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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 40 37
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 30 14 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 4.63% 4.12% 4.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.56% 37.84% 43.18%
Number of salaries quoted 30 12 18
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £31,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £55,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
54 37 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 8.33% 10.88% 9.82%
Number of salaries quoted 53 33 39
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -8.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 30 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Northampton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 12 (25.53%) ISTQB
1 12 (25.53%) Test Management
1 12 (25.53%) Waterfall
2 10 (21.28%) V-Model
2 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
2 10 (21.28%) Time Management
2 10 (21.28%) Configuration Management
2 10 (21.28%) Project Management
3 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
3 8 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (17.02%) Business Process Mapping
4 7 (14.89%) UNIX
4 7 (14.89%) Windows
4 7 (14.89%) MySQL
4 7 (14.89%) Oracle
4 7 (14.89%) Shell Script
5 6 (12.77%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (12.77%) Finance
6 5 (10.64%) ISEB
7 4 (8.51%) Ajax
7 4 (8.51%) jQuery
7 4 (8.51%) Automated Testing
7 4 (8.51%) JSON
7 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
7 4 (8.51%) REST
7 4 (8.51%) Flash
7 4 (8.51%) ActionScript
7 4 (8.51%) HTML
7 4 (8.51%) Java
7 4 (8.51%) JavaScript

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (8.51%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) SAS
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (4.26%) WATIR
2 2 (4.26%) Selenium
2 2 (4.26%) Jasmine
2 2 (4.26%) Selenium IDE
2 2 (4.26%) Sahi
2 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Law
2 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.13%) Marketing
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Analyst
2 17 (36.17%) Test Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) Configuration Manager
4 8 (17.02%) Test Manager
5 6 (12.77%) DBA
5 6 (12.77%) Support Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Oracle DBA
6 5 (10.64%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (10.64%) SQL DBA
6 5 (10.64%) Server Support Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Server Support
6 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Oracle Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Oracle Support Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Server Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) UI Developer
7 4 (8.51%) UI Programmer
7 4 (8.51%) Developer
8 3 (6.38%) QA Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) Ajax
1 4 (8.51%) jQuery
1 4 (8.51%) JSON
1 4 (8.51%) REST
1 4 (8.51%) Flash
1 4 (8.51%) HTML
1 4 (8.51%) CSS
1 4 (8.51%) XML
1 4 (8.51%) XSLT
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.13%) Velocity
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) UNIX
1 7 (14.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Test Management
1 12 (25.53%) Waterfall
2 10 (21.28%) V-Model
2 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
2 10 (21.28%) Time Management
2 10 (21.28%) Configuration Management
2 10 (21.28%) Project Management
3 8 (17.02%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (17.02%) Business Process Mapping
4 4 (8.51%) Automated Testing
4 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
4 4 (8.51%) OO
5 3 (6.38%) Programme Management
5 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.38%) Project Planning
5 3 (6.38%) Matrix Management
5 3 (6.38%) Critical Path Analysis
5 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) Shell Script
2 4 (8.51%) ActionScript
2 4 (8.51%) Java
2 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.38%) C#
4 2 (4.26%) Ruby
4 2 (4.26%) F#
4 2 (4.26%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) ISTQB
2 5 (10.64%) ISEB
3 2 (4.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) IBM
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) hybris
3 1 (2.13%) Google
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Package
Posted: 8 days ago