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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 64 36
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -28
Permanent jobs citing QA 49 6 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 4.73% 0.99% 6.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.98% 37.50% 48.81%
Number of salaries quoted 41 6 41
Average salary £35,000 £40,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.58% +20.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +5.26%
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
129 16 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 12.46% 2.64% 12.84%
Number of salaries quoted 107 15 79
Average salary £34,000 £40,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.04% +24.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £38,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,500 £57,500
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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -1 31 £35,000 -13.58% 2
Kettering - 2 £33,500 -
Brackley - 1 £47,500 -
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 25 (28.74%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (27.59%) Test Management
3 23 (26.44%) HTML
3 23 (26.44%) CSS
4 22 (25.29%) XML
4 22 (25.29%) SQL Server
4 22 (25.29%) Project Management
4 22 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (22.99%) ISTQB
5 20 (22.99%) V-Model
5 20 (22.99%) Waterfall
6 17 (19.54%) Ajax
6 17 (19.54%) JavaScript
6 17 (19.54%) SQL
7 16 (18.39%) jQuery
8 15 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (16.09%) Business Process Mapping
10 13 (14.94%) C#
11 12 (13.79%) .NET
11 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
12 11 (12.64%) Configuration Management
12 11 (12.64%) Java
12 11 (12.64%) SharePoint
12 11 (12.64%) Software Testing
12 11 (12.64%) Finance
13 9 (10.34%) CMS
13 9 (10.34%) E-Commerce
13 9 (10.34%) ASP.NET
13 9 (10.34%) ISEB
13 9 (10.34%) User Experience

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (12.64%) SharePoint
2 9 (10.34%) CMS
3 8 (9.20%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (6.90%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.30%) Lync
5 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.15%) Node.js
6 1 (1.15%) CICS
6 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.15%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.15%) Drupal
6 1 (1.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) InfoPath
2 4 (4.60%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.30%) MS Office
4 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Office 365
2 1 (1.15%) GitHub
2 1 (1.15%) Trello
2 1 (1.15%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.05%) Intranet
2 3 (3.45%) Internet
3 2 (2.30%) Extranet
4 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.90%) MySQL
2 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.60%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.45%) QlikView
5 2 (2.30%) MS Access
6 1 (1.15%) DB2
6 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (8.05%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.90%) Firebug
3 6 (6.90%) Fiddler
4 4 (4.60%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (4.60%) Selenium
5 2 (2.30%) WATIR
5 2 (2.30%) Sahi
5 2 (2.30%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.30%) Jasmine
5 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.30%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (2.30%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.15%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.15%) Subversion
6 1 (1.15%) JIRA
6 1 (1.15%) Mercurial
General
1 11 (12.64%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Law
2 6 (6.90%) Retail
3 4 (4.60%) Marketing
4 2 (2.30%) Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 49 (56.32%) Analyst
2 37 (42.53%) Test Analyst
3 17 (19.54%) Developer
4 9 (10.34%) Configuration Manager
5 6 (6.90%) Test Manager
5 6 (6.90%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (5.75%) UI Developer
6 5 (5.75%) UI Programmer
6 5 (5.75%) DBA
6 5 (5.75%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.75%) Test Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (4.60%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (4.60%) SQL DBA
7 4 (4.60%) Server Support Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Server Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Server Support
7 4 (4.60%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (26.44%) HTML
1 23 (26.44%) CSS
2 22 (25.29%) XML
3 17 (19.54%) Ajax
4 16 (18.39%) jQuery
5 12 (13.79%) .NET
6 9 (10.34%) ASP.NET
7 8 (9.20%) JSON
7 8 (9.20%) REST
8 7 (8.05%) HTML5
8 7 (8.05%) XSLT
8 7 (8.05%) Flash
9 6 (6.90%) XHTML
9 6 (6.90%) RESTful
10 2 (2.30%) WCF
10 2 (2.30%) Silverlight
10 2 (2.30%) XSL
10 2 (2.30%) CSS3
11 1 (1.15%) Backbone.js
11 1 (1.15%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.74%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.34%) User Experience
3 8 (9.20%) NHS
4 6 (6.90%) N-Tier
4 6 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.30%) iPhone
6 1 (1.15%) Social Media
6 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.15%) HACMP
6 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.05%) Windows
2 5 (5.75%) UNIX
3 2 (2.30%) Android
3 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.59%) Test Management
2 22 (25.29%) Project Management
2 22 (25.29%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (22.99%) V-Model
3 20 (22.99%) Waterfall
4 14 (16.09%) Business Process Mapping
5 11 (12.64%) Software Testing
5 11 (12.64%) Configuration Management
6 9 (10.34%) E-Commerce
7 8 (9.20%) OO
7 8 (9.20%) TDD
7 8 (9.20%) Time Management
7 8 (9.20%) Test Scripting
8 6 (6.90%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (6.90%) Unit Testing
8 6 (6.90%) Test Automation
8 6 (6.90%) Automated Testing
8 6 (6.90%) Validation
9 5 (5.75%) Risk Management
9 5 (5.75%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.54%) JavaScript
1 17 (19.54%) SQL
2 13 (14.94%) C#
3 11 (12.64%) Java
4 7 (8.05%) ActionScript
5 5 (5.75%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.30%) Ruby
6 2 (2.30%) F#
6 2 (2.30%) Python
7 1 (1.15%) C
7 1 (1.15%) C++
7 1 (1.15%) COBOL
7 1 (1.15%) JCL
Qualifications
1 20 (22.99%) ISTQB
2 9 (10.34%) Degree
2 9 (10.34%) ISEB
3 3 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.15%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.75%) Oracle
3 3 (3.45%) Cognos
3 3 (3.45%) IBM
4 2 (2.30%) Adobe
4 2 (2.30%) Verint
5 1 (1.15%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.15%) Google
5 1 (1.15%) Twitter
5 1 (1.15%) Business Objects
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X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus & Package
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum + Package
Posted: 17 days ago