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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 53 51
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 19 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 3.00% 3.35% 3.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.64% 29.69% 29.79%
Number of salaries quoted 12 19 12
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £24,500 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £40,500 £42,050
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
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
55 64 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 12.70% 11.29% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 38 53 41
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Salary Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Leicester

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 10 (47.62%) Change Management
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) .NET
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 8 (38.10%) SQL
3 8 (38.10%) Finance
4 6 (28.57%) Scrum
5 5 (23.81%) Retail
5 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
5 5 (23.81%) Selenium
5 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
5 5 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (23.81%) SDLC
6 4 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (19.05%) ETL
6 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
6 4 (19.05%) Java
6 4 (19.05%) Marketing
6 4 (19.05%) TDD
6 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
6 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 3 (14.29%) Legal
7 3 (14.29%) Project Management
7 3 (14.29%) ISEB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) SaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (9.52%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (9.52%) OLAP
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Selenium
2 3 (14.29%) Ranorex
3 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.52%) TestComplete
3 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.76%) FogBugz
4 1 (4.76%) FitNesse
4 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Retail
3 4 (19.05%) Marketing
4 3 (14.29%) Legal
5 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Business Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Head of Development
5 2 (9.52%) Graduate Web Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Graduate
5 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Graduate Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Web Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Web Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Web Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.76%) WPF
3 1 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Change Management
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Scrum
3 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
3 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
3 5 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (23.81%) SDLC
4 4 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (19.05%) ETL
4 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (19.05%) TDD
4 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
4 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 3 (14.29%) Project Management
5 3 (14.29%) Quality Management
5 3 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C#
2 8 (38.10%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Cognos
3 1 (4.76%) Google