Period
to 19 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 19 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands > Derbyshire
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 52 50
Rank change year-on-year +34 -2 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 46 26 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 9.31% 3.65% 3.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.55% 23.42% 22.41%
Number of salaries quoted 32 23 16
Derbyshire median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +3.23% +29.17%
10th Percentile £22,750 £19,000 £30,625
90th Percentile £57,250 £61,250 £46,250
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Derbyshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 91 111 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 18.42% 15.59% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 71 63 86
Derbyshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,400 £19,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,750 £57,500
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Derbyshire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Derbyshire

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Salary Trend in Derbyshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Derbyshire.

Salary trend for QA in Derbyshire

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Salary Histogram in Derbyshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Derbyshire over the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Derbyshire

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Job Locations in Derbyshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Derbyshire region over the 6 months to 19 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derby +28 46 £35,000 -12.50% 6
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Derbyshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 35 (76.09%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (63.04%) Test Automation
3 19 (41.30%) Manual Testing
4 16 (34.78%) C#
5 13 (28.26%) SDLC
6 10 (21.74%) Java
6 10 (21.74%) Project Management
6 10 (21.74%) QA Automation
7 9 (19.57%) User Stories
8 8 (17.39%) Selenium
8 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 8 (17.39%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
10 6 (13.04%) Test Strategy
10 6 (13.04%) .NET
11 5 (10.87%) Software Delivery
11 5 (10.87%) Mentoring
11 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
11 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (8.70%) NonStop SQL
12 4 (8.70%) Scrum
12 4 (8.70%) Validation
12 4 (8.70%) SQL
12 4 (8.70%) Coaching
13 3 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
13 3 (6.52%) User Experience
13 3 (6.52%) HND
13 3 (6.52%) Bugzilla

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Selenium
2 3 (6.52%) Bugzilla
3 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.17%) JMeter
4 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.17%) Subversion
4 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
1 1 (2.17%) Automotive
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
1 1 (2.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Analyst
2 16 (34.78%) Test Analyst
3 15 (32.61%) Tester
4 14 (30.43%) QA Analyst
4 14 (30.43%) QA Test Analyst
5 13 (28.26%) QA Tester
6 11 (23.91%) Automation Tester
7 10 (21.74%) QA Automation Tester
8 9 (19.57%) Automation Test Analyst
8 9 (19.57%) QA Automation Analyst
9 8 (17.39%) QA Engineer
9 8 (17.39%) Test Engineer
10 6 (13.04%) QA Test Engineer
11 5 (10.87%) QA Automation Engineer
11 5 (10.87%) QA Leader
12 4 (8.70%) Agile Test Manager
12 4 (8.70%) Junior QA Analyst
12 4 (8.70%) QA Test Manager
12 4 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
12 4 (8.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
2 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 2 (4.35%) Entity Framework
3 2 (4.35%) Spring
4 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.17%) React
4 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.52%) User Experience
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (76.09%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (63.04%) Test Automation
3 19 (41.30%) Manual Testing
4 13 (28.26%) SDLC
5 10 (21.74%) Project Management
5 10 (21.74%) QA Automation
6 9 (19.57%) User Stories
7 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
7 7 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
8 6 (13.04%) Test Strategy
9 5 (10.87%) Mentoring
9 5 (10.87%) Software Delivery
9 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.70%) Coaching
10 4 (8.70%) Scrum
10 4 (8.70%) Validation
11 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
11 3 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) C#
2 10 (21.74%) Java
3 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.70%) SQL
5 2 (4.35%) Groovy
6 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) HND
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) PMO
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Xamarin