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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 40 43
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3  
Permanent jobs citing QA 46 74 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.50% 6.86% 4.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.66% 43.27% 32.97%
Number of salaries quoted 35 46 42
Median salary £47,500 £56,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.55% +40.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £40,000 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £100,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 129 171 182
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 12.61% 15.85% 14.49%
Number of salaries quoted 96 105 134
Median salary £43,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £82,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +5 20 £47,500 -17.39%
Chelmsford - 10 £77,500 - 1
Harlow - 3 £45,000 - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 72 (57.14%) Wealth Management
2 64 (50.79%) Finance
3 61 (48.41%) .NET
4 60 (47.62%) Workflow
5 58 (46.03%) SDLC
6 45 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (32.54%) C#
7 41 (32.54%) SQL Server
8 40 (31.75%) Visual Studio
8 40 (31.75%) ASP.NET
8 40 (31.75%) Ajax
8 40 (31.75%) Unit Testing
8 40 (31.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 37 (29.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 35 (27.78%) CSS
11 32 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (24.60%) HTML
12 31 (24.60%) JavaScript
13 30 (23.81%) VB.NET
14 29 (23.02%) .NET Framework
14 29 (23.02%) OOD
14 29 (23.02%) Project Management
15 27 (21.43%) Waterfall
16 22 (17.46%) Software Testing
17 21 (16.67%) Regression Testing
18 18 (14.29%) System Testing
19 16 (12.70%) Software Delivery
19 16 (12.70%) Risk Management
19 16 (12.70%) Process Management
19 16 (12.70%) Requirements Analysis

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Top Related 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 7 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 7 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Sonata
2 3 (2.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (32.54%) SQL Server
2 40 (31.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (29.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.17%) MS Access
6 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 45 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 40 (31.75%) Visual Studio
3 10 (7.94%) Selenium
4 7 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.76%) WebDriver
6 5 (3.97%) Eclipse
6 5 (3.97%) Gradle
6 5 (3.97%) HP UFT
6 5 (3.97%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.97%) Maven
6 5 (3.97%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.17%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.59%) JBehave
8 2 (1.59%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.59%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
General
1 64 (50.79%) Finance
2 4 (3.17%) Legal
3 3 (2.38%) Automotive
3 3 (2.38%) Electronics
3 3 (2.38%) Marketing
3 3 (2.38%) Retail
4 2 (1.59%) Law
5 1 (0.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Front Office
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (25.40%) Developer
2 30 (23.81%) .NET Developer
2 30 (23.81%) VB.NET Developer
3 21 (16.67%) Tester
4 20 (15.87%) Project Manager
5 16 (12.70%) Business Manager
5 16 (12.70%) Business Project Manager
6 15 (11.90%) QA Tester
7 14 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
7 14 (11.11%) Analyst
8 12 (9.52%) Software Tester
9 11 (8.73%) Software QA Tester
9 11 (8.73%) SQL Developer
9 11 (8.73%) SQL Server Developer
10 10 (7.94%) Head of Testing
10 10 (7.94%) Technical Leader
11 8 (6.35%) Team Leader
12 7 (5.56%) QA Analyst
12 7 (5.56%) QA Leader
12 7 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (48.41%) .NET
2 40 (31.75%) Ajax
2 40 (31.75%) ASP.NET
3 35 (27.78%) CSS
4 31 (24.60%) HTML
5 29 (23.02%) .NET Framework
6 5 (3.97%) J2EE
7 4 (3.17%) Web Services
8 1 (0.79%) HTML5
8 1 (0.79%) LAMP
8 1 (0.79%) SOAP
8 1 (0.79%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.32%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.97%) Fintech
3 3 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.38%) User Experience
4 2 (1.59%) AS400
4 2 (1.59%) Infotainment
5 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.38%) Windows
2 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (57.14%) Wealth Management
2 60 (47.62%) Workflow
3 58 (46.03%) SDLC
4 40 (31.75%) Unit Testing
5 32 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (23.02%) OOD
6 29 (23.02%) Project Management
7 27 (21.43%) Waterfall
8 22 (17.46%) Software Testing
9 21 (16.67%) Regression Testing
10 18 (14.29%) System Testing
11 16 (12.70%) Process Management
11 16 (12.70%) Requirements Analysis
11 16 (12.70%) Risk Management
11 16 (12.70%) Software Delivery
12 15 (11.90%) Scrum
13 13 (10.32%) Automated Testing
13 13 (10.32%) Straight-Through Processing
13 13 (10.32%) Test Automation
14 12 (9.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 41 (32.54%) C#
2 31 (24.60%) JavaScript
3 30 (23.81%) VB.NET
4 13 (10.32%) SQL
5 7 (5.56%) Java
6 3 (2.38%) PHP
7 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (7.94%) ISEB
1 10 (7.94%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.56%) Degree
3 5 (3.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.79%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 12 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.97%) HP
3 3 (2.38%) Demandware
4 1 (0.79%) Apple
4 1 (0.79%) Citrix
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