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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 53 57
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 27 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.83% 3.62% 2.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.58% 42.19% 27.78%
Number of salaries quoted 21 23 15
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £47,000 £64,400
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
71 64 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 9.58% 8.58% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 58 60 66
Average salary £42,500 £38,750 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.67% -7.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 -17 18 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Corby - 2 £32,500 -
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (59.18%) SQL
2 28 (57.14%) Java
2 28 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 24 (48.98%) Unix
3 24 (48.98%) Scrum
4 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (30.61%) Automated Testing
5 14 (28.57%) TDD
5 14 (28.57%) Java EE
5 14 (28.57%) Selenium
5 14 (28.57%) J2EE
5 14 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 14 (28.57%) Agile Testing
5 14 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 14 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 14 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 14 (28.57%) Cucumber
6 13 (26.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 13 (26.53%) Visualisation
6 13 (26.53%) Analytics
6 13 (26.53%) Data Visualisation
6 13 (26.53%) HTML
6 13 (26.53%) E-Commerce
6 13 (26.53%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (26.53%) Statistical Analysis
7 11 (22.45%) Performance Testing
7 11 (22.45%) MS Access
7 11 (22.45%) VBA
7 11 (22.45%) BDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) MS Access
2 9 (18.37%) Data Mining
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 14 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 14 (28.57%) Selenium
1 14 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 10 (20.41%) Gatling
3 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.08%) Retail
1 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (55.10%) Tester
2 17 (34.69%) Automated Tester
2 17 (34.69%) Developer
3 15 (30.61%) Lead Tester
4 14 (28.57%) Selenium Tester
4 14 (28.57%) Test Leader
4 14 (28.57%) Test Scripter
4 14 (28.57%) Web Tester
5 11 (22.45%) Performance Tester
6 4 (8.16%) Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.12%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.12%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.12%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Head of Application Development
7 3 (6.12%) Head of Development
7 3 (6.12%) Head of Software Development
7 3 (6.12%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.57%) J2EE
1 14 (28.57%) Java EE
2 13 (26.53%) HTML
3 7 (14.29%) .NET
4 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.12%) CSS
6 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.08%) NHibernate
7 1 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (26.53%) Visualisation
3 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.16%) User Experience
5 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.98%) Unix
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) Scrum
2 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.61%) Automated Testing
3 14 (28.57%) Agile Testing
3 14 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 14 (28.57%) TDD
3 14 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 13 (26.53%) Analytics
4 13 (26.53%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (26.53%) Data Visualisation
4 13 (26.53%) E-Commerce
4 13 (26.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 13 (26.53%) Statistical Analysis
5 11 (22.45%) BDD
5 11 (22.45%) Performance Testing
6 5 (10.20%) MVC
7 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.12%) Process Improvement
8 3 (6.12%) Project Management
8 3 (6.12%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (59.18%) SQL
2 28 (57.14%) Java
2 28 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 11 (22.45%) VBA
4 10 (20.41%) Scala
5 7 (14.29%) C#
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) Degree
1 1 (2.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) Google
3 2 (4.08%) ATG
3 2 (4.08%) hybris
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