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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 68 44
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -24
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 19 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.38% 2.46% 4.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.45% 44.19% 41.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21 19 20
Average salary £32,500 £39,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.72% -24.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
47 43 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.62% 5.58% 10.74%
Number of salaries quoted 36 42 48
Average salary £37,500 £54,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £23,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +21 17 £34,000 +4.61% 2
Lichfield - 3 £32,500 - 1
Stafford -4 2 £26,250 -9.48% 1
Tamworth - 1 £41,500 -
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 28 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 20 (52.63%) SQL
3 16 (42.11%) .NET
3 16 (42.11%) Relational Database
4 15 (39.47%) Finance
5 14 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (34.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (34.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (28.95%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (28.95%) Replication
7 11 (28.95%) Clustering
7 11 (28.95%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (23.68%) Automated Testing
8 9 (23.68%) JIRA
8 9 (23.68%) ISEB
9 8 (21.05%) RDBMS
9 8 (21.05%) E-Commerce
10 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
10 7 (18.42%) HTML
10 7 (18.42%) Games
11 6 (15.79%) Scrum
11 6 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
11 6 (15.79%) VB
11 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
11 6 (15.79%) C#
11 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
12 5 (13.16%) Computer Science

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 16 (42.11%) Relational Database
3 14 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (34.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (34.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (21.05%) RDBMS
6 5 (13.16%) OLTP
7 4 (10.53%) MySQL
8 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
9 1 (2.63%) MS Access
9 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) JIRA
2 3 (7.89%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.63%) AccuRev
3 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) FogBugz
3 1 (2.63%) QADirector
3 1 (2.63%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.63%) Subversion
3 1 (2.63%) TestPartner
General
1 15 (39.47%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Games
3 5 (13.16%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Marketing
4 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Tester
2 11 (28.95%) DBA
3 10 (26.32%) SQL DBA
4 9 (23.68%) QA Tester
5 5 (13.16%) Senior DBA
5 5 (13.16%) Senior SQL DBA
5 5 (13.16%) SQL Server DBA
5 5 (13.16%) Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) QA Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Software Tester
7 3 (7.89%) Junior
7 3 (7.89%) Team Leader
7 3 (7.89%) Development Team Leader
8 2 (5.26%) Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) Software Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Test Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) .NET
2 7 (18.42%) HTML
3 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
4 5 (13.16%) CSS
4 5 (13.16%) SOAP
5 3 (7.89%) Web Services
5 3 (7.89%) XML
5 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.89%) HTML5
5 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.26%) jQuery
6 2 (5.26%) XSL
6 2 (5.26%) XHTML
6 2 (5.26%) WinForms
6 2 (5.26%) Ajax
7 1 (2.63%) RESTful
7 1 (2.63%) WCF
7 1 (2.63%) WPF
7 1 (2.63%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Replication
1 11 (28.95%) Clustering
2 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
2 5 (13.16%) N-Tier
3 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.63%) Social Media
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) Capacity Planning
2 11 (28.95%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (23.68%) Automated Testing
4 8 (21.05%) E-Commerce
5 6 (15.79%) Scrum
5 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
6 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
6 5 (13.16%) Database Mirroring
6 5 (13.16%) Database Security
7 4 (10.53%) SDLC
7 4 (10.53%) Manual Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Open Source
8 3 (7.89%) Resource Management
8 3 (7.89%) MVC
8 3 (7.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) C#
2 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 6 (15.79%) VB
3 4 (10.53%) PHP
4 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.26%) VB6
5 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) ISEB
2 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (7.89%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (2.63%) Apple
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