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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 63 44
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -19
Permanent jobs citing QA 73 38 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 6.13% 2.98% 4.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.51% 27.54% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 46 19 19
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £39,800
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £76,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
164 138 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 13.78% 10.82% 10.51%
Number of salaries quoted 94 90 58
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £24,416
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
(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 +16 40 £55,000 +49.65%
Colchester -12 5 £35,000 +16.66%
Basildon -12 3 £37,500 -
Chelmsford - 1 - - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 101 (65.16%) Finance
2 72 (46.45%) Wealth Management
3 65 (41.94%) Workflow
4 50 (32.26%) .NET
5 49 (31.61%) SDLC
6 47 (30.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 45 (29.03%) SQL Server
7 45 (29.03%) C#
8 39 (25.16%) VB.NET
8 39 (25.16%) Visual Studio
8 39 (25.16%) ASP.NET
8 39 (25.16%) Ajax
8 39 (25.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 39 (25.16%) Unit Testing
8 39 (25.16%) Mobile App
9 38 (24.52%) Straight-Through Processing
10 35 (22.58%) Software Delivery
11 33 (21.29%) HP UFT
12 32 (20.65%) ISTQB
12 32 (20.65%) Test Automation
13 30 (19.35%) Software Testing
14 28 (18.06%) HP
14 28 (18.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 25 (16.13%) SQL
15 25 (16.13%) Test Scripting
16 24 (15.48%) MS Office
16 24 (15.48%) ISEB
16 24 (15.48%) Automated Testing
17 23 (14.84%) Java
17 23 (14.84%) MS Excel

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (3.23%) JBoss
2 2 (1.29%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (15.48%) MS Office
2 23 (14.84%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.81%) MultiFonds
1 9 (5.81%) Sonata
2 2 (1.29%) AWD
2 2 (1.29%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.65%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 39 (25.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (9.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.87%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (3.87%) QlikView
5 5 (3.23%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 47 (30.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (25.16%) Visual Studio
3 33 (21.29%) HP UFT
4 18 (11.61%) Selenium
5 17 (10.97%) SoapUI
6 13 (8.39%) TestDirector
7 12 (7.74%) JIRA
7 12 (7.74%) JMeter
8 9 (5.81%) WebDriver
9 5 (3.23%) Ant
9 5 (3.23%) Cucumber
9 5 (3.23%) JUnit
9 5 (3.23%) LoadRunner
9 5 (3.23%) Maven
9 5 (3.23%) NUnit
9 5 (3.23%) XMLSpy
10 4 (2.58%) Cactus
10 4 (2.58%) DbUnit
10 4 (2.58%) JIRA Agile
10 4 (2.58%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 101 (65.16%) Finance
2 3 (1.94%) Automotive
2 3 (1.94%) Publishing
3 2 (1.29%) Back Office
3 2 (1.29%) Banking
3 2 (1.29%) Front Office
3 2 (1.29%) Legal
3 2 (1.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (40.00%) Analyst
2 37 (23.87%) QA Analyst
3 27 (17.42%) Developer
4 26 (16.77%) .NET Developer
5 25 (16.13%) Test Analyst
6 16 (10.32%) Tester
7 15 (9.68%) QA Test Analyst
8 14 (9.03%) QA Tester
8 14 (9.03%) Technical Leader
9 13 (8.39%) Financial Analyst
10 12 (7.74%) Service Analyst
11 11 (7.10%) Consultant
11 11 (7.10%) QA Specialist
11 11 (7.10%) Technical Consultant
12 10 (6.45%) Project Manager
12 10 (6.45%) Software Tester
13 9 (5.81%) Business Manager
13 9 (5.81%) Business Project Manager
13 9 (5.81%) Software QA Tester
13 9 (5.81%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (32.26%) .NET
2 39 (25.16%) Ajax
2 39 (25.16%) ASP.NET
3 21 (13.55%) SOAP
4 15 (9.68%) HTML
5 14 (9.03%) .NET Framework
5 14 (9.03%) CSS
6 12 (7.74%) Web Services
7 9 (5.81%) REST
8 5 (3.23%) Java EE
8 5 (3.23%) Swing
9 4 (2.58%) Middleware
9 4 (2.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (25.16%) Mobile App
2 18 (11.61%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.45%) AS400
4 5 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.29%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.65%) EPoS
6 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.65%) Android
1 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (46.45%) Wealth Management
2 65 (41.94%) Workflow
3 49 (31.61%) SDLC
4 39 (25.16%) Unit Testing
5 38 (24.52%) Straight-Through Processing
6 35 (22.58%) Software Delivery
7 32 (20.65%) Test Automation
8 30 (19.35%) Software Testing
9 25 (16.13%) Test Scripting
10 24 (15.48%) Automated Testing
11 19 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (10.32%) E-Commerce
13 14 (9.03%) Mentoring
13 14 (9.03%) OOD
13 14 (9.03%) Test Strategy
14 13 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (7.74%) Performance Testing
15 12 (7.74%) QA Automation
16 11 (7.10%) Project Management
16 11 (7.10%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (29.03%) C#
2 39 (25.16%) VB.NET
3 25 (16.13%) SQL
4 23 (14.84%) Java
5 14 (9.03%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.52%) VBA
7 4 (2.58%) Groovy
8 2 (1.29%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (20.65%) ISTQB
2 28 (18.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 24 (15.48%) ISEB
4 19 (12.26%) Degree
5 5 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 16 (10.32%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.58%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 28 (18.06%) HP
2 19 (12.26%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.39%) Oracle
4 5 (3.23%) Citrix
5 4 (2.58%) IBM
5 4 (2.58%) SAP
6 2 (1.29%) IFS
6 2 (1.29%) Infor
Essex
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Chelmsford, Essex
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Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
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