The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Peterborough 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 26 28 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 17 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Peterborough 5.47% 5.82% 6.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.65% 47.22% 58.97%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 19
Average salary £42,500 £70,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-39.28% +79.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £46,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +5.26%
QA
Cambridgeshire

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 Peterborough region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Peterborough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
37 36 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Peterborough 11.25% 12.33% 11.02%
Number of salaries quoted 30 30 35
Average salary £43,250 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.49% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £31,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £62,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Peterborough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

QA
Salary Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Peterborough region.

QA Salary Trend in Peterborough

QA
Salary Histogram in Peterborough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Peterborough region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Peterborough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Peterborough 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 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) Selenium
3 11 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 10 (30.30%) TDD
4 10 (30.30%) Automation Testing
5 9 (27.27%) Multithreading
5 9 (27.27%) C
5 9 (27.27%) C++
5 9 (27.27%) Windows
5 9 (27.27%) Mac OS X
6 8 (24.24%) Linux
6 8 (24.24%) C#
6 8 (24.24%) Qt
6 8 (24.24%) Selenium IDE
6 8 (24.24%) Jasmine
6 8 (24.24%) WebDriver
6 8 (24.24%) Bash Shell
6 8 (24.24%) Sahi
6 8 (24.24%) WATIR
7 7 (21.21%) Scrum
8 6 (18.18%) STL
8 6 (18.18%) Python
8 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
8 6 (18.18%) Ruby
8 6 (18.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 6 (18.18%) F#
8 6 (18.18%) Security Testing
8 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (18.18%) BDD

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Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Peterborough 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.

Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 15 (45.45%) Selenium
2 8 (24.24%) Sahi
2 8 (24.24%) WebDriver
2 8 (24.24%) Jasmine
2 8 (24.24%) WATIR
2 8 (24.24%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.06%) JMeter
4 2 (6.06%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) QA Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Senior QA Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Software Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Tester
4 4 (12.12%) QA Tester
4 4 (12.12%) Content Editor
4 4 (12.12%) Test Leader
5 3 (9.09%) C Developer
5 3 (9.09%) C++ Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Senior QA Tester
6 2 (6.06%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) QA Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Agile Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) Qt
2 6 (18.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 6 (18.18%) STL
3 4 (12.12%) .NET
4 2 (6.06%) Web Services
4 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.03%) MFC
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
1 9 (27.27%) Mac OS X
2 8 (24.24%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 10 (30.30%) TDD
3 10 (30.30%) Automation Testing
4 9 (27.27%) Multithreading
5 7 (21.21%) Scrum
6 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (18.18%) Security Testing
6 6 (18.18%) BDD
7 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
7 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
8 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Data Entry
8 4 (12.12%) Agile Testing
9 2 (6.06%) Bug Management
9 2 (6.06%) Web Testing
9 2 (6.06%) OO
10 1 (3.03%) OOD
10 1 (3.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) C
1 9 (27.27%) C++
2 8 (24.24%) C#
2 8 (24.24%) Bash Shell
3 6 (18.18%) Python
3 6 (18.18%) Ruby
3 6 (18.18%) F#
4 3 (9.09%) SQL
5 2 (6.06%) Java
6 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
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