Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 44 46
Rank change year-on-year -14 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 22 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 4.17% 4.14% 5.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.93% 39.29% 29.30%
Number of salaries quoted 24 21 46
Leicester median annual salary £48,750 £36,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.56% -8.75% -2.44%
10th Percentile £31,975 £27,000 £29,375
90th Percentile £53,750 £43,750 £52,500
Leicestershire median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +28.57% -11.39% +0.96%

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 82 56 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 12.67% 10.53% 19.29%
Number of salaries quoted 70 54 125
Leicester median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,425 £27,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £51,250 £60,000 £63,750
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -8.54% +2.50%

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

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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 October 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Leicester

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 17 (62.96%) JavaScript
2 15 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
5 9 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (29.63%) LoadRunner
6 8 (29.63%) E-Commerce
6 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
6 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
6 8 (29.63%) NeoLoad
7 7 (25.93%) Degree
7 7 (25.93%) Performance Testing
7 7 (25.93%) .NET
7 7 (25.93%) C#
7 7 (25.93%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (25.93%) Test Planning
8 6 (22.22%) User Experience
8 6 (22.22%) MVC
8 6 (22.22%) Mobile App
9 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
9 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Scrum
9 5 (18.52%) Java
9 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
10 4 (14.81%) Objective-C
10 4 (14.81%) Retail
10 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
10 4 (14.81%) jQuery
10 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
10 4 (14.81%) Mobile Application Development

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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 (7.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (7.41%) Liferay
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) SaaS
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.70%) MailChimp
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) GIS
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) LoadRunner
1 8 (29.63%) NeoLoad
2 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (11.11%) JIRA
3 3 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (3.70%) Appium
4 1 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.70%) UI Automator
4 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (14.81%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Automotive
3 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Performance Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Performance Test Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Test Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Software Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Applications Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Automation Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Developer in Test
4 2 (7.41%) iOS Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
3 4 (14.81%) jQuery
4 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (11.11%) CSS
4 3 (11.11%) HTML
4 3 (11.11%) JSON
4 3 (11.11%) React
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (7.41%) Ajax
5 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
5 2 (7.41%) J2EE
5 2 (7.41%) WPF
6 1 (3.70%) HTML5
6 1 (3.70%) LESS
6 1 (3.70%) Node.js
6 1 (3.70%) RESTful
6 1 (3.70%) Sass
6 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 6 (22.22%) User Experience
3 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
2 3 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
4 8 (29.63%) E-Commerce
5 7 (25.93%) Performance Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Test Planning
6 6 (22.22%) MVC
7 5 (18.52%) Scrum
7 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
9 3 (11.11%) OOP
9 3 (11.11%) Quality Management
9 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
10 2 (7.41%) ITIL
10 2 (7.41%) OOD
10 2 (7.41%) Project Management
10 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
10 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) JavaScript
2 7 (25.93%) C#
3 5 (18.52%) Java
4 4 (14.81%) Apple Swift
4 4 (14.81%) Objective-C
5 3 (11.11%) SQL
6 2 (7.41%) C
7 1 (3.70%) Perl
7 1 (3.70%) PHP
7 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
2 7 (25.93%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) ISEB
4 1 (3.70%) HNC
4 1 (3.70%) HND
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) SAP
3 2 (7.41%) Adobe
3 2 (7.41%) hybris
4 1 (3.70%) DevExpress
4 1 (3.70%) Google
4 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.70%) Telerik