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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 60 26
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -34
Permanent jobs citing QA 43 8 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 4.56% 1.35% 7.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.24% 26.67% 59.77%
Number of salaries quoted 36 7 49
Average salary £40,000 £63,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.00% +64.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £35,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £65,600 £58,000
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
93 30 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 9.85% 5.07% 12.31%
Number of salaries quoted 77 29 83
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,450 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £58,000 £65,000
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +16 37 £40,000 -9.60% 2
Kettering - 2 £33,500 -
QA
East Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 21 (25.00%) Test Management
1 21 (25.00%) SQL
2 20 (23.81%) HTML
2 20 (23.81%) CSS
2 20 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (22.62%) XML
4 18 (21.43%) SQL Server
5 17 (20.24%) Project Management
5 17 (20.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (19.05%) V-Model
7 15 (17.86%) ISTQB
8 14 (16.67%) Ajax
8 14 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 13 (15.48%) jQuery
9 13 (15.48%) Software Testing
9 13 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (14.29%) Waterfall
10 12 (14.29%) SharePoint
10 12 (14.29%) C#
11 11 (13.10%) .NET
11 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
11 11 (13.10%) NHS
11 11 (13.10%) Law
11 11 (13.10%) Retail
12 10 (11.90%) Finance
12 10 (11.90%) E-Commerce
12 10 (11.90%) Degree
12 10 (11.90%) ISEB
12 10 (11.90%) Business Process Mapping
12 10 (11.90%) Visual Studio

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Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 9 (10.71%) SharePoint 2010
2 9 (10.71%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (5.95%) CMS
4 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.19%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.19%) Drupal
4 1 (1.19%) WordPress
4 1 (1.19%) Node.js
4 1 (1.19%) CICS
Applications
1 9 (10.71%) InfoPath
2 2 (2.38%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.19%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.19%) SaaS
1 1 (1.19%) GitHub
1 1 (1.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.52%) Intranet
2 5 (5.95%) Firewall
2 5 (5.95%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.19%) Internet
3 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.57%) QlikView
5 2 (2.38%) MS Access
6 1 (1.19%) MySQL
6 1 (1.19%) DB2
6 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (20.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (11.90%) Visual Studio
3 7 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 6 (7.14%) Firebug
4 6 (7.14%) Fiddler
5 2 (2.38%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.38%) Selenium
6 1 (1.19%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.19%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.19%) Subversion
6 1 (1.19%) JIRA
General
1 11 (13.10%) Law
1 11 (13.10%) Retail
2 10 (11.90%) Finance
3 4 (4.76%) Marketing
4 2 (2.38%) Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Games
5 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 52 (61.90%) Analyst
2 33 (39.29%) Test Analyst
3 14 (16.67%) Developer
4 9 (10.71%) SharePoint Developer
5 8 (9.52%) QA Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) Analyst Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Test Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Information Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Tester
8 3 (3.57%) Configuration Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Quality Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Head of Business Analysis
9 2 (2.38%) Test Leader
10 1 (1.19%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (23.81%) CSS
1 20 (23.81%) HTML
2 19 (22.62%) XML
3 14 (16.67%) Ajax
4 13 (15.48%) jQuery
5 11 (13.10%) .NET
6 10 (11.90%) HTML5
7 9 (10.71%) RESTful
8 7 (8.33%) ASP.NET
9 6 (7.14%) XHTML
10 4 (4.76%) REST
10 4 (4.76%) JSON
11 3 (3.57%) XSLT
11 3 (3.57%) Flash
12 2 (2.38%) CSS3
13 1 (1.19%) Backbone.js
13 1 (1.19%) Sass
13 1 (1.19%) LESS
13 1 (1.19%) AngularJS
13 1 (1.19%) ExpressJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (13.10%) NHS
3 6 (7.14%) N-Tier
3 6 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.95%) User Experience
5 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.19%) Social Media
6 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.19%) PMI
6 1 (1.19%) HACMP
6 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.19%) Windows
1 1 (1.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.00%) Test Management
2 20 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (20.24%) Project Management
4 16 (19.05%) V-Model
5 13 (15.48%) Software Testing
6 12 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 10 (11.90%) Business Process Mapping
7 10 (11.90%) E-Commerce
8 9 (10.71%) Automated Testing
9 8 (9.52%) Manual Testing
10 7 (8.33%) BDD
10 7 (8.33%) TDD
11 6 (7.14%) Business Analysis
11 6 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
11 6 (7.14%) Load Testing
11 6 (7.14%) Validation
11 6 (7.14%) Test Automation
12 5 (5.95%) Automation Testing
12 5 (5.95%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.00%) SQL
2 14 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 12 (14.29%) C#
4 7 (8.33%) Java
5 3 (3.57%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.19%) JCL
6 1 (1.19%) C
6 1 (1.19%) C++
6 1 (1.19%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 15 (17.86%) ISTQB
2 10 (11.90%) Degree
2 10 (11.90%) ISEB
3 4 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.95%) IBM
3 3 (3.57%) Cognos
4 2 (2.38%) Verint
4 2 (2.38%) Adobe
5 1 (1.19%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.19%) Google
5 1 (1.19%) Twitter
5 1 (1.19%) Business Objects
Northampton, Northamptonshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits, Flexi time
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Yoh Company
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago