Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East of England
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 62 60
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 227 413 528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.73% 4.39% 4.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.91% 31.17% 38.77%
Number of salaries quoted 156 312 407
East of England median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
10th Percentile £31,875 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 876 1,325 1,362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.38% 14.07% 11.42%
Number of salaries quoted 612 881 1,065
East of England median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 +4 114 £52,500 +16.67% 30
Hertfordshire +13 45 £47,250 +26.00% 22
Essex -6 29 £60,000 +41.18% 13
Bedfordshire -18 21 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Suffolk 0 17 £60,000 +14.29% 7
Norfolk -24 1 £37,500 +3.45% 4
QA
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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.

1 114 (50.22%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (43.17%) Test Automation
3 63 (27.75%) Scrum
4 61 (26.87%) SQL
5 57 (25.11%) JIRA
6 56 (24.67%) C#
7 51 (22.47%) Java
8 45 (19.82%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (19.82%) WorldPay
9 43 (18.94%) BDD
10 41 (18.06%) JavaScript
10 41 (18.06%) SQL Server
11 39 (17.18%) Selenium
11 39 (17.18%) DevOps
12 36 (15.86%) .NET
12 36 (15.86%) TDD
12 36 (15.86%) Azure
13 35 (15.42%) AWS
13 35 (15.42%) Software Engineering
14 33 (14.54%) Cucumber
15 32 (14.10%) Jenkins
15 32 (14.10%) Python
15 32 (14.10%) Project Management
16 31 (13.66%) Gherkin
17 30 (13.22%) SDLC
17 30 (13.22%) Linux
18 29 (12.78%) REST
19 28 (12.33%) API Testing
19 28 (12.33%) React
19 28 (12.33%) Scenario 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 22 (9.69%) Confluence
2 9 (3.96%) IIS
3 7 (3.08%) JBoss
4 3 (1.32%) CMS
4 3 (1.32%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.88%) Apache
5 2 (0.88%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.08%) NetSuite
2 4 (1.76%) Magento
3 2 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.88%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 36 (15.86%) Azure
2 35 (15.42%) AWS
3 20 (8.81%) GCP
4 16 (7.05%) SaaS
5 7 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (2.64%) PaaS
7 3 (1.32%) BrowserStack
7 3 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.32%) GitHub
7 3 (1.32%) Serverless
8 2 (0.88%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (0.88%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle CX
8 2 (0.88%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.44%) CloudBees
9 1 (0.44%) Firebase
9 1 (0.44%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.64%) Internet
2 3 (1.32%) BGP
2 3 (1.32%) EIGRP
2 3 (1.32%) HSRP
2 3 (1.32%) MPLS
2 3 (1.32%) Multicast
2 3 (1.32%) OSPF
2 3 (1.32%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.32%) VLAN
3 2 (0.88%) Firewall
4 1 (0.44%) 802.11
4 1 (0.44%) Frame Relay
4 1 (0.44%) HTTP
4 1 (0.44%) IPsec
4 1 (0.44%) RIP
4 1 (0.44%) SNMP
4 1 (0.44%) TACACS
4 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.44%) Wireless
4 1 (0.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.49%) NoSQL
3 13 (5.73%) MySQL
3 13 (5.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.85%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.96%) Big Data
6 8 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.76%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.32%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2017
10 2 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.88%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.88%) HBase
10 2 (0.88%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.88%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 57 (25.11%) JIRA
2 39 (17.18%) Selenium
3 33 (14.54%) Cucumber
4 32 (14.10%) Jenkins
5 24 (10.57%) Git (software)
6 18 (7.93%) Maven
7 15 (6.61%) Appium
8 14 (6.17%) eggPlant
8 14 (6.17%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (4.41%) Zephyr
10 9 (3.96%) JMeter
10 9 (3.96%) Postman
11 7 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (3.08%) TestNG
11 7 (3.08%) webpack
12 6 (2.64%) JUnit
12 6 (2.64%) REST Assured
13 5 (2.20%) Charles Proxy
13 5 (2.20%) Gradle
13 5 (2.20%) HP UFT
General
1 18 (7.93%) Retail
2 13 (5.73%) Marketing
3 10 (4.41%) Banking
3 10 (4.41%) Finance
3 10 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.64%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.20%) Games
6 3 (1.32%) Advertising
6 3 (1.32%) Publishing
7 1 (0.44%) French Language
7 1 (0.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 42 (18.50%) QA Engineer
1 42 (18.50%) Test Engineer
2 38 (16.74%) Analyst
3 30 (13.22%) Tester
4 26 (11.45%) Developer
5 23 (10.13%) QA Test Engineer
6 22 (9.69%) Software Engineer
7 20 (8.81%) Test Analyst
8 18 (7.93%) Test Automation Engineer
9 16 (7.05%) Quality Engineer
10 15 (6.61%) QA Analyst
10 15 (6.61%) QA Test Analyst
10 15 (6.61%) Senior Tester
11 14 (6.17%) Senior Software Tester
11 14 (6.17%) Software Tester
12 11 (4.85%) .NET Software Engineer
12 11 (4.85%) Business Analyst
12 11 (4.85%) C# Software Engineer
12 11 (4.85%) QA Tester
12 11 (4.85%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.86%) .NET
2 31 (13.66%) Gherkin
3 29 (12.78%) REST
4 28 (12.33%) React
5 24 (10.57%) SOAP
6 18 (7.93%) CSS
6 18 (7.93%) HTML
7 16 (7.05%) AngularJS
8 14 (6.17%) HTML5
9 11 (4.85%) Node.js
9 11 (4.85%) Redux
10 10 (4.41%) jQuery
11 7 (3.08%) JSON
11 7 (3.08%) RESTful
11 7 (3.08%) RxJS
11 7 (3.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (2.64%) Web Services
13 5 (2.20%) .NET Framework
13 5 (2.20%) jOOQ
13 5 (2.20%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.45%) Algorithms
2 23 (10.13%) Virtual Team
3 21 (9.25%) Data Structures
4 20 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (7.49%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.52%) User Experience
7 6 (2.64%) Cloud Native
7 6 (2.64%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.64%) Replication
8 5 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.20%) Renewable Energy
9 2 (0.88%) Digital Wallet
9 2 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.88%) NHS
9 2 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.44%) Handset
10 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.22%) Linux
2 20 (8.81%) Windows
3 14 (6.17%) Android
3 14 (6.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.44%) Unix
4 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (50.22%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (43.17%) Test Automation
3 63 (27.75%) Scrum
4 45 (19.82%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (18.94%) BDD
6 39 (17.18%) DevOps
7 36 (15.86%) TDD
8 35 (15.42%) Software Engineering
9 32 (14.10%) Project Management
10 30 (13.22%) SDLC
11 28 (12.33%) API Testing
11 28 (12.33%) Scenario Testing
12 25 (11.01%) Computer Science
12 25 (11.01%) E-Commerce
12 25 (11.01%) Test Scripting
13 24 (10.57%) Defect Tracking
14 23 (10.13%) CRM
14 23 (10.13%) Manual Testing
14 23 (10.13%) Mentoring
15 21 (9.25%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 61 (26.87%) SQL
2 56 (24.67%) C#
3 51 (22.47%) Java
4 41 (18.06%) JavaScript
5 32 (14.10%) Python
6 18 (7.93%) T-SQL
7 13 (5.73%) TypeScript
8 11 (4.85%) C++
8 11 (4.85%) Shell Script
9 10 (4.41%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.52%) VB.NET
11 7 (3.08%) C
12 6 (2.64%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.64%) Groovy
13 5 (2.20%) VB
14 2 (0.88%) Perl
14 2 (0.88%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.88%) Scala
15 1 (0.44%) ABAP
15 1 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 19 (8.37%) Degree
2 18 (7.93%) ISTQB
3 11 (4.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (4.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (4.85%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.41%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.32%) CCDP
5 3 (1.32%) CCIE
5 3 (1.32%) CCNP
5 3 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.44%) ISEB
6 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.64%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.20%) GMP
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (11.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (11.01%) Kubernetes
2 14 (6.17%) HP ALM
3 4 (1.76%) Ansible
4 3 (1.32%) Terraform
5 1 (0.44%) MOM
5 1 (0.44%) Puppet
5 1 (0.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (19.82%) WorldPay
2 26 (11.45%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.37%) Google
4 15 (6.61%) HP
4 15 (6.61%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (4.41%) FIS
6 7 (3.08%) SAP
7 6 (2.64%) Adobe
7 6 (2.64%) Oracle
8 5 (2.20%) IBM
9 3 (1.32%) Cisco
9 3 (1.32%) Meraki
9 3 (1.32%) MikroTik
10 2 (0.88%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.88%) Dynatrace
10 2 (0.88%) RedGate
10 2 (0.88%) Sparx
10 2 (0.88%) Splunk
10 2 (0.88%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.44%) PTC