Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 46 47
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 258 287 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.13% 5.10% 5.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.77% 42.71% 37.44%
Number of salaries quoted 191 223 253
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.85% -2.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 742 672 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.75% 11.93% 13.55%
Number of salaries quoted 586 537 605
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +6.67%

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 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 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 +18 180 £44,000 -12.00% 9
Derbyshire +5 30 £38,500 -3.75% 7
Northamptonshire +19 26 £52,500 +100.00% 6
Leicestershire -57 18 £38,750 +10.71% 11
Lincolnshire -10 3 - - 7
QA
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 144 (55.81%) Test Automation
2 132 (51.16%) Java
3 115 (44.57%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (37.98%) Selenium
5 71 (27.52%) Web Services
6 62 (24.03%) JIRA
7 60 (23.26%) C#
8 57 (22.09%) Software Engineering
9 56 (21.71%) Problem-Solving
10 55 (21.32%) SDLC
10 55 (21.32%) WebDriver
11 53 (20.54%) Cucumber
12 51 (19.77%) Unit Testing
12 51 (19.77%) JavaScript
13 49 (18.99%) User Stories
14 47 (18.22%) JMeter
14 47 (18.22%) Test Management
15 46 (17.83%) Finance
16 45 (17.44%) BDD
17 44 (17.05%) Workflow
17 44 (17.05%) Project Planning
18 40 (15.50%) TDD
19 39 (15.12%) Degree
20 36 (13.95%) Integration Testing
20 36 (13.95%) SoapUI
21 35 (13.57%) OOP
22 34 (13.18%) SQL
23 33 (12.79%) Manual Testing
24 32 (12.40%) CSS
24 32 (12.40%) Scrum

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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 14 (5.43%) Confluence
2 4 (1.55%) Apache Solr
2 4 (1.55%) JBoss
2 4 (1.55%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.55%) WildFly
3 3 (1.16%) IIS
4 2 (0.78%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.39%) CMS
5 1 (0.39%) Kentico
5 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.71%) GitHub
3 3 (1.16%) Slack
4 2 (0.78%) SaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.39%) Office 365
5 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.16%) Internet
2 1 (0.39%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.94%) MySQL
3 4 (1.55%) Data Mining
3 4 (1.55%) Ingres
4 3 (1.16%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.16%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.39%) Big Data
6 1 (0.39%) GIS
Development Applications
1 98 (37.98%) Selenium
2 62 (24.03%) JIRA
3 55 (21.32%) WebDriver
4 53 (20.54%) Cucumber
5 47 (18.22%) JMeter
6 36 (13.95%) SoapUI
7 23 (8.91%) Jenkins
7 23 (8.91%) Zephyr
8 17 (6.59%) Subversion
9 14 (5.43%) Git (software)
10 11 (4.26%) Maven
11 8 (3.10%) Visual Studio
12 6 (2.33%) Appium
12 6 (2.33%) JUnit
12 6 (2.33%) Protractor
13 5 (1.94%) Grunt
13 5 (1.94%) gulp
13 5 (1.94%) TestRail
13 5 (1.94%) webpack
14 4 (1.55%) Artifactory
General
1 46 (17.83%) Finance
2 14 (5.43%) Banking
3 11 (4.26%) Retail Banking
4 9 (3.49%) Retail
5 8 (3.10%) Games
6 7 (2.71%) Marketing
7 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.78%) Electronics
8 2 (0.78%) Law
8 2 (0.78%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 70 (27.13%) QA Engineer
2 40 (15.50%) Developer
3 38 (14.73%) Analyst
4 36 (13.95%) QA Automation Engineer
5 32 (12.40%) Software Engineer
6 29 (11.24%) Java Engineer
7 28 (10.85%) QA Leader
8 25 (9.69%) Automation Engineer
9 24 (9.30%) Test Engineer
10 21 (8.14%) Tester
11 19 (7.36%) QA Analyst
12 18 (6.98%) Java Software Engineer
12 18 (6.98%) Lead Software Engineer
13 17 (6.59%) Automation Tester
13 17 (6.59%) Test Analyst
14 16 (6.20%) Team Leader
15 15 (5.81%) QA Test Engineer
15 15 (5.81%) Test Automation Engineer
16 14 (5.43%) Lead Developer
16 14 (5.43%) Software QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (27.52%) Web Services
2 32 (12.40%) CSS
3 25 (9.69%) .NET
3 25 (9.69%) HTML
4 17 (6.59%) Gherkin
4 17 (6.59%) RESTful
5 12 (4.65%) HTML5
5 12 (4.65%) XML
6 11 (4.26%) REST
6 11 (4.26%) SOAP
7 10 (3.88%) AngularJS
8 8 (3.10%) Node.js
9 7 (2.71%) jQuery
10 6 (2.33%) CSS3
10 6 (2.33%) Hibernate
10 6 (2.33%) J2EE
10 6 (2.33%) JSON
10 6 (2.33%) Spring
11 5 (1.94%) FIX Protocol
12 4 (1.55%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.47%) Computer Science
2 19 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (4.26%) Fintech
5 10 (3.88%) User Experience
6 8 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.33%) SWIFT
8 5 (1.94%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.55%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.55%) Derivative
9 4 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.55%) Equities
9 4 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.16%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.16%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.16%) Replication
11 2 (0.78%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.78%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.78%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.59%) Windows
2 12 (4.65%) Unix
3 9 (3.49%) Linux
4 2 (0.78%) Android
4 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (55.81%) Test Automation
2 115 (44.57%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (22.09%) Software Engineering
4 56 (21.71%) Problem-Solving
5 55 (21.32%) SDLC
6 51 (19.77%) Unit Testing
7 49 (18.99%) User Stories
8 47 (18.22%) Test Management
9 45 (17.44%) BDD
10 44 (17.05%) Project Planning
10 44 (17.05%) Workflow
11 40 (15.50%) TDD
12 36 (13.95%) Integration Testing
13 35 (13.57%) OOP
14 33 (12.79%) Manual Testing
15 32 (12.40%) Defect Management
15 32 (12.40%) QA Automation
15 32 (12.40%) Scrum
16 31 (12.02%) Software Testing
17 30 (11.63%) OO
Programming Languages
1 132 (51.16%) Java
2 60 (23.26%) C#
3 51 (19.77%) JavaScript
4 34 (13.18%) SQL
5 7 (2.71%) Python
5 7 (2.71%) TypeScript
6 6 (2.33%) Ruby
7 4 (1.55%) Java 8
7 4 (1.55%) PHP
7 4 (1.55%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.16%) C
9 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.78%) C++
9 2 (0.78%) COBOL
9 2 (0.78%) Go
9 2 (0.78%) Perl
9 2 (0.78%) Scala
10 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (15.12%) Degree
2 13 (5.04%) ISTQB
3 9 (3.49%) ISEB
4 6 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.16%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.16%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.33%) SEPA
2 5 (1.94%) GDPR
2 5 (1.94%) ISO 9001
2 5 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.55%) SLA
4 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) Docker
1 1 (0.39%) LXC
1 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.78%) Automic
3 2 (0.78%) Puppet
3 2 (0.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (8.91%) Oracle
2 16 (6.20%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.49%) Google
4 8 (3.10%) Misys
5 5 (1.94%) Capita
6 4 (1.55%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.78%) hybris
7 2 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.78%) Remedy
7 2 (0.78%) SAP
7 2 (0.78%) Tableau
7 2 (0.78%) webMethods
8 1 (0.39%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.39%) HP
8 1 (0.39%) Telerik
8 1 (0.39%) VMware
8 1 (0.39%) WooCommerce