The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Derby region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 8 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derby 7.45% 3.59% 7.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 77.78% 53.33% 72.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 21
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
Derbyshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Derby region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Derby
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
27 15 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derby 9.57% 6.73% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 21 12 29
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Derby

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Derby region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Derby

QA
Salary Trend in Derby

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Derby region.

QA Salary Trend in Derby

QA
Salary Histogram in Derby

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Derby region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Derby

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derby

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Derby region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 29 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (39.34%) Degree
3 21 (34.43%) Scrum
4 18 (29.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (27.87%) ISEB
6 16 (26.23%) ISTQB
7 15 (24.59%) C#
8 14 (22.95%) Software Engineering
8 14 (22.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (21.31%) Selenium
10 12 (19.67%) Automated Testing
10 12 (19.67%) Manufacturing
11 11 (18.03%) Aerospace
11 11 (18.03%) TestComplete
11 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
12 10 (16.39%) Atmel
12 10 (16.39%) Marketing
12 10 (16.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 10 (16.39%) Software Testing
12 10 (16.39%) EMC
12 10 (16.39%) Firmware
12 10 (16.39%) Validation
12 10 (16.39%) Electronics
12 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
12 10 (16.39%) SQL
12 10 (16.39%) Ethernet
13 9 (14.75%) Quality Management
13 9 (14.75%) Chartered Engineer
13 9 (14.75%) Test Strategy
14 8 (13.11%) Karma Test Runner

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Derby by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Derby region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.39%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.64%) Spotfire
3 1 (1.64%) QlikView
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) OLAP
3 1 (1.64%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (21.31%) Selenium
2 11 (18.03%) TestComplete
3 8 (13.11%) NUnit
3 8 (13.11%) Karma Test Runner
4 6 (9.84%) WebDriver
5 5 (8.20%) Jasmine
6 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.64%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (19.67%) Manufacturing
2 11 (18.03%) Aerospace
3 10 (16.39%) Marketing
3 10 (16.39%) Electronics
4 4 (6.56%) Finance
5 1 (1.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Analyst
2 16 (26.23%) Test Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) Tester
4 10 (16.39%) Design Engineer
4 10 (16.39%) Electronics Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Senior Tester
6 6 (9.84%) ScrumMaster
7 5 (8.20%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Software Tester
7 5 (8.20%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Lead Test Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.92%) Civil Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Senior Software Tester
9 3 (4.92%) Automation Tester
9 3 (4.92%) Senior Software Test Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) .NET
2 4 (6.56%) XML
3 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (9.84%) User Experience
3 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.56%) VHDL
4 4 (6.56%) NHS
5 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.28%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) UNIX
2 2 (3.28%) Windows
3 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (34.43%) Scrum
3 18 (29.51%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (22.95%) Software Engineering
4 14 (22.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (19.67%) Automated Testing
6 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
7 10 (16.39%) Software Testing
7 10 (16.39%) Validation
8 9 (14.75%) Quality Management
8 9 (14.75%) Test Strategy
9 7 (11.48%) TDD
10 6 (9.84%) Workflow
10 6 (9.84%) Kanban
11 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
12 3 (4.92%) System Testing
12 3 (4.92%) Agile Testing
12 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (4.92%) Automation Testing
13 2 (3.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) C#
2 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
2 10 (16.39%) SQL
3 4 (6.56%) VBScript
3 4 (6.56%) Java
3 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.28%) Python
4 2 (3.28%) Ruby
4 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.64%) C
5 1 (1.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (39.34%) Degree
2 17 (27.87%) ISEB
3 16 (26.23%) ISTQB
4 9 (14.75%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) EMC
1 10 (16.39%) Atmel
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.28%) SAP
3 2 (3.28%) Sage
3 2 (3.28%) Tableau
4 1 (1.64%) Talend
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle
4 1 (1.64%) Informatica
4 1 (1.64%) Cognos
4 1 (1.64%) IBM
4 1 (1.64%) Adobe