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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 37 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.61% 4.61% 2.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.81% 54.41% 21.92%
Number of salaries quoted 20 36 15
Average salary £40,500 £38,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.57% -27.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £40,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +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
84 68 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 10.95% 8.48% 11.72%
Number of salaries quoted 70 64 62
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
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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 -1 9 £41,000 +2.50%
Loughborough +3 1 £30,000 +9.09%
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 15 (30.61%) .NET
2 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 12 (24.49%) Java
3 12 (24.49%) Performance Management
3 12 (24.49%) DevOps
4 11 (22.45%) Release Management
4 11 (22.45%) C#
5 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (18.37%) SQL
6 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET
7 8 (16.33%) ISEB
7 8 (16.33%) Automated Testing
8 7 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 7 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 6 (12.24%) HTML
9 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
9 6 (12.24%) Management Information System
9 6 (12.24%) MVC
9 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
9 6 (12.24%) Change Management
9 6 (12.24%) Retail
9 6 (12.24%) Software Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Business Development
9 6 (12.24%) OWASP
10 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (10.20%) Web Usability
10 5 (10.20%) Time Management
10 5 (10.20%) ISTQB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (8.16%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (8.16%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.08%) JBoss
2 2 (4.08%) Apache
2 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.08%) Sage 200
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) VoIP
1 1 (2.04%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) DB2
3 2 (4.08%) MySQL
4 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Selenium
2 3 (6.12%) JIRA
3 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.08%) Toad
4 1 (2.04%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (12.24%) Retail
2 3 (6.12%) Advertising
3 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.04%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Analyst
2 12 (24.49%) Test Analyst
2 12 (24.49%) Configuration Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Senior Configuration Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Release Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) QA Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) QA Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Test Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Tester
6 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Applications Support
6 4 (8.16%) Applications Support Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (6.12%) QA Leader
7 3 (6.12%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.61%) .NET
2 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET
3 6 (12.24%) HTML
4 4 (8.16%) XML
5 3 (6.12%) Web Services
5 3 (6.12%) Ajax
5 3 (6.12%) WPF
5 3 (6.12%) jQuery
6 2 (4.08%) HTML5
6 2 (4.08%) Silverlight
6 2 (4.08%) WCF
7 1 (2.04%) WinForms
7 1 (2.04%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.16%) Mobile App
4 3 (6.12%) User Experience
5 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) UNIX
1 4 (8.16%) AIX
1 4 (8.16%) Android
1 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.08%) Solaris
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Performance Management
1 12 (24.49%) DevOps
2 11 (22.45%) Release Management
3 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.33%) Automated Testing
5 7 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 7 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 6 (12.24%) MVC
6 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
6 6 (12.24%) Change Management
6 6 (12.24%) Software Testing
6 6 (12.24%) OWASP
6 6 (12.24%) Business Development
7 5 (10.20%) Time Management
7 5 (10.20%) Web Usability
7 5 (10.20%) Logistics
7 5 (10.20%) Quality Management
7 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.16%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (8.16%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) Java
2 11 (22.45%) C#
3 9 (18.37%) SQL
4 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.16%) Objective-C
5 4 (8.16%) Korn
6 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.04%) VBScript
6 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) ISEB
2 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.16%) Degree
4 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Tivoli
1 4 (8.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (6.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) IBM
3 3 (6.12%) HP
4 2 (4.08%) Sage
4 2 (4.08%) VMware
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £44000 per annum + bonus + benefits + OT
Posted: 18 days ago