Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 49 68
Rank change year-on-year -4 +19 -23
Permanent jobs citing QA 24 59 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.15% 4.15% 3.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.00% 40.97% 34.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14 46 61
Essex median annual salary £48,750 £44,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.80% -7.37% -
10th Percentile £34,125 £33,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £58,125 £58,750 £110,000
East of England median annual salary £46,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.78% - -

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 80 144 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.50% 10.12% 10.87%
Number of salaries quoted 59 111 150
Essex median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -2.22% -
10th Percentile £23,900 £30,625 £35,000
90th Percentile £68,150 £71,250 £72,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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

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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 6 months to 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019. 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
Colchester +17 11 £42,500 -5.56%
Harlow +9 3 £50,000 -20.00% 1
Witham 0 2 - - 1
Stanford-le-Hope - 2 £43,500 -
Chelmsford +8 1 £52,500 +19.32% 1
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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 10 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (37.50%) Algorithms
2 9 (37.50%) Data Quality
2 9 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (37.50%) Validation
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Retail
3 6 (25.00%) .NET
3 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (20.83%) Selenium
4 5 (20.83%) BDD
4 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
4 5 (20.83%) SQL
4 5 (20.83%) C#
4 5 (20.83%) XML
5 4 (16.67%) Web Services
5 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 4 (16.67%) Scrum
5 4 (16.67%) Android
5 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Microservices
6 3 (12.50%) QA Automation
6 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (12.50%) User Stories
6 3 (12.50%) QlikView
6 3 (12.50%) JIRA
6 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow

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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 1 (4.17%) Confluence
1 1 (4.17%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) FTP
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) QlikView
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Selenium
1 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
2 3 (12.50%) JIRA
2 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 2 (8.33%) Appium
3 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.33%) JMeter
3 2 (8.33%) QF-Test
3 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.33%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (37.50%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Games
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) QA Automation Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) QlikView Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Business Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Software QA Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Software QA Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.83%) XML
3 4 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
4 2 (8.33%) HTML
5 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.17%) React
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (37.50%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Android
1 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) AIX
3 1 (4.17%) Solaris
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) Validation
2 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (20.83%) BDD
4 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 4 (16.67%) Microservices
4 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (12.50%) Open Source
5 3 (12.50%) QA Automation
5 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 3 (12.50%) User Stories
6 2 (8.33%) B2B
6 2 (8.33%) High Availability
6 2 (8.33%) Load Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) C#
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) C
3 2 (8.33%) C++
3 2 (8.33%) PHP
3 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.17%) ABAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Automic
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) PureLoad
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) SAP