The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 61 68
Rank change year-on-year +27 +7  
Permanent jobs citing QA 26 12 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 6.07% 1.92% 1.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 37.50% 13.85%
Number of salaries quoted 18 9 9
Median salary £35,750 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £19,000 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £37,000 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - -3.61%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 65 32 65
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 15.19% 5.12% 10.50%
Number of salaries quoted 44 27 52
Median salary £31,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +28.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

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Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for QA in Staffordshire

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Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Staffordshire over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Staffordshire

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Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
Stoke-on-Trent +16 9 £67,500 +50.00% 1
Tamworth +8 6 £37,750 +7.85% 1
Stafford -1 4 £31,500 +65.78% 1
Cannock - 2 £31,500 -
Lichfield +12 1 £35,000 -
QA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 24 (36.36%) C#
2 23 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (31.82%) .NET
3 21 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 18 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 18 (27.27%) NoSQL
5 17 (25.76%) Test Scripting
5 17 (25.76%) N-Tier
5 17 (25.76%) SOA
6 16 (24.24%) HTML
6 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
7 15 (22.73%) CSS
7 15 (22.73%) HTML5
7 15 (22.73%) Functional Programming
8 14 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (21.21%) jQuery
8 14 (21.21%) ASP.NET
8 14 (21.21%) MVC
9 12 (18.18%) ISTQB
9 12 (18.18%) ISEB
10 11 (16.67%) SQL
10 11 (16.67%) VB
10 11 (16.67%) Riak
11 10 (15.15%) Degree
11 10 (15.15%) PRINCE2
11 10 (15.15%) Software Testing
12 9 (13.64%) Java
12 9 (13.64%) Open Source
12 9 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 9 (13.64%) Enterprise Software

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 6 (9.09%) FormScape
2 1 (1.52%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (4.55%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.27%) NoSQL
2 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
3 11 (16.67%) Riak
4 8 (12.12%) RDBMS
4 8 (12.12%) Relational Database
5 6 (9.09%) MySQL
5 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (6.06%) Neo4j
7 3 (4.55%) DTS
8 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.03%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) JIRA
2 5 (7.58%) JMeter
2 5 (7.58%) Selenium
3 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.52%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.52%) FogBugz
4 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
1 7 (10.61%) Retail
2 3 (4.55%) Automotive
2 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.52%) Law
3 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Architect
1 17 (25.76%) Tester
2 10 (15.15%) Software Tester
3 9 (13.64%) Analyst
4 8 (12.12%) Team Leader
4 8 (12.12%) Test Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) .NET Architect
5 7 (10.61%) Project Manager
5 7 (10.61%) QA Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) QA Tester
5 7 (10.61%) Software Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Software Test Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Technical Architect
6 5 (7.58%) Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Software Architect
7 4 (6.06%) .NET Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.06%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Leader
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (31.82%) .NET
2 16 (24.24%) HTML
3 15 (22.73%) CSS
3 15 (22.73%) HTML5
4 14 (21.21%) ASP.NET
4 14 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (21.21%) jQuery
5 9 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 8 (12.12%) SOAP
6 8 (12.12%) Velocity
7 5 (7.58%) .NET Framework
7 5 (7.58%) Web Services
8 4 (6.06%) .NET Core
8 4 (6.06%) Ajax
8 4 (6.06%) Kafka
8 4 (6.06%) WinForms
8 4 (6.06%) WPF
8 4 (6.06%) XHTML
9 3 (4.55%) EDI
10 2 (3.03%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) N-Tier
2 9 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (12.12%) Computer Science
4 6 (9.09%) Blog
5 4 (6.06%) Replication
6 3 (4.55%) Client/Server
6 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
7 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.52%) EPoS
8 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.76%) SOA
2 17 (25.76%) Test Scripting
3 15 (22.73%) Functional Programming
4 14 (21.21%) MVC
5 10 (15.15%) PRINCE2
5 10 (15.15%) Software Testing
6 9 (13.64%) Open Source
7 8 (12.12%) High Availability
7 8 (12.12%) Inversion of Control
7 8 (12.12%) OOP
7 8 (12.12%) Regression Testing
7 8 (12.12%) Service Design
7 8 (12.12%) Unit Testing
8 7 (10.61%) Automation Testing
8 7 (10.61%) People Management
8 7 (10.61%) User Stories
8 7 (10.61%) Web Development
9 6 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 6 (9.09%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.36%) C#
2 18 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 11 (16.67%) SQL
3 11 (16.67%) VB
4 9 (13.64%) Java
5 8 (12.12%) Erlang
6 6 (9.09%) VBA
6 6 (9.09%) VBScript
7 4 (6.06%) PHP
7 4 (6.06%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) ISEB
1 12 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 10 (15.15%) Degree
3 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Docker
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.09%) JD Edwards
3 3 (4.55%) CODA
3 3 (4.55%) IFS
3 3 (4.55%) SAP
4 2 (3.03%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.52%) VMware
5 1 (1.52%) Zend
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Additional Benefits!
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + other benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £22,000 - £24,000 DOE
Posted: 2 days ago