Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 62 21
Rank change year-on-year -5 -41 +31
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 14 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 3.14% 2.31% 11.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.61% 19.44% 51.52%
Number of salaries quoted 21 17 83
Leicester median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +14.29% -3.45%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £53,900 £47,500
Leicestershire median annual salary £42,000 £38,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year +8.39% +10.71% -6.67%

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 72 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 12.26% 11.90% 22.21%
Number of salaries quoted 78 72 158
Leicester median annual salary £37,500 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.64% +10.67% -13.29%
10th Percentile £24,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,800 £62,500 £67,500
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.61% +10.67% -11.76%

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 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Leicester

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (52.38%) Test Automation
2 9 (42.86%) Scrum
3 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Selenium
3 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
4 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 6 (28.57%) JIRA
5 6 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (23.81%) NeoLoad
6 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
6 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
6 5 (23.81%) Load Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Stress Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Java
6 5 (23.81%) ITIL
6 5 (23.81%) LoadRunner
7 4 (19.05%) Project Management
7 4 (19.05%) Gherkin
8 3 (14.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
8 3 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
8 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
8 3 (14.29%) User Experience
8 3 (14.29%) React
8 3 (14.29%) Apple Swift
8 3 (14.29%) QA Automation
8 3 (14.29%) Contingency Planning
8 3 (14.29%) Adobe

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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 3 (14.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 3 (14.29%) Liferay
2 2 (9.52%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Selenium
2 6 (28.57%) JIRA
3 5 (23.81%) LoadRunner
3 5 (23.81%) NeoLoad
4 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (9.52%) AutoIt
5 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.52%) GitLab
5 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Tester
2 6 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 5 (23.81%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Project Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 3 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) QA Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) QA Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) QA Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Gherkin
2 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 3 (14.29%) J2EE
2 3 (14.29%) React
3 2 (9.52%) Node.js
4 1 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
2 3 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (52.38%) Test Automation
2 9 (42.86%) Scrum
3 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
4 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 5 (23.81%) ITIL
5 5 (23.81%) Load Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
5 5 (23.81%) Stress Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Project Management
7 3 (14.29%) Contingency Planning
7 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
7 3 (14.29%) Project Planning
7 3 (14.29%) QA Automation
7 3 (14.29%) Quality Management
7 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 3 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) Apple Swift
2 3 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) Objective-C
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 6 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Adobe
1 3 (14.29%) hybris
1 3 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com