Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East of England
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 44 42
Rank change year-on-year -19 -2 +19
Permanent jobs citing QA 509 648 777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.30% 5.17% 5.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.01% 42.16% 37.59%
Number of salaries quoted 396 524 667
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.43% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 1,339 1,537 2,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 11.30% 12.27% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1,055 1,206 1,567
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £24,794 £25,750 £25,400
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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
Hertfordshire -3 173 £47,500 +11.76% 41
Cambridgeshire -9 166 £43,000 -4.44% 51
Essex -32 61 £60,000 - 12
Suffolk +9 44 £40,000 +17.65% 8
Norfolk +18 33 £35,000 -5.41% 12
Bedfordshire -9 26 £45,000 -25.00% 8
East Anglia - 6 - -
QA
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 321 (63.06%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (50.10%) Test Automation
3 160 (31.43%) Selenium
4 133 (26.13%) Java
5 129 (25.34%) TDD
6 112 (22.00%) SQL
7 104 (20.43%) C#
8 97 (19.06%) Finance
9 96 (18.86%) SDLC
10 94 (18.47%) JavaScript
11 93 (18.27%) Scrum
12 84 (16.50%) Manual Testing
13 83 (16.31%) BDD
14 82 (16.11%) Degree
15 79 (15.52%) Software Engineering
16 77 (15.13%) .NET
17 74 (14.54%) SQL Server
18 67 (13.16%) Project Management
18 67 (13.16%) WebDriver
19 65 (12.77%) HTML
20 64 (12.57%) JIRA
21 58 (11.39%) Software Testing
22 57 (11.20%) OO
22 57 (11.20%) Test Strategy
23 51 (10.02%) Python
23 51 (10.02%) Functional Testing
24 50 (9.82%) Git (software)
25 47 (9.23%) CSS
26 46 (9.04%) Continuous Improvement
27 43 (8.45%) Continuous Integration

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 12 (2.36%) Confluence
2 10 (1.96%) Skype for Business
3 9 (1.77%) JBoss
4 7 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.79%) Apache
6 3 (0.59%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.59%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.39%) CMS
7 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.20%) IIS
8 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.20%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 14 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.36%) Photoshop
3 10 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.98%) InDesign
5 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.39%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.39%) Revit
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.59%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.39%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.14%) SaaS
4 5 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 5 (0.98%) Asana
5 3 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (0.59%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.39%) Serverless
7 1 (0.20%) AdWords
7 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.75%) Skype
2 11 (2.16%) Internet
3 9 (1.77%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.59%) Firewall
4 3 (0.59%) SMS
5 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.20%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.20%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.20%) DHCP
6 1 (0.20%) DNS
6 1 (0.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.20%) HTTP
6 1 (0.20%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.20%) SAN
6 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (14.54%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (2.95%) NoSQL
4 13 (2.55%) Big Data
5 11 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.77%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.38%) MySQL
7 7 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.18%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.98%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.79%) DB2
10 4 (0.79%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.79%) MS Access
10 4 (0.79%) QlikView
10 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.59%) Impala
Development Applications
1 160 (31.43%) Selenium
2 67 (13.16%) WebDriver
3 64 (12.57%) JIRA
4 50 (9.82%) Git (software)
5 38 (7.47%) Cucumber
6 34 (6.68%) JUnit
6 34 (6.68%) SpecFlow
7 28 (5.50%) Maven
8 27 (5.30%) JBehave
9 26 (5.11%) Jenkins
10 24 (4.72%) HP UFT
10 24 (4.72%) SoapUI
11 17 (3.34%) JMeter
12 12 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (2.36%) Visual Studio
13 11 (2.16%) Appium
13 11 (2.16%) Bitbucket
14 9 (1.77%) eggPlant
14 9 (1.77%) NUnit
General
1 97 (19.06%) Finance
2 37 (7.27%) Retail
3 27 (5.30%) Marketing
4 18 (3.54%) Banking
5 10 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.57%) Legal
6 8 (1.57%) Publishing
7 7 (1.38%) Games
8 6 (1.18%) Back Office
8 6 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.59%) Electronics
10 2 (0.39%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 102 (20.04%) Analyst
2 96 (18.86%) QA Engineer
3 80 (15.72%) Tester
4 72 (14.15%) Developer
5 54 (10.61%) QA Tester
6 48 (9.43%) Test Analyst
7 45 (8.84%) Test Engineer
8 39 (7.66%) QA Leader
9 35 (6.88%) Quality Engineer
10 31 (6.09%) QA Test Engineer
11 30 (5.89%) Java Engineer
12 29 (5.70%) QA Automation Engineer
12 29 (5.70%) Software Engineer
13 27 (5.30%) Business Analyst
13 27 (5.30%) QA Analyst
14 23 (4.52%) Software Tester
15 22 (4.32%) Java Developer
16 21 (4.13%) Senior Developer
16 21 (4.13%) Software Developer
17 20 (3.93%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (15.13%) .NET
2 65 (12.77%) HTML
3 47 (9.23%) CSS
4 40 (7.86%) RESTful
5 33 (6.48%) Web Services
5 33 (6.48%) XML
6 29 (5.70%) HTML5
7 25 (4.91%) AngularJS
7 25 (4.91%) jQuery
8 21 (4.13%) ASP.NET
8 21 (4.13%) REST
9 18 (3.54%) WinForms
10 17 (3.34%) JSON
10 17 (3.34%) Spring
11 15 (2.95%) .NET Framework
11 15 (2.95%) Gherkin
12 14 (2.75%) SOAP
12 14 (2.75%) WCF
13 13 (2.55%) Ajax
13 13 (2.55%) React
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.27%) Mobile App
2 36 (7.07%) Computer Science
3 32 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (5.89%) User Experience
5 28 (5.50%) Data Structures
6 26 (5.11%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (2.95%) Fintech
8 12 (2.36%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.96%) Graphic Design
9 10 (1.96%) Life Science
10 7 (1.38%) Analytical Mindset
10 7 (1.38%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.38%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.18%) Online Games
11 6 (1.18%) RIA
12 5 (0.98%) Internet of Things
12 5 (0.98%) iPhone
12 5 (0.98%) PMI
13 4 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.59%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 42 (8.25%) Android
2 41 (8.06%) Apple iOS
3 26 (5.11%) Linux
4 24 (4.72%) Windows
5 9 (1.77%) Unix
6 5 (0.98%) AIX
6 5 (0.98%) Solaris
7 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (63.06%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (50.10%) Test Automation
3 129 (25.34%) TDD
4 96 (18.86%) SDLC
5 93 (18.27%) Scrum
6 84 (16.50%) Manual Testing
7 83 (16.31%) BDD
8 79 (15.52%) Software Engineering
9 67 (13.16%) Project Management
10 58 (11.39%) Software Testing
11 57 (11.20%) OO
11 57 (11.20%) Test Strategy
12 51 (10.02%) Functional Testing
13 46 (9.04%) Continuous Improvement
14 43 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
15 39 (7.66%) Unit Testing
16 36 (7.07%) Mathematics
16 36 (7.07%) Test Scripting
17 33 (6.48%) Collaborative Working
18 32 (6.29%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 133 (26.13%) Java
2 112 (22.00%) SQL
3 104 (20.43%) C#
4 94 (18.47%) JavaScript
5 51 (10.02%) Python
6 36 (7.07%) T-SQL
7 27 (5.30%) Ruby
8 26 (5.11%) VB
9 21 (4.13%) C++
10 18 (3.54%) PowerShell
11 17 (3.34%) VB.NET
12 13 (2.55%) VB6
13 12 (2.36%) PHP
14 10 (1.96%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.57%) C
15 8 (1.57%) Groovy
16 5 (0.98%) Perl
17 4 (0.79%) ES6
17 4 (0.79%) VBScript
18 3 (0.59%) R
Qualifications
1 82 (16.11%) Degree
2 38 (7.47%) ISTQB
3 36 (7.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (5.50%) ISEB
5 11 (2.16%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.16%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.98%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.79%) PhD
8 3 (0.59%) MCP
8 3 (0.59%) MCSD
9 2 (0.39%) CBAP
9 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.39%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.39%) MBA
9 2 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.20%) HNC
10 1 (0.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.16%) PMO
2 7 (1.38%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.38%) SLA
3 6 (1.18%) COSHH
3 6 (1.18%) GMP
4 5 (0.98%) ISO 13485
5 3 (0.59%) GDPR
5 3 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.59%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.20%) GCP
7 1 (0.20%) GxP
7 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.59%) Apache Flume
1 3 (0.59%) HDFS
1 3 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.39%) vSphere
3 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) Docker
3 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.79%) Puppet
4 3 (0.59%) Ansible
4 3 (0.59%) Nagios
4 3 (0.59%) Oozie
5 2 (0.39%) Nessus
5 2 (0.39%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.20%) Grafana
6 1 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 42 (8.25%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.72%) Oracle
3 19 (3.73%) HP
4 14 (2.75%) SAP
5 12 (2.36%) Apple
5 12 (2.36%) Terracotta
6 9 (1.77%) WorldPay
7 7 (1.38%) Google
7 7 (1.38%) JD Edwards
8 5 (0.98%) Adobe
9 4 (0.79%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.59%) Tableau
10 3 (0.59%) VMware
11 2 (0.39%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.39%) Sophos
12 1 (0.20%) Citrix
12 1 (0.20%) IBM
12 1 (0.20%) JDA
12 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.20%) Telerik