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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 60 76
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +16
Permanent jobs citing QA 67 30 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 5.78% 2.66% 1.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.92% 22.06% 23.64%
Number of salaries quoted 45 19 12
Average salary £55,000 £33,361 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+64.86% -4.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £31,500 £33,030
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £45,000 £44,800
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
122 136 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 10.52% 12.05% 5.87%
Number of salaries quoted 89 92 50
Average salary £50,000 £40,250 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.22% +10.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £21,050
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £47,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 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 2 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
(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 +7 8 £52,500 - 1
Colchester +3 8 £38,500 +16.91% 2
Basildon +11 7 £70,000 +100.00% 1
Chelmsford 0 2 £43,600 +9.00% 1
Thurrock - 1 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 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 43 (35.54%) Finance
2 38 (31.40%) HP Quality Center
3 37 (30.58%) ISEB
4 36 (29.75%) HP
4 36 (29.75%) ISTQB
5 30 (24.79%) Performance Testing
6 27 (22.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (20.66%) Project Management
8 22 (18.18%) SQL
8 22 (18.18%) Test Management
9 21 (17.36%) Software Testing
9 21 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (15.70%) Test Automation
10 19 (15.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 15 (12.40%) .NET
12 14 (11.57%) Test Scripting
13 11 (9.09%) MS Excel
13 11 (9.09%) Java
13 11 (9.09%) Scrum
13 11 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (8.26%) Workflow
14 10 (8.26%) TestDirector
15 9 (7.44%) Degree
15 9 (7.44%) Selenium
15 9 (7.44%) Oracle
16 8 (6.61%) Migration
16 8 (6.61%) OO
16 8 (6.61%) E-Commerce
16 8 (6.61%) Microsoft
16 8 (6.61%) Business Analysis

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 2 (1.65%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.83%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.79%) MS Office
3 3 (2.48%) MS Project
4 2 (1.65%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.65%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (2.48%) Magento
2 1 (0.83%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.83%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.48%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.83%) QlikView
3 1 (0.83%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (8.26%) TestDirector
2 9 (7.44%) Selenium
3 7 (5.79%) JMeter
4 5 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.31%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.48%) Hudson
6 3 (2.48%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.48%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.65%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (1.65%) FitNesse
7 2 (1.65%) Rational Rose
7 2 (1.65%) Ant
7 2 (1.65%) JUnit
7 2 (1.65%) NUnit
7 2 (1.65%) ArgoUML
7 2 (1.65%) Maven
7 2 (1.65%) Cactus
7 2 (1.65%) DbUnit
7 2 (1.65%) SoapUI
General
1 43 (35.54%) Finance
2 7 (5.79%) Banking
3 6 (4.96%) Marketing
4 4 (3.31%) Automotive
5 3 (2.48%) Local Government
6 2 (1.65%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.65%) Publishing
7 1 (0.83%) Legal
7 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.83%) Advertising
7 1 (0.83%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (33.88%) Test Manager
2 20 (16.53%) Performance Manager
2 20 (16.53%) Performance Test Manager
3 15 (12.40%) Analyst
4 14 (11.57%) Senior Manager
4 14 (11.57%) Programme Manager
5 13 (10.74%) Tester
6 10 (8.26%) Project Manager
6 10 (8.26%) QA Manager
6 10 (8.26%) Designer
7 9 (7.44%) Programme Test Manager
7 9 (7.44%) QA Analyst
7 9 (7.44%) Lead Designer
8 8 (6.61%) Senior QA Manager
9 7 (5.79%) Consultant
9 7 (5.79%) Developer
9 7 (5.79%) Test Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) QA Tester
10 5 (4.13%) Business Consultant
10 5 (4.13%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.40%) .NET
2 6 (4.96%) CSS
2 6 (4.96%) HTML
3 5 (4.13%) Web Services
3 5 (4.13%) jQuery
4 3 (2.48%) .NET Remoting
4 3 (2.48%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.48%) XML
4 3 (2.48%) SOAP
4 3 (2.48%) JSON
5 2 (1.65%) Backbone.js
5 2 (1.65%) Swing
5 2 (1.65%) Java EE
5 2 (1.65%) XHTML
5 2 (1.65%) Ajax
6 1 (0.83%) OAuth
6 1 (0.83%) RESTful
6 1 (0.83%) REST
6 1 (0.83%) PhoneGap
6 1 (0.83%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.96%) User Experience
3 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.13%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.48%) AS400
4 3 (2.48%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.65%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.65%) iPhone
5 2 (1.65%) Open Source
6 1 (0.83%) iPad
6 1 (0.83%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.48%) UNIX
1 3 (2.48%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.65%) Android
3 1 (0.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.79%) Performance Testing
2 27 (22.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (20.66%) Project Management
4 22 (18.18%) Test Management
5 21 (17.36%) Software Testing
5 21 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (15.70%) Test Automation
7 14 (11.57%) Test Scripting
8 11 (9.09%) Scrum
9 10 (8.26%) Workflow
10 8 (6.61%) OO
10 8 (6.61%) E-Commerce
10 8 (6.61%) Migration
10 8 (6.61%) Business Analysis
11 7 (5.79%) PRINCE2
12 6 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (4.96%) MVC
12 6 (4.96%) Security Testing
12 6 (4.96%) Performance Management
12 6 (4.96%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.18%) SQL
2 11 (9.09%) Java
3 6 (4.96%) C#
4 5 (4.13%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.31%) C
6 3 (2.48%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.48%) C++
6 3 (2.48%) PHP
7 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.83%) Perl
7 1 (0.83%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.83%) VBA
7 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (30.58%) ISEB
2 36 (29.75%) ISTQB
3 19 (15.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (7.44%) Degree
5 2 (1.65%) CISSP
5 2 (1.65%) CISM
5 2 (1.65%) CEH
5 2 (1.65%) CSSLP
6 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 38 (31.40%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.65%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 36 (29.75%) HP
2 9 (7.44%) Oracle
3 8 (6.61%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.79%) SAP
5 4 (3.31%) Adobe
6 3 (2.48%) SunGard
6 3 (2.48%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.48%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.65%) JBoss
7 2 (1.65%) Progress
7 2 (1.65%) IBM
8 1 (0.83%) Dell
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Candidate Source
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Posted: 6 hours ago
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Posted: 23 hours ago
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Salary: £70000 to £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Car allowance, health
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £37.5k - 42.5k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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