Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 59 40
Rank change year-on-year +6 -19 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 55 29 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 5.98% 3.01% 5.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.19% 36.71% 36.99%
Number of salaries quoted 49 25 79
Leicestershire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -11.39% +5.33%
10th Percentile £26,550 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £54,000 £41,250 £50,000
East Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £42,046
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.03% +12.12%

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Leicestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 144 79 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 15.65% 8.20% 15.43%
Number of salaries quoted 110 70 194
Leicestershire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.71% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,475 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,375 £58,875 £62,125
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +11.11%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Leicestershire

QA
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Leicestershire.

Salary trend for QA in Leicestershire

QA
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Leicestershire over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Leicestershire

QA
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Leicestershire region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -4 35 £42,500 +30.77% 8
Loughborough - 4 £50,000 - 2
Melton Mowbray - 2 £32,500 - 1
Market Harborough - 1 £45,000 - 1
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for QA.

1 27 (49.09%) Test Automation
2 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (38.18%) JavaScript
4 16 (29.09%) Test Scripting
5 14 (25.45%) ISTQB
5 14 (25.45%) C#
5 14 (25.45%) .NET
6 13 (23.64%) ASP.NET
6 13 (23.64%) SQL
6 13 (23.64%) LoadRunner
6 13 (23.64%) NeoLoad
7 12 (21.82%) HTML
7 12 (21.82%) CSS
8 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 11 (20.00%) ITIL
8 11 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 11 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 11 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 10 (18.18%) Retail
9 10 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (18.18%) MVC
10 9 (16.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (16.36%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (16.36%) Scrum
10 9 (16.36%) Load Testing
10 9 (16.36%) Stress Testing
11 8 (14.55%) Acceptance Criteria
11 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (14.55%) SDLC

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 5 (9.09%) WordPress
2 4 (7.27%) NServiceBus
2 4 (7.27%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (5.45%) Liferay
4 1 (1.82%) Confluence
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) MailChimp
2 3 (5.45%) SaaS
3 1 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.82%) Force.com
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.91%) MySQL
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.82%) GIS
4 1 (1.82%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 13 (23.64%) LoadRunner
1 13 (23.64%) NeoLoad
2 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.27%) JIRA
3 4 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.45%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.64%) Selenium
6 1 (1.82%) Ant
6 1 (1.82%) DbUnit
6 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.82%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.82%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.82%) UI Automator
General
1 10 (18.18%) Retail
2 5 (9.09%) Marketing
3 4 (7.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Developer
2 14 (25.45%) Analyst
3 12 (21.82%) Tester
4 10 (18.18%) Automation Tester
4 10 (18.18%) Software Developer
5 8 (14.55%) Business Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 5 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
6 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 5 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Email Developer
7 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Performance Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Performance Test Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Test Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Agile Project Manager
8 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.45%) .NET
2 13 (23.64%) ASP.NET
3 12 (21.82%) CSS
3 12 (21.82%) HTML
4 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (10.91%) jQuery
5 5 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 5 (9.09%) HTML5
5 5 (9.09%) JSON
6 4 (7.27%) Ajax
6 4 (7.27%) AngularJS
6 4 (7.27%) CSS3
6 4 (7.27%) Kafka
6 4 (7.27%) LINQ
6 4 (7.27%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (7.27%) React
6 4 (7.27%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (5.45%) J2EE
7 3 (5.45%) WPF
8 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.91%) Mobile App
4 5 (9.09%) User Experience
5 4 (7.27%) Mainframe
6 3 (5.45%) EPoS
7 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.64%) Android
2 2 (3.64%) Unix
2 2 (3.64%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (49.09%) Test Automation
2 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (29.09%) Test Scripting
4 11 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 11 (20.00%) ITIL
4 11 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 11 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 10 (18.18%) MVC
5 10 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (16.36%) Load Testing
6 9 (16.36%) Scrum
6 9 (16.36%) Stress Testing
7 8 (14.55%) Acceptance Criteria
7 8 (14.55%) SDLC
8 6 (10.91%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (10.91%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (9.09%) Resource Management
9 5 (9.09%) Time Management
9 5 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.18%) JavaScript
2 14 (25.45%) C#
3 13 (23.64%) SQL
4 6 (10.91%) PHP
5 5 (9.09%) Java
6 4 (7.27%) Apple Swift
6 4 (7.27%) Objective-C
6 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
6 4 (7.27%) VBScript
7 3 (5.45%) C
8 1 (1.82%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.82%) Perl
8 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) ISTQB
2 9 (16.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.82%) ISEB
4 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (7.27%) IBM
3 4 (7.27%) SAP
4 3 (5.45%) Adobe
4 3 (5.45%) hybris
4 3 (5.45%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.82%) Telerik
5 1 (1.82%) Zend