The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 39 50
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 33 31 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.39% 5.64% 3.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.89% 67.39% 29.41%
Number of salaries quoted 18 29 25
Median salary £42,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £67,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
QA
West Midlands

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 Staffordshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
57 46 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.31% 8.36% 12.67%
Number of salaries quoted 36 39 77
Median salary £36,000 £32,500 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% +14.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £19,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,619 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +6.02%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Staffordshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

QA
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

QA Salary Trend in Staffordshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

QA
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford +3 9 £48,750 +170.83%
Stoke-on-Trent -17 9 £56,250 +40.62% 2
Burton-upon-Trent +4 7 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Tamworth +8 3 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Cannock - 2 £32,000 -
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 23 (43.40%) C#
2 20 (37.74%) .NET
2 20 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (33.96%) SQL
4 16 (30.19%) HTML
4 16 (30.19%) JavaScript
5 14 (26.42%) CSS
5 14 (26.42%) HTML5
6 13 (24.53%) Java
7 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
7 12 (22.64%) ISEB
7 12 (22.64%) CSS3
8 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (20.75%) Software Testing
8 11 (20.75%) Web Development
8 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
8 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET
8 11 (20.75%) MVC
9 10 (18.87%) Retail
10 9 (16.98%) OOP
10 9 (16.98%) Project Management
10 9 (16.98%) Test Scripting
11 8 (15.09%) Mentoring
11 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
11 8 (15.09%) TDD
11 8 (15.09%) Scrum
12 7 (13.21%) N-Tier
12 7 (13.21%) SOA
12 7 (13.21%) VB.NET
12 7 (13.21%) Enterprise Software

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.66%) ColdFusion
2 2 (3.77%) FormScape
Applications
1 8 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.89%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) NoSQL
3 6 (11.32%) MySQL
4 4 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (7.55%) DataStage
5 3 (5.66%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.77%) MS Access
6 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.89%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.89%) Riak
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Selenium
2 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.77%) AccuRev
3 2 (3.77%) JIRA
3 2 (3.77%) QADirector
3 2 (3.77%) TestPartner
3 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.89%) Appium
4 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.89%) Gatling
4 1 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 10 (18.87%) Retail
2 4 (7.55%) Games
3 3 (5.66%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Law
4 2 (3.77%) Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) Automotive
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (15.09%) Developer
1 8 (15.09%) Tester
2 7 (13.21%) Architect
3 6 (11.32%) Software Tester
4 5 (9.43%) .NET Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Designer
4 5 (9.43%) Solutions Designer
5 4 (7.55%) Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (7.55%) DataStage Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Manual Tester
5 4 (7.55%) QA Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Software Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.66%) .NET Technical Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.66%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.74%) .NET
2 16 (30.19%) HTML
3 14 (26.42%) CSS
3 14 (26.42%) HTML5
4 12 (22.64%) CSS3
5 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET
5 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (11.32%) jQuery
7 4 (7.55%) .NET Framework
7 4 (7.55%) XML
8 3 (5.66%) SOAP
9 2 (3.77%) Ajax
9 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (3.77%) Velocity
9 2 (3.77%) Web Services
9 2 (3.77%) WinForms
9 2 (3.77%) WPF
9 2 (3.77%) XHTML
9 2 (3.77%) XSD
10 1 (1.89%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Enterprise Software
1 7 (13.21%) N-Tier
2 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.55%) Data Integration
3 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.66%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.77%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (3.77%) iPad
4 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.77%) Online Games
5 1 (1.89%) Fintech
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.75%) MVC
2 11 (20.75%) Software Testing
2 11 (20.75%) Web Development
3 9 (16.98%) OOP
3 9 (16.98%) Project Management
3 9 (16.98%) Test Scripting
4 8 (15.09%) Mentoring
4 8 (15.09%) Scrum
4 8 (15.09%) TDD
5 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (13.21%) Open Source
5 7 (13.21%) SOA
6 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (11.32%) Regression Testing
6 6 (11.32%) SDLC
7 5 (9.43%) Coaching
7 5 (9.43%) DevOps
7 5 (9.43%) Front End Development
7 5 (9.43%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (43.40%) C#
2 18 (33.96%) SQL
3 16 (30.19%) JavaScript
4 13 (24.53%) Java
5 7 (13.21%) VB.NET
6 6 (11.32%) VB
7 4 (7.55%) VBA
8 3 (5.66%) PHP
9 2 (3.77%) Erlang
9 2 (3.77%) TypeScript
9 2 (3.77%) VBScript
10 1 (1.89%) C
10 1 (1.89%) Ruby
10 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) ISEB
2 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.43%) Degree
3 5 (9.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.77%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Docker
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) TOWER Software
3 2 (3.77%) CODA
3 2 (3.77%) IFS
3 2 (3.77%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.89%) SAP
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Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits - please contact for details
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive bonuses
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus, pension, h/care, flexi hrs
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits - please contact for details
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago