Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 78 33
Rank change year-on-year +29 -45 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 50 48 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.95% 3.10% 6.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.88% 34.53% 51.71%
Number of salaries quoted 33 45 87
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% -9.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £21,400 £27,900 £41,250
90th Percentile £52,750 £69,000 £100,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 Essex with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 132 139 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.43% 8.99% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 89 106 183
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £30,850 £22,750 £30,850
90th Percentile £77,500 £63,750 £84,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Essex

QA
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Essex.

Salary trend for QA in Essex

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Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Essex over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Essex

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Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Essex region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
Brentwood +6 9 £17,500 -70.21% 2
Colchester +17 8 £43,750 +68.27% 3
Saffron Walden - 8 £40,000 - 1
Chelmsford +16 7 £44,000 -7.37% 4
Billericay - 2 £41,125 -
Southend-on-Sea -10 1 £58,000 +68.12% 1
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Essex region with a requirement for QA.

1 24 (48.00%) Test Automation
2 23 (46.00%) Degree
3 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (24.00%) Finance
5 11 (22.00%) SQL
5 11 (22.00%) Manual Testing
5 11 (22.00%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (20.00%) JIRA
7 9 (18.00%) Change Management
8 8 (16.00%) C#
9 7 (14.00%) Java
9 7 (14.00%) Python
9 7 (14.00%) ERP
9 7 (14.00%) Risk Management
9 7 (14.00%) Coaching
9 7 (14.00%) Defect Management
10 6 (12.00%) SDLC
10 6 (12.00%) User Experience
10 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (12.00%) Test Strategy
10 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
10 6 (12.00%) Active Listening
10 6 (12.00%) Maven
10 6 (12.00%) Software Testing
10 6 (12.00%) Project Planning
10 6 (12.00%) Test Management
10 6 (12.00%) Test Scripting
10 6 (12.00%) Selenium
10 6 (12.00%) Risk Analysis
10 6 (12.00%) Validation

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 3 (6.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) FTP
2 1 (2.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.00%) MySQL
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) JIRA
2 6 (12.00%) Maven
2 6 (12.00%) Selenium
3 4 (8.00%) HP UFT
3 4 (8.00%) TestRail
4 3 (6.00%) Ant
4 3 (6.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.00%) FitNesse
4 3 (6.00%) JIRA Agile
4 3 (6.00%) JMeter
4 3 (6.00%) JProfiler
4 3 (6.00%) QF-Test
4 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.00%) JUnit
6 1 (2.00%) Bower
6 1 (2.00%) Grunt
6 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Games
3 2 (4.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) Automotive
4 1 (2.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Tester
2 7 (14.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Project Manager
2 7 (14.00%) QA Tester
2 7 (14.00%) Test Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Automation Tester
3 6 (12.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) QA Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) ERP Manager
5 4 (8.00%) ERP Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Junior
6 3 (6.00%) Junior Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Junior Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Automation Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) Web Services
2 4 (8.00%) XML
3 3 (6.00%) Java EE
3 3 (6.00%) JSON
4 2 (4.00%) .NET
4 2 (4.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (4.00%) LINQ
4 2 (4.00%) Spring
4 2 (4.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (4.00%) WinForms
5 1 (2.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) HTML5
5 1 (2.00%) Pixi.js
5 1 (2.00%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (12.00%) User Experience
2 5 (10.00%) FMCG
3 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.00%) Online Gambling
4 2 (4.00%) Social Gaming
5 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.00%) Manual Testing
3 11 (22.00%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (18.00%) Change Management
5 7 (14.00%) Coaching
5 7 (14.00%) Defect Management
5 7 (14.00%) ERP
5 7 (14.00%) Risk Management
6 6 (12.00%) Active Listening
6 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
6 6 (12.00%) Project Planning
6 6 (12.00%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (12.00%) SDLC
6 6 (12.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (12.00%) Test Management
6 6 (12.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (12.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (12.00%) Validation
7 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) SQL
2 8 (16.00%) C#
3 7 (14.00%) Java
3 7 (14.00%) Python
4 6 (12.00%) Perl
5 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) Go
5 1 (2.00%) Groovy
5 1 (2.00%) Java 8
5 1 (2.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (46.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.00%) HNC
4 1 (2.00%) ISEB
4 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.00%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 13485
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle
1 3 (6.00%) PureLoad
2 1 (2.00%) Adobe
2 1 (2.00%) HP