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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
Rank 21 37 33
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 9.52% 1.05% 1.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 80.00% 9.09% 13.64%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 3
Median salary £45,000 £32,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £32,800
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £32,500 £58,800
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
20 22 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 11.90% 11.52% 12.57%
Number of salaries quoted 11 20 22
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +72.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £41,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £38,200 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

QA
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

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
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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017, 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 (65.22%) .NET
1 15 (65.22%) SOA
2 14 (60.87%) N-Tier
2 14 (60.87%) NoSQL
3 12 (52.17%) HTML5
3 12 (52.17%) HTML
3 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
3 12 (52.17%) CSS
4 11 (47.83%) C#
4 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
4 11 (47.83%) MVC
4 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (47.83%) jQuery
5 10 (43.48%) Functional Programming
5 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
6 9 (39.13%) RDBMS
6 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
6 9 (39.13%) SOAP
6 9 (39.13%) OOP
6 9 (39.13%) Relational Database
6 9 (39.13%) High Availability
6 9 (39.13%) Unit Testing
6 9 (39.13%) Service Design
7 8 (34.78%) Erlang
7 8 (34.78%) Degree
7 8 (34.78%) Computer Science
7 8 (34.78%) Velocity
7 8 (34.78%) Inversion of Control
7 8 (34.78%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (34.78%) Java

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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 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) SAP R/3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (60.87%) NoSQL
2 9 (39.13%) RDBMS
2 9 (39.13%) Relational Database
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
3 6 (26.09%) Riak
4 4 (17.39%) Neo4j
General
1 3 (13.04%) Automotive
1 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Architect
2 7 (30.43%) .NET Architect
3 6 (26.09%) Project Manager
4 5 (21.74%) Software Architect
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Architect
5 4 (17.39%) .NET Solutions Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Database Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Technical Architect
6 3 (13.04%) Lead Project Manager
6 3 (13.04%) SAP Manager
6 3 (13.04%) SAP Project Manager
7 2 (8.70%) .NET Technical Architect
7 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Technical Architect
7 2 (8.70%) Project Leader
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
8 1 (4.35%) Software Designer
8 1 (4.35%) Software Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
8 1 (4.35%) Test Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 12 (52.17%) CSS
2 12 (52.17%) HTML
2 12 (52.17%) HTML5
3 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
3 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (47.83%) jQuery
4 9 (39.13%) SOAP
5 8 (34.78%) Velocity
6 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
7 5 (21.74%) Ajax
7 5 (21.74%) WinForms
7 5 (21.74%) XHTML
8 4 (17.39%) .NET Core
8 4 (17.39%) CSS3
8 4 (17.39%) Kafka
8 4 (17.39%) WPF
9 1 (4.35%) XML
9 1 (4.35%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (60.87%) N-Tier
2 8 (34.78%) Computer Science
2 8 (34.78%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (17.39%) Replication
4 2 (8.70%) Blog
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) SOA
2 11 (47.83%) MVC
3 10 (43.48%) Functional Programming
4 9 (39.13%) High Availability
4 9 (39.13%) OOP
4 9 (39.13%) Service Design
4 9 (39.13%) Unit Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
6 6 (26.09%) Open Source
6 6 (26.09%) Web Development
7 5 (21.74%) People Management
7 5 (21.74%) Software Architecture
8 4 (17.39%) Coaching
8 4 (17.39%) Data Architecture
8 4 (17.39%) Process Improvement
8 4 (17.39%) Project Management
8 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
9 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
2 11 (47.83%) C#
3 8 (34.78%) Erlang
3 8 (34.78%) Java
4 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 5 (21.74%) TypeScript
4 5 (21.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) SAP
2 3 (13.04%) TOWER Software