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 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 68 37 40
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 35 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.53% 5.21% 4.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.48% 50.72% 52.50%
Number of salaries quoted 11 17 21
Average salary £35,000 £52,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +54.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
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
31 69 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.32% 10.27% 7.87%
Number of salaries quoted 30 46 34
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 -15 4 £32,500 -38.09% 2
Cannock - 3 £35,000 - 1
Stafford -10 1 £34,000 +4.61% 1
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 16 (53.33%) SQL
2 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
3 12 (40.00%) .NET
4 11 (36.67%) Project Management
4 11 (36.67%) Business Analysis
5 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (23.33%) Project Planning
6 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
7 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 6 (20.00%) Project Governance
7 6 (20.00%) Service Management
7 6 (20.00%) Change Management
7 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 6 (20.00%) Finance
7 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (20.00%) Supplier Management
7 6 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (20.00%) MS Project
7 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (20.00%) ERP
7 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (16.67%) Windows
8 5 (16.67%) UML
8 5 (16.67%) C#
8 5 (16.67%) Web Services
8 5 (16.67%) MSTest
8 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Project
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MSTest
1 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Games
2 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Tester
2 11 (36.67%) Project Manager
3 8 (26.67%) Software Tester
4 3 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Junior
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) DBA
5 2 (6.67%) Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.67%) QA Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Junior DBA
5 2 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) Web Services
2 5 (16.67%) WCF
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.33%) JBoss Seam
3 1 (3.33%) MXML
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Flex
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Project Management
1 11 (36.67%) Business Analysis
2 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (23.33%) Project Planning
3 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
4 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (20.00%) Project Governance
4 6 (20.00%) Service Management
4 6 (20.00%) Change Management
4 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 6 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (20.00%) ERP
5 5 (16.67%) UML
5 5 (16.67%) Usability Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (10.00%) C++
4 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.33%) ActionScript
5 1 (3.33%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
2 4 (13.33%) ISEB
3 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Apple
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Mills Goodwin Talent Network
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + bonus, pension, holiday etc
Posted: 5 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits, bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 18 days ago