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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 75 85
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 159 132 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 4.33% 3.43% 3.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.45% 36.07% 26.63%
Number of salaries quoted 135 118 85
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,671 £27,900 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,500 £47,100
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
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
403 366 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.98% 9.51% 11.43%
Number of salaries quoted 284 301 302
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
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 5 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 5 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 +49 87 £42,000 +20.00% 11
Northamptonshire +6 36 £36,000 -7.69% 4
Leicestershire +16 27 £40,000 +24.03% 1
Derbyshire -18 11 £39,500 +12.85% 4
Lincolnshire -8 4 £43,750 - 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 105 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (32.95%) SQL
3 65 (24.90%) Scrum
3 65 (24.90%) Degree
4 61 (23.37%) .NET
5 60 (22.99%) Selenium
6 59 (22.61%) Java
6 59 (22.61%) C#
7 55 (21.07%) Finance
8 48 (18.39%) Automated Testing
8 48 (18.39%) SQL Server
9 42 (16.09%) ISEB
10 37 (14.18%) Project Management
11 36 (13.79%) TDD
12 34 (13.03%) Manual Testing
13 33 (12.64%) Microsoft
14 30 (11.49%) Software Testing
15 29 (11.11%) ISTQB
15 29 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
16 27 (10.34%) Line Management
16 27 (10.34%) Coaching
17 26 (9.96%) Marketing
18 25 (9.58%) User Acceptance Testing
18 25 (9.58%) Waterfall
18 25 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (9.58%) Software Engineering
19 24 (9.20%) HTML
20 22 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
21 21 (8.05%) E-Commerce
21 21 (8.05%) Test Strategy

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 13 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.92%) SAS
2 5 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.53%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (1.53%) CICS
3 4 (1.53%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.38%) IIS
6 1 (0.38%) JBoss
6 1 (0.38%) Apache
6 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.38%) CMS
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Qpid
6 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (6.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.92%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.53%) MS Project
4 3 (1.15%) MS Office
4 3 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.15%) Mingle
5 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.30%) Sage 200
1 6 (2.30%) Sage CRM
2 4 (1.53%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle TCA
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.45%) SaaS
2 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.38%) Google Drive
3 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.30%) Internet
2 5 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (1.92%) Firewall
3 4 (1.53%) NetScaler
3 4 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (1.53%) Intranet
4 3 (1.15%) VLAN
4 3 (1.15%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.15%) RTP
4 3 (1.15%) H.323
4 3 (1.15%) VoIP
4 3 (1.15%) WAN
4 3 (1.15%) DHCP
4 3 (1.15%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.38%) Extranet
5 1 (0.38%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.68%) Data Mining
5 7 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.68%) Big Data
6 5 (1.92%) DB2
7 4 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.53%) DataStage
7 4 (1.53%) Pentaho
8 3 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.77%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (0.77%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.77%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 60 (22.99%) Selenium
2 21 (8.05%) Ranorex
3 20 (7.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (7.66%) Cucumber
4 18 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 17 (6.51%) TestComplete
6 12 (4.60%) WebDriver
7 7 (2.68%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.68%) NUnit
8 6 (2.30%) JIRA
8 6 (2.30%) FitNesse
8 6 (2.30%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.92%) NeoLoad
10 4 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (1.53%) FogBugz
10 4 (1.53%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.53%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.53%) CruiseControl
10 4 (1.53%) Subversion
10 4 (1.53%) LoadRunner
General
1 55 (21.07%) Finance
2 26 (9.96%) Marketing
3 14 (5.36%) Retail
4 12 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.45%) Legal
6 5 (1.92%) Law
7 4 (1.53%) Banking
7 4 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.53%) Electronics
8 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.77%) Billing
9 1 (0.38%) Back Office
9 1 (0.38%) Publishing
9 1 (0.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 81 (31.03%) Analyst
2 48 (18.39%) Tester
3 30 (11.49%) Developer
4 28 (10.73%) Test Analyst
5 24 (9.20%) QA Analyst
6 19 (7.28%) Software Tester
7 18 (6.90%) Architect
8 16 (6.13%) Team Leader
9 14 (5.36%) Senior Tester
10 12 (4.60%) Test Engineer
11 9 (3.45%) .NET Team Leader
11 9 (3.45%) Automated Tester
12 8 (3.07%) Test Leader
12 8 (3.07%) Development Team Leader
12 8 (3.07%) Java Team Leader
12 8 (3.07%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.07%) Business Analyst
12 8 (3.07%) Junior
12 8 (3.07%) Software Engineer
13 7 (2.68%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (23.37%) .NET
2 24 (9.20%) HTML
3 14 (5.36%) WPF
3 14 (5.36%) HTML5
4 13 (4.98%) WCF
5 10 (3.83%) CSS
6 9 (3.45%) jQuery
7 8 (3.07%) XML
8 7 (2.68%) Ajax
8 7 (2.68%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.68%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.30%) Web Services
9 6 (2.30%) Silverlight
10 5 (1.92%) Java EE
10 5 (1.92%) RESTful
10 5 (1.92%) WinForms
10 5 (1.92%) J2EE
11 4 (1.53%) SOAP
11 4 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.53%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.05%) Mobile App
3 20 (7.66%) Computer Science
4 15 (5.75%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.45%) Mathematics
7 8 (3.07%) E-Learning
7 8 (3.07%) PMI
8 7 (2.68%) NHS
8 7 (2.68%) Visualisation
9 6 (2.30%) User Experience
10 5 (1.92%) Learning Management System
10 5 (1.92%) Statistics
11 4 (1.53%) DTV
11 4 (1.53%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.53%) VSAM
11 4 (1.53%) Open Source
12 2 (0.77%) Clustering
12 2 (0.77%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.77%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.13%) UNIX
2 15 (5.75%) Windows
3 9 (3.45%) Android
4 5 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (24.90%) Scrum
3 48 (18.39%) Automated Testing
4 37 (14.18%) Project Management
5 36 (13.79%) TDD
6 34 (13.03%) Manual Testing
7 30 (11.49%) Software Testing
8 29 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 27 (10.34%) Line Management
9 27 (10.34%) Coaching
10 25 (9.58%) Waterfall
10 25 (9.58%) Software Engineering
10 25 (9.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (8.05%) E-Commerce
12 21 (8.05%) BDD
12 21 (8.05%) Test Strategy
13 20 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (7.28%) Mentoring
15 18 (6.90%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 86 (32.95%) SQL
2 59 (22.61%) C#
2 59 (22.61%) Java
3 19 (7.28%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.60%) T-SQL
5 9 (3.45%) C++
6 8 (3.07%) Python
7 7 (2.68%) R
8 6 (2.30%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.92%) VBA
10 4 (1.53%) COBOL
11 3 (1.15%) VBScript
12 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.77%) C
13 1 (0.38%) Ruby
13 1 (0.38%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 65 (24.90%) Degree
2 42 (16.09%) ISEB
3 29 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 12 (4.60%) PMI Certification
5 8 (3.07%) PMP
5 8 (3.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.15%) MCSE
8 3 (1.15%) CCIE
8 3 (1.15%) CCNP
8 3 (1.15%) CCNA
8 3 (1.15%) MCITP
8 3 (1.15%) MBA
8 3 (1.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 3 (1.15%) CSQA
9 2 (0.77%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.38%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.68%) P3O
2 5 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.15%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.15%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.83%) Cisco
3 7 (2.68%) Juniper
3 7 (2.68%) Blue Coat
3 7 (2.68%) F5
4 6 (2.30%) Google
4 6 (2.30%) Sage
4 6 (2.30%) IBM
4 6 (2.30%) Oracle
5 5 (1.92%) SAP
5 5 (1.92%) New Relic
6 4 (1.53%) Citrix
6 4 (1.53%) VMware
7 3 (1.15%) Tableau
7 3 (1.15%) Avaya
7 3 (1.15%) Cognos
8 2 (0.77%) Pegasus
8 2 (0.77%) HP
9 1 (0.38%) T-Plan
9 1 (0.38%) Adobe
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CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Health Insurance, Pension, R
Posted: Yesterday
Retford
Experian
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension, bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £26,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Computer Futures
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
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Salary: 30,000 - 37,000
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Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Experian
Salary: £Competitive+package
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Posted: 6 days ago
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Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + 25 days hol, pension
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Posted: 12 days ago
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Salary: £28000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: £Competitive + Bonus
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