Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Northamptonshire > Northampton
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 64 67
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 33 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 2.04% 3.35% 3.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.42% 22.30% 32.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 46
Northampton median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% +21.62% +5.71%
10th Percentile £28,750 £33,625 £31,500
90th Percentile £51,875 £57,875 £47,500
Northamptonshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% +14.86% +5.71%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Northampton
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 53 148 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 7.73% 15.01% 10.57%
Number of salaries quoted 35 91 134
Northampton median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +14.86% +5.71%
10th Percentile £21,500 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £47,500
Northamptonshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +14.86% +5.71%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northampton.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Northampton

QA
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

Salary trend for QA in Northampton

QA
Salary Histogram in Northampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Northampton over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Northampton

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Northampton region with a requirement for QA.

1 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 10 (71.43%) Java
3 9 (64.29%) Scrum
3 9 (64.29%) WebDriver
3 9 (64.29%) Cucumber
3 9 (64.29%) BDD
3 9 (64.29%) Continuous Delivery
3 9 (64.29%) QA Automation
4 8 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (57.14%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) .NET
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Test Management
8 1 (7.14%) JIRA
8 1 (7.14%) Selenium
8 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 1 (7.14%) Publishing
8 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
8 1 (7.14%) Web Services
8 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
8 1 (7.14%) ISEB
8 1 (7.14%) Retail
8 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
8 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton 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 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Cucumber
1 9 (64.29%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.14%) Publishing
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) QA Leader
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Junior
3 1 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Junior PMO
3 1 (7.14%) Junior PMO Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tester
3 1 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Software Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 9 (64.29%) BDD
2 9 (64.29%) Continuous Delivery
2 9 (64.29%) QA Automation
2 9 (64.29%) Scrum
3 8 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
3 8 (57.14%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
7 1 (7.14%) Compliance Audit
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (7.14%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PMO