Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 25 40
Rank change year-on-year -42 +15 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 47 149 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.30% 6.96% 5.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.83% 55.81% 37.67%
Number of salaries quoted 46 92 93
Essex median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +26.32% -29.63%
10th Percentile £25,500 £41,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £93,750 £69,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -5.88%

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 118 267 369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 8.28% 12.46% 14.10%
Number of salaries quoted 95 178 208
Essex median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.83% -17.62%
10th Percentile £21,350 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £93,750 £65,000
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

QA
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Essex over the 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Harlow - 13 £57,500 - 1
Colchester +8 4 £26,000 -56.67%
Brentwood -15 4 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £34,500 - 1
Chelmsford -9 3 £47,500 -
Witham -10 3 £28,000 -12.50% 1
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 22 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Test Automation
3 18 (38.30%) C#
4 16 (34.04%) Selenium
5 15 (31.91%) TDD
6 14 (29.79%) SQL
7 12 (25.53%) .NET
7 12 (25.53%) Degree
7 12 (25.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (23.40%) Manual Testing
9 10 (21.28%) HTML
9 10 (21.28%) Finance
9 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (19.15%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (19.15%) Scrum
10 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
10 9 (19.15%) ITIL
10 9 (19.15%) WebDriver
10 9 (19.15%) Software Testing
10 9 (19.15%) Banking
11 8 (17.02%) CSS
12 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
12 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
12 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
12 7 (14.89%) WinForms
12 7 (14.89%) Apple iOS
12 7 (14.89%) Android
12 7 (14.89%) Android Development
12 7 (14.89%) iOS Development
12 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy

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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 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) DHCP
1 1 (2.13%) DNS
1 1 (2.13%) PuTTY
1 1 (2.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.77%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 6 (12.77%) SAP BW
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (34.04%) Selenium
2 9 (19.15%) WebDriver
3 6 (12.77%) JIRA
4 5 (10.64%) SpecFlow
5 4 (8.51%) Jenkins
5 4 (8.51%) LoadRunner
6 3 (6.38%) eggPlant
7 2 (4.26%) Mercurial
7 2 (4.26%) Moq
7 2 (4.26%) MSTest
8 1 (2.13%) TestRail
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 9 (19.15%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Automotive
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) QA Leader
2 9 (19.15%) Tester
3 7 (14.89%) Consultant
4 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 6 (12.77%) SAP BI Consultant
4 6 (12.77%) SAP Consultant
5 5 (10.64%) Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) QA Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) QA Tester
5 5 (10.64%) Senior QA Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.51%) Performance Specialist
6 4 (8.51%) Performance Test Specialist
6 4 (8.51%) Test Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) Lead Tester
7 3 (6.38%) QA Test Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Software Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Software QA Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Software Test Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) .NET
2 10 (21.28%) HTML
3 8 (17.02%) CSS
4 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
4 7 (14.89%) WinForms
5 6 (12.77%) Ajax
6 4 (8.51%) HTML5
6 4 (8.51%) jQuery
7 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
8 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
8 2 (4.26%) Entity Framework
8 2 (4.26%) RESTful
8 2 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (4.26%) WCF
8 2 (4.26%) Web Services
9 1 (2.13%) JSON
9 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (19.15%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.64%) Data Structures
4 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.13%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Android
1 7 (14.89%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Test Automation
3 15 (31.91%) TDD
4 12 (25.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (23.40%) Manual Testing
6 9 (19.15%) ITIL
6 9 (19.15%) Scrum
6 9 (19.15%) Software Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Android Development
7 7 (14.89%) iOS Development
7 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy
8 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (12.77%) Business Process Mapping
8 6 (12.77%) Conflict Management
8 6 (12.77%) Demand Management
8 6 (12.77%) Process Management
8 6 (12.77%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.64%) Code Coverage
9 5 (10.64%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) C#
2 14 (29.79%) SQL
3 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.51%) Java
4 4 (8.51%) VBA
5 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.13%) C
6 1 (2.13%) Perl
6 1 (2.13%) PHP
6 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Degree
2 6 (12.77%) ISEB
2 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.13%) MBA
4 1 (2.13%) MCSE
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (2.13%) Ansible
2 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
2 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) SAP
3 5 (10.64%) HP
4 4 (8.51%) Citrix
5 1 (2.13%) IFS
5 1 (2.13%) Tableau