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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 72 74 83
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 104 141 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.27% 3.79% 3.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.40% 38.21% 32.96%
Number of salaries quoted 75 112 77
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £49,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
321 369 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.08% 9.92% 9.30%
Number of salaries quoted 237 295 233
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +7 51 £37,500 +7.14% 19
Leicestershire +21 25 £37,500 -8.53% 9
Northamptonshire +3 19 £35,000 -16.66% 5
Derbyshire -5 6 £38,500 +8.45% 4
Lincolnshire 0 2 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 93 (38.59%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (32.37%) Degree
3 67 (27.80%) SQL
4 64 (26.56%) .NET
5 62 (25.73%) Scrum
6 50 (20.75%) C#
6 50 (20.75%) ISEB
7 47 (19.50%) Software Testing
8 44 (18.26%) Java
8 44 (18.26%) SQL Server
8 44 (18.26%) ISTQB
9 40 (16.60%) TDD
9 40 (16.60%) Selenium
10 35 (14.52%) Microsoft
11 30 (12.45%) Automated Testing
12 29 (12.03%) Finance
12 29 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
13 28 (11.62%) HTML
14 27 (11.20%) Manual Testing
15 25 (10.37%) Project Management
16 24 (9.96%) Team Foundation Server
16 24 (9.96%) Test Strategy
17 23 (9.54%) Automation Testing
17 23 (9.54%) V-Model
18 22 (9.13%) Management Information System
18 22 (9.13%) JavaScript
18 22 (9.13%) Performance Management
18 22 (9.13%) User Acceptance Testing
18 22 (9.13%) Computer Science
19 21 (8.71%) Windows

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 18 (7.47%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.73%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (3.32%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (2.49%) SAS
5 4 (1.66%) CMS
6 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.41%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.41%) Drupal
7 1 (0.41%) WordPress
7 1 (0.41%) IIS
7 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.41%) Node.js
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.73%) InfoPath
3 5 (2.07%) MS Office
4 2 (0.83%) MS Project
4 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.41%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.49%) Sage 200
2 2 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.41%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.07%) SaaS
2 4 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) GitHub
3 1 (0.41%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.98%) TCP/IP
1 12 (4.98%) Wireshark
2 10 (4.15%) VLAN
2 10 (4.15%) RTP
2 10 (4.15%) H.323
2 10 (4.15%) VoIP
2 10 (4.15%) WAN
2 10 (4.15%) DHCP
3 8 (3.32%) Intranet
4 5 (2.07%) Firewall
4 5 (2.07%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.83%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.83%) Internet
6 1 (0.41%) Extranet
6 1 (0.41%) DNS
6 1 (0.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (18.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.32%) Big Data
3 8 (3.32%) Data Mining
4 6 (2.49%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.24%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.83%) MS Access
8 1 (0.41%) MySQL
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 40 (16.60%) Selenium
2 24 (9.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (6.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 14 (5.81%) Visual Studio
4 14 (5.81%) Cucumber
5 12 (4.98%) Ranorex
6 10 (4.15%) FogBugz
7 7 (2.90%) TestComplete
8 5 (2.07%) FitNesse
8 5 (2.07%) Firebug
8 5 (2.07%) Fiddler
8 5 (2.07%) Subversion
8 5 (2.07%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.66%) NUnit
9 4 (1.66%) CruiseControl
10 3 (1.24%) JIRA
11 2 (0.83%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.83%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.83%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (12.03%) Finance
2 20 (8.30%) Retail
3 19 (7.88%) Telecoms
4 15 (6.22%) Marketing
5 9 (3.73%) Law
6 5 (2.07%) Legal
6 5 (2.07%) Banking
7 3 (1.24%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.24%) Games
7 3 (1.24%) Electronics
8 2 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.83%) Billing
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 86 (35.68%) Analyst
2 46 (19.09%) Tester
3 35 (14.52%) Test Analyst
4 24 (9.96%) Developer
5 23 (9.54%) Software Tester
6 16 (6.64%) QA Analyst
7 13 (5.39%) Senior Tester
7 13 (5.39%) Test Manager
8 12 (4.98%) Configuration Engineer
9 11 (4.56%) Architect
10 10 (4.15%) Software Engineer
10 10 (4.15%) Test Engineer
10 10 (4.15%) Team Leader
11 9 (3.73%) QA Engineer
11 9 (3.73%) Analyst Developer
11 9 (3.73%) .NET Team Leader
11 9 (3.73%) SharePoint Developer
12 8 (3.32%) Automation Test Analyst
12 8 (3.32%) Insight Analyst
12 8 (3.32%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (26.56%) .NET
2 28 (11.62%) HTML
3 19 (7.88%) CSS
4 18 (7.47%) XML
5 17 (7.05%) HTML5
6 15 (6.22%) Ajax
7 13 (5.39%) ASP.NET
7 13 (5.39%) WCF
7 13 (5.39%) jQuery
8 9 (3.73%) RESTful
9 8 (3.32%) Silverlight
9 8 (3.32%) WPF
9 8 (3.32%) Web Services
10 7 (2.90%) .NET Framework
10 7 (2.90%) REST
11 5 (2.07%) XSLT
11 5 (2.07%) XHTML
12 4 (1.66%) Mono for Android
12 4 (1.66%) JSON
12 4 (1.66%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (9.13%) Management Information System
2 22 (9.13%) Computer Science
3 15 (6.22%) Open Source
4 11 (4.56%) Mathematics
5 10 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (4.15%) NHS
6 9 (3.73%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.32%) Visualisation
8 6 (2.49%) User Experience
8 6 (2.49%) PMI
8 6 (2.49%) Statistics
9 5 (2.07%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.83%) Clustering
10 2 (0.83%) DTV
10 2 (0.83%) Social Media
10 2 (0.83%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.83%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.41%) EPoS
11 1 (0.41%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.71%) Windows
2 11 (4.56%) Android
3 8 (3.32%) UNIX
4 7 (2.90%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) Linux
5 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (38.59%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (25.73%) Scrum
3 47 (19.50%) Software Testing
4 40 (16.60%) TDD
5 30 (12.45%) Automated Testing
6 27 (11.20%) Manual Testing
7 25 (10.37%) Project Management
8 24 (9.96%) Test Strategy
9 23 (9.54%) Automation Testing
9 23 (9.54%) V-Model
10 22 (9.13%) Performance Management
10 22 (9.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (8.71%) Software Engineering
11 21 (8.71%) E-Commerce
12 20 (8.30%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (7.47%) Line Management
14 17 (7.05%) Coaching
14 17 (7.05%) Test Automation
15 16 (6.64%) Waterfall
16 15 (6.22%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 67 (27.80%) SQL
2 50 (20.75%) C#
3 44 (18.26%) Java
4 22 (9.13%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.73%) VBScript
6 8 (3.32%) C++
6 8 (3.32%) Python
6 8 (3.32%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.32%) R
7 7 (2.90%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.49%) VBA
9 3 (1.24%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.83%) C
10 2 (0.83%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.83%) XPath
11 1 (0.41%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 78 (32.37%) Degree
2 50 (20.75%) ISEB
3 44 (18.26%) ISTQB
4 13 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (4.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (4.15%) MCSE
7 10 (4.15%) CCNA
7 10 (4.15%) MCITP
8 7 (2.90%) PMI Certification
9 5 (2.07%) VCP4
10 3 (1.24%) CSQA
10 3 (1.24%) PMP
10 3 (1.24%) CCIE
10 3 (1.24%) CCNP
11 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.83%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.41%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) TickIT
System Software
1 11 (4.56%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.22%) Cisco
3 10 (4.15%) Avaya
3 10 (4.15%) VMware
4 6 (2.49%) Sage
5 5 (2.07%) Juniper
5 5 (2.07%) Blue Coat
5 5 (2.07%) Google
5 5 (2.07%) IBM
5 5 (2.07%) SAP
5 5 (2.07%) F5
6 4 (1.66%) Pegasus
7 2 (0.83%) Cognos
7 2 (0.83%) Adobe
7 2 (0.83%) HP
7 2 (0.83%) Citrix
7 2 (0.83%) Verint
7 2 (0.83%) New Relic
8 1 (0.41%) Tableau
8 1 (0.41%) Twitter
Northampton, Northamptonshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-40k
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experian
Salary: £competitive + benefits + car
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Connectus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Adroit People Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
UST Global
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
UNiDAYS
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nottingham Trent Uni
Salary: From £22,685 to £25,513 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TDX Group
Salary: Up to £14,200 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
QA Limited
Salary: £192.38 per week
Posted: 8 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
QA Limited
Salary: £192.38 per week
Posted: 8 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
QA Limited
Salary: £192.38 per week
Posted: 8 days ago
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
QA Limited
Salary: £106.88 per week
Posted: 8 days ago
Belper, Derbyshire
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 8 days ago
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
QA Limited
Salary: £201.75 per week
Posted: 8 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
QA Limited
Salary: £112.50 per week
Posted: 8 days ago