%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.17%) C
8 3 (2.38%) VBScript
8 3 (2.38%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.59%) Python
9 2 (1.59%) Ruby
10 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (17.46%) ISEB
2 17 (13.49%) ISTQB
3 13 (10.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (7.14%) Degree
5 2 (1.59%) CISSP
5 2 (1.59%) CISM
5 2 (1.59%) CEH
5 2 (1.59%) CSSLP
5 2 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 37 (29.37%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.59%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 38 (30.16%) HP
2 19 (15.08%) SAP
2 19 (15.08%) Adobe
3 13 (10.32%) Oracle
4 10 (7.94%) JD Edwards
5 6 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.59%) Progress
7 1 (0.79%) JBoss
7 1 (0.79%) IBM
7 1 (0.79%) Business Objects
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