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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 51 44
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 26 25 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 3.57% 3.71% 2.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.81% 40.32% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 23 22 6
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £32,200 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
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
67 62 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 9.19% 9.20% 7.39%
Number of salaries quoted 61 54 23
Average salary £33,500 £30,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.66% -24.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £21,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
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 3 September 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Northampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 46 (73.02%) Scrum
2 42 (66.67%) SQL
3 40 (63.49%) Java
3 40 (63.49%) UNIX
4 31 (49.21%) E-Commerce
5 30 (47.62%) BDD
6 28 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (33.33%) Automated Testing
8 18 (28.57%) Selenium
9 15 (23.81%) Mentoring
10 13 (20.63%) TDD
11 12 (19.05%) Test Strategy
11 12 (19.05%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (17.46%) Cucumber
12 11 (17.46%) WebDriver
12 11 (17.46%) .NET
13 10 (15.87%) J2EE
13 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
13 10 (15.87%) Windows
13 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
13 10 (15.87%) C#
13 10 (15.87%) Java EE
13 10 (15.87%) Test Scripting
13 10 (15.87%) Jenkins
13 10 (15.87%) Agile Testing
14 9 (14.29%) Scala
14 9 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (14.29%) Performance Testing
14 9 (14.29%) Degree
14 9 (14.29%) HTML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.17%) Mingle
2 2 (3.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Internet
1 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.59%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (28.57%) Selenium
2 11 (17.46%) WebDriver
2 11 (17.46%) Cucumber
3 10 (15.87%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.94%) JUnit
5 3 (4.76%) JIRA
6 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Legal
2 3 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (46.03%) Tester
2 14 (22.22%) Analyst
3 11 (17.46%) Test Analyst
3 11 (17.46%) Lead Tester
4 10 (15.87%) Automated Tester
4 10 (15.87%) Selenium Tester
4 10 (15.87%) Web Tester
4 10 (15.87%) Test Leader
4 10 (15.87%) Software Tester
5 9 (14.29%) Performance Tester
6 8 (12.70%) Test Engineer
6 8 (12.70%) QA Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) Developer
8 5 (7.94%) AWS Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Head of Development
9 3 (4.76%) QA Tester
9 3 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Business Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.17%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) .NET
2 10 (15.87%) J2EE
2 10 (15.87%) Java EE
3 9 (14.29%) HTML
4 3 (4.76%) GWT
5 1 (1.59%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.59%) Web Services
5 1 (1.59%) Middleware
5 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) PMI
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 40 (63.49%) UNIX
2 10 (15.87%) Windows
3 2 (3.17%) Android
3 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (73.02%) Scrum
2 31 (49.21%) E-Commerce
3 30 (47.62%) BDD
4 28 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 15 (23.81%) Mentoring
7 13 (20.63%) TDD
8 12 (19.05%) Test Strategy
9 10 (15.87%) Agile Testing
9 10 (15.87%) Test Scripting
10 9 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (14.29%) Performance Testing
11 8 (12.70%) Unit Testing
11 8 (12.70%) Manual Testing
11 8 (12.70%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (12.70%) Software Engineering
11 8 (12.70%) Project Management
12 7 (11.11%) SDLC
13 5 (7.94%) Automation Testing
13 5 (7.94%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (66.67%) SQL
2 40 (63.49%) Java
3 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
3 10 (15.87%) C#
4 9 (14.29%) Scala
5 1 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) PMP
2 2 (3.17%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.17%) Google
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + bens
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