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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 40 24
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -16
Permanent jobs citing QA 24 4 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 11.32% 1.42% 7.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 85.71% 22.22% 67.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16 4 11
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -38.09%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
28 18 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 13.21% 6.41% 11.48%
Number of salaries quoted 20 18 18
Average salary £34,000 £28,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.29% -45.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 28 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 19 (59.38%) SQL
3 16 (50.00%) Finance
3 16 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (43.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 14 (43.75%) Capacity Planning
4 14 (43.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (43.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (43.75%) Replication
4 14 (43.75%) Clustering
4 14 (43.75%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (43.75%) Relational Database
5 10 (31.25%) .NET
6 9 (28.13%) Games
6 9 (28.13%) Automated Testing
7 8 (25.00%) Windows
8 7 (21.88%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (21.88%) E-Commerce
8 7 (21.88%) RDBMS
8 7 (21.88%) JIRA
9 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
9 6 (18.75%) OLTP
9 6 (18.75%) Database Security
9 6 (18.75%) Database Mirroring
10 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
10 5 (15.63%) HTML
11 4 (12.50%) ISEB
11 4 (12.50%) Apple
11 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (12.50%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (43.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (43.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (43.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 14 (43.75%) Relational Database
3 7 (21.88%) RDBMS
4 6 (18.75%) OLTP
5 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (6.25%) MS Access
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) JIRA
2 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.25%) QADirector
3 2 (6.25%) TestPartner
4 1 (3.13%) AccuRev
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (28.13%) Games
3 4 (12.50%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) DBA
2 13 (40.63%) SQL DBA
3 11 (34.38%) Tester
4 9 (28.13%) QA Tester
5 7 (21.88%) SQL Server DBA
6 6 (18.75%) Senior DBA
6 6 (18.75%) Senior SQL DBA
7 4 (12.50%) iOS Developer
7 4 (12.50%) Developer
7 4 (12.50%) Software Tester
8 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
8 2 (6.25%) Development Team Leader
8 2 (6.25%) .NET Team Leader
9 1 (3.13%) Applications Architect
9 1 (3.13%) .NET Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Junior DBA
9 1 (3.13%) .NET Technical Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Architect
9 1 (3.13%) Administrator
9 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) .NET
2 5 (15.63%) HTML
3 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
3 3 (9.38%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) XSL
4 1 (3.13%) XHTML
4 1 (3.13%) Ajax
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.13%) jQuery
4 1 (3.13%) RESTful
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.13%) HTML5
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (3.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (43.75%) Replication
1 14 (43.75%) Clustering
2 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 4 (12.50%) Social Media
3 4 (12.50%) User Experience
4 3 (9.38%) N-Tier
5 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Android
2 4 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Phone
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (43.75%) Capacity Planning
2 14 (43.75%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (28.13%) Automated Testing
4 7 (21.88%) E-Commerce
4 7 (21.88%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (18.75%) Database Security
5 6 (18.75%) Database Mirroring
6 4 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
6 4 (12.50%) iOS Development
6 4 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 4 (12.50%) Social Media Marketing
6 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.50%) TDD
6 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.50%) Web Design
6 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) VB
2 3 (9.38%) C#
2 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) ISEB
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) Apple
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