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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 67 71
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 156 137 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 4.40% 3.70% 3.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.33% 39.14% 30.21%
Number of salaries quoted 138 125 91
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.57%
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
407 350 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.49% 9.45% 11.00%
Number of salaries quoted 284 289 281
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
Nottinghamshire +50 81 £42,500 +24.26% 13
Northamptonshire -2 36 £36,000 -4.00% 5
Leicestershire +15 18 £40,000 +25.98%
Derbyshire -19 14 £37,000 +5.71% 4
Lincolnshire -5 7 £50,000 - 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 106 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (35.98%) SQL
3 70 (26.52%) Finance
4 69 (26.14%) Java
5 66 (25.00%) .NET
6 65 (24.62%) Scrum
7 64 (24.24%) C#
8 62 (23.48%) Degree
9 60 (22.73%) Selenium
10 53 (20.08%) Automated Testing
11 46 (17.42%) SQL Server
12 40 (15.15%) Project Management
13 39 (14.77%) TDD
14 38 (14.39%) ISEB
15 37 (14.02%) Microsoft
16 35 (13.26%) Manual Testing
17 34 (12.88%) Continuous Improvement
18 30 (11.36%) Marketing
19 29 (10.98%) Waterfall
20 28 (10.61%) Line Management
20 28 (10.61%) Coaching
20 28 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
21 27 (10.23%) User Acceptance Testing
22 25 (9.47%) ISTQB
22 25 (9.47%) Software Engineering
22 25 (9.47%) Software Testing
23 24 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
23 24 (9.09%) Mentoring
23 24 (9.09%) BDD
24 23 (8.71%) E-Commerce

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 10 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.89%) CICS
2 5 (1.89%) SAS
3 3 (1.14%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.14%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.38%) IIS
5 1 (0.38%) JBoss
5 1 (0.38%) Apache
5 1 (0.38%) CMS
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Qpid
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.89%) MS Office
3 3 (1.14%) MS Project
3 3 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.14%) InfoPath
3 3 (1.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (2.27%) Sage CRM
1 6 (2.27%) Sage 200
1 6 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle TCA
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.65%) SaaS
2 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.38%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.27%) Internet
2 4 (1.52%) NetScaler
2 4 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (0.76%) Intranet
4 1 (0.38%) Extranet
4 1 (0.38%) RTP
4 1 (0.38%) H.323
4 1 (0.38%) DHCP
4 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.38%) VoIP
4 1 (0.38%) WAN
4 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.38%) Firewall
4 1 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.38%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (17.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.65%) Data Mining
4 7 (2.65%) Big Data
5 6 (2.27%) DB2
6 5 (1.89%) DataStage
6 5 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.89%) Pentaho
7 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.14%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (1.14%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.76%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.76%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.76%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 60 (22.73%) Selenium
2 20 (7.58%) Cucumber
2 20 (7.58%) Ranorex
3 18 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (6.44%) QuickTest Pro
4 17 (6.44%) TestComplete
5 13 (4.92%) WebDriver
6 8 (3.03%) Jenkins
6 8 (3.03%) NUnit
7 7 (2.65%) JIRA
8 5 (1.89%) LoadRunner
8 5 (1.89%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.89%) Bugzilla
8 5 (1.89%) Subversion
8 5 (1.89%) FitNesse
8 5 (1.89%) NeoLoad
9 4 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.52%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.52%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.52%) CruiseControl
General
1 70 (26.52%) Finance
2 30 (11.36%) Marketing
3 13 (4.92%) Legal
4 12 (4.55%) Retail
5 10 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.27%) Electronics
7 4 (1.52%) Banking
8 2 (0.76%) Billing
8 2 (0.76%) Back Office
8 2 (0.76%) Automotive
8 2 (0.76%) Law
9 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.38%) Publishing
9 1 (0.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 80 (30.30%) Analyst
2 43 (16.29%) Tester
3 31 (11.74%) Developer
4 28 (10.61%) Test Analyst
5 23 (8.71%) QA Analyst
6 21 (7.95%) Architect
7 18 (6.82%) Team Leader
8 16 (6.06%) Software Tester
9 15 (5.68%) Test Engineer
10 11 (4.17%) Business Analyst
10 11 (4.17%) Senior Tester
10 11 (4.17%) Automated Tester
11 10 (3.79%) Test Leader
11 10 (3.79%) Systems Analyst
12 9 (3.41%) .NET Team Leader
12 9 (3.41%) Web Tester
13 8 (3.03%) QA Engineer
13 8 (3.03%) Java Team Leader
13 8 (3.03%) Development Team Leader
13 8 (3.03%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (25.00%) .NET
2 21 (7.95%) HTML
3 15 (5.68%) WPF
4 13 (4.92%) WCF
5 12 (4.55%) HTML5
6 9 (3.41%) .NET Framework
7 8 (3.03%) CSS
7 8 (3.03%) J2EE
8 7 (2.65%) XML
8 7 (2.65%) WinForms
8 7 (2.65%) jQuery
9 6 (2.27%) Java EE
9 6 (2.27%) Silverlight
9 6 (2.27%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.89%) Web Services
11 4 (1.52%) Mono for Android
11 4 (1.52%) LINQ
11 4 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.52%) Ajax
11 4 (1.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.58%) Mobile App
3 18 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (6.44%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.17%) E-Learning
6 8 (3.03%) Mathematics
6 8 (3.03%) PMI
7 7 (2.65%) Learning Management System
7 7 (2.65%) Visualisation
8 6 (2.27%) User Experience
9 5 (1.89%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.89%) VSAM
9 5 (1.89%) Statistics
10 4 (1.52%) DTV
11 3 (1.14%) NHS
12 2 (0.76%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.76%) Open Source
12 2 (0.76%) Clustering
12 2 (0.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.33%) UNIX
2 16 (6.06%) Windows
3 8 (3.03%) Android
4 4 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (24.62%) Scrum
3 53 (20.08%) Automated Testing
4 40 (15.15%) Project Management
5 39 (14.77%) TDD
6 35 (13.26%) Manual Testing
7 34 (12.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 29 (10.98%) Waterfall
9 28 (10.61%) Line Management
9 28 (10.61%) Coaching
10 27 (10.23%) User Acceptance Testing
11 25 (9.47%) Software Engineering
11 25 (9.47%) Software Testing
12 24 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (9.09%) Mentoring
12 24 (9.09%) BDD
13 23 (8.71%) E-Commerce
14 22 (8.33%) Test Strategy
15 21 (7.95%) Unit Testing
16 19 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 95 (35.98%) SQL
2 69 (26.14%) Java
3 64 (24.24%) C#
4 17 (6.44%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.30%) T-SQL
6 10 (3.79%) C++
7 8 (3.03%) Python
8 7 (2.65%) R
9 5 (1.89%) COBOL
9 5 (1.89%) VBA
10 4 (1.52%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.14%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.76%) C
13 1 (0.38%) VBScript
13 1 (0.38%) Delphi
13 1 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (23.48%) Degree
2 38 (14.39%) ISEB
3 25 (9.47%) ISTQB
4 12 (4.55%) PMI Certification
5 10 (3.79%) PMP
6 9 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.14%) CCIE
8 3 (1.14%) CCNP
8 3 (1.14%) MBA
8 3 (1.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 3 (1.14%) CSQA
9 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.38%) CCNA
10 1 (0.38%) MCSE
10 1 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.38%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.79%) P3O
2 2 (0.76%) PMBOK
2 2 (0.76%) ISO 14001
2 2 (0.76%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.38%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) TickIT
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.38%) Firmware
1 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (14.02%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.03%) Cisco
3 7 (2.65%) Juniper
3 7 (2.65%) Oracle
3 7 (2.65%) Blue Coat
3 7 (2.65%) F5
4 6 (2.27%) Google
4 6 (2.27%) Sage
5 5 (1.89%) IBM
5 5 (1.89%) New Relic
6 4 (1.52%) SAP
6 4 (1.52%) Citrix
7 3 (1.14%) Pegasus
7 3 (1.14%) Tableau
8 2 (0.76%) VMware
8 2 (0.76%) Cognos
8 2 (0.76%) Adobe
9 1 (0.38%) Avaya
9 1 (0.38%) HP
9 1 (0.38%) T-Plan
Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 32.5k per year
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Posted: 23 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Derby
Prospectus IT
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + 25 days hol, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus, pension, health, etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
Derbyshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Health, 28 days
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Candidate Source
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + bonus, shares, pens, med, life
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: £35000 - £39999 per annum + Bonus scheme, Pension
Posted: 15 days ago
Northamptonshire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Nottingham
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Retford
Experian
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension, bonus
Posted: 21 days ago