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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 28 71
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +43
Permanent jobs citing QA 42 65 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.38% 5.89% 2.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.21% 56.03% 16.30%
Number of salaries quoted 21 48 11
Average salary £36,000 £60,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
116 116 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 9.32% 10.51% 12.51%
Number of salaries quoted 61 93 89
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £65,000 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +10 21 £42,500 +30.76%
Southend-on-Sea - 4 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 65 (50.00%) Finance
2 42 (32.31%) SDLC
3 31 (23.85%) Software Testing
4 26 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 25 (19.23%) SQL Server
6 24 (18.46%) E-Commerce
6 24 (18.46%) Software Delivery
7 23 (17.69%) HP Quality Center
7 23 (17.69%) Wealth Management
8 20 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 20 (15.38%) MS Office
9 19 (14.62%) Microsoft
9 19 (14.62%) SoapUI
10 18 (13.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (13.85%) System Testing
10 18 (13.85%) HP UFT
10 18 (13.85%) Middleware
10 18 (13.85%) HP
10 18 (13.85%) SQL
11 17 (13.08%) MS Excel
12 16 (12.31%) HTML
13 15 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (11.54%) ISTQB
14 14 (10.77%) Logistics
14 14 (10.77%) SOAP
15 13 (10.00%) ISEB
16 12 (9.23%) C#
16 12 (9.23%) .NET
17 11 (8.46%) Java
17 11 (8.46%) JavaScript

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (6.92%) SAS
2 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (15.38%) MS Office
2 17 (13.08%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (6.15%) MultiFonds
2 4 (3.08%) AWD
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.15%) QlikView
3 8 (6.15%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.08%) Big Data
7 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (14.62%) SoapUI
2 18 (13.85%) HP UFT
2 18 (13.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (8.46%) Selenium
4 9 (6.92%) Visual Studio
4 9 (6.92%) TestDirector
5 8 (6.15%) XMLSpy
6 5 (3.85%) JIRA
7 4 (3.08%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.77%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.77%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.77%) WebDriver
General
1 65 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (3.08%) Retail
3 3 (2.31%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.31%) Banking
3 3 (2.31%) Publishing
4 1 (0.77%) Games
4 1 (0.77%) Legal
4 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (50.77%) Analyst
2 29 (22.31%) Test Analyst
3 19 (14.62%) Developer
3 19 (14.62%) QA Analyst
4 18 (13.85%) Tester
5 16 (12.31%) Systems Analyst
6 15 (11.54%) Business Analyst
7 13 (10.00%) Software Tester
7 13 (10.00%) QA Tester
8 11 (8.46%) IFS Business Analyst
9 10 (7.69%) .NET Developer
9 10 (7.69%) Senior Manager
10 9 (6.92%) Applications Support
11 7 (5.38%) QA Manager
11 7 (5.38%) Support Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) QA Test Analyst
12 6 (4.62%) Senior QA Manager
12 6 (4.62%) Software Test Analyst
12 6 (4.62%) Junior
13 5 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.85%) Middleware
2 16 (12.31%) HTML
3 14 (10.77%) SOAP
4 12 (9.23%) .NET
5 11 (8.46%) CSS
6 10 (7.69%) ASP.NET
7 9 (6.92%) Ajax
8 8 (6.15%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.08%) XML
10 2 (1.54%) J2EE
10 2 (1.54%) XSLT
11 1 (0.77%) J2ME
11 1 (0.77%) Web Dynpro
11 1 (0.77%) Silverlight
11 1 (0.77%) JSP
11 1 (0.77%) XSD
11 1 (0.77%) XSL
11 1 (0.77%) Struts
11 1 (0.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.15%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.85%) AS400
3 4 (3.08%) Replication
3 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.54%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.77%) Physics
5 1 (0.77%) EPoS
5 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.54%) Windows
1 2 (1.54%) Android
1 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (32.31%) SDLC
2 31 (23.85%) Software Testing
3 26 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 24 (18.46%) Software Delivery
4 24 (18.46%) E-Commerce
5 23 (17.69%) Wealth Management
6 20 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 18 (13.85%) System Testing
8 15 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (10.77%) Logistics
10 11 (8.46%) Automated Testing
10 11 (8.46%) Asset Management
10 11 (8.46%) Unit Testing
10 11 (8.46%) Test Management
11 10 (7.69%) ITIL
11 10 (7.69%) Workflow
12 9 (6.92%) Service Management
12 9 (6.92%) IT Governance
12 9 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (6.92%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.85%) SQL
2 12 (9.23%) C#
3 11 (8.46%) Java
3 11 (8.46%) JavaScript
4 9 (6.92%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.31%) VB
5 3 (2.31%) VBA
6 2 (1.54%) VBScript
7 1 (0.77%) ABAP
7 1 (0.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (11.54%) ISTQB
2 13 (10.00%) ISEB
3 10 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (6.92%) Degree
Systems Management
1 23 (17.69%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.08%) Puppet
2 4 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (14.62%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.85%) HP
3 9 (6.92%) Sun
3 9 (6.92%) Infor
4 7 (5.38%) Oracle
5 4 (3.08%) SAP
5 4 (3.08%) Pegasus
6 1 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.77%) EPiServer
Chelmsford
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: Competitive + benefits and bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
Chelmsford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago