Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands > Derbyshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 57 38
Rank change year-on-year +33 -19 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 42 21 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 7.13% 2.89% 4.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.90% 18.10% 26.61%
Number of salaries quoted 38 17 23
Derbyshire median annual salary £39,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.84% +18.75% +10.34%
10th Percentile £22,525 £26,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £63,750 £58,500
East Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £42,046
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.03% +12.12%

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 117 116 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 19.86% 15.98% 18.08%
Number of salaries quoted 83 67 85
Derbyshire median annual salary £35,000 £47,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.32% +35.71% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,875 £21,000
90th Percentile £65,500 £61,250 £52,000
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +11.11%

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in Derbyshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Derbyshire over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018. 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 +30 41 £39,000 -17.89% 6
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) Test Automation
3 15 (35.71%) Software Testing
3 15 (35.71%) SDLC
4 12 (28.57%) Selenium
5 10 (23.81%) Analytics
6 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 9 (21.43%) TDD
7 8 (19.05%) .NET
7 8 (19.05%) Cucumber
7 8 (19.05%) Manual Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Artificial Intelligence
8 7 (16.67%) C#
9 6 (14.29%) JUnit
9 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
9 6 (14.29%) BDD
9 6 (14.29%) Protractor
10 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
10 5 (11.90%) SQL
11 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
11 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
11 4 (9.52%) Coaching
11 4 (9.52%) User Experience
11 4 (9.52%) Software Delivery
11 4 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
12 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
12 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
12 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (7.14%) Computer Science

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) MySQL
1 2 (4.76%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Selenium
2 8 (19.05%) Cucumber
3 6 (14.29%) JUnit
3 6 (14.29%) Protractor
4 3 (7.14%) Bugzilla
5 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.38%) JIRA
6 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.38%) Automotive
2 1 (2.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Tester
3 8 (19.05%) Software Tester
4 7 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) Junior
5 6 (14.29%) QA Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) QA Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) Test Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Junior Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Automation Tester
7 4 (9.52%) Junior QA Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Junior Test Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Manual Test Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) QA Leader
7 4 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) QA Test Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Developer
8 3 (7.14%) QA Manager
8 3 (7.14%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 2 (4.76%) Entity Framework
3 2 (4.76%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.76%) Spring
4 1 (2.38%) HTML
4 1 (2.38%) React
4 1 (2.38%) RESTful
4 1 (2.38%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
1 4 (9.52%) User Experience
2 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) Test Automation
3 15 (35.71%) SDLC
3 15 (35.71%) Software Testing
4 10 (23.81%) Analytics
5 9 (21.43%) TDD
6 8 (19.05%) Artificial Intelligence
6 8 (19.05%) Manual Testing
7 6 (14.29%) BDD
7 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
9 4 (9.52%) Coaching
9 4 (9.52%) Software Delivery
9 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
10 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
10 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (7.14%) Scrum
10 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) C#
2 5 (11.90%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) HND
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Xamarin