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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 21 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.58% 3.42% 3.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 31.34% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 22 8 12
Average salary £34,500 £38,250 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.80% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,750 £41,250
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
55 67 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 8.94% 10.91% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 49 40 23
Average salary £38,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 2014. 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
Stafford -3 8 £23,500 - 3
Stoke-on-Trent +2 7 £35,000 -33.33% 3
Cannock - 1 £35,000 -
Lichfield - 1 £32,500 -
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 25 (60.98%) SQL
2 22 (53.66%) SQL Server
3 19 (46.34%) ISEB
4 17 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (31.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (31.71%) Degree
6 12 (29.27%) .NET
7 11 (26.83%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (26.83%) Software Testing
7 11 (26.83%) Test Scripting
7 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (24.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (24.39%) ISTQB
8 10 (24.39%) Computer Science
8 10 (24.39%) C#
9 9 (21.95%) Information Security
9 9 (21.95%) Mentoring
10 8 (19.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (19.51%) Manual Testing
10 8 (19.51%) Automated Testing
10 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
11 7 (17.07%) HTML
11 7 (17.07%) CSS
11 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (14.63%) HTML5
12 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (14.63%) CMS
12 6 (14.63%) Flash
12 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
12 6 (14.63%) C++

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 6 (14.63%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (53.66%) SQL Server
2 13 (31.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (24.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.88%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.76%) JIRA
3 2 (4.88%) MSTest
General
1 6 (14.63%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Games
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Analyst
2 17 (41.46%) Tester
3 10 (24.39%) Software Tester
4 9 (21.95%) QA Analyst
5 7 (17.07%) QA Engineer
5 7 (17.07%) Test Analyst
6 6 (14.63%) Junior
6 6 (14.63%) Web Developer
6 6 (14.63%) Senior Developer
6 6 (14.63%) Junior Tester
6 6 (14.63%) Senior Web Developer
6 6 (14.63%) Developer
7 4 (9.76%) Junior Software Tester
7 4 (9.76%) Junior Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) QA Tester
7 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
8 3 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (7.32%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (29.27%) .NET
2 7 (17.07%) HTML
2 7 (17.07%) CSS
3 6 (14.63%) Flash
3 6 (14.63%) HTML5
4 3 (7.32%) WinForms
5 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.44%) jQuery
6 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Computer Science
2 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.83%) Software Testing
2 11 (26.83%) Test Scripting
2 11 (26.83%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (21.95%) Information Security
3 9 (21.95%) Mentoring
4 8 (19.51%) Manual Testing
4 8 (19.51%) Automated Testing
5 6 (14.63%) Project Management
6 4 (9.76%) Change Management
7 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.32%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (7.32%) Release Management
7 3 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.88%) IT Governance
8 2 (4.88%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (60.98%) SQL
2 10 (24.39%) C#
3 6 (14.63%) C++
3 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
3 6 (14.63%) VB.NET
3 6 (14.63%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 19 (46.34%) ISEB
2 13 (31.71%) Degree
3 10 (24.39%) ISTQB
4 8 (19.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) COBIT
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.44%) Progress
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Sogeti UK Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Sogeti UK Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum + Bonus + Corporate benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + +Bonus+Full package
Posted: 7 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago