Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Northamptonshire > Northampton
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 68 68
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -16
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 27 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 1.40% 2.96% 3.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.87% 23.48% 35.16%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 44
Northampton median annual salary £30,000 £43,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.43% +2.94% +11.84%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,125 £30,000
90th Percentile £46,900 £58,625 £47,500
Northamptonshire median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.33% -11.76% +8.97%

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 63 115 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 8.85% 12.62% 9.95%
Number of salaries quoted 46 73 99
Northampton median annual salary £43,027 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.38% +5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £51,750 £58,500 £59,750
Northamptonshire median annual salary £44,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.30% +2.35% +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

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Salary Histogram in Northampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Northampton over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Games
4 3 (30.00%) Code Coverage
4 3 (30.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
4 3 (30.00%) Resource Allocation
4 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) JIRA
5 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (20.00%) SLA
5 2 (20.00%) DevOps
5 2 (20.00%) Service Management
5 2 (20.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (10.00%) Web Services
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) Change Management
6 1 (10.00%) Publishing
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Retail
6 1 (10.00%) Subversion
6 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis

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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 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) Maven
3 1 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (40.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Development Manager
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Environment Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Junior
4 1 (10.00%) Junior PMO
4 1 (10.00%) Junior PMO Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Support Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
4 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Code Coverage
4 3 (30.00%) Resource Allocation
5 2 (20.00%) DevOps
5 2 (20.00%) Service Management
6 1 (10.00%) Change Management
6 1 (10.00%) Compliance Audit
6 1 (10.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Test Management
6 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) hybris
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle