The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 42 57
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 23 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.68% 5.88% 1.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.28% 79.31% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 6 21 5
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -45.83%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
Leicestershire

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 Leicester region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
43 29 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 10.34% 7.42% 10.50%
Number of salaries quoted 42 27 25
Average salary £41,750 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.86% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,750 £55,500 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

QA
Salary Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Leicester region.

QA Salary Trend in Leicester

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 9 (31.03%) .NET
2 7 (24.14%) C#
2 7 (24.14%) HTML
2 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
2 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (24.14%) XML
2 7 (24.14%) MVC
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (24.14%) Ajax
2 7 (24.14%) jQuery
2 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
3 6 (20.69%) Automated Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Java
4 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
4 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.24%) Logistics
4 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Time Management
5 4 (13.79%) SQL
5 4 (13.79%) Web Services
5 4 (13.79%) ISEB
5 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.34%) UML
6 3 (10.34%) OO
6 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
6 3 (10.34%) Retail
6 3 (10.34%) Selenium
6 3 (10.34%) Release Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 2 (6.90%) Apache
1 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) VoIP
1 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.90%) Toad
3 1 (3.45%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (10.34%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Test Analyst
3 8 (27.59%) Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Test Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) QA Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) .NET Developer
6 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Junior Tester
6 3 (10.34%) Tester
6 3 (10.34%) Junior
6 3 (10.34%) QA Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Lead Test Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Test Leader
6 3 (10.34%) Junior Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) QA Leader
7 2 (6.90%) Junior Software Tester
7 2 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Web Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Configuration Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) .NET
2 7 (24.14%) HTML
2 7 (24.14%) XML
2 7 (24.14%) jQuery
2 7 (24.14%) Ajax
3 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
4 4 (13.79%) Web Services
5 2 (6.90%) WinForms
5 2 (6.90%) CSS
5 2 (6.90%) SOAP
5 2 (6.90%) JSON
5 2 (6.90%) WPF
5 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (6.90%) HTML5
5 2 (6.90%) REST
5 2 (6.90%) CSS3
5 2 (6.90%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Open Source
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Solaris
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) MVC
1 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) Regression Testing
2 6 (20.69%) Automated Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Logistics
3 5 (17.24%) Time Management
4 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Release Management
5 3 (10.34%) UML
5 3 (10.34%) OO
5 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.34%) Web Usability
6 2 (6.90%) DevOps
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.90%) OWASP
6 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.90%) CRM
6 2 (6.90%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
1 7 (24.14%) C#
2 5 (17.24%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.45%) VBScript
5 1 (3.45%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.45%) HNC
3 1 (3.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) VMware
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) JBoss
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
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