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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 19 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derbyshire 4.02% 4.11% 6.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.48% 45.24% 53.49%
Number of salaries quoted 14 14 23
Average salary £47,250 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.17% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
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
33 42 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Derbyshire 8.29% 9.09% 11.65%
Number of salaries quoted 28 29 40
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £16,450 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £54,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 12 £46,250 +12.12%
Chesterfield -2 1 £47,000 +10.58%
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 32 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (35.71%) Scrum
3 24 (34.29%) Degree
4 19 (27.14%) ISTQB
5 18 (25.71%) ISEB
5 18 (25.71%) C#
6 17 (24.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (22.86%) Software Engineering
8 15 (21.43%) Test Automation
9 13 (18.57%) Selenium
9 13 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (18.57%) SQL
9 13 (18.57%) Software Testing
9 13 (18.57%) Automated Testing
9 13 (18.57%) Validation
9 13 (18.57%) TDD
10 11 (15.71%) Java
10 11 (15.71%) .NET
10 11 (15.71%) TestComplete
10 11 (15.71%) Test Strategy
11 10 (14.29%) Manufacturing
12 9 (12.86%) Aerospace
12 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
12 9 (12.86%) Electronics
12 9 (12.86%) Chartered Engineer
13 8 (11.43%) Atmel
13 8 (11.43%) Quality Management
13 8 (11.43%) Firmware
13 8 (11.43%) Ethernet
13 8 (11.43%) EMC

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 5 (7.14%) WebSphere
1 5 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.43%) Spotfire
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.43%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.43%) OLAP
3 1 (1.43%) QlikView
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (18.57%) Selenium
2 11 (15.71%) TestComplete
3 7 (10.00%) NUnit
3 7 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 7 (10.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (5.71%) Jasmine
5 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.43%) Xcode
6 1 (1.43%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.43%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 9 (12.86%) Aerospace
2 9 (12.86%) Electronics
3 8 (11.43%) Marketing
4 6 (8.57%) Finance
5 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.86%) Games
5 2 (2.86%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (28.57%) Analyst
2 16 (22.86%) Test Analyst
3 15 (21.43%) Tester
4 9 (12.86%) Senior Tester
5 8 (11.43%) Design Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Electronics Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) Software Tester
7 5 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) ScrumMaster
8 4 (5.71%) Consultant
8 4 (5.71%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Test Consultant
9 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Lead Test Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Senior QA Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Civil Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) .NET
2 7 (10.00%) Web Services
3 6 (8.57%) XML
4 5 (7.14%) Java SE
4 5 (7.14%) Java EE
4 5 (7.14%) Ajax
4 5 (7.14%) GWT
4 5 (7.14%) JPA
5 3 (4.29%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.86%) REST
6 2 (2.86%) WCF
6 2 (2.86%) WPF
6 2 (2.86%) WF
6 2 (2.86%) Silverlight
6 2 (2.86%) XSD
6 2 (2.86%) XSLT
6 2 (2.86%) .NET Remoting
6 2 (2.86%) WinForms
7 1 (1.43%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.71%) User Experience
3 4 (5.71%) NHS
4 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.86%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.86%) VHDL
6 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.00%) UNIX
2 4 (5.71%) Windows
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.43%) Android
3 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (35.71%) Scrum
3 17 (24.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 16 (22.86%) Software Engineering
5 15 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 13 (18.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (18.57%) Software Testing
6 13 (18.57%) Automated Testing
6 13 (18.57%) Validation
6 13 (18.57%) TDD
7 11 (15.71%) Test Strategy
8 8 (11.43%) Quality Management
9 7 (10.00%) Regression Testing
10 6 (8.57%) Test Scripting
10 6 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (8.57%) Workflow
11 5 (7.14%) Automation Testing
11 5 (7.14%) Agile Testing
12 4 (5.71%) Kanban
12 4 (5.71%) OO
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.71%) C#
2 13 (18.57%) SQL
3 11 (15.71%) Java
4 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
5 6 (8.57%) VBScript
6 4 (5.71%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.29%) Python
8 2 (2.86%) C
8 2 (2.86%) C++
8 2 (2.86%) Ruby
8 2 (2.86%) XPath
9 1 (1.43%) PHP
9 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (34.29%) Degree
2 19 (27.14%) ISTQB
3 18 (25.71%) ISEB
4 9 (12.86%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (11.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Atmel
1 8 (11.43%) EMC
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.29%) SAP
4 2 (2.86%) Tableau
4 2 (2.86%) IBM
4 2 (2.86%) Sage
5 1 (1.43%) Informatica
5 1 (1.43%) Adobe
5 1 (1.43%) HP
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle
5 1 (1.43%) Cognos
5 1 (1.43%) Talend