Period
to 22 March 2019

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 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 35 47
Rank change year-on-year -6 +12 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 249 368 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.97% 6.94% 5.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.09% 46.00% 41.03%
Number of salaries quoted 212 298 238
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,925 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,375 £65,000 £55,000
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 637 800 775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.28% 15.08% 12.94%
Number of salaries quoted 488 627 601
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,555 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.13% +3.79% +2.50%
10th Percentile £24,500 £26,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 -9 117 £45,000 -2.17% 26
Leicestershire +6 58 £42,500 +13.33% 14
Derbyshire +34 46 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Northamptonshire +11 24 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Lincolnshire +20 3 £22,500 +18.42% 15
QA
England

For the 6 months to 22 March 2019, 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.

1 166 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 147 (59.04%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (45.78%) C#
4 101 (40.56%) Java
5 73 (29.32%) Selenium
6 58 (23.29%) User Stories
7 56 (22.49%) JIRA
8 54 (21.69%) Functional Testing
9 53 (21.29%) Scrum
10 51 (20.48%) Scenario Testing
11 50 (20.08%) Test Management
12 47 (18.88%) SDLC
13 46 (18.47%) WebDriver
13 46 (18.47%) SoapUI
14 44 (17.67%) JMeter
14 44 (17.67%) Non-Functional Testing
15 41 (16.47%) OOP
16 40 (16.06%) JavaScript
16 40 (16.06%) .NET
17 39 (15.66%) Git (software)
18 38 (15.26%) Manual Testing
19 36 (14.46%) Cucumber
20 35 (14.06%) TDD
21 34 (13.65%) SQL
21 34 (13.65%) QA Automation
22 32 (12.85%) Finance
23 31 (12.45%) Project Planning
23 31 (12.45%) BDD
24 30 (12.05%) Test Scripting
25 29 (11.65%) Unit Testing

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 16 (6.43%) NServiceBus
2 11 (4.42%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.01%) WordPress
4 4 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (1.61%) JBoss
4 4 (1.61%) Liferay
4 4 (1.61%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.20%) Confluence
6 2 (0.80%) Apache
6 2 (0.80%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (0.80%) IIS
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.40%) CMS
7 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.40%) Kentico
7 1 (0.40%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.40%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.40%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.84%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.81%) SaaS
3 5 (2.01%) MailChimp
4 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.40%) Apigee
5 1 (0.40%) Boomi
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.40%) Force.com
5 1 (0.40%) Office 365
5 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.20%) Softphone
2 1 (0.40%) AMQP
2 1 (0.40%) Multicast
2 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.22%) MongoDB
3 12 (4.82%) Big Data
4 10 (4.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (3.21%) MySQL
7 4 (1.61%) NonStop SQL
8 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.40%) GIS
9 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.40%) Ingres
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 73 (29.32%) Selenium
2 56 (22.49%) JIRA
3 46 (18.47%) SoapUI
3 46 (18.47%) WebDriver
4 44 (17.67%) JMeter
5 39 (15.66%) Git (software)
6 36 (14.46%) Cucumber
7 26 (10.44%) Zephyr
8 24 (9.64%) Subversion
9 21 (8.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (6.83%) Sonatype Nexus
11 15 (6.02%) Jenkins
12 12 (4.82%) Bitbucket
13 11 (4.42%) LoadRunner
13 11 (4.42%) NeoLoad
13 11 (4.42%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (2.81%) Maven
15 5 (2.01%) TestLink
15 5 (2.01%) TestRail
16 4 (1.61%) WiX
General
1 32 (12.85%) Finance
2 20 (8.03%) Retail
3 12 (4.82%) Marketing
4 5 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.20%) Advertising
6 2 (0.80%) Banking
6 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.40%) French Language
7 1 (0.40%) Front Office
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (36.14%) Tester
2 82 (32.93%) Automation Tester
3 48 (19.28%) QA Tester
4 45 (18.07%) QA Engineer
5 44 (17.67%) Analyst
6 42 (16.87%) QA Automation Tester
7 38 (15.26%) Developer
8 28 (11.24%) Test Analyst
9 24 (9.64%) Senior QA Engineer
10 22 (8.84%) QA Analyst
11 21 (8.43%) Java Engineer
12 20 (8.03%) Senior Java Engineer
13 19 (7.63%) Senior Automation Tester
13 19 (7.63%) Senior QA Tester
13 19 (7.63%) Senior Tester
13 19 (7.63%) Test Engineer
14 18 (7.23%) Automation Test Analyst
15 16 (6.43%) QA Test Analyst
15 16 (6.43%) Software Developer
16 14 (5.62%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (16.06%) .NET
2 27 (10.84%) CSS
3 26 (10.44%) ASP.NET
3 26 (10.44%) HTML
3 26 (10.44%) Web Services
4 14 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (5.22%) JSON
6 12 (4.82%) .NET Framework
6 12 (4.82%) AngularJS
6 12 (4.82%) HTML5
6 12 (4.82%) LINQ
7 11 (4.42%) jQuery
8 10 (4.02%) Ajax
8 10 (4.02%) CSS3
8 10 (4.02%) REST
9 9 (3.61%) React
9 9 (3.61%) WebSphere MQ
10 8 (3.21%) J2EE
10 8 (3.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (2.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.24%) Fintech
2 22 (8.84%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (8.03%) Mobile App
4 16 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.42%) User Experience
6 9 (3.61%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.01%) EPoS
7 5 (2.01%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.20%) Handset
9 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.80%) Life Science
10 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.40%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.40%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.81%) Windows
2 5 (2.01%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.61%) Linux
4 3 (1.20%) Unix
5 1 (0.40%) Android
5 1 (0.40%) Solaris
5 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 147 (59.04%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (23.29%) User Stories
4 54 (21.69%) Functional Testing
5 53 (21.29%) Scrum
6 51 (20.48%) Scenario Testing
7 50 (20.08%) Test Management
8 47 (18.88%) SDLC
9 44 (17.67%) Non-Functional Testing
10 41 (16.47%) OOP
11 38 (15.26%) Manual Testing
12 35 (14.06%) TDD
13 34 (13.65%) QA Automation
14 31 (12.45%) BDD
14 31 (12.45%) Project Planning
15 30 (12.05%) Test Scripting
16 29 (11.65%) Unit Testing
17 28 (11.24%) Software Testing
18 23 (9.24%) Exploratory Testing
18 23 (9.24%) OO
Programming Languages
1 114 (45.78%) C#
2 101 (40.56%) Java
3 40 (16.06%) JavaScript
4 34 (13.65%) SQL
5 11 (4.42%) PowerShell
6 9 (3.61%) VBScript
7 6 (2.41%) PHP
8 5 (2.01%) Apple Swift
9 4 (1.61%) Groovy
9 4 (1.61%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.61%) Python
10 3 (1.20%) C
10 3 (1.20%) Ruby
11 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.80%) C++
12 1 (0.40%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.40%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.40%) Scala
12 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (7.63%) Degree
2 18 (7.23%) ISTQB
3 15 (6.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.81%) ISEB
6 3 (1.20%) HND
7 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.40%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.41%) PMO
2 1 (0.40%) SEPA
2 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.80%) Docker
2 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.40%) Ansible
2 1 (0.40%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.61%) IBM
2 9 (3.61%) Oracle
3 7 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (2.01%) Adobe
4 5 (2.01%) SAP
5 4 (1.61%) hybris
6 3 (1.20%) Reuters
7 2 (0.80%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.40%) Ariba
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco
8 1 (0.40%) Dell
8 1 (0.40%) Google
8 1 (0.40%) Jitterbit
8 1 (0.40%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.40%) Red Box
8 1 (0.40%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.40%) webMethods