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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 63 27
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -36
Permanent jobs citing QA 48 7 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 4.79% 1.16% 7.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 30.43% 63.22%
Number of salaries quoted 41 6 52
Average salary £39,000 £54,250 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.11% +41.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £41,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,750 £55,000
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
112 23 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 11.18% 3.81% 11.97%
Number of salaries quoted 93 22 81
Average salary £35,500 £39,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.12% +2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,700 £55,000 £65,900
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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +9 36 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Kettering - 2 £33,500 -
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 23 (28.05%) Test Management
2 21 (25.61%) SQL
3 19 (23.17%) HTML
3 19 (23.17%) CSS
4 18 (21.95%) XML
4 18 (21.95%) SQL Server
4 18 (21.95%) Project Management
4 18 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (21.95%) V-Model
5 17 (20.73%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (20.73%) ISTQB
6 16 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (17.07%) Waterfall
8 13 (15.85%) Ajax
8 13 (15.85%) Software Testing
8 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
9 12 (14.63%) jQuery
9 12 (14.63%) Business Process Mapping
10 11 (13.41%) Law
10 11 (13.41%) Retail
10 11 (13.41%) C#
10 11 (13.41%) SharePoint
10 11 (13.41%) Microsoft
11 10 (12.20%) ISEB
11 10 (12.20%) NHS
11 10 (12.20%) E-Commerce
11 10 (12.20%) .NET
12 9 (10.98%) Visual Studio
12 9 (10.98%) Finance
12 9 (10.98%) Degree

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Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 11 (13.41%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 8 (9.76%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (6.10%) CMS
4 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.22%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.22%) Drupal
4 1 (1.22%) WordPress
4 1 (1.22%) Node.js
4 1 (1.22%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) InfoPath
2 2 (2.44%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.22%) SaaS
1 1 (1.22%) GitHub
1 1 (1.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.54%) Intranet
2 4 (4.88%) Firewall
2 4 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.22%) Internet
3 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.10%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.66%) QlikView
5 2 (2.44%) MySQL
5 2 (2.44%) MS Access
6 1 (1.22%) DB2
6 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (10.98%) Visual Studio
3 6 (7.32%) Firebug
3 6 (7.32%) Fiddler
4 3 (3.66%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.44%) Selenium
5 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.22%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.22%) Subversion
6 1 (1.22%) JIRA
6 1 (1.22%) Mercurial
General
1 11 (13.41%) Law
1 11 (13.41%) Retail
2 9 (10.98%) Finance
3 4 (4.88%) Marketing
4 2 (2.44%) Legal
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 49 (59.76%) Analyst
2 35 (42.68%) Test Analyst
3 13 (15.85%) Developer
4 8 (9.76%) SharePoint Developer
5 7 (8.54%) Analyst Developer
6 6 (7.32%) Test Manager
6 6 (7.32%) Configuration Manager
7 4 (4.88%) QA Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Information Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Tester
9 2 (2.44%) Quality Manager
9 2 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.44%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (2.44%) Test Leader
9 2 (2.44%) Head of Business Analysis
10 1 (1.22%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.17%) CSS
1 19 (23.17%) HTML
2 18 (21.95%) XML
3 13 (15.85%) Ajax
4 12 (14.63%) jQuery
5 10 (12.20%) .NET
6 9 (10.98%) HTML5
7 8 (9.76%) RESTful
8 7 (8.54%) ASP.NET
9 6 (7.32%) XHTML
10 4 (4.88%) REST
10 4 (4.88%) JSON
11 3 (3.66%) XSLT
11 3 (3.66%) Flash
12 2 (2.44%) CSS3
13 1 (1.22%) Backbone.js
13 1 (1.22%) Sass
13 1 (1.22%) LESS
13 1 (1.22%) AngularJS
13 1 (1.22%) ExpressJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.73%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.20%) NHS
3 6 (7.32%) N-Tier
3 6 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.10%) User Experience
5 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.22%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.22%) Social Media
6 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.22%) HACMP
6 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.22%) UNIX
1 1 (1.22%) Windows
1 1 (1.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.05%) Test Management
2 18 (21.95%) Project Management
2 18 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.95%) V-Model
3 14 (17.07%) Waterfall
4 13 (15.85%) Software Testing
5 12 (14.63%) Business Process Mapping
6 10 (12.20%) E-Commerce
7 6 (7.32%) Configuration Management
7 6 (7.32%) TDD
7 6 (7.32%) Validation
7 6 (7.32%) Business Analysis
7 6 (7.32%) Compatibility Testing
7 6 (7.32%) Load Testing
7 6 (7.32%) Test Automation
8 5 (6.10%) Manual Testing
8 5 (6.10%) Time Management
8 5 (6.10%) Risk Management
8 5 (6.10%) Automated Testing
9 4 (4.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.61%) SQL
2 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
3 11 (13.41%) C#
4 7 (8.54%) Java
5 3 (3.66%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.22%) JCL
6 1 (1.22%) C
6 1 (1.22%) C++
6 1 (1.22%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 17 (20.73%) ISTQB
2 10 (12.20%) ISEB
3 9 (10.98%) Degree
4 4 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.10%) IBM
3 3 (3.66%) Cognos
4 2 (2.44%) Adobe
4 2 (2.44%) Verint
5 1 (1.22%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.22%) Google
5 1 (1.22%) Twitter
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle
5 1 (1.22%) Business Objects
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Package
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £42000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Package
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: 15 days ago
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NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus & Package
Posted: 20 days ago