The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 69 70
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 26 19 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 3.58% 2.07% 1.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.03% 22.89% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 11
Average salary £38,750 £39,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.89% -15.05%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
QA
East Midlands

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 Leicestershire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
118 83 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 16.25% 9.02% 10.17%
Number of salaries quoted 93 73 65
Average salary £44,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £30,300 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £46,500 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

QA
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Leicestershire region.

QA Salary Trend in Leicestershire

QA
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

QA
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Loughborough +4 9 £47,500 +38.68%
Leicester +22 8 £38,750 -3.12%
Lutterworth - 7 - -
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 25 (64.10%) .NET
2 20 (51.28%) SQL Server
3 19 (48.72%) C#
4 18 (46.15%) SQL
5 17 (43.59%) Java
5 17 (43.59%) Degree
6 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
8 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (23.08%) Line Management
8 9 (23.08%) Coaching
9 8 (20.51%) Software Testing
9 8 (20.51%) Release Management
9 8 (20.51%) Performance Management
9 8 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (20.51%) DevOps
10 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
10 7 (17.95%) TDD
10 7 (17.95%) Retail
10 7 (17.95%) WPF
11 6 (15.38%) HTML
11 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
11 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
11 6 (15.38%) CRM
11 6 (15.38%) E-Commerce
11 6 (15.38%) Sage
11 6 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (15.38%) WCF

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (15.38%) Sage 200
1 6 (15.38%) Sage CRM
2 2 (5.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (51.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Selenium
1 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.69%) Ranorex
3 2 (5.13%) TestComplete
3 2 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.56%) JIRA
4 1 (2.56%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (17.95%) Retail
2 2 (5.13%) Marketing
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Team Leader
2 9 (23.08%) .NET Team Leader
3 8 (20.51%) Development Team Leader
3 8 (20.51%) Java Team Leader
3 8 (20.51%) Configuration Engineer
4 7 (17.95%) Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) Tester
6 5 (12.82%) QA Manager
6 5 (12.82%) Software Tester
7 4 (10.26%) Release Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Senior Configuration Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) CRM Architect
8 3 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Architect
9 2 (5.13%) Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Graduate
9 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (64.10%) .NET
2 7 (17.95%) WPF
3 6 (15.38%) Silverlight
3 6 (15.38%) HTML5
3 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 6 (15.38%) HTML
3 6 (15.38%) WCF
4 2 (5.13%) COM
4 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.08%) Line Management
2 9 (23.08%) Coaching
3 8 (20.51%) DevOps
3 8 (20.51%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (20.51%) Performance Management
3 8 (20.51%) Software Testing
3 8 (20.51%) Release Management
4 7 (17.95%) TDD
5 6 (15.38%) CRM
5 6 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Change Management
7 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
7 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Business Development
7 4 (10.26%) Scrum
7 4 (10.26%) OWASP
8 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) C#
2 18 (46.15%) SQL
3 17 (43.59%) Java
4 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (43.59%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) Sage
3 2 (5.13%) Pegasus
4 1 (2.56%) VMware