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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 54 28
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -26
Permanent jobs citing QA 57 42 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 5.50% 3.35% 5.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.29% 30.66% 53.28%
Number of salaries quoted 42 21 48
Median salary £62,500 £36,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+73.61% -40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £36,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £113,500 £47,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
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
109 137 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 10.52% 10.93% 11.05%
Number of salaries quoted 86 69 99
Median salary £55,000 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £75,000 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +8 45 £67,500 +58.82%
Colchester - 4 £60,000 -
Witham - 2 £32,000 -
Basildon - 1 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 64 (61.54%) Wealth Management
2 53 (50.96%) Finance
3 48 (46.15%) Workflow
4 45 (43.27%) SDLC
5 32 (30.77%) .NET
6 28 (26.92%) Straight-Through Processing
6 28 (26.92%) Mobile App
7 27 (25.96%) C#
8 26 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 26 (25.00%) Software Delivery
9 24 (23.08%) Unit Testing
10 21 (20.19%) SQL Server
11 20 (19.23%) VB.NET
11 20 (19.23%) ASP.NET
11 20 (19.23%) Automated Testing
11 20 (19.23%) Mentoring
12 17 (16.35%) Ajax
12 17 (16.35%) CSS
12 17 (16.35%) JavaScript
12 17 (16.35%) HTML
13 16 (15.38%) Visual Studio
13 16 (15.38%) ISTQB
13 16 (15.38%) .NET Framework
13 16 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (13.46%) Test Automation
15 13 (12.50%) Waterfall
15 13 (12.50%) ISEB
15 13 (12.50%) SQL
16 12 (11.54%) OOD

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 (1.92%) JBoss
2 1 (0.96%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) MS Office
2 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.96%) MS Project
3 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (11.54%) MultiFonds
1 12 (11.54%) Sonata
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.19%) SQL Server
2 16 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.96%) MySQL
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 16 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 10 (9.62%) LoadRunner
2 10 (9.62%) Selenium
3 9 (8.65%) HP UFT
4 8 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 4 (3.85%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.88%) JIRA
7 2 (1.92%) Ant
7 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.92%) Maven
7 2 (1.92%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.96%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.96%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.96%) git-flow
8 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.96%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.96%) JUnit
8 1 (0.96%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.96%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 53 (50.96%) Finance
2 8 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (0.96%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (20.19%) Tester
2 16 (15.38%) Analyst
3 15 (14.42%) QA Tester
3 15 (14.42%) Technical Leader
4 13 (12.50%) Software QA Tester
4 13 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 12 (11.54%) Developer
6 9 (8.65%) .NET Developer
6 9 (8.65%) QA Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) Financial Analyst
7 7 (6.73%) QA Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Service Analyst
8 6 (5.77%) Consultant
8 6 (5.77%) QA Leader
8 6 (5.77%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (4.81%) Head of Analysis
9 5 (4.81%) Head of Business Analysis
9 5 (4.81%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
9 5 (4.81%) LoadRunner Tester
9 5 (4.81%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (30.77%) .NET
2 20 (19.23%) ASP.NET
3 17 (16.35%) Ajax
3 17 (16.35%) CSS
3 17 (16.35%) HTML
4 16 (15.38%) .NET Framework
5 7 (6.73%) SOAP
6 2 (1.92%) BAPI
6 2 (1.92%) Java EE
6 2 (1.92%) SAP Smart Forms
7 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.96%) CSS3
7 1 (0.96%) HTML5
7 1 (0.96%) jQuery
7 1 (0.96%) JSON
7 1 (0.96%) Middleware
7 1 (0.96%) Swing
7 1 (0.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 28 (26.92%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.73%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.88%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.92%) Windows
2 1 (0.96%) Linux
2 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (61.54%) Wealth Management
2 48 (46.15%) Workflow
3 45 (43.27%) SDLC
4 28 (26.92%) Straight-Through Processing
5 26 (25.00%) Software Delivery
5 26 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 24 (23.08%) Unit Testing
7 20 (19.23%) Automated Testing
7 20 (19.23%) Mentoring
8 14 (13.46%) Test Automation
9 13 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 12 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (11.54%) OOD
11 11 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (9.62%) Project Management
12 10 (9.62%) Test Strategy
13 8 (7.69%) Performance Testing
13 8 (7.69%) PRINCE2
14 7 (6.73%) Test Scripting
15 6 (5.77%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.96%) C#
2 20 (19.23%) VB.NET
3 17 (16.35%) JavaScript
4 13 (12.50%) SQL
5 11 (10.58%) Java
6 6 (5.77%) VBA
7 3 (2.88%) C
8 2 (1.92%) ABAP
8 2 (1.92%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.96%) C++
9 1 (0.96%) Python
9 1 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 13 (12.50%) ISEB
3 7 (6.73%) Degree
4 5 (4.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.96%) HNC
6 1 (0.96%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 11 (10.58%) HP
2 7 (6.73%) Citrix
3 5 (4.81%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle
5 2 (1.92%) SAP
6 1 (0.96%) IBM
6 1 (0.96%) Samsung
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