The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 44 44
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 26 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 3.32% 4.00% 4.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.19% 37.68% 52.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4 24 31
Median salary £42,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,200 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
54 69 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 9.42% 10.62% 9.12%
Number of salaries quoted 19 61 58
Median salary £37,500 £33,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £25,700 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

The demand trend of job ads across the Northampton region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Northampton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northampton region with a requirement for QA.

1 43 (78.18%) JavaScript
2 37 (67.27%) SQL
3 34 (61.82%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (61.82%) Visualisation
3 34 (61.82%) Data Visualisation
3 34 (61.82%) Analytics
4 32 (58.18%) Statistical Analysis
5 29 (52.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 28 (50.91%) VBA
7 27 (49.09%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (41.82%) MS Access
9 22 (40.00%) Data Mining
10 18 (32.73%) Java
11 16 (29.09%) Google
12 14 (25.45%) Manual Testing
13 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (21.82%) Scrum
14 12 (21.82%) Performance Testing
15 11 (20.00%) Unix
15 11 (20.00%) HTML
15 11 (20.00%) OO
16 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
17 9 (16.36%) E-Commerce
17 9 (16.36%) J2EE
17 9 (16.36%) GWT
17 9 (16.36%) Scala
17 9 (16.36%) BDD
17 9 (16.36%) Continuous Improvement
17 9 (16.36%) Gatling
17 9 (16.36%) Exploratory Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.09%) Apache Spark
1 5 (9.09%) SAS
2 3 (5.45%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Firewall
1 2 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (41.82%) MS Access
2 22 (40.00%) Data Mining
3 5 (9.09%) Amazon Redshift
3 5 (9.09%) Big Data
3 5 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 5 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 5 (9.09%) MySQL
3 5 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 5 (9.09%) Parquet
3 5 (9.09%) QlikView
4 3 (5.45%) Apache Hive
4 3 (5.45%) Impala
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Gatling
2 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.64%) Selenium
3 1 (1.82%) Bugzilla
Job Titles
1 34 (61.82%) Developer
2 12 (21.82%) Tester
3 10 (18.18%) Performance Tester
4 9 (16.36%) Agile Tester
4 9 (16.36%) Automation Tester
5 7 (12.73%) Senior Developer
6 6 (10.91%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (10.91%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Compliance Officer
7 2 (3.64%) Head of Development
7 2 (3.64%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.64%) Software QA Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Software QA Tester
7 2 (3.64%) Software Tester
7 2 (3.64%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Test Manager
8 1 (1.82%) .NET Development Manager
8 1 (1.82%) Graduate Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) HTML
2 9 (16.36%) GWT
2 9 (16.36%) J2EE
3 4 (7.27%) .NET
4 3 (5.45%) JSON
4 3 (5.45%) XML
5 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (61.82%) Visualisation
2 27 (49.09%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (12.73%) User Experience
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (3.64%) Windows
2 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (61.82%) Analytics
1 34 (61.82%) Business Intelligence
1 34 (61.82%) Data Visualisation
2 32 (58.18%) Statistical Analysis
3 29 (52.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 14 (25.45%) Manual Testing
5 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (21.82%) Performance Testing
6 12 (21.82%) Scrum
7 11 (20.00%) OO
8 10 (18.18%) Software Engineering
9 9 (16.36%) BDD
9 9 (16.36%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (16.36%) E-Commerce
9 9 (16.36%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Big Data Analytics
10 5 (9.09%) Data Acquisition
10 5 (9.09%) Data Analytics
10 5 (9.09%) MapReduce
10 5 (9.09%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 43 (78.18%) JavaScript
2 37 (67.27%) SQL
3 28 (50.91%) VBA
4 18 (32.73%) Java
5 9 (16.36%) Scala
6 5 (9.09%) Python
6 5 (9.09%) R
7 4 (7.27%) C#
8 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.64%) ISO27002
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Google
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle
2 5 (9.09%) Tableau
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft