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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 16 39
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 25 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 3.16% 14.29% 1.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% 92.59% 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 8 22 4
Median salary £52,500 £32,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+64.06% -1.53%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
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
14 27 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 5.53% 15.43% 15.33%
Number of salaries quoted 14 23 37
Median salary £47,500 £30,750 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+54.47% +36.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £23,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The demand trend of job ads across the Stoke-on-Trent region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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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
Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Stoke-on-Trent region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for QA.

1 15 (51.72%) C#
2 13 (44.83%) HTML
3 12 (41.38%) Project Management
4 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
5 10 (34.48%) Software Testing
5 10 (34.48%) SQL
6 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
6 9 (31.03%) SAP
6 9 (31.03%) ISEB
6 9 (31.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (31.03%) PRINCE2
6 9 (31.03%) Automotive
6 9 (31.03%) Manufacturing
6 9 (31.03%) Regression Testing
6 9 (31.03%) Risk Assessment
6 9 (31.03%) SDLC
6 9 (31.03%) Translating Business Requirements
7 8 (27.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (27.59%) Retail
7 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
7 8 (27.59%) .NET
8 7 (24.14%) VBA
8 7 (24.14%) VB
8 7 (24.14%) Java
8 7 (24.14%) Windows
8 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
8 7 (24.14%) MS Access
8 7 (24.14%) TDD
8 7 (24.14%) ISEB Practitioner

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Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) SAP R/3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (24.14%) MS Access
2 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (13.79%) SAP BW
4 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) QADirector
1 7 (24.14%) TestPartner
2 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 4 (13.79%) Selenium
3 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.90%) AccuRev
4 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.45%) Gatling
5 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 9 (31.03%) Automotive
1 9 (31.03%) Manufacturing
2 8 (27.59%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Software Tester
1 10 (34.48%) Tester
2 9 (31.03%) SAP Manager
3 6 (20.69%) Automation Tester
4 5 (17.24%) Designer
4 5 (17.24%) Project Manager
4 5 (17.24%) SAP Project Manager
4 5 (17.24%) Solutions Designer
5 4 (13.79%) SAP Support
5 4 (13.79%) Support Manager
5 4 (13.79%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Designer
6 2 (6.90%) QA Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Software Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Software Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Software Designer
6 2 (6.90%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) HTML
2 8 (27.59%) .NET
3 6 (20.69%) CSS
3 6 (20.69%) HTML5
4 4 (13.79%) CSS3
5 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
5 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.45%) WPF
6 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.79%) Statistics
3 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.90%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
1 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Project Management
2 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
3 10 (34.48%) Software Testing
4 9 (31.03%) PRINCE2
4 9 (31.03%) Regression Testing
4 9 (31.03%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (31.03%) SDLC
4 9 (31.03%) Translating Business Requirements
5 7 (24.14%) Automated Testing
5 7 (24.14%) Black-Box Testing
5 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
5 7 (24.14%) TDD
5 7 (24.14%) Test Planning
5 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
6 6 (20.69%) Scrum
7 5 (17.24%) Change Control
7 5 (17.24%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) C#
2 10 (34.48%) SQL
3 7 (24.14%) Java
3 7 (24.14%) VB
3 7 (24.14%) VBA
4 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 6 (20.69%) VB.NET
5 4 (13.79%) ABAP
6 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) ISEB
1 9 (31.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 8 (27.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (24.14%) Degree
3 7 (24.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) SAP
2 8 (27.59%) Microsoft