The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 72 75 82
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 107 133 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.15% 3.71% 3.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.94% 41.43% 35.98%
Number of salaries quoted 93 110 78
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,800 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
England

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 East Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
335 321 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 9.87% 8.95% 8.66%
Number of salaries quoted 253 251 205
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,700 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

QA
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

QA Salary Trend in the East Midlands

QA
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

QA
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 December 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
Northamptonshire +16 42 £40,000 -24.17% 3
Nottinghamshire -13 34 £34,500 -1.42% 6
Derbyshire +8 14 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Leicestershire -10 11 £39,000 -3.70% 2
Lincolnshire +13 3 £35,000 -12.50%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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.

1 100 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (26.92%) Degree
3 65 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 62 (23.85%) ISTQB
5 56 (21.54%) Scrum
6 52 (20.00%) ISEB
7 48 (18.46%) SQL
8 44 (16.92%) C#
9 42 (16.15%) .NET
10 39 (15.00%) Java
11 37 (14.23%) Automation Testing
12 34 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
12 34 (13.08%) SQL Server
12 34 (13.08%) Finance
13 33 (12.69%) Microsoft
13 33 (12.69%) Selenium
14 32 (12.31%) TDD
15 29 (11.15%) Project Management
16 28 (10.77%) V-Model
17 27 (10.38%) Management Information System
18 25 (9.62%) HTML
18 25 (9.62%) Waterfall
19 24 (9.23%) Test Automation
19 24 (9.23%) XML
19 24 (9.23%) Windows
19 24 (9.23%) Automated Testing
20 22 (8.46%) Telecoms
20 22 (8.46%) E-Commerce
20 22 (8.46%) Test Management
20 22 (8.46%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 20 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.46%) SharePoint Server
2 9 (3.46%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (2.31%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.92%) CMS
5 3 (1.15%) SAS
5 3 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.77%) IIS
6 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.38%) Apache
7 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.38%) CICS
7 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.38%) Node.js
7 1 (0.38%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.38%) Drupal
7 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.46%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.54%) MS Office
4 2 (0.77%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.77%) MS Project
4 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.38%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.77%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.38%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.38%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.54%) SaaS
2 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.38%) GitHub
3 1 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.08%) TCP/IP
2 17 (6.54%) VoIP
2 17 (6.54%) WAN
2 17 (6.54%) Wireshark
3 15 (5.77%) VLAN
3 15 (5.77%) DHCP
3 15 (5.77%) RTP
3 15 (5.77%) H.323
4 8 (3.08%) Intranet
5 5 (1.92%) Firewall
5 5 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.54%) Internet
7 3 (1.15%) LAN
8 2 (0.77%) HTTP
9 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.38%) DNS
9 1 (0.38%) SSL
9 1 (0.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.31%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.54%) QlikView
4 4 (1.54%) DB2
4 4 (1.54%) MS Access
5 3 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.15%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.15%) Big Data
6 2 (0.77%) OLAP
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.38%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (12.69%) Selenium
2 20 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (5.77%) FogBugz
4 13 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 11 (4.23%) Ranorex
6 10 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (3.08%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.31%) Firebug
8 6 (2.31%) Fiddler
8 6 (2.31%) TestComplete
9 5 (1.92%) NUnit
10 4 (1.54%) FitNesse
11 3 (1.15%) Subversion
11 3 (1.15%) JIRA
11 3 (1.15%) Jasmine
11 3 (1.15%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (1.15%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.77%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.77%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.77%) LoadRunner
General
1 34 (13.08%) Finance
2 22 (8.46%) Telecoms
3 21 (8.08%) Retail
4 13 (5.00%) Marketing
5 12 (4.62%) Law
6 9 (3.46%) Legal
7 4 (1.54%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.54%) Games
8 3 (1.15%) Advertising
9 2 (0.77%) Banking
9 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.77%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.77%) Electronics
10 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 98 (37.69%) Analyst
2 60 (23.08%) Tester
3 53 (20.38%) Test Analyst
4 32 (12.31%) Software Tester
5 25 (9.62%) Developer
6 17 (6.54%) QA Analyst
7 14 (5.38%) Business Analyst
7 14 (5.38%) QA Engineer
8 13 (5.00%) Senior Tester
8 13 (5.00%) Test Manager
9 12 (4.62%) Configuration Engineer
10 10 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
10 10 (3.85%) QA Tester
11 9 (3.46%) Analyst Developer
11 9 (3.46%) Software Test Analyst
12 8 (3.08%) Test Engineer
13 7 (2.69%) Software Engineer
13 7 (2.69%) Automation Tester
13 7 (2.69%) Test Leader
14 6 (2.31%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (16.15%) .NET
2 25 (9.62%) HTML
3 24 (9.23%) XML
4 21 (8.08%) CSS
5 16 (6.15%) ASP.NET
5 16 (6.15%) Ajax
6 13 (5.00%) jQuery
7 12 (4.62%) HTML5
8 9 (3.46%) RESTful
9 7 (2.69%) Gherkin
9 7 (2.69%) .NET Framework
9 7 (2.69%) Web Services
10 6 (2.31%) XHTML
10 6 (2.31%) WCF
10 6 (2.31%) REST
11 5 (1.92%) XSLT
12 4 (1.54%) WPF
12 4 (1.54%) Silverlight
12 4 (1.54%) JSON
13 3 (1.15%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (10.38%) Management Information System
3 22 (8.46%) Open Source
4 15 (5.77%) Computer Science
5 13 (5.00%) NHS
6 9 (3.46%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.08%) User Experience
8 7 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.31%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.92%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.15%) Statistics
11 3 (1.15%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.15%) PMI
11 3 (1.15%) Social Media
11 3 (1.15%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.77%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.77%) Smart Meter
13 1 (0.38%) Credit Risk
13 1 (0.38%) Online Games
13 1 (0.38%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.23%) Windows
2 14 (5.38%) UNIX
3 8 (3.08%) Android
4 6 (2.31%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.54%) Linux
6 3 (1.15%) AIX
7 1 (0.38%) zOS
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 56 (21.54%) Scrum
4 37 (14.23%) Automation Testing
5 32 (12.31%) TDD
6 29 (11.15%) Project Management
7 28 (10.77%) V-Model
8 25 (9.62%) Waterfall
9 24 (9.23%) Test Automation
9 24 (9.23%) Automated Testing
10 22 (8.46%) Test Management
10 22 (8.46%) E-Commerce
10 22 (8.46%) Manual Testing
11 20 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (7.31%) RAD
13 18 (6.92%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (6.92%) Performance Management
14 17 (6.54%) Risk Analysis
15 16 (6.15%) Software Engineering
15 16 (6.15%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (18.46%) SQL
2 44 (16.92%) C#
3 39 (15.00%) Java
4 21 (8.08%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.38%) C++
6 11 (4.23%) Perl
7 10 (3.85%) VBScript
8 9 (3.46%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.69%) Ruby
10 6 (2.31%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.54%) VB
11 4 (1.54%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.15%) C
12 3 (1.15%) ActionScript
12 3 (1.15%) VBA
12 3 (1.15%) Python
12 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.15%) Korn
12 3 (1.15%) R
13 2 (0.77%) XPath
Qualifications
1 70 (26.92%) Degree
2 62 (23.85%) ISTQB
3 52 (20.00%) ISEB
4 15 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (5.77%) MCSE
4 15 (5.77%) CCNA
4 15 (5.77%) MCITP
5 9 (3.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.69%) Chartered Engineer
7 3 (1.15%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.77%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.77%) PMP
9 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.15%) SLA
4 2 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.38%) TickIT
System Software
1 16 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.77%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.38%) Firmware
3 1 (0.38%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.54%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.15%) Avaya
2 16 (6.15%) VMware
3 15 (5.77%) Cisco
4 11 (4.23%) IBM
5 7 (2.69%) SAP
6 6 (2.31%) Cognos
7 4 (1.54%) HP
8 3 (1.15%) Oracle
8 3 (1.15%) Adobe
9 2 (0.77%) Informatica
9 2 (0.77%) Pegasus
9 2 (0.77%) Tableau
9 2 (0.77%) Sage
9 2 (0.77%) Verint
10 1 (0.38%) Twitter
10 1 (0.38%) Talend
10 1 (0.38%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.38%) Google
10 1 (0.38%) Atmel
Nottingham
Ascent People
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Pension, Health
Posted: 20 hours ago
Northampton
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare, Holiday, Flexi
Posted: 3 days ago
Buxton, Derbyshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester
Ascent People
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits + training!
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Ascent People
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 22 days hol + pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Chesterfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Chesterfield
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Nottingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £90000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Northamptonshire
Yoh Company
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
East Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £24500.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago