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

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 22 42
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 16 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 6.95% 8.08% 2.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.00% 69.57% 25.93%
Number of salaries quoted 15 10 7
Median salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,150 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
35 23 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 11.59% 11.62% 8.57%
Number of salaries quoted 29 17 27
Median salary £45,000 £34,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+32.35% -28.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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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

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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 June 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 June 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 12 (50.00%) C#
1 12 (50.00%) Project Management
2 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
3 10 (41.67%) HTML
3 10 (41.67%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (37.50%) SQL
4 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Degree
5 8 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
5 8 (33.33%) SAP
5 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
5 8 (33.33%) ISEB
5 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (33.33%) Retail
5 8 (33.33%) Automotive
5 8 (33.33%) Manufacturing
6 7 (29.17%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (29.17%) TestPartner
6 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
6 7 (29.17%) MS Access
6 7 (29.17%) Windows
6 7 (29.17%) VB
6 7 (29.17%) VBA
6 7 (29.17%) Test Planning
6 7 (29.17%) Black-Box Testing

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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 (29.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) SAP R/3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (29.17%) MS Access
2 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (16.67%) SAP BW
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) OLTP
4 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) QADirector
1 7 (29.17%) TestPartner
2 3 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 8 (33.33%) Automotive
1 8 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 8 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Software Tester
1 10 (41.67%) Tester
2 8 (33.33%) SAP Manager
3 6 (25.00%) Automation Tester
4 5 (20.83%) Project Manager
5 4 (16.67%) SAP Project Manager
5 4 (16.67%) SAP Support
5 4 (16.67%) Support Manager
6 3 (12.50%) Designer
6 3 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (8.33%) Architect
7 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Tester
7 2 (8.33%) Senior Tester
7 2 (8.33%) Software Architect
7 2 (8.33%) Software Designer
7 2 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) .NET Designer
8 1 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) HTML
2 5 (20.83%) .NET
3 3 (12.50%) CSS
3 3 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.17%) CSS3
4 1 (4.17%) WPF
4 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
2 4 (16.67%) Statistics
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
1 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Project Management
2 10 (41.67%) Risk Assessment
3 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 8 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
4 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Black-Box Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Performance Testing
5 7 (29.17%) SDLC
5 7 (29.17%) Test Planning
6 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.67%) Change Control
6 4 (16.67%) CRM
6 4 (16.67%) Line Management
6 4 (16.67%) Project Planning
6 4 (16.67%) SAP Implementation
7 3 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 7 (29.17%) VB
3 7 (29.17%) VBA
4 4 (16.67%) ABAP
5 3 (12.50%) Java
5 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Degree
1 8 (33.33%) ISEB
1 8 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 7 (29.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) SAP
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft