Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 46 55
Rank change year-on-year -17 +9 +26
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 74 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 2.87% 5.07% 4.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.75% 33.48% 32.02%
Number of salaries quoted 23 74 56
Leicestershire median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £29,125 £21,500
90th Percentile £41,250 £50,000 £67,500
East Midlands median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.24% +13.33% +7.14%

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 80 221 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 8.51% 15.14% 13.26%
Number of salaries quoted 71 185 135
Leicestershire median annual salary £37,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,900 £21,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,250 £57,100
East Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%

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

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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 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Leicestershire

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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 21 November 2017. 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 -3 18 £31,500 -21.25% 5
Lutterworth - 2 £27,000 -
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for QA.

1 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (37.04%) Retail
4 9 (33.33%) Scrum
4 9 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 8 (29.63%) C#
6 7 (25.93%) .NET
6 7 (25.93%) Mobile App
7 6 (22.22%) JIRA
7 6 (22.22%) Selenium
7 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 6 (22.22%) Java
8 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
8 5 (18.52%) Windows
8 5 (18.52%) OOP
8 5 (18.52%) OOD
8 5 (18.52%) C
8 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
8 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
8 5 (18.52%) MVC
8 5 (18.52%) Objective-C
8 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (18.52%) Android
8 5 (18.52%) Mobile Application Development
8 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
8 5 (18.52%) User Experience
8 5 (18.52%) Android Development
8 5 (18.52%) Apple Swift
9 4 (14.81%) CMS

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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 4 (14.81%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Magento
2 2 (7.41%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) JIRA
1 6 (22.22%) Selenium
2 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) MSTest
3 2 (7.41%) NUnit
3 2 (7.41%) QUnit
4 1 (3.70%) Calabash
4 1 (3.70%) Capybara
4 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.70%) Protractor
4 1 (3.70%) Ranorex
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (37.04%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Tester
2 7 (25.93%) Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) QA Tester
4 5 (18.52%) Android Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Software Tester
5 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Android Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Android Software Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Java Android Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Java Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Java Software Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) QA Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Software QA Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco Configuration Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
2 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (14.81%) HTML
4 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
4 2 (7.41%) Backbone.js
4 2 (7.41%) CSS
4 2 (7.41%) CSS3
4 2 (7.41%) Ember.js
4 2 (7.41%) HTML5
4 2 (7.41%) Node.js
4 2 (7.41%) React
4 2 (7.41%) XML
5 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.70%) Middleware
5 1 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (25.93%) Mobile App
3 5 (18.52%) User Experience
4 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Android
1 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 9 (33.33%) Scrum
3 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Android Development
4 5 (18.52%) Mobile Application Development
4 5 (18.52%) MVC
4 5 (18.52%) OOD
4 5 (18.52%) OOP
4 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
5 3 (11.11%) API Testing
5 3 (11.11%) ERP
5 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (7.41%) CRM
6 2 (7.41%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (7.41%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Front End Development
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) C#
2 6 (22.22%) Java
3 5 (18.52%) Apple Swift
3 5 (18.52%) C
3 5 (18.52%) Objective-C
4 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) CCNA
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco
2 2 (7.41%) hybris
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) HP