The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chesterfield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 10 35 16
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -19
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chesterfield 5.26% 3.13% 5.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.75% 33.33% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 2
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -22.72%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
QA
Derbyshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chesterfield region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Chesterfield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
16 21 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chesterfield 28.07% 9.38% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 5
Average salary £33,750 £37,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.59% -24.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,650 £25,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,375 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Chesterfield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Chesterfield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Chesterfield

QA
Salary Trend in Chesterfield

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

QA Salary Trend in Chesterfield

QA
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Chesterfield

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Chesterfield region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (50.00%) Java SE
1 2 (50.00%) Java EE
1 2 (50.00%) GWT
1 2 (50.00%) Ajax
1 2 (50.00%) JPA
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Chesterfield by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Chesterfield region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Test Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) QA Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) Ajax
1 2 (50.00%) Java SE
1 2 (50.00%) Java EE
1 2 (50.00%) GWT
1 2 (50.00%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) SAP
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) HP