The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent 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 34 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 0.99% 2.21% 3.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.70% 21.05% 31.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 5
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% -32.00%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
QA
Staffordshire

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 Stoke-on-Trent region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
23 19 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 11.33% 10.50% 11.17%
Number of salaries quoted 21 19 17
Average salary £47,500 £32,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.15% +44.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Stoke-on-Trent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

QA
Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Stoke-on-Trent region.

QA Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 18 (72.00%) Relational Database
2 17 (68.00%) SQL Server
3 16 (64.00%) SQL
4 13 (52.00%) JIRA
5 10 (40.00%) .NET
5 10 (40.00%) C#
6 8 (32.00%) Automated Testing
6 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (32.00%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (28.00%) Database Mirroring
7 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (28.00%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (28.00%) OLTP
7 7 (28.00%) RDBMS
7 7 (28.00%) Replication
8 6 (24.00%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (24.00%) Finance
8 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
8 6 (24.00%) Database Security
9 5 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (20.00%) SDLC
9 5 (20.00%) Data Management
9 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (20.00%) Clustering
10 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting

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Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (72.00%) Relational Database
2 17 (68.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (28.00%) OLTP
3 7 (28.00%) RDBMS
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Games
2 1 (4.00%) Law
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Tester
2 9 (36.00%) QA Tester
3 7 (28.00%) DBA
3 7 (28.00%) Software Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Software QA Tester
4 5 (20.00%) SQL DBA
5 4 (16.00%) Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Coordinator
7 2 (8.00%) Junior
7 2 (8.00%) Production DBA
7 2 (8.00%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (8.00%) QA Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Manager
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Project Coordinator
8 1 (4.00%) Graduate DBA
8 1 (4.00%) IT Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Junior Project Coordinator
8 1 (4.00%) PMO Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Replication
2 5 (20.00%) Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Social Media
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Android
1 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Automated Testing
1 8 (32.00%) Defect Tracking
1 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
2 7 (28.00%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (28.00%) Database Mirroring
2 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (24.00%) Database Security
3 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (24.00%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (20.00%) Data Management
4 5 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (20.00%) SDLC
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.00%) Change Management
6 2 (8.00%) High Availability
6 2 (8.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Apple
1 1 (4.00%) Google
1 1 (4.00%) Twitter
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Salary: £45k - 55k per year + Benefits + Car
Posted: 5 days ago
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Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
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Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke on Trent
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago