Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Northamptonshire > Northampton
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 66 71
Rank change year-on-year +21 +5 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 44 12 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 5.53% 1.72% 2.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.44% 24.00% 22.66%
Number of salaries quoted 39 4 9
Northampton median annual salary £40,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.98% +1.18% +9.68%
10th Percentile £27,400 £34,025 £33,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £49,250 £58,250
Northamptonshire median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -20.00% +17.65% +14.09%

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 50 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 11.19% 7.18% 13.20%
Number of salaries quoted 70 30 79
Northampton median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,700 £25,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,750 £62,500
Northamptonshire median annual salary £44,810 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -0.42% +2.27% +12.10%

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 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Northampton

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 32 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 31 (70.45%) CSS
2 31 (70.45%) HTML
2 31 (70.45%) jQuery
3 29 (65.91%) .NET
4 26 (59.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (54.55%) C#
5 24 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 23 (52.27%) ASP.NET
6 23 (52.27%) MVC
6 23 (52.27%) Software Engineering
6 23 (52.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (50.00%) JSON
7 22 (50.00%) LINQ
7 22 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 22 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
7 22 (50.00%) Ajax
7 22 (50.00%) Web Development
7 22 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 22 (50.00%) Progressive Web App
8 20 (45.45%) Git (software)
9 16 (36.36%) .NET Framework
10 15 (34.09%) AngularJS
11 8 (18.18%) PHP
12 6 (13.64%) SQL
12 6 (13.64%) DevOps
13 5 (11.36%) Portfolio Management
13 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
13 5 (11.36%) RESTful
13 5 (11.36%) Jenkins

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 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
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 26 (59.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (45.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.36%) Jenkins
4 4 (9.09%) WiX
5 1 (2.27%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (2.27%) Finance
1 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
1 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (70.45%) Developer
2 21 (47.73%) .NET Developer
2 21 (47.73%) .NET Software Developer
2 21 (47.73%) Software Developer
3 17 (38.64%) C# Developer
4 16 (36.36%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (36.36%) 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%) Analyst
7 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
8 4 (9.09%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (70.45%) CSS
1 31 (70.45%) HTML
1 31 (70.45%) jQuery
2 29 (65.91%) .NET
3 23 (52.27%) ASP.NET
3 23 (52.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (50.00%) Ajax
4 22 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 22 (50.00%) JSON
4 22 (50.00%) LINQ
4 22 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
4 22 (50.00%) 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 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Linux
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (52.27%) MVC
1 23 (52.27%) Software Engineering
2 22 (50.00%) Progressive Web App
2 22 (50.00%) Web Development
3 6 (13.64%) DevOps
4 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
4 5 (11.36%) Portfolio Management
5 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.09%) Front End Development
5 4 (9.09%) Information Security
5 4 (9.09%) OOP
5 4 (9.09%) Project Planning
5 4 (9.09%) Release Management
5 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 3 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (4.55%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 2 (4.55%) Decision-Making
7 2 (4.55%) Line Management
7 2 (4.55%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 24 (54.55%) C#
3 8 (18.18%) PHP
4 6 (13.64%) SQL
5 1 (2.27%) C++
5 1 (2.27%) Java
5 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 3 (6.82%) PMO
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Ansible
1 1 (2.27%) Nagios
1 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
1 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) WSO2