Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands > Derbyshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 62 48
Rank change year-on-year +42 -14 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 53 15 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 8.19% 2.21% 3.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.69% 16.30% 24.58%
Number of salaries quoted 48 13 27
Derbyshire median annual salary £40,000 £46,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.98% +16.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £22,750 £32,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £65,300 £60,000
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £45,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -11.60% +0.56% +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 137 92 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 21.17% 13.57% 15.84%
Number of salaries quoted 96 65 73
Derbyshire median annual salary £40,000 £46,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.98% +32.86% -10.26%
10th Percentile £23,500 £28,025 £22,250
90th Percentile £75,625 £61,000 £62,250
East Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.68% +3.53% +13.33%

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

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Salary Histogram in Derbyshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Derbyshire over the 6 months to 15 October 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 15 October 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 +34 50 £40,000 -13.98% 2
Chesterfield - 1 £35,000 -
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 39 (73.58%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (39.62%) Test Automation
3 16 (30.19%) Selenium
3 16 (30.19%) SDLC
4 15 (28.30%) Software Testing
5 14 (26.42%) Analytics
6 13 (24.53%) Cucumber
7 12 (22.64%) TDD
8 11 (20.75%) Manual Testing
9 10 (18.87%) Artificial Intelligence
9 10 (18.87%) C#
10 9 (16.98%) JUnit
10 9 (16.98%) Unit Testing
10 9 (16.98%) BDD
10 9 (16.98%) Protractor
11 8 (15.09%) Java
11 8 (15.09%) .NET
12 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
13 5 (9.43%) SQL
13 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (9.43%) Confluence
13 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
13 5 (9.43%) Slack
13 5 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
14 4 (7.55%) Compliance Management
14 4 (7.55%) GDPR
14 4 (7.55%) Collaborative Working
14 4 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering

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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 5 (9.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Slack
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.77%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.77%) SaaS
2 2 (3.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) MySQL
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (30.19%) Selenium
2 13 (24.53%) Cucumber
3 9 (16.98%) JUnit
3 9 (16.98%) Protractor
4 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.89%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 2 (3.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.89%) Automotive
2 1 (1.89%) French Language
Job Titles
1 18 (33.96%) Tester
2 14 (26.42%) Analyst
3 11 (20.75%) Software Tester
4 9 (16.98%) Automation Tester
5 8 (15.09%) Business Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Junior
7 5 (9.43%) Project Manager
7 5 (9.43%) QA Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Compliance Manager
8 4 (7.55%) Java Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Senior Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Junior Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) QA Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) Test Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) Agile Business Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) Digital Project Manager
10 2 (3.77%) Junior QA Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) .NET
2 4 (7.55%) Hibernate
2 4 (7.55%) Spring
3 3 (5.66%) HTML
4 2 (3.77%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.77%) Swagger
4 2 (3.77%) Web Services
4 2 (3.77%) XML
5 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (1.89%) CSS
5 1 (1.89%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.89%) React
5 1 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Grid Computing
2 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.77%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (3.77%) User Experience
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Life Science
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (73.58%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (39.62%) Test Automation
3 16 (30.19%) SDLC
4 15 (28.30%) Software Testing
5 14 (26.42%) Analytics
6 12 (22.64%) TDD
7 11 (20.75%) Manual Testing
8 10 (18.87%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (16.98%) BDD
9 9 (16.98%) Unit Testing
10 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (7.55%) Collaborative Working
11 4 (7.55%) Compliance Management
11 4 (7.55%) OO
11 4 (7.55%) Process Improvement
11 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
11 4 (7.55%) Test Strategy
11 4 (7.55%) Waterfall
12 3 (5.66%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) C#
2 8 (15.09%) Java
3 5 (9.43%) SQL
4 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.77%) ISEB
2 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.89%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) GDPR
1 4 (7.55%) ISO 9001
1 4 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (7.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Firmware
2 2 (3.77%) Docker
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) VMware
3 1 (1.89%) Xamarin