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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 80 77
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 132 127 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.67% 3.53% 3.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.77% 41.64% 38.79%
Number of salaries quoted 114 109 93
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,650 £28,700 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
369 305 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.27% 8.48% 9.17%
Number of salaries quoted 279 247 223
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 26 November 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 26 November 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
Northamptonshire +24 48 £39,000 -28.11% 6
Nottinghamshire -16 42 £35,000 +2.94% 5
Leicestershire -3 18 £41,000 +1.23% 2
Derbyshire -2 14 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Lincolnshire +14 4 £40,000 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 113 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (24.83%) Degree
3 70 (24.48%) ISTQB
4 67 (23.43%) Software Testing
5 59 (20.63%) ISEB
6 54 (18.88%) Scrum
7 48 (16.78%) SQL
8 42 (14.69%) C#
9 40 (13.99%) Microsoft
10 39 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
11 38 (13.29%) Java
12 37 (12.94%) .NET
12 37 (12.94%) Automation Testing
12 37 (12.94%) Selenium
13 35 (12.24%) Finance
14 33 (11.54%) SQL Server
14 33 (11.54%) Project Management
15 29 (10.14%) Waterfall
16 28 (9.79%) Windows
16 28 (9.79%) Automated Testing
17 27 (9.44%) TDD
17 27 (9.44%) Management Information System
18 26 (9.09%) HTML
18 26 (9.09%) V-Model
19 24 (8.39%) Test Automation
19 24 (8.39%) Test Management
19 24 (8.39%) Continuous Improvement
19 24 (8.39%) XML
20 23 (8.04%) Manual Testing
21 22 (7.69%) Open Source

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 19 (6.64%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.80%) SharePoint Server
2 8 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (2.10%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.75%) CMS
5 4 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.70%) IIS
6 2 (0.70%) Apache
6 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.35%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.35%) Drupal
7 1 (0.35%) WordPress
7 1 (0.35%) JBoss
7 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.35%) SAS
7 1 (0.35%) CICS
7 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.80%) InfoPath
2 8 (2.80%) MS Office
3 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.70%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.70%) MS Project
5 1 (0.35%) Mingle
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.70%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) Siebel Analytics
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.35%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.40%) SaaS
2 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.35%) GitHub
3 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.34%) TCP/IP
2 17 (5.94%) VoIP
2 17 (5.94%) WAN
2 17 (5.94%) Wireshark
3 15 (5.24%) DHCP
3 15 (5.24%) RTP
3 15 (5.24%) H.323
3 15 (5.24%) VLAN
4 7 (2.45%) Intranet
5 4 (1.40%) Firewall
5 4 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (1.40%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.05%) Internet
6 3 (1.05%) LAN
7 2 (0.70%) HTTP
8 1 (0.35%) DNS
8 1 (0.35%) SSL
8 1 (0.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.75%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.75%) DB2
3 5 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.40%) MS Access
4 4 (1.40%) QlikView
5 3 (1.05%) MySQL
5 3 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.70%) OLAP
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.35%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.35%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.35%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 37 (12.94%) Selenium
2 19 (6.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (5.24%) FogBugz
3 15 (5.24%) Visual Studio
4 9 (3.15%) Ranorex
5 8 (2.80%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (2.45%) TestComplete
7 6 (2.10%) Firebug
7 6 (2.10%) Fiddler
8 5 (1.75%) NUnit
8 5 (1.75%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.75%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.40%) Jasmine
9 4 (1.40%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (1.40%) JIRA
10 3 (1.05%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.70%) FitNesse
11 2 (0.70%) Subversion
11 2 (0.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 35 (12.24%) Finance
2 22 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 20 (6.99%) Retail
4 14 (4.90%) Marketing
4 14 (4.90%) Law
5 9 (3.15%) Legal
6 5 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.75%) Electronics
6 5 (1.75%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.40%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.40%) Advertising
8 3 (1.05%) Games
9 2 (0.70%) Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Military
10 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 117 (40.91%) Analyst
2 69 (24.13%) Test Analyst
3 61 (21.33%) Tester
4 36 (12.59%) Software Tester
5 24 (8.39%) Developer
6 19 (6.64%) Business Analyst
7 17 (5.94%) Senior Tester
7 17 (5.94%) QA Analyst
8 14 (4.90%) QA Engineer
9 13 (4.55%) Test Manager
10 12 (4.20%) Software Test Analyst
10 12 (4.20%) Configuration Engineer
11 10 (3.50%) Test Leader
12 9 (3.15%) SharePoint Developer
12 9 (3.15%) QA Tester
12 9 (3.15%) Test Engineer
12 9 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (2.80%) Analyst Developer
14 7 (2.45%) Senior Test Analyst
14 7 (2.45%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.94%) .NET
2 26 (9.09%) HTML
3 24 (8.39%) XML
4 21 (7.34%) CSS
5 16 (5.59%) ASP.NET
6 14 (4.90%) Ajax
7 13 (4.55%) jQuery
8 12 (4.20%) HTML5
9 8 (2.80%) RESTful
10 7 (2.45%) Web Services
10 7 (2.45%) Gherkin
11 6 (2.10%) .NET Framework
11 6 (2.10%) XHTML
11 6 (2.10%) REST
12 5 (1.75%) XSLT
12 5 (1.75%) WCF
13 4 (1.40%) WPF
13 4 (1.40%) Silverlight
13 4 (1.40%) JSON
14 3 (1.05%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (9.44%) Management Information System
3 22 (7.69%) Open Source
4 16 (5.59%) Computer Science
5 13 (4.55%) NHS
6 8 (2.80%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.80%) User Experience
7 7 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.10%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (1.05%) PMI
10 3 (1.05%) Social Media
10 3 (1.05%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.05%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.70%) Statistics
11 2 (0.70%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.35%) HACMP
12 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.35%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.79%) Windows
2 16 (5.59%) UNIX
3 8 (2.80%) Android
4 6 (2.10%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.75%) Linux
6 4 (1.40%) AIX
7 3 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.35%) Solaris
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.35%) zOS
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (23.43%) Software Testing
3 54 (18.88%) Scrum
4 37 (12.94%) Automation Testing
5 33 (11.54%) Project Management
6 29 (10.14%) Waterfall
7 28 (9.79%) Automated Testing
8 27 (9.44%) TDD
9 26 (9.09%) V-Model
10 24 (8.39%) Test Automation
10 24 (8.39%) Continuous Improvement
10 24 (8.39%) Test Management
11 23 (8.04%) Manual Testing
12 21 (7.34%) E-Commerce
13 20 (6.99%) Software Engineering
14 19 (6.64%) RAD
15 18 (6.29%) Risk Analysis
16 17 (5.94%) User Acceptance Testing
17 16 (5.59%) Performance Management
17 16 (5.59%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 48 (16.78%) SQL
2 42 (14.69%) C#
3 38 (13.29%) Java
4 22 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 17 (5.94%) C++
6 12 (4.20%) Perl
7 10 (3.50%) VBScript
8 9 (3.15%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.45%) Ruby
10 5 (1.75%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.75%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.40%) C
11 4 (1.40%) VB
11 4 (1.40%) Korn
11 4 (1.40%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.05%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.70%) Python
13 2 (0.70%) XPath
14 1 (0.35%) R
14 1 (0.35%) JCL
Qualifications
1 71 (24.83%) Degree
2 70 (24.48%) ISTQB
3 59 (20.63%) ISEB
4 15 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (5.24%) MCSE
4 15 (5.24%) CCNA
4 15 (5.24%) MCITP
5 9 (3.15%) Chartered Engineer
6 8 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.05%) PMP
7 3 (1.05%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.05%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.70%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.35%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.35%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.75%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.40%) SLA
4 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.35%) TickIT
5 1 (0.35%) P3O
System Software
1 16 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.24%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.40%) Firmware
4 1 (0.35%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (3.15%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.75%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (13.99%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.94%) VMware
3 16 (5.59%) Avaya
4 15 (5.24%) Cisco
5 12 (4.20%) IBM
6 8 (2.80%) SAP
7 6 (2.10%) Cognos
8 5 (1.75%) Oracle
8 5 (1.75%) HP
9 4 (1.40%) EMC
9 4 (1.40%) Atmel
10 3 (1.05%) Adobe
11 2 (0.70%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.70%) Informatica
11 2 (0.70%) Pegasus
11 2 (0.70%) Tableau
11 2 (0.70%) Sage
11 2 (0.70%) Verint
12 1 (0.35%) Twitter
12 1 (0.35%) Talend
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Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £16,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Northamptonshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Momentum Resourcing
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + full bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester
Ascent People
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham
Innotech Resourcing
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby
Ascent People
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Northampton
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: 15 days ago
Chesterfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Northamptonshire
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus & Package
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