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

Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 24 61
Rank change year-on-year -51 +37 +16
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 122 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.97% 8.81% 3.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.52% 51.05% 26.63%
Number of salaries quoted 21 109 35
Leicestershire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -31.82%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £43,750 £47,500 £48,800
East Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -6.25%

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 108 239 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 10.62% 17.26% 12.78%
Number of salaries quoted 101 216 113
Leicestershire median annual salary £41,500 £38,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.79% -9.41% -5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,400
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,875 £60,000
East Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.75% - -

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -41 14 £32,500 -7.14% 15
Lutterworth -4 2 £37,500 +25.00% 2
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Selenium
2 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (30.00%) JIRA
3 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (30.00%) C#
3 6 (30.00%) SQL
4 5 (25.00%) .NET
4 5 (25.00%) Windows
4 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 5 (25.00%) Capita
4 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (25.00%) TestRail
4 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (20.00%) AutoIt
5 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Atlassian
5 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (20.00%) Confluence
5 4 (20.00%) GitHub
5 4 (20.00%) Bitbucket
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (20.00%) BDD
5 4 (20.00%) Node.js
5 4 (20.00%) REST
5 4 (20.00%) API Testing
5 4 (20.00%) QA Automation
5 4 (20.00%) Retail

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 4 (20.00%) Confluence
2 3 (15.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) CMS
3 1 (5.00%) Kentico
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) GitHub
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (30.00%) JIRA
3 5 (25.00%) TestRail
4 4 (20.00%) AutoIt
4 4 (20.00%) Bitbucket
4 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (10.00%) Eclipse
5 2 (10.00%) MSTest
5 2 (10.00%) NUnit
5 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) QA Automation Tester
3 3 (15.00%) QA Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Manager
4 2 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Android Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Android Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) webMethods Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
1 5 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (20.00%) Node.js
2 4 (20.00%) REST
3 3 (15.00%) HTML
3 3 (15.00%) SOAP
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (10.00%) CSS
4 2 (10.00%) jQuery
4 2 (10.00%) Web Services
4 2 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.00%) Ajax
5 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (5.00%) EDI
5 1 (5.00%) JSON
5 1 (5.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (10.00%) User Experience
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (20.00%) API Testing
4 4 (20.00%) BDD
4 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (20.00%) ERP
4 4 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.00%) SDLC
5 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.00%) MVC
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) C#
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) C
3 2 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) Apple Swift
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Capita
2 4 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (10.00%) Remedy
3 2 (10.00%) Tableau
3 2 (10.00%) webMethods
4 1 (5.00%) DevExpress
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Telerik