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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 50 69 33
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -36
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 9 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 2.65% 1.46% 5.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.41% 20.45% 52.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 28
Median salary £57,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% +12.50%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
58 44 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 11.84% 7.14% 11.07%
Number of salaries quoted 29 33 59
Median salary £38,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,800 £32,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,200 £49,400 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 17 (62.96%) SQL Server
2 16 (59.26%) Windows
3 14 (51.85%) Shell Script
3 14 (51.85%) MySQL
3 14 (51.85%) Oracle
3 14 (51.85%) Unix
3 14 (51.85%) MongoDB
4 12 (44.44%) Oracle Database
5 9 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 9 (33.33%) hybris
5 9 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
5 9 (33.33%) Oracle APEX
5 9 (33.33%) HP Data Protector
5 9 (33.33%) HP
5 9 (33.33%) IBM
5 9 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
5 9 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
5 9 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 9 (33.33%) SAS
5 9 (33.33%) Oracle Discoverer
6 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (22.22%) Ansible
6 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
6 6 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Programme Governance

QA
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 9 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
1 9 (33.33%) SAS
2 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Photoshop
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (62.96%) SQL Server
2 14 (51.85%) MongoDB
2 14 (51.85%) MySQL
3 12 (44.44%) Oracle Database
4 9 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (33.33%) Oracle Discoverer
4 9 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle APEX
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) DBA
1 14 (51.85%) SQL DBA
1 14 (51.85%) SQL Server DBA
2 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Configuration Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
4 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
4 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Environment Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Graduate Tester
4 1 (3.70%) IT Graduate
4 1 (3.70%) MySQL DBA
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Tester
4 1 (3.70%) QA Manager
4 1 (3.70%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Quality Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
1 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (11.11%) CSS
1 3 (11.11%) HTML
1 3 (11.11%) Ionic Framework
1 3 (11.11%) jQuery
1 3 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
1 3 (11.11%) LESS
1 3 (11.11%) React
1 3 (11.11%) REST
1 3 (11.11%) Sass
1 3 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 3 (11.11%) XSL
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) iPhone
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Unix
3 3 (11.11%) Android
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 9 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 6 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
2 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Programme Governance
3 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.11%) Presales
4 3 (11.11%) Process Improvement
4 3 (11.11%) Resource Allocation
4 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Mobile Development
5 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
5 2 (7.41%) Web Design
5 2 (7.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) Shell Script
2 3 (11.11%) C#
2 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) HP Data Protector
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (22.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Oracle
2 9 (33.33%) HP
2 9 (33.33%) hybris
2 9 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft