Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East of England
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 56 57
Rank change year-on-year -30 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 134 351 565
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 3.19% 4.48% 4.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.95% 28.89% 37.05%
Number of salaries quoted 108 259 448
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,625 £29,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 537 1,215 1,525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.77% 15.50% 12.35%
Number of salaries quoted 386 840 1,116
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 28 May 2020.

Salary histogram for QA in the East of England

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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 28 May 2020. 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 +1 58 £42,500 -11.46% 7
Hertfordshire 0 31 £47,250 +11.18% 11
Essex -11 22 £53,250 +6.50% 7
Bedfordshire -17 10 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Suffolk 0 8 £46,250 +19.35% 1
Norfolk -4 5 £39,000 +11.43% 1
QA
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 62 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.13%) C#
3 29 (21.64%) JIRA
4 27 (20.15%) JavaScript
4 27 (20.15%) Scrum
5 26 (19.40%) Test Automation
6 25 (18.66%) SQL
6 25 (18.66%) .NET
7 23 (17.16%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (15.67%) HTML
8 21 (15.67%) CSS
8 21 (15.67%) Selenium
9 19 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (14.18%) SQL Server
9 19 (14.18%) DevOps
10 18 (13.43%) Java
11 16 (11.94%) jQuery
11 16 (11.94%) Git (software)
12 15 (11.19%) Azure
12 15 (11.19%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (11.19%) AngularJS
12 15 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (11.19%) Degree
12 15 (11.19%) Finance
13 14 (10.45%) Validation
13 14 (10.45%) Microsoft
13 14 (10.45%) Jenkins
13 14 (10.45%) AWS
14 13 (9.70%) REST
14 13 (9.70%) Python

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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 8 (5.97%) IIS
2 3 (2.24%) Confluence
2 3 (2.24%) JBoss
2 3 (2.24%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) NetSuite
2 2 (1.49%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.19%) Azure
2 14 (10.45%) AWS
3 6 (4.48%) SaaS
4 4 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (2.99%) BrowserStack
4 4 (2.99%) Power Platform
4 4 (2.99%) Serverless
5 3 (2.24%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.49%) AWS IoT
6 2 (1.49%) GCP
6 2 (1.49%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.75%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.75%) Firebase
7 1 (0.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.24%) Firewall
1 3 (2.24%) MQTT
2 2 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.73%) Big Data
3 5 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.73%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.99%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (2.99%) Cosmos DB
4 4 (2.99%) Power BI
5 3 (2.24%) MySQL
5 3 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.49%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.49%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.49%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 29 (21.64%) JIRA
2 21 (15.67%) Selenium
3 16 (11.94%) Git (software)
4 14 (10.45%) Jenkins
5 10 (7.46%) Cucumber
5 10 (7.46%) Subversion
6 8 (5.97%) webpack
7 7 (5.22%) Visual Studio
8 6 (4.48%) HP UFT
8 6 (4.48%) Postman
8 6 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (3.73%) Grunt
9 5 (3.73%) gulp
9 5 (3.73%) Mocha
10 4 (2.99%) Buildbot
10 4 (2.99%) Hudson
10 4 (2.99%) Maven
10 4 (2.99%) PVCS
11 3 (2.24%) NUnit
11 3 (2.24%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (11.19%) Finance
2 12 (8.96%) Banking
3 9 (6.72%) Games
4 7 (5.22%) Retail
5 6 (4.48%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.73%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.73%) Marketing
7 2 (1.49%) Local Government
8 1 (0.75%) Advertising
8 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.75%) Automotive
8 1 (0.75%) Law
8 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (27.61%) Developer
2 19 (14.18%) Analyst
3 13 (9.70%) QA Engineer
4 12 (8.96%) C# Developer
5 11 (8.21%) Test Engineer
6 9 (6.72%) Web Developer
7 8 (5.97%) .NET Developer
7 8 (5.97%) Administrator
7 8 (5.97%) Test Analyst
7 8 (5.97%) Test Leader
8 7 (5.22%) Software Developer
8 7 (5.22%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.48%) Architect
9 6 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.48%) IT Analyst
9 6 (4.48%) QA Analyst
9 6 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 5 (3.73%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 5 (3.73%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.66%) .NET
2 21 (15.67%) CSS
2 21 (15.67%) HTML
3 16 (11.94%) jQuery
4 15 (11.19%) AngularJS
5 13 (9.70%) REST
6 12 (8.96%) HTML5
7 11 (8.21%) XML
8 10 (7.46%) Node.js
8 10 (7.46%) Sass
9 9 (6.72%) .NET Framework
9 9 (6.72%) Web Services
10 8 (5.97%) ASP.NET
10 8 (5.97%) Razor View Engine
10 8 (5.97%) React
11 7 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (3.73%) CSS3
12 5 (3.73%) Haml
12 5 (3.73%) LESS
12 5 (3.73%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.22%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.48%) User Experience
4 5 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.24%) Digital Wallet
6 3 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.49%) BBC
7 2 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.49%) PKI
7 2 (1.49%) Replication
7 2 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.75%) Animation
8 1 (0.75%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.75%) Photography
8 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.96%) Linux
2 9 (6.72%) Windows
3 2 (1.49%) Android
3 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (20.15%) Scrum
3 26 (19.40%) Test Automation
4 23 (17.16%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (14.18%) DevOps
6 15 (11.19%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (10.45%) Validation
8 13 (9.70%) Software Engineering
9 12 (8.96%) Regression Testing
9 12 (8.96%) Web Development
10 11 (8.21%) CRM
10 11 (8.21%) SDLC
10 11 (8.21%) TDD
10 11 (8.21%) Test Scripting
10 11 (8.21%) User Stories
10 11 (8.21%) Workflow
11 10 (7.46%) Front End Development
11 10 (7.46%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 31 (23.13%) C#
2 27 (20.15%) JavaScript
3 25 (18.66%) SQL
4 18 (13.43%) Java
5 13 (9.70%) C++
5 13 (9.70%) Python
6 9 (6.72%) TypeScript
7 8 (5.97%) Shell Script
8 7 (5.22%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.73%) ES6
10 4 (2.99%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.24%) Java 8
11 3 (2.24%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.49%) ABAP
12 2 (1.49%) Ruby
12 2 (1.49%) Scala
12 2 (1.49%) VB
13 1 (0.75%) C
13 1 (0.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (11.19%) Degree
2 9 (6.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.97%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.48%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.73%) ISEB
5 5 (3.73%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 4 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.75%) CEH
7 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) GxP
1 5 (3.73%) SLA
2 2 (1.49%) COBIT
2 2 (1.49%) GMP
3 1 (0.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.75%) IASME
System Software
1 7 (5.22%) Docker
2 4 (2.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.73%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.99%) Ansible
3 2 (1.49%) Terraform
4 1 (0.75%) MOM
Vendors
1 14 (10.45%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.72%) FIS
2 9 (6.72%) WorldPay
3 7 (5.22%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.73%) Oracle
4 5 (3.73%) Splunk
5 4 (2.99%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.99%) Spiceworks
6 3 (2.24%) IBM
6 3 (2.24%) PTC
7 2 (1.49%) Adobe
7 2 (1.49%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.49%) Google
7 2 (1.49%) SAP
7 2 (1.49%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.75%) Alibaba
8 1 (0.75%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.75%) hybris
8 1 (0.75%) Tableau
8 1 (0.75%) Talend