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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 54 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 38 9 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.95% 1.42% 5.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.89% 22.50% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33 7 38
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
103 40 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 10.72% 6.32% 12.54%
Number of salaries quoted 91 29 78
Average salary £35,000 £41,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.63% +22.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -7 24 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Brackley - 1 £47,500 -
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 30 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (28.05%) Project Management
3 22 (26.83%) Test Management
4 20 (24.39%) Waterfall
4 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (23.17%) ISTQB
6 17 (20.73%) V-Model
7 16 (19.51%) Configuration Management
7 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
8 14 (17.07%) Finance
8 14 (17.07%) Business Process Mapping
9 13 (15.85%) Time Management
9 13 (15.85%) HTML
9 13 (15.85%) CSS
9 13 (15.85%) XML
10 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
10 12 (14.63%) Ajax
11 11 (13.41%) jQuery
12 10 (12.20%) Test Scripting
13 9 (10.98%) Windows
13 9 (10.98%) ISEB
14 8 (9.76%) SharePoint
14 8 (9.76%) Java
14 8 (9.76%) C#
14 8 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (8.54%) JSON
15 7 (8.54%) REST
15 7 (8.54%) User Experience
15 7 (8.54%) MySQL
15 7 (8.54%) Oracle

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 8 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.54%) CMS
3 5 (6.10%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.66%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.44%) Lync
6 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.22%) CICS
6 1 (1.22%) SAS
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.66%) Photoshop
1 3 (3.66%) InfoPath
2 2 (2.44%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Office 365
2 1 (1.22%) SaaS
2 1 (1.22%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) Intranet
2 3 (3.66%) Internet
3 2 (2.44%) Extranet
4 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.54%) MySQL
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.66%) QlikView
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.44%) MS Access
5 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.22%) DB2
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.88%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.66%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.44%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.44%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (2.44%) WATIR
4 2 (2.44%) Selenium
4 2 (2.44%) Sahi
4 2 (2.44%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.22%) Firebug
5 1 (1.22%) Fiddler
General
1 14 (17.07%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Marketing
3 3 (3.66%) Retail
3 3 (3.66%) Law
4 2 (2.44%) Legal
4 2 (2.44%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (50.00%) Analyst
2 31 (37.80%) Test Analyst
3 14 (17.07%) Configuration Manager
4 12 (14.63%) Developer
5 11 (13.41%) Test Manager
6 6 (7.32%) DBA
6 6 (7.32%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) UI Developer
7 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) UI Programmer
7 5 (6.10%) Server Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Oracle Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Oracle Support Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Oracle DBA
7 5 (6.10%) SQL Server DBA
7 5 (6.10%) SQL DBA
7 5 (6.10%) Server Support Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Server Support
8 3 (3.66%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.85%) HTML
1 13 (15.85%) CSS
1 13 (15.85%) XML
2 12 (14.63%) Ajax
3 11 (13.41%) jQuery
4 7 (8.54%) JSON
4 7 (8.54%) REST
5 6 (7.32%) XSLT
5 6 (7.32%) Flash
6 4 (4.88%) .NET
6 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.66%) RESTful
7 3 (3.66%) HTML5
8 2 (2.44%) XSL
8 2 (2.44%) WCF
8 2 (2.44%) Silverlight
9 1 (1.22%) CSS3
9 1 (1.22%) Velocity
9 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.22%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 30 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.54%) User Experience
3 5 (6.10%) NHS
4 2 (2.44%) iPhone
5 1 (1.22%) Social Media
5 1 (1.22%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.22%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.22%) HACMP
5 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.98%) Windows
2 7 (8.54%) UNIX
3 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.44%) Android
3 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.05%) Project Management
2 22 (26.83%) Test Management
3 20 (24.39%) Waterfall
3 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (20.73%) V-Model
5 16 (19.51%) Configuration Management
6 14 (17.07%) Business Process Mapping
7 13 (15.85%) Time Management
8 10 (12.20%) Test Scripting
9 8 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (8.54%) OO
11 6 (7.32%) Risk Management
11 6 (7.32%) Software Testing
11 6 (7.32%) Automated Testing
11 6 (7.32%) Unit Testing
12 5 (6.10%) Regression Testing
13 4 (4.88%) Programme Management
13 4 (4.88%) Business Analysis
13 4 (4.88%) E-Commerce
13 4 (4.88%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
2 8 (9.76%) Java
2 8 (9.76%) C#
3 7 (8.54%) Shell Script
4 6 (7.32%) SQL
4 6 (7.32%) ActionScript
5 2 (2.44%) Ruby
5 2 (2.44%) Python
5 2 (2.44%) F#
6 1 (1.22%) C
6 1 (1.22%) C++
6 1 (1.22%) COBOL
6 1 (1.22%) JCL
Qualifications
1 19 (23.17%) ISTQB
2 9 (10.98%) ISEB
3 6 (7.32%) Degree
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) RACF
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.22%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (1.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (8.54%) Oracle
2 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.66%) Cognos
3 3 (3.66%) IBM
4 2 (2.44%) Google
4 2 (2.44%) Verint
5 1 (1.22%) hybris
5 1 (1.22%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.22%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.22%) HP
5 1 (1.22%) Adobe
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