The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 67 37
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -30
Permanent jobs citing QA 41 13 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.25% 1.79% 5.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.42% 37.14% 55.38%
Number of salaries quoted 30 13 24
Average salary £33,250 £32,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.30% -38.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
69 35 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 10.52% 4.81% 9.89%
Number of salaries quoted 52 35 46
Average salary £42,250 £32,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,150
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

QA
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +20 25 £34,000 +4.61% 1
Stafford -3 6 £27,500 -5.17% 1
Lichfield - 5 £32,500 -
Tamworth - 1 £41,500 -
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 38 (73.08%) SQL Server
2 26 (50.00%) SQL
3 19 (36.54%) Finance
4 18 (34.62%) .NET
4 18 (34.62%) Relational Database
5 17 (32.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (32.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (28.85%) Performance Tuning
7 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (26.92%) Replication
8 14 (26.92%) Clustering
8 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
8 14 (26.92%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (21.15%) JIRA
9 11 (21.15%) ISEB
9 11 (21.15%) E-Commerce
10 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
10 10 (19.23%) Windows
10 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
10 10 (19.23%) Automated Testing
11 9 (17.31%) Degree
11 9 (17.31%) RDBMS
11 9 (17.31%) Games
12 8 (15.38%) VB
12 8 (15.38%) C#
12 8 (15.38%) HTML
12 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
12 8 (15.38%) Software Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (73.08%) SQL Server
2 18 (34.62%) Relational Database
3 17 (32.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (17.31%) RDBMS
6 6 (11.54%) OLTP
7 5 (9.62%) MySQL
8 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
9 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (3.85%) MS Access
9 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) JIRA
2 4 (7.69%) Selenium
2 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.85%) QADirector
3 2 (3.85%) Bugzilla
3 2 (3.85%) TestPartner
3 2 (3.85%) FogBugz
4 1 (1.92%) Subversion
4 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.92%) AccuRev
General
1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 9 (17.31%) Games
3 5 (9.62%) Marketing
4 4 (7.69%) Retail
5 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.92%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Tester
2 14 (26.92%) DBA
3 13 (25.00%) SQL DBA
4 12 (23.08%) QA Tester
5 7 (13.46%) Software Tester
5 7 (13.46%) SQL Server DBA
6 6 (11.54%) Analyst
6 6 (11.54%) Senior DBA
6 6 (11.54%) Senior SQL DBA
7 5 (9.62%) Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Team Leader
8 4 (7.69%) QA Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) iOS Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Development Team Leader
9 3 (5.77%) Architect
10 2 (3.85%) Junior
10 2 (3.85%) Test Analyst
10 2 (3.85%) Development Manager
10 2 (3.85%) .NET Team Leader
10 2 (3.85%) Systems Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (34.62%) .NET
2 8 (15.38%) HTML
3 6 (11.54%) ASP.NET
3 6 (11.54%) SOAP
4 5 (9.62%) CSS
4 5 (9.62%) .NET Framework
5 4 (7.69%) WinForms
5 4 (7.69%) Web Services
6 3 (5.77%) XML
6 3 (5.77%) HTML5
6 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.85%) XSL
7 2 (3.85%) XHTML
7 2 (3.85%) Ajax
7 2 (3.85%) jQuery
8 1 (1.92%) RESTful
8 1 (1.92%) WCF
8 1 (1.92%) WPF
8 1 (1.92%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) Replication
1 14 (26.92%) Clustering
2 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
3 7 (13.46%) N-Tier
4 6 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (7.69%) User Experience
5 4 (7.69%) Social Media
6 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.92%) EPoS
6 1 (1.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Android
2 4 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 4 (7.69%) Windows Phone
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (28.85%) Performance Tuning
3 14 (26.92%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (21.15%) E-Commerce
5 10 (19.23%) Automated Testing
6 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (15.38%) Mentoring
7 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
7 7 (13.46%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (11.54%) Project Management
8 6 (11.54%) Database Security
8 6 (11.54%) Database Mirroring
9 5 (9.62%) Open Source
9 5 (9.62%) Web Testing
9 5 (9.62%) Scrum
10 4 (7.69%) Web Design
10 4 (7.69%) Regression Testing
10 4 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (15.38%) C#
2 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 8 (15.38%) VB
3 6 (11.54%) PHP
4 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.85%) VBA
4 2 (3.85%) VB6
5 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) ISEB
2 9 (17.31%) Degree
3 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
4 4 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) Apple
3 3 (5.77%) VMware
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £70k - 80k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum Annual bonus, Pension, Healthcare +
Posted: 3 days ago