The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 51 15
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -36
Permanent jobs citing QA 30 8 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 5.32% 1.63% 10.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.39% 33.33% 57.83%
Number of salaries quoted 25 5 44
Average salary £40,000 £26,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -38.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £25,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,900 £60,100 £62,050
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
QA
Northamptonshire

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 Northampton region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
62 24 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 10.99% 4.88% 18.28%
Number of salaries quoted 57 21 76
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,550 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,950 £62,500 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

QA
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

QA Salary Trend in Northampton

QA
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Northampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 18 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (30.00%) CSS
2 17 (28.33%) HTML
3 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 16 (26.67%) XML
3 16 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (25.00%) SQL
5 14 (23.33%) Test Management
6 12 (20.00%) Ajax
6 12 (20.00%) V-Model
6 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 11 (18.33%) Cucumber
7 11 (18.33%) HTML5
7 11 (18.33%) ISTQB
7 11 (18.33%) jQuery
8 10 (16.67%) InfoPath
8 10 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
8 10 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (16.67%) BDD
8 10 (16.67%) RESTful
8 10 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 10 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 10 (16.67%) C#
8 10 (16.67%) Visual Studio
9 9 (15.00%) Scrum
9 9 (15.00%) NHS
9 9 (15.00%) Intranet
9 9 (15.00%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 10 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
1 10 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 10 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.33%) CMS
3 1 (1.67%) Node.js
3 1 (1.67%) Drupal
3 1 (1.67%) WordPress
3 1 (1.67%) Joomla!
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) InfoPath
2 2 (3.33%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Trello
1 1 (1.67%) GitHub
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.00%) Intranet
2 5 (8.33%) Firewall
2 5 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (18.33%) Cucumber
3 10 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 6 (10.00%) Firebug
4 6 (10.00%) Fiddler
5 2 (3.33%) Selenium
6 1 (1.67%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.67%) JIRA
6 1 (1.67%) Subversion
6 1 (1.67%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6 (10.00%) Retail
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
1 6 (10.00%) Law
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
2 2 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (70.00%) Analyst
2 20 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 12 (20.00%) Developer
4 10 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
4 10 (16.67%) QA Analyst
5 9 (15.00%) Analyst Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Test Manager
7 4 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Tester
9 2 (3.33%) Quality Manager
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Test Analyst
10 1 (1.67%) WordPress Developer
10 1 (1.67%) PMO Lead
10 1 (1.67%) QA Leader
10 1 (1.67%) UI Programmer
10 1 (1.67%) Automated Tester
10 1 (1.67%) Head of Business Analysis
10 1 (1.67%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.00%) CSS
2 17 (28.33%) HTML
3 16 (26.67%) XML
4 12 (20.00%) Ajax
5 11 (18.33%) HTML5
5 11 (18.33%) jQuery
6 10 (16.67%) RESTful
7 7 (11.67%) .NET
8 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET
8 6 (10.00%) XHTML
9 2 (3.33%) CSS3
10 1 (1.67%) Sass
10 1 (1.67%) LESS
10 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.67%) ExpressJS
10 1 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (1.67%) Backbone.js
10 1 (1.67%) REST
10 1 (1.67%) JSON
10 1 (1.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) NHS
2 7 (11.67%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (10.00%) N-Tier
4 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.67%) Social Media
6 1 (1.67%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (23.33%) Test Management
3 12 (20.00%) V-Model
4 10 (16.67%) BDD
4 10 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 9 (15.00%) Scrum
5 9 (15.00%) Project Management
6 8 (13.33%) TDD
6 8 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 8 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 7 (11.67%) Automated Testing
7 7 (11.67%) Business Process Mapping
8 6 (10.00%) Coaching
8 6 (10.00%) User Stories
8 6 (10.00%) Validation
8 6 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 6 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (10.00%) Security Testing
8 6 (10.00%) Manual Testing
8 6 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.00%) SQL
2 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (16.67%) C#
4 3 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.00%) ISEB
2 6 (10.00%) Degree
3 4 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.00%) IBM
3 2 (3.33%) Adobe
3 2 (3.33%) Verint
4 1 (1.67%) Twitter
4 1 (1.67%) Google
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