Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 41 35
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 234 276 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.96% 5.50% 6.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.68% 46.08% 41.53%
Number of salaries quoted 193 224 381
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +2.22% +20.00%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,400 £28,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £65,000 £63,750
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 621 599 1,069
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.16% 11.95% 16.41%
Number of salaries quoted 493 473 816
East Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -21 89 £41,000 -19.21% 19
Derbyshire +41 53 £40,000 -13.98% 7
Northamptonshire +18 49 £40,000 -20.00% 12
Leicestershire -7 36 £45,000 +28.57% 21
Lincolnshire +9 7 £26,000 +4.00% 3
QA
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 115 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 81 (34.62%) C#
4 75 (32.05%) JavaScript
5 74 (31.62%) Java
6 67 (28.63%) Selenium
7 48 (20.51%) SDLC
8 47 (20.09%) Git (software)
8 47 (20.09%) .NET
9 45 (19.23%) Microsoft
10 43 (18.38%) HTML
11 42 (17.95%) CSS
11 42 (17.95%) Cucumber
12 40 (17.09%) WebDriver
13 39 (16.67%) jQuery
14 37 (15.81%) Web Services
14 37 (15.81%) BDD
15 36 (15.38%) MVC
15 36 (15.38%) Software Engineering
16 35 (14.96%) JIRA
16 35 (14.96%) JSON
17 34 (14.53%) Finance
17 34 (14.53%) Scrum
18 32 (13.68%) Software Testing
19 31 (13.25%) ASP.NET
19 31 (13.25%) OOP
19 31 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
20 29 (12.39%) SQL
20 29 (12.39%) SoapUI
20 29 (12.39%) ASP.NET MVC

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 7 (2.99%) Confluence
2 4 (1.71%) IIS
3 2 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (0.85%) Liferay
4 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.43%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.43%) SAS
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.85%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.85%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.12%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.14%) SaaS
2 5 (2.14%) Slack
3 3 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.85%) GitHub
4 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.85%) npm
4 2 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.43%) Apigee
5 1 (0.43%) AWS CodePipeline
5 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.43%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.43%) Route 53
5 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.71%) Internet
2 2 (0.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.43%) HTTP
3 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.43%) SMPP
3 1 (0.43%) SMTP
3 1 (0.43%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.41%) MySQL
3 6 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.71%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.43%) Big Data
6 1 (0.43%) GIS
6 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.43%) Power BI
6 1 (0.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 67 (28.63%) Selenium
2 47 (20.09%) Git (software)
3 42 (17.95%) Cucumber
4 40 (17.09%) WebDriver
5 35 (14.96%) JIRA
6 29 (12.39%) SoapUI
7 27 (11.54%) JMeter
8 25 (10.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (8.97%) Zephyr
10 18 (7.69%) Maven
11 17 (7.26%) Jenkins
12 14 (5.98%) JUnit
13 11 (4.70%) SpecFlow
14 9 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (3.85%) GitLab
14 9 (3.85%) JBehave
15 8 (3.42%) LoadRunner
15 8 (3.42%) NeoLoad
15 8 (3.42%) Protractor
15 8 (3.42%) Subversion
General
1 34 (14.53%) Finance
2 9 (3.85%) Retail
3 7 (2.99%) Banking
4 5 (2.14%) Marketing
5 4 (1.71%) Automotive
6 2 (0.85%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.43%) Advertising
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.43%) French Language
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (22.22%) Developer
2 45 (19.23%) Analyst
3 40 (17.09%) Tester
4 38 (16.24%) QA Engineer
5 27 (11.54%) Automation Tester
6 26 (11.11%) Software Developer
7 25 (10.68%) Senior QA Engineer
8 23 (9.83%) Test Engineer
9 22 (9.40%) .NET Developer
10 21 (8.97%) .NET Software Developer
10 21 (8.97%) Business Analyst
11 20 (8.55%) C# Developer
11 20 (8.55%) Test Automation Engineer
12 17 (7.26%) C# .NET Developer
12 17 (7.26%) Software Tester
13 16 (6.84%) C# Software Developer
13 16 (6.84%) QA Automation Engineer
14 14 (5.98%) Junior
15 12 (5.13%) Test Analyst
16 10 (4.27%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (20.09%) .NET
2 43 (18.38%) HTML
3 42 (17.95%) CSS
4 39 (16.67%) jQuery
5 37 (15.81%) Web Services
6 35 (14.96%) JSON
7 31 (13.25%) ASP.NET
8 29 (12.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 23 (9.83%) Ajax
10 21 (8.97%) .NET Framework
10 21 (8.97%) LINQ
10 21 (8.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 20 (8.55%) AngularJS
11 20 (8.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 20 (8.55%) Razor View Engine
12 19 (8.12%) RESTful
13 14 (5.98%) Node.js
14 13 (5.56%) Gherkin
15 11 (4.70%) XML
16 9 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (7.26%) Computer Science
2 15 (6.41%) Mobile App
3 14 (5.98%) User Experience
4 10 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (2.99%) Fintech
6 5 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.28%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.28%) Replication
8 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.85%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.43%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.43%) Life Science
9 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.98%) Windows
2 13 (5.56%) Unix
3 11 (4.70%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.85%) Android
5 3 (1.28%) Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 48 (20.51%) SDLC
4 37 (15.81%) BDD
5 36 (15.38%) MVC
5 36 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 34 (14.53%) Scrum
7 32 (13.68%) Software Testing
8 31 (13.25%) OOP
8 31 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (12.39%) QA Automation
10 28 (11.97%) OO
10 28 (11.97%) Scenario Testing
10 28 (11.97%) Test Management
11 26 (11.11%) Defect Management
12 23 (9.83%) API Testing
13 22 (9.40%) Functional Testing
13 22 (9.40%) TDD
13 22 (9.40%) Unit Testing
14 21 (8.97%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 81 (34.62%) C#
2 75 (32.05%) JavaScript
3 74 (31.62%) Java
4 29 (12.39%) SQL
5 13 (5.56%) PHP
6 10 (4.27%) Python
7 9 (3.85%) Ruby
8 5 (2.14%) C
9 4 (1.71%) Apple Swift
9 4 (1.71%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.28%) Groovy
10 3 (1.28%) Jython
11 2 (0.85%) C++
11 2 (0.85%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.43%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.43%) Perl
12 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (11.54%) Degree
2 22 (9.40%) ISTQB
3 11 (4.70%) ISEB
4 6 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.28%) HND
5 3 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.43%) HNC
6 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.56%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.71%) GDPR
2 4 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.28%) COBIT
3 3 (1.28%) PMO
4 2 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.71%) Firmware
2 3 (1.28%) Docker
3 2 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.43%) Ansible
2 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.43%) Nagios
2 1 (0.43%) Puppet
2 1 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 45 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.42%) Oracle
3 6 (2.56%) Reuters
4 5 (2.14%) SAP
4 5 (2.14%) VMware
5 3 (1.28%) hybris
6 2 (0.85%) Adobe
6 2 (0.85%) Ariba
6 2 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.85%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.43%) Cisco
7 1 (0.43%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.43%) Google
7 1 (0.43%) Telerik
7 1 (0.43%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.43%) WSO2
7 1 (0.43%) Zend