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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 63 39
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -24
Permanent jobs citing QA 34 9 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.69% 1.36% 5.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.08% 19.57% 43.04%
Number of salaries quoted 30 7 30
Average salary £35,000 £31,000 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% -9.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,400 £39,150
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £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
87 46 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 9.45% 6.96% 12.02%
Number of salaries quoted 78 35 69
Average salary £33,250 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.87% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £22,000 £22,350
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,050 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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 -3 23 £35,000 +6.06% 3
Brackley - 1 £47,500 -
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 21 (28.38%) Project Management
1 21 (28.38%) Test Management
2 19 (25.68%) Waterfall
3 18 (24.32%) ISTQB
4 16 (21.62%) Configuration Management
4 16 (21.62%) V-Model
5 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
6 13 (17.57%) Time Management
6 13 (17.57%) Business Process Mapping
7 12 (16.22%) Finance
8 10 (13.51%) HTML
8 10 (13.51%) CSS
8 10 (13.51%) XML
8 10 (13.51%) Test Scripting
9 9 (12.16%) Windows
9 9 (12.16%) JavaScript
9 9 (12.16%) ISEB
9 9 (12.16%) Ajax
10 8 (10.81%) jQuery
10 8 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (9.46%) SharePoint
11 7 (9.46%) Shell Script
11 7 (9.46%) C#
11 7 (9.46%) MySQL
11 7 (9.46%) Oracle
11 7 (9.46%) UNIX
12 6 (8.11%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (8.11%) Java
12 6 (8.11%) SQL
12 6 (8.11%) Degree

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 7 (9.46%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.76%) CMS
3 4 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.70%) Lync
4 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.35%) SAS
5 1 (1.35%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Photoshop
1 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Office
2 2 (2.70%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.35%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) Intranet
1 3 (4.05%) Internet
2 2 (2.70%) Extranet
3 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) MySQL
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.05%) QlikView
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.70%) MS Access
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.35%) DB2
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.05%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.70%) Sahi
4 2 (2.70%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.70%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.70%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (2.70%) WATIR
4 2 (2.70%) Selenium
5 1 (1.35%) Firebug
5 1 (1.35%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Marketing
3 2 (2.70%) Retail
3 2 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (51.35%) Analyst
2 29 (39.19%) Test Analyst
3 14 (18.92%) Configuration Manager
4 10 (13.51%) Test Manager
5 9 (12.16%) Developer
6 6 (8.11%) DBA
6 6 (8.11%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Oracle DBA
7 5 (6.76%) SQL Server DBA
7 5 (6.76%) SQL DBA
7 5 (6.76%) Server Support Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Server Support
7 5 (6.76%) Oracle Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Oracle Support Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Server Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) UI Developer
7 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) UI Programmer
8 4 (5.41%) Programme Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.51%) HTML
1 10 (13.51%) CSS
1 10 (13.51%) XML
2 9 (12.16%) Ajax
3 8 (10.81%) jQuery
4 5 (6.76%) JSON
4 5 (6.76%) REST
5 4 (5.41%) XSLT
5 4 (5.41%) Flash
5 4 (5.41%) .NET
5 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.70%) XSL
6 2 (2.70%) WCF
6 2 (2.70%) Silverlight
6 2 (2.70%) RESTful
6 2 (2.70%) HTML5
7 1 (1.35%) Velocity
7 1 (1.35%) CSS3
7 1 (1.35%) Backbone.js
7 1 (1.35%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) NHS
2 2 (2.70%) iPhone
3 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.35%) HACMP
3 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.35%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Windows
2 7 (9.46%) UNIX
3 2 (2.70%) Android
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) Project Management
1 21 (28.38%) Test Management
2 19 (25.68%) Waterfall
3 16 (21.62%) V-Model
3 16 (21.62%) Configuration Management
4 13 (17.57%) Time Management
4 13 (17.57%) Business Process Mapping
5 10 (13.51%) Test Scripting
6 8 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (8.11%) Automated Testing
7 6 (8.11%) Unit Testing
8 5 (6.76%) Software Testing
8 5 (6.76%) OO
8 5 (6.76%) Regression Testing
8 5 (6.76%) Risk Management
9 4 (5.41%) Programme Management
9 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.41%) Project Planning
9 4 (5.41%) Critical Path Analysis
9 4 (5.41%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.16%) JavaScript
2 7 (9.46%) C#
2 7 (9.46%) Shell Script
3 6 (8.11%) Java
3 6 (8.11%) SQL
4 4 (5.41%) ActionScript
5 2 (2.70%) Python
5 2 (2.70%) Ruby
5 2 (2.70%) F#
6 1 (1.35%) JCL
6 1 (1.35%) C
6 1 (1.35%) C++
6 1 (1.35%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 18 (24.32%) ISTQB
2 9 (12.16%) ISEB
3 6 (8.11%) Degree
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.35%) RACF
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) Oracle
2 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.05%) Cognos
3 3 (4.05%) IBM
4 2 (2.70%) Google
5 1 (1.35%) hybris
5 1 (1.35%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.35%) Adobe
5 1 (1.35%) HP
5 1 (1.35%) Cognizant
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000 Per Annum
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