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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 49 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -25
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 6 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 4.20% 1.42% 8.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.79% 37.50% 54.29%
Number of salaries quoted 23 6 38
Average salary £35,000 £40,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.58% +20.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +5.26%
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
76 16 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 10.30% 3.79% 15.22%
Number of salaries quoted 63 15 68
Average salary £28,750 £40,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.01% +24.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £38,300 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 24 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Northampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 20 (32.26%) Test Management
2 19 (30.65%) V-Model
2 19 (30.65%) ISTQB
2 19 (30.65%) Waterfall
3 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (29.03%) SQL Server
3 18 (29.03%) CSS
4 17 (27.42%) HTML
4 17 (27.42%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (25.81%) XML
6 15 (24.19%) Project Management
7 14 (22.58%) Business Process Mapping
8 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
8 12 (19.35%) Ajax
9 11 (17.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (17.74%) jQuery
10 10 (16.13%) SQL
10 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
11 9 (14.52%) C#
11 9 (14.52%) E-Commerce
12 8 (12.90%) TDD
13 7 (11.29%) Software Testing
13 7 (11.29%) Test Scripting
13 7 (11.29%) Time Management
13 7 (11.29%) Visual Studio
13 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET
13 7 (11.29%) .NET
13 7 (11.29%) Configuration Management
13 7 (11.29%) HTML5
14 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
1 6 (9.68%) CMS
1 6 (9.68%) SharePoint Server
1 6 (9.68%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.61%) Node.js
2 1 (1.61%) Joomla!
2 1 (1.61%) Drupal
2 1 (1.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) InfoPath
2 2 (3.23%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.61%) GitHub
1 1 (1.61%) Trello
1 1 (1.61%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (9.68%) MySQL
3 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (11.29%) Visual Studio
3 6 (9.68%) Firebug
3 6 (9.68%) Fiddler
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (3.23%) WATIR
5 2 (3.23%) Selenium
5 2 (3.23%) Sahi
5 2 (3.23%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.23%) Jasmine
5 2 (3.23%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.61%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.61%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.61%) Subversion
6 1 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 6 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Law
2 2 (3.23%) Legal
2 2 (3.23%) Banking
2 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (64.52%) Analyst
2 29 (46.77%) Test Analyst
3 12 (19.35%) Developer
4 7 (11.29%) Configuration Manager
5 6 (9.68%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Analyst Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) DBA
6 5 (8.06%) Test Manager
6 5 (8.06%) UI Developer
6 5 (8.06%) UI Programmer
7 4 (6.45%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Server Support
7 4 (6.45%) SQL DBA
7 4 (6.45%) Server Support Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (6.45%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (29.03%) CSS
2 17 (27.42%) HTML
3 16 (25.81%) XML
4 12 (19.35%) Ajax
5 11 (17.74%) jQuery
6 7 (11.29%) .NET
6 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET
6 7 (11.29%) HTML5
7 6 (9.68%) XHTML
7 6 (9.68%) RESTful
8 5 (8.06%) JSON
8 5 (8.06%) REST
9 4 (6.45%) XSLT
9 4 (6.45%) Flash
10 2 (3.23%) CSS3
11 1 (1.61%) Backbone.js
11 1 (1.61%) Sass
11 1 (1.61%) LESS
11 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
11 1 (1.61%) ExpressJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.42%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (9.68%) User Experience
2 6 (9.68%) N-Tier
3 5 (8.06%) NHS
4 1 (1.61%) Social Media
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) UNIX
1 5 (8.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) Test Management
2 19 (30.65%) Waterfall
2 19 (30.65%) V-Model
3 18 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (24.19%) Project Management
5 14 (22.58%) Business Process Mapping
6 9 (14.52%) E-Commerce
7 8 (12.90%) TDD
8 7 (11.29%) Test Scripting
8 7 (11.29%) Time Management
8 7 (11.29%) Software Testing
8 7 (11.29%) Configuration Management
9 6 (9.68%) Compatibility Testing
9 6 (9.68%) Validation
9 6 (9.68%) Test Automation
10 5 (8.06%) OO
11 4 (6.45%) Unit Testing
11 4 (6.45%) Automated Testing
11 4 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (4.84%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
2 10 (16.13%) SQL
3 9 (14.52%) C#
4 5 (8.06%) Java
4 5 (8.06%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.45%) ActionScript
6 2 (3.23%) Python
6 2 (3.23%) Ruby
6 2 (3.23%) F#
Qualifications
1 19 (30.65%) ISTQB
2 6 (9.68%) ISEB
3 5 (8.06%) Degree
4 3 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle
3 2 (3.23%) Verint
3 2 (3.23%) Adobe
4 1 (1.61%) Google
4 1 (1.61%) Twitter
4 1 (1.61%) IBM
Northampton, Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago