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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 42 53
Rank change year-on-year +29 +11  
Permanent jobs citing QA 53 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 13.55% 1.27% 1.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.96% 8.89% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 53 2 2
Median salary £35,000 £31,250 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% -19.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,250 £37,750
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £34,250 £39,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Leicester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 102 45 68
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 26.09% 14.29% 15.74%
Number of salaries quoted 97 15 52
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £63,700 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Leicester

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 79 (80.61%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (64.29%) Mobile App
3 61 (62.24%) Retail
4 60 (61.22%) Software Engineering
5 54 (55.10%) Scrum
6 50 (51.02%) Java
6 50 (51.02%) Kanban
7 43 (43.88%) JavaScript
8 40 (40.82%) Test Automation
9 39 (39.80%) Continuous Delivery
10 37 (37.76%) Selenium
11 32 (32.65%) Data Structures
12 31 (31.63%) Scala
13 22 (22.45%) C#
14 20 (20.41%) Python
14 20 (20.41%) SOA
14 20 (20.41%) TDD
15 19 (19.39%) OO
16 17 (17.35%) MySQL
16 17 (17.35%) User Experience
17 16 (16.33%) Spring Boot
17 16 (16.33%) MongoDB
17 16 (16.33%) Node.js
18 15 (15.31%) Cucumber
19 14 (14.29%) Calabash
19 14 (14.29%) HTML
20 13 (13.27%) Objective-C
20 13 (13.27%) Apple Swift
20 13 (13.27%) Apple iOS
21 12 (12.24%) Capybara

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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 (4.08%) CMS
2 1 (1.02%) Alfresco
Applications
1 6 (6.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.04%) Magento
2 2 (2.04%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) Google Play
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.35%) MySQL
2 16 (16.33%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.12%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (37.76%) Selenium
2 15 (15.31%) Cucumber
3 14 (14.29%) Calabash
4 12 (12.24%) Capybara
4 12 (12.24%) Protractor
5 11 (11.22%) QUnit
6 5 (5.10%) JIRA
6 5 (5.10%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.04%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.02%) Appium
8 1 (1.02%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.02%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.02%) Mocha
8 1 (1.02%) NUnit
General
1 61 (62.24%) Retail
2 3 (3.06%) Finance
3 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (45.92%) Developer
2 29 (29.59%) Analyst
3 28 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
4 20 (20.41%) QA Analyst
5 16 (16.33%) Java Developer
5 16 (16.33%) Java Scala Developer
5 16 (16.33%) Python Developer
5 16 (16.33%) Scala Developer
6 12 (12.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 12 (12.24%) HTML CSS Developer
6 12 (12.24%) HTML Developer
7 11 (11.22%) Quality Analyst
7 11 (11.22%) Tester
8 10 (10.20%) QA Tester
8 10 (10.20%) Test Analyst
9 9 (9.18%) iOS Developer
9 9 (9.18%) Junior
9 9 (9.18%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 9 (9.18%) Selenium Tester
10 8 (8.16%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.33%) Node.js
1 16 (16.33%) Spring Boot
2 14 (14.29%) HTML
3 12 (12.24%) .NET
3 12 (12.24%) AngularJS
3 12 (12.24%) CSS
3 12 (12.24%) Ember.js
3 12 (12.24%) HTML5
4 11 (11.22%) Backbone.js
4 11 (11.22%) React
5 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET
5 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (6.12%) CSS3
6 3 (3.06%) REST
6 3 (3.06%) XML
7 1 (1.02%) jQuery
7 1 (1.02%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.02%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 63 (64.29%) Mobile App
2 32 (32.65%) Data Structures
3 17 (17.35%) User Experience
4 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (11.22%) Social Media
5 8 (8.16%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.06%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.02%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.27%) Apple iOS
2 10 (10.20%) Android
3 3 (3.06%) Linux
3 3 (3.06%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (80.61%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (61.22%) Software Engineering
3 54 (55.10%) Scrum
4 50 (51.02%) Kanban
5 40 (40.82%) Test Automation
6 39 (39.80%) Continuous Delivery
7 20 (20.41%) SOA
7 20 (20.41%) TDD
8 19 (19.39%) OO
9 10 (10.20%) Functional Testing
10 9 (9.18%) Change Management
10 9 (9.18%) ERP
10 9 (9.18%) iOS Development
11 8 (8.16%) Android Development
11 8 (8.16%) PRINCE2
11 8 (8.16%) SDLC
12 7 (7.14%) OOP
12 7 (7.14%) Project Management
12 7 (7.14%) Quality Management
13 6 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 50 (51.02%) Java
2 43 (43.88%) JavaScript
3 31 (31.63%) Scala
4 22 (22.45%) C#
5 20 (20.41%) Python
6 13 (13.27%) Apple Swift
6 13 (13.27%) Objective-C
7 6 (6.12%) SQL
8 5 (5.10%) VB
9 1 (1.02%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (8.16%) Degree
1 8 (8.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (5.10%) MCTS
2 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.06%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.12%) SAP
2 5 (5.10%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.10%) Tableau
3 4 (4.08%) Google
3 4 (4.08%) HP
4 2 (2.04%) hybris
5 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
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