Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 48 53
Rank change year-on-year -23 +5 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 467 660 727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.86% 4.98% 4.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.49% 39.24% 36.12%
Number of salaries quoted 357 534 619
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,400 £24,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £58,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 1354 1682 2013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 11.18% 12.69% 13.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1045 1304 1503
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £24,794 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £66,750 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -23 150 £45,000 -10.00% 16
Hertfordshire -20 143 £46,500 +8.14% 14
Suffolk +8 71 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Essex -33 48 £50,000 -16.67% 2
Norfolk +16 25 £35,000 +3.70% 2
Bedfordshire -20 24 £35,000 -41.67% 1
East Anglia - 6 - -
QA
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 East of England region with a requirement for QA.

1 269 (57.60%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (47.54%) Test Automation
3 125 (26.77%) Java
4 119 (25.48%) TDD
5 117 (25.05%) Selenium
6 114 (24.41%) Finance
7 102 (21.84%) SQL
8 95 (20.34%) Degree
9 91 (19.49%) C#
9 91 (19.49%) SDLC
10 85 (18.20%) Software Engineering
10 85 (18.20%) Scrum
11 79 (16.92%) JavaScript
12 75 (16.06%) BDD
13 67 (14.35%) .NET
14 64 (13.70%) Test Strategy
15 63 (13.49%) SQL Server
15 63 (13.49%) Software Testing
15 63 (13.49%) Manual Testing
16 55 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
17 54 (11.56%) WebDriver
17 54 (11.56%) JIRA
18 52 (11.13%) OO
19 51 (10.92%) Project Management
20 48 (10.28%) Microsoft
20 48 (10.28%) Computer Science
21 47 (10.06%) Unit Testing
21 47 (10.06%) Python
21 47 (10.06%) HTML
22 46 (9.85%) Git (software)

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 9 (1.93%) Confluence
1 9 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (1.50%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.64%) Apache
3 3 (0.64%) JBoss
4 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.43%) CMS
4 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.36%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.07%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.64%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.43%) FastStats
3 2 (0.43%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.21%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.35%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.57%) SaaS
4 4 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.43%) Responsys
6 2 (0.43%) Serverless
7 1 (0.21%) AdWords
7 1 (0.21%) Datadog
7 1 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.21%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.85%) Internet
2 8 (1.71%) Skype
3 6 (1.28%) Unified Communications
4 5 (1.07%) SMS
5 4 (0.86%) HTTP
6 2 (0.43%) DNS
7 1 (0.21%) DHCP
7 1 (0.21%) Firewall
7 1 (0.21%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.21%) SAN
7 1 (0.21%) VoIP
7 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (13.49%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (3.00%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.36%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.14%) Big Data
7 8 (1.71%) MySQL
8 7 (1.50%) QlikView
9 6 (1.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 6 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.28%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.28%) SAP BW
9 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.86%) DB2
11 4 (0.86%) GIS
11 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Power View
11 4 (0.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 117 (25.05%) Selenium
2 54 (11.56%) JIRA
2 54 (11.56%) WebDriver
3 46 (9.85%) Git (software)
4 40 (8.57%) Cucumber
5 28 (6.00%) SpecFlow
6 27 (5.78%) Jenkins
7 22 (4.71%) JUnit
8 21 (4.50%) JBehave
9 16 (3.43%) HP UFT
10 15 (3.21%) Maven
11 13 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (2.57%) SoapUI
13 11 (2.36%) Bitbucket
13 11 (2.36%) Visual Studio
14 10 (2.14%) Gradle
14 10 (2.14%) jMock
14 10 (2.14%) Subversion
15 9 (1.93%) TeamCity
16 6 (1.28%) Chocolatey
General
1 114 (24.41%) Finance
2 37 (7.92%) Retail
3 19 (4.07%) Marketing
4 11 (2.36%) Banking
5 9 (1.93%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.71%) Back Office
7 7 (1.50%) Publishing
8 6 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.07%) Electronics
10 4 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.64%) Games
11 3 (0.64%) Legal
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 104 (22.27%) Analyst
2 90 (19.27%) QA Engineer
3 73 (15.63%) Developer
4 61 (13.06%) Tester
5 49 (10.49%) Test Analyst
6 43 (9.21%) QA Tester
7 41 (8.78%) Test Engineer
8 39 (8.35%) Java Engineer
9 36 (7.71%) Software Engineer
10 31 (6.64%) QA Automation Engineer
11 30 (6.42%) QA Analyst
12 29 (6.21%) Java Developer
13 26 (5.57%) Java Software Engineer
13 26 (5.57%) QA Test Engineer
14 23 (4.93%) Business Analyst
14 23 (4.93%) Software Developer
15 22 (4.71%) QA Test Analyst
16 21 (4.50%) QA Leader
17 19 (4.07%) Software Tester
18 18 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (14.35%) .NET
2 47 (10.06%) HTML
3 42 (8.99%) RESTful
3 42 (8.99%) Web Services
4 35 (7.49%) XML
5 32 (6.85%) CSS
6 27 (5.78%) REST
7 26 (5.57%) Gherkin
8 19 (4.07%) HTML5
8 19 (4.07%) Spring
9 17 (3.64%) AngularJS
9 17 (3.64%) JSON
10 14 (3.00%) SOAP
11 13 (2.78%) Ajax
11 13 (2.78%) ASP.NET
11 13 (2.78%) Ehcache
11 13 (2.78%) jQuery
12 12 (2.57%) .NET Framework
12 12 (2.57%) WCF
13 10 (2.14%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (10.28%) Computer Science
3 29 (6.21%) Data Structures
4 27 (5.78%) Algorithms
5 25 (5.35%) Mobile App
6 22 (4.71%) User Experience
7 11 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (2.14%) RIA
9 9 (1.93%) Fintech
9 9 (1.93%) Life Science
10 8 (1.71%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.50%) Analytical Mindset
12 6 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.86%) Internet of Things
13 4 (0.86%) PMI
13 4 (0.86%) Social Media
14 3 (0.64%) Graphic Design
14 3 (0.64%) iPhone
14 3 (0.64%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 43 (9.21%) Apple iOS
2 40 (8.57%) Windows
3 39 (8.35%) Android
4 23 (4.93%) Linux
5 8 (1.71%) Unix
6 5 (1.07%) AIX
6 5 (1.07%) Solaris
7 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (57.60%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (47.54%) Test Automation
3 119 (25.48%) TDD
4 91 (19.49%) SDLC
5 85 (18.20%) Scrum
5 85 (18.20%) Software Engineering
6 75 (16.06%) BDD
7 64 (13.70%) Test Strategy
8 63 (13.49%) Manual Testing
8 63 (13.49%) Software Testing
9 52 (11.13%) OO
10 51 (10.92%) Project Management
11 47 (10.06%) Unit Testing
12 46 (9.85%) Collaborative Working
13 37 (7.92%) Mathematics
13 37 (7.92%) Test Scripting
14 36 (7.71%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (7.49%) User Acceptance Testing
16 34 (7.28%) API Testing
16 34 (7.28%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 125 (26.77%) Java
2 102 (21.84%) SQL
3 91 (19.49%) C#
4 79 (16.92%) JavaScript
5 47 (10.06%) Python
6 28 (6.00%) C++
7 23 (4.93%) T-SQL
8 20 (4.28%) VB.NET
9 17 (3.64%) VB
10 16 (3.43%) PowerShell
10 16 (3.43%) Ruby
11 12 (2.57%) VB6
12 8 (1.71%) PHP
13 6 (1.28%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.28%) C
14 5 (1.07%) Perl
14 5 (1.07%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.07%) VBA
15 4 (0.86%) VBScript
16 3 (0.64%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 95 (20.34%) Degree
2 43 (9.21%) ISEB
3 41 (8.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 36 (7.71%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.50%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.50%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.86%) PhD
7 4 (0.86%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.64%) MCP
8 3 (0.64%) MCSD
9 2 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.43%) MBA
9 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.21%) APMP
10 1 (0.21%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.21%) MCITP
10 1 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.00%) PMO
2 9 (1.93%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.50%) SLA
4 5 (1.07%) ISO 13485
4 5 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.86%) GDPR
5 4 (0.86%) GMP
6 3 (0.64%) COSHH
6 3 (0.64%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.21%) GAMP
7 1 (0.21%) GCP
7 1 (0.21%) GxP
7 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (1.93%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.28%) Ansible
2 6 (1.28%) Puppet
3 5 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.86%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.43%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.21%) Consul
6 1 (0.21%) Graphite
6 1 (0.21%) Graylog
6 1 (0.21%) Nagios
6 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (10.28%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.35%) Oracle
3 15 (3.21%) HP
4 13 (2.78%) SAP
4 13 (2.78%) Terracotta
5 9 (1.93%) Apple
5 9 (1.93%) Tableau
6 6 (1.28%) JD Edwards
7 4 (0.86%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (0.86%) Citrix
7 4 (0.86%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.64%) Google
8 3 (0.64%) hybris
8 3 (0.64%) IBM
8 3 (0.64%) Perforce
8 3 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.64%) Selligent
9 2 (0.43%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.43%) Trillium
10 1 (0.21%) Cisco