Period
to 7 May 2021

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 7 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 55 37
Rank change year-on-year +16 -18 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 152 123 251
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.52% 4.41% 6.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.42% 33.70% 39.40%
Number of salaries quoted 122 92 194
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £33,750 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
75th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £66,125 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 367 365 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.33% 13.10% 15.86%
Number of salaries quoted 285 304 469
10th Percentile £28,000 £21,250 £23,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £31,000 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
75th Percentile £56,000 £58,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £68,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -

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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

QA
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 7 May 2021.

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 7 May 2021. 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 82 £47,500 - 10
Leicestershire +11 31 £52,500 +40.00% 6
Derbyshire +3 24 £44,500 +4.71% 4
Lincolnshire +1 7 £41,000 -0.61% 2
Northamptonshire +12 6 £38,750 -40.38% 3
QA
England

For the 6 months to 7 May 2021, 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 66 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (38.82%) Test Automation
3 52 (34.21%) Software Engineering
4 45 (29.61%) Social Skills
5 44 (28.95%) Software Testing
5 44 (28.95%) Finance
6 37 (24.34%) C#
7 36 (23.68%) .NET
8 32 (21.05%) Linux
9 31 (20.39%) DevOps
10 30 (19.74%) Problem-Solving
11 29 (19.08%) Microservices
11 29 (19.08%) Law
12 27 (17.76%) Java
12 27 (17.76%) SQL
12 27 (17.76%) AWS
13 26 (17.11%) OO
14 23 (15.13%) C
14 23 (15.13%) JavaScript
14 23 (15.13%) Azure
15 22 (14.47%) Regression Testing
15 22 (14.47%) Microsoft
16 21 (13.82%) C++
16 21 (13.82%) SQL Server
16 21 (13.82%) ASP.NET
17 18 (11.84%) SaaS
17 18 (11.84%) Windows
18 16 (10.53%) Git (software)
18 16 (10.53%) Node.js
19 14 (9.21%) Degree

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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 9 (5.92%) IIS
2 8 (5.26%) SAS
3 3 (1.97%) Confluence
3 3 (1.97%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (5.92%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (3.29%) NetSuite
3 4 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.76%) AWS
2 23 (15.13%) Azure
3 18 (11.84%) SaaS
4 5 (3.29%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.97%) GCP
5 3 (1.97%) Power Platform
5 3 (1.97%) Slack
5 3 (1.97%) Zapier
6 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.97%) DHCP
2 2 (1.32%) DAB
2 2 (1.32%) PBX
2 2 (1.32%) RTP
2 2 (1.32%) SAN
2 2 (1.32%) Softphone
2 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.32%) VLAN
2 2 (1.32%) WAN
3 1 (0.66%) DNS
3 1 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.92%) MongoDB
2 9 (5.92%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (4.61%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.63%) SQLite
6 3 (1.97%) Power BI
6 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.32%) MySQL
7 2 (1.32%) Redis
8 1 (0.66%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.66%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.66%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.89%) Octopus Deploy
3 11 (7.24%) TeamCity
4 10 (6.58%) Selenium
5 9 (5.92%) JIRA
6 8 (5.26%) Visual Studio
7 5 (3.29%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.29%) NUnit
8 4 (2.63%) git-flow
8 4 (2.63%) Postman
8 4 (2.63%) Xcode
9 3 (1.97%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.97%) Newman
9 3 (1.97%) ProC
9 3 (1.97%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (1.32%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.32%) MSTest
10 2 (1.32%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (29.61%) Social Skills
2 44 (28.95%) Finance
3 29 (19.08%) Law
4 11 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.29%) Retail
6 3 (1.97%) Back Office
7 2 (1.32%) Marketing
7 2 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.66%) Banking
8 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (20.39%) Developer
2 23 (15.13%) Software Engineer
3 22 (14.47%) Senior Software Engineer
4 20 (13.16%) C Software Engineer
4 20 (13.16%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 20 (13.16%) C++ Software Engineer
4 20 (13.16%) Linux Engineer
4 20 (13.16%) Senior C Software Engineer
4 20 (13.16%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 20 (13.16%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 16 (10.53%) Analyst
6 15 (9.87%) QA Engineer
7 10 (6.58%) Automation Engineer
7 10 (6.58%) QA Automation Engineer
8 9 (5.92%) .NET Developer
8 9 (5.92%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.26%) Test Analyst
10 7 (4.61%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.95%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (23.68%) .NET
2 21 (13.82%) ASP.NET
3 16 (10.53%) Node.js
4 12 (7.89%) React
5 9 (5.92%) .NET Core
5 9 (5.92%) AngularJS
6 7 (4.61%) CSS
7 6 (3.95%) CGI
7 6 (3.95%) JSON
8 5 (3.29%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (3.29%) HTML
9 4 (2.63%) .NET Framework
9 4 (2.63%) Entity Framework
9 4 (2.63%) LINQ
9 4 (2.63%) RESTful
9 4 (2.63%) RxSwift
9 4 (2.63%) UIKit
10 3 (1.97%) React Native
10 3 (1.97%) REST
10 3 (1.97%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.89%) User Experience
2 11 (7.24%) Virtual Team
3 8 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.29%) e-Learning
6 4 (2.63%) iPad
7 3 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.32%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.32%) Handset
8 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.32%) Replication
9 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.66%) Life Science
9 1 (0.66%) NHS
9 1 (0.66%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 32 (21.05%) Linux
2 18 (11.84%) Windows
3 10 (6.58%) AIX
4 8 (5.26%) CentOS
4 8 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.29%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.63%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.97%) Unix
8 2 (1.32%) SUSE
8 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.32%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.66%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (38.82%) Test Automation
3 52 (34.21%) Software Engineering
4 44 (28.95%) Software Testing
5 31 (20.39%) DevOps
6 30 (19.74%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (19.08%) Microservices
8 26 (17.11%) OO
9 22 (14.47%) Regression Testing
10 12 (7.89%) MVC
11 11 (7.24%) Scrum
12 9 (5.92%) Coaching
12 9 (5.92%) Collaborative Working
12 9 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (5.92%) ERP
12 9 (5.92%) MVVM
12 9 (5.92%) Validation
13 8 (5.26%) OWASP
13 8 (5.26%) TDD
13 8 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 37 (24.34%) C#
2 27 (17.76%) Java
2 27 (17.76%) SQL
3 23 (15.13%) C
3 23 (15.13%) JavaScript
4 21 (13.82%) C++
5 5 (3.29%) Python
5 5 (3.29%) TypeScript
6 4 (2.63%) Apple Swift
6 4 (2.63%) Objective-C
6 4 (2.63%) SAS Macro
6 4 (2.63%) VB
7 3 (1.97%) Go
7 3 (1.97%) PROC SQL
7 3 (1.97%) R
8 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (9.21%) Degree
2 8 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.97%) ISEB
4 2 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.32%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.66%) HND
5 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.95%) CDISC
1 6 (3.95%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (2.63%) Good Clinical Practice
3 2 (1.32%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.32%) PMO
4 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.66%) GxP
4 1 (0.66%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.66%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 3 (1.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.32%) Firmware
2 2 (1.32%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (5.26%) Puppet
2 6 (3.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.63%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.66%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (14.47%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.63%) Apple
2 4 (2.63%) JD Edwards
2 4 (2.63%) LexisNexis
3 3 (1.97%) ABBYY
3 3 (1.97%) Citrix
3 3 (1.97%) Facebook
3 3 (1.97%) Google
3 3 (1.97%) Oracle
3 3 (1.97%) Sun
3 3 (1.97%) YouTube
4 2 (1.32%) Avaya
4 2 (1.32%) Cisco
4 2 (1.32%) IBM
4 2 (1.32%) Mitel
4 2 (1.32%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.32%) SAP
4 2 (1.32%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.32%) VMware
5 1 (0.66%) TIBCO