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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 54 34
Rank change year-on-year -10 -20  
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 36 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.85% 3.58% 5.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 33.03% 38.30%
Number of salaries quoted 25 29 59
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £34,200 £39,000 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 81 109 188
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 8.56% 10.83% 15.28%
Number of salaries quoted 58 80 121
Median salary £53,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.44% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,009 £25,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Essex

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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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood 0 13 £58,750 +23.68%
Chelmsford - 4 £47,500 -
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £33,000 -
Colchester -2 1 £22,500 -47.05%
Witham - 1 £47,500 -
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East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for QA.

1 42 (57.53%) Wealth Management
2 39 (53.42%) SDLC
2 39 (53.42%) .NET
3 37 (50.68%) Workflow
3 37 (50.68%) Finance
4 36 (49.32%) C#
5 32 (43.84%) Visual Studio
5 32 (43.84%) ASP.NET
5 32 (43.84%) SQL Server
5 32 (43.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (43.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 32 (43.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (43.84%) Unit Testing
5 32 (43.84%) Ajax
6 25 (34.25%) CSS
6 25 (34.25%) HTML
6 25 (34.25%) JavaScript
7 24 (32.88%) OOD
7 24 (32.88%) .NET Framework
8 22 (30.14%) VB.NET
9 21 (28.77%) Test Automation
10 17 (23.29%) Waterfall
11 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (20.55%) Software Testing
13 11 (15.07%) Test Planning
13 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
14 9 (12.33%) Functional Testing
15 8 (10.96%) Regression Testing
16 7 (9.59%) Scrum
16 7 (9.59%) SQL

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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:

Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Sonata
2 3 (4.11%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (43.84%) SQL Server
1 32 (43.84%) SQL Server 2008
1 32 (43.84%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (8.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (43.84%) Team Foundation Server
1 32 (43.84%) Visual Studio
2 7 (9.59%) Selenium
3 3 (4.11%) eggPlant
3 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.37%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.37%) TestDirector
General
1 37 (50.68%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Marketing
3 3 (4.11%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (31.51%) Developer
2 22 (30.14%) .NET Developer
2 22 (30.14%) VB.NET Developer
3 14 (19.18%) .NET Software Developer
4 10 (13.70%) Technical Leader
4 10 (13.70%) Tester
5 8 (10.96%) SQL Developer
5 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Developer
6 7 (9.59%) Head of Testing
6 7 (9.59%) QA Tester
6 7 (9.59%) Software QA Tester
6 7 (9.59%) Software Tester
7 6 (8.22%) Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.11%) Automation Tester
8 3 (4.11%) QA Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Software Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Software Test Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (53.42%) .NET
2 32 (43.84%) Ajax
2 32 (43.84%) ASP.NET
3 25 (34.25%) CSS
3 25 (34.25%) HTML
4 24 (32.88%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Fintech
2 4 (5.48%) User Experience
3 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.37%) AS400
3 1 (1.37%) Blog
3 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (57.53%) Wealth Management
2 39 (53.42%) SDLC
3 37 (50.68%) Workflow
4 32 (43.84%) Unit Testing
5 24 (32.88%) OOD
6 21 (28.77%) Test Automation
7 17 (23.29%) Waterfall
8 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (20.55%) Software Testing
10 11 (15.07%) Test Planning
11 9 (12.33%) Functional Testing
12 8 (10.96%) Regression Testing
13 7 (9.59%) Scrum
13 7 (9.59%) Software Delivery
14 6 (8.22%) Quality Management
14 6 (8.22%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (6.85%) Test Scripting
15 5 (6.85%) Test Strategy
16 4 (5.48%) Defect Management
16 4 (5.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (49.32%) C#
2 25 (34.25%) JavaScript
3 22 (30.14%) VB.NET
4 7 (9.59%) SQL
5 1 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) ISEB
2 2 (2.74%) Degree
2 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) GAMP
1 1 (1.37%) PMO
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.11%) Demandware
3 2 (2.74%) HP
4 1 (1.37%) IFS
4 1 (1.37%) Sitecore
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