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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 25 45 75
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +30
Permanent jobs citing QA 87 64 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 7.10% 4.52% 1.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.24% 42.95% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 73 46 9
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% +12.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,100 £33,750 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £75,000 £48,600
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
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
152 149 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 12.40% 10.52% 6.88%
Number of salaries quoted 105 110 64
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% +6.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 2 June 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 2 June 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
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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
Brentwood +26 42 £47,500 -
Harlow - 4 £43,000 -
Chelmsford -1 2 £24,500 -65.00%
Colchester -14 2 £26,750 -21.32%
Basildon -4 1 - -
Billericay - 1 £42,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 46 (34.07%) SDLC
3 34 (25.19%) HP Quality Center
4 33 (24.44%) E-Commerce
5 28 (20.74%) Software Delivery
5 28 (20.74%) Test Scripting
6 27 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 26 (19.26%) Software Testing
7 26 (19.26%) ISTQB
7 26 (19.26%) SoapUI
7 26 (19.26%) Test Automation
8 25 (18.52%) HP
9 24 (17.78%) SQL Server
10 23 (17.04%) MS Office
11 22 (16.30%) SOAP
12 21 (15.56%) QuickTest Pro
12 21 (15.56%) Wealth Management
13 20 (14.81%) MS Excel
13 20 (14.81%) SQL
14 19 (14.07%) HTML
14 19 (14.07%) Selenium
15 17 (12.59%) System Testing
15 17 (12.59%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (11.85%) JavaScript
16 16 (11.85%) ISEB
16 16 (11.85%) Middleware
17 15 (11.11%) XMLSpy
17 15 (11.11%) C#
17 15 (11.11%) Test Management
18 14 (10.37%) .NET

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 8 (5.93%) SAS
2 2 (1.48%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.74%) JBoss
Applications
1 23 (17.04%) MS Office
2 20 (14.81%) 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%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.96%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (2.96%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.96%) Oracle Financials
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
3 3 (2.22%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.74%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.78%) 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
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (19.26%) SoapUI
2 21 (15.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (14.07%) Selenium
4 17 (12.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (11.11%) XMLSpy
6 9 (6.67%) Visual Studio
6 9 (6.67%) TestDirector
7 8 (5.93%) JIRA
8 5 (3.70%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.74%) Hudson
9 1 (0.74%) DbUnit
9 1 (0.74%) Redmine
9 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.74%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.74%) ArgoUML
9 1 (0.74%) Maven
9 1 (0.74%) Cactus
9 1 (0.74%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.74%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 66 (48.89%) Finance
2 4 (2.96%) Banking
3 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.22%) Legal
4 2 (1.48%) Games
5 1 (0.74%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (48.15%) Analyst
2 34 (25.19%) Test Analyst
3 24 (17.78%) Tester
4 23 (17.04%) QA Analyst
5 16 (11.85%) Software Tester
6 15 (11.11%) Senior Manager
6 15 (11.11%) Developer
7 13 (9.63%) QA Test Analyst
7 13 (9.63%) QA Tester
8 11 (8.15%) Senior QA Manager
8 11 (8.15%) QA Manager
8 11 (8.15%) Systems Analyst
9 10 (7.41%) Business Analyst
9 10 (7.41%) .NET Developer
10 8 (5.93%) Applications Support
11 7 (5.19%) Test Manager
11 7 (5.19%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (4.44%) Support Analyst
12 6 (4.44%) Software Test Analyst
12 6 (4.44%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.30%) SOAP
2 19 (14.07%) HTML
3 16 (11.85%) Middleware
4 14 (10.37%) .NET
4 14 (10.37%) CSS
5 10 (7.41%) ASP.NET
5 10 (7.41%) Ajax
6 8 (5.93%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.96%) XML
8 3 (2.22%) Silverlight
8 3 (2.22%) Web Services
9 2 (1.48%) Struts
9 2 (1.48%) JSP
9 2 (1.48%) XSD
9 2 (1.48%) XSL
9 2 (1.48%) XSLT
9 2 (1.48%) J2EE
9 2 (1.48%) WCF
10 1 (0.74%) Java EE
10 1 (0.74%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.93%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.44%) AS400
3 4 (2.96%) Replication
3 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.74%) Physics
4 1 (0.74%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.74%) EPoS
4 1 (0.74%) EMV
4 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.74%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.48%) Windows
1 2 (1.48%) Android
1 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (34.07%) SDLC
2 33 (24.44%) E-Commerce
3 28 (20.74%) Software Delivery
3 28 (20.74%) Test Scripting
4 26 (19.26%) Software Testing
4 26 (19.26%) Test Automation
5 21 (15.56%) Wealth Management
6 17 (12.59%) 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%) Manual Testing
10 11 (8.15%) Waterfall
10 11 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (7.41%) ITIL
11 10 (7.41%) Service Management
11 10 (7.41%) Problem Management
11 10 (7.41%) Automation Testing
12 9 (6.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.81%) SQL
2 16 (11.85%) JavaScript
3 15 (11.11%) C#
4 9 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 4 (2.96%) VB
6 3 (2.22%) Java
7 1 (0.74%) VBA
7 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (19.26%) ISTQB
2 16 (11.85%) ISEB
3 12 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.74%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 34 (25.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (18.52%) HP
3 11 (8.15%) Oracle
4 8 (5.93%) Sun
4 8 (5.93%) Infor
5 6 (4.44%) Business Objects
5 6 (4.44%) SAP
6 4 (2.96%) Pegasus
7 1 (0.74%) Ingenico
7 1 (0.74%) VeriFone
7 1 (0.74%) Gemalto
7 1 (0.74%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.74%) IBM
7 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.74%) Citrix
7 1 (0.74%) NCR
Essex
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £49,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago