Period
to 2 August 2021

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 2 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East of England
6 months to
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 77 74 66
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 152 105 297
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 3.20% 3.43% 4.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.32% 24.82% 26.76%
Number of salaries quoted 109 89 214
10th Percentile £30,600 £26,250 £32,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £31,250 £38,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
75th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £65,875
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 681 423 1,110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.35% 13.82% 15.02%
Number of salaries quoted 352 311 800
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,771 £34,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £75,125
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing QA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in the East of England over the 6 months to 2 August 2021.

Salary histogram for QA in the East of England

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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 2 August 2021. 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 +3 76 £52,500 +61.54% 31
Hertfordshire -17 32 £51,250 +13.89% 18
Bedfordshire +3 19 £47,500 +22.58% 8
Essex -3 17 £60,000 +29.03% 7
Suffolk -6 7 £33,000 -20.00% 9
Norfolk -10 1 - - 1
QA
England

For the 6 months to 2 August 2021, 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 67 (44.08%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (40.13%) Social Skills
3 36 (23.68%) Test Automation
3 36 (23.68%) Scrum
4 33 (21.71%) Selenium
5 31 (20.39%) Python
6 29 (19.08%) Software Testing
7 28 (18.42%) Degree
7 28 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (18.42%) AWS
8 27 (17.76%) Azure
8 27 (17.76%) C#
9 26 (17.11%) JIRA
10 25 (16.45%) SQL
11 24 (15.79%) Web Services
12 19 (12.50%) Java
12 19 (12.50%) JavaScript
12 19 (12.50%) Microsoft
12 19 (12.50%) SaaS
12 19 (12.50%) Mentoring
12 19 (12.50%) Kubernetes
12 19 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (11.84%) DevOps
14 15 (9.87%) Docker
14 15 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (9.87%) Full Stack Development
14 15 (9.87%) Manual Testing
14 15 (9.87%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (9.21%) Finance
15 14 (9.21%) Exploratory Testing

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 6 (3.95%) Confluence
2 5 (3.29%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.97%) Red Hat Fuse
3 3 (1.97%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.66%) IIS
4 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.61%) Infor M3
2 2 (1.32%) Maximo
3 1 (0.66%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 28 (18.42%) AWS
2 27 (17.76%) Azure
3 19 (12.50%) SaaS
4 9 (5.92%) Power Automate
5 6 (3.95%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.63%) GCP
6 4 (2.63%) Power Platform
6 4 (2.63%) Serverless
7 3 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.97%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.97%) Microsoft 365
7 3 (1.97%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.32%) Amazon EKS
8 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.32%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.66%) GitHub
9 1 (0.66%) IaaS
9 1 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.29%) Internet
2 4 (2.63%) DMZ
3 3 (1.97%) Firewall
3 3 (1.97%) LAN
4 2 (1.32%) HTTP
4 2 (1.32%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (1.32%) SSL
5 1 (0.66%) VoIP
5 1 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (6.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (5.92%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.29%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.29%) MySQL
3 5 (3.29%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.97%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.97%) Power BI
4 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.66%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.66%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.66%) Metadata
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (21.71%) Selenium
2 26 (17.11%) JIRA
3 13 (8.55%) Git (software)
4 8 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 7 (4.61%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.95%) Postman
7 4 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.63%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.63%) Cypress.io
7 4 (2.63%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.63%) JMeter
7 4 (2.63%) Katalon Studio
7 4 (2.63%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.63%) WATIR
8 3 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.97%) Subversion
9 2 (1.32%) Moq
9 2 (1.32%) MSTest
9 2 (1.32%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.32%) xUnit.net
General
1 61 (40.13%) Social Skills
2 15 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.87%) Pharmaceutical
3 14 (9.21%) Finance
4 11 (7.24%) Manufacturing
5 9 (5.92%) Legal
6 8 (5.26%) Marketing
7 6 (3.95%) Automotive
7 6 (3.95%) Law
8 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.32%) Back Office
9 2 (1.32%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (1.32%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.66%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.66%) Games
10 1 (0.66%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.66%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (14.47%) Test Engineer
2 21 (13.82%) Developer
3 19 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 11 (7.24%) Analyst
4 11 (7.24%) Test Automation Engineer
5 10 (6.58%) Consultant
5 10 (6.58%) Python Engineer
5 10 (6.58%) Tester
6 9 (5.92%) Senior Test Engineer
7 8 (5.26%) Architect
7 8 (5.26%) Scrum Master
8 7 (4.61%) Junior
8 7 (4.61%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.61%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (3.95%) Applications Specialist
9 6 (3.95%) Applications Tester
9 6 (3.95%) Junior Tester
9 6 (3.95%) QA Test Engineer
9 6 (3.95%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.95%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.79%) Web Services
2 12 (7.89%) .NET
2 12 (7.89%) REST
3 8 (5.26%) Kafka
3 8 (5.26%) RESTful
3 8 (5.26%) SOAP
4 7 (4.61%) EDI
4 7 (4.61%) HTML
5 6 (3.95%) React
5 6 (3.95%) XML
6 5 (3.29%) CSS
6 5 (3.29%) J2EE
7 4 (2.63%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.63%) Node.js
8 3 (1.97%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.97%) jQuery
8 3 (1.97%) Symfony
9 2 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.32%) Middleware
9 2 (1.32%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (5.26%) User Experience
3 6 (3.95%) Life Science
3 6 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.29%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.63%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.97%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.97%) Legacy Systems
7 2 (1.32%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.66%) Pharmacovigilance
8 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.58%) Linux
2 6 (3.95%) Android
2 6 (3.95%) Windows
3 3 (1.97%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.66%) VMS
4 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (44.08%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (23.68%) Scrum
2 36 (23.68%) Test Automation
3 29 (19.08%) Software Testing
4 28 (18.42%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 18 (11.84%) DevOps
7 15 (9.87%) Full Stack Development
7 15 (9.87%) Manual Testing
8 14 (9.21%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (9.21%) Exploratory Testing
9 12 (7.89%) Microservices
9 12 (7.89%) Quality Management
9 12 (7.89%) Test Strategy
10 11 (7.24%) Project Management
11 10 (6.58%) Change Control
11 10 (6.58%) Insurtech
12 9 (5.92%) Computer Science
12 9 (5.92%) Decision-Making
12 9 (5.92%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.39%) Python
2 27 (17.76%) C#
3 25 (16.45%) SQL
4 19 (12.50%) Java
4 19 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.55%) C
6 9 (5.92%) C++
7 5 (3.29%) PHP
8 3 (1.97%) R
8 3 (1.97%) Ruby
8 3 (1.97%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.97%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.97%) VBA
9 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.32%) VB
9 2 (1.32%) VB6
10 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.66%) Go
10 1 (0.66%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 28 (18.42%) Degree
2 9 (5.92%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (5.26%) PhD
4 5 (3.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.63%) CCNA
5 4 (2.63%) CCNP
5 4 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.63%) HNC
5 4 (2.63%) HND
6 1 (0.66%) ISEB
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.92%) GMP
2 8 (5.26%) Accessibility
3 5 (3.29%) GDPR
3 5 (3.29%) GLP
4 3 (1.97%) Good Clinical Practice
4 3 (1.97%) IEC 62304
4 3 (1.97%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (9.87%) Docker
2 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (12.50%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.63%) FlexNet
2 4 (2.63%) Terraform
3 3 (1.97%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.32%) Ansible
5 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.61%) Sage
2 7 (4.61%) SAP
2 7 (4.61%) SnapLogic
3 6 (3.95%) Reuters
4 5 (3.29%) ANSYS
4 5 (3.29%) Atlassian
4 5 (3.29%) Bloomberg
4 5 (3.29%) Oracle
4 5 (3.29%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.63%) Cisco
5 4 (2.63%) Fortinet
5 4 (2.63%) Juniper
5 4 (2.63%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.32%) IBM
7 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.66%) Xamarin