The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 54 54
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 29 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.91% 3.14% 3.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.41% 36.25% 39.08%
Number of salaries quoted 5 25 30
Median salary £42,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,100 £27,500 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
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 80 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.50% 8.67% 9.45%
Number of salaries quoted 32 67 78
Median salary £40,000 £33,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+19.40% -2.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £26,500 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £46,800
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Northamptonshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 August 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

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Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -4 10 £42,500 +14.86%
Towcester - 1 £38,500 -
QA
East Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 27 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 21 (41.18%) SQL
2 21 (41.18%) Performance Testing
2 21 (41.18%) Analytics
3 18 (35.29%) Data Visualisation
3 18 (35.29%) Visualisation
3 18 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (35.29%) Java
3 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (31.37%) Statistical Analysis
4 16 (31.37%) VBA
4 16 (31.37%) Manual Testing
5 15 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (25.49%) Scrum
6 13 (25.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 12 (23.53%) Google
7 12 (23.53%) Unix
7 12 (23.53%) OO
8 11 (21.57%) HTML
8 11 (21.57%) MS Access
8 11 (21.57%) Gatling
9 10 (19.61%) E-Commerce
9 10 (19.61%) Data Mining
9 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
10 9 (17.65%) J2EE
10 9 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
10 9 (17.65%) BDD
10 9 (17.65%) Scala
10 9 (17.65%) GWT
11 7 (13.73%) Mentoring

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Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.80%) Apache Spark
1 5 (9.80%) SAS
2 3 (5.88%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Firewall
1 2 (3.92%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) MS Access
2 10 (19.61%) Data Mining
3 5 (9.80%) Amazon Redshift
3 5 (9.80%) Big Data
3 5 (9.80%) Hadoop
3 5 (9.80%) MongoDB
3 5 (9.80%) MySQL
3 5 (9.80%) NoSQL
3 5 (9.80%) Parquet
3 5 (9.80%) QlikView
4 3 (5.88%) Apache Hive
4 3 (5.88%) Impala
Development Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Gatling
2 4 (7.84%) Selenium
3 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.92%) JMeter
3 2 (3.92%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.96%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (1.96%) Electronics
2 1 (1.96%) German Language
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Developer
2 14 (27.45%) Tester
3 12 (23.53%) Performance Tester
4 9 (17.65%) Agile Tester
4 9 (17.65%) Automation Tester
4 9 (17.65%) Test Manager
5 5 (9.80%) IT Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Product Owner
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Product Owner
6 3 (5.88%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Compliance Officer
7 2 (3.92%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.92%) Software QA Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Software QA Tester
7 2 (3.92%) Software Tester
7 2 (3.92%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) HTML
2 9 (17.65%) GWT
2 9 (17.65%) J2EE
3 3 (5.88%) JSON
3 3 (5.88%) XML
4 2 (3.92%) .NET
4 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (35.29%) Visualisation
2 15 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Social Media
3 3 (5.88%) User Experience
4 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Unix
2 3 (5.88%) Windows
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Analytics
1 21 (41.18%) Performance Testing
2 18 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (35.29%) Data Visualisation
3 16 (31.37%) Manual Testing
3 16 (31.37%) Statistical Analysis
4 13 (25.49%) Scrum
4 13 (25.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 12 (23.53%) OO
6 10 (19.61%) E-Commerce
6 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
7 9 (17.65%) BDD
7 9 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (13.73%) Mentoring
8 7 (13.73%) Regression Testing
9 6 (11.76%) Data Management
10 5 (9.80%) Data Analysis
10 5 (9.80%) ETL
10 5 (9.80%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 27 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 21 (41.18%) SQL
3 18 (35.29%) Java
4 16 (31.37%) VBA
5 9 (17.65%) Scala
6 5 (9.80%) Python
6 5 (9.80%) R
7 2 (3.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.92%) ISO27002
1 2 (3.92%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Google
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle
2 5 (9.80%) Tableau
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.96%) SAP