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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 71 65 76
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 101 145 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.15% 4.10% 3.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.88% 40.73% 35.45%
Number of salaries quoted 77 111 80
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £25,100 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
338 356 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.55% 10.08% 9.07%
Number of salaries quoted 251 280 212
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -4 43 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Northamptonshire +8 30 £40,000 -4.76% 1
Leicestershire -6 13 £35,000 -14.63% 3
Derbyshire +9 10 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Lincolnshire +3 2 £35,000 +7.69%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 96 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (30.86%) Degree
3 59 (24.28%) Scrum
4 58 (23.87%) Software Testing
5 56 (23.05%) SQL
6 54 (22.22%) .NET
7 53 (21.81%) ISTQB
8 46 (18.93%) C#
9 45 (18.52%) ISEB
10 43 (17.70%) SQL Server
11 40 (16.46%) Java
12 33 (13.58%) Microsoft
12 33 (13.58%) TDD
12 33 (13.58%) Selenium
13 31 (12.76%) Analytical Skills
13 31 (12.76%) Project Management
14 30 (12.35%) Finance
14 30 (12.35%) Automation Testing
15 27 (11.11%) Windows
15 27 (11.11%) Management Information System
16 26 (10.70%) V-Model
17 25 (10.29%) Waterfall
17 25 (10.29%) HTML
18 23 (9.47%) XML
18 23 (9.47%) E-Commerce
18 23 (9.47%) Telecoms
18 23 (9.47%) Performance Management
19 22 (9.05%) Manual Testing
19 22 (9.05%) Team Foundation Server
19 22 (9.05%) Open Source

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 22 (9.05%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.12%) SharePoint Server
2 10 (4.12%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (2.47%) SAS
4 5 (2.06%) CMS
5 2 (0.82%) IIS
5 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.41%) Node.js
6 1 (0.41%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.41%) Drupal
6 1 (0.41%) WordPress
6 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.41%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.12%) InfoPath
3 5 (2.06%) MS Office
4 2 (0.82%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.82%) MS Project
4 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) Mingle
5 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Sage 200
1 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.41%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.65%) SaaS
2 3 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.41%) GitHub
3 1 (0.41%) Trello
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.23%) TCP/IP
2 17 (7.00%) Wireshark
2 17 (7.00%) VoIP
2 17 (7.00%) WAN
3 15 (6.17%) VLAN
3 15 (6.17%) H.323
3 15 (6.17%) RTP
3 15 (6.17%) DHCP
4 9 (3.70%) Intranet
5 5 (2.06%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (2.06%) Firewall
6 3 (1.23%) Internet
6 3 (1.23%) LAN
7 2 (0.82%) HTTP
8 1 (0.41%) SAN
8 1 (0.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (17.70%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.29%) Data Mining
4 8 (3.29%) Big Data
5 6 (2.47%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.65%) MS Access
7 4 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.65%) QlikView
8 3 (1.23%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.41%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.41%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.41%) OLAP
10 1 (0.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (13.58%) Selenium
2 22 (9.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (6.17%) FogBugz
4 13 (5.35%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (5.35%) Visual Studio
5 12 (4.94%) Cucumber
6 11 (4.53%) Ranorex
7 6 (2.47%) Firebug
7 6 (2.47%) Fiddler
8 5 (2.06%) TestComplete
8 5 (2.06%) Subversion
9 4 (1.65%) NUnit
9 4 (1.65%) CruiseControl
9 4 (1.65%) FitNesse
10 2 (0.82%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.82%) JIRA
10 2 (0.82%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.82%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.82%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (12.35%) Finance
2 23 (9.47%) Telecoms
3 21 (8.64%) Retail
4 15 (6.17%) Marketing
5 10 (4.12%) Law
6 9 (3.70%) Legal
7 4 (1.65%) Games
7 4 (1.65%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.82%) Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Military
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 91 (37.45%) Analyst
2 55 (22.63%) Tester
3 37 (15.23%) Test Analyst
4 30 (12.35%) Software Tester
5 28 (11.52%) Developer
6 15 (6.17%) QA Analyst
7 13 (5.35%) Business Analyst
8 12 (4.94%) Senior Tester
8 12 (4.94%) Configuration Engineer
9 11 (4.53%) SharePoint Developer
9 11 (4.53%) Test Manager
10 10 (4.12%) Software Engineer
10 10 (4.12%) Analyst Developer
11 9 (3.70%) QA Engineer
12 8 (3.29%) QA Tester
12 8 (3.29%) Test Engineer
12 8 (3.29%) Data Analyst
12 8 (3.29%) Insight Analyst
13 7 (2.88%) Test Leader
14 6 (2.47%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (22.22%) .NET
2 25 (10.29%) HTML
3 23 (9.47%) XML
4 21 (8.64%) CSS
5 17 (7.00%) Ajax
6 15 (6.17%) ASP.NET
7 14 (5.76%) HTML5
7 14 (5.76%) jQuery
8 10 (4.12%) RESTful
9 9 (3.70%) WCF
10 8 (3.29%) .NET Framework
11 6 (2.47%) Web Services
11 6 (2.47%) XHTML
11 6 (2.47%) REST
12 5 (2.06%) Silverlight
12 5 (2.06%) WPF
12 5 (2.06%) XSLT
13 4 (1.65%) JSON
13 4 (1.65%) LINQ
13 4 (1.65%) Mono for Android
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.76%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 22 (9.05%) Open Source
4 18 (7.41%) Computer Science
5 14 (5.76%) NHS
6 10 (4.12%) Mobile App
7 9 (3.70%) Mathematics
8 8 (3.29%) Visualisation
8 8 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (3.29%) User Experience
9 6 (2.47%) N-Tier
9 6 (2.47%) Statistics
10 4 (1.65%) PMI
11 3 (1.23%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.23%) Social Media
12 2 (0.82%) Clustering
12 2 (0.82%) Smart Meter
13 1 (0.41%) Credit Risk
13 1 (0.41%) Online Games
13 1 (0.41%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.11%) Windows
2 10 (4.12%) Android
3 9 (3.70%) UNIX
4 6 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.65%) Linux
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (24.28%) Scrum
3 58 (23.87%) Software Testing
4 33 (13.58%) TDD
5 31 (12.76%) Project Management
6 30 (12.35%) Automation Testing
7 26 (10.70%) V-Model
8 25 (10.29%) Waterfall
9 23 (9.47%) E-Commerce
9 23 (9.47%) Performance Management
10 22 (9.05%) Manual Testing
10 22 (9.05%) Automated Testing
11 19 (7.82%) RAD
12 18 (7.41%) Software Engineering
12 18 (7.41%) Test Automation
13 17 (7.00%) Risk Analysis
14 16 (6.58%) Test Management
14 16 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (6.58%) Test Strategy
15 15 (6.17%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 56 (23.05%) SQL
2 46 (18.93%) C#
3 40 (16.46%) Java
4 20 (8.23%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.70%) VBScript
6 8 (3.29%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.29%) C++
6 8 (3.29%) Python
6 8 (3.29%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.29%) R
7 6 (2.47%) VBA
8 4 (1.65%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.23%) Ruby
9 3 (1.23%) ActionScript
9 3 (1.23%) Perl
10 2 (0.82%) C
10 2 (0.82%) VB
10 2 (0.82%) XPath
11 1 (0.41%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 75 (30.86%) Degree
2 53 (21.81%) ISTQB
3 45 (18.52%) ISEB
4 15 (6.17%) MCITP
4 15 (6.17%) CCNA
4 15 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (6.17%) MCSE
5 9 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.65%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.23%) PMP
8 2 (0.82%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.82%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.06%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) TickIT
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.58%) Avaya
2 16 (6.58%) VMware
3 15 (6.17%) Cisco
4 7 (2.88%) IBM
5 6 (2.47%) Cognos
6 5 (2.06%) SAP
7 3 (1.23%) Pegasus
7 3 (1.23%) Sage
7 3 (1.23%) HP
7 3 (1.23%) Adobe
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle
8 2 (0.82%) Tableau
8 2 (0.82%) Verint
9 1 (0.41%) Talend
9 1 (0.41%) T-Plan
9 1 (0.41%) Twitter
9 1 (0.41%) Google
9 1 (0.41%) Informatica
Nottingham
University of Nottingham
Salary: £28,695 - 37,394 per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham
Ascent People
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham
Ascent People
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Mentor graphics (Ireland)
Salary: Very Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Lutterworth, Leicestershire
ASDA
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Lutterworth, Leicestershire
ASDA
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 15 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
University of Derby
Salary: From £25,340 to £27,857 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago