Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 58 70
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 314 541 535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.19% 4.49% 4.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.49% 36.43% 37.44%
Number of salaries quoted 223 405 435
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £72,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 1,102 1,485 1,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.69% 12.32% 11.45%
Number of salaries quoted 798 1,067 1,090
East of England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% -3.00%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +6 126 £52,500 +16.67% 41
Hertfordshire +18 102 £42,500 -5.56% 20
Bedfordshire +6 47 £47,500 -34.48% 2
Essex -4 24 £48,750 +10.80% 5
Suffolk -16 9 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Norfolk +2 6 £33,750 -8.78% 3
QA
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 183 (58.28%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (51.27%) Test Automation
3 86 (27.39%) Scrum
4 74 (23.57%) Java
5 68 (21.66%) SQL
6 66 (21.02%) C#
7 64 (20.38%) Selenium
8 59 (18.79%) BDD
9 56 (17.83%) .NET
10 52 (16.56%) JIRA
11 51 (16.24%) JavaScript
12 50 (15.92%) Python
13 48 (15.29%) Retail
14 46 (14.65%) TDD
14 46 (14.65%) SQL Server
14 46 (14.65%) DevOps
15 44 (14.01%) SDLC
16 43 (13.69%) Microsoft
17 36 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure
18 35 (11.15%) Linux
19 34 (10.83%) Cucumber
20 33 (10.51%) Degree
21 32 (10.19%) Kanban
22 31 (9.87%) Continuous Integration
22 31 (9.87%) Project Management
22 31 (9.87%) Software Testing
23 30 (9.55%) Software Engineering
23 30 (9.55%) Manual Testing
23 30 (9.55%) API Testing
23 30 (9.55%) Problem-Solving

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 15 (4.78%) Confluence
2 3 (0.96%) IIS
3 2 (0.64%) Apache
3 2 (0.64%) CMS
3 2 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (0.64%) JBoss
3 2 (0.64%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.64%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.64%) Umbraco
3 2 (0.64%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.64%) WordPress
4 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.32%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.91%) SAP Business One
2 4 (1.27%) FastStats
3 2 (0.64%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.32%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.32%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.32%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 36 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.23%) BrowserStack
3 7 (2.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.27%) Office 365
5 4 (1.27%) Responsys
6 3 (0.96%) SaaS
7 2 (0.64%) npm
7 2 (0.64%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.32%) AWS IoT
8 1 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.32%) IaaS
8 1 (0.32%) PaaS
8 1 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.14%) Firewall
2 7 (2.23%) Internet
3 5 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.27%) NAS
4 4 (1.27%) OpenVPN
4 4 (1.27%) VoIP
5 2 (0.64%) Network Security
5 2 (0.64%) SSL
5 2 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.64%) Wireless
6 1 (0.32%) FTP
6 1 (0.32%) SAN
6 1 (0.32%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.65%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.69%) Relational Database
3 16 (5.10%) RDBMS
4 14 (4.46%) MongoDB
5 13 (4.14%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.91%) MySQL
9 5 (1.59%) Cognos Impromptu
9 5 (1.59%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.27%) DB2
10 4 (1.27%) MS Access
11 3 (0.96%) Big Data
11 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.96%) QlikView
12 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 64 (20.38%) Selenium
2 52 (16.56%) JIRA
3 34 (10.83%) Cucumber
4 29 (9.24%) Jenkins
5 21 (6.69%) Appium
6 18 (5.73%) Git (software)
6 18 (5.73%) Maven
7 17 (5.41%) SpecFlow
8 16 (5.10%) HP UFT
8 16 (5.10%) JMeter
9 15 (4.78%) Zephyr
10 14 (4.46%) JUnit
10 14 (4.46%) WebDriver
11 13 (4.14%) TeamCity
12 12 (3.82%) eggPlant
12 12 (3.82%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (2.87%) Moq
13 9 (2.87%) MSTest
13 9 (2.87%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (2.87%) xUnit.net
General
1 48 (15.29%) Retail
2 24 (7.64%) Finance
3 8 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (1.91%) Marketing
5 4 (1.27%) Automotive
5 4 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.64%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (19.75%) Analyst
2 61 (19.43%) Tester
3 54 (17.20%) QA Engineer
4 44 (14.01%) Developer
5 40 (12.74%) Test Engineer
6 36 (11.46%) QA Tester
7 27 (8.60%) Senior Tester
8 23 (7.32%) QA Analyst
9 22 (7.01%) QA Test Engineer
10 21 (6.69%) Test Analyst
11 20 (6.37%) Business Analyst
12 19 (6.05%) QA Test Analyst
12 19 (6.05%) Software Tester
13 18 (5.73%) Quality Engineer
14 17 (5.41%) Automation Tester
14 17 (5.41%) Data Analyst
14 17 (5.41%) Test Automation Engineer
15 16 (5.10%) QA Leader
15 16 (5.10%) Senior Developer
16 15 (4.78%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (17.83%) .NET
2 28 (8.92%) REST
3 27 (8.60%) SOAP
4 21 (6.69%) HTML
5 20 (6.37%) .NET Framework
5 20 (6.37%) RESTful
6 19 (6.05%) Gherkin
7 18 (5.73%) Web Services
8 17 (5.41%) ASP.NET
8 17 (5.41%) CSS
9 16 (5.10%) HTML5
10 15 (4.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (4.78%) JSON
11 13 (4.14%) XML
12 12 (3.82%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (2.87%) CSS3
13 9 (2.87%) Ninject
13 9 (2.87%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (2.87%) Unity DI Container
13 9 (2.87%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.96%) Algorithms
3 15 (4.78%) Data Structures
3 15 (4.78%) Mobile App
3 15 (4.78%) Virtual Team
4 10 (3.18%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.55%) Renewable Energy
7 6 (1.91%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.27%) Life Science
8 4 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.27%) User Experience
9 3 (0.96%) Cyberattack
9 3 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.96%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (0.96%) Social Media
10 2 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.64%) PMI
11 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.15%) Linux
2 26 (8.28%) Windows
3 19 (6.05%) Android
3 19 (6.05%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.59%) Debian
4 5 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.59%) Ubuntu
4 5 (1.59%) Unix
5 4 (1.27%) CentOS
6 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.32%) AIX
7 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.32%) Solaris
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (58.28%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (51.27%) Test Automation
3 86 (27.39%) Scrum
4 59 (18.79%) BDD
5 46 (14.65%) DevOps
5 46 (14.65%) TDD
6 44 (14.01%) SDLC
7 32 (10.19%) Kanban
8 31 (9.87%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (9.87%) Project Management
8 31 (9.87%) Software Testing
9 30 (9.55%) API Testing
9 30 (9.55%) Manual Testing
9 30 (9.55%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (9.55%) Software Engineering
10 29 (9.24%) Test Scripting
11 27 (8.60%) Line Management
12 25 (7.96%) Computer Science
13 23 (7.32%) Microservices
13 23 (7.32%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (23.57%) Java
2 68 (21.66%) SQL
3 66 (21.02%) C#
4 51 (16.24%) JavaScript
5 50 (15.92%) Python
6 20 (6.37%) C++
7 8 (2.55%) Groovy
8 6 (1.91%) Ruby
9 5 (1.59%) C
10 3 (0.96%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.64%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.64%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (0.64%) PHP
11 2 (0.64%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.64%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.64%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.32%) ABAP
12 1 (0.32%) Delphi
12 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (10.51%) Degree
2 21 (6.69%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.41%) ISEB
3 17 (5.41%) ISTQB
4 15 (4.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.55%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.96%) CEH
6 3 (0.96%) CISM
6 3 (0.96%) CISSP
6 3 (0.96%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (0.96%) GIAC
6 3 (0.96%) GSEC
6 3 (0.96%) ISSAP
6 3 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.96%) SANS
7 2 (0.64%) CCDP
7 2 (0.64%) CCIE
7 2 (0.64%) CCNP
7 2 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.87%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.27%) SLA
3 2 (0.64%) PMO
4 1 (0.32%) GDPR
4 1 (0.32%) GxP
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (7.32%) Docker
2 6 (1.91%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.27%) Samba
4 2 (0.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (5.73%) HP ALM
2 10 (3.18%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.27%) Ansible
4 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.64%) Puppet
4 2 (0.64%) Terraform
5 1 (0.32%) Automic
5 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (13.69%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.92%) WorldPay
3 19 (6.05%) HP
4 14 (4.46%) SAP
5 12 (3.82%) Oracle
6 5 (1.59%) Cisco
6 5 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.27%) Apple
7 4 (1.27%) Draytek
7 4 (1.27%) Google
7 4 (1.27%) IBM
7 4 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.27%) Synology
8 3 (0.96%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.64%) PureLoad
10 1 (0.32%) Aruba
10 1 (0.32%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.32%) F5
10 1 (0.32%) NGA Human Resources
10 1 (0.32%) Workday