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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 49 58
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 19 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.27% 3.47% 1.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.45% 34.55% 20.41%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 8
Average salary £33,750 £32,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.84% -29.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,550 £21,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £51,000 £55,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
51 55 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.28% 10.05% 9.01%
Number of salaries quoted 41 46 39
Average salary £47,500 £38,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.55%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
(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
Lichfield - 4 £32,500 -
Tamworth -11 3 £45,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent -2 2 £32,500 -4.41% 4
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £22,000 -
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 26 (45.61%) SQL Server
2 22 (38.60%) SQL
2 22 (38.60%) Relational Database
3 20 (35.09%) Finance
4 19 (33.33%) .NET
5 17 (29.82%) JIRA
6 16 (28.07%) Software Testing
7 13 (22.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (19.30%) Automated Testing
9 11 (19.30%) C#
9 11 (19.30%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (15.79%) SDLC
10 9 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
11 8 (14.04%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (14.04%) Replication
11 8 (14.04%) OLTP
11 8 (14.04%) RDBMS
11 8 (14.04%) E-Commerce
11 8 (14.04%) Mentoring
11 8 (14.04%) High Availability
12 7 (12.28%) Database Security
12 7 (12.28%) Database Mirroring
12 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
12 7 (12.28%) Data Management
13 6 (10.53%) Degree
13 6 (10.53%) Games
14 5 (8.77%) Clustering
14 5 (8.77%) Scrum

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle ASCP
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle iProcurement
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (45.61%) SQL Server
2 22 (38.60%) Relational Database
3 8 (14.04%) OLTP
3 8 (14.04%) RDBMS
4 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (29.82%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (35.09%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Games
3 4 (7.02%) Marketing
4 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Law
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Tester
2 15 (26.32%) Analyst
3 14 (24.56%) QA Tester
3 14 (24.56%) Software Tester
4 9 (15.79%) Coordinator
4 9 (15.79%) QA Analyst
4 9 (15.79%) Software QA Tester
5 8 (14.04%) DBA
6 6 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) SQL DBA
7 5 (8.77%) QA Coordinator
7 5 (8.77%) Quality Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Senior QA Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Senior Quality Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Test Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Junior
9 3 (5.26%) Administrator
9 3 (5.26%) Consultant
9 3 (5.26%) Functional Consultant
9 3 (5.26%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) CSS
2 4 (7.02%) HTML
3 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.51%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Replication
2 5 (8.77%) Clustering
2 5 (8.77%) N-Tier
3 4 (7.02%) Mathematics
4 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.75%) EPoS
6 1 (1.75%) Informatics
6 1 (1.75%) NHS
6 1 (1.75%) Social Media
6 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Android
2 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Software Testing
2 13 (22.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (19.30%) Automated Testing
4 11 (19.30%) Defect Tracking
5 9 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (15.79%) SDLC
6 8 (14.04%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (14.04%) E-Commerce
6 8 (14.04%) High Availability
6 8 (14.04%) Mentoring
6 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
7 7 (12.28%) Data Management
7 7 (12.28%) Database Mirroring
7 7 (12.28%) Database Security
8 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.77%) Product Management
8 5 (8.77%) QMS
8 5 (8.77%) Quality Management
8 5 (8.77%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (38.60%) SQL
2 11 (19.30%) C#
3 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (8.77%) ISO13485
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (1.75%) Apple
3 1 (1.75%) Google
3 1 (1.75%) Twitter
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + Benefits + Car
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago