Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicester 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 42 40
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2 +25
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 54 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 3.11% 6.35% 5.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.00% 35.06% 41.12%
Number of salaries quoted 17 53 45
Leicester median annual salary £31,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,750 £21,500
90th Percentile £41,250 £52,000 £69,000
Leicestershire median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% -

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 Leicester with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Leicester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 50 154 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 8.64% 18.10% 13.18%
Number of salaries quoted 45 129 79
Leicester median annual salary £36,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.12% +10.39% -10.72%
10th Percentile £27,200 £27,700 £21,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,750 £54,841
Leicestershire median annual salary £37,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.71% +5.00% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicester.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Leicester

QA
Salary Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Leicester.

Salary trend for QA in Leicester

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Salary Histogram in Leicester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Leicester over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Leicester

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leicester region with a requirement for QA.

1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 9 (50.00%) Scrum
3 8 (44.44%) Retail
3 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 5 (27.78%) JIRA
4 5 (27.78%) Selenium
4 5 (27.78%) C#
5 4 (22.22%) HTML
5 4 (22.22%) .NET
5 4 (22.22%) CMS
5 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
6 3 (16.67%) Magento
6 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Java
6 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 3 (16.67%) ERP
7 2 (11.11%) OOD
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (11.11%) SAP
7 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 2 (11.11%) CSS
7 2 (11.11%) XML
7 2 (11.11%) Unix
7 2 (11.11%) Windows
7 2 (11.11%) OOP
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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 4 (22.22%) CMS
2 1 (5.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Magento
2 2 (11.11%) SAP Hybris
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) JIRA
1 5 (27.78%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.11%) MSTest
2 2 (11.11%) NUnit
2 2 (11.11%) QUnit
2 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (44.44%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) QA Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Software Tester
3 4 (22.22%) Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Software QA Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Android Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Applications Developer
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (11.11%) QA Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
1 4 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (11.11%) Backbone.js
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) CSS3
2 2 (11.11%) Ember.js
2 2 (11.11%) HTML5
2 2 (11.11%) Node.js
2 2 (11.11%) React
2 2 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 2 (11.11%) User Experience
4 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
4 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Android
1 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 9 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) ERP
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (11.11%) API Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
6 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Kanban
6 2 (11.11%) MVC
6 2 (11.11%) OOD
6 2 (11.11%) OOP
6 2 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) C#
2 3 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) Apple Swift
3 2 (11.11%) C
3 2 (11.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) hybris
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) HP