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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 43 63
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 19 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.93% 5.12% 0.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.65% 57.58% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8 16 2
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £27,750 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £40,000 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
51 33 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 10.94% 8.89% 9.96%
Number of salaries quoted 50 28 22
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 28 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Leicester

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
1 7 (25.93%) C#
1 7 (25.93%) HTML
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
1 7 (25.93%) XML
1 7 (25.93%) Ajax
1 7 (25.93%) jQuery
2 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 6 (22.22%) MVC
2 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Logistics
3 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
3 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Time Management
4 4 (14.81%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) ISEB
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) Web Services
5 3 (11.11%) Retail
5 3 (11.11%) UML
5 3 (11.11%) OO
5 3 (11.11%) Web Usability
5 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Selenium
6 2 (7.41%) WPF
6 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
6 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) Apache
1 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Unified Communications
1 2 (7.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Selenium
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
2 2 (7.41%) Toad
2 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (11.11%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.70%) Automotive
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Publishing
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Test Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) QA Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
6 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 3 (11.11%) QA Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Junior Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Tester
6 3 (11.11%) Junior
6 3 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 3 (11.11%) QA Leader
6 3 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Web Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Web Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Junior Software Tester
7 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) HTML
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
1 7 (25.93%) XML
1 7 (25.93%) Ajax
1 7 (25.93%) jQuery
2 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
3 4 (14.81%) Web Services
4 2 (7.41%) WPF
4 2 (7.41%) JSON
4 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (7.41%) HTML5
4 2 (7.41%) REST
4 2 (7.41%) CSS3
4 2 (7.41%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (7.41%) CSS
4 2 (7.41%) SOAP
4 2 (7.41%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
1 2 (7.41%) Solaris
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
1 6 (22.22%) MVC
1 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
2 5 (18.52%) Logistics
2 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
2 5 (18.52%) Time Management
3 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) UML
4 3 (11.11%) OO
4 3 (11.11%) Web Usability
4 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Release Management
5 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
5 2 (7.41%) CRM
5 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Scrum
6 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
1 7 (25.93%) C#
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.41%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) VBScript
4 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.70%) HNC
3 1 (3.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) JBoss
2 2 (7.41%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) SAP