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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 46 66
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 76 45 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 6.08% 3.88% 1.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.90% 32.37% 34.04%
Number of salaries quoted 45 28 15
Average salary £52,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.41% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £31,900 £33,030
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £45,000 £41,400
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
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
141 139 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 11.27% 11.97% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 93 92 43
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Colchester +11 12 £38,500 +18.46%
Basildon +13 9 £70,000 +100.00% 1
Brentwood +4 8 £72,500 -
Southend-on-Sea - 3 - - 1
Chelmsford +4 2 £43,600 +9.00% 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 49 (38.58%) Finance
2 40 (31.50%) ISEB
2 40 (31.50%) ISTQB
3 36 (28.35%) HP Quality Center
4 35 (27.56%) HP
5 28 (22.05%) Performance Testing
6 27 (21.26%) SQL
7 26 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (19.69%) Project Management
8 25 (19.69%) Software Testing
8 25 (19.69%) Test Automation
9 24 (18.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (17.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 22 (17.32%) Test Management
11 17 (13.39%) Test Scripting
12 15 (11.81%) .NET
13 14 (11.02%) MS Excel
14 13 (10.24%) Selenium
14 13 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (9.45%) Degree
15 12 (9.45%) TestDirector
15 12 (9.45%) Java
15 12 (9.45%) JMeter
15 12 (9.45%) Scrum
16 11 (8.66%) Workflow
17 10 (7.87%) Microsoft
17 10 (7.87%) Oracle
17 10 (7.87%) Mentoring
18 8 (6.30%) Validation
18 8 (6.30%) Business Intelligence

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 3 (2.36%) JBoss
Applications
1 14 (11.02%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.51%) MS Office
3 3 (2.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Magento
1 1 (0.79%) VisionPLUS
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (3.94%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (3.15%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.79%) QlikView
4 1 (0.79%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (10.24%) Selenium
2 12 (9.45%) TestDirector
2 12 (9.45%) JMeter
3 7 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.15%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (3.15%) Hudson
4 4 (3.15%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.36%) FitNesse
5 3 (2.36%) ArgoUML
5 3 (2.36%) Maven
5 3 (2.36%) Cactus
5 3 (2.36%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (2.36%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.36%) JProfiler
5 3 (2.36%) DbUnit
5 3 (2.36%) Redmine
5 3 (2.36%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.36%) Ant
5 3 (2.36%) JUnit
5 3 (2.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (38.58%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Banking
3 4 (3.15%) Automotive
4 3 (2.36%) Local Government
4 3 (2.36%) Marketing
4 3 (2.36%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.57%) Legal
5 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.57%) Publishing
6 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (29.13%) Test Manager
2 23 (18.11%) Analyst
3 17 (13.39%) Performance Test Manager
3 17 (13.39%) Performance Manager
4 13 (10.24%) Programme Manager
5 12 (9.45%) QA Analyst
5 12 (9.45%) Tester
5 12 (9.45%) Senior Manager
6 11 (8.66%) Project Manager
6 11 (8.66%) Test Analyst
7 10 (7.87%) Designer
8 9 (7.09%) Lead Designer
9 8 (6.30%) QA Manager
9 8 (6.30%) Programme Test Manager
10 7 (5.51%) Consultant
11 6 (4.72%) Technical Project Manager
11 6 (4.72%) QA Tester
11 6 (4.72%) Technical Manager
11 6 (4.72%) QA Specialist
11 6 (4.72%) Senior QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.81%) .NET
2 6 (4.72%) Web Services
3 4 (3.15%) XML
4 3 (2.36%) .NET Remoting
4 3 (2.36%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.36%) Java EE
4 3 (2.36%) Swing
4 3 (2.36%) SOAP
5 2 (1.57%) CSS
5 2 (1.57%) HTML
5 2 (1.57%) jQuery
6 1 (0.79%) OAuth
6 1 (0.79%) WCF
6 1 (0.79%) JSON
6 1 (0.79%) RESTful
6 1 (0.79%) Underscore.js
6 1 (0.79%) Semantic HTML
6 1 (0.79%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.79%) REST
6 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.72%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.94%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.94%) AS400
4 3 (2.36%) Open Source
4 3 (2.36%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.36%) User Experience
5 2 (1.57%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.79%) iPhone
6 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.79%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.36%) UNIX
2 1 (0.79%) Android
2 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.05%) Performance Testing
2 26 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (19.69%) Project Management
3 25 (19.69%) Software Testing
3 25 (19.69%) Test Automation
4 24 (18.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (17.32%) Test Management
6 17 (13.39%) Test Scripting
7 12 (9.45%) Scrum
8 11 (8.66%) Workflow
9 10 (7.87%) Mentoring
10 8 (6.30%) Validation
10 8 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (6.30%) Coaching
10 8 (6.30%) Test Planning
10 8 (6.30%) Performance Management
10 8 (6.30%) Security Testing
11 7 (5.51%) Unit Testing
11 7 (5.51%) Business Analysis
11 7 (5.51%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.26%) SQL
2 12 (9.45%) Java
3 6 (4.72%) C#
4 5 (3.94%) C
5 3 (2.36%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.36%) C++
6 1 (0.79%) Groovy
6 1 (0.79%) Ruby
6 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.79%) Perl
6 1 (0.79%) PHP
6 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (31.50%) ISEB
1 40 (31.50%) ISTQB
2 22 (17.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (9.45%) Degree
4 2 (1.57%) CISM
4 2 (1.57%) CISSP
4 2 (1.57%) CSSLP
4 2 (1.57%) CEH
4 2 (1.57%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.57%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 36 (28.35%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.57%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 35 (27.56%) HP
2 10 (7.87%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.87%) Oracle
3 6 (4.72%) SAP
4 5 (3.94%) Business Objects
5 4 (3.15%) SunGard
6 3 (2.36%) IBM
7 2 (1.57%) Progress
8 1 (0.79%) Dell
8 1 (0.79%) JD Edwards
Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £70000 to £75000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Streamline Connections
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Rayleigh
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Essex
MRP Global
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Car allowance, health
Posted: 21 days ago