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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 27 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 2.34% 5.66% 2.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.50% 61.36% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 9 27 9
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
40 44 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 10.42% 9.22% 12.34%
Number of salaries quoted 40 40 32
Average salary £43,750 £40,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.02% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £33,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 31 October 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 (36.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (24.00%) DevOps
3 6 (24.00%) Business Development
3 6 (24.00%) Performance Management
3 6 (24.00%) OWASP
3 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (24.00%) Change Management
3 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Release Management
5 4 (16.00%) Logistics
5 4 (16.00%) Time Management
5 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.00%) ISEB
6 3 (12.00%) UML
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Web Usability
7 2 (8.00%) Android Development
7 2 (8.00%) iOS Development
7 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
7 2 (8.00%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (8.00%) Selenium
7 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 1 (4.00%) JBoss
1 1 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Toad
2 1 (4.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Configuration Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) QA Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Test Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Junior Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Junior Tester
5 3 (12.00%) QA Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Lead Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Junior
5 3 (12.00%) Developer
5 3 (12.00%) QA Leader
5 3 (12.00%) Test Leader
6 2 (8.00%) Junior Software Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Software Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) XML
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) Ajax
3 1 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) User Experience
4 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Android
1 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Solaris
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (24.00%) Change Management
1 6 (24.00%) Business Development
1 6 (24.00%) Performance Management
1 6 (24.00%) OWASP
1 6 (24.00%) DevOps
2 5 (20.00%) Release Management
2 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Logistics
3 4 (16.00%) Time Management
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.00%) UML
4 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Web Usability
5 2 (8.00%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (8.00%) Android Development
5 2 (8.00%) iOS Development
5 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.00%) VBScript
3 1 (4.00%) VB
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) VMware
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) SAP