Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 74 76
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2 -17
Permanent jobs citing QA 26 40 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.37% 2.74% 2.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.00% 21.28% 30.34%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 49
Northamptonshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +14.86% +5.71%
10th Percentile £29,250 £33,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £56,000 £47,500
East Midlands median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.41% +13.33% +7.14%

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Northamptonshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 100 188 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 9.11% 12.86% 9.54%
Number of salaries quoted 74 122 152
Northamptonshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +14.09% +6.43%
10th Percentile £21,550 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £49,750
East Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Northamptonshire

QA
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Northamptonshire.

Salary trend for QA in Northamptonshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Northamptonshire

QA
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -6 14 £43,000 -4.44%
Corby - 4 £82,500 -
Kettering - 4 £50,000 -
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 14 (53.85%) Java
1 14 (53.85%) Scrum
2 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (34.62%) WebDriver
4 9 (34.62%) Cucumber
4 9 (34.62%) BDD
4 9 (34.62%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (34.62%) QA Automation
5 8 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (19.23%) Manual Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Project Management
7 4 (15.38%) Data Analysis
7 4 (15.38%) JIRA
7 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 4 (15.38%) SDLC
8 3 (11.54%) PMO
8 3 (11.54%) IT Strategy
8 3 (11.54%) Test Management
8 3 (11.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (11.54%) User Stories
8 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
8 3 (11.54%) Endeca
8 3 (11.54%) Marketing
8 3 (11.54%) SEO
8 3 (11.54%) Finance
8 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Java EE
8 3 (11.54%) Degree

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 3 (11.54%) JBoss
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Endeca
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Cucumber
1 9 (34.62%) WebDriver
2 4 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (7.69%) Selenium
4 1 (3.85%) JMeter
4 1 (3.85%) JUnit
4 1 (3.85%) TestNG
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
1 3 (11.54%) Marketing
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) International Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Publishing
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) QA Leader
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Principal Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Support Officer
5 2 (7.69%) PMO Lead
5 2 (7.69%) PMO Officer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior PMO
5 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) IT Support
6 1 (3.85%) Junior PMO
6 1 (3.85%) Junior PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior IT Support
6 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Java EE
1 3 (11.54%) Lucene
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) jQuery
3 1 (3.85%) Node.js
3 1 (3.85%) React
3 1 (3.85%) Sass
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.85%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Scrum
2 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (34.62%) BDD
4 9 (34.62%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (34.62%) QA Automation
5 8 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (19.23%) Manual Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Project Management
7 4 (15.38%) Data Analysis
7 4 (15.38%) SDLC
7 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
8 3 (11.54%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (11.54%) IT Strategy
8 3 (11.54%) SEO
8 3 (11.54%) SOA
8 3 (11.54%) Test Management
8 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
8 3 (11.54%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle