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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 43 56
Rank change year-on-year -20 +13  
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 32 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.17% 4.44% 3.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.28% 30.19% 29.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4 18 32
Median salary £38,750 £41,750 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.18% +15.97%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £33,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £55,000 £55,000
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Northamptonshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 43 106 114
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 7.21% 14.72% 12.28%
Number of salaries quoted 32 77 84
Median salary £43,750 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.37% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,000 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £59,500
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 Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

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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

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Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Northamptonshire

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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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -12 6 £50,000 +42.85% 1
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) PHP
3 2 (20.00%) MySQL
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
3 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (10.00%) Wireframes
4 1 (10.00%) Chat Support
4 1 (10.00%) User Experience
4 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) React

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) DBA
1 2 (20.00%) Developer
1 2 (20.00%) QA Leader
1 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
1 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (10.00%) Junior
2 1 (10.00%) Junior Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) LAMP
2 1 (10.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) React
2 1 (10.00%) Sass
2 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 2 (20.00%) Unix
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) QA Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Chat Support
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Copywriting
4 1 (10.00%) E-business
4 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (20.00%) PHP
1 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
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