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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England / East of England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 52 66
Rank change year-on-year -17 +14  
Permanent jobs citing QA 265 323 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.28% 4.71% 4.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.05% 37.13% 32.97%
Number of salaries quoted 215 278 269
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £58,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 735 870 1010
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 11.88% 12.70% 12.34%
Number of salaries quoted 563 715 751
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £26,700 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -39 83 £47,500 -5.00% 22
Hertfordshire +18 80 £45,000 - 8
Suffolk -5 40 £36,000 +10.76% 3
Essex -6 32 £47,500 - 1
Norfolk +3 18 £35,000 -10.82% 4
Bedfordshire +17 12 - - 5
QA
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 298 (55.29%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (44.34%) Test Automation
3 157 (29.13%) Selenium
4 152 (28.20%) C#
5 146 (27.09%) Finance
6 123 (22.82%) Java
7 122 (22.63%) SDLC
8 117 (21.71%) SQL
8 117 (21.71%) .NET
8 117 (21.71%) Scrum
9 106 (19.67%) Software Testing
10 104 (19.29%) TDD
11 101 (18.74%) Degree
12 96 (17.81%) JIRA
13 95 (17.63%) BDD
13 95 (17.63%) SQL Server
14 93 (17.25%) Microsoft
15 92 (17.07%) JavaScript
16 80 (14.84%) Test Strategy
17 78 (14.47%) Software Engineering
18 77 (14.29%) WebDriver
19 76 (14.10%) User Acceptance Testing
20 74 (13.73%) Cucumber
21 68 (12.62%) Waterfall
22 67 (12.43%) ISEB
23 61 (11.32%) ISTQB
24 58 (10.76%) HTML
25 56 (10.39%) Manual Testing
26 55 (10.20%) Unit Testing
26 55 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server

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 21 (3.90%) Tomcat
2 19 (3.53%) Confluence
3 9 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (1.48%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.11%) Drupal
5 6 (1.11%) IIS
6 5 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.74%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.37%) CMS
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.74%) Sonata
3 3 (0.56%) Magento
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.04%) SaaS
4 9 (1.67%) Office 365
5 3 (0.56%) Datadog
5 3 (0.56%) GitHub
5 3 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.37%) IaaS
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.19%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.53%) Internet
2 9 (1.67%) HTTP
3 8 (1.48%) Wireless
4 7 (1.30%) Firewall
4 7 (1.30%) SAN
5 5 (0.93%) DNS
5 5 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (0.56%) Diameter Protocol
6 3 (0.56%) GPRS
6 3 (0.56%) GSM
6 3 (0.56%) LAN
6 3 (0.56%) LTE
6 3 (0.56%) UMTS
6 3 (0.56%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.56%) VoIP
6 3 (0.56%) VoLTE
6 3 (0.56%) WAN
7 2 (0.37%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.37%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (17.63%) SQL Server
2 55 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (5.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (3.15%) MySQL
5 12 (2.23%) Big Data
6 9 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.48%) SQLite
8 5 (0.93%) QlikView
8 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.56%) BigQuery
9 3 (0.56%) GIS
9 3 (0.56%) Looker
9 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Power View
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.56%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.56%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.56%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 157 (29.13%) Selenium
2 96 (17.81%) JIRA
3 77 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 74 (13.73%) Cucumber
5 55 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 51 (9.46%) Visual Studio
7 48 (8.91%) Git (software)
8 32 (5.94%) Jenkins
9 29 (5.38%) JBehave
9 29 (5.38%) JUnit
10 24 (4.45%) Maven
11 22 (4.08%) SoapUI
12 19 (3.53%) JMeter
13 17 (3.15%) HP UFT
14 15 (2.78%) TeamCity
15 14 (2.60%) SpecFlow
16 12 (2.23%) Subversion
17 9 (1.67%) Bugzilla
18 8 (1.48%) Testopia
19 7 (1.30%) LoadRunner
General
1 146 (27.09%) Finance
2 28 (5.19%) Retail
3 19 (3.53%) Marketing
4 13 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.67%) Banking
5 9 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (1.48%) Legal
7 7 (1.30%) Law
8 6 (1.11%) Publishing
9 5 (0.93%) Back Office
9 5 (0.93%) Billing
9 5 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.56%) Games
11 2 (0.37%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 126 (23.38%) Analyst
2 115 (21.34%) Developer
3 87 (16.14%) Test Analyst
4 82 (15.21%) Tester
5 51 (9.46%) QA Engineer
5 51 (9.46%) QA Tester
5 51 (9.46%) Test Engineer
6 50 (9.28%) .NET Developer
7 42 (7.79%) Software Engineer
8 41 (7.61%) Java Engineer
9 38 (7.05%) Software Developer
10 37 (6.86%) QA Analyst
11 33 (6.12%) QA Automation Engineer
12 30 (5.57%) QA Test Analyst
12 30 (5.57%) Software Tester
13 29 (5.38%) Java Developer
14 27 (5.01%) .NET Software Developer
14 27 (5.01%) Automation Tester
15 26 (4.82%) Java Software Engineer
15 26 (4.82%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (21.71%) .NET
2 58 (10.76%) HTML
3 54 (10.02%) CSS
4 52 (9.65%) Gherkin
5 46 (8.53%) Web Services
6 44 (8.16%) RESTful
7 41 (7.61%) ASP.NET
8 39 (7.24%) Ajax
9 27 (5.01%) XML
10 25 (4.64%) .NET Framework
10 25 (4.64%) Spring
11 21 (3.90%) Android SDK
12 20 (3.71%) Hibernate
13 19 (3.53%) iOS SDK
13 19 (3.53%) REST
14 14 (2.60%) AngularJS
15 12 (2.23%) jQuery
16 10 (1.86%) HTML5
16 10 (1.86%) JSON
17 9 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.65%) Computer Science
2 24 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.71%) User Experience
4 19 (3.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 18 (3.34%) Mobile App
6 17 (3.15%) Algorithms
7 16 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.60%) Data Structures
9 13 (2.41%) Fintech
10 12 (2.23%) Virtual Team
11 11 (2.04%) RIA
12 9 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (1.11%) Fat Client
13 6 (1.11%) Thin Client
14 5 (0.93%) iPad
15 4 (0.74%) Data Centre
15 4 (0.74%) Smart City
16 3 (0.56%) Management Information System
17 2 (0.37%) Blackberry
17 2 (0.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 52 (9.65%) Android
2 51 (9.46%) Apple iOS
3 50 (9.28%) Linux
4 43 (7.98%) Windows
5 20 (3.71%) Unix
6 2 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (55.29%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (44.34%) Test Automation
3 122 (22.63%) SDLC
4 117 (21.71%) Scrum
5 106 (19.67%) Software Testing
6 104 (19.29%) TDD
7 95 (17.63%) BDD
8 80 (14.84%) Test Strategy
9 78 (14.47%) Software Engineering
10 76 (14.10%) User Acceptance Testing
11 68 (12.62%) Waterfall
12 56 (10.39%) Manual Testing
13 55 (10.20%) Regression Testing
13 55 (10.20%) Unit Testing
14 54 (10.02%) Test Scripting
15 44 (8.16%) Functional Testing
15 44 (8.16%) Workflow
16 43 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
17 42 (7.79%) Wealth Management
18 40 (7.42%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 152 (28.20%) C#
2 123 (22.82%) Java
3 117 (21.71%) SQL
4 92 (17.07%) JavaScript
5 48 (8.91%) Python
5 48 (8.91%) VB.NET
6 18 (3.34%) C++
7 15 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 15 (2.78%) Perl
8 10 (1.86%) PHP
8 10 (1.86%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.67%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.30%) C
10 7 (1.30%) VB
11 6 (1.11%) Ruby
12 5 (0.93%) Clojure
12 5 (0.93%) F#
12 5 (0.93%) Go
12 5 (0.93%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.93%) Rust
Qualifications
1 101 (18.74%) Degree
2 67 (12.43%) ISEB
3 61 (11.32%) ISTQB
4 30 (5.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (1.48%) PhD
7 5 (0.93%) CCNA
7 5 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.56%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.56%) CCNP
9 3 (0.56%) HND
9 3 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.56%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.56%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.37%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.34%) PMO
2 5 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.74%) SLA
4 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) GAMP
5 1 (0.19%) GDPR
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (3.53%) Docker
2 9 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.11%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.93%) KVM
4 5 (0.93%) LXC
5 2 (0.37%) Firmware
5 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.37%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (1.86%) Ansible
3 10 (1.86%) Puppet
4 9 (1.67%) Nagios
5 5 (0.93%) Terraform
6 3 (0.56%) Consul
6 3 (0.56%) Graphite
6 3 (0.56%) Graylog
6 3 (0.56%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 93 (17.25%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.24%) Oracle
3 30 (5.57%) Xamarin
4 15 (2.78%) Atlassian
4 15 (2.78%) CA Agile Central
5 12 (2.23%) HP
6 9 (1.67%) VMware
7 7 (1.30%) Tableau
8 5 (0.93%) Brocade
8 5 (0.93%) CA
8 5 (0.93%) hybris
8 5 (0.93%) Perforce
8 5 (0.93%) Riverbed
8 5 (0.93%) Splunk
8 5 (0.93%) Vyatta
9 3 (0.56%) Cisco
9 3 (0.56%) Demandware
9 3 (0.56%) Meraki
9 3 (0.56%) Sun
10 2 (0.37%) Apple
Cambridgeshire
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + 15% bonus, 5% pension, other benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £20,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Billericay, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Gym, Health Care & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k DoE + options
Posted: 14 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Tec Partners
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Empiric
Salary: From £23,000 to £24,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Chris Cobbold Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + bonuses + career progre
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton
TUI Group Careers
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Luton
TUI Group Careers
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £25k - 32k per year + Awesome Benefits+Prospects!
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum + share option scheme + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum family healthcare, pension, life ins
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton
TUI Group Careers
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago