Period
to 18 September 2018

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 6 months to 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 46 57
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 -13
Permanent jobs citing QA 33 53 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.99% 5.14% 4.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.91% 30.11% 50.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16 47 44
Staffordshire median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,625 £58,150 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -6.25%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 138 176 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 16.69% 17.07% 9.39%
Number of salaries quoted 78 121 93
Staffordshire median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.67% +12.78%
10th Percentile £22,500 £20,625 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,250 £58,750 £71,250
West Midlands median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +9.41% +1.19% +5.00%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

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

QA
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

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 6 months to 18 September 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 11 £27,500 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent +4 10 £35,000 -41.67%
Stafford +14 3 £30,000 +7.14% 2
Lichfield -3 3 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Tamworth -1 1 - - 2
QA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 15 (45.45%) Regression Testing
2 13 (39.39%) Finance
3 12 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (33.33%) Games
5 10 (30.30%) Migration
5 10 (30.30%) Management Information System
5 10 (30.30%) Essbase
5 10 (30.30%) Oracle
5 10 (30.30%) PeopleSoft
5 10 (30.30%) Unix
5 10 (30.30%) Client/Server
5 10 (30.30%) ERP
5 10 (30.30%) ETL
5 10 (30.30%) Hyperion
5 10 (30.30%) Informatica
5 10 (30.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (30.30%) Data Centre
5 10 (30.30%) Analytical Thinking
5 10 (30.30%) Data Management
5 10 (30.30%) HFM
6 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
6 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.18%) Legal
7 6 (18.18%) .NET
7 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 5 (15.15%) Performance Management
8 5 (15.15%) Project Planning
8 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Hyperion Planning
8 5 (15.15%) SQL

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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 2 (6.06%) ColdFusion
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 10 (30.30%) HFM
2 5 (15.15%) Hyperion Planning
2 5 (15.15%) SAP CO
2 5 (15.15%) SAP FI
2 5 (15.15%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (15.15%) SAP PM
2 5 (15.15%) SAP R/3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) Essbase
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) JIRA
1 2 (6.06%) Selenium
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.03%) MSI
2 1 (3.03%) WiX
2 1 (3.03%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (39.39%) Finance
2 11 (33.33%) Games
3 6 (18.18%) Legal
4 5 (15.15%) Automotive
4 5 (15.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.03%) Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Support Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Project Manager
2 5 (15.15%) SAP Manager
2 5 (15.15%) SAP Project Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Systems Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Systems Support
2 5 (15.15%) Systems Support Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Tester
3 4 (12.12%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Lead Software Design Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Lead Software Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Software Design Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Software Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Hardware Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Lead Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Product Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) WPF
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (30.30%) Client/Server
2 10 (30.30%) Data Centre
2 10 (30.30%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.06%) User Experience
5 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.03%) EPoS
5 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Regression Testing
2 10 (30.30%) Analytical Thinking
2 10 (30.30%) Data Management
2 10 (30.30%) ERP
2 10 (30.30%) ETL
2 10 (30.30%) Migration
3 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 5 (15.15%) Performance Management
5 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
5 5 (15.15%) Project Planning
5 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (12.12%) SDLC
6 4 (12.12%) TDD
6 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) C#
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) VB
2 3 (9.09%) VB.NET
3 2 (6.06%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
2 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Hyperion
1 10 (30.30%) Informatica
1 10 (30.30%) Oracle
1 10 (30.30%) PeopleSoft
2 5 (15.15%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Google