Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 71 44
Rank change year-on-year +19 -27 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 61 73 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.21% 3.70% 5.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.20% 33.80% 39.44%
Number of salaries quoted 50 60 80
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% - +10.47%
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £110,000 £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 138 216 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.52% 10.96% 13.64%
Number of salaries quoted 111 154 189
Essex median annual salary £44,000 £44,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.68% -0.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £35,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £77,500
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 23 June 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 23 June 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
Chelmsford +12 15 £44,000 -7.37% 2
Colchester +21 10 £45,000 +100.00% 4
Harlow -10 10 £62,500 +38.89%
Saffron Walden - 4 £37,000 - 2
Brentwood -8 3 - -
Southend-on-Sea -14 3 £54,000 +63.64%
Billericay - 2 £44,125 -
Witham +4 1 £28,000 -41.05% 1
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East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 36 (59.02%) Test Automation
2 33 (54.10%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (42.62%) SQL
4 16 (26.23%) Selenium
5 15 (24.59%) Manual Testing
6 14 (22.95%) Degree
7 13 (21.31%) JIRA
7 13 (21.31%) C#
7 13 (21.31%) Test Strategy
8 12 (19.67%) Test Scripting
8 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
9 11 (18.03%) T-SQL
9 11 (18.03%) Oracle
9 11 (18.03%) Regression Testing
9 11 (18.03%) Validation
10 10 (16.39%) Finance
10 10 (16.39%) Software Testing
10 10 (16.39%) Java
10 10 (16.39%) Waterfall
10 10 (16.39%) Functional Testing
11 9 (14.75%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (14.75%) Acceptance Criteria
11 9 (14.75%) OO
11 9 (14.75%) Change Management
12 8 (13.11%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
12 8 (13.11%) .NET
13 7 (11.48%) JBoss
13 7 (11.48%) PRINCE2
13 7 (11.48%) ERP

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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 7 (11.48%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (1.64%) FastStats
1 1 (1.64%) FastStats PeopleStage
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.28%) IaaS
2 2 (3.28%) PaaS
3 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) FTP
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) Network Security
2 1 (1.64%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.11%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.64%) MS Access
5 1 (1.64%) MySQL
5 1 (1.64%) QlikView
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (26.23%) Selenium
2 13 (21.31%) JIRA
3 7 (11.48%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.20%) Ant
4 5 (8.20%) FitNesse
4 5 (8.20%) JMeter
4 5 (8.20%) JProfiler
4 5 (8.20%) Maven
4 5 (8.20%) QF-Test
4 5 (8.20%) SoapUI
5 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
5 4 (6.56%) JIRA Agile
6 3 (4.92%) JUnit
7 2 (3.28%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.64%) Bower
8 1 (1.64%) Grunt
8 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Automotive
2 2 (3.28%) Banking
2 2 (3.28%) Games
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Electronics
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Publishing
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) Tester
2 10 (16.39%) Automation Tester
3 9 (14.75%) QA Leader
3 9 (14.75%) QA Tester
4 7 (11.48%) Analyst
4 7 (11.48%) Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Project Manager
4 7 (11.48%) Software Tester
5 6 (9.84%) ERP Manager
5 6 (9.84%) ERP Project Manager
5 6 (9.84%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 6 (9.84%) QA Automation Tester
5 6 (9.84%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 6 (9.84%) Selenium Tester
5 6 (9.84%) Test Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Test Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Software QA Tester
6 5 (8.20%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.92%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) .NET
2 7 (11.48%) Java EE
3 6 (9.84%) Web Services
4 5 (8.20%) WinForms
4 5 (8.20%) XML
5 4 (6.56%) LINQ
6 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.92%) HTML
6 3 (4.92%) HTML5
6 3 (4.92%) Swing
7 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.28%) CSS
7 2 (3.28%) Entity Framework
7 2 (3.28%) jQuery
7 2 (3.28%) JSON
7 2 (3.28%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.64%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (1.64%) Pixi.js
8 1 (1.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Data Structures
2 6 (9.84%) Driving Licence
2 6 (9.84%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) FMCG
5 1 (1.64%) Online Gambling
5 1 (1.64%) Social Gaming
5 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Linux
2 4 (6.56%) Unix
3 3 (4.92%) Android
3 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (59.02%) Test Automation
2 33 (54.10%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (24.59%) Manual Testing
4 13 (21.31%) Test Strategy
5 12 (19.67%) Test Scripting
6 11 (18.03%) Regression Testing
6 11 (18.03%) Validation
7 10 (16.39%) Functional Testing
7 10 (16.39%) Software Testing
7 10 (16.39%) Waterfall
8 9 (14.75%) Acceptance Criteria
8 9 (14.75%) Change Management
8 9 (14.75%) OO
8 9 (14.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (11.48%) ERP
9 7 (11.48%) PRINCE2
9 7 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (11.48%) Project Management
10 6 (9.84%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
10 6 (9.84%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 26 (42.62%) SQL
2 13 (21.31%) C#
3 11 (18.03%) T-SQL
4 10 (16.39%) Java
5 4 (6.56%) Python
6 3 (4.92%) Perl
7 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.64%) C
8 1 (1.64%) Go
8 1 (1.64%) Groovy
8 1 (1.64%) Java 8
8 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) Degree
2 6 (9.84%) HNC
2 6 (9.84%) Numerate Degree
2 6 (9.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.64%) ISEB
4 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.64%) MiFID
2 1 (1.64%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) WMI
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) Oracle
2 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.84%) JD Edwards
3 6 (9.84%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (9.84%) SAP
4 5 (8.20%) PureLoad
5 2 (3.28%) Adobe
5 2 (3.28%) RedGate