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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 52 40
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 8 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 6.43% 1.76% 5.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 69.23% 16.67% 67.74%
Number of salaries quoted 18 7 18
Average salary £34,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,000 £28,050
10% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
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
39 48 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 9.29% 10.55% 8.27%
Number of salaries quoted 26 47 27
Average salary £34,500 £42,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.82% +11.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,300 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 September 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Leicester

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 16 (39.02%) E-Commerce
2 15 (36.59%) Change Management
3 14 (34.15%) .NET
4 13 (31.71%) Configuration Management
5 12 (29.27%) Finance
6 11 (26.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (21.95%) Test Scripting
7 9 (21.95%) Selenium
7 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (21.95%) Java
7 9 (21.95%) Internet
7 9 (21.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (19.51%) SQL
8 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
9 7 (17.07%) Service Delivery
9 7 (17.07%) C#
9 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
9 7 (17.07%) Retail
9 7 (17.07%) SDLC
10 6 (14.63%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (14.63%) Performance Analysis
10 6 (14.63%) DevOps
10 6 (14.63%) Change Control
10 6 (14.63%) Business Development
10 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
10 6 (14.63%) ISTQB
10 6 (14.63%) Performance Management
10 6 (14.63%) Release Management
10 6 (14.63%) OWASP
10 6 (14.63%) HP UFT

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) SaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (7.32%) OLAP
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (7.32%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Selenium
2 6 (14.63%) HP UFT
3 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (7.32%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
4 3 (7.32%) NUnit
4 3 (7.32%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.88%) JIRA
6 1 (2.44%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.44%) Behat
6 1 (2.44%) FogBugz
6 1 (2.44%) Ranorex
6 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Retail
3 5 (12.20%) Marketing
4 3 (7.32%) Legal
5 2 (4.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Test Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Configuration Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Senior Configuration Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Software Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Software Configuration Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Configuration Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Software Asset Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Web Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Web Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Web Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Head of Development
6 3 (7.32%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Graduate
7 2 (4.88%) QA Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) .NET
2 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.88%) RESTful
4 2 (4.88%) Web Services
4 2 (4.88%) XML
5 1 (2.44%) WPF
5 1 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.76%) CMDB
2 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.32%) iPad
4 1 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) E-Commerce
2 15 (36.59%) Change Management
3 13 (31.71%) Configuration Management
4 11 (26.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (21.95%) Test Scripting
5 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (21.95%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (17.07%) SDLC
6 7 (17.07%) Service Delivery
7 6 (14.63%) Quality Management
7 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Business Development
7 6 (14.63%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Performance Analysis
7 6 (14.63%) DevOps
7 6 (14.63%) Change Control
7 6 (14.63%) Performance Management
7 6 (14.63%) Release Management
7 6 (14.63%) OWASP
8 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) Java
2 8 (19.51%) SQL
3 7 (17.07%) C#
4 2 (4.88%) C++
4 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.76%) Degree
3 3 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) SAP
3 4 (9.76%) Remedy
4 2 (4.88%) Cognos
4 2 (4.88%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) Telerik
5 1 (2.44%) Google