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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 62 52
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 32 20 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 4.69% 2.35% 4.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.48% 23.81% 48.53%
Number of salaries quoted 25 15 28
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £18,900 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -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
66 84 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 9.68% 9.87% 9.86%
Number of salaries quoted 45 74 57
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £16,100 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £50,000 £57,500
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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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 +22 26 £34,000 +13.33%
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (41.67%) E-Commerce
2 16 (33.33%) .NET
3 15 (31.25%) Change Management
4 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
5 12 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 12 (25.00%) Finance
5 12 (25.00%) SQL
5 12 (25.00%) Retail
6 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (22.92%) Java
6 11 (22.92%) C#
6 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
6 11 (22.92%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (20.83%) DevOps
7 10 (20.83%) MS Excel
7 10 (20.83%) Internet
7 10 (20.83%) Performance Management
8 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 9 (18.75%) Selenium
8 9 (18.75%) Release Management
9 8 (16.67%) SDLC
10 7 (14.58%) Computer Science
10 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
10 7 (14.58%) Service Delivery
11 6 (12.50%) Degree
11 6 (12.50%) Marketing
11 6 (12.50%) Business Development
11 6 (12.50%) Quality Management
11 6 (12.50%) Management Information System

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (20.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.17%) Sage 200
2 2 (4.17%) Sage CRM
3 1 (2.08%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) SaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (6.25%) OLAP
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.25%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Selenium
2 6 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.25%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.25%) NUnit
4 3 (6.25%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.17%) JIRA
6 1 (2.08%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.08%) Behat
6 1 (2.08%) FogBugz
6 1 (2.08%) Ranorex
6 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
1 12 (25.00%) Retail
2 6 (12.50%) Marketing
3 3 (6.25%) Legal
4 2 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Configuration Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Test Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Configuration Manager
5 6 (12.50%) Senior Configuration Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Software Manager
6 4 (8.33%) Release Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Release Manager
6 4 (8.33%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Graduate
7 3 (6.25%) Software Configuration Manager
7 3 (6.25%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Graduate Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Graduate Web Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Web Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Web Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (6.25%) HTML5
4 3 (6.25%) WPF
4 3 (6.25%) RESTful
4 3 (6.25%) HTML
5 2 (4.17%) WCF
5 2 (4.17%) Web Services
5 2 (4.17%) XML
5 2 (4.17%) Silverlight
6 1 (2.08%) CSS3
6 1 (2.08%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (2.08%) Apache Camel
6 1 (2.08%) Spring
6 1 (2.08%) CSS
6 1 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 6 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.25%) CMDB
4 2 (4.17%) iPad
5 1 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Ontologies
5 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Linux
1 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
1 1 (2.08%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) E-Commerce
2 15 (31.25%) Change Management
3 12 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (22.92%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (20.83%) Performance Management
5 10 (20.83%) DevOps
6 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 9 (18.75%) Release Management
7 8 (16.67%) SDLC
8 7 (14.58%) Service Delivery
8 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Business Development
9 6 (12.50%) Quality Management
9 6 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 6 (12.50%) OWASP
9 6 (12.50%) Change Control
10 5 (10.42%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) SQL
2 11 (22.92%) C#
2 11 (22.92%) Java
3 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.17%) C++
4 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Degree
2 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) SAP
3 3 (6.25%) Remedy
4 2 (4.17%) Cognos
4 2 (4.17%) Sage
5 1 (2.08%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) VMware
5 1 (2.08%) Telerik
5 1 (2.08%) Google