Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 59 26
Rank change year-on-year +2 -33 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 42 54 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.54% 3.90% 7.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.56% 42.52% 59.16%
Number of salaries quoted 23 50 94
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.73% -8.33% +26.32%
10th Percentile £16,750 £27,750 £35,375
90th Percentile £62,600 £63,875 £93,750
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 129 127 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.89% 9.18% 12.70%
Number of salaries quoted 78 100 166
Essex median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £29,775 £23,975 £32,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £63,750 £93,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +16 12 £17,500 - 1
Colchester +8 5 £45,000 +73.08%
Southend-on-Sea -5 4 £61,500 +78.26% 5
Saffron Walden - 4 £40,000 - 1
Chelmsford +7 3 £50,000 -40.30% 2
Harlow -5 1 £30,000 -51.02% 2
Billericay - 1 £41,000 -
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East of England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 21 (50.00%) Degree
2 17 (40.48%) Test Automation
3 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (26.19%) Finance
4 8 (19.05%) SQL
5 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 7 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 7 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 7 (16.67%) Coaching
5 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (16.67%) SDLC
5 7 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 7 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (14.29%) JIRA
6 6 (14.29%) Change Management
6 6 (14.29%) ERP
7 5 (11.90%) C#
7 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
7 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.90%) Maven
7 5 (11.90%) Project Planning
7 5 (11.90%) Selenium
7 5 (11.90%) Test Management
7 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
7 5 (11.90%) Active Listening
7 5 (11.90%) User Experience
8 4 (9.52%) Software Delivery
8 4 (9.52%) TestRail
8 4 (9.52%) FMCG

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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 2 (4.76%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) JIRA
2 5 (11.90%) Maven
2 5 (11.90%) Selenium
3 4 (9.52%) HP UFT
3 4 (9.52%) TestRail
4 3 (7.14%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.76%) Ant
5 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.76%) FitNesse
5 2 (4.76%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (4.76%) JMeter
5 2 (4.76%) JProfiler
5 2 (4.76%) QF-Test
5 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.38%) JUnit
6 1 (2.38%) Moq
6 1 (2.38%) NUnit
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Games
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Tester
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 6 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 5 (11.90%) Automation Tester
4 5 (11.90%) Network Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) ERP Manager
5 4 (9.52%) ERP Project Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Junior
6 3 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Junior Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Release Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Automation Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Testing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) CSS
2 2 (4.76%) HTML
2 2 (4.76%) Java EE
2 2 (4.76%) JSON
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.38%) Ajax
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.38%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.38%) jQuery
3 1 (2.38%) LINQ
3 1 (2.38%) Spring
3 1 (2.38%) Swing
3 1 (2.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (2.38%) WCF
3 1 (2.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) User Experience
3 4 (9.52%) FMCG
4 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.38%) Online Gambling
5 1 (2.38%) Online Games
5 1 (2.38%) Replication
5 1 (2.38%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Test Automation
2 11 (26.19%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (16.67%) Coaching
3 7 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 7 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 7 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 7 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (16.67%) SDLC
3 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 6 (14.29%) Change Management
4 6 (14.29%) ERP
5 5 (11.90%) Active Listening
5 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
5 5 (11.90%) Project Planning
5 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
5 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (11.90%) Test Management
6 4 (9.52%) Software Delivery
7 3 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (7.14%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) C#
3 3 (7.14%) Java
3 3 (7.14%) Perl
3 3 (7.14%) Python
4 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.38%) C
5 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (50.00%) Degree
2 6 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.38%) HNC
3 1 (2.38%) ISEB
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.38%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.38%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.38%) ISO 13485
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) HP SiteScope
1 3 (7.14%) WMI
2 1 (2.38%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) HP
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) PureLoad