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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 28 59 56
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 38 12 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.33% 1.87% 2.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.05% 22.64% 23.19%
Number of salaries quoted 25 8 12
Median salary £40,000 £33,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.51% +3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £28,650 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £45,750 £60,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 53 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 16.01% 8.27% 12.45%
Number of salaries quoted 52 43 56
Median salary £37,250 £47,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.57% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,150 £45,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +13 16 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Burton-upon-Trent +9 7 £44,000 +100.00% 1
Tamworth +7 5 £37,000 -17.77% 1
Cannock - 2 £32,000 -
Stafford - 2 £32,000 - 1
Lichfield +3 1 £52,500 +61.53% 1
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 25 (39.68%) C#
2 23 (36.51%) .NET
3 20 (31.75%) JavaScript
4 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
5 18 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 18 (28.57%) NoSQL
6 17 (26.98%) HTML
6 17 (26.98%) N-Tier
6 17 (26.98%) SOA
7 16 (25.40%) CSS
7 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (25.40%) HTML5
8 14 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (22.22%) jQuery
8 14 (22.22%) SQL
8 14 (22.22%) ASP.NET
8 14 (22.22%) MVC
9 12 (19.05%) Test Scripting
9 12 (19.05%) Functional Programming
10 11 (17.46%) VB
10 11 (17.46%) Java
11 10 (15.87%) PRINCE2
11 10 (15.87%) Web Development
11 10 (15.87%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (14.29%) Relational Database
12 9 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 9 (14.29%) Unit Testing
12 9 (14.29%) Open Source
12 9 (14.29%) High Availability
12 9 (14.29%) Service Design

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 (9.52%) FormScape
2 3 (4.76%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (4.76%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.57%) NoSQL
1 18 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 9 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 8 (12.70%) Riak
4 6 (9.52%) MySQL
4 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (6.35%) DataStage
5 4 (6.35%) Neo4j
6 3 (4.76%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.59%) JIRA
1 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Retail
3 3 (4.76%) Automotive
3 3 (4.76%) Law
3 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Architect
2 12 (19.05%) Tester
3 9 (14.29%) .NET Architect
4 8 (12.70%) Team Leader
5 7 (11.11%) Developer
5 7 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 7 (11.11%) Software Tester
6 6 (9.52%) Technical Architect
7 5 (7.94%) Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) QA Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) QA Tester
7 5 (7.94%) Software Architect
7 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Architect
7 5 (7.94%) Test Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Lead Project Manager
8 4 (6.35%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) QA Test Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Software Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Software QA Tester
8 4 (6.35%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (36.51%) .NET
2 17 (26.98%) HTML
3 16 (25.40%) CSS
3 16 (25.40%) HTML5
4 14 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 14 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (22.22%) jQuery
5 9 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 9 (14.29%) SOAP
6 8 (12.70%) Velocity
7 6 (9.52%) .NET Framework
8 5 (7.94%) Ajax
8 5 (7.94%) CSS3
8 5 (7.94%) WinForms
8 5 (7.94%) XHTML
9 4 (6.35%) .NET Core
9 4 (6.35%) Kafka
9 4 (6.35%) WPF
10 3 (4.76%) EDI
10 3 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.98%) N-Tier
2 10 (15.87%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (12.70%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.35%) Blog
4 4 (6.35%) Replication
5 3 (4.76%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) SOA
2 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.22%) MVC
4 12 (19.05%) Functional Programming
4 12 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 10 (15.87%) PRINCE2
5 10 (15.87%) Web Development
6 9 (14.29%) High Availability
6 9 (14.29%) OOP
6 9 (14.29%) Open Source
6 9 (14.29%) Service Design
6 9 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 8 (12.70%) Coaching
7 8 (12.70%) Inversion of Control
7 8 (12.70%) Software Testing
8 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 7 (11.11%) People Management
8 7 (11.11%) Project Management
9 6 (9.52%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.68%) C#
2 20 (31.75%) JavaScript
3 14 (22.22%) SQL
4 11 (17.46%) Java
4 11 (17.46%) VB
5 8 (12.70%) Erlang
6 6 (9.52%) VBA
6 6 (9.52%) VBScript
7 5 (7.94%) TypeScript
8 4 (6.35%) PHP
9 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) ISEB
2 8 (12.70%) Degree
2 8 (12.70%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.52%) JD Edwards
3 4 (6.35%) TOWER Software
4 3 (4.76%) CODA
4 3 (4.76%) IFS
4 3 (4.76%) SAP
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