Period
to 23 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 39 32
Rank change year-on-year -28 -7 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 130 260 397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.74% 6.16% 7.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.48% 39.76% 48.06%
Number of salaries quoted 99 226 319
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,554 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.11% - -

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 441 654 826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.68% 15.49% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 369 496 647
East Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% -1.16% +2.38%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,750 £26,800
90th Percentile £67,100 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for QA in the East Midlands

QA
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for QA in the East Midlands

QA
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Salary histogram for QA in the East Midlands

QA
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 February 2020. 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
Nottinghamshire -16 75 £42,500 -5.56% 23
Leicestershire -5 26 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Derbyshire -25 10 £35,000 -3.45% 12
Lincolnshire +1 7 £30,000 +26.32% 5
Northamptonshire -13 5 £65,000 +44.44% 4
QA
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for QA.

1 86 (66.15%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (48.46%) Test Automation
3 44 (33.85%) Scrum
4 41 (31.54%) C#
5 35 (26.92%) JavaScript
6 31 (23.85%) JIRA
7 30 (23.08%) Java
8 28 (21.54%) Manual Testing
9 26 (20.00%) SQL
10 25 (19.23%) Finance
10 25 (19.23%) Test Scripting
11 23 (17.69%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (16.92%) SDLC
13 21 (16.15%) Selenium
13 21 (16.15%) ISTQB
14 20 (15.38%) CSS
14 20 (15.38%) User Experience
15 19 (14.62%) TDD
16 18 (13.85%) Mobile App
17 17 (13.08%) Jenkins
18 15 (11.54%) Regression Testing
18 15 (11.54%) AngularJS
18 15 (11.54%) BDD
19 14 (10.77%) ISEB
19 14 (10.77%) Fintech
20 13 (10.00%) HTML
20 13 (10.00%) WebDriver
20 13 (10.00%) REST
20 13 (10.00%) Git (software)
21 12 (9.23%) Software Testing

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 10 (7.69%) Apache Solr
1 10 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 9 (6.92%) NServiceBus
3 7 (5.38%) JBoss
3 7 (5.38%) WildFly
4 6 (4.62%) Confluence
5 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.77%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Adobe XD
1 2 (1.54%) InVision
1 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.54%) Sketch
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.85%) Azure
2 3 (2.31%) SaaS
3 1 (0.77%) AWS
3 1 (0.77%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.77%) PaaS
3 1 (0.77%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.15%) Softphone
2 5 (3.85%) VoIP
3 1 (0.77%) Internet
3 1 (0.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 9 (6.92%) Big Data
3 7 (5.38%) Ingres
4 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.08%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (23.85%) JIRA
2 21 (16.15%) Selenium
3 17 (13.08%) Jenkins
4 13 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 13 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 12 (9.23%) JUnit
5 12 (9.23%) Maven
5 12 (9.23%) Postman
6 10 (7.69%) ANTLR
6 10 (7.69%) Artifactory
6 10 (7.69%) SoapUI
7 9 (6.92%) Bitbucket
7 9 (6.92%) JMeter
7 9 (6.92%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (4.62%) SpecFlow
8 6 (4.62%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 5 (3.85%) Cucumber
9 5 (3.85%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.08%) fastlane
10 4 (3.08%) Hudson
General
1 25 (19.23%) Finance
2 10 (7.69%) Public Sector
3 7 (5.38%) Banking
4 6 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.85%) Aerospace
5 5 (3.85%) Automotive
6 4 (3.08%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.08%) Retail
7 3 (2.31%) Marketing
8 2 (1.54%) Law
9 1 (0.77%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (21.54%) Developer
2 24 (18.46%) QA Engineer
3 22 (16.92%) Analyst
3 22 (16.92%) Tester
4 16 (12.31%) Test Analyst
5 13 (10.00%) Automation Tester
6 12 (9.23%) QA Tester
7 10 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 10 (7.69%) QA Analyst
7 10 (7.69%) QA Automation Tester
8 9 (6.92%) QA Test Analyst
8 9 (6.92%) Test Manager
9 6 (4.62%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (4.62%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.62%) Software Tester
9 6 (4.62%) Test Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 5 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
10 5 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.38%) CSS
2 15 (11.54%) AngularJS
3 13 (10.00%) HTML
3 13 (10.00%) REST
4 10 (7.69%) Hibernate
4 10 (7.69%) HornetQ
4 10 (7.69%) JMS
4 10 (7.69%) JPA
4 10 (7.69%) Lucene
4 10 (7.69%) Protocol Buffers
4 10 (7.69%) Spring
5 9 (6.92%) Web Services
6 8 (6.15%) .NET
7 7 (5.38%) Java EE
7 7 (5.38%) React
8 6 (4.62%) RESTful
9 5 (3.85%) Entity Framework
9 5 (3.85%) React Native
9 5 (3.85%) SOAP
10 4 (3.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.38%) User Experience
2 18 (13.85%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.15%) Handset
5 5 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (3.08%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.08%) iPad
6 4 (3.08%) Renewable Energy
6 4 (3.08%) SWIFT
7 3 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.54%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.54%) PMI
9 1 (0.77%) CCTV
9 1 (0.77%) Life Science
9 1 (0.77%) NHS
9 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.62%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.08%) Android
3 2 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (66.15%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (48.46%) Test Automation
3 44 (33.85%) Scrum
4 28 (21.54%) Manual Testing
5 25 (19.23%) Test Scripting
6 23 (17.69%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (16.92%) SDLC
8 19 (14.62%) TDD
9 15 (11.54%) BDD
9 15 (11.54%) Regression Testing
10 14 (10.77%) Fintech
11 12 (9.23%) Software Testing
12 10 (7.69%) DevOps
12 10 (7.69%) Mentoring
12 10 (7.69%) Test Strategy
13 9 (6.92%) CRM
13 9 (6.92%) Matrix Organization
13 9 (6.92%) Microservices
13 9 (6.92%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (6.92%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 41 (31.54%) C#
2 35 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 30 (23.08%) Java
4 26 (20.00%) SQL
5 10 (7.69%) Python
6 7 (5.38%) Java 8
7 6 (4.62%) Apple Swift
7 6 (4.62%) Objective-C
8 4 (3.08%) C++
9 2 (1.54%) Groovy
9 2 (1.54%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.77%) PHP
10 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (16.15%) ISTQB
2 14 (10.77%) ISEB
3 12 (9.23%) Degree
4 2 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.54%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.77%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) SEPA
1 4 (3.08%) WCAG
2 2 (1.54%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.62%) HP ALM
2 4 (3.08%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (9.23%) Oracle
2 10 (7.69%) Google
3 6 (4.62%) CA
3 6 (4.62%) Delphix
3 6 (4.62%) HP
4 3 (2.31%) Adobe
5 2 (1.54%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.77%) hybris
6 1 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.77%) SAP
6 1 (0.77%) Spotify
6 1 (0.77%) Tableau