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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands / Derbyshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 41 50
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9  
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 17 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 3.09% 3.81% 3.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.29% 26.98% 19.00%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 16
Median salary £46,500 £39,500 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.72% +17.03%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,900 £35,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,750 £54,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Derbyshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 28 63 100
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire 7.87% 14.13% 17.30%
Number of salaries quoted 24 39 75
Median salary £46,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £29,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £65,000 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Derbyshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Derbyshire citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derby +6 11 £46,500 +19.23%
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Derbyshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Selenium
2 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 7 (43.75%) iPad
4 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 6 (37.50%) ISEB
5 5 (31.25%) Web Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Degree
6 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Workflow
6 4 (25.00%) OOP
6 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (25.00%) BDD
6 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (18.75%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (18.75%) RESTful
7 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
7 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (18.75%) Defect Tracking
7 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) Project Management
7 3 (18.75%) Ruby
7 3 (18.75%) TDD
7 3 (18.75%) Retail
7 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
8 2 (12.50%) Kanban
8 2 (12.50%) Embedded Linux

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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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
1 2 (12.50%) RS-485
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) SSH
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) QA Leader
1 4 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum Master
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) iPad
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Device Driver
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (12.50%) User Experience
4 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
3 5 (31.25%) Web Testing
4 4 (25.00%) BDD
4 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (25.00%) OOP
4 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (25.00%) Workflow
5 3 (18.75%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (18.75%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) TDD
6 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) Kanban
6 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Ruby
2 2 (12.50%) C
2 2 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) Apple Swift
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ISEB
1 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Freescale
2 1 (6.25%) SAP