Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 33 41
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8 +28
Permanent jobs citing QA 347 423 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.58% 6.42% 5.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.53% 40.95% 40.50%
Number of salaries quoted 291 358 345
East Midlands median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,375 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,375 £60,150
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 715 1033 1042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.56% 15.68% 14.13%
Number of salaries quoted 572 791 779
East Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,727
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +9 262 £50,000 +11.11% 19
Leicestershire -19 27 £32,500 -18.75% 8
Northamptonshire +6 26 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Derbyshire -12 19 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Lincolnshire 0 10 £25,000 -25.37%
QA
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 160 (46.11%) Test Automation
2 157 (45.24%) Java
3 151 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (33.14%) Selenium
5 94 (27.09%) Software Engineering
6 83 (23.92%) User Stories
7 82 (23.63%) JavaScript
7 82 (23.63%) Project Planning
8 81 (23.34%) Unit Testing
9 78 (22.48%) C#
10 76 (21.90%) Integration Testing
11 74 (21.33%) Workflow
12 72 (20.75%) SDLC
13 61 (17.58%) WebDriver
14 60 (17.29%) Web Services
15 58 (16.71%) Manual Testing
16 56 (16.14%) OO
17 55 (15.85%) Scrum
18 54 (15.56%) Degree
18 54 (15.56%) OOP
18 54 (15.56%) BDD
19 53 (15.27%) CSS
19 53 (15.27%) TDD
20 52 (14.99%) Cucumber
21 51 (14.70%) HTML
22 50 (14.41%) SQL
22 50 (14.41%) Oracle
22 50 (14.41%) JMeter
22 50 (14.41%) RESTful
23 43 (12.39%) XML

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 12 (3.46%) JBoss
2 6 (1.73%) CMS
3 5 (1.44%) Confluence
4 4 (1.15%) IBM Domino
4 4 (1.15%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.58%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.29%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.58%) Simulink
3 2 (0.58%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Magento
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.58%) GitHub
3 2 (0.58%) Office 365
4 1 (0.29%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.61%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.73%) Internet
3 3 (0.86%) HTTP
4 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.29%) Modbus
4 1 (0.29%) RS-485
4 1 (0.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.44%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.86%) Endeca
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.58%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.29%) Big Data
5 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.29%) Ingres
5 1 (0.29%) Power BI
5 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 115 (33.14%) Selenium
2 61 (17.58%) WebDriver
3 52 (14.99%) Cucumber
4 50 (14.41%) JMeter
5 41 (11.82%) Subversion
6 40 (11.53%) JIRA
7 30 (8.65%) SoapUI
8 28 (8.07%) Git (software)
9 23 (6.63%) LoadRunner
10 19 (5.48%) Visual Studio
11 14 (4.03%) Jenkins
12 10 (2.88%) Appium
12 10 (2.88%) Calabash
13 9 (2.59%) Maven
13 9 (2.59%) NeoLoad
14 8 (2.31%) JConsole
14 8 (2.31%) The Grinder
14 8 (2.31%) VisualVM
15 7 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
16 6 (1.73%) HP UFT
General
1 37 (10.66%) Finance
2 28 (8.07%) Retail
3 11 (3.17%) Marketing
4 10 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.73%) Banking
7 3 (0.86%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.58%) Advertising
8 2 (0.58%) International Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 85 (24.50%) Developer
2 60 (17.29%) Analyst
3 56 (16.14%) QA Engineer
4 52 (14.99%) QA Leader
5 41 (11.82%) Tester
6 39 (11.24%) Software Engineer
7 37 (10.66%) Java Engineer
8 29 (8.36%) Java Software Engineer
9 28 (8.07%) Automation Tester
9 28 (8.07%) Java Developer
9 28 (8.07%) Lead Developer
9 28 (8.07%) UI Developer
10 24 (6.92%) Team Leader
11 23 (6.63%) QA Analyst
12 22 (6.34%) Lead Software Engineer
13 21 (6.05%) JavaScript Developer
13 21 (6.05%) QA Automation Engineer
13 21 (6.05%) Test Leader
14 20 (5.76%) Test Analyst
15 19 (5.48%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (17.29%) Web Services
2 53 (15.27%) CSS
3 51 (14.70%) HTML
4 50 (14.41%) RESTful
5 43 (12.39%) XML
6 36 (10.37%) jQuery
7 30 (8.65%) .NET
8 24 (6.92%) REST
9 17 (4.90%) HTML5
10 15 (4.32%) CSS3
11 12 (3.46%) AngularJS
11 12 (3.46%) ASP.NET
11 12 (3.46%) JDBC
12 11 (3.17%) Gherkin
13 9 (2.59%) JSON
13 9 (2.59%) SOAP
14 8 (2.31%) React
14 8 (2.31%) WSDL
15 7 (2.02%) Polymer
15 7 (2.02%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.32%) User Experience
3 12 (3.46%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.88%) Client/Server
4 10 (2.88%) Fintech
5 9 (2.59%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.73%) New Media
8 3 (0.86%) iPad
9 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.29%) Animation
10 1 (0.29%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.29%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.29%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.29%) Social Media
10 1 (0.29%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.93%) Windows
2 29 (8.36%) Linux
3 22 (6.34%) Unix
4 11 (3.17%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.02%) Android
6 2 (0.58%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (46.11%) Test Automation
2 151 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (27.09%) Software Engineering
4 83 (23.92%) User Stories
5 82 (23.63%) Project Planning
6 81 (23.34%) Unit Testing
7 76 (21.90%) Integration Testing
8 74 (21.33%) Workflow
9 72 (20.75%) SDLC
10 58 (16.71%) Manual Testing
11 56 (16.14%) OO
12 55 (15.85%) Scrum
13 54 (15.56%) BDD
13 54 (15.56%) OOP
14 53 (15.27%) TDD
15 37 (10.66%) Regression Testing
15 37 (10.66%) Test Management
16 36 (10.37%) Secure Coding
17 35 (10.09%) Performance Testing
18 34 (9.80%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 157 (45.24%) Java
2 82 (23.63%) JavaScript
3 78 (22.48%) C#
4 50 (14.41%) SQL
5 22 (6.34%) C
6 17 (4.90%) C++
6 17 (4.90%) Python
7 13 (3.75%) Ruby
7 13 (3.75%) TypeScript
8 6 (1.73%) PHP
9 5 (1.44%) Apple Swift
9 5 (1.44%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.86%) Embedded C
10 3 (0.86%) Groovy
10 3 (0.86%) Scala
10 3 (0.86%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.58%) Jython
11 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 54 (15.56%) Degree
2 30 (8.65%) ISTQB
2 30 (8.65%) Sun Certification
3 14 (4.03%) ISEB
4 9 (2.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.58%) CCNA
5 2 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.17%) PMO
2 2 (0.58%) MISRA
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.29%) Section 508
3 1 (0.29%) SEPA
3 1 (0.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (14.41%) Oracle
2 23 (6.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.31%) Cognizant
3 8 (2.31%) Dynatrace
3 8 (2.31%) Google
4 6 (1.73%) SAP
5 5 (1.44%) HP
6 4 (1.15%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.15%) IBM
6 4 (1.15%) Lotus
7 3 (0.86%) Telerik
8 2 (0.58%) Cisco
8 2 (0.58%) hybris
8 2 (0.58%) MathWorks
8 2 (0.58%) VMware
9 1 (0.29%) Misys
9 1 (0.29%) Remedy
9 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.29%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.29%) Zend