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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 26 28
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 27 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derby 5.47% 8.88% 2.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.13% 69.23% 41.67%
Number of salaries quoted 16 17 3
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
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
32 39 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derby 10.29% 12.83% 5.94%
Number of salaries quoted 28 28 10
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,250 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £50,000 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 3 September 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Derby

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derby

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (34.38%) SDLC
3 10 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (28.13%) Automated Testing
4 9 (28.13%) Software Testing
4 9 (28.13%) SQL
5 8 (25.00%) C#
6 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
6 7 (21.88%) ISEB
6 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
6 7 (21.88%) Selenium
7 6 (18.75%) WebSphere
7 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 6 (18.75%) V-Model
7 6 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 6 (18.75%) IBM
7 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 6 (18.75%) UML
7 6 (18.75%) OOA/OOD
7 6 (18.75%) RUP
7 6 (18.75%) N-Tier
7 6 (18.75%) Java
7 6 (18.75%) J2EE
7 6 (18.75%) Scrum
8 5 (15.63%) NUnit
8 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
8 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
8 5 (15.63%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (12.50%) Test Automation

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Derby by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) Intranet
2 1 (3.13%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.38%) OLAP
1 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (9.38%) OLAP Cube
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Selenium
2 5 (15.63%) NUnit
2 5 (15.63%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (9.38%) Jasmine
3 3 (9.38%) Subversion
3 3 (9.38%) TestComplete
4 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.13%) Ranorex
General
1 2 (6.25%) Electronics
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
1 2 (6.25%) Automotive
1 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 2 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (3.13%) Legal
2 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Architect
3 7 (21.88%) Tester
4 6 (18.75%) Test Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) IT Architect
6 4 (12.50%) Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) QA Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Software Tester
7 3 (9.38%) Senior Tester
7 3 (9.38%) Agile Tester
8 2 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Web Team Leader
9 1 (3.13%) Software Test Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Designer
9 1 (3.13%) Senior Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Software Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) J2EE
2 4 (12.50%) Web Services
3 3 (9.38%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (9.38%) .NET
4 2 (6.25%) HTML
4 2 (6.25%) CSS
4 2 (6.25%) HTML5
4 2 (6.25%) CSS3
4 2 (6.25%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Flex
5 1 (3.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) N-Tier
2 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) NHS
4 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Android
2 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Phone
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (34.38%) SDLC
3 10 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (28.13%) Automated Testing
4 9 (28.13%) Software Testing
5 6 (18.75%) Scrum
5 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 6 (18.75%) V-Model
5 6 (18.75%) UML
5 6 (18.75%) OOA/OOD
5 6 (18.75%) RUP
5 6 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 4 (12.50%) BDD
6 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (9.38%) Software Architecture
7 3 (9.38%) Load Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Data Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) ETL
7 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (9.38%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) C#
3 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 6 (18.75%) Java
5 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
6 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.25%) C
7 2 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) ISEB
1 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) ISO 9001
1 2 (6.25%) ISO 14001
2 1 (3.13%) TickIT
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) IBM
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.13%) Adobe
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle