Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 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)
Nottinghamshire > Nottingham
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 12 22
Rank change year-on-year -16 +10 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 105 272 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 8.37% 14.73% 10.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.56% 73.91% 62.35%
Number of salaries quoted 83 228 180
Nottingham median annual salary £45,000 £49,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.16% +6.52% +22.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,864 £29,650
90th Percentile £56,250 £66,125 £65,250
Nottinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +20.00%

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 Nottingham with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Nottingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 189 368 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 15.06% 19.93% 16.07%
Number of salaries quoted 155 311 245
Nottingham median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +20.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £65,600 £68,750 £64,500
Nottinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Nottingham

QA
Salary Trend in Nottingham

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

Salary trend for QA in Nottingham

QA
Salary Histogram in Nottingham

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

Salary histogram for QA in Nottingham

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 Nottingham region with a requirement for QA.

1 80 (76.19%) Java
2 79 (75.24%) Test Automation
3 66 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (53.33%) Selenium
5 54 (51.43%) C#
6 45 (42.86%) JIRA
7 43 (40.95%) WebDriver
8 39 (37.14%) Test Management
9 38 (36.19%) SoapUI
9 38 (36.19%) JMeter
10 35 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
11 34 (32.38%) OOP
11 34 (32.38%) Functional Testing
11 34 (32.38%) SDLC
12 32 (30.48%) Scrum
13 31 (29.52%) Finance
14 30 (28.57%) Web Services
14 30 (28.57%) Zephyr
15 29 (27.62%) BDD
16 28 (26.67%) Cucumber
17 27 (25.71%) User Stories
18 26 (24.76%) Git (software)
18 26 (24.76%) OO
19 25 (23.81%) QA Automation
20 23 (21.90%) Defect Management
21 22 (20.95%) Non-Functional Testing
22 19 (18.10%) Maven
23 18 (17.14%) Unit Testing
24 17 (16.19%) Amazon AWS
24 17 (16.19%) API Testing

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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 (0.95%) Apache Solr
1 1 (0.95%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.95%) CMS
1 1 (0.95%) Confluence
1 1 (0.95%) JBoss
1 1 (0.95%) Kentico
1 1 (0.95%) NServiceBus
1 1 (0.95%) OpenEdge
1 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.95%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) SAP ERP
1 3 (2.86%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.19%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.90%) npm
2 2 (1.90%) SaaS
3 1 (0.95%) Apigee
3 1 (0.95%) Boomi
3 1 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.95%) Force.com
3 1 (0.95%) Office 365
3 1 (0.95%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.95%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.90%) Big Data
2 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.95%) Ingres
3 1 (0.95%) Power BI
3 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 56 (53.33%) Selenium
2 45 (42.86%) JIRA
3 43 (40.95%) WebDriver
4 38 (36.19%) JMeter
4 38 (36.19%) SoapUI
5 30 (28.57%) Zephyr
6 28 (26.67%) Cucumber
7 26 (24.76%) Git (software)
8 19 (18.10%) Maven
9 16 (15.24%) Subversion
10 13 (12.38%) Jenkins
11 10 (9.52%) SpecFlow
12 9 (8.57%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (7.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (7.62%) GitLab
13 8 (7.62%) JBehave
14 7 (6.67%) JUnit
15 4 (3.81%) QF-Test
16 2 (1.90%) Bitbucket
16 2 (1.90%) webpack
General
1 31 (29.52%) Finance
2 8 (7.62%) Banking
3 3 (2.86%) Retail
4 2 (1.90%) Marketing
5 1 (0.95%) Advertising
5 1 (0.95%) Automotive
5 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (38.10%) QA Engineer
2 29 (27.62%) Senior QA Engineer
3 25 (23.81%) Tester
4 24 (22.86%) Automation Tester
5 17 (16.19%) Test Automation Engineer
5 17 (16.19%) Test Engineer
6 15 (14.29%) Java Engineer
6 15 (14.29%) Senior Java Engineer
7 12 (11.43%) QA Automation Engineer
8 11 (10.48%) Analyst
8 11 (10.48%) QA Leader
9 9 (8.57%) QA Automation Tester
9 9 (8.57%) QA Tester
10 8 (7.62%) Business Analyst
10 8 (7.62%) Developer
11 7 (6.67%) Senior Automation Tester
11 7 (6.67%) Senior QA Tester
11 7 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
11 7 (6.67%) Senior Tester
11 7 (6.67%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (28.57%) Web Services
2 12 (11.43%) Gherkin
2 12 (11.43%) JSON
3 11 (10.48%) REST
4 9 (8.57%) RESTful
5 7 (6.67%) Node.js
6 6 (5.71%) Swagger
7 5 (4.76%) XML
8 4 (3.81%) SOAP
9 3 (2.86%) .NET
9 3 (2.86%) J2EE
9 3 (2.86%) React
10 2 (1.90%) CSS
10 2 (1.90%) DOM
10 2 (1.90%) Immutable.js
10 2 (1.90%) JMS
10 2 (1.90%) Redux
11 1 (0.95%) JPA
11 1 (0.95%) Kafka
11 1 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.29%) Fintech
2 7 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.90%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.90%) User Experience
6 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.95%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.67%) Unix
2 6 (5.71%) Android
2 6 (5.71%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.90%) Windows
4 1 (0.95%) Linux
4 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.95%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (75.24%) Test Automation
2 66 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (37.14%) Test Management
4 35 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
5 34 (32.38%) Functional Testing
5 34 (32.38%) OOP
5 34 (32.38%) SDLC
6 32 (30.48%) Scrum
7 29 (27.62%) BDD
8 27 (25.71%) User Stories
9 26 (24.76%) OO
10 25 (23.81%) QA Automation
11 23 (21.90%) Defect Management
12 22 (20.95%) Non-Functional Testing
13 18 (17.14%) Unit Testing
14 17 (16.19%) API Testing
15 16 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
16 15 (14.29%) TDD
17 14 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
17 14 (13.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 80 (76.19%) Java
2 54 (51.43%) C#
3 14 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.62%) Python
4 8 (7.62%) Ruby
4 8 (7.62%) SQL
5 4 (3.81%) Groovy
6 3 (2.86%) Jython
7 2 (1.90%) C
8 1 (0.95%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.95%) Java 8
8 1 (0.95%) OpenEdge ABL
8 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.95%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (10.48%) Degree
2 8 (7.62%) ISEB
2 8 (7.62%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.95%) PMO
1 1 (0.95%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.95%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (8.57%) Oracle
2 6 (5.71%) Reuters
3 3 (2.86%) Ariba
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco
4 1 (0.95%) Dell
4 1 (0.95%) Google
4 1 (0.95%) Jitterbit
4 1 (0.95%) MuleSoft
4 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.95%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.95%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.95%) webMethods