Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 46 55
Rank change year-on-year -21 +9 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 41 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 3.34% 4.45% 4.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 43.16% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 29 33 60
Leicestershire median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £31,650 £27,000 £29,875
90th Percentile £50,450 £51,500 £45,825
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £46,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year -13.04% +3.37% +18.67%

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 124 95 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 13.36% 10.31% 15.66%
Number of salaries quoted 112 83 171
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,550 £25,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £63,750
East Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -7.78% +5.88% +13.33%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -20 21 £48,500 +31.08% 8
Melton Mowbray - 2 £32,500 -
Market Harborough - 1 £45,000 - 2
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) Test Automation
2 15 (48.39%) JavaScript
3 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
4 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
5 9 (29.03%) E-Commerce
5 9 (29.03%) SDLC
6 8 (25.81%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
6 8 (25.81%) Degree
7 7 (22.58%) Performance Testing
7 7 (22.58%) LoadRunner
7 7 (22.58%) NeoLoad
7 7 (22.58%) Test Planning
8 6 (19.35%) C#
8 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Retail
8 6 (19.35%) Use Case
9 5 (16.13%) Resource Management
9 5 (16.13%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
9 5 (16.13%) .NET
9 5 (16.13%) Java
9 5 (16.13%) UML
9 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
9 5 (16.13%) User Experience
9 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (16.13%) Acceptance Criteria
9 5 (16.13%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving

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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 1 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (3.23%) Confluence
1 1 (3.23%) IIS
1 1 (3.23%) Liferay
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Force.com
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) GIS
2 1 (3.23%) MariaDB
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) LoadRunner
1 7 (22.58%) NeoLoad
2 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
2 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.68%) Selenium
3 2 (6.45%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) Ant
4 1 (3.23%) Appium
4 1 (3.23%) DbUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (3.23%) PHPUnit
4 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.23%) UI Automator
4 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (19.35%) Retail
2 2 (6.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Test Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Performance Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Performance Test Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Applications Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Developer in Test
6 2 (6.45%) iOS Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Agile Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Lead
7 1 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) HTML
3 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
3 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (9.68%) CSS
3 3 (9.68%) jQuery
4 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
4 2 (6.45%) JSON
4 2 (6.45%) React
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (3.23%) HTML5
5 1 (3.23%) LESS
5 1 (3.23%) Node.js
5 1 (3.23%) RESTful
5 1 (3.23%) Sass
5 1 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (16.13%) Mobile App
1 5 (16.13%) Self-Motivation
1 5 (16.13%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.68%) Android
3 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Unix
3 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) Test Automation
3 9 (29.03%) E-Commerce
3 9 (29.03%) SDLC
4 8 (25.81%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Performance Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Test Planning
6 6 (19.35%) Use Case
6 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
7 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (16.13%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (16.13%) Resource Management
7 5 (16.13%) UML
8 4 (12.90%) MVC
8 4 (12.90%) Scrum
8 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Mobile Application Development
9 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) JavaScript
2 6 (19.35%) C#
3 5 (16.13%) Java
4 3 (9.68%) Apple Swift
4 3 (9.68%) Objective-C
4 3 (9.68%) SQL
5 1 (3.23%) Apex Code
5 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Degree
1 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.23%) HNC
2 1 (3.23%) HND
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Adobe
4 1 (3.23%) DevExpress
4 1 (3.23%) Google
4 1 (3.23%) hybris
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.23%) Telerik
4 1 (3.23%) Zend