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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 42 46
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4  
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 22 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northampton 1.55% 4.03% 4.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.35% 25.58% 34.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 30
Median salary £50,000 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.85% -2.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,450 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £45,750 £59,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 31 86 91
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 8.03% 15.75% 13.54%
Number of salaries quoted 23 58 71
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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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

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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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Northampton

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (30.00%) MySQL
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Wireframes
4 1 (10.00%) Chat Support
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Android
4 1 (10.00%) User Experience
4 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) DBA
1 3 (30.00%) SQL DBA
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 2 (20.00%) QA Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) LAMP
1 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) QA Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Chat Support
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) E-business
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
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