The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Leicester region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 47 65
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 3.63% 4.04% 1.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.40% 38.46% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 19 11 5
Average salary £25,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
73 39 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 13.25% 10.51% 8.47%
Number of salaries quoted 65 30 17
Average salary £39,500 £38,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.94% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £28,700 £29,025
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £48,000 £51,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Leicestershire

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 25 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Leicester

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
1 9 (31.03%) C#
1 9 (31.03%) HTML
1 9 (31.03%) .NET
1 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
1 9 (31.03%) XML
1 9 (31.03%) Ajax
1 9 (31.03%) jQuery
2 8 (27.59%) MVC
3 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) Web Services
4 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
4 5 (17.24%) Retail
4 5 (17.24%) Logistics
4 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Time Management
5 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (13.79%) HTML5
5 4 (13.79%) REST
5 4 (13.79%) CSS3
5 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
5 4 (13.79%) JSON
5 4 (13.79%) Release Management
5 4 (13.79%) CSS
5 4 (13.79%) SOAP
5 4 (13.79%) SQL
5 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.34%) ISEB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (6.90%) Apache
1 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) VoIP
1 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) MySQL
4 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.90%) Toad
3 1 (3.45%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (17.24%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.90%) Publishing
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Test Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Developer
3 6 (20.69%) .NET Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Test Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) QA Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Junior Tester
5 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Junior
5 3 (10.34%) QA Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Lead Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.90%) QA Leader
6 2 (6.90%) Junior Software Tester
6 2 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Web Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Web Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) HTML
1 9 (31.03%) .NET
1 9 (31.03%) XML
1 9 (31.03%) Ajax
1 9 (31.03%) jQuery
2 6 (20.69%) Web Services
3 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
4 4 (13.79%) CSS
4 4 (13.79%) SOAP
4 4 (13.79%) JSON
4 4 (13.79%) HTML5
4 4 (13.79%) REST
4 4 (13.79%) CSS3
5 2 (6.90%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (6.90%) WPF
5 2 (6.90%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Solaris
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) MVC
2 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.24%) Logistics
3 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Time Management
4 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Release Management
4 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.34%) UML
5 3 (10.34%) OO
5 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Web Usability
6 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) CRM
6 2 (6.90%) Scrum
7 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
1 9 (31.03%) C#
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.90%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) VBScript
4 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.45%) HNC
3 1 (3.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) VMware
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) JBoss