Period
to 21 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands > Nottinghamshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 13 46
Rank change year-on-year -12 +33 -13
Permanent jobs citing QA 125 320 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 8.75% 15.67% 5.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.14% 69.87% 49.62%
Number of salaries quoted 113 255 96
Nottinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% -8.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £32,000 £33,864 £29,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £65,000 £67,750
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%

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 Nottinghamshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Nottinghamshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 215 458 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 15.06% 22.43% 11.90%
Number of salaries quoted 188 374 178
Nottinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £65,750
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,555 £42,000
% change year-on-year -0.13% +1.32% +5.00%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Nottinghamshire

QA
Salary Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Salary trend for QA in Nottinghamshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Nottinghamshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Nottinghamshire over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Nottinghamshire

QA
Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Nottinghamshire region over the 6 months to 21 February 2019. 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
Nottingham -16 117 £45,000 -5.26% 25
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 Nottinghamshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 103 (82.40%) Test Automation
2 89 (71.20%) Java
3 83 (66.40%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (56.80%) C#
5 61 (48.80%) Selenium
6 55 (44.00%) JIRA
7 54 (43.20%) Test Management
8 51 (40.80%) WebDriver
8 51 (40.80%) Functional Testing
9 49 (39.20%) SoapUI
9 49 (39.20%) JMeter
10 48 (38.40%) Scenario Testing
11 45 (36.00%) User Stories
12 44 (35.20%) OOP
13 43 (34.40%) Scrum
14 40 (32.00%) Non-Functional Testing
15 37 (29.60%) SDLC
16 33 (26.40%) Zephyr
17 32 (25.60%) Finance
17 32 (25.60%) Web Services
18 30 (24.00%) Cucumber
18 30 (24.00%) BDD
18 30 (24.00%) Git (software)
19 29 (23.20%) OO
20 28 (22.40%) TDD
21 27 (21.60%) QA Automation
22 26 (20.80%) Unit Testing
23 22 (17.60%) Subversion
23 22 (17.60%) Project Planning
23 22 (17.60%) Exploratory Testing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottinghamshire 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 7 (5.60%) NServiceBus
2 1 (0.80%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.80%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.80%) CMS
2 1 (0.80%) Confluence
2 1 (0.80%) JBoss
2 1 (0.80%) Kentico
2 1 (0.80%) OpenEdge
2 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.80%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) SAP ERP
1 3 (2.40%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.20%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.40%) SaaS
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.80%) Apigee
4 1 (0.80%) Boomi
4 1 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.80%) Force.com
4 1 (0.80%) Office 365
4 1 (0.80%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.40%) Softphone
2 1 (0.80%) AMQP
2 1 (0.80%) Multicast
2 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.40%) Big Data
1 8 (6.40%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.80%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.80%) Ingres
3 1 (0.80%) Power BI
3 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 61 (48.80%) Selenium
2 55 (44.00%) JIRA
3 51 (40.80%) WebDriver
4 49 (39.20%) JMeter
4 49 (39.20%) SoapUI
5 33 (26.40%) Zephyr
6 30 (24.00%) Cucumber
6 30 (24.00%) Git (software)
7 22 (17.60%) Subversion
8 17 (13.60%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (9.60%) Jenkins
9 12 (9.60%) Maven
10 8 (6.40%) Bitbucket
11 7 (5.60%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (4.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (4.80%) GitLab
12 6 (4.80%) JBehave
12 6 (4.80%) SpecFlow
13 5 (4.00%) TestLink
14 4 (3.20%) QF-Test
General
1 32 (25.60%) Finance
2 4 (3.20%) Marketing
3 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.60%) Banking
4 2 (1.60%) Retail
5 1 (0.80%) Advertising
5 1 (0.80%) Automotive
5 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (41.60%) Tester
2 50 (40.00%) Automation Tester
3 44 (35.20%) QA Engineer
4 32 (25.60%) Senior QA Engineer
5 27 (21.60%) QA Tester
6 25 (20.00%) QA Automation Tester
7 23 (18.40%) Java Engineer
7 23 (18.40%) Senior Java Engineer
8 17 (13.60%) Senior Automation Tester
8 17 (13.60%) Senior QA Tester
8 17 (13.60%) Senior Tester
9 16 (12.80%) Test Automation Engineer
9 16 (12.80%) Test Engineer
10 10 (8.00%) Analyst
10 10 (8.00%) QA Automation Engineer
11 9 (7.20%) Developer
12 8 (6.40%) Agile Tester
12 8 (6.40%) QA Leader
12 8 (6.40%) QA Test Engineer
13 7 (5.60%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.60%) Web Services
2 11 (8.80%) REST
3 8 (6.40%) Gherkin
4 7 (5.60%) JMS
5 6 (4.80%) Swagger
6 5 (4.00%) .NET
6 5 (4.00%) JSON
7 4 (3.20%) J2EE
7 4 (3.20%) SOAP
7 4 (3.20%) XML
8 3 (2.40%) Node.js
9 2 (1.60%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.60%) CSS
9 2 (1.60%) RESTful
10 1 (0.80%) COM
10 1 (0.80%) HTML
10 1 (0.80%) Java EE
10 1 (0.80%) Lucene
10 1 (0.80%) Middleware
10 1 (0.80%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.00%) Fintech
2 8 (6.40%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.40%) Handset
3 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.60%) User Experience
5 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.80%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.00%) Unix
2 3 (2.40%) Windows
3 2 (1.60%) Linux
4 1 (0.80%) Android
4 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.80%) Solaris
4 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.80%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (82.40%) Test Automation
2 83 (66.40%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (43.20%) Test Management
4 51 (40.80%) Functional Testing
5 48 (38.40%) Scenario Testing
6 45 (36.00%) User Stories
7 44 (35.20%) OOP
8 43 (34.40%) Scrum
9 40 (32.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 37 (29.60%) SDLC
11 30 (24.00%) BDD
12 29 (23.20%) OO
13 28 (22.40%) TDD
14 27 (21.60%) QA Automation
15 26 (20.80%) Unit Testing
16 22 (17.60%) Exploratory Testing
16 22 (17.60%) Project Planning
17 15 (12.00%) Defect Management
18 14 (11.20%) Computer Science
18 14 (11.20%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (71.20%) Java
2 71 (56.80%) C#
3 10 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.80%) Ruby
5 4 (3.20%) Groovy
5 4 (3.20%) Python
6 3 (2.40%) SQL
7 2 (1.60%) Jython
8 1 (0.80%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.80%) C
8 1 (0.80%) Java 8
8 1 (0.80%) OpenEdge ABL
8 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.80%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (14.40%) Degree
2 8 (6.40%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (6.40%) ISEB
2 8 (6.40%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.80%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.80%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.80%) PMO
1 1 (0.80%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.80%) Ansible
3 1 (0.80%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (8.80%) Oracle
2 6 (4.80%) Reuters
3 5 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.40%) Ariba
4 3 (2.40%) SAP
5 1 (0.80%) Cisco
5 1 (0.80%) Dell
5 1 (0.80%) Google
5 1 (0.80%) Jitterbit
5 1 (0.80%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.80%) Red Box
5 1 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.80%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.80%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.80%) webMethods