Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Northamptonshire > Northampton
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 79 46
Rank change year-on-year +16 -33 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 5 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 2.53% 0.62% 5.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.72% 6.25% 41.54%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 44
Northampton median annual salary £52,500 £22,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +133.33% -35.71% -15.15%
10th Percentile £27,500 £21,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £23,750 £48,500
Northamptonshire median annual salary £52,500 £24,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +114.29% -30.00% -12.50%

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 89 80 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 10.23% 9.96% 12.15%
Number of salaries quoted 61 63 96
Northampton median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +28.57% -1.41%
10th Percentile £27,500 £21,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £53,250 £57,000
Northamptonshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +20.00% +4.17%

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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Northampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Northampton over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Northampton

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (31.82%) Selenium
4 6 (27.27%) Java
4 6 (27.27%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) .NET
4 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 5 (22.73%) Finance
5 5 (22.73%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (18.18%) DevOps
6 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
6 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (18.18%) JIRA
6 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (18.18%) Games
6 4 (18.18%) Windows
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
7 3 (13.64%) Code Coverage
7 3 (13.64%) Project Management
7 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
7 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
7 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
7 3 (13.64%) Resource Allocation
7 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
8 2 (9.09%) Maven

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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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 4 (18.18%) JIRA
2 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
3 2 (9.09%) Maven
3 2 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (9.09%) Subversion
4 1 (4.55%) Protractor
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Games
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
1 5 (22.73%) QA Manager
1 5 (22.73%) QA Test Manager
1 5 (22.73%) Test Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Automation Test Lead
2 4 (18.18%) QA Leader
2 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Test Automation Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Test Leader
3 3 (13.64%) Environment Manager
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Manager
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Test Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Environment And Release Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Portfolio Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior PMO
5 1 (4.55%) Senior PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.55%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 4 (18.18%) DevOps
4 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.64%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
5 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Code Coverage
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Resource Allocation
5 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
5 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) Microservices
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) Project Governance
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Java
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) PMO
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (9.09%) Automic
2 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.09%) Puppet
2 2 (9.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) hybris