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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 51 60
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 26 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.27% 4.87% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.20% 41.94% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2 22 1
Average salary £35,000 £41,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.63% +54.71%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
61 62 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 15.48% 11.61% 5.04%
Number of salaries quoted 46 52 17
Average salary £50,000 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.95% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,700 £32,500 £26,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £52,450 £66,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 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 (71.43%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) Java
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (42.86%) Management Information System
4 6 (42.86%) Change Management
4 6 (42.86%) Business Development
4 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
4 6 (42.86%) Performance Management
4 6 (42.86%) OWASP
4 6 (42.86%) DevOps
5 5 (35.71%) Release Management
6 4 (28.57%) Quality Management
6 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (28.57%) C#
7 3 (21.43%) V-Model
7 3 (21.43%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (21.43%) ISEB
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 2 (14.29%) OOP
8 2 (14.29%) OOD
8 2 (14.29%) MVC
8 2 (14.29%) Scrum
8 2 (14.29%) Objective-C
8 2 (14.29%) Android Development
8 2 (14.29%) iOS Development
8 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
8 2 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Ranorex
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) FitNesse
1 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Configuration Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Web Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Tester
4 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Web Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Android
1 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Change Management
2 6 (42.86%) Business Development
2 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 6 (42.86%) Performance Management
2 6 (42.86%) OWASP
2 6 (42.86%) DevOps
3 5 (35.71%) Release Management
4 4 (28.57%) Quality Management
4 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (21.43%) V-Model
5 3 (21.43%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) OOP
6 2 (14.29%) OOD
6 2 (14.29%) MVC
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) Android Development
6 2 (14.29%) iOS Development
6 2 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) SAP