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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 47 73
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +26
Permanent jobs citing QA 68 54 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 5.41% 4.18% 1.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.91% 38.85% 17.58%
Number of salaries quoted 53 42 12
Average salary £47,500 £68,750 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.90% +65.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £75,000 £43,300
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
131 139 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 10.43% 10.77% 8.68%
Number of salaries quoted 79 108 76
Average salary £42,500 £48,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.37% +10.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
Brentwood +16 28 £47,500 - 1
Harlow - 4 £43,000 -
Southend-on-Sea - 3 - - 3
Chelmsford -8 2 £24,500 -55.65%
Colchester +1 1 £31,500 -5.26% 1
Basildon -4 1 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 66 (48.89%) Finance
2 42 (31.11%) SDLC
3 33 (24.44%) HP Quality Center
4 30 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 30 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 30 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 28 (20.74%) Test Scripting
5 28 (20.74%) Microsoft
6 26 (19.26%) ISTQB
6 26 (19.26%) Software Delivery
7 25 (18.52%) SQL Server
8 24 (17.78%) MS Office
8 24 (17.78%) HP
8 24 (17.78%) SoapUI
9 21 (15.56%) Wealth Management
9 21 (15.56%) MS Excel
10 19 (14.07%) HP UFT
10 19 (14.07%) Middleware
10 19 (14.07%) SOAP
11 18 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (12.59%) SQL
13 16 (11.85%) C#
13 16 (11.85%) HTML
13 16 (11.85%) ISEB
13 16 (11.85%) Selenium
13 16 (11.85%) System Testing
14 15 (11.11%) Test Management
15 14 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (10.37%) XMLSpy

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 9 (6.67%) SAS
2 2 (1.48%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.74%) JBoss
Applications
1 24 (17.78%) MS Office
2 21 (15.56%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.22%) MS Project
4 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.44%) MultiFonds
2 4 (2.96%) AWD
2 4 (2.96%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (2.96%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.96%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (2.96%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (2.96%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (2.96%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.96%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (2.96%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.74%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.15%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (5.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (4.44%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.22%) Big Data
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (17.78%) SoapUI
2 19 (14.07%) HP UFT
3 18 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (11.85%) Selenium
5 14 (10.37%) XMLSpy
6 10 (7.41%) TestDirector
7 9 (6.67%) Visual Studio
8 7 (5.19%) JIRA
9 5 (3.70%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.22%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.74%) Redmine
11 1 (0.74%) DbUnit
11 1 (0.74%) JProfiler
11 1 (0.74%) Hudson
11 1 (0.74%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.74%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.74%) Rational Functional Tester
11 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.74%) Rational Rose
General
1 66 (48.89%) Finance
2 4 (2.96%) Banking
3 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.48%) Games
4 2 (1.48%) Legal
5 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.74%) Publishing
5 1 (0.74%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 65 (48.15%) Analyst
2 33 (24.44%) Test Analyst
3 24 (17.78%) Tester
3 24 (17.78%) QA Analyst
4 15 (11.11%) Developer
4 15 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 15 (11.11%) Software Tester
5 13 (9.63%) QA Tester
6 12 (8.89%) QA Test Analyst
7 11 (8.15%) Senior QA Manager
7 11 (8.15%) QA Manager
8 10 (7.41%) Systems Analyst
8 10 (7.41%) .NET Developer
9 9 (6.67%) Business Analyst
9 9 (6.67%) Applications Support
10 7 (5.19%) Test Manager
10 7 (5.19%) Support Analyst
11 6 (4.44%) Software Test Analyst
12 5 (3.70%) Senior Test Manager
12 5 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.07%) SOAP
1 19 (14.07%) Middleware
2 16 (11.85%) HTML
3 14 (10.37%) .NET
4 11 (8.15%) CSS
5 10 (7.41%) ASP.NET
5 10 (7.41%) Ajax
6 8 (5.93%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.70%) XML
8 3 (2.22%) Web Services
8 3 (2.22%) Silverlight
9 2 (1.48%) WCF
9 2 (1.48%) Struts
9 2 (1.48%) JSP
9 2 (1.48%) J2EE
9 2 (1.48%) XSD
9 2 (1.48%) XSL
9 2 (1.48%) XSLT
10 1 (0.74%) Swing
10 1 (0.74%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.93%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.19%) AS400
3 5 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.96%) Replication
5 2 (1.48%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.74%) EPoS
6 1 (0.74%) EMV
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) APACS
6 1 (0.74%) Physics
6 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.48%) Windows
1 2 (1.48%) Android
1 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (31.11%) SDLC
2 30 (22.22%) E-Commerce
2 30 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 30 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 28 (20.74%) Test Scripting
4 26 (19.26%) Software Delivery
5 21 (15.56%) Wealth Management
6 16 (11.85%) System Testing
7 15 (11.11%) Test Management
8 14 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (8.89%) Unit Testing
10 11 (8.15%) Waterfall
10 11 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (7.41%) Service Management
11 10 (7.41%) ITIL
11 10 (7.41%) Problem Management
12 9 (6.67%) Release Management
12 9 (6.67%) Change Control
12 9 (6.67%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.59%) SQL
2 16 (11.85%) C#
3 13 (9.63%) JavaScript
4 9 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 7 (5.19%) Java
6 5 (3.70%) VB
7 2 (1.48%) VBA
7 2 (1.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (19.26%) ISTQB
2 16 (11.85%) ISEB
3 13 (9.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.74%) SLA
1 1 (0.74%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 33 (24.44%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.22%) Puppet
2 3 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (20.74%) Microsoft
2 24 (17.78%) HP
3 11 (8.15%) Oracle
4 9 (6.67%) Sun
4 9 (6.67%) Infor
5 6 (4.44%) Business Objects
5 6 (4.44%) SAP
6 4 (2.96%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.74%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.74%) VeriFone
7 1 (0.74%) Gemalto
7 1 (0.74%) Ingenico
7 1 (0.74%) IBM
7 1 (0.74%) Citrix
7 1 (0.74%) NCR
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Millingham Consulting
Salary: Dependant on experience
Posted: 6 hours ago
Essex
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Salary: Competitve
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Highams
Salary: From £0 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, pension etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
Colchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Rayleigh
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
HMRC
Salary: From £35,232 to £39,643 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Southend-on-sea, Essex
HMRC
Posted: 16 days ago