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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 44 75
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +31
Permanent jobs citing QA 53 52 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 4.44% 4.35% 1.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.30% 40.94% 14.66%
Number of salaries quoted 37 42 10
Average salary £42,500 £70,000 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-39.28% +71.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £35,500 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £75,000 £43,650
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
117 127 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 9.80% 10.63% 10.30%
Number of salaries quoted 65 103 84
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £66,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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
Brentwood -2 15 £62,500 +92.30% 2
Southend-on-Sea - 4 - -
Chelmsford -11 2 £24,500 -55.65%
Harlow - 2 £43,000 -
Colchester +1 1 £31,500 -6.66%
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 63 (48.46%) Finance
2 44 (33.85%) SDLC
3 32 (24.62%) Software Testing
4 29 (22.31%) E-Commerce
5 27 (20.77%) HP Quality Center
6 26 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 26 (20.00%) Software Delivery
7 25 (19.23%) Test Scripting
7 25 (19.23%) Microsoft
7 25 (19.23%) SQL Server
8 24 (18.46%) SoapUI
9 23 (17.69%) MS Office
10 22 (16.92%) Wealth Management
11 20 (15.38%) ISTQB
11 20 (15.38%) Middleware
12 18 (13.85%) HP
12 18 (13.85%) MS Excel
12 18 (13.85%) SOAP
12 18 (13.85%) HTML
12 18 (13.85%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (13.08%) HP UFT
14 16 (12.31%) C#
14 16 (12.31%) SQL
15 15 (11.54%) Selenium
15 15 (11.54%) System Testing
16 14 (10.77%) .NET
16 14 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (10.00%) JavaScript
17 13 (10.00%) XMLSpy
18 12 (9.23%) Unit Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.77%) JBoss
Applications
1 23 (17.69%) MS Office
2 18 (13.85%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.31%) MS Project
4 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.38%) 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
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.77%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.08%) QlikView
5 4 (3.08%) Big Data
5 4 (3.08%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (18.46%) SoapUI
2 18 (13.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (13.08%) HP UFT
4 15 (11.54%) Selenium
5 13 (10.00%) XMLSpy
6 9 (6.92%) Visual Studio
7 8 (6.15%) TestDirector
8 7 (5.38%) JIRA
9 4 (3.08%) WebDriver
9 4 (3.08%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.77%) DbUnit
10 1 (0.77%) JProfiler
10 1 (0.77%) Hudson
10 1 (0.77%) Redmine
10 1 (0.77%) Rational Rose
10 1 (0.77%) Ant
10 1 (0.77%) JUnit
10 1 (0.77%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.77%) Rational Functional Tester
10 1 (0.77%) TeamCity
General
1 63 (48.46%) Finance
2 4 (3.08%) Banking
3 3 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.54%) Retail
4 2 (1.54%) Publishing
4 2 (1.54%) Games
5 1 (0.77%) Legal
5 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.77%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 63 (48.46%) Analyst
2 30 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 23 (17.69%) Tester
4 22 (16.92%) QA Analyst
5 17 (13.08%) Developer
6 16 (12.31%) Software Tester
7 13 (10.00%) QA Tester
8 12 (9.23%) Systems Analyst
9 11 (8.46%) Business Analyst
10 10 (7.69%) Senior Manager
10 10 (7.69%) .NET Developer
10 10 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
11 9 (6.92%) Applications Support
12 7 (5.38%) QA Manager
12 7 (5.38%) Support Analyst
12 7 (5.38%) IFS Business Analyst
13 6 (4.62%) Senior QA Manager
13 6 (4.62%) Software Test Analyst
14 5 (3.85%) Test Manager
14 5 (3.85%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.38%) Middleware
2 18 (13.85%) HTML
2 18 (13.85%) SOAP
3 14 (10.77%) .NET
4 11 (8.46%) CSS
5 10 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 9 (6.92%) Ajax
7 8 (6.15%) .NET Framework
8 6 (4.62%) XML
9 3 (2.31%) Web Services
9 3 (2.31%) Silverlight
10 2 (1.54%) WCF
10 2 (1.54%) Struts
10 2 (1.54%) JSP
10 2 (1.54%) J2EE
10 2 (1.54%) XSD
10 2 (1.54%) XSL
10 2 (1.54%) XSLT
11 1 (0.77%) Swing
11 1 (0.77%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.15%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.08%) AS400
2 4 (3.08%) Replication
3 3 (2.31%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.54%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.77%) EPoS
5 1 (0.77%) EMV
5 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.77%) APACS
5 1 (0.77%) Physics
5 1 (0.77%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.54%) Windows
1 2 (1.54%) Android
1 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (33.85%) SDLC
2 32 (24.62%) Software Testing
3 29 (22.31%) E-Commerce
4 26 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 26 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 25 (19.23%) Test Scripting
6 22 (16.92%) Wealth Management
7 15 (11.54%) System Testing
8 14 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (9.23%) Unit Testing
10 11 (8.46%) Test Management
11 10 (7.69%) Waterfall
11 10 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (7.69%) Logistics
11 10 (7.69%) Automated Testing
12 9 (6.92%) IT Governance
12 9 (6.92%) Workflow
12 9 (6.92%) ITIL
12 9 (6.92%) Service Management
12 9 (6.92%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.31%) C#
1 16 (12.31%) SQL
2 13 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (7.69%) Java
4 9 (6.92%) VB.NET
5 5 (3.85%) VB
6 2 (1.54%) VBA
6 2 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 12 (9.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (8.46%) ISEB
4 6 (4.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.77%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 27 (20.77%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.08%) Puppet
2 4 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.85%) HP
3 9 (6.92%) Sun
3 9 (6.92%) Infor
4 8 (6.15%) Oracle
5 4 (3.08%) Pegasus
6 3 (2.31%) SAP
7 1 (0.77%) IBM
7 1 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.77%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.77%) NCR
7 1 (0.77%) VeriFone
7 1 (0.77%) Gemalto
7 1 (0.77%) Ingenico
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