Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 34 64
Rank change year-on-year -40 +30 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 26 81 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 2.63% 6.72% 3.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.61% 46.02% 23.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23 67 46
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -31.82%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,700 £29,375
90th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £45,375
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29% +1.88%

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 115 176 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 11.63% 14.61% 14.31%
Number of salaries quoted 111 151 125
Leicestershire median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.67% -6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £51,000 £63,750
East Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.35% +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

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Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Leicestershire over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 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 -31 17 £47,500 +35.71% 10
Lutterworth -7 2 £37,500 +25.00% 2
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
1 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 9 (34.62%) SDLC
3 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
4 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
5 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
5 6 (23.08%) Degree
5 6 (23.08%) C#
6 5 (19.23%) LoadRunner
6 5 (19.23%) .NET
6 5 (19.23%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Use Case
6 5 (19.23%) Test Planning
6 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (19.23%) NeoLoad
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (15.38%) User Experience
7 4 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (15.38%) Retail
7 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
7 4 (15.38%) Resource Management
7 4 (15.38%) HTML

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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 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) CMS
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) Kentico
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) LoadRunner
1 5 (19.23%) NeoLoad
2 3 (11.54%) Selenium
3 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 2 (7.69%) JIRA
4 1 (3.85%) Appium
4 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (3.85%) Subversion
4 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.85%) TestRail
4 1 (3.85%) UI Automator
4 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (15.38%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Automotive
3 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Business Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Developer in Test
6 2 (7.69%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Lead
7 1 (3.85%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Manual Tester
7 1 (3.85%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) HTML
3 3 (11.54%) CSS
3 3 (11.54%) Gherkin
3 3 (11.54%) jQuery
3 3 (11.54%) REST
3 3 (11.54%) SOAP
3 3 (11.54%) Web Services
4 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (7.69%) JSON
4 2 (7.69%) XML
5 1 (3.85%) Ajax
5 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (3.85%) EDI
5 1 (3.85%) HTML5
5 1 (3.85%) Node.js
5 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (15.38%) User Experience
4 3 (11.54%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Android
1 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 9 (34.62%) SDLC
3 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
3 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (19.23%) Test Planning
5 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Use Case
6 4 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
6 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (15.38%) Resource Management
6 4 (15.38%) UML
7 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
7 3 (11.54%) MVC
7 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 6 (23.08%) C#
3 4 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) Apex Code
5 1 (3.85%) Apple Swift
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.85%) C
5 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
1 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.85%) HNC
2 1 (3.85%) HND
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.85%) PMO
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) webMethods
3 1 (3.85%) Capita
3 1 (3.85%) DevExpress
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Remedy
3 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Tableau
3 1 (3.85%) Telerik