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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 30 38
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 41 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.07% 6.52% 5.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.61% 51.90% 64.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15 22 25
Average salary £35,000 £52,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +61.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
49 79 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.78% 12.56% 7.96%
Number of salaries quoted 48 53 33
Average salary £23,500 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-47.77% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £22,300 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Cannock - 5 £35,000 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent -21 4 £32,500 -38.09%
Stafford -6 3 £34,000 - 1
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 19 (55.88%) SQL
2 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (47.06%) SQL Server
4 14 (41.18%) .NET
5 12 (35.29%) Project Management
6 11 (32.35%) Business Analysis
6 11 (32.35%) Manual Testing
7 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
8 7 (20.59%) Automated Testing
8 7 (20.59%) ISEB
8 7 (20.59%) C#
8 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (20.59%) Project Planning
8 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (17.65%) Supplier Management
9 6 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (17.65%) Waterfall
9 6 (17.65%) Project Governance
9 6 (17.65%) MS Project
9 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
9 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 6 (17.65%) ERP
9 6 (17.65%) Service Management
9 6 (17.65%) Change Management
9 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
9 6 (17.65%) Finance
9 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
10 5 (14.71%) Windows
10 5 (14.71%) UML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (2.94%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Project
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MSTest
1 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.82%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Games
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Tester
2 12 (35.29%) Project Manager
3 9 (26.47%) Software Tester
4 4 (11.76%) Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) QA Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) QA Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) QA Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Database Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) DBA
6 2 (5.88%) SQL DBA
6 2 (5.88%) Junior DBA
6 2 (5.88%) Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Junior
7 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (41.18%) .NET
2 5 (14.71%) Web Services
2 5 (14.71%) WCF
3 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.94%) CSS
4 1 (2.94%) HTML
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Flex
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.94%) jQuery
4 1 (2.94%) MXML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Replication
3 2 (5.88%) Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) Project Management
3 11 (32.35%) Business Analysis
3 11 (32.35%) Manual Testing
4 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
5 7 (20.59%) Automated Testing
5 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Project Planning
6 6 (17.65%) Supplier Management
6 6 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (17.65%) Waterfall
6 6 (17.65%) Project Governance
6 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
6 6 (17.65%) ERP
6 6 (17.65%) Service Management
6 6 (17.65%) Change Management
6 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
7 5 (14.71%) UML
7 5 (14.71%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) SQL
2 7 (20.59%) C#
3 4 (11.76%) VB.NET
3 4 (11.76%) C++
4 1 (2.94%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) ActionScript
4 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.94%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) ISEB
2 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Progress
2 1 (2.94%) Adobe
2 1 (2.94%) Apple
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: c.£30k
Posted: 1 hour ago
Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + +Car + Great Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Corporate benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago