Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 44 53
Rank change year-on-year -28 +9 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 28 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 2.76% 4.76% 3.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 36.36% 21.05%
Number of salaries quoted 16 28 27
Leicester median annual salary £48,750 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% - -28.57%
10th Percentile £34,375 £27,125 £27,750
90th Percentile £50,000 £49,000 £43,000
Leicestershire median annual salary £45,000 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year +24.14% -3.33% -17.58%

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 72 77 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 11.03% 13.10% 17.23%
Number of salaries quoted 66 73 83
Leicester median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,375 £26,250 £25,650
90th Percentile £53,375 £52,500 £63,750
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% -

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 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Leicester

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
3 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
4 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 8 (44.44%) ISTQB
4 8 (44.44%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Test Planning
5 7 (38.89%) NeoLoad
5 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Degree
5 7 (38.89%) LoadRunner
6 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
7 5 (27.78%) .NET
7 5 (27.78%) C#
7 5 (27.78%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (22.22%) HTML
8 4 (22.22%) MVC
9 3 (16.67%) Java
9 3 (16.67%) OOP
9 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
9 3 (16.67%) CSS
9 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
9 3 (16.67%) jQuery
9 3 (16.67%) Retail
9 3 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (16.67%) User Experience
9 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC

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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 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) GIS
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) LoadRunner
1 7 (38.89%) NeoLoad
2 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Appium
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.56%) UI Automator
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (16.67%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Automotive
3 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Performance Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Performance Test Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Developer in Test
3 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (5.56%) QA Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Performance Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) HTML
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (16.67%) CSS
3 3 (16.67%) jQuery
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (11.11%) Gherkin
5 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.56%) HTML5
5 1 (5.56%) JSON
5 1 (5.56%) LESS
5 1 (5.56%) Node.js
5 1 (5.56%) React
5 1 (5.56%) RESTful
5 1 (5.56%) Sass
5 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (5.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (16.67%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Android
1 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
2 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 8 (44.44%) Scenario Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Test Planning
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
6 4 (22.22%) MVC
7 3 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (16.67%) OOP
8 2 (11.11%) BDD
8 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
8 2 (11.11%) OO
8 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (11.11%) SDLC
8 2 (11.11%) TDD
9 1 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
9 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
9 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 5 (27.78%) C#
3 3 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) Apple Swift
4 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 7 (38.89%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) HNC
4 1 (5.56%) HND
4 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) DevExpress
2 2 (11.11%) Telerik
3 1 (5.56%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) SAP