Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 18 48
Rank change year-on-year -33 +30 +19
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 101 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 3.23% 12.58% 4.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.65% 54.89% 31.73%
Number of salaries quoted 21 99 30
Leicester median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -22.22% +9.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £24,138
90th Percentile £41,000 £48,750 £70,000
Leicestershire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -17.65% +8.97%

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 62 184 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 10.53% 22.91% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 58 176 67
Leicester median annual salary £40,500 £39,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.89% -6.47% -15.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £21,800
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,375 £55,250
Leicestershire median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% -11.11% -

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 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Leicester

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (36.84%) ERP
3 7 (36.84%) Selenium
4 6 (31.58%) JIRA
4 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 6 (31.58%) Windows
4 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
5 5 (26.32%) Gherkin
5 5 (26.32%) WebDriver
5 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
5 5 (26.32%) API Testing
5 5 (26.32%) TestRail
5 5 (26.32%) C#
5 5 (26.32%) Capita
6 4 (21.05%) Atlassian
6 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (21.05%) SQL
6 4 (21.05%) .NET
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) QA Automation
6 4 (21.05%) AutoIt
6 4 (21.05%) BDD
6 4 (21.05%) Node.js
6 4 (21.05%) Confluence
6 4 (21.05%) GitHub
6 4 (21.05%) Bitbucket

QA
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 (21.05%) Confluence
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Selenium
2 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
2 6 (31.58%) JIRA
3 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
3 5 (26.32%) TestRail
3 5 (26.32%) WebDriver
4 4 (21.05%) AutoIt
4 4 (21.05%) Bitbucket
5 2 (10.53%) MSTest
5 2 (10.53%) NUnit
5 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Tester
2 6 (31.58%) QA Tester
3 5 (26.32%) Automation Tester
4 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 4 (21.05%) QA Automation Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Software Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Android Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Applications Developer
6 2 (10.53%) IT Manager
6 2 (10.53%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (10.53%) QA Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Software QA Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Systems Manager
6 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
7 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Gherkin
2 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) Node.js
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.26%) EDI
4 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Android
2 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) ERP
3 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 5 (26.32%) API Testing
5 4 (21.05%) BDD
5 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
5 4 (21.05%) QA Automation
5 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (10.53%) Data Visualisation
7 2 (10.53%) MVC
7 2 (10.53%) OOD
7 2 (10.53%) OOP
7 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
7 2 (10.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) Apple Swift
4 2 (10.53%) Objective-C
5 1 (5.26%) C
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Data Quality
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Capita
2 4 (21.05%) Atlassian
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (10.53%) Remedy
3 2 (10.53%) Tableau