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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 37 71
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +34
Permanent jobs citing QA 44 42 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.44% 6.39% 1.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.27% 53.16% 38.24%
Number of salaries quoted 34 32 13
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £25,250 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
73 79 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 10.69% 12.02% 4.72%
Number of salaries quoted 60 61 33
Median salary £44,500 £42,250 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.32% -21.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £23,650 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -13 25 £32,500 +1.56%
Tamworth +11 7 £30,000 -27.71%
Burton-upon-Trent - 7 £27,000 -
Lichfield -5 4 - -
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 (42.86%) SQL
2 23 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (39.29%) MS Excel
4 21 (37.50%) C#
4 21 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 19 (33.93%) Microsoft
6 17 (30.36%) SDLC
7 16 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 16 (28.57%) ISEB
7 16 (28.57%) Manufacturing
8 15 (26.79%) Project Management
9 14 (25.00%) Regression Testing
9 14 (25.00%) HTML
9 14 (25.00%) .NET
9 14 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (23.21%) Scrum
10 13 (23.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (21.43%) Test Planning
11 12 (21.43%) Mentoring
11 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
11 12 (21.43%) Risk Management
12 11 (19.64%) Retail
12 11 (19.64%) Degree
12 11 (19.64%) Automated Testing
12 11 (19.64%) Test Automation
13 10 (17.86%) TDD
13 10 (17.86%) Risk Assessment
13 10 (17.86%) Finance
13 10 (17.86%) VB.NET
14 9 (16.07%) SAP

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:

Applications
1 22 (39.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle Cash Management
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle iProcurement
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (8.93%) SAP R/3
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle ASCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (12.50%) MS Access
4 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database
5 4 (7.14%) SAP BW
6 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) QADirector
1 7 (12.50%) TestPartner
2 6 (10.71%) JIRA
3 4 (7.14%) Selenium
4 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.57%) AccuRev
5 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.57%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.79%) ProC
6 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.79%) TestComplete
General
1 16 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 11 (19.64%) Retail
3 10 (17.86%) Finance
4 9 (16.07%) Automotive
5 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.57%) Games
6 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (42.86%) Software Tester
1 24 (42.86%) Tester
2 10 (17.86%) Analyst
2 10 (17.86%) Manual Tester
3 9 (16.07%) QA Tester
3 9 (16.07%) SAP Manager
3 9 (16.07%) Software QA Tester
4 7 (12.50%) Consultant
4 7 (12.50%) Functional Consultant
4 7 (12.50%) Junior
4 7 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
4 7 (12.50%) Oracle Financials Consultant
4 7 (12.50%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
4 7 (12.50%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 7 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
4 7 (12.50%) Senior Functional Consultant
4 7 (12.50%) Senior Oracle Consultant
4 7 (12.50%) Senior Oracle Financials Consultant
4 7 (12.50%) Senior Oracle Functional Consultant
5 6 (10.71%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) .NET
1 14 (25.00%) HTML
2 7 (12.50%) CSS
2 7 (12.50%) HTML5
3 5 (8.93%) CSS3
4 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.79%) WPF
5 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.93%) Client/Server
2 5 (8.93%) Driving Licence
3 4 (7.14%) Statistics
4 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.57%) Fintech
5 2 (3.57%) iPad
5 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Windows
2 7 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 17 (30.36%) SDLC
4 16 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 15 (26.79%) Project Management
6 14 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 14 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (23.21%) Scrum
8 12 (21.43%) Mentoring
8 12 (21.43%) Risk Management
8 12 (21.43%) Test Planning
9 11 (19.64%) Automated Testing
9 11 (19.64%) Test Automation
10 10 (17.86%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (17.86%) TDD
11 9 (16.07%) Defect Tracking
11 9 (16.07%) PRINCE2
11 9 (16.07%) Translating Business Requirements
12 7 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
12 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.86%) SQL
2 21 (37.50%) C#
3 10 (17.86%) VB.NET
4 7 (12.50%) Java
4 7 (12.50%) VB
4 7 (12.50%) VBA
5 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.14%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 16 (28.57%) ISEB
2 13 (23.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (19.64%) Degree
4 9 (16.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (8.93%) ISTQB
6 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (33.93%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.07%) SAP
3 7 (12.50%) Oracle
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