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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / East of England
Rank 47 49 57
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8  
Permanent jobs citing QA 277 367 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.54% 4.99% 4.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.62% 36.19% 34.53%
Number of salaries quoted 229 289 252
Median salary £45,000 £43,312 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% +8.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 650 1014 947
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 10.66% 13.79% 12.74%
Number of salaries quoted 516 739 724
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% -2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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 25 March 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 25 March 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
Hertfordshire +17 98 £45,000 +1.69% 9
Cambridgeshire -32 52 £45,000 -5.26% 15
Essex -4 43 £47,500 -15.55% 4
Norfolk +9 34 £37,500 +36.36% 2
Bedfordshire +50 32 £43,750 +21.52% 3
Suffolk -2 18 £40,000 +14.28% 5
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 366 (57.64%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (28.82%) Selenium
3 182 (28.66%) Finance
4 177 (27.87%) C#
5 155 (24.41%) SQL
6 153 (24.09%) Scrum
7 141 (22.20%) .NET
8 137 (21.57%) Java
9 128 (20.16%) JavaScript
10 118 (18.58%) Software Testing
11 116 (18.27%) SDLC
12 109 (17.17%) Test Automation
13 102 (16.06%) Microsoft
14 99 (15.59%) Test Strategy
15 96 (15.12%) Automation Testing
16 93 (14.65%) BDD
17 92 (14.49%) ISTQB
18 91 (14.33%) TDD
18 91 (14.33%) SQL Server
19 87 (13.70%) CSS
19 87 (13.70%) HTML
19 87 (13.70%) Degree
20 83 (13.07%) WebDriver
21 75 (11.81%) Team Foundation Server
21 75 (11.81%) ISEB
22 74 (11.65%) Waterfall
23 72 (11.34%) Wealth Management
24 70 (11.02%) Functional Testing
25 69 (10.87%) Automated Testing
25 69 (10.87%) Linux

QA
Top Related 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 22 (3.46%) Confluence
2 20 (3.15%) Tomcat
3 10 (1.57%) IIS
3 10 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.42%) Drupal
4 9 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.79%) CMS
5 5 (0.79%) WordPress
6 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 60 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.62%) MS Office
3 11 (1.73%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.47%) MS Project
5 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.31%) InDesign
6 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.26%) Sonata
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.31%) Magento
3 2 (0.31%) Unica
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.46%) SaaS
2 11 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.42%) Office 365
4 6 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.16%) GitHub
6 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.16%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.57%) Internet
2 6 (0.94%) HTTP
2 6 (0.94%) Wireless
3 5 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (0.79%) Firewall
3 5 (0.79%) SAN
4 4 (0.63%) Skype
4 4 (0.63%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.31%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.31%) DHCP
5 2 (0.31%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (0.31%) DNS
5 2 (0.31%) LAN
5 2 (0.31%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.31%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.31%) WAN
5 2 (0.31%) WLAN
6 1 (0.16%) FTP
6 1 (0.16%) GPRS
6 1 (0.16%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (14.33%) SQL Server
2 52 (8.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (3.46%) MySQL
5 8 (1.26%) Big Data
5 8 (1.26%) SQLite
6 6 (0.94%) MS Access
6 6 (0.94%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.79%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.31%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.31%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.16%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 183 (28.82%) Selenium
2 83 (13.07%) WebDriver
3 75 (11.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 66 (10.39%) JIRA
5 54 (8.50%) Visual Studio
6 53 (8.35%) Cucumber
7 45 (7.09%) Git (software)
8 38 (5.98%) HP UFT
9 32 (5.04%) JUnit
10 29 (4.57%) Jenkins
11 26 (4.09%) SoapUI
12 22 (3.46%) Maven
13 20 (3.15%) JBehave
14 18 (2.83%) Subversion
15 16 (2.52%) JMeter
15 16 (2.52%) SpecFlow
16 13 (2.05%) Robot Framework
16 13 (2.05%) TeamCity
17 11 (1.73%) Eclipse
18 10 (1.57%) NUnit
General
1 182 (28.66%) Finance
2 49 (7.72%) Retail
3 18 (2.83%) Marketing
4 17 (2.68%) Legal
5 10 (1.57%) Banking
6 9 (1.42%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.26%) Back Office
7 8 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.10%) Advertising
8 7 (1.10%) Law
9 6 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.79%) Electronics
10 5 (0.79%) Games
10 5 (0.79%) Publishing
11 4 (0.63%) Automotive
12 2 (0.31%) Billing
13 1 (0.16%) Front Office
13 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 190 (29.92%) Analyst
2 141 (22.20%) Developer
3 119 (18.74%) Test Analyst
4 67 (10.55%) .NET Developer
5 66 (10.39%) Tester
6 58 (9.13%) Test Engineer
7 47 (7.40%) Business Analyst
7 47 (7.40%) QA Analyst
8 43 (6.77%) Software Engineer
9 38 (5.98%) QA Leader
10 37 (5.83%) QA Tester
10 37 (5.83%) Software Developer
11 35 (5.51%) QA Test Analyst
12 34 (5.35%) Test Automation Engineer
13 30 (4.72%) VB.NET Developer
14 28 (4.41%) Project Manager
14 28 (4.41%) Software Tester
14 28 (4.41%) Team Leader
14 28 (4.41%) Test Leader
15 27 (4.25%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (22.20%) .NET
2 87 (13.70%) CSS
2 87 (13.70%) HTML
3 57 (8.98%) ASP.NET
4 55 (8.66%) Ajax
5 45 (7.09%) .NET Framework
6 36 (5.67%) RESTful
7 35 (5.51%) XML
8 34 (5.35%) AngularJS
9 33 (5.20%) Gherkin
10 32 (5.04%) jQuery
10 32 (5.04%) Web Services
11 31 (4.88%) HTML5
12 25 (3.94%) Spring
13 24 (3.78%) Hibernate
13 24 (3.78%) REST
13 24 (3.78%) Sass
14 22 (3.46%) CSS3
15 21 (3.31%) LESS
16 19 (2.99%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.29%) Computer Science
2 37 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (5.35%) Mobile App
4 12 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (1.89%) User Experience
5 11 (1.73%) Fintech
6 10 (1.57%) Virtual Team
7 8 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.10%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.10%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.94%) iPad
10 5 (0.79%) RIA
10 5 (0.79%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.63%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.31%) AS400
12 2 (0.31%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.31%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.31%) Infotainment
12 2 (0.31%) Replication
13 1 (0.16%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 69 (10.87%) Linux
2 33 (5.20%) Windows
3 32 (5.04%) Apple iOS
3 32 (5.04%) Unix
4 23 (3.62%) Android
5 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.31%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (57.64%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (24.09%) Scrum
3 118 (18.58%) Software Testing
4 116 (18.27%) SDLC
5 109 (17.17%) Test Automation
6 99 (15.59%) Test Strategy
7 96 (15.12%) Automation Testing
8 93 (14.65%) BDD
9 91 (14.33%) TDD
10 74 (11.65%) Waterfall
11 72 (11.34%) Wealth Management
12 70 (11.02%) Functional Testing
13 69 (10.87%) Automated Testing
14 65 (10.24%) User Acceptance Testing
15 64 (10.08%) Workflow
16 57 (8.98%) Manual Testing
16 57 (8.98%) Regression Testing
17 55 (8.66%) MVC
18 54 (8.50%) Test Scripting
19 53 (8.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 177 (27.87%) C#
2 155 (24.41%) SQL
3 137 (21.57%) Java
4 128 (20.16%) JavaScript
5 63 (9.92%) Python
6 54 (8.50%) VB.NET
7 34 (5.35%) Perl
8 26 (4.09%) Bash Shell
9 20 (3.15%) PowerShell
10 19 (2.99%) C++
11 14 (2.20%) T-SQL
12 12 (1.89%) PHP
12 12 (1.89%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.73%) Objective-C
14 10 (1.57%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.57%) Ruby
15 9 (1.42%) C
15 9 (1.42%) VB
16 5 (0.79%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.63%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 92 (14.49%) ISTQB
2 87 (13.70%) Degree
3 75 (11.81%) ISEB
4 27 (4.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (1.73%) PhD
6 2 (0.31%) HND
7 1 (0.16%) HNC
7 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.36%) SDET
2 14 (2.20%) PMO
3 7 (1.10%) SLA
4 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.31%) HL7
5 2 (0.31%) WCAG
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.94%) Docker
3 5 (0.79%) KVM
3 5 (0.79%) LXC
4 3 (0.47%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.47%) Firmware
5 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (2.68%) Nagios
2 9 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.31%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.31%) Puppet
6 1 (0.16%) Ansible
6 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 102 (16.06%) Microsoft
2 23 (3.62%) Oracle
3 19 (2.99%) Xamarin
4 17 (2.68%) Atlassian
5 15 (2.36%) HP
6 11 (1.73%) Sun
6 11 (1.73%) VMware
7 8 (1.26%) CA Agile Central
8 7 (1.10%) Apple
9 5 (0.79%) Brocade
9 5 (0.79%) CA
9 5 (0.79%) Riverbed
9 5 (0.79%) Vyatta
10 3 (0.47%) Adobe
11 2 (0.31%) Citrix
11 2 (0.31%) Google
11 2 (0.31%) IBM
11 2 (0.31%) SAP
11 2 (0.31%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.31%) webMethods
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
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Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
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Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
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Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £45k DOE + Benefits
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SoCode Limited
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
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I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 40000
Posted: 3 days ago
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Northgate Human Resources
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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TD Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Flexible hours, training & more
Posted: 2 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £35,000 - £55,000 per annum DOE
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum Up to £35,000 + benefits
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Hiring People
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
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XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £35-40,000 + Bens
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Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £35-40,000 + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
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ECM Selection
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits + training/progression
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Salary: £25k - 32k per year
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