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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 55 45
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 15 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 4.37% 2.36% 3.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.58% 29.41% 28.85%
Number of salaries quoted 26 12 14
Average salary £36,000 £37,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.63% +7.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,200 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £60,500 £37,350
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.79% -
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
69 51 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 10.76% 8.03% 13.23%
Number of salaries quoted 50 41 43
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,700 £24,100 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 April 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Northampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 29 (50.00%) Scrum
2 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (43.10%) SQL
4 17 (29.31%) Automated Testing
4 17 (29.31%) Cucumber
4 17 (29.31%) BDD
5 15 (25.86%) Java
6 13 (22.41%) E-Commerce
7 11 (18.97%) Manual Testing
7 11 (18.97%) Selenium
7 11 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (17.24%) UNIX
8 10 (17.24%) TDD
9 9 (15.52%) Finance
9 9 (15.52%) Degree
9 9 (15.52%) Test Strategy
9 9 (15.52%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (15.52%) Mentoring
10 8 (13.79%) Coaching
10 8 (13.79%) Retail
10 8 (13.79%) C#
10 8 (13.79%) .NET
10 8 (13.79%) Project Management
11 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
11 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
11 7 (12.07%) Agile Testing
12 6 (10.34%) User Stories
12 6 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (10.34%) Performance Testing
12 6 (10.34%) Security Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
1 4 (6.90%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.90%) InfoPath
2 2 (3.45%) Mingle
2 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) Firewall
1 5 (8.62%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (6.90%) Intranet
3 1 (1.72%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (29.31%) Cucumber
2 11 (18.97%) Selenium
3 6 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.62%) Visual Studio
5 4 (6.90%) WebDriver
6 3 (5.17%) JIRA
6 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.45%) JUnit
8 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Retail
3 5 (8.62%) Law
4 3 (5.17%) Legal
5 2 (3.45%) Banking
6 1 (1.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (41.38%) Analyst
2 13 (22.41%) QA Analyst
3 12 (20.69%) Tester
4 7 (12.07%) Automated Tester
5 6 (10.34%) Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Test Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Test Manager
7 4 (6.90%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Web Tester
8 3 (5.17%) Head of Development
8 3 (5.17%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.17%) Software Tester
8 3 (5.17%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (5.17%) Lead Tester
9 2 (3.45%) AWS Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.45%) Business Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) .NET
2 4 (6.90%) CSS
2 4 (6.90%) XML
2 4 (6.90%) Ajax
2 4 (6.90%) jQuery
2 4 (6.90%) RESTful
2 4 (6.90%) HTML5
2 4 (6.90%) HTML
3 3 (5.17%) Java EE
3 3 (5.17%) J2EE
4 1 (1.72%) SOAP
4 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.72%) Middleware
4 1 (1.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.90%) PMI
2 4 (6.90%) NHS
2 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) UNIX
2 4 (6.90%) Android
2 4 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) Scrum
2 28 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (29.31%) Automated Testing
3 17 (29.31%) BDD
4 13 (22.41%) E-Commerce
5 11 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (18.97%) Manual Testing
6 10 (17.24%) TDD
7 9 (15.52%) Test Strategy
7 9 (15.52%) Mentoring
8 8 (13.79%) Coaching
8 8 (13.79%) Project Management
9 7 (12.07%) Agile Testing
10 6 (10.34%) User Stories
10 6 (10.34%) Security Testing
10 6 (10.34%) Test Management
10 6 (10.34%) Performance Testing
11 5 (8.62%) Information Security
11 5 (8.62%) Change Management
11 5 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.10%) SQL
2 15 (25.86%) Java
3 8 (13.79%) C#
4 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Degree
2 5 (8.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (8.62%) ISEB
3 4 (6.90%) PMI Certification
4 3 (5.17%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.45%) PMP
6 1 (1.72%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) Google
3 3 (5.17%) IBM
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago