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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 32 46
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 18 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derby 4.20% 5.64% 0.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.56% 56.25% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 1
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
18 32 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derby 7.56% 10.03% 7.32%
Number of salaries quoted 16 28 16
Average salary £50,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £16,000 £33,700
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £50,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 19 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Derby

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derby

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (54.55%) Degree
2 16 (48.48%) ISEB
2 16 (48.48%) Scrum
3 14 (42.42%) ISTQB
4 13 (39.39%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 12 (36.36%) Test Strategy
6 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 11 (33.33%) TDD
7 9 (27.27%) UNIX
7 9 (27.27%) VBScript
7 9 (27.27%) PowerShell
8 8 (24.24%) Agile Testing
8 8 (24.24%) Computer Science
9 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (21.21%) Chartered Engineer
10 6 (18.18%) C#
10 6 (18.18%) Selenium
10 6 (18.18%) TestComplete
11 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
11 5 (15.15%) SQL
11 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
11 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
11 5 (15.15%) Quality Management
12 4 (12.12%) .NET
12 4 (12.12%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (12.12%) NUnit
13 3 (9.09%) Jasmine
13 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Derby by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) Spotfire
2 1 (3.03%) QlikView
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) OLAP
2 1 (3.03%) Star Schema
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Selenium
1 6 (18.18%) TestComplete
2 4 (12.12%) Karma Test Runner
2 4 (12.12%) NUnit
3 3 (9.09%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.03%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.03%) Ranorex
4 1 (3.03%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (9.09%) Aerospace
1 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.06%) Electronics
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Military
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Tester
2 10 (30.30%) Senior Tester
3 8 (24.24%) Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Test Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Software Tester
6 3 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Civil Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Design Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Electrical Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Electronics Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Junior Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Junior Developer
8 1 (3.03%) QA Tester
8 1 (3.03%) QA Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Junior Java Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Java Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Flex
3 1 (3.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.03%) CCTV
4 1 (3.03%) EPoS
4 1 (3.03%) NHS
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) Scrum
3 13 (39.39%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (36.36%) Test Strategy
4 12 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 11 (33.33%) TDD
6 8 (24.24%) Agile Testing
7 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
8 5 (15.15%) Quality Management
8 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Validation
9 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (6.06%) Automation Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (3.03%) System Testing
10 1 (3.03%) Data Architecture
10 1 (3.03%) V-Model
10 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) VBScript
1 9 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 6 (18.18%) C#
3 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.15%) SQL
4 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.03%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (54.55%) Degree
2 16 (48.48%) ISEB
3 14 (42.42%) ISTQB
4 7 (21.21%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) SAP
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.06%) EMC
1 2 (6.06%) Atmel
1 2 (6.06%) Tableau
2 1 (3.03%) Talend
2 1 (3.03%) Informatica
2 1 (3.03%) Adobe
2 1 (3.03%) Cognos
2 1 (3.03%) IBM
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle