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 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 20 36
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +16
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 23 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 5.44% 11.86% 1.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.00% 85.19% 11.43%
Number of salaries quoted 14 16 4
Median salary £41,250 £30,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+34.14% -5.38%
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
25 27 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 8.50% 13.92% 12.54%
Number of salaries quoted 23 19 33
Median salary £45,000 £30,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £19,900 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,500 £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 26 August 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 26 August 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%) Project Management
3 12 (41.38%) HTML
4 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
5 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (34.48%) Software Testing
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%) SQL
6 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
6 9 (31.03%) SAP
6 9 (31.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 9 (31.03%) PRINCE2
6 9 (31.03%) SDLC
6 9 (31.03%) Translating Business Requirements
7 8 (27.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
7 8 (27.59%) ISEB
7 8 (27.59%) .NET
7 8 (27.59%) Retail
8 7 (24.14%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (24.14%) TestPartner
8 7 (24.14%) Automated Testing
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

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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
3 6 (20.69%) Project Manager
4 5 (17.24%) Designer
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%) Architect
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 12 (41.38%) HTML
2 8 (27.59%) .NET
3 5 (17.24%) CSS
3 5 (17.24%) HTML5
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (10.34%) CSS3
5 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.45%) WPF
5 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
5 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
1 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Project Management
2 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
3 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
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%) 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
6 6 (20.69%) TDD
7 5 (17.24%) OO
7 5 (17.24%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) C#
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 7 (24.14%) Java
3 7 (24.14%) VB
3 7 (24.14%) VBA
4 6 (20.69%) VB.NET
5 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
6 4 (13.79%) ABAP
7 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 8 (27.59%) ISEB
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