The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Telford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 21 - 13
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Telford 6.12% - 7.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.15% - 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 4
Average salary - - £37,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
Shropshire

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 Telford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Telford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
13 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Telford 13.27% 9.09% 11.54%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 6
Average salary £35,000 £35,750 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.09% -4.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,000 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £46,300 £44,250 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Telford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Telford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Telford

QA
Salary Trend in Telford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Telford region.

QA Salary Trend in Telford

QA
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Telford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Telford 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) Aerospace
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 6 (85.71%) Banking
2 6 (85.71%) Retail
2 6 (85.71%) Software Testing
3 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) WCF
5 1 (14.29%) WPF

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Telford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Telford 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
1 6 (85.71%) Aerospace
1 6 (85.71%) Banking
1 6 (85.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Test Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 1 (14.29%) WCF
1 1 (14.29%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Software Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft