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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 43 50
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 26 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 2.25% 3.58% 3.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.92% 35.62% 40.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3 23 21
Median salary £42,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
UK excluding London median salary £41,333 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
48 73 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 9.82% 10.06% 8.70%
Number of salaries quoted 22 66 50
Median salary £38,750 £33,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.67% +1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,625 £26,500 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 24 August 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 31 (75.61%) JavaScript
2 24 (58.54%) SQL
3 22 (53.66%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (53.66%) Visualisation
3 22 (53.66%) Data Visualisation
3 22 (53.66%) Analytics
4 20 (48.78%) Statistical Analysis
5 19 (46.34%) VBA
6 18 (43.90%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (41.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 17 (41.46%) Java
8 14 (34.15%) MS Access
8 14 (34.15%) Manual Testing
9 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (31.71%) Google
9 13 (31.71%) Data Mining
10 12 (29.27%) Scrum
10 12 (29.27%) Performance Testing
11 11 (26.83%) OO
11 11 (26.83%) HTML
11 11 (26.83%) Unix
12 10 (24.39%) Software Engineering
13 9 (21.95%) E-Commerce
13 9 (21.95%) J2EE
13 9 (21.95%) GWT
13 9 (21.95%) Scala
13 9 (21.95%) BDD
13 9 (21.95%) Gatling
13 9 (21.95%) Exploratory Testing
14 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement

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 5 (12.20%) Apache Spark
1 5 (12.20%) SAS
2 3 (7.32%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Firewall
1 2 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (34.15%) MS Access
2 13 (31.71%) Data Mining
3 5 (12.20%) Amazon Redshift
3 5 (12.20%) Big Data
3 5 (12.20%) Hadoop
3 5 (12.20%) MongoDB
3 5 (12.20%) MySQL
3 5 (12.20%) NoSQL
3 5 (12.20%) Parquet
3 5 (12.20%) QlikView
4 3 (7.32%) Apache Hive
4 3 (7.32%) Impala
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Gatling
2 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.88%) Selenium
3 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
Job Titles
1 22 (53.66%) Developer
2 12 (29.27%) Tester
3 10 (24.39%) Performance Tester
4 9 (21.95%) Agile Tester
4 9 (21.95%) Automation Tester
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.32%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (7.32%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Compliance Officer
7 2 (4.88%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Software QA Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Software QA Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Graduate
8 1 (2.44%) Graduate Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) HTML
2 9 (21.95%) GWT
2 9 (21.95%) J2EE
3 3 (7.32%) JSON
3 3 (7.32%) XML
4 2 (4.88%) .NET
4 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (53.66%) Visualisation
2 18 (43.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.76%) User Experience
4 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Unix
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Analytics
1 22 (53.66%) Business Intelligence
1 22 (53.66%) Data Visualisation
2 20 (48.78%) Statistical Analysis
3 17 (41.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 14 (34.15%) Manual Testing
5 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (29.27%) Performance Testing
6 12 (29.27%) Scrum
7 11 (26.83%) OO
8 10 (24.39%) Software Engineering
9 9 (21.95%) BDD
9 9 (21.95%) E-Commerce
9 9 (21.95%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (12.20%) Big Data Analytics
11 5 (12.20%) Data Acquisition
11 5 (12.20%) Data Analytics
11 5 (12.20%) MapReduce
11 5 (12.20%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 31 (75.61%) JavaScript
2 24 (58.54%) SQL
3 19 (46.34%) VBA
4 17 (41.46%) Java
5 9 (21.95%) Scala
6 5 (12.20%) Python
6 5 (12.20%) R
7 2 (4.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.88%) ISO27002
1 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Google
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle
2 5 (12.20%) Tableau
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft