Period
to 19 June 2018

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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 61 54
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 563 546 690
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.61% 4.50% 4.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.24% 39.71% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 424 450 579
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,163 £30,650 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 1,512 1,375 1,873
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.38% 11.32% 13.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,097 1,074 1,447
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,300 £26,250 £23,800
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +8.33%

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 June 2018.

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 June 2018. 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 +9 195 £45,000 - 43
Hertfordshire -4 183 £45,000 - 13
Essex +8 59 £45,000 -5.26% 15
Suffolk -2 54 £40,000 +16.79% 11
Bedfordshire +17 51 £72,500 +65.71% 7
Norfolk -12 21 £34,000 -9.33% 3
QA
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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.

1 330 (58.61%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (48.31%) Test Automation
3 128 (22.74%) Selenium
4 126 (22.38%) SQL
5 117 (20.78%) Java
6 110 (19.54%) .NET
7 98 (17.41%) C#
8 92 (16.34%) Scrum
9 87 (15.45%) Linux
9 87 (15.45%) Manual Testing
10 83 (14.74%) JIRA
11 81 (14.39%) Software Testing
12 78 (13.85%) JavaScript
13 77 (13.68%) Software Engineering
14 71 (12.61%) SQL Server
15 70 (12.43%) Degree
15 70 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
15 70 (12.43%) SDLC
16 69 (12.26%) Test Strategy
17 67 (11.90%) HTML
18 65 (11.55%) TDD
19 64 (11.37%) Python
20 62 (11.01%) Microsoft
21 61 (10.83%) Android
22 60 (10.66%) Jenkins
22 60 (10.66%) Mobile App
23 58 (10.30%) Regression Testing
24 57 (10.12%) Web Services
24 57 (10.12%) Cucumber
25 55 (9.77%) 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 33 (5.86%) Apache Spark
2 22 (3.91%) Confluence
3 13 (2.31%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.13%) Oracle Service Bus
4 12 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (1.42%) MS Exchange
6 7 (1.24%) JBoss
7 6 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (1.07%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.89%) CMS
9 4 (0.71%) IIS
10 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.36%) Apache
11 2 (0.36%) SugarCRM
12 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.89%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.71%) InDesign
4 4 (0.71%) InVision
5 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.36%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.36%) Revit
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.36%) FastStats
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) FastStats PeopleStage
4 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.18%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 52 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (8.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.37%) SaaS
4 18 (3.20%) Amazon EMR
4 18 (3.20%) Amazon Kinesis
4 18 (3.20%) Amazon S3
5 15 (2.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (2.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 9 (1.60%) Asana
8 6 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.07%) Boomi
8 6 (1.07%) GitHub
8 6 (1.07%) Serverless
9 4 (0.71%) Google Drive
10 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.53%) Office 365
11 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.36%) IaaS
11 2 (0.36%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.31%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.13%) SSL
3 9 (1.60%) Internet
4 8 (1.42%) DNS
5 5 (0.89%) Wireless
6 4 (0.71%) DSL
6 4 (0.71%) FTP
6 4 (0.71%) SMS
7 3 (0.53%) VoIP
8 2 (0.36%) Firewall
8 2 (0.36%) HTTP
8 2 (0.36%) Network Security
8 2 (0.36%) SAN
9 1 (0.18%) Skype
9 1 (0.18%) SSH
9 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.57%) Big Data
3 33 (5.86%) Hadoop
4 23 (4.09%) Sqoop
5 21 (3.73%) NoSQL
6 20 (3.55%) HBase
6 20 (3.55%) Impala
6 20 (3.55%) Parquet
7 18 (3.20%) Amazon QuickSight
7 18 (3.20%) Amazon Redshift
7 18 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (3.20%) Oracle Database
8 17 (3.02%) Relational Database
9 12 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
10 9 (1.60%) MySQL
11 8 (1.42%) SQLPlus
12 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.07%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 128 (22.74%) Selenium
2 83 (14.74%) JIRA
3 60 (10.66%) Jenkins
4 57 (10.12%) Cucumber
5 55 (9.77%) Git (software)
6 42 (7.46%) WebDriver
7 39 (6.93%) Appium
8 35 (6.22%) eggPlant
9 32 (5.68%) Maven
10 26 (4.62%) JBehave
11 23 (4.09%) Sonatype Nexus
12 20 (3.55%) SpecFlow
13 16 (2.84%) JUnit
13 16 (2.84%) SoapUI
14 15 (2.66%) Visual Studio
15 14 (2.49%) JMeter
16 12 (2.13%) gulp
16 12 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
16 12 (2.13%) NUnit
16 12 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 53 (9.41%) Finance
2 36 (6.39%) Marketing
3 28 (4.97%) Retail
4 10 (1.78%) Games
5 9 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (1.42%) Advertising
6 8 (1.42%) Electronics
6 8 (1.42%) Legal
7 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.71%) Banking
9 3 (0.53%) Automotive
10 2 (0.36%) Back Office
10 2 (0.36%) Law
10 2 (0.36%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.18%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 98 (17.41%) Analyst
2 86 (15.28%) Developer
3 76 (13.50%) Test Engineer
4 75 (13.32%) Tester
5 69 (12.26%) QA Engineer
6 61 (10.83%) Test Analyst
7 44 (7.82%) QA Analyst
7 44 (7.82%) QA Test Engineer
8 37 (6.57%) QA Tester
9 36 (6.39%) QA Leader
10 28 (4.97%) Quality Engineer
10 28 (4.97%) Software Analyst
11 27 (4.80%) Software Developer
11 27 (4.80%) Test Leader
12 26 (4.62%) QA Test Analyst
13 24 (4.26%) Architect
13 24 (4.26%) Software Engineer
14 22 (3.91%) Automation Tester
14 22 (3.91%) Software Test Analyst
14 22 (3.91%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (19.54%) .NET
2 67 (11.90%) HTML
3 57 (10.12%) Web Services
4 38 (6.75%) RESTful
5 36 (6.39%) HTML5
6 30 (5.33%) CSS
7 26 (4.62%) SOAP
7 26 (4.62%) XML
8 25 (4.44%) Kafka
9 24 (4.26%) jQuery
10 22 (3.91%) Spring
11 21 (3.73%) .NET Framework
12 20 (3.55%) Apache Avro
13 19 (3.37%) ASP.NET
14 17 (3.02%) AngularJS
14 17 (3.02%) Gherkin
14 17 (3.02%) React
15 14 (2.49%) JSP
15 14 (2.49%) Node.js
15 14 (2.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.66%) Mobile App
2 45 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.97%) Computer Science
3 28 (4.97%) User Experience
4 15 (2.66%) Fintech
5 14 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
6 12 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (2.13%) Virtual Team
7 11 (1.95%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.60%) Graphic Design
8 9 (1.60%) NHS
9 8 (1.42%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.07%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.07%) Replication
11 4 (0.71%) CMDB
11 4 (0.71%) Internet of Things
11 4 (0.71%) PMI
11 4 (0.71%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.36%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 87 (15.45%) Linux
2 61 (10.83%) Android
3 49 (8.70%) Apple iOS
4 32 (5.68%) Windows
5 26 (4.62%) Unix
6 8 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.89%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.53%) AIX
9 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (58.61%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (48.31%) Test Automation
3 92 (16.34%) Scrum
4 87 (15.45%) Manual Testing
5 81 (14.39%) Software Testing
6 77 (13.68%) Software Engineering
7 70 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
7 70 (12.43%) SDLC
8 69 (12.26%) Test Strategy
9 65 (11.55%) TDD
10 58 (10.30%) Regression Testing
11 55 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
12 53 (9.41%) PRINCE2
12 53 (9.41%) Project Management
13 52 (9.24%) BDD
14 49 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
15 47 (8.35%) Analytics
15 47 (8.35%) CRM
15 47 (8.35%) OO
16 46 (8.17%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 126 (22.38%) SQL
2 117 (20.78%) Java
3 98 (17.41%) C#
4 78 (13.85%) JavaScript
5 64 (11.37%) Python
6 24 (4.26%) Bash Shell
7 19 (3.37%) T-SQL
8 17 (3.02%) C++
9 13 (2.31%) PHP
10 12 (2.13%) ES6
10 12 (2.13%) PL/SQL
10 12 (2.13%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.60%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.42%) Scala
13 7 (1.24%) C
13 7 (1.24%) Java 8
13 7 (1.24%) Ruby
14 4 (0.71%) Groovy
14 4 (0.71%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 70 (12.43%) Degree
2 39 (6.93%) ISTQB
3 29 (5.15%) ISEB
4 19 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.95%) Security Cleared
6 9 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (1.42%) HNC
7 8 (1.42%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.24%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.71%) CISA
11 4 (0.71%) CISM
11 4 (0.71%) CISSP
11 4 (0.71%) PhD
11 4 (0.71%) PMP
12 2 (0.36%) CBAP
13 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.60%) ISO 9001
1 9 (1.60%) SLA
2 6 (1.07%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 5 (0.89%) GCP
4 4 (0.71%) HIPAA
4 4 (0.71%) PMO
4 4 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.53%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.18%) COSHH
6 1 (0.18%) GDPR
6 1 (0.18%) MiFID
6 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 23 (4.09%) HDFS
2 20 (3.55%) Apache Flume
3 9 (1.60%) Docker
4 6 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.53%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.36%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.36%) Firmware
6 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.36%) XenApp
6 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (4.09%) Oozie
2 19 (3.37%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (3.02%) HP ALM
4 11 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.60%) Ansible
5 9 (1.60%) Puppet
6 7 (1.24%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.36%) SCCM
7 2 (0.36%) Terraform
8 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.18%) WMI
Vendors
1 62 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 44 (7.82%) WorldPay
3 41 (7.28%) Oracle
4 30 (5.33%) SAP
5 29 (5.15%) HP
6 17 (3.02%) Google
7 16 (2.84%) Adobe
8 10 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.42%) JD Edwards
9 8 (1.42%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.24%) Xamarin
11 6 (1.07%) IBM
12 5 (0.89%) PureLoad
13 4 (0.71%) CODA
13 4 (0.71%) DoubleClick
14 3 (0.53%) CA
14 3 (0.53%) Hortonworks
15 2 (0.36%) Capita
15 2 (0.36%) RedGate
15 2 (0.36%) TOWER Software