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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 27 43
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 5.18% 5.06% 2.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.00% 47.37% 30.77%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 8
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,400 £28,050
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £55,000 £49,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
25 19 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 9.96% 10.67% 8.55%
Number of salaries quoted 21 16 26
Median salary £45,000 £29,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -46.81%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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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 27 May 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 27 May 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 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
1 7 (46.67%) Project Management
2 6 (40.00%) Automotive
2 6 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
2 6 (40.00%) SAP
2 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (40.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 4 (26.67%) HTML
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
5 3 (20.00%) SDLC
5 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 3 (20.00%) Line Management
5 3 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) Change Control
5 3 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
5 3 (20.00%) VB
5 3 (20.00%) ABAP
5 3 (20.00%) VBA

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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 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) SAP R/3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (20.00%) MS Access
3 3 (20.00%) SAP BW
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) OLTP
4 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
1 3 (20.00%) QADirector
1 3 (20.00%) TestPartner
General
1 6 (40.00%) Automotive
1 6 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) SAP Manager
2 5 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Tester
3 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
4 3 (20.00%) SAP Project Manager
4 3 (20.00%) SAP Support
4 3 (20.00%) Support Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Software Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Designer
6 1 (6.67%) Graduate DBA
6 1 (6.67%) Junior DBA
6 1 (6.67%) Production DBA
6 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Software Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (20.00%) Statistics
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Project Management
2 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
2 6 (40.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (20.00%) Change Control
5 3 (20.00%) CRM
5 3 (20.00%) Data Management
5 3 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (20.00%) Line Management
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (20.00%) SAP Implementation
5 3 (20.00%) SDLC
5 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) ABAP
3 3 (20.00%) VB
3 3 (20.00%) VBA
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (26.67%) Degree
3 3 (20.00%) ISEB
3 3 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) SAP
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft