The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 36 43
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 42 20 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 10.27% 4.88% 1.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.15% 45.45% 14.89%
Number of salaries quoted 40 17 7
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -6.09%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
71 44 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 17.36% 10.73% 12.84%
Number of salaries quoted 66 36 44
Median salary £42,250 £38,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.18% -24.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,900 £39,200
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £53,200
UK excluding London median salary £44,619 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +6.02%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

The demand trend of job ads across the Leicester region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Leicester

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leicester region with a requirement for QA.

1 44 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.71%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (32.26%) Java
4 18 (29.03%) Selenium
5 17 (27.42%) Scrum
6 15 (24.19%) C#
6 15 (24.19%) Mobile App
7 14 (22.58%) Quality Management
8 13 (20.97%) .NET
8 13 (20.97%) Waterfall
9 12 (19.35%) MySQL
9 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
10 11 (17.74%) Retail
11 10 (16.13%) Software Engineering
11 10 (16.13%) Objective-C
11 10 (16.13%) Apple iOS
11 10 (16.13%) Apple Swift
12 9 (14.52%) Technical Analysis
12 9 (14.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (14.52%) User Experience
12 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
12 9 (14.52%) Test Scripting
12 9 (14.52%) Kanban
12 9 (14.52%) Test Automation
13 8 (12.90%) Android
13 8 (12.90%) Release Management
13 8 (12.90%) JIRA
13 8 (12.90%) OOD
13 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET

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Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (12.90%) CMS
2 5 (8.06%) Alfresco
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) SAP ERP
2 2 (3.23%) Magento
2 2 (3.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (3.23%) SAP hybris
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.35%) MySQL
1 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.61%) OLTP
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (29.03%) Selenium
2 8 (12.90%) JIRA
3 6 (9.68%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.06%) Calabash
5 3 (4.84%) Capybara
5 3 (4.84%) Protractor
5 3 (4.84%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.23%) QUnit
7 1 (1.61%) Appium
7 1 (1.61%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.61%) NUnit
7 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (17.74%) Retail
2 5 (8.06%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Analyst
2 16 (25.81%) Developer
3 9 (14.52%) Systems Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) QA Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) QA Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Tester
6 6 (9.68%) Applications Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Mobile Developer
6 6 (9.68%) QA Test Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Test Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Android Developer
7 5 (8.06%) iOS Developer
7 5 (8.06%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Mobile Web Applications Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Test Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Web Applications Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Administrator
8 4 (6.45%) Quality Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.97%) .NET
2 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET
2 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (9.68%) REST
4 4 (6.45%) HTML
5 3 (4.84%) Spring Boot
5 3 (4.84%) XML
6 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.23%) Backbone.js
6 2 (3.23%) CSS
6 2 (3.23%) CSS3
6 2 (3.23%) Ember.js
6 2 (3.23%) HTML5
6 2 (3.23%) JSON
6 2 (3.23%) Node.js
6 2 (3.23%) React
Miscellaneous
1 24 (38.71%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (24.19%) Mobile App
3 9 (14.52%) User Experience
4 7 (11.29%) Management Information System
5 5 (8.06%) Data Structures
6 4 (6.45%) Mainframe
7 2 (3.23%) Clustering
7 2 (3.23%) Replication
7 2 (3.23%) Social Media
8 1 (1.61%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) Apple iOS
2 8 (12.90%) Android
3 4 (6.45%) Linux
3 4 (6.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.42%) Scrum
3 14 (22.58%) Quality Management
4 13 (20.97%) Waterfall
5 10 (16.13%) Software Engineering
6 9 (14.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (14.52%) Kanban
6 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (14.52%) Technical Analysis
6 9 (14.52%) Test Automation
6 9 (14.52%) Test Scripting
7 8 (12.90%) MVC
7 8 (12.90%) OOD
7 8 (12.90%) Release Management
8 7 (11.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (11.29%) Integration Testing
8 7 (11.29%) OOP
8 7 (11.29%) Performance Testing
9 6 (9.68%) Change Management
9 6 (9.68%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.26%) Java
2 15 (24.19%) C#
3 10 (16.13%) Apple Swift
3 10 (16.13%) Objective-C
4 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.06%) Scala
5 5 (8.06%) SQL
6 3 (4.84%) Python
7 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) SAP
2 4 (6.45%) HP
3 2 (3.23%) hybris
3 2 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft