The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 35 61
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +26
Permanent jobs citing QA 40 83 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 4.25% 7.05% 3.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.04% 49.11% 30.30%
Number of salaries quoted 27 54 21
Median salary £47,500 £52,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,700 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
108 169 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 11.48% 14.35% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 72 98 85
Median salary £43,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,980 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £55,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +3.52%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of job ads across the Essex region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Essex

QA
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood -4 12 £47,500 -17.39%
Chelmsford -2 9 £110,000 -
Harlow - 1 £37,500 - 1
Stanford-le-Hope - 1 £35,500 -
Witham - 1 £30,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for QA.

1 79 (57.25%) Wealth Management
2 75 (54.35%) Finance
3 69 (50.00%) Workflow
4 67 (48.55%) .NET
5 61 (44.20%) SDLC
6 46 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 46 (33.33%) C#
7 43 (31.16%) SQL Server
8 41 (29.71%) Visual Studio
9 40 (28.99%) Unit Testing
10 39 (28.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 39 (28.26%) ASP.NET
10 39 (28.26%) Ajax
11 38 (27.54%) Project Management
12 36 (26.09%) CSS
13 35 (25.36%) SQL Server 2012
14 34 (24.64%) JavaScript
15 32 (23.19%) HTML
16 30 (21.74%) VB.NET
16 30 (21.74%) OOD
16 30 (21.74%) .NET Framework
17 27 (19.57%) Software Testing
17 27 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
18 26 (18.84%) System Testing
19 24 (17.39%) Requirements Analysis
19 24 (17.39%) Risk Management
19 24 (17.39%) Process Management
19 24 (17.39%) Regression Testing
20 18 (13.04%) Waterfall
21 17 (12.32%) Software Delivery

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 7 (5.07%) MS Excel
1 7 (5.07%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (7.25%) Sonata
2 1 (0.72%) Magento
2 1 (0.72%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.90%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (31.16%) SQL Server
2 39 (28.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (25.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.90%) MS Access
5 1 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 46 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 41 (29.71%) Visual Studio
3 9 (6.52%) LoadRunner
3 9 (6.52%) SoapUI
4 7 (5.07%) Cucumber
4 7 (5.07%) Selenium
5 6 (4.35%) HP UFT
5 6 (4.35%) WebDriver
6 5 (3.62%) Eclipse
6 5 (3.62%) Gradle
6 5 (3.62%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.62%) Maven
7 2 (1.45%) JBehave
7 2 (1.45%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.45%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.45%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
General
1 75 (54.35%) Finance
2 5 (3.62%) Legal
3 3 (2.17%) Automotive
3 3 (2.17%) Electronics
4 2 (1.45%) Law
5 1 (0.72%) Advertising
5 1 (0.72%) Back Office
5 1 (0.72%) Front Office
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (26.09%) Developer
2 30 (21.74%) .NET Developer
2 30 (21.74%) VB.NET Developer
3 28 (20.29%) Project Manager
4 24 (17.39%) Business Manager
4 24 (17.39%) Business Project Manager
4 24 (17.39%) Tester
5 15 (10.87%) .NET Software Developer
5 15 (10.87%) QA Tester
6 14 (10.14%) Analyst
7 12 (8.70%) Software Tester
8 11 (7.97%) Software Project Manager
8 11 (7.97%) Software QA Tester
9 10 (7.25%) Technical Leader
10 9 (6.52%) Head of Testing
10 9 (6.52%) SQL Developer
10 9 (6.52%) SQL Server Developer
11 8 (5.80%) QA Analyst
11 8 (5.80%) Team Leader
12 7 (5.07%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (48.55%) .NET
2 39 (28.26%) Ajax
2 39 (28.26%) ASP.NET
3 36 (26.09%) CSS
4 32 (23.19%) HTML
5 30 (21.74%) .NET Framework
6 5 (3.62%) J2EE
6 5 (3.62%) SOAP
7 4 (2.90%) Web Services
8 2 (1.45%) BAPI
8 2 (1.45%) JSON
8 2 (1.45%) RESTful
8 2 (1.45%) SAP Smart Forms
9 1 (0.72%) HTML5
9 1 (0.72%) LAMP
9 1 (0.72%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.59%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.07%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.45%) AS400
3 2 (1.45%) Fintech
3 2 (1.45%) Infotainment
4 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.17%) Windows
2 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (57.25%) Wealth Management
2 69 (50.00%) Workflow
3 61 (44.20%) SDLC
4 40 (28.99%) Unit Testing
5 38 (27.54%) Project Management
6 30 (21.74%) OOD
7 27 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (19.57%) Software Testing
8 26 (18.84%) System Testing
9 24 (17.39%) Process Management
9 24 (17.39%) Regression Testing
9 24 (17.39%) Requirements Analysis
9 24 (17.39%) Risk Management
10 18 (13.04%) Waterfall
11 17 (12.32%) Software Delivery
12 16 (11.59%) Scrum
12 16 (11.59%) Straight-Through Processing
13 11 (7.97%) Automated Testing
14 10 (7.25%) Asset Management
15 9 (6.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 46 (33.33%) C#
2 34 (24.64%) JavaScript
3 30 (21.74%) VB.NET
4 11 (7.97%) Java
4 11 (7.97%) SQL
5 5 (3.62%) VBA
6 3 (2.17%) PHP
7 2 (1.45%) ABAP
7 2 (1.45%) SAPscript
8 1 (0.72%) C
8 1 (0.72%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (10.87%) ISTQB
2 14 (10.14%) ISEB
3 11 (7.97%) Degree
4 6 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.72%) HNC
5 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.17%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (3.62%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (9.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.25%) HP
3 5 (3.62%) Citrix
4 2 (1.45%) SAP
5 1 (0.72%) Apple
5 1 (0.72%) Demandware
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