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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 62 58 47
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 14 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.44% 2.38% 4.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.37% 35.00% 31.94%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 16
Average salary £32,500 £36,250 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.34% -11.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £22,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £54,700 £70,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -
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
49 40 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.85% 6.80% 12.83%
Number of salaries quoted 44 37 48
Average salary £32,500 £55,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.90% +32.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £59,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -4 6 £32,500 -10.34% 8
Cannock - 1 £22,500 -
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 18 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (53.33%) SQL
3 13 (43.33%) .NET
3 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (36.67%) ISEB
5 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 8 (26.67%) Mentoring
6 8 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
6 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (23.33%) Degree
7 7 (23.33%) Computer Science
7 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
7 7 (23.33%) HTML
7 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
8 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (20.00%) CSS
8 6 (20.00%) Finance
8 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (20.00%) HTML5
8 6 (20.00%) JIRA
8 6 (20.00%) ISTQB
9 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (16.67%) Retail
9 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (16.67%) C#

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 4 (13.33%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (6.67%) MS Access
5 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
5 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) MSTest
2 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.33%) AccuRev
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Retail
3 4 (13.33%) Aerospace
3 4 (13.33%) Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Tester
3 6 (20.00%) QA Tester
4 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Junior
5 4 (13.33%) Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Web Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Consultant
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Web Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Junior Tester
5 4 (13.33%) Test Consultant
5 4 (13.33%) QA Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Software Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Development Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) .NET
2 7 (23.33%) HTML
3 6 (20.00%) CSS
3 6 (20.00%) HTML5
4 4 (13.33%) Flash
4 4 (13.33%) WinForms
4 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
5 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.67%) XHTML
6 2 (6.67%) SOAP
6 2 (6.67%) Web Services
6 2 (6.67%) XML
6 2 (6.67%) XSL
6 2 (6.67%) Ajax
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (3.33%) Silverlight
7 1 (3.33%) jQuery
7 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.67%) N-Tier
4 2 (6.67%) Open Source
4 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 8 (26.67%) Mentoring
3 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
3 8 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (13.33%) Information Security
6 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Scrum
6 4 (13.33%) Change Management
7 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 2 (6.67%) Automation Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Test Management
8 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.67%) Software Architecture
8 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.67%) C#
4 4 (13.33%) ActionScript
5 3 (10.00%) VB
6 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.33%) VB6
7 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) ISEB
2 7 (23.33%) Degree
3 6 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
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