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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 48 72
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +24
Permanent jobs citing QA 24 35 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.76% 4.90% 2.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.53% 47.95% 26.39%
Number of salaries quoted 19 28 15
Average salary £30,000 £36,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.24% +11.53%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
94 73 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 10.83% 10.21% 8.72%
Number of salaries quoted 79 57 39
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £46,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -4 13 £30,000 -7.69%
Hinckley +7 2 £16,500 -56.57%
Loughborough - 1 £30,000 -
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 13 (28.26%) MVC
1 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
1 13 (28.26%) .NET
2 11 (23.91%) C#
2 11 (23.91%) HTML
2 11 (23.91%) ASP.NET
3 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 9 (19.57%) SQL
5 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
5 8 (17.39%) XML
5 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
6 7 (15.22%) Ajax
6 7 (15.22%) jQuery
6 7 (15.22%) ISEB
7 6 (13.04%) Quality Management
7 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
7 6 (13.04%) CSS
7 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (13.04%) Software Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
8 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Selenium
8 5 (10.87%) Logistics
8 5 (10.87%) Time Management
8 5 (10.87%) Web Usability
8 5 (10.87%) Web Services
9 4 (8.70%) Tivoli
9 4 (8.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (8.70%) Shell Script

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.35%) Apache
2 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Office
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) VoIP
1 2 (4.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) DB2
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Selenium
2 3 (6.52%) JIRA
3 2 (4.35%) Mocha
3 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.35%) Toad
4 1 (2.17%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.17%) Subversion
4 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (6.52%) Advertising
1 3 (6.52%) Retail
2 2 (4.35%) Publishing
2 2 (4.35%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.17%) Automotive
3 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Analyst
2 13 (28.26%) Developer
3 12 (26.09%) Test Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Tester
4 7 (15.22%) C# Developer
5 6 (13.04%) QA Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (10.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Test Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) Software Tester
6 5 (10.87%) .NET Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Applications Support
7 4 (8.70%) Applications Support Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) QA Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Lead Test Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Junior Tester
8 3 (6.52%) Test Leader
8 3 (6.52%) Junior
8 3 (6.52%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.26%) .NET
2 11 (23.91%) ASP.NET
2 11 (23.91%) HTML
3 8 (17.39%) XML
4 7 (15.22%) Ajax
4 7 (15.22%) jQuery
5 6 (13.04%) CSS
6 5 (10.87%) Web Services
7 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
7 3 (6.52%) HTML5
8 2 (4.35%) REST
8 2 (4.35%) CSS3
8 2 (4.35%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
8 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (4.35%) JSON
8 2 (4.35%) WPF
8 2 (4.35%) WinForms
8 2 (4.35%) SOAP
8 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) AIX
1 4 (8.70%) UNIX
2 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Solaris
2 2 (4.35%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Android
2 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) MVC
2 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
3 6 (13.04%) Software Testing
3 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.04%) Quality Management
3 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
4 5 (10.87%) Logistics
4 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
4 5 (10.87%) Time Management
4 5 (10.87%) Web Usability
4 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.70%) ITIL
5 4 (8.70%) OO
6 3 (6.52%) UML
6 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.52%) OOD
6 3 (6.52%) Test Strategy
6 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.52%) System Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
2 11 (23.91%) C#
3 9 (19.57%) SQL
4 4 (8.70%) Java
4 4 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.70%) Korn
5 2 (4.35%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.17%) VBScript
6 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) ISEB
2 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.52%) Degree
4 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.17%) HNC
5 1 (2.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Tivoli
1 4 (8.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) IBM
3 3 (6.52%) HP
4 2 (4.35%) VMware
4 2 (4.35%) JBoss
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle
5 1 (2.17%) SAP
Leicestershire
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