Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 56 48
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 403 575 633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.43% 4.61% 5.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.81% 39.55% 42.54%
Number of salaries quoted 311 451 514
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 1,267 1,454 1,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.92% 11.65% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 879 1,146 1,169
East of England median annual salary £44,400 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.33% - -
10th Percentile £24,842 £24,805 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +23 184 £47,500 +5.56% 46
Hertfordshire -33 99 £36,500 -22.34% 21
Bedfordshire +3 46 £45,000 -14.29% 8
Essex +1 37 £45,000 -25.00% 11
Suffolk -4 19 £51,250 +36.67% 3
Norfolk +4 18 £35,000 - 3
QA
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 247 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (43.67%) Test Automation
3 102 (25.31%) SQL
4 101 (25.06%) Scrum
5 88 (21.84%) JavaScript
6 86 (21.34%) Selenium
7 69 (17.12%) .NET
8 67 (16.63%) Java
9 65 (16.13%) C#
9 65 (16.13%) Software Engineering
10 60 (14.89%) Python
10 60 (14.89%) JIRA
11 58 (14.39%) Microsoft
12 57 (14.14%) Manual Testing
13 56 (13.90%) SDLC
14 55 (13.65%) TDD
14 55 (13.65%) Finance
15 52 (12.90%) HTML
16 51 (12.66%) Degree
17 49 (12.16%) Linux
18 47 (11.66%) Jenkins
19 46 (11.41%) Software Testing
20 44 (10.92%) SQL Server
21 43 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
22 41 (10.17%) CSS
22 41 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
23 40 (9.93%) BDD
24 38 (9.43%) Test Scripting
25 35 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
25 35 (8.68%) Cucumber

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 20 (4.96%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.73%) Confluence
3 8 (1.99%) Umbraco
4 7 (1.74%) CMS
5 6 (1.49%) Oracle Service Bus
5 6 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (1.49%) WordPress
6 5 (1.24%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.24%) IIS
6 5 (1.24%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.99%) JBoss
7 4 (0.99%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.74%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.74%) Jetty
9 2 (0.50%) Apache
9 2 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.25%) nginx
10 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.50%) EPLAN
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.50%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.47%) SAP Business One
2 13 (3.23%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.23%) OpenShift
4 11 (2.73%) SaaS
5 6 (1.49%) BrowserStack
6 5 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.24%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.99%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (0.99%) npm
8 3 (0.74%) Slack
9 2 (0.50%) Force.com
10 1 (0.25%) GitHub
10 1 (0.25%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.49%) SSL
2 3 (0.74%) RIP
3 2 (0.50%) Internet
4 1 (0.25%) DNS
4 1 (0.25%) Firewall
4 1 (0.25%) Network Security
4 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.71%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (3.47%) Big Data
5 13 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
5 13 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (2.73%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.99%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.99%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.99%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.24%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.24%) Data Lake
9 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (1.24%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.24%) Sqoop
10 4 (0.99%) Power BI
10 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 86 (21.34%) Selenium
2 60 (14.89%) JIRA
3 47 (11.66%) Jenkins
4 35 (8.68%) Cucumber
5 30 (7.44%) Maven
6 28 (6.95%) Appium
6 28 (6.95%) WebDriver
7 25 (6.20%) Git (software)
8 20 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (3.72%) HP UFT
10 13 (3.23%) TeamCity
10 13 (3.23%) Zephyr
11 11 (2.73%) eggPlant
11 11 (2.73%) SoapUI
11 11 (2.73%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (2.48%) JMeter
13 9 (2.23%) Visual Studio
14 8 (1.99%) JBehave
14 8 (1.99%) JUnit
15 7 (1.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 55 (13.65%) Finance
2 23 (5.71%) Retail
3 16 (3.97%) Marketing
4 14 (3.47%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.74%) Electronics
5 7 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.74%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.50%) Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Billing
8 1 (0.25%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.25%) Romanian Language
8 1 (0.25%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 80 (19.85%) QA Engineer
2 68 (16.87%) Tester
3 61 (15.14%) Developer
4 52 (12.90%) Test Engineer
5 51 (12.66%) Analyst
6 49 (12.16%) QA Tester
7 37 (9.18%) QA Analyst
8 35 (8.68%) Software Engineer
9 30 (7.44%) QA Test Engineer
10 25 (6.20%) Software Test Engineer
11 22 (5.46%) QA Leader
12 19 (4.71%) Support Analyst
13 17 (4.22%) Automation Tester
13 17 (4.22%) Junior
13 17 (4.22%) Software Tester
14 16 (3.97%) Java Engineer
14 16 (3.97%) Test Analyst
15 15 (3.72%) QA Test Analyst
15 15 (3.72%) Team Leader
16 14 (3.47%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (17.12%) .NET
2 52 (12.90%) HTML
3 41 (10.17%) CSS
4 32 (7.94%) HTML5
5 28 (6.95%) Web Services
6 25 (6.20%) SOAP
6 25 (6.20%) Spring
7 24 (5.96%) REST
8 22 (5.46%) ASP.NET
9 21 (5.21%) AngularJS
9 21 (5.21%) jQuery
10 19 (4.71%) .NET Framework
10 19 (4.71%) CSS3
10 19 (4.71%) Gherkin
10 19 (4.71%) RESTful
10 19 (4.71%) XML
11 16 (3.97%) WCF
12 15 (3.72%) JSON
13 13 (3.23%) Akka
13 13 (3.23%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.95%) Mobile App
2 25 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.71%) Client/Server
4 13 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.48%) Algorithms
6 10 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.23%) Fintech
7 9 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.99%) Replication
8 8 (1.99%) User Experience
9 6 (1.49%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.24%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.24%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.24%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.25%) Analytical Mindset
12 1 (0.25%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.16%) Linux
2 31 (7.69%) Android
3 20 (4.96%) Apple iOS
4 17 (4.22%) Windows
5 8 (1.99%) Unix
6 4 (0.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (43.67%) Test Automation
3 101 (25.06%) Scrum
4 65 (16.13%) Software Engineering
5 57 (14.14%) Manual Testing
6 56 (13.90%) SDLC
7 55 (13.65%) TDD
8 46 (11.41%) Software Testing
9 43 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
10 40 (9.93%) BDD
11 38 (9.43%) Test Scripting
12 35 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (8.44%) Test Strategy
14 33 (8.19%) Project Management
15 30 (7.44%) MVC
16 29 (7.20%) E-Commerce
17 26 (6.45%) DevOps
18 25 (6.20%) ERP
18 25 (6.20%) Line Management
18 25 (6.20%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 102 (25.31%) SQL
2 88 (21.84%) JavaScript
3 67 (16.63%) Java
4 65 (16.13%) C#
5 60 (14.89%) Python
6 27 (6.70%) VB.NET
7 18 (4.47%) Scala
8 14 (3.47%) T-SQL
9 13 (3.23%) C++
9 13 (3.23%) Ruby
10 11 (2.73%) C
11 10 (2.48%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.48%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.49%) Perl
12 6 (1.49%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.49%) R
13 5 (1.24%) Java 8
14 4 (0.99%) CoffeeScript
14 4 (0.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 4 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (12.66%) Degree
2 25 (6.20%) ISTQB
3 17 (4.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (3.72%) ISEB
5 13 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.24%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (1.24%) PMP
7 4 (0.99%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.99%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.74%) PhD
9 2 (0.50%) HND
9 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.25%) CBAP
10 1 (0.25%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.49%) SLA
2 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.50%) PMBOK
2 2 (0.50%) PMO
3 1 (0.25%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 19 (4.71%) Docker
2 7 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.24%) HDFS
4 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.25%) KVM
4 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (4.96%) Ansible
2 14 (3.47%) Kubernetes
3 13 (3.23%) Terraform
4 11 (2.73%) HP ALM
5 7 (1.74%) Puppet
6 6 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.24%) Oozie
8 4 (0.99%) HP SiteScope
8 4 (0.99%) WMI
9 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 58 (14.39%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.20%) WorldPay
3 22 (5.46%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (4.22%) Sage
4 17 (4.22%) SAP
4 17 (4.22%) Workday
5 15 (3.72%) HP
6 13 (3.23%) Oracle
7 11 (2.73%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.49%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.49%) Cloudera
8 6 (1.49%) Google
8 6 (1.49%) IBM
8 6 (1.49%) PureLoad
9 5 (1.24%) CA
9 5 (1.24%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.25%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.25%) Tableau
10 1 (0.25%) Talend
10 1 (0.25%) Terracotta