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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 47 47
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 29 37 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.27% 4.18% 2.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.72% 50.68% 29.51%
Number of salaries quoted 26 36 16
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
86 73 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 9.71% 8.25% 9.46%
Number of salaries quoted 75 71 51
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £22,300 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -5 26 £36,000 +2.85% 3
Wellingborough - 1 £35,000 -
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 45 (69.23%) SQL
2 42 (64.62%) Scrum
3 33 (50.77%) Java
4 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (41.54%) UNIX
6 22 (33.85%) E-Commerce
6 22 (33.85%) Selenium
6 22 (33.85%) BDD
7 21 (32.31%) Automated Testing
8 16 (24.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (24.62%) Test Strategy
9 14 (21.54%) .NET
10 13 (20.00%) Cucumber
10 13 (20.00%) SDLC
11 12 (18.46%) Mentoring
11 12 (18.46%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (18.46%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (18.46%) Degree
11 12 (18.46%) TDD
11 12 (18.46%) Project Management
12 11 (16.92%) C#
12 11 (16.92%) WebDriver
12 11 (16.92%) Manual Testing
13 10 (15.38%) Test Scripting
13 10 (15.38%) Finance
13 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
14 9 (13.85%) Windows
14 9 (13.85%) Agile Testing
14 9 (13.85%) Jenkins
15 8 (12.31%) Software Engineering

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.62%) Mingle
2 3 (4.62%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
1 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.54%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (33.85%) Selenium
2 13 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 11 (16.92%) WebDriver
4 9 (13.85%) Jenkins
5 5 (7.69%) JIRA
5 5 (7.69%) JUnit
6 3 (4.62%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.08%) JMeter
8 1 (1.54%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Retail
3 3 (4.62%) Legal
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) Tester
2 13 (20.00%) Analyst
3 11 (16.92%) Test Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 9 (13.85%) Software Tester
5 9 (13.85%) Automated Tester
6 8 (12.31%) QA Analyst
6 8 (12.31%) Test Leader
7 6 (9.23%) Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Selenium Tester
7 6 (9.23%) Web Tester
7 6 (9.23%) Lead Tester
8 5 (7.69%) AWS Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Test Manager
9 4 (6.15%) QA Tester
10 3 (4.62%) QA Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) Business Analyst
10 3 (4.62%) Head of Development
11 2 (3.08%) Agile Project Manager
11 2 (3.08%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.54%) .NET
2 6 (9.23%) J2EE
2 6 (9.23%) Java EE
3 3 (4.62%) GWT
3 3 (4.62%) SOAP
4 2 (3.08%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.54%) Web Services
5 1 (1.54%) Middleware
5 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.54%) REST
5 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (10.77%) PMI
3 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (41.54%) UNIX
2 9 (13.85%) Windows
3 5 (7.69%) Android
3 5 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (64.62%) Scrum
2 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (33.85%) E-Commerce
3 22 (33.85%) BDD
4 21 (32.31%) Automated Testing
5 16 (24.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (24.62%) Test Strategy
6 13 (20.00%) SDLC
7 12 (18.46%) Mentoring
7 12 (18.46%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (18.46%) TDD
7 12 (18.46%) Project Management
8 11 (16.92%) Manual Testing
9 10 (15.38%) Test Scripting
10 9 (13.85%) Agile Testing
11 8 (12.31%) Unit Testing
11 8 (12.31%) Software Engineering
12 7 (10.77%) Test Management
13 6 (9.23%) Change Management
14 4 (6.15%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (69.23%) SQL
2 33 (50.77%) Java
3 11 (16.92%) C#
4 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.54%) PHP
4 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) Degree
2 7 (10.77%) PMI Certification
3 4 (6.15%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.15%) ISEB
4 3 (4.62%) PMP
4 3 (4.62%) CSQA
4 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) Google
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £37000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + bonus, shares, pens, med, life
Posted: 19 days ago