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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 56 26
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -30
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 16 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.96% 2.35% 7.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.29% 27.59% 54.55%
Number of salaries quoted 26 12 44
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £64,850 £62,050
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
70 58 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.95% 8.52% 13.75%
Number of salaries quoted 63 54 81
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,550 £62,400 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +16 30 £40,000 -1.23% 1
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.92%) CSS
3 20 (25.64%) HTML
3 20 (25.64%) SQL
4 19 (24.36%) XML
5 18 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 18 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (20.51%) Test Management
7 15 (19.23%) Ajax
7 15 (19.23%) JavaScript
8 14 (17.95%) jQuery
9 13 (16.67%) SharePoint
10 12 (15.38%) NHS
10 12 (15.38%) C#
10 12 (15.38%) Project Management
10 12 (15.38%) V-Model
10 12 (15.38%) Software Testing
11 11 (14.10%) ISTQB
11 11 (14.10%) Retail
11 11 (14.10%) Law
11 11 (14.10%) HTML5
12 10 (12.82%) RESTful
12 10 (12.82%) Cucumber
12 10 (12.82%) BDD
12 10 (12.82%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (12.82%) .NET
12 10 (12.82%) Visual Studio
12 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
12 10 (12.82%) E-Commerce
12 10 (12.82%) InfoPath

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 13 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 10 (12.82%) SharePoint 2010
2 10 (12.82%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (6.41%) CMS
4 1 (1.28%) Node.js
4 1 (1.28%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.28%) Drupal
4 1 (1.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (12.82%) InfoPath
2 2 (2.56%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) GitHub
1 1 (1.28%) Trello
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) Intranet
2 5 (6.41%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (6.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.85%) QlikView
5 2 (2.56%) MS Access
6 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (12.82%) Cucumber
2 10 (12.82%) Visual Studio
3 6 (7.69%) Firebug
3 6 (7.69%) Fiddler
4 3 (3.85%) Selenium
5 2 (2.56%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.28%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.28%) Subversion
6 1 (1.28%) JIRA
6 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.28%) Dreamweaver
General
1 11 (14.10%) Retail
1 11 (14.10%) Law
2 9 (11.54%) Finance
3 3 (3.85%) Marketing
4 2 (2.56%) Legal
4 2 (2.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (64.10%) Analyst
2 27 (34.62%) Test Analyst
3 15 (19.23%) Developer
4 10 (12.82%) QA Analyst
4 10 (12.82%) SharePoint Developer
5 9 (11.54%) Analyst Developer
6 6 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Information Manager
9 2 (2.56%) Quality Manager
9 2 (2.56%) Tester
9 2 (2.56%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) Test Leader
9 2 (2.56%) Head of Business Analysis
10 1 (1.28%) WordPress Developer
10 1 (1.28%) PMO Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.92%) CSS
2 20 (25.64%) HTML
3 19 (24.36%) XML
4 15 (19.23%) Ajax
5 14 (17.95%) jQuery
6 11 (14.10%) HTML5
7 10 (12.82%) RESTful
7 10 (12.82%) .NET
8 6 (7.69%) ASP.NET
8 6 (7.69%) XHTML
9 4 (5.13%) REST
9 4 (5.13%) JSON
10 3 (3.85%) Flash
10 3 (3.85%) XSLT
11 2 (2.56%) CSS3
12 1 (1.28%) Sass
12 1 (1.28%) LESS
12 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
12 1 (1.28%) ExpressJS
12 1 (1.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) NHS
2 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.69%) N-Tier
4 5 (6.41%) User Experience
5 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.28%) Social Media
6 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.28%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.51%) Test Management
3 12 (15.38%) Project Management
3 12 (15.38%) V-Model
3 12 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 10 (12.82%) BDD
4 10 (12.82%) E-Commerce
5 8 (10.26%) Waterfall
5 8 (10.26%) Scrum
5 8 (10.26%) Automated Testing
6 7 (8.97%) TDD
6 7 (8.97%) Manual Testing
6 7 (8.97%) Business Process Mapping
6 7 (8.97%) User Stories
7 6 (7.69%) Coaching
7 6 (7.69%) Validation
7 6 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 6 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 6 (7.69%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.64%) SQL
2 15 (19.23%) JavaScript
3 12 (15.38%) C#
4 7 (8.97%) Java
5 3 (3.85%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) ISTQB
2 9 (11.54%) Degree
3 7 (8.97%) ISEB
4 4 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.56%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.13%) IBM
3 3 (3.85%) Cognos
4 2 (2.56%) Adobe
4 2 (2.56%) Verint
5 1 (1.28%) Twitter
5 1 (1.28%) Google
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 4 days ago