The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Northampton region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 43 25
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -18
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 15 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 2.36% 3.82% 7.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.41% 28.85% 79.07%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 34
Average salary £37,750 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.85% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £37,350 £42,750
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
51 52 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 8.03% 13.23% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 41 43 43
Average salary £31,500 £37,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.86% +23.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
Northamptonshire

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 24 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Northampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 6 (27.27%) ISEB
2 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Finance
4 4 (18.18%) Test Management
4 4 (18.18%) Time Management
5 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
5 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
5 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.64%) Windows
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (9.09%) MySQL
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) UNIX
6 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) HP
6 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Selenium
6 2 (9.09%) Matrix Management
6 2 (9.09%) Release Management
6 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Degree

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (4.55%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (4.55%) Bugzilla
2 1 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Programme Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Tester
5 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Testing Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Head of Testing
6 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Server Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Test Management
3 4 (18.18%) Time Management
4 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Critical Path Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Matrix Management
5 2 (9.09%) Release Management
5 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISEB
2 3 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle
1 2 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) hybris
2 1 (4.55%) Google
2 1 (4.55%) IBM
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