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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 39 48
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 70 77 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 6.94% 5.92% 4.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.56% 51.68% 43.75%
Number of salaries quoted 52 64 51
Median salary £50,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.27% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £31,450 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £70,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
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
126 149 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 12.50% 11.45% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 88 106 121
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,791 £30,000 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -1 26 £55,000 +26.43%
Basildon -1 5 £33,750 -35.71%
Loughton - 2 £37,500 -
Colchester -2 1 £30,319 +37.81%
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 103 (68.67%) Finance
2 81 (54.00%) Wealth Management
3 71 (47.33%) Workflow
4 69 (46.00%) .NET
5 64 (42.67%) C#
6 63 (42.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 61 (40.67%) SQL Server
8 57 (38.00%) Visual Studio
8 57 (38.00%) ASP.NET
9 56 (37.33%) Ajax
10 55 (36.67%) VB.NET
10 55 (36.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 55 (36.67%) Unit Testing
11 48 (32.00%) SDLC
12 37 (24.67%) ISTQB
13 35 (23.33%) SQL
14 30 (20.00%) Software Delivery
15 28 (18.67%) HTML
15 28 (18.67%) JavaScript
15 28 (18.67%) CSS
16 26 (17.33%) Software Testing
16 26 (17.33%) Mobile App
17 25 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
17 25 (16.67%) Straight-Through Processing
17 25 (16.67%) .NET Framework
17 25 (16.67%) OOD
17 25 (16.67%) HP
17 25 (16.67%) ISEB
17 25 (16.67%) HP UFT
18 24 (16.00%) Test Automation

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 5 (3.33%) JBoss
2 2 (1.33%) SAS
3 1 (0.67%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (11.33%) MS Office
2 16 (10.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.67%) MS Project
3 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.33%) MultiFonds
1 5 (3.33%) Sonata
2 2 (1.33%) Infor SunSystems
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (40.67%) SQL Server
2 55 (36.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.67%) MySQL
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 63 (42.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 57 (38.00%) Visual Studio
3 25 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 23 (15.33%) Selenium
5 16 (10.67%) SoapUI
6 12 (8.00%) JIRA
7 10 (6.67%) JMeter
8 9 (6.00%) LoadRunner
8 9 (6.00%) WebDriver
9 8 (5.33%) TestDirector
10 7 (4.67%) Cucumber
11 5 (3.33%) Ant
11 5 (3.33%) JUnit
11 5 (3.33%) Maven
11 5 (3.33%) NUnit
12 4 (2.67%) Cactus
12 4 (2.67%) DbUnit
12 4 (2.67%) JIRA Agile
12 4 (2.67%) Rational Functional Tester
13 3 (2.00%) Git (software)
General
1 103 (68.67%) Finance
2 7 (4.67%) Legal
3 2 (1.33%) Advertising
3 2 (1.33%) Back Office
3 2 (1.33%) Banking
3 2 (1.33%) Front Office
3 2 (1.33%) Law
3 2 (1.33%) Publishing
4 1 (0.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 42 (28.00%) Analyst
2 35 (23.33%) Developer
3 34 (22.67%) .NET Developer
4 27 (18.00%) QA Analyst
5 23 (15.33%) Technical Leader
6 18 (12.00%) Tester
7 17 (11.33%) Consultant
7 17 (11.33%) Technical Consultant
8 16 (10.67%) Test Analyst
9 15 (10.00%) SQL Developer
9 15 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
10 12 (8.00%) QA Tester
11 10 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
11 10 (6.67%) Test Engineer
12 8 (5.33%) QA Engineer
12 8 (5.33%) QA Specialist
13 6 (4.00%) Business Manager
13 6 (4.00%) Business Project Manager
13 6 (4.00%) Financial Services Project Manager
13 6 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (46.00%) .NET
2 57 (38.00%) ASP.NET
3 56 (37.33%) Ajax
4 28 (18.67%) CSS
4 28 (18.67%) HTML
5 25 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 15 (10.00%) SOAP
7 6 (4.00%) Web Services
8 5 (3.33%) Java EE
8 5 (3.33%) Swing
9 4 (2.67%) REST
10 3 (2.00%) CSS3
10 3 (2.00%) HTML5
10 3 (2.00%) jQuery
11 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.33%) RESTful
11 2 (1.33%) Silverlight
11 2 (1.33%) WPF
12 1 (0.67%) JSON
12 1 (0.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.33%) Mobile App
2 18 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.33%) AS400
5 4 (2.67%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.00%) Windows
2 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (54.00%) Wealth Management
2 71 (47.33%) Workflow
3 55 (36.67%) Unit Testing
4 48 (32.00%) SDLC
5 30 (20.00%) Software Delivery
6 26 (17.33%) Software Testing
7 25 (16.67%) OOD
7 25 (16.67%) Straight-Through Processing
8 24 (16.00%) Test Automation
9 22 (14.67%) Mentoring
10 21 (14.00%) Automated Testing
10 21 (14.00%) Test Scripting
11 20 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (8.67%) PRINCE2
13 12 (8.00%) E-Commerce
13 12 (8.00%) Performance Testing
13 12 (8.00%) Test Strategy
14 11 (7.33%) Regression Testing
15 10 (6.67%) Line Management
16 9 (6.00%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 64 (42.67%) C#
2 55 (36.67%) VB.NET
3 35 (23.33%) SQL
4 28 (18.67%) JavaScript
5 22 (14.67%) Java
6 10 (6.67%) VBA
7 2 (1.33%) Ruby
7 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (24.67%) ISTQB
2 25 (16.67%) ISEB
3 19 (12.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (12.00%) Degree
5 4 (2.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.67%) HNC
6 1 (0.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (8.67%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (5.33%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 25 (16.67%) HP
2 16 (10.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.00%) Citrix
4 8 (5.33%) Oracle
5 4 (2.67%) IBM
6 2 (1.33%) Infor
6 2 (1.33%) SAP
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