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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 14 24
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 36 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 1.36% 13.69% 11.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 73.47% 91.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 21
Average salary £32,500 £52,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.09% +61.53%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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 49 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 9.52% 18.63% 12.99%
Number of salaries quoted 28 29 22
Average salary £21,000 £52,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-60.00% +61.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £51,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
5 3 (27.27%) JIRA
5 3 (27.27%) Transition Management
5 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
5 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 3 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) Clustering
6 2 (18.18%) Replication
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 1 (9.09%) Degree
7 1 (9.09%) Apache Flex
7 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
7 1 (9.09%) jQuery
7 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 1 (9.09%) Data Protection

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) ColdFusion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 3 (27.27%) QA Tester
3 2 (18.18%) SQL DBA
3 2 (18.18%) Junior DBA
3 2 (18.18%) Junior
3 2 (18.18%) DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Development Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Hardware Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Flex
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) MXML
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Replication
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
2 3 (27.27%) Transition Management
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 1 (9.09%) Line Management
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
3 1 (9.09%) ActionScript
3 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
3 1 (9.09%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Progress
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe
1 1 (9.09%) Apple