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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 36 75
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +39
Permanent jobs citing QA 59 70 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 4.73% 5.63% 0.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.45% 50.36% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 42 44 5
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £34,300 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £74,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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
139 139 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 11.14% 11.17% 6.70%
Number of salaries quoted 95 98 59
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,840 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
(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 +15 38 £40,000 -54.92% 3
Colchester -9 4 £22,000 -35.29%
Basildon +2 2 £52,500 -16.00%
Billericay - 1 £42,000 -
Hockley - 1 £24,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 47 (43.52%) Finance
2 33 (30.56%) HP Quality Center
3 31 (28.70%) ISTQB
4 27 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 26 (24.07%) SQL
6 25 (23.15%) HP
6 25 (23.15%) Test Scripting
6 25 (23.15%) SoapUI
7 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
8 21 (19.44%) Test Automation
8 21 (19.44%) Selenium
9 20 (18.52%) Software Testing
9 20 (18.52%) QuickTest Pro
10 19 (17.59%) SOAP
11 18 (16.67%) ISEB
11 18 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 18 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (15.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 16 (14.81%) Manual Testing
14 14 (12.96%) Test Management
14 14 (12.96%) Middleware
15 13 (12.04%) XMLSpy
15 13 (12.04%) Automation Testing
16 12 (11.11%) MS Office
16 12 (11.11%) HTML
16 12 (11.11%) Oracle
17 11 (10.19%) .NET
17 11 (10.19%) Project Management
18 10 (9.26%) ETL
18 10 (9.26%) Business Intelligence

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (2.78%) JBoss
2 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 12 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) AWD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
1 9 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (23.15%) SoapUI
2 21 (19.44%) Selenium
3 20 (18.52%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (12.04%) XMLSpy
5 10 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (8.33%) TestDirector
6 9 (8.33%) JIRA
6 9 (8.33%) JMeter
7 5 (4.63%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.78%) DbUnit
8 3 (2.78%) JProfiler
8 3 (2.78%) Redmine
8 3 (2.78%) Hudson
8 3 (2.78%) Ant
8 3 (2.78%) JUnit
8 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.78%) Rational Rose
8 3 (2.78%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.78%) Rational Functional Tester
8 3 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (43.52%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Legal
3 3 (2.78%) Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.85%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.93%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 47 (43.52%) Analyst
2 31 (28.70%) Test Analyst
3 21 (19.44%) QA Analyst
4 17 (15.74%) Tester
5 14 (12.96%) QA Test Analyst
6 10 (9.26%) Software Tester
7 9 (8.33%) Senior Manager
8 8 (7.41%) QA Manager
8 8 (7.41%) Senior QA Manager
8 8 (7.41%) QA Specialist
9 7 (6.48%) QA Engineer
9 7 (6.48%) Developer
10 6 (5.56%) Manual Tester
11 5 (4.63%) Test Engineer
11 5 (4.63%) Software Engineer
11 5 (4.63%) Project Manager
11 5 (4.63%) Business Analyst
11 5 (4.63%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (4.63%) Technical Project Manager
11 5 (4.63%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.59%) SOAP
2 14 (12.96%) Middleware
3 12 (11.11%) HTML
4 11 (10.19%) .NET
5 7 (6.48%) CSS
6 5 (4.63%) XML
7 4 (3.70%) Ajax
7 4 (3.70%) Web Services
8 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.78%) Java EE
8 3 (2.78%) Swing
8 3 (2.78%) Silverlight
9 2 (1.85%) WCF
9 2 (1.85%) XSD
9 2 (1.85%) XSL
9 2 (1.85%) XSLT
9 2 (1.85%) Struts
9 2 (1.85%) JSP
9 2 (1.85%) J2EE
10 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) AS400
2 6 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.63%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.78%) Open Source
5 1 (0.93%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.93%) APACS
5 1 (0.93%) EPoS
5 1 (0.93%) EMV
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 25 (23.15%) Test Scripting
3 21 (19.44%) Test Automation
4 20 (18.52%) Software Testing
5 18 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (14.81%) Manual Testing
7 14 (12.96%) Test Management
8 13 (12.04%) Automation Testing
9 11 (10.19%) Project Management
10 10 (9.26%) ETL
10 10 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (9.26%) Unit Testing
10 10 (9.26%) Test Planning
10 10 (9.26%) System Testing
11 9 (8.33%) Mentoring
12 8 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (6.48%) Regression Testing
13 7 (6.48%) Performance Testing
13 7 (6.48%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.07%) SQL
2 9 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (7.41%) C#
4 7 (6.48%) Java
5 4 (3.70%) VB
6 3 (2.78%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.85%) C
8 1 (0.93%) Groovy
8 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (28.70%) ISTQB
2 18 (16.67%) ISEB
3 17 (15.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (8.33%) Degree
5 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 33 (30.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (23.15%) HP
2 22 (20.37%) Microsoft
3 12 (11.11%) Oracle
4 9 (8.33%) Business Objects
4 9 (8.33%) SAP
5 3 (2.78%) IBM
6 2 (1.85%) Sun
6 2 (1.85%) SunGard
6 2 (1.85%) Infor
7 1 (0.93%) VeriFone
7 1 (0.93%) Gemalto
7 1 (0.93%) Citrix
7 1 (0.93%) NCR
7 1 (0.93%) EPiServer
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