The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 36 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.85% 3.83% 1.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.00% 40.00% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 24 32 7
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £40,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
QA
East Midlands

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 Northamptonshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
75 90 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 7.93% 9.57% 6.93%
Number of salaries quoted 66 81 34
Average salary £33,500 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.47% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,800 £22,900
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 Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

QA
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Northamptonshire region.

QA Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

QA
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -5 23 £37,000 +5.71% 1
Wellingborough - 1 £35,000 - 1
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (67.65%) Scrum
2 43 (63.24%) SQL
3 40 (58.82%) Java
4 37 (54.41%) UNIX
5 29 (42.65%) E-Commerce
5 29 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (42.65%) BDD
6 21 (30.88%) Automated Testing
6 21 (30.88%) Selenium
7 15 (22.06%) Mentoring
8 13 (19.12%) WebDriver
8 13 (19.12%) Cucumber
8 13 (19.12%) Test Strategy
9 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
9 12 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (17.65%) TDD
9 12 (17.65%) .NET
10 11 (16.18%) C#
11 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (14.71%) Test Scripting
11 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
11 10 (14.71%) SDLC
12 9 (13.24%) Windows
12 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
12 9 (13.24%) J2EE
12 9 (13.24%) Project Management
12 9 (13.24%) Java EE
12 9 (13.24%) Degree
12 9 (13.24%) Agile Testing
12 9 (13.24%) Continuous Improvement

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.41%) Mingle
2 3 (4.41%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.47%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (30.88%) Selenium
2 13 (19.12%) WebDriver
2 13 (19.12%) Cucumber
3 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.35%) JIRA
4 5 (7.35%) JUnit
5 2 (2.94%) JMeter
5 2 (2.94%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.47%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Legal
2 3 (4.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (39.71%) Tester
2 14 (20.59%) Analyst
3 11 (16.18%) Test Leader
4 10 (14.71%) Test Analyst
4 10 (14.71%) Software Tester
5 9 (13.24%) Web Tester
5 9 (13.24%) QA Analyst
5 9 (13.24%) Test Engineer
5 9 (13.24%) Lead Tester
5 9 (13.24%) Automated Tester
5 9 (13.24%) Selenium Tester
6 7 (10.29%) Developer
6 7 (10.29%) Performance Tester
7 5 (7.35%) QA Tester
7 5 (7.35%) AWS Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Head of Development
8 3 (4.41%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.94%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.65%) .NET
2 9 (13.24%) J2EE
2 9 (13.24%) Java EE
3 7 (10.29%) HTML
4 3 (4.41%) GWT
5 2 (2.94%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.94%) SOAP
5 2 (2.94%) Web Services
6 1 (1.47%) Middleware
6 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.88%) PMI
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (54.41%) UNIX
2 9 (13.24%) Windows
3 2 (2.94%) Android
3 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (67.65%) Scrum
2 29 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.65%) E-Commerce
2 29 (42.65%) BDD
3 21 (30.88%) Automated Testing
4 15 (22.06%) Mentoring
5 13 (19.12%) Test Strategy
6 12 (17.65%) TDD
7 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (14.71%) Test Scripting
7 10 (14.71%) SDLC
8 9 (13.24%) Agile Testing
8 9 (13.24%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (13.24%) Project Management
9 8 (11.76%) Software Engineering
9 8 (11.76%) Manual Testing
9 8 (11.76%) Performance Testing
9 8 (11.76%) Unit Testing
10 6 (8.82%) Change Management
10 6 (8.82%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (63.24%) SQL
2 40 (58.82%) Java
3 11 (16.18%) C#
4 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.29%) Scala
6 1 (1.47%) PHP
6 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) PMI Certification
3 3 (4.41%) PMP
4 1 (1.47%) ISEB
4 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) Google
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £37000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
Posted: 4 days ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Depending on experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago