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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 67 62
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 144 134 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.92% 3.89% 3.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.45% 46.37% 41.94%
Number of salaries quoted 118 116 106
Average salary £38,250 £37,750 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.32% -9.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +5.26%
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
356 289 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 9.70% 8.38% 9.32%
Number of salaries quoted 273 237 238
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £27,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
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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 -6 53 £37,500 +7.91% 1
Northamptonshire +18 49 £35,000 -13.58% 6
Leicestershire 0 20 £40,500 +6.57% 1
Derbyshire 0 16 £47,250 +11.17%
Lincolnshire +10 2 £46,250 +15.62% 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 125 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (23.10%) ISTQB
3 70 (22.15%) Degree
4 63 (19.94%) Software Testing
5 59 (18.67%) ISEB
6 54 (17.09%) Scrum
7 51 (16.14%) C#
7 51 (16.14%) Analytical Skills
8 49 (15.51%) Java
9 47 (14.87%) SQL
10 45 (14.24%) Microsoft
10 45 (14.24%) Finance
11 43 (13.61%) .NET
12 42 (13.29%) Selenium
13 39 (12.34%) Waterfall
14 38 (12.03%) Project Management
15 37 (11.71%) SQL Server
15 37 (11.71%) Automation Testing
16 36 (11.39%) Automated Testing
17 33 (10.44%) Test Automation
17 33 (10.44%) XML
17 33 (10.44%) Windows
18 32 (10.13%) JavaScript
18 32 (10.13%) HTML
19 27 (8.54%) Regression Testing
19 27 (8.54%) Test Management
20 26 (8.23%) User Acceptance Testing
20 26 (8.23%) Continuous Improvement
21 25 (7.91%) V-Model
21 25 (7.91%) Ajax

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 18 (5.70%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.48%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.85%) CMS
4 8 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (2.22%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.90%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.95%) Apache
9 2 (0.63%) IIS
9 2 (0.63%) JBoss
9 2 (0.63%) Lync
9 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.32%) Node.js
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.32%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.32%) Drupal
10 1 (0.32%) WordPress
10 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.32%) CICS
Applications
1 16 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.85%) MS Office
3 6 (1.90%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.27%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.32%) Mingle
6 1 (0.32%) MS Project
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.63%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.32%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.32%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.63%) Office 365
1 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.32%) SaaS
2 1 (0.32%) GitHub
2 1 (0.32%) Trello
2 1 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.70%) TCP/IP
2 15 (4.75%) VoIP
3 14 (4.43%) WAN
3 14 (4.43%) Wireshark
4 12 (3.80%) RTP
4 12 (3.80%) H.323
4 12 (3.80%) VLAN
4 12 (3.80%) DHCP
5 8 (2.53%) Ethernet
6 7 (2.22%) Intranet
7 5 (1.58%) Internet
8 3 (0.95%) LAN
9 2 (0.63%) Extranet
9 2 (0.63%) HTTP
10 1 (0.32%) DNS
10 1 (0.32%) SSL
10 1 (0.32%) SAN
10 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.53%) MySQL
3 7 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.90%) DB2
5 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.58%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.27%) QlikView
7 2 (0.63%) OLAP
7 2 (0.63%) MS Access
8 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.32%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.32%) Essbase
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.32%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 42 (13.29%) Selenium
2 19 (6.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (5.06%) Visual Studio
4 12 (3.80%) TestComplete
4 12 (3.80%) FogBugz
5 11 (3.48%) WebDriver
6 7 (2.22%) Jasmine
6 7 (2.22%) Karma Test Runner
6 7 (2.22%) Ranorex
6 7 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (2.22%) NUnit
7 6 (1.90%) Firebug
7 6 (1.90%) Fiddler
8 5 (1.58%) JIRA
9 4 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.95%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.63%) WATIR
11 2 (0.63%) Toad
11 2 (0.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 45 (14.24%) Finance
2 19 (6.01%) Telecoms
3 17 (5.38%) Marketing
4 16 (5.06%) Retail
5 11 (3.48%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.16%) Aerospace
7 9 (2.85%) Electronics
7 9 (2.85%) Law
7 9 (2.85%) Legal
8 6 (1.90%) Banking
9 4 (1.27%) Multimedia
9 4 (1.27%) Advertising
10 3 (0.95%) Games
11 1 (0.32%) Military
11 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 129 (40.82%) Analyst
2 80 (25.32%) Test Analyst
3 60 (18.99%) Tester
4 37 (11.71%) Software Tester
5 30 (9.49%) Developer
6 21 (6.65%) Business Analyst
6 21 (6.65%) QA Engineer
7 15 (4.75%) Test Engineer
7 15 (4.75%) Senior Tester
8 14 (4.43%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (4.43%) Test Manager
8 14 (4.43%) QA Analyst
8 14 (4.43%) Software Test Analyst
8 14 (4.43%) Test Leader
9 12 (3.80%) Configuration Engineer
9 12 (3.80%) Senior Test Analyst
10 9 (2.85%) Configuration Manager
10 9 (2.85%) QA Leader
10 9 (2.85%) Automation Tester
10 9 (2.85%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.61%) .NET
2 33 (10.44%) XML
3 32 (10.13%) HTML
4 25 (7.91%) CSS
4 25 (7.91%) Ajax
5 22 (6.96%) ASP.NET
6 20 (6.33%) jQuery
7 12 (3.80%) Web Services
8 11 (3.48%) REST
9 10 (3.16%) HTML5
10 9 (2.85%) JSON
10 9 (2.85%) XSLT
11 7 (2.22%) Flash
11 7 (2.22%) Gherkin
12 6 (1.90%) XHTML
12 6 (1.90%) WCF
12 6 (1.90%) RESTful
12 6 (1.90%) Silverlight
13 5 (1.58%) JPA
13 5 (1.58%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 51 (16.14%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.96%) Management Information System
3 20 (6.33%) Open Source
4 16 (5.06%) User Experience
5 12 (3.80%) NHS
6 11 (3.48%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.22%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.90%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.90%) PMI
10 3 (0.95%) Social Media
10 3 (0.95%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.63%) iPhone
11 2 (0.63%) VHDL
11 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.32%) HACMP
12 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.44%) Windows
2 17 (5.38%) UNIX
3 8 (2.53%) Android
4 6 (1.90%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.58%) Linux
6 4 (1.27%) AIX
7 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.95%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.63%) Solaris
8 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.32%) zOS
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (19.94%) Software Testing
3 54 (17.09%) Scrum
4 39 (12.34%) Waterfall
5 38 (12.03%) Project Management
6 37 (11.71%) Automation Testing
7 36 (11.39%) Automated Testing
8 33 (10.44%) Test Automation
9 27 (8.54%) Test Management
9 27 (8.54%) Regression Testing
10 26 (8.23%) User Acceptance Testing
10 26 (8.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 25 (7.91%) V-Model
11 25 (7.91%) TDD
12 23 (7.28%) Test Scripting
13 22 (6.96%) Software Engineering
13 22 (6.96%) Manual Testing
13 22 (6.96%) Time Management
14 21 (6.65%) Validation
15 20 (6.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (16.14%) C#
2 49 (15.51%) Java
3 47 (14.87%) SQL
4 32 (10.13%) JavaScript
5 17 (5.38%) C++
6 12 (3.80%) Perl
7 11 (3.48%) Ruby
8 9 (2.85%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.53%) VBScript
10 7 (2.22%) ActionScript
11 6 (1.90%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.58%) Python
12 5 (1.58%) VB
12 5 (1.58%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.27%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.27%) Korn
14 3 (0.95%) C
15 2 (0.63%) XPath
15 2 (0.63%) F#
16 1 (0.32%) JCL
Qualifications
1 73 (23.10%) ISTQB
2 70 (22.15%) Degree
3 59 (18.67%) ISEB
4 14 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (3.80%) MCSE
5 12 (3.80%) CCNA
5 12 (3.80%) MCITP
6 9 (2.85%) Chartered Engineer
7 8 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.90%) PMP
8 6 (1.90%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) CBAP
10 1 (0.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.22%) SLA
2 3 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.63%) P3O
3 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) TickIT
System Software
1 15 (4.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.80%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.53%) Firmware
4 1 (0.32%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.58%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (14.24%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.75%) VMware
3 13 (4.11%) Avaya
3 13 (4.11%) IBM
4 12 (3.80%) Cisco
5 10 (3.16%) Oracle
6 8 (2.53%) EMC
6 8 (2.53%) Atmel
7 7 (2.22%) SAP
8 5 (1.58%) HP
9 4 (1.27%) Cognos
9 4 (1.27%) TSYS
9 4 (1.27%) Sage
10 3 (0.95%) Adobe
11 2 (0.63%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.63%) Informatica
11 2 (0.63%) Pegasus
11 2 (0.63%) Verint
11 2 (0.63%) Tableau
12 1 (0.32%) Twitter
Northampton, Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
Northamptonshire
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus & Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
InspHire Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Northamptonshire
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum + Package
Posted: 16 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £44000 per annum + bonus + benefits + OT
Posted: 17 days ago
Northampton
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £5,850 per year
Posted: 27 days ago
Grantham
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £7,995 per year
Posted: 27 days ago