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

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 75 51
Rank change year-on-year +11 -24 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 466 461 642
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.20% 3.94% 4.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.53% 34.17% 37.48%
Number of salaries quoted 337 362 547
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £65,000
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 1,390 1,349 1,713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.52% 11.53% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 979 1,026 1,370
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,000 £25,456
90th Percentile £76,450 £67,125 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +11.11%

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 September 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 September 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 +39 212 £45,000 - 50
Hertfordshire -24 100 £45,000 - 20
Essex +24 53 £42,500 -10.53% 10
Bedfordshire +24 50 £67,500 +125.00% 10
Suffolk -16 44 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Norfolk -6 7 £50,000 +11.11% 1
QA
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 286 (61.37%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (51.29%) Test Automation
3 130 (27.90%) Selenium
4 113 (24.25%) SQL
5 101 (21.67%) C#
6 88 (18.88%) Java
7 84 (18.03%) .NET
7 84 (18.03%) Scrum
8 82 (17.60%) Software Testing
9 81 (17.38%) Manual Testing
10 80 (17.17%) Degree
11 68 (14.59%) Linux
11 68 (14.59%) Microsoft
11 68 (14.59%) Software Engineering
12 63 (13.52%) Python
12 63 (13.52%) Amazon AWS
12 63 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
13 62 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
14 60 (12.88%) Finance
14 60 (12.88%) JIRA
15 58 (12.45%) JavaScript
15 58 (12.45%) SDLC
16 54 (11.59%) Project Management
17 52 (11.16%) Regression Testing
17 52 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure
17 52 (11.16%) Test Strategy
18 51 (10.94%) DevOps
19 45 (9.66%) Web Services
20 44 (9.44%) Cucumber
20 44 (9.44%) Analytics

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 29 (6.22%) Apache Spark
2 9 (1.93%) Confluence
3 7 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.29%) CMS
5 5 (1.07%) Apache
5 5 (1.07%) EPiServer
5 5 (1.07%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.86%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.64%) IIS
7 3 (0.64%) JBoss
8 2 (0.43%) SAS
8 2 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.21%) nginx
9 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.15%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 63 (13.52%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (2.15%) SaaS
5 9 (1.93%) OpenShift
6 7 (1.50%) Amazon EMR
6 7 (1.50%) Amazon Kinesis
6 7 (1.50%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.29%) GitHub
7 6 (1.29%) Serverless
8 3 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.64%) Asana
8 3 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.64%) Office 365
9 2 (0.43%) Force.com
9 2 (0.43%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.43%) Slack
9 2 (0.43%) Taleo
10 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.29%) Wireless
2 5 (1.07%) SMS
2 5 (1.07%) SSL
3 4 (0.86%) Internet
3 4 (0.86%) Network Security
4 3 (0.64%) HTTP
4 3 (0.64%) RIP
5 2 (0.43%) FTP
5 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.43%) VoIP
5 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.21%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.21%) DNS
6 1 (0.21%) DSL
6 1 (0.21%) LAN
6 1 (0.21%) SSH
6 1 (0.21%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.51%) Big Data
2 35 (7.51%) Hadoop
3 26 (5.58%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (3.43%) Sqoop
6 10 (2.15%) HBase
6 10 (2.15%) Impala
6 10 (2.15%) Parquet
7 9 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.50%) Amazon QuickSight
8 7 (1.50%) Amazon Redshift
8 7 (1.50%) MySQL
8 7 (1.50%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.29%) Apache Hive
9 6 (1.29%) Data Lake
9 6 (1.29%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 130 (27.90%) Selenium
2 60 (12.88%) JIRA
3 44 (9.44%) Cucumber
4 41 (8.80%) Jenkins
5 34 (7.30%) SpecFlow
6 30 (6.44%) WebDriver
7 29 (6.22%) Git (software)
8 27 (5.79%) SoapUI
9 21 (4.51%) JMeter
10 16 (3.43%) HP UFT
10 16 (3.43%) Maven
11 15 (3.22%) Appium
12 14 (3.00%) eggPlant
12 14 (3.00%) Ranorex
12 14 (3.00%) Sonatype Nexus
12 14 (3.00%) TeamCity
12 14 (3.00%) Visual Studio
13 13 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (2.15%) MSTest
14 10 (2.15%) NUnit
General
1 60 (12.88%) Finance
2 27 (5.79%) Marketing
3 18 (3.86%) Retail
4 9 (1.93%) Games
5 8 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (1.50%) Law
7 5 (1.07%) Electronics
8 4 (0.86%) Romanian Language
8 4 (0.86%) Russian Language
8 4 (0.86%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.64%) Banking
9 3 (0.64%) Legal
10 2 (0.43%) Advertising
10 2 (0.43%) Automotive
10 2 (0.43%) Back Office
10 2 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 71 (15.24%) QA Engineer
2 70 (15.02%) Test Engineer
3 65 (13.95%) Analyst
4 61 (13.09%) Developer
5 58 (12.45%) Tester
6 36 (7.73%) QA Test Engineer
7 32 (6.87%) QA Analyst
8 29 (6.22%) QA Tester
9 28 (6.01%) Project Manager
10 25 (5.36%) Test Analyst
11 24 (5.15%) Test Leader
12 21 (4.51%) QA Automation Engineer
12 21 (4.51%) QA Leader
13 20 (4.29%) Software Developer
13 20 (4.29%) Software Tester
14 18 (3.86%) .NET Developer
14 18 (3.86%) QA Manager
15 17 (3.65%) Software Engineer
15 17 (3.65%) Software Test Engineer
16 16 (3.43%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (18.03%) .NET
2 45 (9.66%) Web Services
3 41 (8.80%) HTML
4 31 (6.65%) RESTful
5 26 (5.58%) CSS
5 26 (5.58%) SOAP
6 23 (4.94%) Kafka
7 22 (4.72%) Gherkin
8 19 (4.08%) Spring
9 16 (3.43%) XML
10 15 (3.22%) .NET Framework
11 14 (3.00%) ASP.NET
11 14 (3.00%) HTML5
11 14 (3.00%) REST
12 13 (2.79%) jQuery
13 10 (2.15%) Apache Avro
14 9 (1.93%) Akka
14 9 (1.93%) JSON
14 9 (1.93%) Play Framework
14 9 (1.93%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.15%) Mobile App
3 22 (4.72%) User Experience
4 20 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.79%) Virtual Team
6 11 (2.36%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (1.93%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (1.93%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.50%) FMCG
8 7 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.50%) Replication
9 6 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.07%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.07%) Fintech
11 4 (0.86%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.86%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.86%) NHS
11 4 (0.86%) Reinsurance
12 3 (0.64%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.64%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 68 (14.59%) Linux
2 27 (5.79%) Windows
3 26 (5.58%) Android
4 19 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.58%) Unix
6 7 (1.50%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.43%) AIX
7 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (61.37%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (51.29%) Test Automation
3 84 (18.03%) Scrum
4 82 (17.60%) Software Testing
5 81 (17.38%) Manual Testing
6 68 (14.59%) Software Engineering
7 63 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
8 62 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
9 58 (12.45%) SDLC
10 54 (11.59%) Project Management
11 52 (11.16%) Regression Testing
11 52 (11.16%) Test Strategy
12 51 (10.94%) DevOps
13 44 (9.44%) Analytics
14 40 (8.58%) TDD
14 40 (8.58%) Test Scripting
15 39 (8.37%) Mentoring
16 38 (8.15%) Functional Testing
16 38 (8.15%) PRINCE2
17 35 (7.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 113 (24.25%) SQL
2 101 (21.67%) C#
3 88 (18.88%) Java
4 63 (13.52%) Python
5 58 (12.45%) JavaScript
6 21 (4.51%) Bash Shell
7 17 (3.65%) C++
8 15 (3.22%) Scala
9 14 (3.00%) VB.NET
10 10 (2.15%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.50%) Perl
11 7 (1.50%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.50%) Ruby
12 6 (1.29%) R
13 5 (1.07%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.86%) C
14 4 (0.86%) PHP
15 3 (0.64%) Java 8
15 3 (0.64%) VBScript
16 2 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 80 (17.17%) Degree
2 23 (4.94%) ISTQB
3 19 (4.08%) ISEB
4 14 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.29%) PMP
6 6 (1.29%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.29%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.86%) CISA
7 4 (0.86%) CISM
7 4 (0.86%) CISSP
7 4 (0.86%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.43%) PhD
9 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.21%) HNC
10 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.72%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.86%) HIPAA
2 4 (0.86%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (0.86%) SLA
3 3 (0.64%) GCP
3 3 (0.64%) ISO 13485
4 2 (0.43%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.43%) PMO
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) WAI
System Software
1 19 (4.08%) Docker
2 16 (3.43%) HDFS
3 10 (2.15%) Apache Flume
4 5 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.43%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.43%) Firmware
6 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.43%) XenApp
6 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (3.65%) Ansible
2 16 (3.43%) Oozie
3 13 (2.79%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (2.79%) Kubernetes
4 10 (2.15%) Puppet
5 9 (1.93%) HP ALM
5 9 (1.93%) Terraform
6 8 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 68 (14.59%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.44%) WorldPay
3 16 (3.43%) Google
4 14 (3.00%) SAP
5 13 (2.79%) Oracle
6 9 (1.93%) HP
7 6 (1.29%) CA
7 6 (1.29%) Cloudera
7 6 (1.29%) Hortonworks
7 6 (1.29%) IBM
8 5 (1.07%) Adobe
8 5 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.64%) PureLoad
9 3 (0.64%) VMware
9 3 (0.64%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.43%) Alteryx
10 2 (0.43%) Perforce
10 2 (0.43%) Talend
10 2 (0.43%) TOWER Software
10 2 (0.43%) Trillium