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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 33 40
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 17 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Peterborough 5.46% 5.21% 6.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.33% 50.00% 61.36%
Number of salaries quoted 15 15 22
Average salary £50,000 £70,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +100.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £37,500 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,360 £70,000 £55,750
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
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
30 34 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Peterborough 10.24% 10.43% 10.48%
Number of salaries quoted 29 30 39
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,750 £18,750 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,360 £58,900 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 22 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Peterborough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 8 (44.44%) C
1 8 (44.44%) C++
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
1 8 (44.44%) Mac OS X
1 8 (44.44%) Selenium
1 8 (44.44%) Multithreading
1 8 (44.44%) Qt
1 8 (44.44%) Bash Shell
2 6 (33.33%) BDD
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) TDD
2 6 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
3 5 (27.78%) STL
3 5 (27.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 4 (22.22%) Sahi
4 4 (22.22%) WATIR
4 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 4 (22.22%) Jasmine
4 4 (22.22%) C#
4 4 (22.22%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (11.11%) JIRA
5 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.11%) Ruby
5 2 (11.11%) F#

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Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) Sahi
2 4 (22.22%) WATIR
2 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
2 4 (22.22%) Jasmine
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (11.11%) JIRA
3 2 (11.11%) JMeter
4 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Software Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) C++ Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) QA Tester
2 3 (16.67%) C Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) QA Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) Qt
2 5 (27.78%) STL
2 5 (27.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
1 8 (44.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Multithreading
2 6 (33.33%) BDD
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) TDD
2 6 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
3 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.56%) OO
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) OWASP
6 1 (5.56%) User Stories
6 1 (5.56%) Web Development
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) C
1 8 (44.44%) C++
1 8 (44.44%) Bash Shell
2 4 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby
3 2 (11.11%) F#
3 2 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB