The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Northamptonshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 59 53 36
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -17
Permanent jobs citing QA 23 18 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.47% 2.75% 5.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.40% 27.27% 76.67%
Number of salaries quoted 20 17 45
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £39,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
81 66 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.68% 10.09% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 70 57 58
Average salary £39,000 £37,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.40% +13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £20,000 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
East Midlands

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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

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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

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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 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

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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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Northampton -11 15 £37,750 +7.85% 1
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East Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (28.21%) Windows
1 11 (28.21%) Project Planning
2 9 (23.08%) Test Scripting
2 9 (23.08%) C#
2 9 (23.08%) Finance
3 8 (20.51%) Workflow
3 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
3 8 (20.51%) .NET
3 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
3 8 (20.51%) Performance Management
3 8 (20.51%) Unit Testing
4 7 (17.95%) ISEB
5 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Time Management
6 5 (12.82%) Test Management
6 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
7 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.69%) Matrix Management
8 3 (7.69%) Degree
8 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 3 (7.69%) Programme Management
8 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
8 3 (7.69%) Banking
8 3 (7.69%) Critical Path Analysis
8 3 (7.69%) Project Management
8 3 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro

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Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (2.56%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (2.56%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) MySQL
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (5.13%) Selenium
3 1 (2.56%) JIRA
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.56%) Bugzilla
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Test Manager
2 11 (28.21%) Test Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Developer
3 8 (20.51%) .NET Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Senior .NET Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Senior Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Programme Manager
5 5 (12.82%) Configuration Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Programme Test Manager
8 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Testing Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Head of Testing
8 1 (2.56%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) IVR
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Project Planning
2 9 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 8 (20.51%) Workflow
3 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
3 8 (20.51%) Performance Management
3 8 (20.51%) Unit Testing
4 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (15.38%) Time Management
5 5 (12.82%) Test Management
5 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 3 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.69%) Matrix Management
7 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
7 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 3 (7.69%) Programme Management
7 3 (7.69%) Critical Path Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) C#
2 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.56%) Python
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) GAMP
1 1 (2.56%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) HP
2 2 (5.13%) Google
3 1 (2.56%) hybris
3 1 (2.56%) IBM
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire, Northampton
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Cummins
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago