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

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 68 80
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 57 20 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 4.96% 1.85% 1.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.50% 15.63% 25.35%
Number of salaries quoted 42 10 14
Average salary £70,000 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+75.00% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £32,150 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £45,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
120 128 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 10.44% 11.82% 6.59%
Number of salaries quoted 96 87 59
Average salary £50,000 £43,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.60% +8.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,700 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
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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
Chelmsford +1 6 £55,250 +30.00%
Colchester - 4 £36,750 - 2
Brentwood - 4 £32,500 -
Basildon +5 2 - -
Stanford-le-Hope +2 1 £37,500 +10.29%
Thurrock - 1 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 39 (32.23%) HP Quality Center
2 35 (28.93%) HP
3 33 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 32 (26.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (23.14%) Project Management
5 28 (23.14%) Finance
6 23 (19.01%) ISEB
7 22 (18.18%) SQL
8 20 (16.53%) Test Management
9 19 (15.70%) .NET
9 19 (15.70%) E-Commerce
10 18 (14.88%) SAP
10 18 (14.88%) Software Testing
11 17 (14.05%) Java
11 17 (14.05%) JavaScript
11 17 (14.05%) OO
11 17 (14.05%) ISTQB
11 17 (14.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 16 (13.22%) HTML
12 16 (13.22%) CSS
12 16 (13.22%) Marketing
13 15 (12.40%) Test Automation
14 14 (11.57%) Adobe
15 12 (9.92%) Oracle
15 12 (9.92%) Unit Testing
16 11 (9.09%) PHP
16 11 (9.09%) Scrum
16 11 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (9.09%) TDD
16 11 (9.09%) jQuery

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 5 (4.13%) Umbraco
1 5 (4.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (7.44%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.61%) MS Office
3 5 (4.13%) GIMP
3 5 (4.13%) Photoshop
4 3 (2.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (7.44%) Oracle CRM
1 9 (7.44%) Magento
2 4 (3.31%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.83%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.83%) QlikView
2 1 (0.83%) SQLite
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.61%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.79%) Selenium
3 6 (4.96%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (4.13%) Mocha
4 5 (4.13%) Grunt
5 4 (3.31%) JMeter
6 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.65%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.65%) Hudson
7 2 (1.65%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.83%) VectorCAST
8 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.83%) Redmine
8 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.83%) EasyMock
8 1 (0.83%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.83%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.83%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (23.14%) Finance
2 16 (13.22%) Marketing
3 5 (4.13%) Advertising
3 5 (4.13%) Banking
4 4 (3.31%) Retail
5 2 (1.65%) Automotive
5 2 (1.65%) Legal
5 2 (1.65%) Publishing
6 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 41 (33.88%) Test Manager
2 27 (22.31%) Performance Manager
2 27 (22.31%) Performance Test Manager
3 16 (13.22%) Developer
4 14 (11.57%) Tester
5 12 (9.92%) UI Developer
5 12 (9.92%) UI Programmer
6 10 (8.26%) Analyst
7 8 (6.61%) Programme Manager
7 8 (6.61%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.61%) User Experience Developer
8 7 (5.79%) Front-End Developer
8 7 (5.79%) Programme Test Manager
8 7 (5.79%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.96%) Consultant
9 6 (4.96%) Programmer
9 6 (4.96%) QA Manager
9 6 (4.96%) Test Leader
10 5 (4.13%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.70%) .NET
2 16 (13.22%) CSS
2 16 (13.22%) HTML
3 11 (9.09%) jQuery
4 6 (4.96%) JSON
4 6 (4.96%) Backbone.js
5 5 (4.13%) Sass
5 5 (4.13%) PhoneGap
5 5 (4.13%) Web Services
5 5 (4.13%) Flash
5 5 (4.13%) XHTML
5 5 (4.13%) Ajax
6 3 (2.48%) .NET Remoting
6 3 (2.48%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.48%) SOAP
6 3 (2.48%) XML
7 1 (0.83%) Swing
7 1 (0.83%) WCF
7 1 (0.83%) OAuth
7 1 (0.83%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.44%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.96%) iPhone
2 6 (4.96%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.13%) iPad
4 4 (3.31%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.65%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.65%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.83%) AS400
6 1 (0.83%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.83%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.44%) Apple iOS
2 8 (6.61%) Android
3 4 (3.31%) Windows
4 3 (2.48%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (27.27%) Performance Testing
2 32 (26.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (23.14%) Project Management
4 20 (16.53%) Test Management
5 19 (15.70%) E-Commerce
6 18 (14.88%) Software Testing
7 17 (14.05%) OO
8 15 (12.40%) Test Automation
9 12 (9.92%) Unit Testing
10 11 (9.09%) Test Scripting
10 11 (9.09%) Scrum
10 11 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (9.09%) TDD
11 10 (8.26%) Regression Testing
11 10 (8.26%) MVC
12 9 (7.44%) CRM
12 9 (7.44%) Quality Management
13 8 (6.61%) Integration Testing
13 8 (6.61%) Business Analysis
14 7 (5.79%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.18%) SQL
2 17 (14.05%) Java
2 17 (14.05%) JavaScript
3 11 (9.09%) PHP
4 8 (6.61%) C#
5 5 (4.13%) ActionScript
6 4 (3.31%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.48%) VBScript
7 3 (2.48%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.48%) C++
7 3 (2.48%) C
7 3 (2.48%) Ruby
8 2 (1.65%) Python
9 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (19.01%) ISEB
2 17 (14.05%) ISTQB
2 17 (14.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (8.26%) Degree
4 2 (1.65%) CSSLP
4 2 (1.65%) CISSP
4 2 (1.65%) CISM
4 2 (1.65%) CEH
5 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 39 (32.23%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.65%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 35 (28.93%) HP
2 18 (14.88%) SAP
3 14 (11.57%) Adobe
4 12 (9.92%) Oracle
5 9 (7.44%) JD Edwards
6 7 (5.79%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.65%) Progress
8 1 (0.83%) IBM
8 1 (0.83%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.83%) JBoss
8 1 (0.83%) Dell
Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Hurren and Hope
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum + Benefits and Training within an aw
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Negotiable for the right qualified candidate
Posted: 6 days ago
Colchester
CPS Group
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Various Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago