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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 31 49
Rank change year-on-year -18 +18  
Permanent jobs citing QA 124 228 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.66% 6.89% 5.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.62% 42.46% 36.79%
Number of salaries quoted 100 201 193
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £30,500 £27,351
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
East Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 266 537 511
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 9.99% 16.22% 13.90%
Number of salaries quoted 248 478 537
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,250 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 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
Nottinghamshire -8 74 £55,000 +10.00% 11
Leicestershire +3 25 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Derbyshire +8 11 £46,500 +16.25%
Northamptonshire -18 8 £38,750 -9.88% 2
Lincolnshire +10 5 £25,000 -31.97% 2
Rutland - 1 £37,500 -
QA
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for QA.

1 140 (50.72%) Test Automation
2 137 (49.64%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (42.03%) Selenium
4 98 (35.51%) Java
5 84 (30.43%) Software Engineering
6 76 (27.54%) Scrum
7 64 (23.19%) JavaScript
8 63 (22.83%) Retail
9 56 (20.29%) OO
10 55 (19.93%) Mobile App
11 52 (18.84%) TDD
12 49 (17.75%) Kanban
13 43 (15.58%) Manual Testing
14 42 (15.22%) WebDriver
14 42 (15.22%) ISTQB
15 41 (14.86%) C#
16 38 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (13.77%) Continuous Delivery
17 36 (13.04%) CSS
18 35 (12.68%) HTML
18 35 (12.68%) SQL
18 35 (12.68%) Git (software)
18 35 (12.68%) Cucumber
19 32 (11.59%) RESTful
19 32 (11.59%) Scenario Testing
19 32 (11.59%) Microsoft
19 32 (11.59%) JIRA
20 31 (11.23%) OOP
21 30 (10.87%) .NET
21 30 (10.87%) Data Structures

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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 6 (2.17%) CMS
2 5 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (1.81%) JBoss
2 5 (1.81%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.36%) Confluence
3 1 (0.36%) SAS
3 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (7.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.09%) Magento
2 2 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.54%) SaaS
2 6 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (1.45%) Google Play
3 4 (1.45%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.72%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.99%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.09%) Internet
3 2 (0.72%) HTTP
3 2 (0.72%) RS-485
4 1 (0.36%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.70%) MySQL
2 20 (7.25%) MongoDB
3 17 (6.16%) SQL Server
4 10 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.09%) Big Data
7 3 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.09%) DTS
7 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.72%) Power BI
8 2 (0.72%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.36%) MS Access
9 1 (0.36%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 116 (42.03%) Selenium
2 42 (15.22%) WebDriver
3 35 (12.68%) Cucumber
3 35 (12.68%) Git (software)
4 32 (11.59%) JIRA
5 18 (6.52%) Ant
5 18 (6.52%) Maven
6 16 (5.80%) LoadRunner
7 15 (5.43%) Visual Studio
8 12 (4.35%) Calabash
9 9 (3.26%) JMeter
9 9 (3.26%) Protractor
9 9 (3.26%) QUnit
9 9 (3.26%) Subversion
10 8 (2.90%) Capybara
10 8 (2.90%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.81%) JConsole
11 5 (1.81%) Jenkins
11 5 (1.81%) NeoLoad
11 5 (1.81%) The Grinder
General
1 63 (22.83%) Retail
2 22 (7.97%) Finance
3 9 (3.26%) Marketing
4 7 (2.54%) Legal
5 6 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.72%) Banking
8 2 (0.72%) Games
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 80 (28.99%) Developer
2 70 (25.36%) Analyst
3 39 (14.13%) Test Analyst
4 32 (11.59%) QA Leader
5 31 (11.23%) Java Developer
6 29 (10.51%) QA Engineer
7 28 (10.14%) QA Analyst
8 23 (8.33%) Test Leader
8 23 (8.33%) Tester
9 22 (7.97%) JavaScript Developer
10 19 (6.88%) Test Engineer
11 13 (4.71%) QA Test Engineer
11 13 (4.71%) QA Tester
12 12 (4.35%) Developer in Test
12 12 (4.35%) Java Scala Developer
12 12 (4.35%) Python Developer
12 12 (4.35%) Scala Developer
13 11 (3.99%) C# Developer
13 11 (3.99%) QA Automation Engineer
13 11 (3.99%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.04%) CSS
2 35 (12.68%) HTML
3 32 (11.59%) RESTful
4 30 (10.87%) .NET
5 23 (8.33%) HTML5
6 21 (7.61%) JDBC
7 18 (6.52%) Spring Boot
8 16 (5.80%) AngularJS
8 16 (5.80%) CSS3
8 16 (5.80%) jQuery
9 15 (5.43%) Node.js
9 15 (5.43%) React
9 15 (5.43%) XML
10 13 (4.71%) Backbone.js
11 10 (3.62%) Ember.js
12 9 (3.26%) ASP.NET
12 9 (3.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (2.90%) REST
14 7 (2.54%) J2EE
14 7 (2.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (19.93%) Mobile App
2 30 (10.87%) Data Structures
3 23 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.43%) User Experience
4 15 (5.43%) Virtual Team
5 9 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (3.26%) Social Media
6 8 (2.90%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.54%) iPad
8 6 (2.17%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.81%) Fintech
10 4 (1.45%) Animation
11 3 (1.09%) e-Learning
11 3 (1.09%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.72%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.72%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.72%) NHS
12 2 (0.72%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.25%) Windows
2 9 (3.26%) Linux
2 9 (3.26%) Unix
3 6 (2.17%) Android
3 6 (2.17%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (50.72%) Test Automation
2 137 (49.64%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (30.43%) Software Engineering
4 76 (27.54%) Scrum
5 56 (20.29%) OO
6 52 (18.84%) TDD
7 49 (17.75%) Kanban
8 43 (15.58%) Manual Testing
9 38 (13.77%) Continuous Delivery
9 38 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (11.59%) Scenario Testing
11 31 (11.23%) OOP
12 29 (10.51%) Regression Testing
12 29 (10.51%) Test Management
13 28 (10.14%) Defect Management
14 27 (9.78%) BDD
14 27 (9.78%) Software Testing
15 25 (9.06%) Functional Testing
15 25 (9.06%) SOA
16 23 (8.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 98 (35.51%) Java
2 64 (23.19%) JavaScript
3 41 (14.86%) C#
4 35 (12.68%) SQL
5 28 (10.14%) Scala
6 23 (8.33%) Python
7 14 (5.07%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.90%) PHP
8 8 (2.90%) Ruby
9 7 (2.54%) C++
10 5 (1.81%) Apple Swift
10 5 (1.81%) Objective-C
10 5 (1.81%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.81%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.81%) VB
11 4 (1.45%) C
12 3 (1.09%) Go
12 3 (1.09%) Perl
13 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (15.22%) ISTQB
2 26 (9.42%) Degree
3 12 (4.35%) ISEB
4 8 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.17%) CCNA
5 6 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.81%) MCTS
6 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.81%) PMO
2 4 (1.45%) Section 508
2 4 (1.45%) WCAG
3 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.81%) Docker
2 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.45%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.26%) Oracle
3 8 (2.90%) Google
4 6 (2.17%) Cisco
4 6 (2.17%) SAP
4 6 (2.17%) VMware
5 5 (1.81%) Cognizant
5 5 (1.81%) Dynatrace
5 5 (1.81%) Tableau
6 3 (1.09%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.72%) Freescale
7 2 (0.72%) hybris
7 2 (0.72%) Remedy
8 1 (0.36%) Adobe
8 1 (0.36%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.36%) Northgate
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £excellent +15%bonus+health+pension+bens
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Barton-upon-Humber
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + free parking, free gym, bonus scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + free parking, free gym, bonus scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Posted: Yesterday
Newark, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Unspecified Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 8 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Mindera
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 6 Monthly Bonus - Quarterly Pay Revi
Posted: 22 days ago
Nottingham
Transition Partners
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 22 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: £30000 per annum + Pension + benefits package
Posted: 20 days ago
East Midlands
Lavendon Group
Posted: 14 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Authentic Recruitment
Salary: £32k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday