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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Essex / Brentwood
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 8 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 18 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Brentwood 28.89% 16.67% 18.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 72.22% 66.67% 47.06%
Number of salaries quoted 12 16 22
Median salary £58,750 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.68% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £43,125 £30,825
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £82,500 £69,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 18 27 68
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Brentwood 40.00% 25.00% 39.53%
Number of salaries quoted 13 17 28
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £43,250 £32,775
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £66,500 £79,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Brentwood

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Brentwood.

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 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Brentwood

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 30 (90.91%) Wealth Management
2 28 (84.85%) SDLC
3 26 (78.79%) Workflow
4 24 (72.73%) C#
4 24 (72.73%) HTML
4 24 (72.73%) JavaScript
4 24 (72.73%) Visual Studio
4 24 (72.73%) ASP.NET
4 24 (72.73%) CSS
4 24 (72.73%) .NET
4 24 (72.73%) SQL Server
4 24 (72.73%) OOD
4 24 (72.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (72.73%) Unit Testing
4 24 (72.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (72.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (72.73%) Ajax
4 24 (72.73%) .NET Framework
5 19 (57.58%) Finance
6 14 (42.42%) VB.NET
7 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
8 3 (9.09%) ISEB
8 3 (9.09%) Software Delivery
9 2 (6.06%) Test Planning
9 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
9 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (6.06%) HP
9 2 (6.06%) Project Management
9 2 (6.06%) Process Management

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Co-occurring 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 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (72.73%) SQL Server
1 24 (72.73%) SQL Server 2008
1 24 (72.73%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (72.73%) Team Foundation Server
1 24 (72.73%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.03%) TestDirector
General
1 19 (57.58%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) .NET Developer
1 14 (42.42%) .NET Software Developer
1 14 (42.42%) Developer
1 14 (42.42%) VB.NET Developer
2 10 (30.30%) Technical Leader
3 3 (9.09%) Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) QA Tester
3 3 (9.09%) Software QA Tester
3 3 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 3 (9.09%) Tester
4 2 (6.06%) Business Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Business Project Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) IT Manager
5 1 (3.03%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Relationships Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (72.73%) .NET
1 24 (72.73%) .NET Framework
1 24 (72.73%) Ajax
1 24 (72.73%) ASP.NET
1 24 (72.73%) CSS
1 24 (72.73%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (90.91%) Wealth Management
2 28 (84.85%) SDLC
3 26 (78.79%) Workflow
4 24 (72.73%) OOD
4 24 (72.73%) Unit Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.09%) Software Delivery
7 2 (6.06%) Process Management
7 2 (6.06%) Project Management
7 2 (6.06%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.06%) System Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Test Planning
8 1 (3.03%) BCP
8 1 (3.03%) ITSM
8 1 (3.03%) Manual Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Service Management
8 1 (3.03%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) C#
1 24 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 14 (42.42%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) ISEB
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) PMO
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) HP
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft