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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 54 60
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 146 144 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 4.01% 4.46% 4.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.01% 47.52% 43.61%
Number of salaries quoted 116 106 120
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -15.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
356 303 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 9.78% 9.38% 9.23%
Number of salaries quoted 281 226 246
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,975 £28,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 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 19 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
(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 -17 55 £35,000 +2.94% 5
Northamptonshire +9 41 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Derbyshire +3 26 £35,750 -15.88% 1
Leicestershire -10 18 £36,250 -3.33% 5
Lincolnshire +11 3 £45,000 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 127 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (20.50%) ISTQB
2 65 (20.50%) Degree
3 57 (17.98%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (17.03%) Software Testing
4 54 (17.03%) ISEB
5 52 (16.40%) Scrum
6 51 (16.09%) C#
7 47 (14.83%) Java
8 46 (14.51%) Finance
9 40 (12.62%) .NET
10 39 (12.30%) SQL
10 39 (12.30%) JavaScript
10 39 (12.30%) Selenium
10 39 (12.30%) Test Automation
10 39 (12.30%) Waterfall
11 38 (11.99%) Microsoft
11 38 (11.99%) Project Management
12 35 (11.04%) SQL Server
13 34 (10.73%) Automated Testing
14 33 (10.41%) HTML
15 31 (9.78%) Windows
15 31 (9.78%) Regression Testing
15 31 (9.78%) Automation Testing
16 30 (9.46%) Test Management
16 30 (9.46%) XML
17 29 (9.15%) Ajax
18 27 (8.52%) User Acceptance Testing
19 26 (8.20%) Time Management
20 25 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 (4.42%) SharePoint
1 14 (4.42%) WebSphere
2 10 (3.15%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.52%) CMS
4 6 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (0.95%) Apache
7 2 (0.63%) IIS
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.63%) Lync
7 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.32%) SAS
8 1 (0.32%) CICS
8 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.84%) MS Office
3 4 (1.26%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.95%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.32%) Maximo
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.32%) Siebel Analytics
1 1 (0.32%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.95%) SaaS
2 2 (0.63%) Office 365
3 1 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.73%) TCP/IP
2 13 (4.10%) VoIP
3 11 (3.47%) WAN
3 11 (3.47%) Wireshark
4 10 (3.15%) Ethernet
5 9 (2.84%) DHCP
5 9 (2.84%) RTP
5 9 (2.84%) H.323
5 9 (2.84%) VLAN
6 5 (1.58%) Intranet
6 5 (1.58%) Internet
7 3 (0.95%) LAN
8 2 (0.63%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.63%) Extranet
9 1 (0.32%) HTTP
9 1 (0.32%) DNS
9 1 (0.32%) SSL
9 1 (0.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.84%) MySQL
3 7 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.21%) DB2
4 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.26%) QlikView
6 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.63%) OLAP
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.63%) MS Access
7 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.32%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.32%) Essbase
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 39 (12.30%) Selenium
2 14 (4.42%) TestComplete
3 13 (4.10%) Visual Studio
4 12 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (3.47%) WebDriver
6 10 (3.15%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (2.84%) NUnit
7 9 (2.84%) FogBugz
8 8 (2.52%) Karma Test Runner
8 8 (2.52%) Jasmine
9 7 (2.21%) Ranorex
10 6 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.95%) JIRA
11 3 (0.95%) Mocha
11 3 (0.95%) Git (software)
12 2 (0.63%) Selenium IDE
12 2 (0.63%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.63%) Sahi
12 2 (0.63%) WATIR
12 2 (0.63%) Firebug
General
1 46 (14.51%) Finance
2 19 (5.99%) Marketing
3 14 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.10%) Aerospace
4 13 (4.10%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.47%) Retail
6 10 (3.15%) Electronics
7 9 (2.84%) Legal
8 6 (1.89%) Banking
8 6 (1.89%) Law
9 4 (1.26%) Advertising
10 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.32%) Games
11 1 (0.32%) Military
11 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 128 (40.38%) Analyst
2 81 (25.55%) Test Analyst
3 52 (16.40%) Tester
4 38 (11.99%) Developer
5 35 (11.04%) Software Tester
6 22 (6.94%) Business Analyst
7 20 (6.31%) QA Engineer
8 17 (5.36%) Test Manager
9 14 (4.42%) Configuration Manager
10 13 (4.10%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (4.10%) QA Analyst
10 13 (4.10%) Software Test Analyst
11 12 (3.79%) Test Leader
11 12 (3.79%) Test Engineer
12 11 (3.47%) Senior Test Analyst
12 11 (3.47%) Senior Tester
13 10 (3.15%) Design Engineer
13 10 (3.15%) Electronics Engineer
14 9 (2.84%) Lead Test Analyst
14 9 (2.84%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (12.62%) .NET
2 33 (10.41%) HTML
3 30 (9.46%) XML
4 29 (9.15%) Ajax
5 25 (7.89%) CSS
6 23 (7.26%) ASP.NET
7 21 (6.62%) jQuery
8 15 (4.73%) Web Services
9 12 (3.79%) JSON
10 11 (3.47%) REST
11 9 (2.84%) HTML5
12 8 (2.52%) GWT
12 8 (2.52%) Java SE
12 8 (2.52%) Java EE
12 8 (2.52%) JPA
13 7 (2.21%) .NET Framework
13 7 (2.21%) XSLT
13 7 (2.21%) Flash
13 7 (2.21%) Gherkin
14 4 (1.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 57 (17.98%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.05%) User Experience
2 16 (5.05%) Open Source
2 16 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 10 (3.15%) NHS
3 10 (3.15%) Firmware
4 6 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.58%) PMI
6 4 (1.26%) VHDL
6 4 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.95%) Social Media
8 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.63%) iPhone
8 2 (0.63%) EPoS
8 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.32%) HACMP
9 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.78%) Windows
2 15 (4.73%) UNIX
3 7 (2.21%) Android
4 5 (1.58%) Linux
4 5 (1.58%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.26%) AIX
6 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.95%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.63%) Solaris
7 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.32%) zOS
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (17.03%) Software Testing
3 52 (16.40%) Scrum
4 39 (12.30%) Test Automation
4 39 (12.30%) Waterfall
5 38 (11.99%) Project Management
6 34 (10.73%) Automated Testing
7 31 (9.78%) Regression Testing
7 31 (9.78%) Automation Testing
8 30 (9.46%) Test Management
9 27 (8.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 26 (8.20%) Time Management
11 25 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
12 24 (7.57%) Test Scripting
13 23 (7.26%) Quality Management
14 22 (6.94%) Validation
15 21 (6.62%) Configuration Management
15 21 (6.62%) V-Model
16 18 (5.68%) Software Engineering
17 16 (5.05%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 51 (16.09%) C#
2 47 (14.83%) Java
3 39 (12.30%) JavaScript
3 39 (12.30%) SQL
4 19 (5.99%) C++
5 12 (3.79%) Perl
6 11 (3.47%) Ruby
6 11 (3.47%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.21%) ActionScript
8 5 (1.58%) Python
8 5 (1.58%) C
8 5 (1.58%) VB
9 4 (1.26%) Korn
9 4 (1.26%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.26%) VBScript
10 3 (0.95%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.63%) F#
12 1 (0.32%) COBOL
12 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 65 (20.50%) ISTQB
1 65 (20.50%) Degree
2 54 (17.03%) ISEB
3 11 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.84%) MCSE
4 9 (2.84%) CCNA
4 9 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.84%) Chartered Engineer
4 9 (2.84%) MCITP
5 5 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.58%) PMP
5 5 (1.58%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.32%) HNC
7 1 (0.32%) HND
7 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.32%) CBAP
7 1 (0.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.52%) SLA
2 4 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.63%) P3O
4 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.32%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.84%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.32%) RACF
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 9 (2.84%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.58%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.32%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 38 (11.99%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.10%) Oracle
2 13 (4.10%) IBM
3 12 (3.79%) VMware
4 10 (3.15%) Atmel
4 10 (3.15%) EMC
4 10 (3.15%) Avaya
5 9 (2.84%) Cisco
6 6 (1.89%) SAP
6 6 (1.89%) HP
7 4 (1.26%) Cognos
7 4 (1.26%) TSYS
8 3 (0.95%) Sage
9 2 (0.63%) Informatica
9 2 (0.63%) Adobe
9 2 (0.63%) JBoss
9 2 (0.63%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.63%) Tableau
9 2 (0.63%) Verint
9 2 (0.63%) Google
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Cognizant
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: From £36,000 to £43,000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Share Option +++
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom
360 Assurance
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 9 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TDX Group
Salary: Competitive basic, plus up to 20% bonus, pension and private healthcar
Posted: 10 days ago
Northamptonshire
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Package
Posted: 10 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £41000 per annum + bonus + benefits + OT
Posted: 11 days ago
Northamptonshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Northamptonshire
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Posted: 19 days ago
Leicestershire
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Posted: 25 days ago