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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 50 63
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 156 148 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 4.19% 4.57% 4.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.39% 46.69% 44.44%
Number of salaries quoted 124 103 123
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -18.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,625 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.43% -
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
368 317 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 9.89% 9.79% 9.29%
Number of salaries quoted 295 223 246
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £29,750 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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
Nottinghamshire -14 61 £35,000 +6.06% 4
Northamptonshire +9 36 £35,000 +12.90% 4
Derbyshire +16 34 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Leicestershire -9 20 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Lincolnshire +13 4 £33,000 - 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 58 (19.40%) ISTQB
2 54 (18.06%) Degree
3 53 (17.73%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (17.39%) ISEB
5 48 (16.05%) Software Testing
6 47 (15.72%) C#
7 44 (14.72%) Scrum
8 42 (14.05%) Java
8 42 (14.05%) Test Automation
9 39 (13.04%) Finance
10 38 (12.71%) SQL
11 36 (12.04%) Waterfall
11 36 (12.04%) Automated Testing
11 36 (12.04%) Selenium
12 35 (11.71%) JavaScript
12 35 (11.71%) Project Management
13 34 (11.37%) .NET
14 32 (10.70%) SQL Server
14 32 (10.70%) Microsoft
15 31 (10.37%) Test Management
16 30 (10.03%) Regression Testing
17 27 (9.03%) HTML
17 27 (9.03%) User Acceptance Testing
18 26 (8.70%) Windows
19 25 (8.36%) Time Management
20 24 (8.03%) Ajax
20 24 (8.03%) Automation Testing
20 24 (8.03%) XML
21 23 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
22 22 (7.36%) Test Scripting

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 14 (4.68%) WebSphere
2 11 (3.68%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.34%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.67%) CMS
5 4 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.00%) Apache
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.67%) Lync
7 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.33%) SAS
8 1 (0.33%) CICS
8 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.68%) MS Office
3 3 (1.00%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.67%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.33%) Maximo
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.33%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.00%) SaaS
2 2 (0.67%) Office 365
3 1 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.34%) Ethernet
2 9 (3.01%) VoIP
2 9 (3.01%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.34%) WAN
4 5 (1.67%) DHCP
4 5 (1.67%) RTP
4 5 (1.67%) H.323
4 5 (1.67%) VLAN
4 5 (1.67%) Wireshark
4 5 (1.67%) Internet
5 3 (1.00%) LAN
5 3 (1.00%) Intranet
6 2 (0.67%) Extranet
6 2 (0.67%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.33%) SSL
7 1 (0.33%) SAN
7 1 (0.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.01%) MySQL
3 7 (2.34%) DB2
4 5 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.34%) QlikView
6 2 (0.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.67%) OLAP
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.67%) MS Access
7 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.33%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.33%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.33%) Essbase
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (12.04%) Selenium
2 15 (5.02%) TestComplete
3 12 (4.01%) WebDriver
4 11 (3.68%) Visual Studio
5 10 (3.34%) NUnit
6 9 (3.01%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (3.01%) Jasmine
6 9 (3.01%) Karma Test Runner
7 7 (2.34%) Ranorex
8 6 (2.01%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (1.67%) FogBugz
10 4 (1.34%) Mocha
11 3 (1.00%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.00%) JIRA
12 2 (0.67%) WATIR
12 2 (0.67%) Toad
12 2 (0.67%) Selenium IDE
12 2 (0.67%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.67%) Sahi
General
1 39 (13.04%) Finance
2 21 (7.02%) Marketing
3 13 (4.35%) Aerospace
3 13 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.34%) Electronics
5 8 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.34%) Retail
7 6 (2.01%) Legal
8 5 (1.67%) Banking
8 5 (1.67%) Law
9 4 (1.34%) Advertising
9 4 (1.34%) Games
10 2 (0.67%) Publishing
10 2 (0.67%) German Language
10 2 (0.67%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.33%) Korean Language
11 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.33%) Automotive
11 1 (0.33%) Military
11 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 124 (41.47%) Analyst
2 79 (26.42%) Test Analyst
3 51 (17.06%) Tester
4 33 (11.04%) Developer
5 32 (10.70%) Software Tester
6 23 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 17 (5.69%) Test Manager
7 17 (5.69%) QA Engineer
8 14 (4.68%) Configuration Manager
9 13 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
9 13 (4.35%) QA Analyst
9 13 (4.35%) Software Test Analyst
10 12 (4.01%) Test Engineer
11 11 (3.68%) Senior Test Analyst
12 10 (3.34%) Design Engineer
12 10 (3.34%) Electronics Engineer
12 10 (3.34%) Test Leader
13 9 (3.01%) Lead Test Analyst
13 9 (3.01%) C# Developer
13 9 (3.01%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.37%) .NET
2 27 (9.03%) HTML
3 24 (8.03%) XML
3 24 (8.03%) Ajax
4 20 (6.69%) ASP.NET
4 20 (6.69%) CSS
5 16 (5.35%) jQuery
6 14 (4.68%) Web Services
7 9 (3.01%) JSON
8 8 (2.68%) Java SE
8 8 (2.68%) Java EE
8 8 (2.68%) JPA
8 8 (2.68%) GWT
8 8 (2.68%) REST
9 7 (2.34%) Gherkin
9 7 (2.34%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.01%) HTML5
11 4 (1.34%) XSLT
11 4 (1.34%) Flash
12 3 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.34%) NHS
1 10 (3.34%) Firmware
1 10 (3.34%) Management Information System
1 10 (3.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (3.01%) Open Source
3 6 (2.01%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.67%) PMI
5 4 (1.34%) VHDL
5 4 (1.34%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.67%) iPhone
6 2 (0.67%) EPoS
7 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.33%) HACMP
7 1 (0.33%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.33%) Online Games
7 1 (0.33%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.70%) Windows
2 14 (4.68%) UNIX
3 7 (2.34%) Android
4 5 (1.67%) Linux
4 5 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.34%) AIX
6 3 (1.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.67%) Solaris
7 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.33%) zOS
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (17.73%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (16.05%) Software Testing
3 44 (14.72%) Scrum
4 42 (14.05%) Test Automation
5 36 (12.04%) Waterfall
5 36 (12.04%) Automated Testing
6 35 (11.71%) Project Management
7 31 (10.37%) Test Management
8 30 (10.03%) Regression Testing
9 27 (9.03%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (8.36%) Time Management
11 24 (8.03%) Automation Testing
12 23 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (7.36%) Test Scripting
13 22 (7.36%) Quality Management
14 21 (7.02%) Validation
15 19 (6.35%) V-Model
16 18 (6.02%) Configuration Management
17 17 (5.69%) Test Strategy
18 16 (5.35%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 47 (15.72%) C#
2 42 (14.05%) Java
3 38 (12.71%) SQL
4 35 (11.71%) JavaScript
5 19 (6.35%) C++
6 12 (4.01%) Perl
7 11 (3.68%) Shell Script
7 11 (3.68%) Ruby
8 5 (1.67%) VB
8 5 (1.67%) C
8 5 (1.67%) Python
9 4 (1.34%) ActionScript
9 4 (1.34%) Korn
9 4 (1.34%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.00%) VBScript
10 3 (1.00%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.67%) F#
12 1 (0.33%) COBOL
12 1 (0.33%) PHP
12 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (19.40%) ISTQB
2 54 (18.06%) Degree
3 52 (17.39%) ISEB
4 9 (3.01%) Chartered Engineer
5 7 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.67%) PMP
6 5 (1.67%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.67%) MCSE
6 5 (1.67%) CCNA
6 5 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.67%) MCITP
7 4 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.33%) HNC
9 1 (0.33%) HND
9 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) CBAP
9 1 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.68%) SLA
2 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.67%) P3O
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.33%) RACF
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 9 (3.01%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.67%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 32 (10.70%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.35%) Oracle
2 13 (4.35%) IBM
3 10 (3.34%) EMC
3 10 (3.34%) Atmel
4 8 (2.68%) VMware
5 6 (2.01%) Avaya
5 6 (2.01%) HP
6 5 (1.67%) Cisco
6 5 (1.67%) SAP
7 4 (1.34%) Cognos
7 4 (1.34%) TSYS
8 2 (0.67%) Tableau
8 2 (0.67%) Google
8 2 (0.67%) JBoss
8 2 (0.67%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.67%) Sage
8 2 (0.67%) Informatica
8 2 (0.67%) Adobe
9 1 (0.33%) Cognizant
Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Gonnadoo
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
St Andrews
Salary: Dependant on experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Derby
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Northamptonshire
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Package
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