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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 36 47
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 37 72 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.64% 5.79% 4.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.57% 47.06% 38.67%
Number of salaries quoted 30 59 43
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -29.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £30,800 £35,200
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
89 153 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 8.76% 12.31% 11.24%
Number of salaries quoted 71 91 113
Median salary £43,750 £43,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.74% -7.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 0 19 £47,500 - 1
Colchester +1 5 £42,500 +34.92%
Basildon +8 3 £33,750 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 71 (64.55%) Finance
2 64 (58.18%) Wealth Management
3 48 (43.64%) .NET
4 46 (41.82%) C#
5 45 (40.91%) Workflow
6 42 (38.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (37.27%) SQL Server
8 40 (36.36%) SDLC
9 39 (35.45%) Visual Studio
9 39 (35.45%) ASP.NET
10 38 (34.55%) Ajax
11 37 (33.64%) VB.NET
11 37 (33.64%) Unit Testing
11 37 (33.64%) SQL Server 2008
12 29 (26.36%) ISTQB
13 28 (25.45%) Software Testing
14 27 (24.55%) Software Delivery
15 26 (23.64%) SQL
16 24 (21.82%) Automated Testing
17 22 (20.00%) JavaScript
17 22 (20.00%) HTML
17 22 (20.00%) CSS
18 19 (17.27%) .NET Framework
18 19 (17.27%) OOD
18 19 (17.27%) SQL Server 2012
19 18 (16.36%) ISEB
20 16 (14.55%) Mentoring
21 15 (13.64%) HP
22 14 (12.73%) Java
22 14 (12.73%) Selenium

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 (1.82%) JBoss
2 1 (0.91%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (8.18%) MS Office
2 8 (7.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.91%) MS Project
3 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (10.91%) MultiFonds
1 12 (10.91%) Sonata
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.91%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (37.27%) SQL Server
2 37 (33.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (17.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.91%) MySQL
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 42 (38.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (35.45%) Visual Studio
3 14 (12.73%) Selenium
4 12 (10.91%) HP UFT
5 11 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 9 (8.18%) LoadRunner
7 5 (4.55%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.64%) JIRA
8 4 (3.64%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.73%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.73%) TestDirector
10 2 (1.82%) Ant
10 2 (1.82%) Gerrit
10 2 (1.82%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.82%) JMeter
10 2 (1.82%) Maven
10 2 (1.82%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.82%) XMLSpy
11 1 (0.91%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.91%) FitNesse
General
1 71 (64.55%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Legal
3 2 (1.82%) Advertising
3 2 (1.82%) Law
3 2 (1.82%) Publishing
4 1 (0.91%) Back Office
4 1 (0.91%) Electronics
4 1 (0.91%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 23 (20.91%) Analyst
1 23 (20.91%) Developer
2 22 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 22 (20.00%) Tester
3 17 (15.45%) Technical Leader
4 16 (14.55%) QA Tester
5 13 (11.82%) Software QA Tester
5 13 (11.82%) Software Tester
6 11 (10.00%) Consultant
6 11 (10.00%) QA Analyst
6 11 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
7 10 (9.09%) QA Engineer
7 10 (9.09%) SQL Developer
7 10 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
7 10 (9.09%) Test Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Software Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Software Test Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Test Engineer
8 6 (5.45%) Test Leader
9 5 (4.55%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (43.64%) .NET
2 39 (35.45%) ASP.NET
3 38 (34.55%) Ajax
4 22 (20.00%) CSS
4 22 (20.00%) HTML
5 19 (17.27%) .NET Framework
6 10 (9.09%) SOAP
7 3 (2.73%) CSS3
7 3 (2.73%) HTML5
7 3 (2.73%) jQuery
8 2 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.82%) Java EE
8 2 (1.82%) RESTful
8 2 (1.82%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.82%) Web Services
8 2 (1.82%) WPF
9 1 (0.91%) COM
9 1 (0.91%) JSON
9 1 (0.91%) Middleware
9 1 (0.91%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 11 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 9 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.64%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.73%) AS400
5 1 (0.91%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.64%) Windows
2 1 (0.91%) Linux
2 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.91%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (58.18%) Wealth Management
2 45 (40.91%) Workflow
3 40 (36.36%) SDLC
4 37 (33.64%) Unit Testing
5 28 (25.45%) Software Testing
6 27 (24.55%) Software Delivery
7 24 (21.82%) Automated Testing
8 19 (17.27%) OOD
9 16 (14.55%) Mentoring
10 14 (12.73%) Test Automation
11 13 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (11.82%) Test Scripting
12 12 (10.91%) PRINCE2
13 11 (10.00%) Performance Testing
13 11 (10.00%) Straight-Through Processing
14 8 (7.27%) Automation Testing
14 8 (7.27%) TDD
14 8 (7.27%) Test Strategy
15 7 (6.36%) Line Management
15 7 (6.36%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 46 (41.82%) C#
2 37 (33.64%) VB.NET
3 26 (23.64%) SQL
4 22 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 14 (12.73%) Java
6 10 (9.09%) VBA
7 2 (1.82%) Ruby
7 2 (1.82%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.91%) C
8 1 (0.91%) C++
8 1 (0.91%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (26.36%) ISTQB
2 18 (16.36%) ISEB
3 11 (10.00%) Degree
4 8 (7.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.91%) HNC
6 1 (0.91%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (7.27%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (13.64%) HP
2 9 (8.18%) Citrix
2 9 (8.18%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.73%) Oracle
4 1 (0.91%) IBM
4 1 (0.91%) Samsung
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