Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 38 36
Rank change year-on-year -26 -2 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 130 257 356
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.96% 6.17% 6.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.81% 39.78% 44.11%
Number of salaries quoted 99 220 295
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £25,750 £29,150
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +0.61%

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 422 646 807
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.84% 15.52% 15.10%
Number of salaries quoted 348 486 634
Median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% +4.29%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,875 £26,325
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £67,125
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing QA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in the East Midlands.

Salary trend for QA in the East Midlands

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Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020. 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 69 £43,500 -3.33% 7
Leicestershire +4 24 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Derbyshire -19 18 £42,500 +21.43% 5
Northamptonshire -1 7 £65,000 +44.44% 8
Lincolnshire -4 5 £40,000 +77.78% 1
QA
England

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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 91 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 42 (32.31%) C#
4 41 (31.54%) JavaScript
5 35 (26.92%) Finance
6 34 (26.15%) Scrum
7 29 (22.31%) Java
8 28 (21.54%) Manual Testing
9 27 (20.77%) CSS
10 26 (20.00%) Selenium
11 25 (19.23%) JIRA
11 25 (19.23%) User Experience
12 23 (17.69%) SDLC
13 22 (16.92%) TDD
13 22 (16.92%) Software Engineering
14 21 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (15.38%) Test Scripting
15 20 (15.38%) Mobile App
16 19 (14.62%) ISTQB
17 18 (13.85%) Software Testing
17 18 (13.85%) AngularJS
18 16 (12.31%) BDD
18 16 (12.31%) .NET
18 16 (12.31%) Oracle
18 16 (12.31%) Regression Testing
19 15 (11.54%) SQL
19 15 (11.54%) Fintech
20 14 (10.77%) Jenkins
20 14 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
20 14 (10.77%) Python

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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 10 (7.69%) Apache Solr
1 10 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 8 (6.15%) NServiceBus
3 7 (5.38%) JBoss
3 7 (5.38%) WildFly
4 6 (4.62%) Confluence
5 2 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.54%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.77%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.77%) InVision
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.77%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.15%) AWS
1 8 (6.15%) Azure
2 4 (3.08%) SaaS
3 1 (0.77%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.77%) PaaS
3 1 (0.77%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.15%) Softphone
2 4 (3.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.23%) MongoDB
2 8 (6.15%) Big Data
2 8 (6.15%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.38%) Ingres
4 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.08%) Data Mining
5 4 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.31%) CouchDB
6 3 (2.31%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.31%) OLAP
6 3 (2.31%) OLTP
6 3 (2.31%) Oracle OLAP
6 3 (2.31%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.31%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.31%) SAP BW
6 3 (2.31%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (0.77%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 26 (20.00%) Selenium
2 25 (19.23%) JIRA
3 14 (10.77%) Git (software)
3 14 (10.77%) Jenkins
4 13 (10.00%) Postman
5 11 (8.46%) WebDriver
6 10 (7.69%) ANTLR
6 10 (7.69%) Artifactory
6 10 (7.69%) JMeter
6 10 (7.69%) JUnit
6 10 (7.69%) Maven
6 10 (7.69%) SoapUI
7 8 (6.15%) Bitbucket
7 8 (6.15%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (5.38%) SpecFlow
9 6 (4.62%) Cucumber
10 5 (3.85%) TeamCity
10 5 (3.85%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 4 (3.08%) fastlane
12 3 (2.31%) Oracle Forms
General
1 35 (26.92%) Finance
2 10 (7.69%) Public Sector
3 7 (5.38%) Banking
3 7 (5.38%) Marketing
4 6 (4.62%) Law
5 5 (3.85%) Aerospace
5 5 (3.85%) Automotive
6 4 (3.08%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.08%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.54%) Retail
8 1 (0.77%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (25.38%) Developer
2 21 (16.15%) Analyst
3 19 (14.62%) Tester
4 15 (11.54%) Test Analyst
5 13 (10.00%) Automation Tester
6 12 (9.23%) QA Tester
7 11 (8.46%) QA Automation Tester
8 10 (7.69%) Java Developer
8 10 (7.69%) QA Engineer
8 10 (7.69%) Test Engineer
9 9 (6.92%) QA Analyst
9 9 (6.92%) Software Test Engineer
9 9 (6.92%) Test Manager
10 8 (6.15%) Architect
10 8 (6.15%) Automation Engineer
10 8 (6.15%) Senior Developer
11 7 (5.38%) Applications Developer
11 7 (5.38%) QA Test Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) Software Engineer
12 6 (4.62%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.77%) CSS
2 18 (13.85%) AngularJS
3 16 (12.31%) .NET
4 13 (10.00%) HTML
5 10 (7.69%) Hibernate
5 10 (7.69%) HornetQ
5 10 (7.69%) JMS
5 10 (7.69%) JPA
5 10 (7.69%) Lucene
5 10 (7.69%) Protocol Buffers
5 10 (7.69%) Spring
6 9 (6.92%) React
6 9 (6.92%) RESTful
7 8 (6.15%) .NET Framework
7 8 (6.15%) REST
7 8 (6.15%) Web Services
8 7 (5.38%) Java EE
9 6 (4.62%) Node.js
10 5 (3.85%) Entity Framework
10 5 (3.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.23%) User Experience
2 20 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 14 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.15%) Handset
5 6 (4.62%) Cloud Native
5 6 (4.62%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (3.08%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.08%) iPad
7 4 (3.08%) Renewable Energy
7 4 (3.08%) Social Media
7 4 (3.08%) SWIFT
8 3 (2.31%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.31%) Reference Data
8 3 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.77%) Life Science
9 1 (0.77%) NHS
9 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.46%) Apple iOS
2 8 (6.15%) Android
3 7 (5.38%) Linux
4 3 (2.31%) Mac OS
4 3 (2.31%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 34 (26.15%) Scrum
4 28 (21.54%) Manual Testing
5 23 (17.69%) SDLC
6 22 (16.92%) Software Engineering
6 22 (16.92%) TDD
7 21 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (15.38%) Test Scripting
9 18 (13.85%) Software Testing
10 16 (12.31%) BDD
10 16 (12.31%) Regression Testing
11 15 (11.54%) Fintech
12 10 (7.69%) Analytics
12 10 (7.69%) Test Strategy
13 9 (6.92%) CRM
13 9 (6.92%) Data Management
13 9 (6.92%) Matrix Organization
13 9 (6.92%) Mentoring
13 9 (6.92%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 42 (32.31%) C#
2 41 (31.54%) JavaScript
3 29 (22.31%) Java
4 15 (11.54%) SQL
5 14 (10.77%) Python
6 7 (5.38%) Apple Swift
6 7 (5.38%) Java 8
6 7 (5.38%) Objective-C
7 3 (2.31%) C++
8 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.54%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.54%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.77%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.77%) PHP
9 1 (0.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (14.62%) ISTQB
2 14 (10.77%) ISEB
3 12 (9.23%) Degree
4 5 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.31%) AWS Certification
5 3 (2.31%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) SEPA
1 4 (3.08%) WCAG
2 3 (2.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.62%) HP ALM
1 6 (4.62%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (12.31%) Oracle
2 10 (7.69%) Google
3 6 (4.62%) CA
3 6 (4.62%) Delphix
3 6 (4.62%) HP
3 6 (4.62%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.85%) SAP
5 3 (2.31%) Adobe
6 2 (1.54%) hybris
7 1 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.77%) Spotify
7 1 (0.77%) Tableau