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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 43 70
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +27
Permanent jobs citing QA 47 47 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.80% 4.46% 1.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.15% 41.23% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 28 24 9
Average salary £36,750 £40,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.12% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,950 £35,150 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £87,500 £51,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
130 114 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 10.51% 10.83% 7.65%
Number of salaries quoted 80 73 62
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,600 £68,755 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +4 29 £37,500 -57.14% 3
Basildon +9 3 £52,500 -16.00%
Colchester -4 3 £22,000 -33.33%
Hockley - 1 £24,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 48 (44.04%) Finance
2 38 (34.86%) ISTQB
3 34 (31.19%) HP Quality Center
4 28 (25.69%) HP
4 28 (25.69%) ISEB
4 28 (25.69%) Test Scripting
5 26 (23.85%) SQL
6 25 (22.94%) Test Automation
7 21 (19.27%) Selenium
7 21 (19.27%) E-Commerce
8 20 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (18.35%) SoapUI
9 19 (17.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 18 (16.51%) Software Testing
10 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
11 16 (14.68%) MS Excel
11 16 (14.68%) QuickTest Pro
11 16 (14.68%) SOAP
11 16 (14.68%) Manual Testing
12 15 (13.76%) Test Management
13 14 (12.84%) TestDirector
14 13 (11.93%) Project Management
14 13 (11.93%) Oracle
15 12 (11.01%) Automation Testing
16 11 (10.09%) Test Planning
16 11 (10.09%) Middleware
17 10 (9.17%) XMLSpy
17 10 (9.17%) BusinessObjects
17 10 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
17 10 (9.17%) Business Objects

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 3 (2.75%) JBoss
2 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (14.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.34%) MS Office
3 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.92%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) BusinessObjects
1 10 (9.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (19.27%) Selenium
2 20 (18.35%) SoapUI
3 16 (14.68%) QuickTest Pro
4 14 (12.84%) TestDirector
5 10 (9.17%) XMLSpy
5 10 (9.17%) JMeter
6 8 (7.34%) JIRA
6 8 (7.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (4.59%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.75%) DbUnit
8 3 (2.75%) JProfiler
8 3 (2.75%) Hudson
8 3 (2.75%) Redmine
8 3 (2.75%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.75%) Rational Functional Tester
8 3 (2.75%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.75%) Cactus
8 3 (2.75%) Maven
8 3 (2.75%) NUnit
8 3 (2.75%) ArgoUML
General
1 48 (44.04%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Legal
3 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.83%) Games
4 2 (1.83%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.83%) Automotive
5 1 (0.92%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (41.28%) Analyst
2 29 (26.61%) Test Analyst
3 21 (19.27%) QA Analyst
4 18 (16.51%) Tester
5 12 (11.01%) QA Test Analyst
6 11 (10.09%) Senior Manager
7 9 (8.26%) Software Tester
7 9 (8.26%) Test Manager
8 8 (7.34%) Project Manager
8 8 (7.34%) Technical Project Manager
8 8 (7.34%) Technical Manager
8 8 (7.34%) QA Specialist
9 7 (6.42%) Senior QA Manager
9 7 (6.42%) QA Manager
10 6 (5.50%) Manual Tester
10 6 (5.50%) QA Engineer
11 5 (4.59%) Team Leader
11 5 (4.59%) Test Specialist
11 5 (4.59%) Test Team Leader
11 5 (4.59%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.68%) SOAP
2 11 (10.09%) Middleware
3 10 (9.17%) .NET
4 8 (7.34%) HTML
5 4 (3.67%) XML
5 4 (3.67%) CSS
6 3 (2.75%) Java EE
6 3 (2.75%) Web Services
6 3 (2.75%) Swing
7 2 (1.83%) WCF
7 2 (1.83%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.92%) Ajax
8 1 (0.92%) J2EE
8 1 (0.92%) JSP
8 1 (0.92%) Struts
8 1 (0.92%) XSD
8 1 (0.92%) XSL
8 1 (0.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) AS400
2 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.59%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.67%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.75%) Open Source
6 1 (0.92%) APACS
6 1 (0.92%) EMV
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.69%) Test Scripting
2 25 (22.94%) Test Automation
3 21 (19.27%) E-Commerce
4 20 (18.35%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (16.51%) Software Testing
6 16 (14.68%) Manual Testing
7 15 (13.76%) Test Management
8 13 (11.93%) Project Management
9 12 (11.01%) Automation Testing
10 11 (10.09%) Test Planning
11 10 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (9.17%) ETL
11 10 (9.17%) Performance Testing
12 9 (8.26%) System Testing
12 9 (8.26%) Waterfall
13 8 (7.34%) Workflow
13 8 (7.34%) Regression Testing
13 8 (7.34%) Mentoring
13 8 (7.34%) Unit Testing
13 8 (7.34%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.85%) SQL
2 7 (6.42%) Java
3 6 (5.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.67%) C#
5 3 (2.75%) C
6 2 (1.83%) VB
7 1 (0.92%) Groovy
7 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (34.86%) ISTQB
2 28 (25.69%) ISEB
3 19 (17.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (9.17%) Degree
5 4 (3.67%) VCP4
6 3 (2.75%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.75%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.83%) SLA
3 1 (0.92%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 34 (31.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (25.69%) HP
2 18 (16.51%) Microsoft
3 13 (11.93%) Oracle
4 10 (9.17%) Business Objects
4 10 (9.17%) SAP
5 4 (3.67%) SunGard
6 3 (2.75%) IBM
7 1 (0.92%) VeriFone
7 1 (0.92%) Gemalto
7 1 (0.92%) Citrix
7 1 (0.92%) NCR
Brentwood, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + pension, bonus, private health
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Bonus, pension, medical, etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 6 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
QA Limited
Salary: £153.75 per week
Posted: 10 days ago
Rayleigh
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago