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

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 32 46
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 47 88 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 4.90% 7.14% 4.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 54.32% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 35 74 44
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £31,150 £33,650
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £72,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
94 162 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 9.80% 13.14% 10.88%
Number of salaries quoted 73 108 117
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £28,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,125
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.34%

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 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 31 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 -2 19 £48,750 +2.63%
Colchester +2 4 £42,500 +58.87%
Basildon +8 3 £33,750 -
Loughton - 1 £37,500 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 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 89 (68.99%) Finance
2 74 (57.36%) Wealth Management
3 60 (46.51%) .NET
4 57 (44.19%) Workflow
5 55 (42.64%) C#
6 54 (41.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 52 (40.31%) SQL Server
8 48 (37.21%) Visual Studio
8 48 (37.21%) ASP.NET
9 47 (36.43%) Ajax
10 46 (35.66%) VB.NET
10 46 (35.66%) Unit Testing
10 46 (35.66%) SQL Server 2008
11 43 (33.33%) SDLC
12 35 (27.13%) ISTQB
13 32 (24.81%) SQL
14 28 (21.71%) Software Delivery
15 26 (20.16%) Software Testing
15 26 (20.16%) HTML
15 26 (20.16%) JavaScript
15 26 (20.16%) CSS
16 23 (17.83%) OOD
16 23 (17.83%) .NET Framework
16 23 (17.83%) SQL Server 2012
17 22 (17.05%) ISEB
18 21 (16.28%) Automated Testing
19 20 (15.50%) Mentoring
20 17 (13.18%) Mobile App
20 17 (13.18%) Straight-Through Processing
20 17 (13.18%) Test Scripting

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 4 (3.10%) JBoss
2 2 (1.55%) SAS
3 1 (0.78%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (9.30%) MS Office
2 11 (8.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.78%) MS Project
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.98%) MultiFonds
1 9 (6.98%) Sonata
2 2 (1.55%) Infor SunSystems
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (40.31%) SQL Server
2 46 (35.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (17.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.78%) MySQL
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 54 (41.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 48 (37.21%) Visual Studio
3 16 (12.40%) Selenium
4 15 (11.63%) HP UFT
5 13 (10.08%) SoapUI
6 9 (6.98%) LoadRunner
7 7 (5.43%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.88%) JIRA
8 5 (3.88%) WebDriver
9 4 (3.10%) Ant
9 4 (3.10%) Maven
9 4 (3.10%) TestDirector
10 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.33%) JMeter
10 3 (2.33%) JUnit
11 2 (1.55%) Gerrit
11 2 (1.55%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.55%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.55%) NUnit
11 2 (1.55%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 89 (68.99%) Finance
2 9 (6.98%) Legal
3 2 (1.55%) Advertising
3 2 (1.55%) Back Office
3 2 (1.55%) Banking
3 2 (1.55%) Front Office
3 2 (1.55%) Law
3 2 (1.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (24.81%) Analyst
2 28 (21.71%) Developer
3 27 (20.93%) .NET Developer
4 21 (16.28%) Technical Leader
4 21 (16.28%) Tester
5 17 (13.18%) QA Analyst
6 15 (11.63%) Consultant
6 15 (11.63%) QA Tester
6 15 (11.63%) Technical Consultant
7 12 (9.30%) SQL Developer
7 12 (9.30%) SQL Server Developer
7 12 (9.30%) Test Analyst
8 10 (7.75%) QA Engineer
8 10 (7.75%) Software QA Tester
8 10 (7.75%) Software Tester
9 6 (4.65%) Financial Services Project Manager
9 6 (4.65%) QA Specialist
9 6 (4.65%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Software Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (46.51%) .NET
2 48 (37.21%) ASP.NET
3 47 (36.43%) Ajax
4 26 (20.16%) CSS
4 26 (20.16%) HTML
5 23 (17.83%) .NET Framework
6 10 (7.75%) SOAP
7 4 (3.10%) Java EE
8 3 (2.33%) CSS3
8 3 (2.33%) HTML5
8 3 (2.33%) jQuery
8 3 (2.33%) Swing
9 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.55%) RESTful
9 2 (1.55%) Silverlight
9 2 (1.55%) Web Services
9 2 (1.55%) WPF
10 1 (0.78%) COM
10 1 (0.78%) JSON
10 1 (0.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.18%) Mobile App
2 13 (10.08%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.10%) AS400
4 4 (3.10%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.33%) Windows
2 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (57.36%) Wealth Management
2 57 (44.19%) Workflow
3 46 (35.66%) Unit Testing
4 43 (33.33%) SDLC
5 28 (21.71%) Software Delivery
6 26 (20.16%) Software Testing
7 23 (17.83%) OOD
8 21 (16.28%) Automated Testing
9 20 (15.50%) Mentoring
10 17 (13.18%) Straight-Through Processing
10 17 (13.18%) Test Scripting
11 16 (12.40%) Test Automation
12 15 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (9.30%) PRINCE2
14 11 (8.53%) Performance Testing
15 9 (6.98%) Regression Testing
16 8 (6.20%) Line Management
16 8 (6.20%) Project Management
16 8 (6.20%) TDD
16 8 (6.20%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 55 (42.64%) C#
2 46 (35.66%) VB.NET
3 32 (24.81%) SQL
4 26 (20.16%) JavaScript
5 16 (12.40%) Java
6 10 (7.75%) VBA
7 2 (1.55%) Ruby
7 2 (1.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (27.13%) ISTQB
2 22 (17.05%) ISEB
3 13 (10.08%) Degree
4 12 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.78%) HNC
6 1 (0.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (6.20%) HP SiteScope
2 7 (5.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (13.18%) HP
2 10 (7.75%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.98%) Citrix
4 5 (3.88%) Oracle
5 2 (1.55%) IBM
5 2 (1.55%) Infor