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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 61 37
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -24
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 17 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.80% 2.01% 5.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.21% 22.37% 37.35%
Number of salaries quoted 17 13 30
Average salary £35,000 £42,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +13.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £52,400 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
58 76 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 7.73% 8.97% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 50 68 78
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £64,250 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 2 March 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 2 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 19 £35,000 +34.61% 3
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 25 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (33.33%) SQL
3 17 (24.64%) HTML
3 17 (24.64%) CSS
4 16 (23.19%) XML
4 16 (23.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (21.74%) Scrum
6 14 (20.29%) Cucumber
7 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
7 13 (18.84%) Test Management
8 12 (17.39%) jQuery
8 12 (17.39%) Automated Testing
8 12 (17.39%) Ajax
8 12 (17.39%) JavaScript
8 12 (17.39%) .NET
9 11 (15.94%) C#
9 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (15.94%) Manual Testing
10 10 (14.49%) TDD
10 10 (14.49%) Java
10 10 (14.49%) E-Commerce
10 10 (14.49%) BDD
11 9 (13.04%) HTML5
11 9 (13.04%) Test Strategy
11 9 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
11 9 (13.04%) Visual Studio
11 9 (13.04%) Finance
11 9 (13.04%) Law
11 9 (13.04%) Retail

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 8 (11.59%) SharePoint Server
1 8 (11.59%) SharePoint
1 8 (11.59%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (5.80%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) Node.js
3 1 (1.45%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.45%) Drupal
3 1 (1.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.45%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.45%) GitHub
1 1 (1.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) Intranet
2 5 (7.25%) Firewall
2 5 (7.25%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (23.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (20.29%) Cucumber
3 9 (13.04%) Visual Studio
4 8 (11.59%) Selenium
5 5 (7.25%) Firebug
5 5 (7.25%) Fiddler
6 2 (2.90%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.45%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.45%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (1.45%) Subversion
7 1 (1.45%) JIRA
General
1 9 (13.04%) Finance
1 9 (13.04%) Law
1 9 (13.04%) Retail
2 5 (7.25%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Legal
4 1 (1.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (52.17%) Analyst
2 15 (21.74%) Test Analyst
3 12 (17.39%) Developer
4 10 (14.49%) QA Analyst
5 9 (13.04%) Test Manager
6 8 (11.59%) Analyst Developer
6 8 (11.59%) SharePoint Developer
7 7 (10.14%) Tester
8 4 (5.80%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Automated Tester
9 2 (2.90%) Head of Business Analysis
9 2 (2.90%) Test Leader
9 2 (2.90%) Programme Test Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Programme Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Quality Manager
10 1 (1.45%) QA Manager
10 1 (1.45%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (24.64%) HTML
1 17 (24.64%) CSS
2 16 (23.19%) XML
3 12 (17.39%) .NET
3 12 (17.39%) Ajax
3 12 (17.39%) jQuery
4 9 (13.04%) HTML5
5 8 (11.59%) RESTful
6 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET
6 5 (7.25%) XHTML
7 4 (5.80%) REST
8 3 (4.35%) JSON
8 3 (4.35%) XSLT
8 3 (4.35%) Flash
9 1 (1.45%) LAMP
9 1 (1.45%) WinForms
9 1 (1.45%) SOAP
9 1 (1.45%) CSS3
9 1 (1.45%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.45%) ExpressJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (11.59%) NHS
3 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.25%) N-Tier
5 4 (5.80%) PMI
5 4 (5.80%) User Experience
5 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) Android
1 3 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (21.74%) Scrum
3 13 (18.84%) Test Management
4 12 (17.39%) Automated Testing
5 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (15.94%) Manual Testing
6 10 (14.49%) BDD
6 10 (14.49%) TDD
6 10 (14.49%) E-Commerce
7 9 (13.04%) Software Testing
7 9 (13.04%) Test Strategy
8 6 (8.70%) User Stories
8 6 (8.70%) Test Automation
8 6 (8.70%) Coaching
8 6 (8.70%) Performance Testing
8 6 (8.70%) Load Testing
8 6 (8.70%) Security Testing
8 6 (8.70%) Project Management
9 5 (7.25%) Validation
9 5 (7.25%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (33.33%) SQL
2 12 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 11 (15.94%) C#
4 10 (14.49%) Java
5 3 (4.35%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Degree
2 8 (11.59%) ISEB
3 7 (10.14%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.80%) PMI Certification
5 3 (4.35%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.80%) Google
2 4 (5.80%) IBM
3 2 (2.90%) Verint
4 1 (1.45%) Twitter
4 1 (1.45%) Adobe
Northampton, Northamptonshire
QA Limited
Salary: £112.50 per week
Posted: 7 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 7 days ago
Northampton
Altura
Salary: £0 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 25 days ago