Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 71 83
Rank change year-on-year +9 +12 -32
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 41 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.31% 2.92% 1.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.48% 36.61% 20.24%
Number of salaries quoted 9 32 8
Northamptonshire median annual salary £23,000 £45,250 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -49.17% -11.71% +42.36%
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - -13.04% +10.18%

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 103 112 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 13.21% 7.97% 7.20%
Number of salaries quoted 50 81 62
Northamptonshire median annual salary £32,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.78% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £23,000 £28,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £82,500 £81,500
East Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% +8.43%

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

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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 6 months to 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 2019. 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
Brackley - 11 £23,000 - 1
Northampton -4 4 £53,750 +18.78% 4
Kettering +3 2 - -
QA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 13 (72.22%) CSS
2 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 13 (72.22%) Manufacturing
2 13 (72.22%) Azure
3 12 (66.67%) .NET
3 12 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 12 (66.67%) C#
4 11 (61.11%) VB.NET
4 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET
4 11 (61.11%) EPoS
4 11 (61.11%) WinForms
4 11 (61.11%) TeamCity
4 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 8 (44.44%) Windows
6 8 (44.44%) DevOps
7 7 (38.89%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (38.89%) Deployment Automation
7 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
7 7 (38.89%) Project Management
7 7 (38.89%) HTML
8 6 (33.33%) T-SQL
8 6 (33.33%) Scrum
8 6 (33.33%) Unit Testing
8 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
8 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (33.33%) Sass
8 6 (33.33%) TypeScript

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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 (11.11%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Adobe XD
1 1 (5.56%) Figma
1 1 (5.56%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 13 (72.22%) Azure
2 4 (22.22%) AWS
3 2 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
4 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
3 3 (16.67%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) TeamCity
2 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
3 6 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
5 4 (22.22%) JIRA
6 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 2 (11.11%) Bitbucket
General
1 13 (72.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Junior
2 6 (33.33%) Junior Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Development Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.56%) PHP Laravel Developer
5 1 (5.56%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Development Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) CSS
2 12 (66.67%) .NET
3 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET
3 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET Web API
3 11 (61.11%) WinForms
4 9 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 7 (38.89%) HTML
6 6 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 6 (33.33%) Node.js
6 6 (33.33%) Sass
7 5 (27.78%) .NET Core
7 5 (27.78%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (27.78%) React
8 3 (16.67%) LAMP
9 1 (5.56%) Ionic Framework
9 1 (5.56%) jQuery
9 1 (5.56%) LINQ
9 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (5.56%) Velocity
9 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) EPoS
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 2 (11.11%) Life Science
2 2 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Android
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (44.44%) DevOps
3 7 (38.89%) Deployment Automation
3 7 (38.89%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (38.89%) Project Management
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) Scrum
4 6 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Decision-Making
5 5 (27.78%) Refactoring
5 5 (27.78%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) Sprint Planning
5 5 (27.78%) Technical Leadership
6 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.11%) Coaching
7 2 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (11.11%) Migration
7 2 (11.11%) Open Source
7 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.56%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 12 (66.67%) C#
3 11 (61.11%) VB.NET
4 6 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 6 (33.33%) TypeScript
5 5 (27.78%) SQL
6 3 (16.67%) PHP
7 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
7 2 (11.11%) Python
8 1 (5.56%) Apple Swift
8 1 (5.56%) C++
8 1 (5.56%) Java
8 1 (5.56%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) MCSA
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Ansible
1 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
1 2 (11.11%) Nagios
1 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
1 2 (11.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) New Relic
3 1 (5.56%) Adobe