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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 42 40
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 23 12 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 3.41% 3.20% 4.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.82% 36.36% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 21 10 19
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,400 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
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
55 33 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 8.16% 8.80% 12.44%
Number of salaries quoted 48 28 48
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 22 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Northampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 16 (30.77%) Test Management
1 16 (30.77%) Waterfall
2 15 (28.85%) ISTQB
3 14 (26.92%) Project Management
4 13 (25.00%) V-Model
5 11 (21.15%) Business Process Mapping
6 10 (19.23%) Time Management
6 10 (19.23%) Configuration Management
7 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
7 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
8 7 (13.46%) Shell Script
8 7 (13.46%) Finance
8 7 (13.46%) MySQL
8 7 (13.46%) Oracle
8 7 (13.46%) UNIX
8 7 (13.46%) Windows
8 7 (13.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (11.54%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (11.54%) CSS
9 6 (11.54%) ISEB
10 5 (9.62%) CMS
10 5 (9.62%) XML
10 5 (9.62%) HTML
10 5 (9.62%) Java
10 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
10 5 (9.62%) OO
10 5 (9.62%) REST
10 5 (9.62%) JSON
10 5 (9.62%) Ajax
11 4 (7.69%) jQuery

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 5 (9.62%) CMS
2 1 (1.92%) SAS
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.46%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (3.85%) WATIR
2 2 (3.85%) Selenium
2 2 (3.85%) Sahi
2 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
2 2 (3.85%) Jasmine
2 2 (3.85%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.92%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.92%) Firebug
3 1 (1.92%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Law
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (53.85%) Analyst
2 21 (40.38%) Test Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Configuration Manager
4 8 (15.38%) Test Manager
5 6 (11.54%) DBA
5 6 (11.54%) Support Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Developer
6 5 (9.62%) Oracle DBA
6 5 (9.62%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (9.62%) UI Developer
6 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) UI Programmer
6 5 (9.62%) SQL DBA
6 5 (9.62%) Server Support Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Server Support
6 5 (9.62%) Server Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Oracle Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Oracle Support Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) CSS
2 5 (9.62%) XML
2 5 (9.62%) HTML
2 5 (9.62%) REST
2 5 (9.62%) JSON
2 5 (9.62%) Ajax
3 4 (7.69%) jQuery
3 4 (7.69%) Flash
3 4 (7.69%) XSLT
4 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.85%) .NET
5 1 (1.92%) XHTML
5 1 (1.92%) Sass
5 1 (1.92%) LESS
5 1 (1.92%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.92%) CSS3
5 1 (1.92%) Velocity
5 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
1 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
1 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) UNIX
1 7 (13.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) Test Management
1 16 (30.77%) Waterfall
2 14 (26.92%) Project Management
3 13 (25.00%) V-Model
4 11 (21.15%) Business Process Mapping
5 10 (19.23%) Time Management
5 10 (19.23%) Configuration Management
6 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
7 7 (13.46%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (9.62%) OO
9 4 (7.69%) Automated Testing
9 4 (7.69%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
10 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.77%) Programme Management
10 3 (5.77%) Regression Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Risk Management
10 3 (5.77%) Matrix Management
10 3 (5.77%) Project Planning
10 3 (5.77%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) Shell Script
2 5 (9.62%) Java
2 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.69%) ActionScript
4 3 (5.77%) C#
5 2 (3.85%) Ruby
5 2 (3.85%) F#
5 2 (3.85%) Python
5 2 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) ISTQB
2 6 (11.54%) ISEB
3 2 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.92%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Oracle
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (1.92%) Adobe
4 1 (1.92%) HP
4 1 (1.92%) hybris
4 1 (1.92%) Google
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