Period
to 25 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 76 76 62
Rank change year-on-year 0 -14 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 184 50 287
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 3.33% 2.79% 4.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.00% 24.75% 25.81%
Number of salaries quoted 117 42 196
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,750 £36,750
25th Percentile £40,750 £33,000 £40,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £48,250 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.55% -3.50% +11.11%
75th Percentile £62,500 £59,063 £61,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 876 202 1,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.83% 11.28% 16.32%
Number of salaries quoted 366 157 783
10th Percentile £25,875 £26,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,428 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £59,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for QA in the East of England

QA
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in the East of England.

Salary trend for QA in the East of England

QA
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Salary histogram for QA in the East of England

QA
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the East of England region over the 6 months to 25 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -27 64 £47,500 +11.76% 27
Hertfordshire -27 58 £53,250 +6.50% 24
Bedfordshire - 33 £45,000 - 5
Essex -6 18 £60,000 -11.11% 4
Suffolk -5 11 £45,000 +28.57% 2
QA
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for QA.

1 75 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (36.96%) Social Skills
3 41 (22.28%) Azure
4 39 (21.20%) AWS
5 36 (19.57%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (19.57%) Web Services
6 33 (17.93%) Pharmaceutical
6 33 (17.93%) C#
6 33 (17.93%) DevOps
7 29 (15.76%) Test Automation
8 28 (15.22%) Scrum
8 28 (15.22%) JIRA
9 27 (14.67%) Finance
9 27 (14.67%) Analytics
10 25 (13.59%) SQL
10 25 (13.59%) .NET
10 25 (13.59%) Python
10 25 (13.59%) Microsoft
11 24 (13.04%) Software Testing
12 23 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (11.96%) Degree
14 20 (10.87%) Linux
14 20 (10.87%) SQL Server
14 20 (10.87%) Product Management
14 20 (10.87%) Full Stack Development
15 19 (10.33%) Kubernetes
15 19 (10.33%) JavaScript
15 19 (10.33%) Software Engineering
16 18 (9.78%) Selenium
17 17 (9.24%) Manufacturing

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.26%) Confluence
1 6 (3.26%) Jupyter
2 5 (2.72%) CMS
2 5 (2.72%) EPiServer
3 4 (2.17%) Kentico
3 4 (2.17%) nginx
3 4 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.63%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.09%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.54%) IIS
6 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.89%) Infor M3
2 3 (1.63%) TrackWise
3 1 (0.54%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.54%) Maximo
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 41 (22.28%) Azure
2 39 (21.20%) AWS
3 15 (8.15%) Serverless
4 14 (7.61%) SaaS
5 13 (7.07%) PaaS
6 11 (5.98%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 11 (5.98%) Azure Data Factory
6 11 (5.98%) Azure Functions
6 11 (5.98%) Azure Service Bus
6 11 (5.98%) Azure Stack
6 11 (5.98%) Azure Storage
6 11 (5.98%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (5.43%) Power Automate
8 6 (3.26%) GCP
9 4 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.17%) Amazon S3
9 4 (2.17%) AWS IoT
9 4 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.63%) AWS CodePipeline
10 3 (1.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.72%) VPN
2 4 (2.17%) Firewall
3 3 (1.63%) LAN
3 3 (1.63%) Network Security
4 2 (1.09%) HTTP
4 2 (1.09%) Wireless
5 1 (0.54%) IPsec
5 1 (0.54%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.72%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.63%) MySQL
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.09%) Big Data
7 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.09%) Power BI
8 1 (0.54%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.54%) MS Access
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (15.22%) JIRA
2 18 (9.78%) Selenium
3 13 (7.07%) Jenkins
4 11 (5.98%) Git (software)
5 10 (5.43%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (3.26%) Cypress.io
6 6 (3.26%) GitLab
6 6 (3.26%) TestRail
7 4 (2.17%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.17%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.17%) Katalon Studio
7 4 (2.17%) WATIR
7 4 (2.17%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.63%) JMeter
8 3 (1.63%) Postman
8 3 (1.63%) Subversion
8 3 (1.63%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.09%) Moq
9 2 (1.09%) MSTest
General
1 68 (36.96%) Social Skills
2 33 (17.93%) Pharmaceutical
3 27 (14.67%) Finance
4 23 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (9.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 17 (9.24%) Manufacturing
6 16 (8.70%) Organisational Skills
7 9 (4.89%) Legal
8 7 (3.80%) Law
9 6 (3.26%) Automotive
9 6 (3.26%) Local Government
10 5 (2.72%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.63%) Games
11 3 (1.63%) Marketing
11 3 (1.63%) Public Sector
11 3 (1.63%) Retail
11 3 (1.63%) Social Science
12 2 (1.09%) Back Office
13 1 (0.54%) Advertising
13 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 35 (19.02%) Developer
2 20 (10.87%) Analyst
3 17 (9.24%) .NET Developer
4 14 (7.61%) Test Engineer
5 11 (5.98%) Cloud Developer
5 11 (5.98%) Consultant
6 10 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (5.43%) Tester
7 9 (4.89%) QA Analyst
8 8 (4.35%) Architect
8 8 (4.35%) Lead Developer
9 7 (3.80%) ERP Consultant
9 7 (3.80%) Integration Consultant
9 7 (3.80%) QA Engineer
9 7 (3.80%) QA Manager
9 7 (3.80%) Scrum Master
10 6 (3.26%) Applications Tester
10 6 (3.26%) Junior Tester
10 6 (3.26%) Lead Software Developer
10 6 (3.26%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (19.57%) Web Services
2 25 (13.59%) .NET
3 17 (9.24%) React
4 16 (8.70%) Node.js
5 13 (7.07%) RESTful
6 12 (6.52%) Middleware
7 11 (5.98%) Kafka
7 11 (5.98%) OAuth
7 11 (5.98%) OAuth2
7 11 (5.98%) REST
8 9 (4.89%) EDI
8 9 (4.89%) HTML
9 7 (3.80%) CSS
10 6 (3.26%) AngularJS
10 6 (3.26%) Pandas
10 6 (3.26%) PyQt
10 6 (3.26%) pytest
10 6 (3.26%) Software Packaging
10 6 (3.26%) Sphinx
10 6 (3.26%) Tkinter
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.70%) Life Science
2 13 (7.07%) Management Information System
3 12 (6.52%) Public Cloud
3 12 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.89%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.17%) Biotechnology
5 4 (2.17%) FMCG
5 4 (2.17%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.17%) Robotics
5 4 (2.17%) Video\Live Streaming
6 3 (1.63%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.63%) Social Media
7 2 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.09%) Online Games
7 2 (1.09%) User Experience
8 1 (0.54%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.54%) Legacy Applications
8 1 (0.54%) Marketing Technology
8 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.87%) Linux
2 7 (3.80%) Mac OS
3 6 (3.26%) Unix
3 6 (3.26%) Windows
4 4 (2.17%) Android
5 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (40.76%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (19.57%) Problem-Solving
3 33 (17.93%) DevOps
4 29 (15.76%) Test Automation
5 28 (15.22%) Scrum
6 27 (14.67%) Analytics
7 24 (13.04%) Software Testing
8 20 (10.87%) Full Stack Development
8 20 (10.87%) Product Management
9 19 (10.33%) Software Engineering
10 16 (8.70%) Time Management
11 15 (8.15%) Microservices
11 15 (8.15%) Quality Management
11 15 (8.15%) SDLC
12 14 (7.61%) Business Analysis
12 14 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (7.61%) Project Management
12 14 (7.61%) Validation
13 12 (6.52%) Change Control
13 12 (6.52%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.93%) C#
2 25 (13.59%) Python
2 25 (13.59%) SQL
3 19 (10.33%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.98%) Java
5 8 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.17%) C
6 4 (2.17%) C++
6 4 (2.17%) PHP
7 3 (1.63%) R
7 3 (1.63%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.63%) TypeScript
7 3 (1.63%) VBA
8 2 (1.09%) Java 11
8 2 (1.09%) Ruby
8 2 (1.09%) VB
8 2 (1.09%) VB6
9 1 (0.54%) Go
Qualifications
1 22 (11.96%) Degree
2 6 (3.26%) PhD
3 4 (2.17%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.09%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.09%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.54%) ISEB
6 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.15%) GMP
2 9 (4.89%) GxP
3 7 (3.80%) Accessibility
4 6 (3.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 6 (3.26%) GDPR
4 6 (3.26%) HIPAA
4 6 (3.26%) SLA
5 5 (2.72%) GLP
6 4 (2.17%) Good Clinical Practice
7 3 (1.63%) GAMP
7 3 (1.63%) IEC 62304
7 3 (1.63%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (9.24%) Docker
2 3 (1.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (10.33%) Kubernetes
2 8 (4.35%) Ansible
3 5 (2.72%) Terraform
4 3 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (13.59%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.52%) SAP
3 11 (5.98%) Teradata
4 9 (4.89%) Sage
4 9 (4.89%) SnapLogic
5 6 (3.26%) Reuters
5 6 (3.26%) YouTube
6 5 (2.72%) Optimizely
6 5 (2.72%) Oracle
7 4 (2.17%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.17%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.63%) Facebook
8 3 (1.63%) Remedy
9 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.54%) Adobe
10 1 (0.54%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.54%) Citrix
10 1 (0.54%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.54%) IBM
10 1 (0.54%) VMware