The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Brentwood with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Essex / Brentwood
Rank 5 10 14
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4  
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 37 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Brentwood 27.78% 18.14% 15.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 76.92% 56.06% 43.75%
Number of salaries quoted 16 25 24
Median salary £47,500 £57,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.39% +48.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £95,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Brentwood with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Brentwood
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 26 66 80
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Brentwood 36.11% 32.35% 34.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16 37 42
Median salary £47,500 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.63% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £73,750 £84,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Brentwood

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Brentwood citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Brentwood

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Salary Trend in Brentwood

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Brentwood.

Salary trend for QA in Brentwood

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Salary Histogram in Brentwood

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Brentwood over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Brentwood

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Brentwood region with a requirement for QA.

1 53 (85.48%) Wealth Management
2 49 (79.03%) Workflow
3 42 (67.74%) Finance
4 40 (64.52%) .NET
4 40 (64.52%) SDLC
5 34 (54.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 30 (48.39%) SQL Server
7 29 (46.77%) OOD
7 29 (46.77%) C#
7 29 (46.77%) HTML
7 29 (46.77%) JavaScript
7 29 (46.77%) Visual Studio
7 29 (46.77%) ASP.NET
7 29 (46.77%) CSS
7 29 (46.77%) Ajax
7 29 (46.77%) .NET Framework
7 29 (46.77%) Unit Testing
7 29 (46.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 29 (46.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (30.65%) VB.NET
9 17 (27.42%) Project Management
10 16 (25.81%) Process Management
10 16 (25.81%) Regression Testing
10 16 (25.81%) Risk Management
10 16 (25.81%) System Testing
11 13 (20.97%) Straight-Through Processing
11 13 (20.97%) Mobile App
12 12 (19.35%) Requirements Analysis
13 10 (16.13%) Test Automation
14 8 (12.90%) Waterfall

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Top Related IT Skills in Brentwood 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:

Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.84%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 29 (46.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 29 (46.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (54.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (46.77%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.84%) HP UFT
4 2 (3.23%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
General
1 42 (67.74%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Back Office
3 1 (1.61%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) .NET Developer
1 19 (30.65%) Developer
1 19 (30.65%) VB.NET Developer
2 16 (25.81%) Business Manager
2 16 (25.81%) Business Project Manager
2 16 (25.81%) Project Manager
3 14 (22.58%) .NET Software Developer
4 10 (16.13%) Analyst
4 10 (16.13%) Technical Leader
5 6 (9.68%) Software Project Manager
6 5 (8.06%) Financial Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Financial Services Project Manager
6 5 (8.06%) Service Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Software Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Software Test Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Test Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (6.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.45%) HTML CSS Developer
7 4 (6.45%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (64.52%) .NET
2 29 (46.77%) .NET Framework
2 29 (46.77%) Ajax
2 29 (46.77%) ASP.NET
2 29 (46.77%) CSS
2 29 (46.77%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.23%) AS400
3 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (85.48%) Wealth Management
2 49 (79.03%) Workflow
3 40 (64.52%) SDLC
4 29 (46.77%) OOD
4 29 (46.77%) Unit Testing
5 17 (27.42%) Project Management
6 16 (25.81%) Process Management
6 16 (25.81%) Regression Testing
6 16 (25.81%) Risk Management
6 16 (25.81%) System Testing
7 13 (20.97%) Straight-Through Processing
8 12 (19.35%) Requirements Analysis
9 10 (16.13%) Test Automation
10 8 (12.90%) Software Delivery
10 8 (12.90%) Waterfall
11 7 (11.29%) Mentoring
12 5 (8.06%) Creative Problem-Solving
13 3 (4.84%) Defect Management
13 3 (4.84%) Test Planning
14 2 (3.23%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 29 (46.77%) C#
1 29 (46.77%) JavaScript
2 19 (30.65%) VB.NET
3 3 (4.84%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) ISEB
1 4 (6.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) PMO
1 2 (3.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.45%) HP
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft