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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / East Midlands
Rank 40 53 69
Rank change year-on-year +13 +16  
Permanent jobs citing QA 154 140 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.25% 4.41% 3.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.10% 33.49% 30.28%
Number of salaries quoted 119 109 94
Median salary £36,000 £36,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.68% -3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,450 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 384 418 426
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 13.10% 13.16% 13.00%
Number of salaries quoted 313 284 301
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 25 March 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
Leicestershire +34 73 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Nottinghamshire +11 66 £50,000 +37.93% 6
Derbyshire -8 5 £40,000 +4.57% 3
Lincolnshire 0 4 £32,500 -13.33%
Northamptonshire -21 3 £22,500 -35.71% 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 147 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (34.48%) Selenium
3 89 (27.90%) Software Engineering
4 79 (24.76%) Java
5 74 (23.20%) Retail
6 68 (21.32%) Test Automation
6 68 (21.32%) Mobile App
7 67 (21.00%) Scrum
8 62 (19.44%) JavaScript
9 57 (17.87%) SQL
10 54 (16.93%) Automated Testing
11 52 (16.30%) Kanban
12 47 (14.73%) Test Strategy
13 45 (14.11%) Automation Testing
14 44 (13.79%) ISTQB
15 43 (13.48%) Cucumber
16 42 (13.17%) C#
17 39 (12.23%) Continuous Delivery
18 38 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
19 37 (11.60%) TDD
20 35 (10.97%) SQL Server
20 35 (10.97%) OO
21 34 (10.66%) Scala
22 33 (10.34%) Degree
22 33 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
22 33 (10.34%) MySQL
23 32 (10.03%) Project Management
23 32 (10.03%) Finance
23 32 (10.03%) Data Structures
24 31 (9.72%) WebDriver

QA
Top Related 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 7 (2.19%) SAS
2 6 (1.88%) CMS
2 6 (1.88%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.31%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.88%) MS Office
3 3 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (1.25%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.63%) Magento
3 2 (0.63%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.63%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.63%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.57%) SaaS
4 4 (1.25%) Google Play
5 3 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.94%) IaaS
5 3 (0.94%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.57%) Internet
2 4 (1.25%) RS-485
2 4 (1.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 33 (10.34%) MySQL
3 27 (8.46%) MongoDB
4 16 (5.02%) Oracle Database
5 14 (4.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (4.08%) Oracle Database 10g
6 13 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (2.51%) Power BI
7 8 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.88%) Oracle Discoverer
9 6 (1.88%) Oracle9i Database
9 6 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.57%) Big Data
11 3 (0.94%) DB2
12 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.31%) DTS
12 1 (0.31%) MS Access
12 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 110 (34.48%) Selenium
2 43 (13.48%) Cucumber
3 31 (9.72%) WebDriver
4 29 (9.09%) JIRA
5 22 (6.90%) Calabash
6 20 (6.27%) Git (software)
7 15 (4.70%) Capybara
7 15 (4.70%) Protractor
8 13 (4.08%) Oracle Forms
9 11 (3.45%) Ant
9 11 (3.45%) Maven
9 11 (3.45%) QUnit
10 9 (2.82%) Visual Studio
11 8 (2.51%) Appium
12 7 (2.19%) Jenkins
13 6 (1.88%) HP UFT
13 6 (1.88%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (1.88%) SoapUI
13 6 (1.88%) SpecFlow
13 6 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 74 (23.20%) Retail
2 32 (10.03%) Finance
3 8 (2.51%) Banking
4 7 (2.19%) Legal
4 7 (2.19%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.19%) Marketing
4 7 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 78 (24.45%) Analyst
2 76 (23.82%) Developer
3 39 (12.23%) Test Analyst
4 38 (11.91%) QA Engineer
5 35 (10.97%) QA Analyst
6 32 (10.03%) QA Leader
7 28 (8.78%) JavaScript Developer
8 25 (7.84%) Tester
9 22 (6.90%) Test Engineer
9 22 (6.90%) Test Leader
10 20 (6.27%) Java Developer
11 17 (5.33%) QA Test Engineer
11 17 (5.33%) QA Tester
12 16 (5.02%) Java Scala Developer
12 16 (5.02%) Python Developer
12 16 (5.02%) Scala Developer
13 14 (4.39%) QA Test Analyst
14 13 (4.08%) QA Automation Engineer
15 12 (3.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 12 (3.76%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.72%) .NET
2 30 (9.40%) HTML
3 28 (8.78%) CSS
4 20 (6.27%) RESTful
5 17 (5.33%) HTML5
6 16 (5.02%) Node.js
6 16 (5.02%) Spring Boot
7 13 (4.08%) AngularJS
7 13 (4.08%) Backbone.js
8 12 (3.76%) Ember.js
8 12 (3.76%) React
9 11 (3.45%) CSS3
9 11 (3.45%) JDBC
10 10 (3.13%) ASP.NET
10 10 (3.13%) Gherkin
11 8 (2.51%) jQuery
12 6 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (1.88%) REST
12 6 (1.88%) Web Services
12 6 (1.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (21.32%) Mobile App
2 33 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (10.03%) Data Structures
4 18 (5.64%) User Experience
5 11 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.45%) Social Media
6 8 (2.51%) NHS
7 7 (2.19%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.88%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.88%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.57%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.25%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.25%) Device Driver
10 4 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.25%) Fintech
10 4 (1.25%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.94%) CMDB
11 3 (0.94%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.58%) Windows
2 15 (4.70%) Apple iOS
3 13 (4.08%) Android
4 11 (3.45%) Unix
5 8 (2.51%) Linux
6 4 (1.25%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (1.25%) zOS
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (27.90%) Software Engineering
3 68 (21.32%) Test Automation
4 67 (21.00%) Scrum
5 54 (16.93%) Automated Testing
6 52 (16.30%) Kanban
7 47 (14.73%) Test Strategy
8 45 (14.11%) Automation Testing
9 39 (12.23%) Continuous Delivery
10 38 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (11.60%) TDD
12 35 (10.97%) OO
13 32 (10.03%) Project Management
14 27 (8.46%) Test Scripting
15 26 (8.15%) Change Management
15 26 (8.15%) Manual Testing
16 25 (7.84%) SDLC
16 25 (7.84%) Software Testing
17 24 (7.52%) Test Management
18 23 (7.21%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 79 (24.76%) Java
2 62 (19.44%) JavaScript
3 57 (17.87%) SQL
4 42 (13.17%) C#
5 34 (10.66%) Scala
6 31 (9.72%) Python
7 18 (5.64%) Ruby
8 13 (4.08%) Apple Swift
8 13 (4.08%) Objective-C
8 13 (4.08%) T-SQL
9 12 (3.76%) PHP
10 11 (3.45%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.19%) C
12 5 (1.57%) Perl
12 5 (1.57%) VB
13 4 (1.25%) C++
14 3 (0.94%) Go
15 2 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (13.79%) ISTQB
2 33 (10.34%) Degree
3 14 (4.39%) ISEB
4 8 (2.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.57%) MCTS
7 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.94%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.94%) PMP
9 2 (0.63%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.31%) APMP
10 1 (0.31%) CCNA
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.51%) SLA
2 3 (0.94%) PMO
3 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.63%) SDET
3 2 (0.63%) Section 508
3 2 (0.63%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.94%) Docker
1 3 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.88%) Ansible
2 6 (1.88%) HP Data Protector
2 6 (1.88%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.94%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.94%) SCVMM
3 3 (0.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (6.90%) Oracle
2 17 (5.33%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.39%) HP
4 11 (3.45%) IBM
5 9 (2.82%) SAP
6 8 (2.51%) hybris
7 7 (2.19%) Cognos
7 7 (2.19%) Google
8 5 (1.57%) Tableau
9 4 (1.25%) Cisco
9 4 (1.25%) Freescale
9 4 (1.25%) LANSA
9 4 (1.25%) VMware
10 3 (0.94%) BMC
10 3 (0.94%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.94%) Citrix
10 3 (0.94%) EMC
10 3 (0.94%) Juniper
10 3 (0.94%) NetApp
11 2 (0.63%) Remedy
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