Period
to 5 May 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 5 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East of England
6 months to
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 72 87 59
Rank change year-on-year +15 -28 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 123 157 368
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 3.29% 3.24% 4.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.68% 25.08% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 81 118 263
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,525
25th Percentile £40,000 £31,250 £34,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 479 626 1,288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.82% 12.92% 15.50%
Number of salaries quoted 281 461 890
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £25,250
25th Percentile £37,000 £31,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £63,250 £60,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% -

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 5 May 2021.

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 5 May 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 +11 73 £47,500 +11.76% 30
Essex +3 20 £75,000 +61.29% 3
Hertfordshire +24 18 £55,000 +22.22% 14
Bedfordshire +9 8 £80,000 +93.94% 3
Suffolk +8 3 £33,000 -22.35% 2
Norfolk +12 1 - -
QA
England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 68 (55.28%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.27%) Test Automation
3 35 (28.46%) Social Skills
4 30 (24.39%) C#
4 30 (24.39%) Scrum
5 29 (23.58%) Python
6 28 (22.76%) Selenium
7 24 (19.51%) Degree
7 24 (19.51%) JavaScript
8 23 (18.70%) SQL
9 22 (17.89%) Java
9 22 (17.89%) Azure
10 21 (17.07%) JIRA
11 19 (15.45%) AWS
11 19 (15.45%) Microsoft
12 18 (14.63%) DevOps
13 17 (13.82%) C
14 16 (13.01%) Software Testing
15 14 (11.38%) SaaS
15 14 (11.38%) Manual Testing
15 14 (11.38%) Linux
15 14 (11.38%) REST
16 12 (9.76%) Kubernetes
16 12 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
16 12 (9.76%) Self-Motivation
16 12 (9.76%) .NET
17 11 (8.94%) C++
17 11 (8.94%) Computer Science
17 11 (8.94%) Git (software)
17 11 (8.94%) Exploratory Testing

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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 7 (5.69%) Confluence
2 6 (4.88%) Red Hat Fuse
3 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) CMS
4 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.81%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Maximo
1 1 (0.81%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.89%) Azure
2 19 (15.45%) AWS
3 14 (11.38%) SaaS
4 9 (7.32%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (5.69%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (2.44%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 3 (2.44%) GCP
6 3 (2.44%) IaaS
6 3 (2.44%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (2.44%) PowerApps
7 2 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.63%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (1.63%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.63%) Power Automate
7 2 (1.63%) Serverless
8 1 (0.81%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.81%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.07%) Internet
2 4 (3.25%) DMZ
3 3 (2.44%) HTTP
3 3 (2.44%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (2.44%) SSL
4 2 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.81%) DHCP
5 1 (0.81%) DNS
5 1 (0.81%) Firewall
5 1 (0.81%) SAN
5 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.88%) Power BI
2 5 (4.07%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.25%) MySQL
3 4 (3.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (0.81%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.81%) Looker
5 1 (0.81%) QlikView
5 1 (0.81%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 28 (22.76%) Selenium
2 21 (17.07%) JIRA
3 11 (8.94%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.50%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.88%) Postman
6 5 (4.07%) Bitbucket
6 5 (4.07%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.25%) JMeter
7 4 (3.25%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.44%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.44%) Cypress.io
8 3 (2.44%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.44%) Subversion
8 3 (2.44%) TestRail
9 2 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.63%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.63%) Maven
10 1 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.81%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (28.46%) Social Skills
2 9 (7.32%) Finance
3 8 (6.50%) Marketing
4 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.25%) Influencing Skills
5 4 (3.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.25%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.44%) Law
6 3 (2.44%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (2.44%) Retail
7 2 (1.63%) Advertising
7 2 (1.63%) Games
7 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.63%) Publishing
8 1 (0.81%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.81%) Automotive
8 1 (0.81%) Electronics
8 1 (0.81%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 22 (17.89%) Developer
1 22 (17.89%) QA Engineer
2 12 (9.76%) Test Engineer
3 9 (7.32%) Architect
4 7 (5.69%) Python Engineer
4 7 (5.69%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (4.88%) Senior Test Engineer
6 5 (4.07%) Analyst
6 5 (4.07%) Graduate
6 5 (4.07%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (4.07%) QA Leader
6 5 (4.07%) Senior Developer
6 5 (4.07%) Technical Architect
6 5 (4.07%) Tester
7 4 (3.25%) Junior
7 4 (3.25%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.25%) QA Automation Engineer
7 4 (3.25%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (3.25%) Software Engineer
7 4 (3.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.38%) REST
2 12 (9.76%) .NET
3 9 (7.32%) Web Services
4 8 (6.50%) SOAP
5 7 (5.69%) HTML
5 7 (5.69%) J2EE
6 6 (4.88%) CSS
6 6 (4.88%) React
7 4 (3.25%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.25%) RESTful
8 3 (2.44%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (2.44%) Gherkin
8 3 (2.44%) Java EE
8 3 (2.44%) Laravel
8 3 (2.44%) LDAP
8 3 (2.44%) Node.js
8 3 (2.44%) Symfony
8 3 (2.44%) Vue.js
8 3 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.76%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (6.50%) User Experience
3 7 (5.69%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.88%) Virtual Team
5 5 (4.07%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.25%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.44%) Life Science
8 2 (1.63%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.63%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.63%) Online Games
9 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.81%) NHS
9 1 (0.81%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.38%) Linux
2 9 (7.32%) Windows
3 5 (4.07%) Android
3 5 (4.07%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.44%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.63%) VMS
6 1 (0.81%) Unix
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (55.28%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.27%) Test Automation
3 30 (24.39%) Scrum
4 18 (14.63%) DevOps
5 16 (13.01%) Software Testing
6 14 (11.38%) Manual Testing
7 12 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (8.94%) Computer Science
8 11 (8.94%) Exploratory Testing
9 10 (8.13%) Functional Testing
9 10 (8.13%) Mentoring
9 10 (8.13%) SDLC
10 9 (7.32%) Microservices
10 9 (7.32%) QA Automation
11 8 (6.50%) Test Strategy
11 8 (6.50%) Web Development
12 7 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (5.69%) Mathematics
12 7 (5.69%) SOA
12 7 (5.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.39%) C#
2 29 (23.58%) Python
3 24 (19.51%) JavaScript
4 23 (18.70%) SQL
5 22 (17.89%) Java
6 17 (13.82%) C
7 11 (8.94%) C++
8 6 (4.88%) Ruby
9 5 (4.07%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.25%) PHP
11 2 (1.63%) R
11 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.63%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (19.51%) Degree
2 7 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (5.69%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.69%) PhD
3 6 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (4.07%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.25%) CCNA
5 4 (3.25%) CCNP
5 4 (3.25%) HNC
5 4 (3.25%) HND
5 4 (3.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.25%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) GDPR
2 2 (1.63%) Good Clinical Practice
2 2 (1.63%) IEC 62304
2 2 (1.63%) ISO 13485
2 2 (1.63%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.81%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (6.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (9.76%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.88%) ZABBIX
3 4 (3.25%) FlexNet
4 3 (2.44%) Terraform
5 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (15.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.88%) Red Hat
3 4 (3.25%) ANSYS
3 4 (3.25%) Bloomberg
3 4 (3.25%) Cisco
3 4 (3.25%) Fortinet
3 4 (3.25%) Juniper
3 4 (3.25%) Palo Alto
4 2 (1.63%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle
5 1 (0.81%) Facebook
5 1 (0.81%) Google
5 1 (0.81%) IBM
5 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.81%) VMware
5 1 (0.81%) Xamarin