Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 24 52
Rank change year-on-year -37 +28 +16
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 85 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 2.28% 11.33% 3.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.44% 51.52% 22.33%
Number of salaries quoted 17 83 16
Leicester median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% -34.09%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £53,900 £47,500 £51,250
Leicestershire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -31.82%

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 72 165 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 11.71% 22.00% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 72 158 54
Leicester median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.67% -13.29% -3.89%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,200
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £63,750
Leicestershire median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.67% -11.76% -5.03%

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 20 May 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Leicester

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Capita
3 5 (35.71%) JIRA
3 5 (35.71%) Selenium
3 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
3 5 (35.71%) Gherkin
3 5 (35.71%) TestRail
4 4 (28.57%) QA Automation
4 4 (28.57%) AutoIt
4 4 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (28.57%) GitHub
4 4 (28.57%) Bitbucket
4 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 4 (28.57%) Confluence
4 4 (28.57%) API Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 4 (28.57%) BDD
4 4 (28.57%) Node.js
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) ERP
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Atlassian
5 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing

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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 (28.57%) Confluence
2 3 (21.43%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) JIRA
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
1 5 (35.71%) TestRail
1 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
2 4 (28.57%) AutoIt
2 4 (28.57%) Bitbucket
2 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 2 (14.29%) NeoLoad
4 1 (7.14%) Appium
4 1 (7.14%) UI Automator
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Automation Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) QA Automation Tester
2 3 (21.43%) QA Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) IT Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Gherkin
2 4 (28.57%) Node.js
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) EDI
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (28.57%) API Testing
4 4 (28.57%) BDD
4 4 (28.57%) ERP
4 4 (28.57%) QA Automation
5 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (21.43%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
6 2 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (14.29%) Decision-Making
6 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 2 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Data Quality
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Capita
2 4 (28.57%) Atlassian
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (14.29%) Remedy
3 2 (14.29%) Tableau
4 1 (7.14%) DevExpress
4 1 (7.14%) Google
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Telerik