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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 38 18
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 5 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 13.92% 1.79% 10.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 90.00% 26.32% 68.29%
Number of salaries quoted 20 5 12
Average salary £32,000 £32,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% -38.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £32,500 £41,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £59,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
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
30 19 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 15.46% 6.79% 15.47%
Number of salaries quoted 23 19 24
Average salary £30,750 £28,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.89% -45.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,050 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,250 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015, 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 31 (83.78%) SQL Server
2 23 (62.16%) SQL
3 19 (51.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (48.65%) Finance
4 18 (48.65%) Relational Database
5 17 (45.95%) Replication
5 17 (45.95%) Capacity Planning
6 16 (43.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (43.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (43.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (43.24%) Clustering
6 16 (43.24%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (29.73%) .NET
8 10 (27.03%) Games
9 9 (24.32%) Windows
9 9 (24.32%) OLTP
9 9 (24.32%) RDBMS
9 9 (24.32%) JIRA
9 9 (24.32%) Automated Testing
9 9 (24.32%) Database Security
9 9 (24.32%) Database Mirroring
10 8 (21.62%) E-Commerce
11 7 (18.92%) C#
11 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
11 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
12 6 (16.22%) Risk Assessment
13 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (13.51%) TDD
13 5 (13.51%) Marketing
13 5 (13.51%) Digital Marketing

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (83.78%) SQL Server
2 18 (48.65%) Relational Database
3 16 (43.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (43.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (43.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (24.32%) OLTP
4 9 (24.32%) RDBMS
5 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (5.41%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) JIRA
2 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.41%) TestPartner
3 2 (5.41%) QADirector
General
1 18 (48.65%) Finance
2 10 (27.03%) Games
3 5 (13.51%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) DBA
2 15 (40.54%) SQL DBA
3 13 (35.14%) Tester
4 11 (29.73%) QA Tester
5 7 (18.92%) Senior DBA
5 7 (18.92%) Senior SQL DBA
5 7 (18.92%) Software Tester
5 7 (18.92%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (13.51%) Developer
6 5 (13.51%) iOS Developer
7 2 (5.41%) .NET Team Leader
7 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.41%) Development Team Leader
8 1 (2.70%) Junior
8 1 (2.70%) Administrator
8 1 (2.70%) Junior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) HTML
3 2 (5.41%) CSS
3 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (45.95%) Replication
2 16 (43.24%) Clustering
3 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
4 5 (13.51%) Social Media
4 5 (13.51%) User Experience
5 2 (5.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Android
2 5 (13.51%) Apple iOS
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Phone
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (45.95%) Capacity Planning
3 16 (43.24%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (24.32%) Database Security
4 9 (24.32%) Database Mirroring
4 9 (24.32%) Automated Testing
5 8 (21.62%) E-Commerce
6 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.51%) TDD
8 5 (13.51%) Social Media Marketing
8 5 (13.51%) Web Design
8 5 (13.51%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (13.51%) iOS Development
9 4 (10.81%) Black-Box Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Test Planning
9 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
10 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) C#
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.41%) VB
3 2 (5.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) ISEB
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Apple
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
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