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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 44 65
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 159 161 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 4.27% 4.91% 3.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.74% 48.49% 44.01%
Number of salaries quoted 128 113 118
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
372 332 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 9.98% 10.13% 8.96%
Number of salaries quoted 294 231 236
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 57 £35,000 +6.06% 5
Derbyshire +18 38 £37,500 -11.76% 6
Northamptonshire -1 32 £35,000 - 8
Leicestershire -11 24 £30,000 -17.24% 2
Lincolnshire +17 7 £31,000 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 57 (19.13%) ISTQB
2 56 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (18.79%) ISEB
3 49 (16.44%) C#
4 48 (16.11%) Scrum
5 47 (15.77%) Software Testing
6 45 (15.10%) Degree
6 45 (15.10%) Test Automation
7 42 (14.09%) Automated Testing
8 40 (13.42%) Java
9 39 (13.09%) JavaScript
9 39 (13.09%) Selenium
10 38 (12.75%) SQL
11 33 (11.07%) .NET
11 33 (11.07%) Finance
12 32 (10.74%) Waterfall
13 31 (10.40%) User Acceptance Testing
13 31 (10.40%) Project Management
13 31 (10.40%) Microsoft
14 30 (10.07%) SQL Server
14 30 (10.07%) Regression Testing
15 28 (9.40%) Test Management
15 28 (9.40%) Continuous Improvement
16 26 (8.72%) Quality Management
16 26 (8.72%) HTML
16 26 (8.72%) Windows
17 24 (8.05%) Time Management
18 22 (7.38%) Test Scripting
18 22 (7.38%) Ajax
18 22 (7.38%) Test Strategy

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (4.70%) WebSphere
2 10 (3.36%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.68%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.68%) CMS
5 4 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.01%) Apache
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.67%) Lync
7 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.67%) IIS
8 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.34%) SAS
8 1 (0.34%) CICS
Applications
1 10 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.02%) MS Office
3 3 (1.01%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.34%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.34%) Maximo
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.34%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.01%) SaaS
1 3 (1.01%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.36%) Ethernet
2 7 (2.35%) VoIP
2 7 (2.35%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.68%) WAN
3 5 (1.68%) Internet
4 3 (1.01%) RTP
4 3 (1.01%) H.323
4 3 (1.01%) VLAN
4 3 (1.01%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.01%) DHCP
4 3 (1.01%) LAN
5 2 (0.67%) Intranet
5 2 (0.67%) HTTP
5 2 (0.67%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.67%) Extranet
6 1 (0.34%) Firewall
6 1 (0.34%) SSL
6 1 (0.34%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.02%) MySQL
3 7 (2.35%) DB2
4 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.01%) QlikView
5 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.67%) OLAP
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.34%) MS Access
7 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.34%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 39 (13.09%) Selenium
2 19 (6.38%) TestComplete
3 14 (4.70%) NUnit
4 13 (4.36%) Karma Test Runner
5 11 (3.69%) WebDriver
5 11 (3.69%) Jasmine
6 8 (2.68%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (2.68%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.35%) Ranorex
8 6 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (2.01%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (1.68%) Mocha
10 4 (1.34%) Git (software)
10 4 (1.34%) JIRA
11 3 (1.01%) FogBugz
12 2 (0.67%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.67%) Sahi
12 2 (0.67%) Selenium IDE
12 2 (0.67%) WATIR
12 2 (0.67%) Toad
General
1 33 (11.07%) Finance
2 19 (6.38%) Marketing
3 13 (4.36%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.36%) Aerospace
4 10 (3.36%) Electronics
5 7 (2.35%) Retail
6 6 (2.01%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.68%) Law
7 5 (1.68%) Banking
8 4 (1.34%) Advertising
8 4 (1.34%) Publishing
8 4 (1.34%) Games
9 3 (1.01%) Legal
10 2 (0.67%) German Language
10 2 (0.67%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.34%) Korean Language
11 1 (0.34%) Automotive
11 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 127 (42.62%) Analyst
2 83 (27.85%) Test Analyst
3 54 (18.12%) Tester
4 32 (10.74%) Software Tester
5 31 (10.40%) Developer
6 24 (8.05%) Business Analyst
7 17 (5.70%) Test Manager
8 16 (5.37%) QA Engineer
9 15 (5.03%) QA Analyst
10 14 (4.70%) Software Test Analyst
10 14 (4.70%) Configuration Manager
11 13 (4.36%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (4.36%) Test Engineer
12 11 (3.69%) Senior Test Analyst
13 10 (3.36%) QA Tester
13 10 (3.36%) Electronics Engineer
13 10 (3.36%) Design Engineer
13 10 (3.36%) Test Leader
14 9 (3.02%) Lead Test Analyst
14 9 (3.02%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.07%) .NET
2 26 (8.72%) HTML
3 22 (7.38%) XML
3 22 (7.38%) Ajax
4 20 (6.71%) ASP.NET
5 19 (6.38%) CSS
6 15 (5.03%) Web Services
7 14 (4.70%) jQuery
8 9 (3.02%) JSON
9 8 (2.68%) Java SE
9 8 (2.68%) Java EE
9 8 (2.68%) JPA
9 8 (2.68%) REST
9 8 (2.68%) GWT
10 7 (2.35%) Gherkin
11 6 (2.01%) .NET Framework
12 4 (1.34%) HTML5
12 4 (1.34%) XSLT
12 4 (1.34%) Flash
13 3 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.03%) NHS
2 11 (3.69%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 10 (3.36%) Firmware
4 7 (2.35%) Open Source
5 5 (1.68%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.34%) PMI
6 4 (1.34%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.34%) VHDL
7 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.67%) EPoS
7 2 (0.67%) iPhone
8 1 (0.34%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.34%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.34%) HACMP
8 1 (0.34%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.34%) Clustering
8 1 (0.34%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.72%) Windows
2 14 (4.70%) UNIX
3 6 (2.01%) Linux
4 5 (1.68%) Android
5 4 (1.34%) AIX
6 3 (1.01%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.67%) Solaris
7 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.34%) zOS
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.79%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (16.11%) Scrum
3 47 (15.77%) Software Testing
4 45 (15.10%) Test Automation
5 42 (14.09%) Automated Testing
6 32 (10.74%) Waterfall
7 31 (10.40%) User Acceptance Testing
7 31 (10.40%) Project Management
8 30 (10.07%) Regression Testing
9 28 (9.40%) Test Management
9 28 (9.40%) Continuous Improvement
10 26 (8.72%) Quality Management
11 24 (8.05%) Time Management
12 22 (7.38%) Test Strategy
12 22 (7.38%) Automation Testing
12 22 (7.38%) Test Scripting
13 21 (7.05%) Validation
14 18 (6.04%) Configuration Management
15 16 (5.37%) Unit Testing
15 16 (5.37%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 49 (16.44%) C#
2 40 (13.42%) Java
3 39 (13.09%) JavaScript
4 38 (12.75%) SQL
5 19 (6.38%) C++
6 13 (4.36%) Perl
7 12 (4.03%) Ruby
8 11 (3.69%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.01%) VB
9 6 (2.01%) Python
10 5 (1.68%) C
11 4 (1.34%) ActionScript
11 4 (1.34%) Korn
11 4 (1.34%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.67%) VBScript
12 2 (0.67%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.67%) F#
13 1 (0.34%) COBOL
13 1 (0.34%) PHP
13 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (19.13%) ISTQB
2 56 (18.79%) ISEB
3 45 (15.10%) Degree
4 8 (2.68%) Chartered Engineer
5 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.34%) PMP
6 4 (1.34%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.01%) MCITP
7 3 (1.01%) MCSE
7 3 (1.01%) CCNA
8 1 (0.34%) HNC
8 1 (0.34%) HND
8 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) CBAP
8 1 (0.34%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.68%) SLA
2 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.67%) P3O
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (2.01%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.01%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.34%) RACF
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (3.02%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.68%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.34%) Puppet
4 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.36%) Oracle
2 13 (4.36%) IBM
3 10 (3.36%) EMC
3 10 (3.36%) Atmel
4 7 (2.35%) VMware
5 5 (1.68%) HP
5 5 (1.68%) SAP
6 4 (1.34%) Avaya
6 4 (1.34%) TSYS
7 3 (1.01%) Google
7 3 (1.01%) Adobe
7 3 (1.01%) Cisco
7 3 (1.01%) Cognos
8 2 (0.67%) JBoss
8 2 (0.67%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.67%) Sage
8 2 (0.67%) Informatica
8 2 (0.67%) Tableau
9 1 (0.34%) Talend
Brackley, Northamptonshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 to £50000 per annum - BENS
Posted: Yesterday
Glossop, Derbyshire
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus Package
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £39000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Northamptonshire
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Package
Posted: 14 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rolls Royce
Posted: 14 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TDX Group
Salary: Unspecified £Competitive + bonus, pension and private healthcare
Posted: 18 days ago
Nottingham
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £8,000 per year
Posted: 19 days ago