Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 38 55
Rank change year-on-year -9 +17 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 92 238 227
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.58% 5.75% 4.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.58% 37.84% 32.85%
Number of salaries quoted 76 193 196
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,000 £27,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 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 274 629 691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.64% 15.19% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 223 463 556
Median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £66,875
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing QA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in the East Midlands.

Salary trend for QA in the East Midlands

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Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 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 -12 45 £43,500 +2.35% 3
Derbyshire +7 22 £42,500 +27.82% 3
Leicestershire +16 14 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Northamptonshire +18 7 £65,000 +44.44% 6
Lincolnshire -11 1 £28,500 -30.91%
QA
England

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 65 (70.65%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (41.30%) C#
3 35 (38.04%) Test Automation
4 33 (35.87%) JavaScript
5 27 (29.35%) Software Engineering
6 25 (27.17%) User Experience
7 24 (26.09%) .NET
8 22 (23.91%) Java
9 19 (20.65%) CSS
9 19 (20.65%) Finance
9 19 (20.65%) Selenium
10 18 (19.57%) Scrum
10 18 (19.57%) TDD
11 17 (18.48%) Mobile App
12 15 (16.30%) Git (software)
13 14 (15.22%) Manual Testing
13 14 (15.22%) Software Testing
13 14 (15.22%) .NET Framework
13 14 (15.22%) SDLC
14 13 (14.13%) AngularJS
14 13 (14.13%) Azure
14 13 (14.13%) HTML
15 12 (13.04%) BDD
15 12 (13.04%) Apple iOS
16 11 (11.96%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
16 11 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (11.96%) .NET Core
17 10 (10.87%) DevOps
17 10 (10.87%) Analytics

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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 4 (4.35%) NServiceBus
2 3 (3.26%) Confluence
3 2 (2.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.17%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.17%) Liferay
3 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.09%) JBoss
4 1 (1.09%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.13%) Azure
2 8 (8.70%) AWS
3 7 (7.61%) SaaS
4 1 (1.09%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.61%) MongoDB
2 6 (6.52%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.35%) Big Data
3 4 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.26%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (3.26%) CouchDB
4 3 (3.26%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.26%) OLAP
4 3 (3.26%) OLTP
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (3.26%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.26%) SAP BW
4 3 (3.26%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (1.09%) Lumira
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.09%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 19 (20.65%) Selenium
2 15 (16.30%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.87%) JIRA
4 9 (9.78%) SpecFlow
5 6 (6.52%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.52%) SoapUI
6 5 (5.43%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.43%) TeamCity
7 4 (4.35%) Bitbucket
7 4 (4.35%) fastlane
7 4 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (4.35%) Postman
8 3 (3.26%) ERwin
8 3 (3.26%) JMeter
8 3 (3.26%) PowerDesigner
8 3 (3.26%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.17%) ANTLR
9 2 (2.17%) Gatling
9 2 (2.17%) JUnit
9 2 (2.17%) Maven
General
1 19 (20.65%) Finance
2 10 (10.87%) Law
2 10 (10.87%) Marketing
3 5 (5.43%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.17%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.17%) Automotive
5 1 (1.09%) Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Games
5 1 (1.09%) Legal
5 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (33.70%) Developer
2 13 (14.13%) C# Developer
3 10 (10.87%) Analyst
3 10 (10.87%) Test Engineer
4 8 (8.70%) Senior Developer
4 8 (8.70%) Software Engineer
4 8 (8.70%) Software Test Engineer
4 8 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.61%) Applications Developer
5 7 (7.61%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Automation Tester
5 7 (7.61%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (7.61%) QA Automation Tester
5 7 (7.61%) QA Tester
5 7 (7.61%) React Developer
5 7 (7.61%) Tester
6 6 (6.52%) Architect
6 6 (6.52%) HTML CSS Developer
6 6 (6.52%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.09%) .NET
2 19 (20.65%) CSS
3 14 (15.22%) .NET Framework
4 13 (14.13%) AngularJS
4 13 (14.13%) HTML
5 11 (11.96%) .NET Core
6 9 (9.78%) RESTful
7 8 (8.70%) React
8 7 (7.61%) Gherkin
8 7 (7.61%) Vue.js
9 5 (5.43%) J2EE
9 5 (5.43%) React Native
10 4 (4.35%) DOM
10 4 (4.35%) GatsbyJS
10 4 (4.35%) Kafka
10 4 (4.35%) Next.js
10 4 (4.35%) Node.js
10 4 (4.35%) Redux
10 4 (4.35%) Spring
10 4 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (27.17%) User Experience
2 17 (18.48%) Mobile App
3 11 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.70%) Cloud Native
5 5 (5.43%) Social Media
6 4 (4.35%) iPad
7 3 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.26%) Public Cloud
7 3 (3.26%) Reference Data
8 2 (2.17%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.09%) Handset
9 1 (1.09%) Mobile Games
9 1 (1.09%) NHS
9 1 (1.09%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (1.09%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.04%) Apple iOS
2 9 (9.78%) Android
3 7 (7.61%) Linux
4 4 (4.35%) Windows
5 3 (3.26%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (70.65%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (38.04%) Test Automation
3 27 (29.35%) Software Engineering
4 18 (19.57%) Scrum
4 18 (19.57%) TDD
5 14 (15.22%) Manual Testing
5 14 (15.22%) SDLC
5 14 (15.22%) Software Testing
6 12 (13.04%) BDD
7 11 (11.96%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (10.87%) Analytics
8 10 (10.87%) DevOps
8 10 (10.87%) Pair Programming
9 9 (9.78%) Web Development
10 8 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (7.61%) User Stories
12 6 (6.52%) Front End Development
12 6 (6.52%) Mentoring
12 6 (6.52%) Mobile Application Development
12 6 (6.52%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 38 (41.30%) C#
2 33 (35.87%) JavaScript
3 22 (23.91%) Java
4 10 (10.87%) Python
4 10 (10.87%) SQL
5 7 (7.61%) Apple Swift
5 7 (7.61%) Objective-C
6 5 (5.43%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.35%) TypeScript
8 3 (3.26%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.17%) C++
9 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.09%) Java 8
10 1 (1.09%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (7.61%) Degree
1 7 (7.61%) ISTQB
2 5 (5.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.35%) ISEB
4 3 (3.26%) AWS Certification
4 3 (3.26%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) WCAG
2 3 (3.26%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.09%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.17%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.52%) Oracle
3 5 (5.43%) SAP
4 2 (2.17%) Adobe
4 2 (2.17%) CA
4 2 (2.17%) Delphix
4 2 (2.17%) Google
4 2 (2.17%) HP
4 2 (2.17%) hybris
5 1 (1.09%) JDA
5 1 (1.09%) Plumtree
5 1 (1.09%) Tableau