Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 41 51
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10 +24
Permanent jobs citing QA 399 339 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 7.47% 5.63% 4.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.18% 40.55% 36.04%
Number of salaries quoted 321 266 245
East Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £59,375 £56,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 864 836 874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 16.17% 13.89% 12.79%
Number of salaries quoted 685 644 621
East Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% -1.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,375 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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

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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 20 February 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in the East Midlands

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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 20 February 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
Nottinghamshire +32 320 £46,000 -8.00% 22
Leicestershire -44 27 £35,000 - 23
Derbyshire -19 24 £44,000 +13.55% 13
Northamptonshire +4 21 £41,000 +9.33% 14
Lincolnshire -15 6 £19,000 -17.39% 4
QA
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for QA.

1 215 (53.88%) Java
2 188 (47.12%) Test Automation
3 168 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 132 (33.08%) Selenium
5 126 (31.58%) Software Engineering
6 120 (30.08%) Project Planning
7 117 (29.32%) User Stories
8 114 (28.57%) Unit Testing
9 112 (28.07%) Workflow
10 107 (26.82%) Integration Testing
11 105 (26.32%) Web Services
12 104 (26.07%) C#
13 100 (25.06%) JavaScript
14 84 (21.05%) SDLC
15 75 (18.80%) JMeter
16 74 (18.55%) OOP
17 73 (18.30%) TDD
17 73 (18.30%) Degree
17 73 (18.30%) WebDriver
18 72 (18.05%) JIRA
18 72 (18.05%) OO
19 70 (17.54%) Manual Testing
20 67 (16.79%) Cucumber
21 66 (16.54%) BDD
22 64 (16.04%) SQL
23 63 (15.79%) Finance
24 61 (15.29%) CSS
25 60 (15.04%) Test Management
26 57 (14.29%) Oracle
27 53 (13.28%) Subversion

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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 14 (3.51%) Confluence
2 6 (1.50%) Apache Solr
3 5 (1.25%) JBoss
3 5 (1.25%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.25%) WildFly
4 3 (0.75%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.50%) CMS
5 2 (0.50%) IBM Domino
5 2 (0.50%) IIS
5 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.25%) Kentico
Applications
1 9 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.75%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.75%) GitHub
3 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.50%) Office 365
5 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.75%) Internet
2 2 (0.50%) HTTP
3 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.25%) Modbus
3 1 (0.25%) RS-485
3 1 (0.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.25%) Ingres
3 4 (1.00%) Data Mining
3 4 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.25%) Big Data
5 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 132 (33.08%) Selenium
2 75 (18.80%) JMeter
3 73 (18.30%) WebDriver
4 72 (18.05%) JIRA
5 67 (16.79%) Cucumber
6 53 (13.28%) Subversion
7 47 (11.78%) SoapUI
8 28 (7.02%) Jenkins
9 25 (6.27%) Git (software)
10 16 (4.01%) Visual Studio
11 14 (3.51%) Zephyr
12 13 (3.26%) Maven
13 11 (2.76%) Grunt
13 11 (2.76%) gulp
13 11 (2.76%) LoadRunner
13 11 (2.76%) webpack
14 8 (2.01%) Appium
14 8 (2.01%) Calabash
14 8 (2.01%) JUnit
15 7 (1.75%) TestRail
General
1 63 (15.79%) Finance
2 18 (4.51%) Retail
3 17 (4.26%) Banking
4 14 (3.51%) Retail Banking
5 7 (1.75%) Games
5 7 (1.75%) Marketing
6 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.75%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.50%) Advertising
8 2 (0.50%) Electronics
8 2 (0.50%) International Banking
8 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.25%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 96 (24.06%) Developer
1 96 (24.06%) QA Engineer
2 63 (15.79%) Analyst
3 62 (15.54%) Java Engineer
4 60 (15.04%) Software Engineer
5 46 (11.53%) Java Software Engineer
5 46 (11.53%) QA Leader
6 40 (10.03%) QA Automation Engineer
7 39 (9.77%) Lead Developer
8 38 (9.52%) Java Developer
9 37 (9.27%) Lead Software Engineer
10 36 (9.02%) UI Developer
11 31 (7.77%) Tester
12 29 (7.27%) Automation Engineer
13 28 (7.02%) QA Analyst
14 27 (6.77%) Test Analyst
15 26 (6.52%) JavaScript Developer
15 26 (6.52%) Test Engineer
16 24 (6.02%) Team Leader
17 21 (5.26%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (26.32%) Web Services
2 61 (15.29%) CSS
3 48 (12.03%) HTML
3 48 (12.03%) XML
4 47 (11.78%) RESTful
5 40 (10.03%) .NET
6 36 (9.02%) jQuery
7 26 (6.52%) REST
8 25 (6.27%) Gherkin
9 16 (4.01%) SOAP
10 15 (3.76%) HTML5
11 14 (3.51%) CSS3
12 13 (3.26%) JSON
13 11 (2.76%) Polymer
13 11 (2.76%) Web Components
14 10 (2.51%) AngularJS
15 9 (2.26%) JDBC
16 7 (1.75%) ASP.NET
16 7 (1.75%) J2EE
17 6 (1.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (8.52%) Computer Science
3 20 (5.01%) Fintech
4 13 (3.26%) User Experience
5 10 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (2.01%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.75%) New Media
7 7 (1.75%) SWIFT
8 5 (1.25%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.00%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.00%) Derivative
9 4 (1.00%) Equities
9 4 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.50%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.25%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.25%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.25%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.27%) Windows
2 24 (6.02%) Linux
3 19 (4.76%) Unix
4 11 (2.76%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.75%) Android
6 2 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (47.12%) Test Automation
2 168 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (31.58%) Software Engineering
4 120 (30.08%) Project Planning
5 117 (29.32%) User Stories
6 114 (28.57%) Unit Testing
7 112 (28.07%) Workflow
8 107 (26.82%) Integration Testing
9 84 (21.05%) SDLC
10 74 (18.55%) OOP
11 73 (18.30%) TDD
12 72 (18.05%) OO
13 70 (17.54%) Manual Testing
14 66 (16.54%) BDD
15 60 (15.04%) Test Management
16 46 (11.53%) Secure Coding
17 45 (11.28%) Mentoring
18 38 (9.52%) Defect Management
19 35 (8.77%) Software Testing
20 34 (8.52%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 215 (53.88%) Java
2 104 (26.07%) C#
3 100 (25.06%) JavaScript
4 64 (16.04%) SQL
5 21 (5.26%) C
6 17 (4.26%) C++
6 17 (4.26%) Python
7 14 (3.51%) TypeScript
8 13 (3.26%) Ruby
9 5 (1.25%) Apple Swift
9 5 (1.25%) Objective-C
9 5 (1.25%) Scala
9 5 (1.25%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.00%) PHP
11 3 (0.75%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.75%) Go
11 3 (0.75%) Groovy
12 2 (0.50%) Jython
12 2 (0.50%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 73 (18.30%) Degree
2 33 (8.27%) Sun Certification
3 12 (3.01%) ISTQB
4 11 (2.76%) ISEB
5 9 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.50%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.75%) SEPA
2 5 (1.25%) SLA
3 4 (1.00%) PMO
4 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 57 (14.29%) Oracle
2 21 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.01%) Google
4 9 (2.26%) Misys
5 7 (1.75%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.25%) Capita
6 5 (1.25%) HP
7 3 (0.75%) SAP
7 3 (0.75%) Telerik
8 2 (0.50%) IBM
8 2 (0.50%) Lotus
8 2 (0.50%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (0.50%) Remedy
8 2 (0.50%) Tableau
9 1 (0.25%) hybris
9 1 (0.25%) Northgate
9 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.25%) webMethods
9 1 (0.25%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.25%) Zend