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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 68 34
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -34
Permanent jobs citing QA 48 12 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.41% 1.69% 5.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 62.34% 36.36% 52.78%
Number of salaries quoted 37 12 18
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,500 £33,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.43%
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 33 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.88% 4.65% 10.59%
Number of salaries quoted 61 32 48
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £21,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.92%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +20 26 £32,500 - 4
Lichfield - 6 £40,000 -
Stafford -3 5 £29,250 -13.97%
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £32,500 -
Tamworth - 1 £41,500 -
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 42 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 31 (49.21%) SQL
3 24 (38.10%) Finance
4 21 (33.33%) .NET
5 20 (31.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (31.75%) Relational Database
6 18 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (26.98%) Replication
7 17 (26.98%) Capacity Planning
7 17 (26.98%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (25.40%) Clustering
8 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (22.22%) Games
10 13 (20.63%) E-Commerce
10 13 (20.63%) JIRA
11 12 (19.05%) Computer Science
11 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
12 11 (17.46%) ISEB
12 11 (17.46%) Software Testing
13 10 (15.87%) Windows
13 10 (15.87%) C#
13 10 (15.87%) RDBMS
14 9 (14.29%) OLTP
14 9 (14.29%) Automated Testing
14 9 (14.29%) Test Scripting
14 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (14.29%) Degree
14 9 (14.29%) Database Security

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 20 (31.75%) Relational Database
3 18 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (15.87%) RDBMS
5 9 (14.29%) OLTP
6 5 (7.94%) MySQL
7 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (3.17%) MS Access
8 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (20.63%) JIRA
2 5 (7.94%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.35%) Selenium
4 2 (3.17%) TestPartner
4 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.17%) FogBugz
4 2 (3.17%) QADirector
4 2 (3.17%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 24 (38.10%) Finance
2 14 (22.22%) Games
3 6 (9.52%) Marketing
4 4 (6.35%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (34.92%) Tester
2 17 (26.98%) DBA
3 15 (23.81%) SQL DBA
4 13 (20.63%) QA Tester
5 12 (19.05%) Software Tester
6 7 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
6 7 (11.11%) Senior DBA
6 7 (11.11%) Senior SQL DBA
7 6 (9.52%) Team Leader
7 6 (9.52%) Developer
7 6 (9.52%) Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Development Team Leader
8 5 (7.94%) iOS Developer
9 4 (6.35%) Software Team Leader
9 4 (6.35%) .NET Team Leader
9 4 (6.35%) QA Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Software Development Team Leader
10 3 (4.76%) Systems Development Manager
10 3 (4.76%) Systems Manager
10 3 (4.76%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (33.33%) .NET
2 7 (11.11%) HTML
3 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.94%) CSS
4 4 (6.35%) SOAP
4 4 (6.35%) WinForms
4 4 (6.35%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.76%) Web Services
6 1 (1.59%) XML
6 1 (1.59%) Middleware
6 1 (1.59%) WCF
6 1 (1.59%) WPF
6 1 (1.59%) jQuery
6 1 (1.59%) HTML5
6 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.59%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.98%) Replication
2 16 (25.40%) Clustering
3 12 (19.05%) Computer Science
4 8 (12.70%) N-Tier
5 5 (7.94%) Social Media
5 5 (7.94%) User Experience
6 4 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (3.17%) Client/Server
7 2 (3.17%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.59%) EPoS
8 1 (1.59%) NHS
8 1 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.87%) Windows
2 5 (7.94%) Android
2 5 (7.94%) Apple iOS
2 5 (7.94%) Windows Phone
3 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (26.98%) Capacity Planning
2 17 (26.98%) Performance Tuning
3 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (20.63%) E-Commerce
5 11 (17.46%) Software Testing
6 9 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 9 (14.29%) Database Mirroring
6 9 (14.29%) Database Security
6 9 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (11.11%) Project Management
7 7 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 6 (9.52%) Web Testing
9 5 (7.94%) Social Media Marketing
9 5 (7.94%) SDLC
9 5 (7.94%) iOS Development
9 5 (7.94%) Coaching
9 5 (7.94%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 31 (49.21%) SQL
2 10 (15.87%) C#
3 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.52%) PHP
5 5 (7.94%) VB
6 2 (3.17%) VBA
7 1 (1.59%) VB6
7 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) ISEB
2 9 (14.29%) Degree
3 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.59%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.94%) Apple
3 3 (4.76%) VMware
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