Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Northamptonshire > Northampton
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 67 62
Rank change year-on-year +19 -5 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 44 13 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 5.20% 1.80% 3.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% 25.49% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 37 4 12
Northampton median annual salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.79% +11.76% +14.86%
10th Percentile £27,300 £31,125 £32,750
90th Percentile £53,000 £52,625 £57,125
Northamptonshire median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +21.62%

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 77 51 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 9.10% 7.04% 15.44%
Number of salaries quoted 63 30 97
Northampton median annual salary £40,500 £46,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.43% +15.63% +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £21,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £63,600 £57,750 £64,500
Northamptonshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +18.06%

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 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Northampton

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Northampton region with a requirement for QA.

1 30 (68.18%) JavaScript
2 29 (65.91%) CSS
2 29 (65.91%) HTML
2 29 (65.91%) jQuery
3 27 (61.36%) .NET
4 24 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (50.00%) C#
5 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET
6 21 (47.73%) MVC
6 21 (47.73%) Software Engineering
6 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (45.45%) Razor View Engine
7 20 (45.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 20 (45.45%) Web Development
7 20 (45.45%) LINQ
7 20 (45.45%) Ajax
7 20 (45.45%) JSON
7 20 (45.45%) Git (software)
7 20 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 20 (45.45%) Progressive Web App
8 16 (36.36%) .NET Framework
9 15 (34.09%) AngularJS
10 8 (18.18%) PHP
11 6 (13.64%) DevOps
11 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
11 6 (13.64%) SQL
12 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (11.36%) RESTful

QA
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.27%) IIS
1 1 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.27%) AWS CodePipeline
2 1 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (2.27%) GitHub
2 1 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Route 53
2 1 (2.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
1 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.27%) SMPP
1 1 (2.27%) SMTP
1 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.27%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (54.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (45.45%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.09%) WiX
4 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.55%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.27%) Selenium
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.27%) Marketing
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (65.91%) Developer
2 19 (43.18%) .NET Developer
2 19 (43.18%) .NET Software Developer
2 19 (43.18%) Software Developer
3 15 (34.09%) C# Developer
4 14 (31.82%) C# .NET Developer
4 14 (31.82%) C# Software Developer
5 7 (15.91%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (15.91%) Junior
5 7 (15.91%) Junior .NET Developer
5 7 (15.91%) Junior .NET Software Developer
5 7 (15.91%) Junior Developer
5 7 (15.91%) Junior Software Developer
6 6 (13.64%) Junior C# .NET Developer
6 6 (13.64%) Junior C# Developer
7 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (9.09%) Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Configuration Manager
8 4 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (65.91%) CSS
1 29 (65.91%) HTML
1 29 (65.91%) jQuery
2 27 (61.36%) .NET
3 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET
3 21 (47.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 20 (45.45%) Ajax
4 20 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 20 (45.45%) JSON
4 20 (45.45%) LINQ
4 20 (45.45%) Razor View Engine
4 20 (45.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 16 (36.36%) .NET Framework
6 15 (34.09%) AngularJS
7 5 (11.36%) RESTful
8 4 (9.09%) Middleware
8 4 (9.09%) Node.js
8 4 (9.09%) SOAP
8 4 (9.09%) XML
9 2 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.27%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Linux
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) MVC
1 21 (47.73%) Software Engineering
2 20 (45.45%) Progressive Web App
2 20 (45.45%) Web Development
3 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
3 6 (13.64%) DevOps
4 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.09%) Front End Development
5 4 (9.09%) OOP
5 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 3 (6.82%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (6.82%) Functional Testing
6 3 (6.82%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (4.55%) Commercial Awareness
7 2 (4.55%) Line Management
7 2 (4.55%) Test Management
7 2 (4.55%) Test Planning
7 2 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (68.18%) JavaScript
2 22 (50.00%) C#
3 8 (18.18%) PHP
4 6 (13.64%) SQL
5 2 (4.55%) Java
6 1 (2.27%) C++
6 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) Data Quality
1 2 (4.55%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Ansible
1 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.27%) Nagios
1 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
1 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) WSO2