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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 34 33
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 11 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Peterborough 4.87% 3.94% 5.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 50.00% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 10 15
Average salary £30,000 £50,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.43%
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
34 22 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Peterborough 9.74% 7.89% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 24 21 30
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,900 £18,750 £18,750
10% offered a salary of more than £33,175 £70,000 £50,360
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.92%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 10 (34.48%) MS Office
1 10 (34.48%) ISTQB
1 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
2 9 (31.03%) Regression Testing
2 9 (31.03%) ISEB
3 7 (24.14%) ITIL
4 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Selenium
4 6 (20.69%) Performance Testing
4 6 (20.69%) SDLC
5 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Java
5 5 (17.24%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
6 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Data Management
6 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Web Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Test Management
6 4 (13.79%) JIRA
6 4 (13.79%) User Stories
7 3 (10.34%) Change Control
7 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.90%) Mainframe
8 2 (6.90%) Linux
8 2 (6.90%) SQL
8 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
8 2 (6.90%) Finance
8 2 (6.90%) Android
8 2 (6.90%) WebDriver

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Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 10 (34.48%) MS Office
2 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) JIRA
3 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.90%) Calabash
3 2 (6.90%) Ranorex
4 1 (3.45%) JMeter
4 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Tester
3 6 (20.69%) Data Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) QA Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Test Manager
4 4 (13.79%) QA Manager
4 4 (13.79%) QA Test Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.45%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Change Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) C++ Software Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) MFC
1 1 (3.45%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
1 2 (6.90%) Android
1 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.45%) UNIX
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
2 9 (31.03%) Regression Testing
3 7 (24.14%) ITIL
4 6 (20.69%) Performance Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
4 6 (20.69%) SDLC
5 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Web Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Test Management
6 4 (13.79%) Data Management
6 4 (13.79%) User Stories
6 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Change Control
7 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
8 2 (6.90%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.45%) Automation Testing
9 1 (3.45%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) ISTQB
2 9 (31.03%) ISEB
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Xamarin
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft