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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 36 55
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +19
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 27 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 3.23% 5.03% 1.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.91% 47.37% 34.62%
Number of salaries quoted 18 23 5
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £47,000 £60,100
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
44 57 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 7.89% 10.61% 5.30%
Number of salaries quoted 34 53 22
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £59,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 12 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Northampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 28 (65.12%) Java
1 28 (65.12%) SQL
2 25 (58.14%) JavaScript
3 24 (55.81%) Unix
3 24 (55.81%) Scrum
4 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (34.88%) Automated Testing
5 14 (32.56%) TDD
5 14 (32.56%) J2EE
5 14 (32.56%) Agile Testing
5 14 (32.56%) Jenkins
5 14 (32.56%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (32.56%) Mentoring
5 14 (32.56%) WebDriver
5 14 (32.56%) Cucumber
5 14 (32.56%) Java EE
5 14 (32.56%) Selenium
5 14 (32.56%) Test Strategy
6 13 (30.23%) Statistical Analysis
6 13 (30.23%) Visualisation
6 13 (30.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 13 (30.23%) Data Visualisation
6 13 (30.23%) Analytics
6 13 (30.23%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (25.58%) MS Access
7 11 (25.58%) E-Commerce
7 11 (25.58%) VBA
7 11 (25.58%) HTML
7 11 (25.58%) BDD
7 11 (25.58%) Performance Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) MS Access
2 9 (20.93%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Cucumber
1 14 (32.56%) Jenkins
1 14 (32.56%) Selenium
1 14 (32.56%) WebDriver
2 10 (23.26%) Gatling
3 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 26 (60.47%) Tester
2 17 (39.53%) Automated Tester
3 15 (34.88%) Lead Tester
4 14 (32.56%) Developer
4 14 (32.56%) Selenium Tester
4 14 (32.56%) Test Leader
4 14 (32.56%) Test Scripter
4 14 (32.56%) Web Tester
5 11 (25.58%) Performance Tester
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Head of Application Development
7 3 (6.98%) Head of Development
7 3 (6.98%) Head of Software Development
7 3 (6.98%) SQL Developer
8 2 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Lead Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Software Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Software Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) J2EE
1 14 (32.56%) Java EE
2 11 (25.58%) HTML
3 4 (9.30%) .NET
4 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (30.23%) Visualisation
3 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.30%) User Experience
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (55.81%) Unix
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Scrum
2 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) Automated Testing
3 14 (32.56%) Agile Testing
3 14 (32.56%) Mentoring
3 14 (32.56%) TDD
3 14 (32.56%) Test Strategy
4 13 (30.23%) Analytics
4 13 (30.23%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (30.23%) Data Visualisation
4 13 (30.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 13 (30.23%) Statistical Analysis
5 11 (25.58%) BDD
5 11 (25.58%) E-Commerce
5 11 (25.58%) Performance Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.98%) MVC
7 3 (6.98%) Process Improvement
7 3 (6.98%) Project Management
7 3 (6.98%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (65.12%) Java
1 28 (65.12%) SQL
2 25 (58.14%) JavaScript
3 11 (25.58%) VBA
4 10 (23.26%) Scala
5 4 (9.30%) C#
6 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
1 1 (2.33%) ISEB
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Google
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
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