Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 75 50
Rank change year-on-year +14 -25 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 430 466 645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.21% 3.86% 4.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.97% 34.57% 39.04%
Number of salaries quoted 327 356 523
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £68,950
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 1,266 1,348 1,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.40% 11.16% 12.67%
Number of salaries quoted 887 1,043 1,283
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,860 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,900 £66,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +49 202 £45,000 - 54
Hertfordshire -12 101 £37,500 -18.48% 25
Essex +11 45 £41,500 -17.00% 11
Suffolk -21 36 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Bedfordshire +3 33 £63,750 +82.14% 4
Norfolk +3 13 £37,500 +7.14% 3
QA
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 270 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (46.05%) Test Automation
3 116 (26.98%) Selenium
4 108 (25.12%) SQL
5 94 (21.86%) Scrum
6 93 (21.63%) C#
7 86 (20.00%) Degree
8 74 (17.21%) Java
9 71 (16.51%) .NET
10 69 (16.05%) Manual Testing
11 65 (15.12%) Software Engineering
11 65 (15.12%) JavaScript
12 63 (14.65%) Microsoft
12 63 (14.65%) Software Testing
13 61 (14.19%) Python
13 61 (14.19%) Finance
14 58 (13.49%) Linux
14 58 (13.49%) JIRA
14 58 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
15 57 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
16 56 (13.02%) SDLC
17 51 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
18 50 (11.63%) Project Management
19 44 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
20 41 (9.53%) SQL Server
21 40 (9.30%) HTML
21 40 (9.30%) DevOps
21 40 (9.30%) Mentoring
21 40 (9.30%) Jenkins
22 38 (8.84%) Web Services

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 (3.49%) Apache Spark
2 8 (1.86%) Oracle Service Bus
2 8 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (1.40%) CMS
4 5 (1.16%) Apache
4 5 (1.16%) Confluence
4 5 (1.16%) EPiServer
4 5 (1.16%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.93%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.70%) IIS
6 3 (0.70%) Jetty
6 3 (0.70%) SAS
6 3 (0.70%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.47%) JBoss
8 1 (0.23%) nginx
8 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.47%) EPLAN
4 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.47%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (3.49%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.70%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (13.49%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.26%) OpenShift
4 11 (2.56%) SaaS
5 7 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (0.93%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.47%) Force.com
8 2 (0.47%) GitHub
8 2 (0.47%) Slack
8 2 (0.47%) Taleo
9 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.86%) SSL
2 4 (0.93%) Network Security
3 3 (0.70%) RIP
4 2 (0.47%) Internet
4 2 (0.47%) SMS
4 2 (0.47%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.47%) VoIP
4 2 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.47%) Wireless
5 1 (0.23%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.23%) DNS
5 1 (0.23%) FTP
5 1 (0.23%) HTTP
5 1 (0.23%) LAN
5 1 (0.23%) SSH
5 1 (0.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.53%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.58%) Big Data
3 23 (5.35%) Hadoop
4 22 (5.12%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.26%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (2.09%) Data Lake
7 8 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.86%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.86%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (1.86%) Sqoop
8 7 (1.63%) Apache Hive
8 7 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (0.93%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.93%) Power BI
9 4 (0.93%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 116 (26.98%) Selenium
2 58 (13.49%) JIRA
3 40 (9.30%) Jenkins
4 34 (7.91%) Cucumber
5 31 (7.21%) Git (software)
6 28 (6.51%) SpecFlow
7 27 (6.28%) WebDriver
8 19 (4.42%) SoapUI
9 17 (3.95%) Maven
10 16 (3.72%) HP UFT
10 16 (3.72%) JMeter
10 16 (3.72%) Visual Studio
11 12 (2.79%) Ranorex
11 12 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (2.56%) TeamCity
13 10 (2.33%) Visual Studio Coded UI
14 9 (2.09%) Subversion
15 8 (1.86%) JUnit
15 8 (1.86%) MSTest
16 7 (1.63%) Gradle
General
1 61 (14.19%) Finance
2 23 (5.35%) Marketing
3 15 (3.49%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.02%) Retail
5 8 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.16%) Games
7 5 (1.16%) Law
8 4 (0.93%) Electronics
8 4 (0.93%) Romanian Language
8 4 (0.93%) Russian Language
9 3 (0.70%) Banking
9 3 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.47%) Back Office
10 2 (0.47%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 81 (18.84%) QA Engineer
2 62 (14.42%) Developer
3 54 (12.56%) Tester
4 51 (11.86%) Test Engineer
5 46 (10.70%) Analyst
6 35 (8.14%) QA Tester
7 30 (6.98%) Project Manager
8 27 (6.28%) QA Test Engineer
9 24 (5.58%) QA Leader
9 24 (5.58%) Software Engineer
10 23 (5.35%) QA Automation Engineer
11 22 (5.12%) QA Analyst
12 21 (4.88%) Software Test Engineer
13 18 (4.19%) QA Manager
13 18 (4.19%) Software Developer
14 16 (3.72%) Software Tester
15 15 (3.49%) Principal Developer
16 14 (3.26%) Automation Engineer
16 14 (3.26%) Java Developer
16 14 (3.26%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (16.51%) .NET
2 40 (9.30%) HTML
3 38 (8.84%) Web Services
4 31 (7.21%) SOAP
5 27 (6.28%) RESTful
6 26 (6.05%) CSS
7 25 (5.81%) Spring
8 20 (4.65%) Gherkin
8 20 (4.65%) XML
9 19 (4.42%) HTML5
10 16 (3.72%) REST
11 15 (3.49%) jQuery
12 14 (3.26%) Akka
12 14 (3.26%) ASP.NET
12 14 (3.26%) JSON
12 14 (3.26%) Play Framework
12 14 (3.26%) Spring Boot
13 13 (3.02%) .NET Framework
13 13 (3.02%) Kafka
14 11 (2.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.35%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 15 (3.49%) User Experience
5 14 (3.26%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.09%) Algorithms
7 9 (2.09%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.86%) Fintech
9 6 (1.40%) FMCG
9 6 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.16%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.93%) Reinsurance
11 4 (0.93%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.47%) Online Gambling
13 2 (0.47%) Replication
13 2 (0.47%) Social Gaming
13 2 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (13.49%) Linux
2 25 (5.81%) Windows
3 16 (3.72%) Android
4 10 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.86%) Unix
6 3 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (46.05%) Test Automation
3 94 (21.86%) Scrum
4 69 (16.05%) Manual Testing
5 65 (15.12%) Software Engineering
6 63 (14.65%) Software Testing
7 57 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
8 56 (13.02%) SDLC
9 51 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
10 50 (11.63%) Project Management
11 40 (9.30%) DevOps
11 40 (9.30%) Mentoring
12 38 (8.84%) TDD
13 35 (8.14%) Analytics
14 33 (7.67%) Test Strategy
15 32 (7.44%) Non-Functional Testing
16 31 (7.21%) Artificial Intelligence
17 28 (6.51%) PRINCE2
17 28 (6.51%) Regression Testing
18 25 (5.81%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 108 (25.12%) SQL
2 93 (21.63%) C#
3 74 (17.21%) Java
4 65 (15.12%) JavaScript
5 61 (14.19%) Python
6 21 (4.88%) Scala
6 21 (4.88%) VB.NET
7 15 (3.49%) Bash Shell
8 13 (3.02%) C++
9 9 (2.09%) Perl
9 9 (2.09%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.86%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.63%) R
11 7 (1.63%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.16%) Java 8
13 4 (0.93%) C
13 4 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (0.93%) Ruby
14 3 (0.70%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 86 (20.00%) Degree
2 21 (4.88%) ISTQB
3 18 (4.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (3.26%) ISEB
5 10 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.16%) PMP
7 4 (0.93%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.93%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.70%) CISA
8 3 (0.70%) CISM
8 3 (0.70%) CISSP
9 2 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.23%) CBAP
10 1 (0.23%) ECDL
10 1 (0.23%) HNC
10 1 (0.23%) IIBA
10 1 (0.23%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.23%) MOS
10 1 (0.23%) PhD
10 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.40%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.70%) HIPAA
2 3 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.70%) SLA
3 2 (0.47%) PMBOK
3 2 (0.47%) PMO
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (5.12%) Docker
2 10 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (1.86%) HDFS
4 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.23%) Firmware
5 1 (0.23%) KVM
5 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (5.12%) Ansible
2 15 (3.49%) Kubernetes
3 14 (3.26%) Terraform
4 11 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (2.33%) Puppet
6 8 (1.86%) Oozie
7 5 (1.16%) HP ALM
7 5 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 63 (14.65%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.65%) WorldPay
3 15 (3.49%) Google
4 14 (3.26%) Oracle
5 11 (2.56%) SAP
6 8 (1.86%) Cloudera
6 8 (1.86%) IBM
7 7 (1.63%) CA
7 7 (1.63%) Hortonworks
8 6 (1.40%) Xamarin
9 5 (1.16%) HP
9 5 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.70%) Alteryx
10 3 (0.70%) DataFlux
10 3 (0.70%) Talend
10 3 (0.70%) Trillium
11 2 (0.47%) Perforce
11 2 (0.47%) PureLoad
11 2 (0.47%) TOWER Software
11 2 (0.47%) VMware