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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 64 61
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 16 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.73% 2.85% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.48% 33.33% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 1
Average salary £37,500 £41,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.53% +54.71%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 48 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 15.10% 8.54% 5.41%
Number of salaries quoted 48 41 21
Average salary £46,250 £41,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.80% +51.85%
UK excluding London average salary £42,275 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -

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 27 February 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 11 (73.33%) .NET
2 10 (66.67%) Java
3 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (46.67%) Change Management
5 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
5 6 (40.00%) C#
5 6 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (40.00%) Business Development
5 6 (40.00%) Performance Management
5 6 (40.00%) OWASP
5 6 (40.00%) DevOps
6 5 (33.33%) Release Management
7 4 (26.67%) Quality Management
7 4 (26.67%) Scrum
7 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (20.00%) Selenium
8 3 (20.00%) ISEB
8 3 (20.00%) SQL
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
9 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (13.33%) OOP
9 2 (13.33%) OOD
9 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 2 (13.33%) MVC
9 2 (13.33%) TDD
9 2 (13.33%) Objective-C

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (13.33%) Ranorex
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
3 1 (6.67%) TestComplete
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Configuration Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Automated Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Web Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Android
1 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Change Management
3 6 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (40.00%) Business Development
3 6 (40.00%) Performance Management
3 6 (40.00%) OWASP
3 6 (40.00%) DevOps
4 5 (33.33%) Release Management
5 4 (26.67%) Quality Management
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (13.33%) Android Development
7 2 (13.33%) iOS Development
7 2 (13.33%) Kanban
7 2 (13.33%) V-Model
7 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 2 (13.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Objective-C
5 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft