The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Derbyshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 25 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 34 11 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derbyshire 7.26% 2.81% 6.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.13% 40.74% 74.36%
Number of salaries quoted 23 6 29
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,600 £48,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
East Midlands

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 Derbyshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Derbyshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
64 27 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derbyshire 13.68% 6.89% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 51 21 39
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £29,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

QA
Salary Trend in Derbyshire

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

QA Salary Trend in Derbyshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Derbyshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Derbyshire

QA
Job Locations in Derbyshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derby +6 30 £35,000 - 2
Chesterfield -11 1 £47,000 +10.58%
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Derbyshire 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 27 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (30.59%) Scrum
3 25 (29.41%) Test Automation
4 23 (27.06%) Degree
5 19 (22.35%) Automated Testing
5 19 (22.35%) C#
6 18 (21.18%) Validation
6 18 (21.18%) ISTQB
6 18 (21.18%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (20.00%) ISEB
8 16 (18.82%) Selenium
8 16 (18.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (16.47%) .NET
9 14 (16.47%) Java
9 14 (16.47%) SQL
10 13 (15.29%) TestComplete
10 13 (15.29%) Test Strategy
11 12 (14.12%) JavaScript
11 12 (14.12%) Quality Management
11 12 (14.12%) Manufacturing
12 11 (12.94%) Aerospace
12 11 (12.94%) Software Engineering
12 11 (12.94%) Software Testing
13 10 (11.76%) Marketing
13 10 (11.76%) Atmel
13 10 (11.76%) Firmware
13 10 (11.76%) Ethernet
13 10 (11.76%) EMC
13 10 (11.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 10 (11.76%) Electronics

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Derbyshire 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 8 (9.41%) Tomcat
1 8 (9.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.18%) FrameMaker
3 1 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.18%) SaaS
1 1 (1.18%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.76%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.18%) HTTP
2 1 (1.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.18%) Spotfire
3 1 (1.18%) QlikView
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.18%) OLAP
3 1 (1.18%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (18.82%) Selenium
2 13 (15.29%) TestComplete
3 9 (10.59%) NUnit
3 9 (10.59%) Karma Test Runner
4 8 (9.41%) WebDriver
5 5 (5.88%) Jasmine
6 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.18%) Xcode
7 1 (1.18%) JIRA
7 1 (1.18%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.18%) eggPlant
General
1 12 (14.12%) Manufacturing
2 11 (12.94%) Aerospace
3 10 (11.76%) Marketing
3 10 (11.76%) Electronics
4 6 (7.06%) Finance
5 1 (1.18%) Publishing
5 1 (1.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (30.59%) Analyst
2 19 (22.35%) Test Analyst
3 11 (12.94%) Tester
4 10 (11.76%) Design Engineer
4 10 (11.76%) Electronics Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Software Tester
6 6 (7.06%) Consultant
6 6 (7.06%) Developer
6 6 (7.06%) Software Test Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) ScrumMaster
7 5 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) QA Consultant
7 5 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Test Consultant
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Tester
8 4 (4.71%) QA Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.47%) .NET
2 9 (10.59%) Web Services
3 8 (9.41%) Ajax
3 8 (9.41%) Java SE
3 8 (9.41%) Java EE
3 8 (9.41%) GWT
3 8 (9.41%) JPA
4 4 (4.71%) XML
4 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.35%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.18%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.18%) CSS
6 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (1.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Firmware
1 10 (11.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (5.88%) NHS
3 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.71%) VHDL
4 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.35%) EPoS
6 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.18%) Clustering
6 1 (1.18%) Open Source
6 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.88%) Windows
2 2 (2.35%) UNIX
3 1 (1.18%) Linux
3 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.18%) Android
3 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (30.59%) Scrum
3 25 (29.41%) Test Automation
4 19 (22.35%) Automated Testing
5 18 (21.18%) Validation
5 18 (21.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (18.82%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (15.29%) Test Strategy
8 12 (14.12%) Quality Management
9 11 (12.94%) Software Engineering
9 11 (12.94%) Software Testing
10 9 (10.59%) Regression Testing
11 6 (7.06%) Workflow
11 6 (7.06%) TDD
11 6 (7.06%) Test Scripting
11 6 (7.06%) Kanban
12 5 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (4.71%) Automation Testing
13 4 (4.71%) System Testing
14 3 (3.53%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.35%) C#
2 14 (16.47%) Java
2 14 (16.47%) SQL
3 12 (14.12%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.71%) C++
4 4 (4.71%) Python
4 4 (4.71%) C
5 3 (3.53%) Ruby
6 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.18%) VBScript
7 1 (1.18%) VB
7 1 (1.18%) Perl
7 1 (1.18%) PHP
7 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (27.06%) Degree
2 18 (21.18%) ISTQB
3 17 (20.00%) ISEB
4 9 (10.59%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.18%) Puppet
1 1 (1.18%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (11.76%) EMC
1 10 (11.76%) Atmel
2 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.53%) SAP
4 2 (2.35%) IBM
4 2 (2.35%) Adobe
4 2 (2.35%) Tableau
4 2 (2.35%) Sage
5 1 (1.18%) VMware
5 1 (1.18%) Google
5 1 (1.18%) Talend
5 1 (1.18%) HP
5 1 (1.18%) Informatica
5 1 (1.18%) Lotus
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle
5 1 (1.18%) Cognos
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