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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 24 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.29% 2.58% 3.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.39% 23.76% 22.64%
Number of salaries quoted 14 24 21
Average salary £40,000 £31,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,550 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £97,500 £45,000 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
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
92 101 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 13.14% 10.84% 15.10%
Number of salaries quoted 60 79 89
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £19,025 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Leicester +8 14 £40,000 +33.33%
Loughborough +2 2 £43,750 +36.71%
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 24 (58.54%) SQL Server
2 22 (53.66%) SQL
3 19 (46.34%) .NET
4 17 (41.46%) Degree
5 15 (36.59%) C#
6 13 (31.71%) Java
6 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (31.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (24.39%) Change Management
8 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
9 9 (21.95%) TDD
9 9 (21.95%) Software Testing
9 9 (21.95%) Line Management
9 9 (21.95%) Coaching
10 8 (19.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (19.51%) Finance
11 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
11 7 (17.07%) Manual Testing
11 7 (17.07%) Automated Testing
11 7 (17.07%) WPF
12 6 (14.63%) Silverlight
12 6 (14.63%) Dynamics CRM
12 6 (14.63%) WCF
12 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (14.63%) HTML5
12 6 (14.63%) CRM
12 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
12 6 (14.63%) HTML
12 6 (14.63%) SharePoint

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (14.63%) Sage 200
1 6 (14.63%) Sage CRM
2 2 (4.88%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) SaaS
2 2 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.44%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (58.54%) SQL Server
2 13 (31.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) OLAP
5 2 (4.88%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Selenium
2 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.32%) Ranorex
4 2 (4.88%) TestComplete
4 2 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.44%) FogBugz
5 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.44%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Retail
3 4 (9.76%) Marketing
4 3 (7.32%) Legal
5 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 10 (24.39%) Team Leader
3 9 (21.95%) .NET Team Leader
4 8 (19.51%) Java Team Leader
4 8 (19.51%) Development Team Leader
5 7 (17.07%) Tester
6 6 (14.63%) Software Tester
7 5 (12.20%) QA Manager
7 5 (12.20%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Business Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Developer
9 3 (7.32%) Architect
9 3 (7.32%) Head of Development
9 3 (7.32%) CRM Architect
10 2 (4.88%) Graduate Developer
10 2 (4.88%) QA Analyst
10 2 (4.88%) Senior QA Manager
10 2 (4.88%) Senior QA Tester
10 2 (4.88%) Senior Software Tester
10 2 (4.88%) Graduate Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (46.34%) .NET
2 7 (17.07%) WPF
3 6 (14.63%) Silverlight
3 6 (14.63%) WCF
3 6 (14.63%) HTML5
3 6 (14.63%) HTML
4 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.88%) COM
5 1 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (24.39%) Change Management
3 9 (21.95%) TDD
3 9 (21.95%) Software Testing
3 9 (21.95%) Line Management
3 9 (21.95%) Coaching
4 8 (19.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (17.07%) Manual Testing
5 7 (17.07%) Automated Testing
6 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (14.63%) CRM
6 6 (14.63%) Scrum
6 6 (14.63%) Mentoring
6 6 (14.63%) SDLC
7 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
7 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
8 4 (9.76%) Data Analysis
8 4 (9.76%) ETL
8 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) SQL
2 15 (36.59%) C#
3 13 (31.71%) Java
4 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (41.46%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Sage
3 2 (4.88%) Pegasus
3 2 (4.88%) Cognos
4 1 (2.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Google
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