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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 46 71
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +25
Permanent jobs citing QA 47 27 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.76% 4.36% 2.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.04% 50.94% 44.19%
Number of salaries quoted 35 21 19
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -17.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
77 53 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.08% 8.56% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 60 42 42
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -25.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -9 22 £32,500 -4.41%
Tamworth +8 10 £32,500 -21.68%
Burton-upon-Trent - 7 £27,000 - 4
Lichfield -4 6 - -
Stafford +4 1 £22,000 -16.19%
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 26 (45.61%) SQL
2 23 (40.35%) MS Excel
3 21 (36.84%) C#
3 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 17 (29.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (28.07%) Manufacturing
6 16 (28.07%) ISEB
7 15 (26.32%) .NET
7 15 (26.32%) Test Scripting
7 15 (26.32%) SDLC
8 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
8 14 (24.56%) Project Management
9 13 (22.81%) HTML
9 13 (22.81%) Scrum
9 13 (22.81%) Risk Management
9 13 (22.81%) Automated Testing
9 13 (22.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 12 (21.05%) Test Planning
10 12 (21.05%) Mentoring
10 12 (21.05%) Degree
10 12 (21.05%) Finance
11 11 (19.30%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (19.30%) Retail
11 11 (19.30%) Test Automation
12 10 (17.54%) Defect Tracking
13 9 (15.79%) TDD
13 9 (15.79%) VB.NET
13 9 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008

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 23 (40.35%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Oracle Cash Management
1 8 (14.04%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (14.04%) Oracle iProcurement
1 8 (14.04%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (14.04%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (7.02%) SAP R/3
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle ASCP
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (12.28%) MS Access
4 6 (10.53%) Oracle Database
5 5 (8.77%) Relational Database
6 4 (7.02%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.75%) MySQL
7 1 (1.75%) OLTP
7 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) QADirector
1 7 (12.28%) TestPartner
2 5 (8.77%) JIRA
3 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.51%) Selenium
4 1 (1.75%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.75%) ProC
4 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.75%) TestComplete
General
1 16 (28.07%) Manufacturing
2 12 (21.05%) Finance
3 11 (19.30%) Retail
4 8 (14.04%) Automotive
5 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Software Tester
1 24 (42.11%) Tester
2 12 (21.05%) Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Manual Tester
4 9 (15.79%) QA Tester
4 9 (15.79%) Software QA Tester
5 8 (14.04%) Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) Functional Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) Junior
5 8 (14.04%) Oracle Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) Oracle Financials Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) Oracle Functional Consultant
5 8 (14.04%) SAP Manager
6 7 (12.28%) QA Analyst
6 7 (12.28%) Senior Consultant
6 7 (12.28%) Senior Functional Consultant
6 7 (12.28%) Senior Oracle Consultant
6 7 (12.28%) Senior Oracle Financials Consultant
6 7 (12.28%) Senior Oracle Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) .NET
2 13 (22.81%) HTML
3 6 (10.53%) CSS
3 6 (10.53%) HTML5
4 4 (7.02%) CSS3
5 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.75%) WPF
6 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.77%) Client/Server
2 5 (8.77%) Driving Licence
3 4 (7.02%) Statistics
4 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.51%) Fintech
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Windows
2 7 (12.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 17 (29.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (26.32%) SDLC
4 15 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 14 (24.56%) Project Management
6 13 (22.81%) Automated Testing
6 13 (22.81%) Risk Management
6 13 (22.81%) Scrum
7 12 (21.05%) Mentoring
7 12 (21.05%) Test Planning
8 11 (19.30%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (19.30%) Test Automation
9 10 (17.54%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (15.79%) TDD
11 8 (14.04%) Change Management
11 8 (14.04%) ERP
11 8 (14.04%) GAP Analysis
11 8 (14.04%) PRINCE2
11 8 (14.04%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 26 (45.61%) SQL
2 21 (36.84%) C#
3 9 (15.79%) VB.NET
4 7 (12.28%) VB
4 7 (12.28%) VBA
5 4 (7.02%) ABAP
5 4 (7.02%) Java
5 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (28.07%) ISEB
2 13 (22.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (21.05%) Degree
4 8 (14.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (12.28%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (8.77%) ISTQB
6 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) Oracle
2 8 (14.04%) SAP
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
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Posted: 14 days ago
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