The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Staffordshire region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 67 36 45
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 37 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.68% 5.64% 3.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.36% 56.06% 47.50%
Number of salaries quoted 12 25 19
Average salary £32,500 £52,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.09% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
33 66 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.62% 10.06% 7.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32 45 35
Average salary £46,750 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.50% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £32,000 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,250 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
West Midlands

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 July 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 July 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
Burton-upon-Trent -3 4 £54,000 +116.00%
Stoke-on-Trent -15 4 £31,250 -40.47% 1
Stafford -11 3 £29,000 -3.33%
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 11 (40.74%) Business Analysis
3 10 (37.04%) .NET
3 10 (37.04%) Project Management
4 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
5 7 (25.93%) Change Management
5 7 (25.93%) Project Planning
6 6 (22.22%) Supplier Management
6 6 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
6 6 (22.22%) Finance
6 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (22.22%) Service Management
6 6 (22.22%) MS Project
6 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 6 (22.22%) ERP
6 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 6 (22.22%) Project Governance
7 5 (18.52%) MSTest
7 5 (18.52%) Usability Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (18.52%) Windows
7 5 (18.52%) UML
7 5 (18.52%) Web Services
7 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (18.52%) WCF

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (3.70%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Project
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MSTest
1 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Games
2 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Project Manager
2 9 (33.33%) Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Software Tester
4 3 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 3 (11.11%) DBA
5 2 (7.41%) Junior
5 2 (7.41%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) SQL DBA
5 2 (7.41%) Junior DBA
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Web Applications Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Packager
6 1 (3.70%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) Web Services
2 5 (18.52%) WCF
3 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Flex
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) MXML
3 1 (3.70%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.11%) Replication
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Business Analysis
2 10 (37.04%) Project Management
3 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
4 7 (25.93%) Change Management
4 7 (25.93%) Project Planning
5 6 (22.22%) Supplier Management
5 6 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (22.22%) Service Management
5 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 6 (22.22%) ERP
5 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 6 (22.22%) Project Governance
6 5 (18.52%) Usability Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
6 5 (18.52%) UML
6 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) ActionScript
3 1 (3.70%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) XenApp
1 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe
2 1 (3.70%) Citrix
2 1 (3.70%) Apple
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Computer Futures
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago