Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East of England
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 64 78
Rank change year-on-year 0 +14 -30
Permanent jobs citing QA 273 432 455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.02% 4.22% 3.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.71% 33.75% 33.83%
Number of salaries quoted 196 328 342
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £35,625 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £64,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 1,022 1,280 1,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.05% 12.50% 11.18%
Number of salaries quoted 719 882 1,027
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,500 £24,816
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £66,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing QA as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in the East of England over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019. 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 -4 126 £52,500 +16.67% 34
Hertfordshire +34 76 £42,500 +13.33% 23
Essex 0 28 £53,750 +27.98% 7
Bedfordshire -13 23 £50,000 -23.08% 13
Suffolk -7 19 £60,000 +33.33% 5
Norfolk -13 1 - - 3
QA
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 149 (54.58%) Test Automation
2 140 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (28.57%) SQL
3 78 (28.57%) BDD
4 77 (28.21%) JIRA
5 74 (27.11%) Scrum
6 66 (24.18%) Java
7 65 (23.81%) C#
8 59 (21.61%) Selenium
9 53 (19.41%) TDD
10 52 (19.05%) SQL Server
10 52 (19.05%) DevOps
11 50 (18.32%) WorldPay
11 50 (18.32%) Cucumber
12 48 (17.58%) Azure
12 48 (17.58%) JavaScript
13 46 (16.85%) API Testing
14 45 (16.48%) AWS
15 43 (15.75%) Linux
15 43 (15.75%) Project Management
16 42 (15.38%) .NET
17 41 (15.02%) Python
18 40 (14.65%) REST
18 40 (14.65%) Gherkin
19 38 (13.92%) Jenkins
19 38 (13.92%) Algorithms
19 38 (13.92%) SOAP
20 36 (13.19%) Microsoft
20 36 (13.19%) Software Engineering
21 35 (12.82%) Windows

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 29 (10.62%) Confluence
2 4 (1.47%) IIS
3 3 (1.10%) Apache Solr
3 3 (1.10%) CMS
3 3 (1.10%) JBoss
3 3 (1.10%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.73%) Apache
5 1 (0.37%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 8 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.47%) FastStats
2 3 (1.10%) Magento
3 2 (0.73%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.37%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.37%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 48 (17.58%) Azure
2 45 (16.48%) AWS
3 25 (9.16%) GCP
4 17 (6.23%) SaaS
5 7 (2.56%) PaaS
6 6 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.47%) BrowserStack
7 4 (1.47%) Office 365
7 4 (1.47%) Responsys
8 3 (1.10%) GitHub
8 3 (1.10%) Sauce Labs
8 3 (1.10%) Serverless
9 2 (0.73%) Data Lake Analytics
9 2 (0.73%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.37%) AWS IoT
10 1 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.37%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.03%) Internet
2 5 (1.83%) Firewall
2 5 (1.83%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (1.47%) NAS
3 4 (1.47%) OpenVPN
3 4 (1.47%) VoIP
4 3 (1.10%) BGP
4 3 (1.10%) EIGRP
4 3 (1.10%) HSRP
4 3 (1.10%) MPLS
4 3 (1.10%) Multicast
4 3 (1.10%) OSPF
4 3 (1.10%) VLAN
4 3 (1.10%) Wireless
5 1 (0.37%) 802.11
5 1 (0.37%) Frame Relay
5 1 (0.37%) IPsec
5 1 (0.37%) SAN
5 1 (0.37%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.59%) Relational Database
3 17 (6.23%) MySQL
3 17 (6.23%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.56%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.83%) Big Data
7 5 (1.83%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.47%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.47%) MS Access
9 3 (1.10%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.73%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.73%) DB2
10 2 (0.73%) HBase
10 2 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.73%) Power BI
10 2 (0.73%) QlikView
11 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 77 (28.21%) JIRA
2 59 (21.61%) Selenium
3 50 (18.32%) Cucumber
4 38 (13.92%) Jenkins
5 24 (8.79%) Git (software)
5 24 (8.79%) Maven
6 23 (8.42%) Appium
7 20 (7.33%) eggPlant
7 20 (7.33%) JMeter
7 20 (7.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 20 (7.33%) Zephyr
8 17 (6.23%) JUnit
9 15 (5.49%) TestNG
10 13 (4.76%) Gradle
11 11 (4.03%) WebDriver
12 6 (2.20%) SpecFlow
13 5 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (1.47%) Ranorex
14 4 (1.47%) Visual Studio
14 4 (1.47%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 21 (7.69%) Retail
2 16 (5.86%) Finance
3 7 (2.56%) Marketing
4 6 (2.20%) Games
5 5 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.10%) Advertising
7 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (21.61%) QA Engineer
2 57 (20.88%) Analyst
3 56 (20.51%) Test Engineer
4 52 (19.05%) Tester
5 30 (10.99%) QA Test Engineer
6 29 (10.62%) QA Analyst
7 28 (10.26%) Test Analyst
8 26 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
9 25 (9.16%) Test Automation Engineer
10 24 (8.79%) Developer
10 24 (8.79%) Quality Engineer
10 24 (8.79%) Senior Tester
10 24 (8.79%) Software Tester
11 23 (8.42%) Senior Software Tester
11 23 (8.42%) Software Engineer
12 22 (8.06%) QA Tester
13 20 (7.33%) Data Migration Analyst
13 20 (7.33%) Data Migration Tester
13 20 (7.33%) Migration Analyst
14 19 (6.96%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (15.38%) .NET
2 40 (14.65%) Gherkin
2 40 (14.65%) REST
3 38 (13.92%) SOAP
4 24 (8.79%) React
5 16 (5.86%) JSON
6 14 (5.13%) CSS
6 14 (5.13%) HTML
6 14 (5.13%) Web Services
7 13 (4.76%) jOOQ
7 13 (4.76%) Kafka
7 13 (4.76%) RESTful
8 12 (4.40%) AngularJS
9 11 (4.03%) HTML5
9 11 (4.03%) Redux
10 8 (2.93%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (1.83%) jQuery
12 4 (1.47%) Node.js
12 4 (1.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.92%) Algorithms
2 32 (11.72%) Virtual Team
3 30 (10.99%) Data Structures
4 26 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (7.33%) Mobile App
6 13 (4.76%) Renewable Energy
7 9 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.56%) User Experience
9 6 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.83%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.47%) Life Science
11 4 (1.47%) Replication
12 3 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.73%) FMCG
13 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.73%) NHS
14 1 (0.37%) Data Centre
14 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
14 1 (0.37%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.75%) Linux
2 35 (12.82%) Windows
3 24 (8.79%) Android
3 24 (8.79%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.83%) Debian
4 5 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.83%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.47%) CentOS
5 4 (1.47%) Unix
6 2 (0.73%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.73%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.73%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.73%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.73%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.73%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.37%) AIX
7 1 (0.37%) Solaris
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (54.58%) Test Automation
2 140 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (28.57%) BDD
4 74 (27.11%) Scrum
5 53 (19.41%) TDD
6 52 (19.05%) DevOps
7 46 (16.85%) API Testing
8 43 (15.75%) Project Management
9 36 (13.19%) Software Engineering
10 35 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (12.09%) Defect Tracking
12 32 (11.72%) Kanban
12 32 (11.72%) SDLC
13 31 (11.36%) Computer Science
13 31 (11.36%) Scenario Testing
13 31 (11.36%) Test Scripting
14 30 (10.99%) OO
15 28 (10.26%) Microservices
16 27 (9.89%) Manual Testing
17 26 (9.52%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (28.57%) SQL
2 66 (24.18%) Java
3 65 (23.81%) C#
4 48 (17.58%) JavaScript
5 41 (15.02%) Python
6 13 (4.76%) Groovy
7 10 (3.66%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.30%) C
8 9 (3.30%) TypeScript
9 8 (2.93%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.20%) C++
11 5 (1.83%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.47%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.47%) VB
12 4 (1.47%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.73%) Perl
14 1 (0.37%) ABAP
14 1 (0.37%) Delphi
14 1 (0.37%) Java 8
14 1 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (10.62%) ISTQB
2 21 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 21 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 20 (7.33%) Degree
4 9 (3.30%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.56%) ISEB
6 5 (1.83%) CCDP
6 5 (1.83%) CCIE
6 5 (1.83%) CCNP
6 5 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.37%) CEH
7 1 (0.37%) CISM
7 1 (0.37%) CISSP
7 1 (0.37%) GIAC
7 1 (0.37%) GSEC
7 1 (0.37%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.37%) PhD
7 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.37%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.93%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) GMP
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (12.82%) Docker
2 4 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.47%) Samba
3 1 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 31 (11.36%) Kubernetes
2 20 (7.33%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.73%) SCCM
4 1 (0.37%) Ansible
4 1 (0.37%) Automic
4 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.37%) Puppet
4 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (18.32%) WorldPay
2 36 (13.19%) Microsoft
3 22 (8.06%) Google
4 20 (7.33%) HP
5 12 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.93%) Oracle
6 8 (2.93%) SAP
7 7 (2.56%) Cisco
8 5 (1.83%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.47%) Apple
9 4 (1.47%) Draytek
9 4 (1.47%) Synology
10 3 (1.10%) IBM
10 3 (1.10%) Meraki
10 3 (1.10%) MikroTik
11 2 (0.73%) Adobe
11 2 (0.73%) Remedy
11 2 (0.73%) Sparx
12 1 (0.37%) Hyperion
12 1 (0.37%) Juniper