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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 61 42
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 19 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.32% 2.64% 4.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.15% 42.22% 32.89%
Number of salaries quoted 12 19 20
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,350 £29,000 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £54,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
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
41 45 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.80% 6.25% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 32 43 54
Average salary £32,500 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.90% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,150 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +12 9 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Stafford -8 1 £25,000 -13.79%
Lichfield - 1 £32,500 - 1
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 20 (68.97%) SQL Server
2 19 (65.52%) SQL
3 12 (41.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (37.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (37.93%) .NET
4 11 (37.93%) Relational Database
5 9 (31.03%) ISEB
5 9 (31.03%) Finance
5 9 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (24.14%) Automated Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Software Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
6 7 (24.14%) JIRA
7 6 (20.69%) Degree
7 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
7 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
8 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (17.24%) HTML
8 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
8 5 (17.24%) Scrum
8 5 (17.24%) Replication
8 5 (17.24%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (17.24%) Retail
8 5 (17.24%) Clustering
8 5 (17.24%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (17.24%) SDLC

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (68.97%) SQL Server
2 12 (41.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (37.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (37.93%) Relational Database
4 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (13.79%) RDBMS
6 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
6 2 (6.90%) MySQL
6 2 (6.90%) MS Access
6 2 (6.90%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) AccuRev
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
2 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Retail
3 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Aerospace
4 2 (6.90%) Games
5 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Tester
2 8 (27.59%) QA Tester
3 6 (20.69%) Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) DBA
5 4 (13.79%) Test Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) SQL DBA
5 4 (13.79%) Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) Junior
6 3 (10.34%) QA Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Junior Tester
7 2 (6.90%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior DBA
7 2 (6.90%) Software Tester
7 2 (6.90%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (6.90%) Senior SQL DBA
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Software Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) HTML
3 4 (13.79%) HTML5
3 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
3 4 (13.79%) CSS
4 3 (10.34%) SOAP
4 3 (10.34%) XML
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (6.90%) WinForms
5 2 (6.90%) Ajax
5 2 (6.90%) jQuery
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (6.90%) XSL
5 2 (6.90%) Web Services
5 2 (6.90%) XHTML
6 1 (3.45%) Flash
6 1 (3.45%) RESTful
6 1 (3.45%) WCF
6 1 (3.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.24%) Replication
2 5 (17.24%) Clustering
2 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.90%) N-Tier
5 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (24.14%) Automated Testing
3 7 (24.14%) Software Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
5 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (17.24%) Scrum
5 5 (17.24%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (17.24%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (17.24%) SDLC
6 3 (10.34%) SOA
6 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.34%) MVC
6 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.90%) Database Security
7 2 (6.90%) Database Mirroring
7 2 (6.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.90%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
2 4 (13.79%) VB
2 4 (13.79%) C#
3 2 (6.90%) VB6
3 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.45%) PHP
4 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.45%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) ISEB
2 6 (20.69%) Degree
3 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
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