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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 48 65
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 36 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.53% 4.95% 2.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.97% 66.67% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 17 33 18
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,800 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £40,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
77 54 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 9.73% 7.42% 11.35%
Number of salaries quoted 68 49 60
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £29,550 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014. 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 -3 8 £41,000 +7.89% 2
Loughborough - 2 £30,000 -
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 18 (33.96%) .NET
2 17 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (30.19%) C#
4 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
5 14 (26.42%) MVC
5 14 (26.42%) JavaScript
6 13 (24.53%) HTML
6 13 (24.53%) ASP.NET
7 11 (20.75%) SQL
8 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
8 10 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (16.98%) Java
9 9 (16.98%) ISEB
10 8 (15.09%) XML
10 8 (15.09%) Automated Testing
11 7 (13.21%) Ajax
11 7 (13.21%) Release Management
11 7 (13.21%) jQuery
11 7 (13.21%) Regression Testing
12 6 (11.32%) Quality Management
12 6 (11.32%) CSS
12 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
12 6 (11.32%) Retail
12 6 (11.32%) Software Testing
12 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
12 6 (11.32%) DevOps
12 6 (11.32%) Performance Management
12 6 (11.32%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (9.43%) HTML5
13 5 (9.43%) Time Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 4 (7.55%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (7.55%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.77%) Apache
2 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.77%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) VoIP
1 2 (3.77%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) DB2
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.77%) MySQL
4 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Selenium
2 3 (5.66%) JIRA
3 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.77%) Toad
4 1 (1.89%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.89%) Subversion
4 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.89%) Mocha
General
1 6 (11.32%) Retail
2 3 (5.66%) Advertising
3 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.89%) Automotive
4 1 (1.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Analyst
2 15 (28.30%) Developer
3 12 (22.64%) Test Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) C# Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Tester
5 6 (11.32%) QA Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) QA Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Configuration Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (9.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (9.43%) .NET Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Test Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Applications Support
7 4 (7.55%) Applications Support Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Software Tester
7 4 (7.55%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Mobile Developer
8 3 (5.66%) QA Leader
8 3 (5.66%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.96%) .NET
2 13 (24.53%) ASP.NET
2 13 (24.53%) HTML
3 8 (15.09%) XML
4 7 (13.21%) Ajax
4 7 (13.21%) jQuery
5 6 (11.32%) CSS
6 5 (9.43%) Web Services
6 5 (9.43%) HTML5
7 4 (7.55%) WPF
8 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
9 2 (3.77%) JSON
9 2 (3.77%) WCF
9 2 (3.77%) Silverlight
9 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (3.77%) WinForms
9 2 (3.77%) SOAP
9 2 (3.77%) REST
9 2 (3.77%) CSS3
9 2 (3.77%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.55%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.66%) User Experience
3 3 (5.66%) Data Structures
3 3 (5.66%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) UNIX
1 4 (7.55%) AIX
1 4 (7.55%) Android
1 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.77%) Solaris
2 2 (3.77%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.42%) MVC
3 8 (15.09%) Automated Testing
4 7 (13.21%) Release Management
4 7 (13.21%) Regression Testing
5 6 (11.32%) Quality Management
5 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
5 6 (11.32%) Software Testing
5 6 (11.32%) Performance Management
5 6 (11.32%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (11.32%) DevOps
6 5 (9.43%) Web Usability
6 5 (9.43%) Logistics
6 5 (9.43%) Unit Testing
6 5 (9.43%) Time Management
6 5 (9.43%) OOD
7 4 (7.55%) ITIL
7 4 (7.55%) OOP
7 4 (7.55%) OO
7 4 (7.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) C#
2 14 (26.42%) JavaScript
3 11 (20.75%) SQL
4 9 (16.98%) Java
5 4 (7.55%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.55%) Objective-C
5 4 (7.55%) Korn
6 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.89%) VBScript
7 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) ISEB
2 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.43%) Degree
4 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.89%) HNC
5 1 (1.89%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Tivoli
1 4 (7.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) IBM
3 3 (5.66%) HP
4 2 (3.77%) Sage
4 2 (3.77%) VMware
4 2 (3.77%) JBoss
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle
5 1 (1.89%) SAP
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