Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 50 40
Rank change year-on-year -3 -10 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 177 236 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.52% 4.97% 5.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.78% 37.58% 47.03%
Number of salaries quoted 146 193 240
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -13.04% +3.37%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £29,875
90th Percentile £61,875 £56,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 575 628 623
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.68% 13.24% 12.33%
Number of salaries quoted 440 493 494
East Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £41,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.64% -7.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £22,450 £24,000 £25,900
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £65,000
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

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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 23 October 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in the East Midlands

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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 23 October 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 +17 116 £40,500 -5.81% 11
Leicestershire -12 24 £32,500 -27.78% 10
Lincolnshire +13 15 £47,500 +82.69% 6
Northamptonshire -7 12 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Derbyshire -31 10 £65,000 +62.50% 11
QA
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 119 (67.23%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (53.11%) Test Automation
3 81 (45.76%) C#
4 50 (28.25%) Scrum
5 44 (24.86%) SQL
6 41 (23.16%) Selenium
7 40 (22.60%) JavaScript
8 36 (20.34%) Java
9 35 (19.77%) .NET
9 35 (19.77%) Microsoft
10 30 (16.95%) HTML
11 28 (15.82%) SDLC
12 27 (15.25%) Manual Testing
13 26 (14.69%) TDD
13 26 (14.69%) DevOps
14 23 (12.99%) Finance
14 23 (12.99%) SQL Server
14 23 (12.99%) CSS
15 22 (12.43%) BDD
15 22 (12.43%) JIRA
16 21 (11.86%) Mobile App
17 20 (11.30%) Project Management
18 19 (10.73%) Jenkins
19 18 (10.17%) EPoS
19 18 (10.17%) MongoDB
20 17 (9.60%) Test Scripting
20 17 (9.60%) Functional Testing
20 17 (9.60%) Mentoring
21 16 (9.04%) Octopus Deploy
21 16 (9.04%) Bitbucket

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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 15 (8.47%) NServiceBus
2 3 (1.69%) Confluence
3 2 (1.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.56%) InVision
2 1 (0.56%) Sketch
2 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.04%) Azure
2 12 (6.78%) AWS
3 5 (2.82%) SaaS
4 2 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.56%) GitHub
5 1 (0.56%) Office 365
5 1 (0.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.82%) VoIP
2 3 (1.69%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) Softphone
3 1 (0.56%) SSL
3 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.17%) MongoDB
3 14 (7.91%) Big Data
4 7 (3.95%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.13%) GIS
7 2 (1.13%) MySQL
8 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 41 (23.16%) Selenium
2 22 (12.43%) JIRA
3 19 (10.73%) Jenkins
4 16 (9.04%) Bitbucket
4 16 (9.04%) Git (software)
4 16 (9.04%) Octopus Deploy
5 15 (8.47%) WebDriver
6 12 (6.78%) SoapUI
7 10 (5.65%) SpecFlow
8 9 (5.08%) JMeter
9 8 (4.52%) Cucumber
9 8 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (3.95%) Hudson
10 7 (3.95%) TeamCity
11 6 (3.39%) Subversion
11 6 (3.39%) Visual Studio
12 5 (2.82%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (2.26%) JUnit
13 4 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
14 3 (1.69%) Maven
General
1 23 (12.99%) Finance
2 12 (6.78%) Retail
3 11 (6.21%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.82%) Marketing
4 5 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.26%) Games
6 2 (1.13%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.56%) Automotive
7 1 (0.56%) Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 41 (23.16%) Tester
2 32 (18.08%) QA Engineer
3 27 (15.25%) Analyst
3 27 (15.25%) Developer
4 26 (14.69%) Automation Tester
5 25 (14.12%) QA Tester
6 18 (10.17%) QA Automation Tester
6 18 (10.17%) Test Analyst
7 17 (9.60%) QA Analyst
8 13 (7.34%) QA Leader
9 12 (6.78%) QA Test Analyst
10 11 (6.21%) Automation Engineer
11 10 (5.65%) Team Leader
12 9 (5.08%) Architect
12 9 (5.08%) Senior Developer
13 8 (4.52%) .NET Developer
13 8 (4.52%) Software Tester
14 7 (3.95%) QA Team Leader
14 7 (3.95%) Software Developer
15 6 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (19.77%) .NET
2 30 (16.95%) HTML
3 23 (12.99%) CSS
4 15 (8.47%) AngularJS
5 14 (7.91%) REST
6 13 (7.34%) ASP.NET
7 12 (6.78%) Node.js
7 12 (6.78%) SOAP
8 10 (5.65%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (5.08%) .NET Framework
9 9 (5.08%) React
9 9 (5.08%) XML
10 8 (4.52%) Web Services
11 7 (3.95%) WinForms
12 6 (3.39%) .NET Core
12 6 (3.39%) Gherkin
13 5 (2.82%) Entity Framework
13 5 (2.82%) jQuery
13 5 (2.82%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.86%) Mobile App
2 18 (10.17%) EPoS
3 12 (6.78%) User Experience
4 7 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.69%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.69%) Life Science
7 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.13%) PMI
8 1 (0.56%) CCTV
8 1 (0.56%) Handset
8 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.26%) Windows
2 2 (1.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (67.23%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (53.11%) Test Automation
3 50 (28.25%) Scrum
4 28 (15.82%) SDLC
5 27 (15.25%) Manual Testing
6 26 (14.69%) DevOps
6 26 (14.69%) TDD
7 22 (12.43%) BDD
8 20 (11.30%) Project Management
9 17 (9.60%) Functional Testing
9 17 (9.60%) Mentoring
9 17 (9.60%) Test Scripting
10 16 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (9.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (8.47%) Software Engineering
12 14 (7.91%) Non-Functional Testing
12 14 (7.91%) Project Delivery
12 14 (7.91%) User Stories
13 13 (7.34%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (45.76%) C#
2 44 (24.86%) SQL
3 40 (22.60%) JavaScript
4 36 (20.34%) Java
5 13 (7.34%) T-SQL
6 11 (6.21%) C++
7 10 (5.65%) Python
7 10 (5.65%) TypeScript
8 6 (3.39%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.69%) Groovy
9 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.13%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.13%) PHP
10 2 (1.13%) Ruby
11 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (8.47%) Degree
1 15 (8.47%) ISTQB
2 11 (6.21%) ISEB
2 11 (6.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.13%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.56%) MCSA
5 1 (0.56%) MCSE
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.26%) GDPR
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.08%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.69%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.13%) Ansible
2 2 (1.13%) Nagios
2 2 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.13%) Puppet
2 2 (1.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (19.77%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.13%) New Relic
4 1 (0.56%) Adobe
4 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle
4 1 (0.56%) Sun