Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 84 54
Rank change year-on-year +10 -30 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 39 17 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.76% 1.45% 4.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.21% 18.68% 28.86%
Number of salaries quoted 30 8 44
Northamptonshire median annual salary £45,250 £51,250 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.71% +42.36% -2.70%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,500 £27,375
90th Percentile £59,625 £83,750 £50,000
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09% +6.45%

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 114 91 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 8.08% 7.78% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83 69 150
Northamptonshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £28,500 £21,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £81,500 £65,750 £58,750
East Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £44,375 £41,500
% change year-on-year -6.48% +6.93% +6.41%

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

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Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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 6 months to 19 August 2018. 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 +12 34 £45,250 -4.74% 5
Corby -15 3 - -
Kettering - 1 £40,500 - 1
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 15 (38.46%) JavaScript
1 15 (38.46%) jQuery
2 13 (33.33%) HTML
2 13 (33.33%) CSS
3 11 (28.21%) Finance
3 11 (28.21%) .NET
4 9 (23.08%) C#
4 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 9 (23.08%) .NET Framework
5 8 (20.51%) Degree
5 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
5 8 (20.51%) PHP
5 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
6 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
6 7 (17.95%) MVC
6 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (17.95%) Selenium
6 7 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
7 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (15.38%) SQL
7 6 (15.38%) Java
8 5 (12.82%) Web Development
8 5 (12.82%) LINQ
8 5 (12.82%) JSON
8 5 (12.82%) Ajax
8 5 (12.82%) Razor View Engine

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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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.56%) AWS CodePipeline
2 1 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (2.56%) GitHub
2 1 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Route 53
2 1 (2.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.56%) SMPP
2 1 (2.56%) SMTP
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Selenium
1 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.69%) JIRA
5 2 (5.13%) HP UFT
5 2 (5.13%) WiX
6 1 (2.56%) Maven
6 1 (2.56%) Protractor
6 1 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Law
3 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) Test Manager
3 6 (15.38%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (12.82%) .NET Developer
4 5 (12.82%) .NET Software Developer
4 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (12.82%) QA Manager
4 5 (12.82%) QA Test Manager
4 5 (12.82%) Software Developer
5 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Automation Test Lead
5 4 (10.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (10.26%) HTML CSS Developer
5 4 (10.26%) HTML Developer
5 4 (10.26%) PHP Developer
5 4 (10.26%) QA Leader
5 4 (10.26%) Test Automation Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Test Leader
6 3 (7.69%) IT Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (38.46%) jQuery
2 13 (33.33%) CSS
2 13 (33.33%) HTML
3 11 (28.21%) .NET
4 9 (23.08%) .NET Framework
5 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
5 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (12.82%) Ajax
6 5 (12.82%) AngularJS
6 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 5 (12.82%) JSON
6 5 (12.82%) LINQ
6 5 (12.82%) Razor View Engine
6 5 (12.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (10.26%) Node.js
7 4 (10.26%) RESTful
7 4 (10.26%) SOAP
7 4 (10.26%) XML
8 3 (7.69%) Web Services
9 2 (5.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.13%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.56%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
2 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
3 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
3 7 (17.95%) MVC
4 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (12.82%) DevOps
5 5 (12.82%) Progressive Web App
5 5 (12.82%) Web Development
6 4 (10.26%) Collaborative Working
6 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.26%) Decision-Making
6 4 (10.26%) Front End Development
6 4 (10.26%) OOP
6 4 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
7 3 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) ITIL
7 3 (7.69%) Project Management
7 3 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 9 (23.08%) C#
3 8 (20.51%) PHP
4 6 (15.38%) Java
4 6 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (5.13%) COBOL
6 1 (2.56%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) COBIT
2 2 (5.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.56%) GCP
3 1 (2.56%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.69%) Terraform
3 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.13%) Puppet
4 1 (2.56%) Ansible
4 1 (2.56%) Automic
4 1 (2.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) hybris
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) WSO2