Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 32 34
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 262 371 406
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.95% 7.04% 6.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.62% 50.34% 42.07%
Number of salaries quoted 221 301 339
East Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £42,091
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.78% +6.91% +12.24%
10th Percentile £27,000 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £65,000 £61,750
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 645 737 965
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.66% 13.99% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 491 577 748
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +10.75%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,875 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -17 110 £45,000 -3.23% 17
Leicestershire +6 55 £42,500 +21.43% 14
Northamptonshire +17 49 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Derbyshire +33 44 £39,000 -17.89% 9
Lincolnshire +20 4 £26,000 +36.84% 6
QA
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 137 (52.29%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (50.76%) Test Automation
3 101 (38.55%) C#
4 90 (34.35%) Java
5 72 (27.48%) JavaScript
6 70 (26.72%) Selenium
7 57 (21.76%) SDLC
8 56 (21.37%) .NET
9 54 (20.61%) Git (software)
10 52 (19.85%) Microsoft
11 50 (19.08%) JIRA
11 50 (19.08%) Scrum
12 48 (18.32%) HTML
12 48 (18.32%) CSS
13 45 (17.18%) WebDriver
14 44 (16.79%) Software Testing
15 43 (16.41%) Test Management
16 42 (16.03%) jQuery
16 42 (16.03%) Scenario Testing
17 40 (15.27%) Software Engineering
17 40 (15.27%) ASP.NET
17 40 (15.27%) OOP
17 40 (15.27%) MVC
18 39 (14.89%) JSON
18 39 (14.89%) Cucumber
19 38 (14.50%) SoapUI
19 38 (14.50%) JMeter
20 37 (14.12%) Finance
20 37 (14.12%) Functional Testing
21 36 (13.74%) BDD

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 5 (1.91%) NServiceBus
1 5 (1.91%) WordPress
2 4 (1.53%) IIS
2 4 (1.53%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.15%) Confluence
3 3 (1.15%) Liferay
4 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.38%) CMS
5 1 (0.38%) JBoss
5 1 (0.38%) Kentico
5 1 (0.38%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.38%) SAS
5 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.38%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) SAP ERP
1 3 (1.15%) SAP MDG
2 2 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.40%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.91%) MailChimp
3 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.53%) SaaS
4 2 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.76%) Force.com
4 2 (0.76%) npm
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.38%) Apigee
5 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.38%) AWS CodePipeline
5 1 (0.38%) Boomi
5 1 (0.38%) GitHub
5 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.38%) Office 365
5 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.38%) Route 53
5 1 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.15%) Internet
2 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.38%) AMQP
3 1 (0.38%) HTTP
3 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.38%) SMPP
3 1 (0.38%) SMTP
3 1 (0.38%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.11%) MySQL
3 8 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.53%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.76%) Big Data
6 2 (0.76%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.76%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.38%) GIS
7 1 (0.38%) Ingres
7 1 (0.38%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.38%) Power BI
7 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 70 (26.72%) Selenium
2 54 (20.61%) Git (software)
3 50 (19.08%) JIRA
4 45 (17.18%) WebDriver
5 39 (14.89%) Cucumber
6 38 (14.50%) JMeter
6 38 (14.50%) SoapUI
7 31 (11.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 30 (11.45%) Zephyr
9 19 (7.25%) Jenkins
9 19 (7.25%) Maven
9 19 (7.25%) Subversion
10 13 (4.96%) JUnit
10 13 (4.96%) LoadRunner
10 13 (4.96%) NeoLoad
11 10 (3.82%) SpecFlow
12 9 (3.44%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (3.05%) GitLab
13 8 (3.05%) JBehave
General
1 37 (14.12%) Finance
2 13 (4.96%) Retail
3 9 (3.44%) Marketing
4 8 (3.05%) Banking
5 4 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.76%) Automotive
6 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.38%) French Language
7 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (24.05%) Developer
2 53 (20.23%) Tester
3 51 (19.47%) Analyst
4 46 (17.56%) QA Engineer
5 42 (16.03%) Automation Tester
6 31 (11.83%) Software Developer
7 30 (11.45%) Senior QA Engineer
8 27 (10.31%) .NET Developer
9 26 (9.92%) .NET Software Developer
10 24 (9.16%) Test Engineer
11 23 (8.78%) Business Analyst
11 23 (8.78%) C# Developer
12 22 (8.40%) C# .NET Developer
13 21 (8.02%) C# Software Developer
14 20 (7.63%) Test Automation Engineer
15 16 (6.11%) Test Analyst
16 15 (5.73%) Java Engineer
16 15 (5.73%) QA Leader
16 15 (5.73%) Senior Java Engineer
16 15 (5.73%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (21.37%) .NET
2 48 (18.32%) CSS
2 48 (18.32%) HTML
3 42 (16.03%) jQuery
4 40 (15.27%) ASP.NET
5 39 (14.89%) JSON
6 36 (13.74%) Web Services
7 33 (12.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 26 (9.92%) Ajax
8 26 (9.92%) LINQ
9 25 (9.54%) .NET Framework
10 24 (9.16%) AngularJS
11 23 (8.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 22 (8.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 22 (8.40%) Razor View Engine
13 16 (6.11%) RESTful
14 15 (5.73%) REST
15 13 (4.96%) Gherkin
16 12 (4.58%) Node.js
17 11 (4.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (5.73%) Fintech
2 15 (5.73%) Mobile App
3 11 (4.20%) User Experience
4 5 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.53%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.15%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.15%) EPoS
6 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.76%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.38%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.38%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.38%) Tandem
8 1 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.34%) Windows
2 12 (4.58%) Unix
3 11 (4.20%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.05%) Android
5 3 (1.15%) Linux
6 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (52.29%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (50.76%) Test Automation
3 57 (21.76%) SDLC
4 50 (19.08%) Scrum
5 44 (16.79%) Software Testing
6 43 (16.41%) Test Management
7 42 (16.03%) Scenario Testing
8 40 (15.27%) MVC
8 40 (15.27%) OOP
8 40 (15.27%) Software Engineering
9 37 (14.12%) Functional Testing
10 36 (13.74%) BDD
11 34 (12.98%) OO
12 32 (12.21%) Unit Testing
13 29 (11.07%) TDD
14 27 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (10.31%) User Stories
15 26 (9.92%) Defect Management
16 25 (9.54%) QA Automation
17 22 (8.40%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 101 (38.55%) C#
2 90 (34.35%) Java
3 72 (27.48%) JavaScript
4 36 (13.74%) SQL
5 17 (6.49%) PHP
6 10 (3.82%) Python
7 8 (3.05%) Ruby
8 6 (2.29%) C
9 5 (1.91%) Groovy
9 5 (1.91%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.53%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.53%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.53%) VBScript
11 3 (1.15%) Jython
12 2 (0.76%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.76%) C++
13 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.38%) Perl
13 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (11.83%) Degree
2 23 (8.78%) ISTQB
3 10 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (3.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (3.44%) ISEB
5 3 (1.15%) HND
5 3 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.53%) PMO
2 3 (1.15%) COBIT
3 2 (0.76%) SLA
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (0.76%) Docker
1 2 (0.76%) Firmware
2 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.38%) Ansible
3 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.38%) Nagios
3 1 (0.38%) Puppet
3 1 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 52 (19.85%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.96%) Oracle
3 7 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (2.67%) SAP
4 6 (2.29%) Reuters
5 4 (1.53%) IBM
6 3 (1.15%) Adobe
6 3 (1.15%) Ariba
6 3 (1.15%) hybris
6 3 (1.15%) VMware
7 2 (0.76%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.38%) Cisco
8 1 (0.38%) Dell
8 1 (0.38%) Jitterbit
8 1 (0.38%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.38%) Red Box
8 1 (0.38%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.38%) webMethods
8 1 (0.38%) WSO2