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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 24 41 29
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 77 56 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 7.62% 4.31% 6.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.69% 36.13% 55.12%
Number of salaries quoted 54 33 48
Median salary £62,500 £47,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% -32.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £36,000 £38,700
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
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
129 155 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 12.77% 11.94% 11.43%
Number of salaries quoted 100 85 96
Median salary £52,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £30,600 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £75,000 £64,300
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 59 £70,000 +33.33% 1
Colchester - 3 £60,000 -
Witham - 2 £32,000 -
Basildon +2 1 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 72 (63.72%) Wealth Management
2 60 (53.10%) Finance
3 55 (48.67%) Workflow
4 53 (46.90%) SDLC
5 37 (32.74%) .NET
6 30 (26.55%) C#
6 30 (26.55%) Software Testing
7 29 (25.66%) Straight-Through Processing
7 29 (25.66%) Mobile App
8 27 (23.89%) Software Delivery
9 25 (22.12%) Unit Testing
10 22 (19.47%) JavaScript
10 22 (19.47%) SQL Server
11 21 (18.58%) HTML
11 21 (18.58%) ASP.NET
11 21 (18.58%) CSS
11 21 (18.58%) Automated Testing
12 20 (17.70%) .NET Framework
13 19 (16.81%) VB.NET
13 19 (16.81%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (16.81%) Mentoring
14 18 (15.93%) Visual Studio
14 18 (15.93%) Ajax
15 17 (15.04%) ISTQB
15 17 (15.04%) SQL Server 2008
16 16 (14.16%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (14.16%) OOD
17 15 (13.27%) Project Management
17 15 (13.27%) ISEB
18 14 (12.39%) Sonata

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.77%) JBoss
2 1 (0.88%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.77%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (12.39%) Sonata
2 13 (11.50%) MultiFonds
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.47%) SQL Server
2 17 (15.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (14.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.88%) MySQL
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 19 (16.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (15.93%) Visual Studio
3 11 (9.73%) LoadRunner
4 8 (7.08%) SoapUI
5 6 (5.31%) Selenium
6 5 (4.42%) HP UFT
7 3 (2.65%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.77%) Ant
8 2 (1.77%) JIRA
8 2 (1.77%) Maven
9 1 (0.88%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.88%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.88%) git-flow
9 1 (0.88%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.88%) JUnit
9 1 (0.88%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (0.88%) Subversion
9 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 60 (53.10%) Finance
2 9 (7.96%) Legal
3 1 (0.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (18.58%) Tester
2 16 (14.16%) Developer
2 16 (14.16%) QA Tester
3 15 (13.27%) Analyst
3 15 (13.27%) Software QA Tester
3 15 (13.27%) Software Tester
4 14 (12.39%) Technical Leader
5 11 (9.73%) .NET Developer
6 10 (8.85%) Business Manager
6 10 (8.85%) Business Project Manager
6 10 (8.85%) Project Manager
7 9 (7.96%) VB.NET Developer
8 8 (7.08%) QA Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) Financial Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) Service Analyst
9 7 (6.19%) Software Project Manager
10 6 (5.31%) QA Leader
11 5 (4.42%) Head of Analysis
11 5 (4.42%) Head of Business Analysis
11 5 (4.42%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (32.74%) .NET
2 21 (18.58%) ASP.NET
2 21 (18.58%) CSS
2 21 (18.58%) HTML
3 20 (17.70%) .NET Framework
4 18 (15.93%) Ajax
5 7 (6.19%) SOAP
6 3 (2.65%) BAPI
6 3 (2.65%) SAP Smart Forms
7 2 (1.77%) Java EE
7 2 (1.77%) JSON
8 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.88%) CSS3
8 1 (0.88%) HTML5
8 1 (0.88%) jQuery
8 1 (0.88%) RESTful
8 1 (0.88%) Swing
8 1 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.66%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.19%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.65%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.88%) Linux
1 1 (0.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (63.72%) Wealth Management
2 55 (48.67%) Workflow
3 53 (46.90%) SDLC
4 30 (26.55%) Software Testing
5 29 (25.66%) Straight-Through Processing
6 27 (23.89%) Software Delivery
7 25 (22.12%) Unit Testing
8 21 (18.58%) Automated Testing
9 19 (16.81%) Mentoring
10 16 (14.16%) OOD
11 15 (13.27%) Project Management
12 13 (11.50%) Test Automation
12 13 (11.50%) Waterfall
13 11 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (9.73%) Risk Management
13 11 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (9.73%) Test Strategy
14 10 (8.85%) Process Management
14 10 (8.85%) Regression Testing
14 10 (8.85%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.55%) C#
2 22 (19.47%) JavaScript
3 19 (16.81%) VB.NET
4 12 (10.62%) SQL
5 11 (9.73%) Java
6 7 (6.19%) VBA
7 4 (3.54%) C
8 3 (2.65%) ABAP
8 3 (2.65%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.88%) C++
9 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (15.04%) ISTQB
2 15 (13.27%) ISEB
3 7 (6.19%) Degree
4 5 (4.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.88%) HNC
7 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (8.85%) HP
2 7 (6.19%) Citrix
3 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.65%) Oracle
3 3 (2.65%) SAP
4 1 (0.88%) IBM
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