The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Northamptonshire region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 52 44
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 38 17 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 4.47% 2.55% 4.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.07% 27.42% 48.15%
Number of salaries quoted 37 15 22
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £31,000 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £39,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
69 62 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.11% 9.30% 8.45%
Number of salaries quoted 67 53 47
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,875 £22,000 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
East Midlands

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
(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 -3 31 £35,000 - 2
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 16 (26.23%) Configuration Management
2 13 (21.31%) Windows
2 13 (21.31%) Time Management
3 12 (19.67%) Test Management
3 12 (19.67%) Test Scripting
3 12 (19.67%) Project Management
4 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
4 11 (18.03%) Waterfall
5 10 (16.39%) Unit Testing
5 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
6 9 (14.75%) C#
6 9 (14.75%) Finance
6 9 (14.75%) V-Model
7 8 (13.11%) Project Planning
7 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
8 7 (11.48%) UNIX
8 7 (11.48%) ISEB
8 7 (11.48%) Shell Script
8 7 (11.48%) HTML
8 7 (11.48%) .NET
8 7 (11.48%) MySQL
8 7 (11.48%) Oracle
8 7 (11.48%) XML
9 6 (9.84%) CSS
9 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
9 6 (9.84%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (9.84%) jQuery
9 6 (9.84%) Ajax
9 6 (9.84%) Automated Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 4 (6.56%) CMS
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.28%) Lync
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.64%) CICS
3 1 (1.64%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.28%) Photoshop
1 2 (3.28%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Office 365
2 1 (1.64%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Internet
2 2 (3.28%) Extranet
2 2 (3.28%) Intranet
3 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (1.64%) DB2
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.92%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (3.28%) WATIR
3 2 (3.28%) Selenium
3 2 (3.28%) Sahi
3 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.28%) Jasmine
3 2 (3.28%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (40.98%) Analyst
2 18 (29.51%) Test Analyst
3 14 (22.95%) Configuration Manager
4 10 (16.39%) Test Manager
4 10 (16.39%) Developer
5 6 (9.84%) DBA
5 6 (9.84%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Server Support
6 5 (8.20%) Oracle DBA
6 5 (8.20%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (8.20%) SQL DBA
6 5 (8.20%) Server Support Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Server Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Oracle Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Oracle Support Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Programme Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (6.56%) .NET Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) HTML
1 7 (11.48%) .NET
1 7 (11.48%) XML
2 6 (9.84%) CSS
2 6 (9.84%) jQuery
2 6 (9.84%) Ajax
3 4 (6.56%) XSLT
3 4 (6.56%) Flash
3 4 (6.56%) JSON
3 4 (6.56%) REST
4 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.28%) XSL
5 2 (3.28%) WCF
5 2 (3.28%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.64%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.28%) iPhone
2 1 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.64%) HACMP
2 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.31%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) UNIX
3 2 (3.28%) Android
3 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) Configuration Management
2 13 (21.31%) Time Management
3 12 (19.67%) Test Management
3 12 (19.67%) Test Scripting
3 12 (19.67%) Project Management
4 11 (18.03%) Waterfall
5 10 (16.39%) Unit Testing
6 9 (14.75%) V-Model
7 8 (13.11%) Project Planning
7 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (9.84%) Automated Testing
8 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
8 6 (9.84%) Business Process Mapping
9 4 (6.56%) OO
9 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
9 4 (6.56%) Critical Path Analysis
9 4 (6.56%) Matrix Management
9 4 (6.56%) Programme Management
9 4 (6.56%) Workflow
9 4 (6.56%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) C#
2 7 (11.48%) Shell Script
3 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.20%) Java
5 4 (6.56%) ActionScript
6 2 (3.28%) Python
6 2 (3.28%) SQL
6 2 (3.28%) Ruby
6 2 (3.28%) F#
7 1 (1.64%) JCL
7 1 (1.64%) C
7 1 (1.64%) C++
7 1 (1.64%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
2 7 (11.48%) ISEB
3 4 (6.56%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.64%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) IBM
4 2 (3.28%) Google
5 1 (1.64%) hybris
5 1 (1.64%) HP
5 1 (1.64%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.64%) Business Objects
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