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to

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 24 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East of England
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 39 72 85
Rank change year-on-year +33 +13 -28
Permanent jobs citing QA 445 128 138
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 6.58% 3.24% 3.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.23% 23.70% 23.55%
Number of salaries quoted 170 86 101
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,313 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £61,875 £62,188 £57,500
90th Percentile £76,375 £78,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +7.84%

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 1,472 540 586
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.76% 13.67% 13.51%
Number of salaries quoted 571 311 426
10th Percentile £29,250 £32,000 £26,387
25th Percentile £35,960 £37,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £60,625 £62,500 £62,375
90th Percentile £72,500 £80,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% 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

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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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire +12 195 £47,500 - 16
Hertfordshire +56 172 £45,500 -17.27% 24
Essex -17 44 £50,000 -20.00% 5
Suffolk -1 18 £52,500 +59.09% 7
Bedfordshire -12 16 £45,500 -43.13% 8
Norfolk +1 8 £52,500 - 7
QA
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 167 (37.53%) Social Skills
2 152 (34.16%) Agile
3 137 (30.79%) Software Engineering
4 131 (29.44%) Degree
5 114 (25.62%) Test Automation
6 103 (23.15%) Python
7 87 (19.55%) Azure
8 84 (18.88%) Linux
9 83 (18.65%) C#
10 80 (17.98%) JavaScript
10 80 (17.98%) CSS
11 78 (17.53%) Self-Motivation
12 75 (16.85%) SQL
12 75 (16.85%) HTML
12 75 (16.85%) DevOps
13 74 (16.63%) Analytical Skills
14 71 (15.96%) .NET
15 70 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
16 68 (15.28%) Mentoring
17 60 (13.48%) Microsoft
17 60 (13.48%) SQL Server
17 60 (13.48%) Analytics
18 59 (13.26%) Finance
19 57 (12.81%) Machine Learning
19 57 (12.81%) CI/CD
20 54 (12.13%) .NET Framework
20 54 (12.13%) Computer Science
21 53 (11.91%) C
21 53 (11.91%) C++
22 52 (11.69%) Java

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 20 (4.49%) CMS
2 8 (1.80%) Confluence
2 8 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (1.80%) Kentico
2 8 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (1.57%) Umbraco
4 5 (1.12%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.45%) Apache
6 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.45%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.22%) Drupal
7 1 (0.22%) Jetty
7 1 (0.22%) nginx
7 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.80%) InVision
3 8 (1.80%) Sketch
4 4 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.67%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (3.82%) Shopify
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.45%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.22%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 87 (19.55%) Azure
2 52 (11.69%) AWS
3 26 (5.84%) Google Analytics
3 26 (5.84%) Google Tag Manager
4 15 (3.37%) SaaS
5 12 (2.70%) Figma
6 11 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (2.47%) IaaS
6 11 (2.47%) PaaS
7 7 (1.57%) Firebase
8 5 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.12%) Amazon ECS
8 5 (1.12%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.12%) AWS CodeBuild
8 5 (1.12%) AWS CodePipeline
8 5 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.12%) npm
8 5 (1.12%) Serverless
9 4 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.04%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.47%) DHCP
2 11 (2.47%) DNS
3 9 (2.02%) NetScaler
4 6 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (0.90%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.90%) VoIP
5 4 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.90%) WLAN
6 3 (0.67%) Firewall
6 3 (0.67%) LAN
6 3 (0.67%) PBX
6 3 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (0.67%) RTP
6 3 (0.67%) STUN
6 3 (0.67%) Wireless
7 2 (0.45%) Intranet
7 2 (0.45%) Skype
7 2 (0.45%) VPN
8 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.27%) Relational Database
3 17 (3.82%) MySQL
4 13 (2.92%) NoSQL
5 12 (2.70%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (1.80%) Metadata
7 7 (1.57%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.57%) Text Mining
8 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.67%) Power BI
8 3 (0.67%) QlikView
9 2 (0.45%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.45%) Big Data
9 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.22%) DB2
10 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 52 (11.69%) Git (software)
2 41 (9.21%) Selenium
3 39 (8.76%) Jenkins
4 31 (6.97%) JIRA
5 28 (6.29%) Visual Studio
6 26 (5.84%) Subversion
7 20 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (3.82%) Eclipse
9 13 (2.92%) Cypress.io
10 12 (2.70%) webpack
11 11 (2.47%) Bitbucket
12 10 (2.25%) JMeter
12 10 (2.25%) Postman
13 9 (2.02%) Cucumber
14 8 (1.80%) git-flow
14 8 (1.80%) Grunt
14 8 (1.80%) gulp
14 8 (1.80%) Mocha
15 7 (1.57%) CircleCI
16 5 (1.12%) Ranorex
General
1 167 (37.53%) Social Skills
2 74 (16.63%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (13.26%) Finance
4 41 (9.21%) Automotive
5 35 (7.87%) Retail
6 34 (7.64%) Marketing
7 28 (6.29%) Publishing
8 23 (5.17%) Public Sector
9 22 (4.94%) Organisational Skills
10 19 (4.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (4.04%) Games
12 16 (3.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 15 (3.37%) Electronics
14 14 (3.15%) Manufacturing
15 12 (2.70%) Legal
16 8 (1.80%) Influencing Skills
17 7 (1.57%) Environmental Health
18 6 (1.35%) Aviation
18 6 (1.35%) Presentation Skills
19 5 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 132 (29.66%) Developer
2 67 (15.06%) Software Engineer
3 43 (9.66%) QA Engineer
4 41 (9.21%) Principal Engineer
5 39 (8.76%) Analyst
6 31 (6.97%) DevOps Engineer
7 30 (6.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 27 (6.07%) QA Automation Engineer
9 26 (5.84%) Author
9 26 (5.84%) Principal Developer
9 26 (5.84%) Team Leader
9 26 (5.84%) Technical Author
9 26 (5.84%) Technical Developer
10 25 (5.62%) Automation Engineer
10 25 (5.62%) E-Commerce Developer
11 20 (4.49%) Senior Software Engineer
11 20 (4.49%) Tester
12 16 (3.60%) Full Stack Developer
12 16 (3.60%) Junior
13 15 (3.37%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (17.98%) CSS
2 75 (16.85%) HTML
3 71 (15.96%) .NET
4 54 (12.13%) .NET Framework
5 48 (10.79%) JSON
5 48 (10.79%) XML
6 45 (10.11%) REST
7 35 (7.87%) ASP.NET
8 33 (7.42%) Web Services
9 32 (7.19%) Kafka
10 28 (6.29%) React
11 26 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (5.62%) Spring
13 24 (5.39%) jQuery
14 23 (5.17%) .NET Core
14 23 (5.17%) OpenCL
14 23 (5.17%) OpenGL
14 23 (5.17%) OpenGL ES
14 23 (5.17%) Vulkan
15 22 (4.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 78 (17.53%) Self-Motivation
2 37 (8.31%) User Experience
3 27 (6.07%) IoT
4 26 (5.84%) Linux Command Line
4 26 (5.84%) Management Information System
5 24 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
6 23 (5.17%) FMCG
6 23 (5.17%) Mali
7 21 (4.72%) Virtual Team
8 20 (4.49%) Legacy Code
9 14 (3.15%) Device Driver
9 14 (3.15%) Embedded Systems
10 13 (2.92%) Life Science
10 13 (2.92%) Smartphone
11 12 (2.70%) Replication
12 11 (2.47%) PKI
13 9 (2.02%) 3D Graphics
14 7 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (1.35%) Mobile App
15 6 (1.35%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 84 (18.88%) Linux
2 49 (11.01%) Windows
3 32 (7.19%) Android
4 11 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (34.16%) Agile
2 137 (30.79%) Software Engineering
3 114 (25.62%) Test Automation
4 75 (16.85%) DevOps
5 70 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
6 68 (15.28%) Mentoring
7 60 (13.48%) Analytics
8 57 (12.81%) CI/CD
8 57 (12.81%) Machine Learning
9 54 (12.13%) Computer Science
10 52 (11.69%) MVC
11 51 (11.46%) Validation
12 50 (11.24%) Software Testing
13 48 (10.79%) Scrum
14 44 (9.89%) Decision-Making
15 43 (9.66%) Customer Requirements
16 41 (9.21%) Service Design
17 40 (8.99%) Computer Architecture
18 39 (8.76%) Critical Thinking
18 39 (8.76%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 103 (23.15%) Python
2 83 (18.65%) C#
3 80 (17.98%) JavaScript
4 75 (16.85%) SQL
5 53 (11.91%) C
5 53 (11.91%) C++
6 52 (11.69%) Java
7 27 (6.07%) TypeScript
8 17 (3.82%) Embedded C++
9 12 (2.70%) ES6
9 12 (2.70%) PHP
10 10 (2.25%) Ruby
11 8 (1.80%) Embedded C
12 7 (1.57%) Apple Swift
12 7 (1.57%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.12%) Delphi
13 5 (1.12%) Scala
14 4 (0.90%) Groovy
15 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 131 (29.44%) Degree
2 28 (6.29%) ISTQB
3 25 (5.62%) ISEB
4 23 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (4.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (4.94%) Master's Degree
6 20 (4.49%) DBS Check
7 15 (3.37%) SC Cleared
7 15 (3.37%) Security Cleared
8 9 (2.02%) PhD
9 5 (1.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 5 (1.12%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 3 (0.67%) CCA
10 3 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.45%) MCP
11 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.22%) APMP
12 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.17%) SLA
2 20 (4.49%) Accessibility
3 13 (2.92%) GMP
4 8 (1.80%) GLP
5 6 (1.35%) IEC 62304
5 6 (1.35%) ISO 13485
6 4 (0.90%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.67%) Good Clinical Practice
8 2 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.45%) GxP
8 2 (0.45%) HL7
8 2 (0.45%) PMO
9 1 (0.22%) COBIT
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (4.72%) Firmware
2 20 (4.49%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.57%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.35%) Docker
5 3 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 3 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.67%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.67%) XenApp
5 3 (0.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (6.97%) Terraform
2 26 (5.84%) Ansible
3 7 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.12%) Puppet
5 3 (0.67%) Foglight
5 3 (0.67%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.22%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 60 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.07%) Google
3 25 (5.62%) Facebook
4 20 (4.49%) NEC
4 20 (4.49%) Northgate
5 19 (4.27%) SAP
6 15 (3.37%) Adobe
7 14 (3.15%) Oracle
8 13 (2.92%) ANSYS
8 13 (2.92%) Bloomberg
9 9 (2.02%) Citrix
9 9 (2.02%) HP
10 8 (1.80%) Optimizely
10 8 (1.80%) Sitecore
11 7 (1.57%) Apple
12 6 (1.35%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.35%) Cisco
12 6 (1.35%) F5
12 6 (1.35%) Palo Alto
13 5 (1.12%) Atlassian