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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 26 48 47
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 45 20 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.11% 3.44% 3.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.56% 38.46% 33.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24 16 17
Median salary £44,000 £35,509 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.91% +4.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £31,250 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £50,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
81 52 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.59% 8.95% 10.84%
Number of salaries quoted 53 42 55
Median salary £38,750 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.88% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,520 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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
Stoke-on-Trent 0 13 £45,000 +9.09% 2
Burton-upon-Trent +9 10 £44,000 +100.00% 1
Stafford - 8 £32,500 -
Tamworth +10 4 £31,750 -20.62% 2
Cannock - 2 £32,000 -
Lichfield -6 1 £52,500 +61.53%
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 24 (42.11%) C#
2 21 (36.84%) .NET
3 19 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (31.58%) JavaScript
5 16 (28.07%) SQL
5 16 (28.07%) SQL Server
5 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
6 15 (26.32%) HTML
7 14 (24.56%) CSS
7 14 (24.56%) HTML5
8 13 (22.81%) NoSQL
8 13 (22.81%) Java
9 12 (21.05%) N-Tier
9 12 (21.05%) SOA
10 11 (19.30%) ASP.NET
10 11 (19.30%) MVC
10 11 (19.30%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (17.54%) Web Development
11 10 (17.54%) VB
11 10 (17.54%) OOP
12 9 (15.79%) ISEB
12 9 (15.79%) Software Testing
12 9 (15.79%) jQuery
12 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
13 8 (14.04%) CSS3
13 8 (14.04%) Mentoring
14 7 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (12.28%) RDBMS
14 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
14 7 (12.28%) SOAP

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 6 (10.53%) FormScape
2 3 (5.26%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.75%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.07%) SQL Server
2 13 (22.81%) NoSQL
3 7 (12.28%) RDBMS
3 7 (12.28%) Relational Database
4 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (8.77%) MySQL
6 4 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (7.02%) DataStage
6 4 (7.02%) Riak
7 3 (5.26%) DTS
7 3 (5.26%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (1.75%) AccuRev
2 1 (1.75%) Appium
2 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.75%) Gatling
2 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.75%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) Subversion
2 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Retail
3 3 (5.26%) Games
3 3 (5.26%) Law
4 2 (3.51%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Automotive
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Architect
2 8 (14.04%) .NET Architect
2 8 (14.04%) Developer
2 8 (14.04%) Team Leader
3 7 (12.28%) Tester
4 5 (8.77%) QA Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (7.02%) DataStage Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Software Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Software Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Software Tester
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Technical Leader
5 4 (7.02%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Designer
6 3 (5.26%) Lead Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Software Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (36.84%) .NET
2 15 (26.32%) HTML
3 14 (24.56%) CSS
3 14 (24.56%) HTML5
4 11 (19.30%) ASP.NET
4 11 (19.30%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (15.79%) jQuery
6 8 (14.04%) CSS3
7 7 (12.28%) SOAP
8 6 (10.53%) .NET Framework
8 6 (10.53%) Velocity
9 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (7.02%) Ajax
10 4 (7.02%) WinForms
10 4 (7.02%) XHTML
11 3 (5.26%) EDI
11 3 (5.26%) Kafka
11 3 (5.26%) WPF
11 3 (5.26%) XML
12 2 (3.51%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) N-Tier
2 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.53%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (7.02%) Data Integration
5 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.26%) Client/Server
5 3 (5.26%) Cryptography
5 3 (5.26%) Replication
6 2 (3.51%) Online Games
7 1 (1.75%) Blog
7 1 (1.75%) iPad
7 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.05%) SOA
3 11 (19.30%) MVC
4 10 (17.54%) OOP
4 10 (17.54%) Web Development
5 9 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 8 (14.04%) Mentoring
7 7 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (12.28%) Coaching
7 7 (12.28%) Functional Programming
7 7 (12.28%) High Availability
7 7 (12.28%) Open Source
7 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
7 7 (12.28%) Service Design
7 7 (12.28%) Unit Testing
8 6 (10.53%) ITIL
8 6 (10.53%) TDD
9 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (8.77%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.11%) C#
2 18 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 16 (28.07%) SQL
4 13 (22.81%) Java
5 10 (17.54%) VB
6 6 (10.53%) Erlang
6 6 (10.53%) VBA
6 6 (10.53%) VBScript
7 4 (7.02%) PHP
7 4 (7.02%) TypeScript
7 4 (7.02%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.75%) C
8 1 (1.75%) Ruby
8 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) ISEB
2 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.53%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Docker
Vendors
1 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.53%) JD Edwards
3 4 (7.02%) TOWER Software
4 3 (5.26%) CODA
4 3 (5.26%) IFS
5 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.75%) SAP
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £33000 - £41000 per annum + 5 weeks hol
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000 + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 27 days ago