Period
to 14 December 2018

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

Quality Assurance (QA)
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 50 33
Rank change year-on-year -9 -17 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 35 21 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 5.48% 3.49% 7.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.77% 38.89% 40.38%
Number of salaries quoted 34 20 61
Leicester median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -17.72% +3.95%
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £41,250 £50,000
Leicestershire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +21.43% -11.39% +5.33%

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 88 54 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 13.77% 8.99% 18.48%
Number of salaries quoted 78 49 136
Leicester median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.71% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £60,000 £59,500
Leicestershire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.24% +5.63%

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

QA
Salary Histogram in Leicester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Leicester over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Leicester

For the 6 months to 14 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 Leicester region with a requirement for QA.

1 20 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 19 (54.29%) Test Automation
3 14 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 13 (37.14%) LoadRunner
4 13 (37.14%) NeoLoad
5 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
6 11 (31.43%) Software Testing
6 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (31.43%) Regression Testing
7 10 (28.57%) ITIL
8 9 (25.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (25.71%) Load Testing
8 9 (25.71%) Stress Testing
9 8 (22.86%) Scrum
10 7 (20.00%) HTML
10 7 (20.00%) CSS
11 6 (17.14%) .NET
11 6 (17.14%) C#
11 6 (17.14%) MVC
11 6 (17.14%) Mobile App
11 6 (17.14%) Scenario Testing
12 5 (14.29%) MailChimp
12 5 (14.29%) Wireframes
12 5 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (14.29%) User Experience
12 5 (14.29%) Apple iOS
12 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
12 5 (14.29%) Email Marketing
12 5 (14.29%) jQuery
12 5 (14.29%) Time Management

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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 5 (14.29%) WordPress
2 3 (8.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (8.57%) Liferay
3 1 (2.86%) Confluence
3 1 (2.86%) IIS
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) MailChimp
2 3 (8.57%) SaaS
3 1 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) MySQL
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) GIS
Development Applications
1 13 (37.14%) LoadRunner
1 13 (37.14%) NeoLoad
2 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.43%) JIRA
3 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.71%) Selenium
5 1 (2.86%) UI Automator
General
1 5 (14.29%) Marketing
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Developer
2 12 (34.29%) Tester
3 10 (28.57%) Automation Tester
4 5 (14.29%) Email Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Test Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Agile Project Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Developer in Test
8 1 (2.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.86%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Mobile Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) CSS
1 7 (20.00%) HTML
2 6 (17.14%) .NET
3 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 5 (14.29%) jQuery
4 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
4 4 (11.43%) JSON
4 4 (11.43%) React
5 3 (8.57%) Ajax
5 3 (8.57%) J2EE
5 3 (8.57%) WPF
6 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.86%) HTML5
7 1 (2.86%) LESS
7 1 (2.86%) Node.js
7 1 (2.86%) RESTful
7 1 (2.86%) Sass
7 1 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Mobile App
2 5 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (14.29%) User Experience
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Test Automation
2 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
3 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (31.43%) Regression Testing
3 11 (31.43%) Software Testing
4 10 (28.57%) ITIL
5 9 (25.71%) Load Testing
5 9 (25.71%) Stress Testing
6 8 (22.86%) Scrum
7 6 (17.14%) MVC
7 6 (17.14%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Email Marketing
8 5 (14.29%) Time Management
8 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Wireframes
9 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
9 4 (11.43%) Mobile Application Development
9 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Test Planning
10 3 (8.57%) Contingency Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 6 (17.14%) C#
3 5 (14.29%) Java
3 5 (14.29%) PHP
4 4 (11.43%) Apple Swift
4 4 (11.43%) Objective-C
4 4 (11.43%) SQL
5 3 (8.57%) C
6 1 (2.86%) Perl
6 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 9 (25.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (11.43%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 5 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (11.43%) SAP
3 3 (8.57%) Adobe
3 3 (8.57%) hybris
4 1 (2.86%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.86%) Telerik