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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 65 53
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 32 20 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.68% 2.12% 3.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.03% 25.97% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 28 16 20
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £30,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,450 £62,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +1.31%
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
78 77 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.98% 8.17% 10.74%
Number of salaries quoted 57 64 61
Average salary £35,000 £39,500 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.39% +6.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,500 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +16 26 £36,000 -4.63% 2
Wellingborough - 1 £37,500 - 1
Kettering - 1 £27,500 -
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 29 (45.31%) Scrum
1 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (40.63%) SQL
3 19 (29.69%) Cucumber
4 17 (26.56%) BDD
4 17 (26.56%) Java
4 17 (26.56%) Automated Testing
5 13 (20.31%) Selenium
5 13 (20.31%) E-Commerce
5 13 (20.31%) Test Strategy
6 12 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (17.19%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (15.63%) TDD
8 10 (15.63%) Manual Testing
8 10 (15.63%) Project Management
8 10 (15.63%) UNIX
9 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
9 9 (14.06%) Finance
9 9 (14.06%) Test Management
9 9 (14.06%) Degree
9 9 (14.06%) Mentoring
9 9 (14.06%) Coaching
10 8 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (12.50%) Retail
10 8 (12.50%) .NET
11 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
11 7 (10.94%) C#
11 7 (10.94%) PMI
11 7 (10.94%) PMI Certification
11 7 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 4 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
1 4 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.25%) InfoPath
3 3 (4.69%) Mingle
3 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.69%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) Firewall
1 5 (7.81%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (6.25%) Intranet
3 1 (1.56%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (29.69%) Cucumber
2 13 (20.31%) Selenium
3 7 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (9.38%) WebDriver
5 5 (7.81%) Visual Studio
5 5 (7.81%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.25%) JIRA
7 3 (4.69%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.13%) JUnit
9 1 (1.56%) Firebug
9 1 (1.56%) Fiddler
General
1 9 (14.06%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Retail
3 6 (9.38%) Law
4 4 (6.25%) Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Legal
6 1 (1.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (39.06%) Analyst
2 12 (18.75%) Tester
2 12 (18.75%) QA Analyst
3 7 (10.94%) Test Analyst
3 7 (10.94%) Automated Tester
4 6 (9.38%) Test Manager
4 6 (9.38%) Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Test Leader
6 4 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Web Tester
7 3 (4.69%) Software Tester
7 3 (4.69%) Lead Tester
7 3 (4.69%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (3.13%) AWS Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Programme Test Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Programme Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) .NET
2 5 (7.81%) CSS
2 5 (7.81%) XML
2 5 (7.81%) HTML
3 4 (6.25%) jQuery
3 4 (6.25%) RESTful
3 4 (6.25%) HTML5
3 4 (6.25%) Ajax
4 3 (4.69%) SOAP
4 3 (4.69%) J2EE
4 3 (4.69%) Java EE
5 1 (1.56%) REST
5 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.56%) XHTML
5 1 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (10.94%) PMI
3 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.25%) NHS
4 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) UNIX
2 4 (6.25%) Android
2 4 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (45.31%) Scrum
1 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.56%) Automated Testing
2 17 (26.56%) BDD
3 13 (20.31%) Test Strategy
3 13 (20.31%) E-Commerce
4 12 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (15.63%) Project Management
5 10 (15.63%) TDD
5 10 (15.63%) Manual Testing
6 9 (14.06%) Mentoring
6 9 (14.06%) Coaching
6 9 (14.06%) Test Management
7 8 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (10.94%) Agile Testing
9 6 (9.38%) User Stories
9 6 (9.38%) Performance Testing
9 6 (9.38%) Security Testing
9 6 (9.38%) Software Testing
10 5 (7.81%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.63%) SQL
2 17 (26.56%) Java
3 7 (10.94%) C#
4 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Degree
2 7 (10.94%) PMI Certification
3 6 (9.38%) ISTQB
3 6 (9.38%) ISEB
3 6 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.69%) CSQA
4 3 (4.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.25%) Google
3 3 (4.69%) IBM
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wellingborough
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 19 days ago
Northampton
Altura
Salary: £0 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 24 days ago