The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Peterborough region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 33 41
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 18 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Peterborough 4.92% 5.08% 4.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.88% 50.00% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 14 16 11
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 £37,500 £33,655 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,360 £70,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Peterborough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
32 36 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Peterborough 10.49% 10.17% 8.11%
Number of salaries quoted 31 31 26
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,750 £18,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Cambridgeshire

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 25 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Peterborough

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (40.00%) C
1 8 (40.00%) C++
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
1 8 (40.00%) Mac OS X
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (40.00%) Selenium
1 8 (40.00%) Multithreading
1 8 (40.00%) Qt
1 8 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (30.00%) TDD
3 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (30.00%) C#
4 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (25.00%) STL
4 5 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (20.00%) Sahi
5 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (20.00%) BDD
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) WATIR
5 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (20.00%) .NET
5 4 (20.00%) Jasmine
5 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
6 3 (15.00%) Finance
6 3 (15.00%) OO
6 3 (15.00%) Cucumber

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) WATIR
2 4 (20.00%) Sahi
2 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (20.00%) Jasmine
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) QA Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) C++ Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) QA Tester
3 3 (15.00%) C Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) Qt
2 5 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 5 (25.00%) STL
3 4 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
1 8 (40.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (40.00%) Multithreading
2 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (30.00%) TDD
4 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) BDD
5 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (15.00%) OO
7 2 (10.00%) RAD
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.00%) User Stories
8 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
8 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
8 1 (5.00%) OWASP
8 1 (5.00%) Project Management
8 1 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) C
1 8 (40.00%) C++
1 8 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) Ruby
3 2 (10.00%) F#
4 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.00%) ISEB