Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 54 32
Rank change year-on-year -13 -22 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 200 243 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.07% 4.52% 6.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.55% 42.78% 41.48%
Number of salaries quoted 163 181 382
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £45,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.09% +10.30% +3.13%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £57,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 634 568 1,051
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.91% 10.57% 16.22%
Number of salaries quoted 512 442 799
East Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £43,125 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.77% +7.81% +2.56%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £24,200
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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 -17 75 £41,000 -18.00% 20
Derbyshire +36 50 £40,000 -13.98% 6
Northamptonshire +12 40 £40,500 -19.00% 9
Leicestershire -30 27 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Lincolnshire +5 7 £26,000 +4.00%
QA
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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.

1 100 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 93 (46.50%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (33.00%) Selenium
4 64 (32.00%) Java
5 58 (29.00%) JavaScript
6 49 (24.50%) C#
7 44 (22.00%) SDLC
8 38 (19.00%) Cucumber
9 36 (18.00%) BDD
10 34 (17.00%) WebDriver
11 33 (16.50%) Finance
12 32 (16.00%) HTML
12 32 (16.00%) CSS
12 32 (16.00%) Web Services
12 32 (16.00%) Software Testing
13 29 (14.50%) .NET
14 27 (13.50%) SQL
14 27 (13.50%) Microsoft
14 27 (13.50%) Degree
15 26 (13.00%) JIRA
16 24 (12.00%) Test Management
16 24 (12.00%) Scrum
16 24 (12.00%) Git (software)
17 23 (11.50%) TDD
18 22 (11.00%) jQuery
18 22 (11.00%) QA Automation
18 22 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
19 21 (10.50%) Scenario Testing
19 21 (10.50%) OOP
20 20 (10.00%) Unit Testing

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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 7 (3.50%) Confluence
2 4 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.50%) JBoss
3 1 (0.50%) SAS
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.50%) WildFly
3 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.50%) Slack
3 3 (1.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (1.50%) GitHub
3 3 (1.50%) SaaS
4 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.00%) npm
4 2 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.50%) AWS CodePipeline
5 1 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.50%) Force.com
5 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.50%) Route 53
5 1 (0.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.50%) Internet
2 2 (1.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.50%) ATM
3 1 (0.50%) HTTP
3 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.50%) SMPP
3 1 (0.50%) SMTP
3 1 (0.50%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.00%) MySQL
2 12 (6.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.50%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.00%) GIS
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.50%) Big Data
6 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.50%) Ingres
6 1 (0.50%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 66 (33.00%) Selenium
2 38 (19.00%) Cucumber
3 34 (17.00%) WebDriver
4 26 (13.00%) JIRA
5 24 (12.00%) Git (software)
6 18 (9.00%) JMeter
7 16 (8.00%) SoapUI
8 15 (7.50%) Jenkins
9 14 (7.00%) JUnit
9 14 (7.00%) Zephyr
10 12 (6.00%) Maven
11 11 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (5.00%) Protractor
13 8 (4.00%) SpecFlow
14 7 (3.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (3.50%) LoadRunner
14 7 (3.50%) NeoLoad
15 6 (3.00%) GitLab
15 6 (3.00%) JBehave
15 6 (3.00%) Subversion
General
1 33 (16.50%) Finance
2 9 (4.50%) Banking
3 8 (4.00%) Retail
4 4 (2.00%) Marketing
5 3 (1.50%) Electronics
5 3 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.00%) Automotive
6 2 (1.00%) Games
6 2 (1.00%) Law
6 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 42 (21.00%) Analyst
2 35 (17.50%) Tester
3 31 (15.50%) QA Engineer
4 30 (15.00%) Developer
5 24 (12.00%) Automation Tester
6 20 (10.00%) Business Analyst
7 19 (9.50%) QA Automation Engineer
8 17 (8.50%) Test Engineer
9 16 (8.00%) Test Automation Engineer
10 13 (6.50%) Test Analyst
11 12 (6.00%) Automation Engineer
11 12 (6.00%) Software Tester
12 11 (5.50%) QA Leader
12 11 (5.50%) Software Engineer
13 10 (5.00%) Senior QA Engineer
13 10 (5.00%) Software Developer
14 9 (4.50%) Test Leader
15 8 (4.00%) QA Test Engineer
16 7 (3.50%) Automation Test Lead
16 7 (3.50%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (16.00%) CSS
1 32 (16.00%) HTML
1 32 (16.00%) Web Services
2 29 (14.50%) .NET
3 22 (11.00%) jQuery
4 19 (9.50%) RESTful
5 13 (6.50%) JSON
5 13 (6.50%) Node.js
6 12 (6.00%) .NET Framework
6 12 (6.00%) AngularJS
7 11 (5.50%) ASP.NET
7 11 (5.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (5.00%) HTML5
9 9 (4.50%) XML
10 7 (3.50%) SOAP
11 6 (3.00%) Ajax
11 6 (3.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (2.50%) Gherkin
12 5 (2.50%) Razor View Engine
12 5 (2.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 15 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.50%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.50%) User Experience
4 8 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.00%) Fintech
6 6 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.50%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.50%) Grid Computing
7 3 (1.50%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.50%) Replication
8 2 (1.00%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.00%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.00%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.00%) Windows
2 9 (4.50%) Unix
3 8 (4.00%) Android
3 8 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 93 (46.50%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (22.00%) SDLC
4 36 (18.00%) BDD
5 32 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 24 (12.00%) Scrum
6 24 (12.00%) Test Management
7 23 (11.50%) TDD
8 22 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (11.00%) QA Automation
9 21 (10.50%) OOP
9 21 (10.50%) Scenario Testing
10 20 (10.00%) Defect Management
10 20 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 20 (10.00%) Unit Testing
11 18 (9.00%) Analytics
11 18 (9.00%) OO
12 17 (8.50%) API Testing
12 17 (8.50%) E-Commerce
13 16 (8.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 64 (32.00%) Java
2 58 (29.00%) JavaScript
3 49 (24.50%) C#
4 27 (13.50%) SQL
5 14 (7.00%) PHP
6 8 (4.00%) Python
7 6 (3.00%) Ruby
8 2 (1.00%) C
8 2 (1.00%) C++
8 2 (1.00%) COBOL
8 2 (1.00%) VB
9 1 (0.50%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.50%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.50%) Java 8
9 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.50%) Perl
9 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (13.50%) Degree
2 17 (8.50%) ISTQB
3 7 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (3.00%) ISEB
5 3 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) HNC
7 1 (0.50%) HND
7 1 (0.50%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.00%) ISO 9001
2 6 (3.00%) GDPR
2 6 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.50%) COBIT
4 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.00%) SEPA
5 1 (0.50%) GCP
5 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (1.50%) Docker
1 3 (1.50%) Firmware
2 2 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.50%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.50%) Terraform
3 2 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.00%) Puppet
4 1 (0.50%) Ansible
4 1 (0.50%) Automic
4 1 (0.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (13.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.00%) Oracle
3 3 (1.50%) SAP
3 3 (1.50%) VMware
4 2 (1.00%) DevExpress
4 2 (1.00%) Google
4 2 (1.00%) Telerik
5 1 (0.50%) hybris
5 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.50%) webMethods
5 1 (0.50%) WooCommerce
5 1 (0.50%) WSO2
5 1 (0.50%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.50%) Zend