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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 46 35 46
Rank change year-on-year -11 +11  
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 39 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 0.79% 6.94% 3.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.25% 51.32% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1 38 18
Median salary £22,500 £35,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.71% -1.40%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Northampton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 48 76 56
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 12.66% 13.52% 10.61%
Number of salaries quoted 41 61 45
Median salary £43,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.28% +4.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £30,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) MySQL
2 11 (52.38%) Oracle
2 11 (52.38%) Shell Script
2 11 (52.38%) Unix
2 11 (52.38%) MongoDB
3 9 (42.86%) Oracle Database
4 8 (38.10%) Test Strategy
5 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (28.57%) hybris
5 6 (28.57%) Ansible
5 6 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle Application Server
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (28.57%) HP Data Protector
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (28.57%) HP
5 6 (28.57%) IBM
5 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 6 (28.57%) SAS
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle Discoverer
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (23.81%) Programme Governance

QA
Top Related 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 6 (28.57%) Oracle Application Server
1 6 (28.57%) SAS
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (52.38%) MongoDB
2 11 (52.38%) MySQL
3 9 (42.86%) Oracle Database
4 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (28.57%) Oracle Discoverer
4 6 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (28.57%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) DBA
1 11 (52.38%) SQL DBA
1 11 (52.38%) SQL Server DBA
2 2 (9.52%) Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
3 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
3 1 (4.76%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Environment Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Junior
3 1 (4.76%) Junior Developer
3 1 (4.76%) QA Manager
3 1 (4.76%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) jQuery
1 2 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) Ionic Framework
2 1 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (4.76%) LAMP
2 1 (4.76%) LESS
2 1 (4.76%) React
2 1 (4.76%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) Sass
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Test Strategy
2 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 6 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
2 6 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Programme Governance
3 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) Web Development
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile Development
5 1 (4.76%) Open Source
5 1 (4.76%) Presales
5 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Test Management
5 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Ansible
1 6 (28.57%) HP Data Protector
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Oracle
2 6 (28.57%) HP
2 6 (28.57%) hybris
2 6 (28.57%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft