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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 59 45
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -14
Permanent jobs citing QA 240 154 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 6.30% 4.17% 4.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.21% 42.42% 46.93%
Number of salaries quoted 192 122 100
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,150 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -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
478 363 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.54% 9.84% 9.71%
Number of salaries quoted 372 290 215
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,550 £25,000 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +22 149 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Leicestershire +20 32 £35,000 +16.66%
Northamptonshire 0 29 £36,000 +2.85% 5
Derbyshire -16 28 £41,500 +10.66%
Lincolnshire +4 2 £36,750 +11.36%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 173 (42.82%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (39.60%) Finance
3 130 (32.18%) Java
4 107 (26.49%) SQL
5 101 (25.00%) C#
6 83 (20.54%) SDLC
7 78 (19.31%) Selenium
8 77 (19.06%) Software Testing
9 76 (18.81%) Microsoft
10 75 (18.56%) Scrum
11 72 (17.82%) Automated Testing
12 62 (15.35%) .NET
13 61 (15.10%) Degree
14 59 (14.60%) Test Scripting
15 53 (13.12%) ISEB
15 53 (13.12%) E-Commerce
16 52 (12.87%) MS Excel
17 51 (12.62%) TDD
18 48 (11.88%) Marketing
18 48 (11.88%) ISTQB
19 47 (11.63%) Test Automation
20 46 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing
21 44 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
22 43 (10.64%) SQL Server
22 43 (10.64%) Project Management
23 42 (10.40%) Continuous Improvement
24 41 (10.15%) BDD
24 41 (10.15%) UNIX
25 40 (9.90%) JIRA
26 38 (9.41%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (1.98%) SharePoint
1 8 (1.98%) CICS
1 8 (1.98%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (1.49%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.74%) Apache
3 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.50%) IIS
4 2 (0.50%) JBoss
4 2 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.25%) Confluence
5 1 (0.25%) Apache Qpid
5 1 (0.25%) Node.js
5 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 52 (12.87%) MS Excel
2 27 (6.68%) MS Office
3 9 (2.23%) MS Project
4 8 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.49%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.74%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 15 (3.71%) Oracle Applications
2 14 (3.47%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (3.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (2.97%) Oracle General Ledger
4 12 (2.97%) Oracle Payables
4 12 (2.97%) Oracle Receivables
4 12 (2.97%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (1.98%) Oracle TCA
6 7 (1.73%) Oracle Assets
6 7 (1.73%) Oracle 11i
7 5 (1.24%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.50%) Sage CRM
9 2 (0.50%) AWD
9 2 (0.50%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.25%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.25%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.49%) SaaS
2 3 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.50%) Office 365
3 2 (0.50%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.25%) PaaS
4 1 (0.25%) IaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.46%) Internet
2 2 (0.50%) HTTP
2 2 (0.50%) NetScaler
2 2 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.25%) Intranet
3 1 (0.25%) Extranet
3 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.25%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.72%) DB2
3 10 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (1.98%) Oracle Discoverer
4 8 (1.98%) DataStage
4 8 (1.98%) Pentaho
4 8 (1.98%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 7 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.24%) Data Mining
7 5 (1.24%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.74%) OLAP Cube
8 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.74%) OLAP
8 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 78 (19.31%) Selenium
2 40 (9.90%) JIRA
3 31 (7.67%) Ranorex
4 26 (6.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (6.19%) WebDriver
5 25 (6.19%) HP UFT
6 17 (4.21%) Jenkins
7 16 (3.96%) Cucumber
8 15 (3.71%) LoadRunner
9 13 (3.22%) Bugzilla
10 12 (2.97%) Visual Studio
10 12 (2.97%) TestComplete
11 10 (2.48%) SpecFlow
11 10 (2.48%) NUnit
12 9 (2.23%) JUnit
13 8 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (1.98%) Oracle APEX
14 7 (1.73%) SilkTest
15 5 (1.24%) Git (software)
15 5 (1.24%) SoapUI
General
1 160 (39.60%) Finance
2 48 (11.88%) Marketing
3 34 (8.42%) Legal
4 20 (4.95%) Retail
5 9 (2.23%) Publishing
5 9 (2.23%) Back Office
6 5 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.24%) Banking
7 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.99%) Electronics
7 4 (0.99%) Games
7 4 (0.99%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.99%) Polish Language
7 4 (0.99%) Spanish Language
7 4 (0.99%) Swedish Language
8 2 (0.50%) Automotive
9 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 114 (28.22%) Analyst
2 70 (17.33%) Developer
3 68 (16.83%) Tester
4 58 (14.36%) Test Analyst
5 36 (8.91%) QA Analyst
6 34 (8.42%) Architect
7 23 (5.69%) Business Analyst
8 22 (5.45%) Software Tester
9 18 (4.46%) Test Engineer
9 18 (4.46%) Test Leader
10 17 (4.21%) Team Leader
11 15 (3.71%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (3.22%) QA Leader
12 13 (3.22%) Designer
12 13 (3.22%) Automated Tester
13 12 (2.97%) Instructional Designer
14 11 (2.72%) Java Developer
14 11 (2.72%) Business Systems Analyst
14 11 (2.72%) Systems Analyst
14 11 (2.72%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (15.35%) .NET
2 31 (7.67%) HTML
3 19 (4.70%) J2EE
4 17 (4.21%) XML
5 15 (3.71%) Web Services
6 14 (3.47%) ASP.NET
7 13 (3.22%) CSS
8 12 (2.97%) HTML5
9 11 (2.72%) WPF
10 10 (2.48%) Java EE
11 8 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (1.73%) WinForms
13 6 (1.49%) SOAP
13 6 (1.49%) jQuery
13 6 (1.49%) AngularJS
14 5 (1.24%) RESTful
14 5 (1.24%) Spring
14 5 (1.24%) .NET Framework
15 4 (0.99%) WCF
15 4 (0.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.44%) Computer Science
3 25 (6.19%) E-Learning
4 22 (5.45%) Management Information System
5 21 (5.20%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (4.95%) Learning Management System
6 20 (4.95%) Mobile App
7 13 (3.22%) User Experience
7 13 (3.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (2.72%) Credit Risk
9 10 (2.48%) SCORM
10 9 (2.23%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.98%) VSAM
12 7 (1.73%) N-Tier
12 7 (1.73%) PMI
13 5 (1.24%) Replication
14 4 (0.99%) Social Media
15 3 (0.74%) Data Centre
15 3 (0.74%) CMDB
16 2 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 41 (10.15%) UNIX
2 38 (9.41%) Windows
3 8 (1.98%) Android
3 8 (1.98%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.49%) Windows Phone
4 6 (1.49%) Linux
5 5 (1.24%) Windows XP
5 5 (1.24%) Windows Vista
6 3 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) Debian
8 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (42.82%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (20.54%) SDLC
3 77 (19.06%) Software Testing
4 75 (18.56%) Scrum
5 72 (17.82%) Automated Testing
6 59 (14.60%) Test Scripting
7 53 (13.12%) E-Commerce
8 51 (12.62%) TDD
9 47 (11.63%) Test Automation
10 46 (11.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 43 (10.64%) Project Management
12 42 (10.40%) Continuous Improvement
13 41 (10.15%) BDD
14 38 (9.41%) Manual Testing
15 36 (8.91%) Waterfall
16 34 (8.42%) Mentoring
17 31 (7.67%) Automation Testing
17 31 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
18 26 (6.44%) Performance Management
19 25 (6.19%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 130 (32.18%) Java
2 107 (26.49%) SQL
3 101 (25.00%) C#
4 30 (7.43%) JavaScript
5 13 (3.22%) C++
6 10 (2.48%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.23%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.98%) COBOL
9 7 (1.73%) Scala
10 6 (1.49%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.24%) C
12 3 (0.74%) PHP
13 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.25%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.25%) VB
14 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.25%) Python
14 1 (0.25%) Ruby
14 1 (0.25%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 61 (15.10%) Degree
2 53 (13.12%) ISEB
3 48 (11.88%) ISTQB
4 34 (8.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (3.22%) PMI Certification
6 11 (2.72%) PMP
7 4 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.50%) MBA
8 2 (0.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.50%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.48%) P3O
2 5 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.99%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.50%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.50%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.25%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 76 (18.81%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.70%) Oracle
3 9 (2.23%) IBM
4 6 (1.49%) SAP
4 6 (1.49%) Google
5 5 (1.24%) HP
5 5 (1.24%) Pegasus
6 4 (0.99%) Apple
7 3 (0.74%) Remedy
7 3 (0.74%) New Relic
8 2 (0.50%) F5
8 2 (0.50%) Tableau
8 2 (0.50%) Blue Coat
8 2 (0.50%) Sage
8 2 (0.50%) Citrix
8 2 (0.50%) Juniper
8 2 (0.50%) Cognos
8 2 (0.50%) Cisco
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe
9 1 (0.25%) JD Edwards
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £37000 per annum + bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
Posted: 20 hours ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To £65,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: Standard
Posted: 23 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bonus, pension, health, etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
PCR
Salary: £300 - £400 per day + likely extensions
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus + Pension + Private Healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Point Solutions
Posted: 8 days ago
Northamptonshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Depending on experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
University of Nottingham
Salary: £28,695 - 37,394 per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago