Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 51 35
Rank change year-on-year +22 -16 +41
Permanent jobs citing QA 78 57 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 6.78% 4.80% 6.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.21% 51.82% 46.11%
Number of salaries quoted 67 44 68
Staffordshire median annual salary £33,000 £41,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +26.92% -7.14%
10th Percentile £22,750 £29,350 £22,875
90th Percentile £72,750 £71,250 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +3.23%

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 194 110 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 16.85% 9.26% 14.33%
Number of salaries quoted 138 83 134
Staffordshire median annual salary £36,500 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.75% +17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,550 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,875 £67,500 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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

QA
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 16 December 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Staffordshire

QA
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 16 December 2017. 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
Lichfield +19 19 £35,000 -33.33%
Stafford +5 18 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Stoke-on-Trent +7 17 £25,500 -52.56%
Burton-upon-Trent +3 3 £45,000 +2.27% 1
Tamworth -5 2 £35,000 -2.78% 1
QA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 28 (35.90%) SQL
1 28 (35.90%) Degree
2 26 (33.33%) C#
2 26 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 25 (32.05%) .NET
3 25 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (30.77%) Software Testing
5 21 (26.92%) ASP.NET
5 21 (26.92%) Regression Testing
6 18 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 18 (23.08%) SDLC
7 16 (20.51%) SQL Server
8 15 (19.23%) SAP
8 15 (19.23%) HTML
8 15 (19.23%) MVC
8 15 (19.23%) Business Analysis
8 15 (19.23%) .NET Framework
8 15 (19.23%) Translating Business Requirements
8 15 (19.23%) HTML5
8 15 (19.23%) Entity Framework
9 14 (17.95%) AngularJS
9 14 (17.95%) Line Management
9 14 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (17.95%) Web Development
9 14 (17.95%) Oracle
10 13 (16.67%) ISEB
10 13 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 13 (16.67%) jQuery
10 13 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (15.38%) Process Improvement

QA
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 1 (1.28%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Simulink
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) SAP R/3
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.13%) SAP BW
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) JIRA
2 3 (3.85%) Selenium
3 2 (2.56%) TestRail
4 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.28%) YouTrack
General
1 11 (14.10%) Electronics
2 6 (7.69%) Retail
3 4 (5.13%) Finance
4 2 (2.56%) Billing
5 1 (1.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (20.51%) Software Engineer
2 15 (19.23%) C# Developer
2 15 (19.23%) Developer
2 15 (19.23%) SAP Manager
2 15 (19.23%) Tester
3 13 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 13 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 13 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 13 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (12.82%) Software Tester
5 7 (8.97%) Analyst
5 7 (8.97%) Graduate
5 7 (8.97%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) SAP Support
5 7 (8.97%) SAP Support Manager
5 7 (8.97%) Support Manager
5 7 (8.97%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) MATLAB Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.13%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (32.05%) .NET
2 21 (26.92%) ASP.NET
3 15 (19.23%) .NET Framework
3 15 (19.23%) Entity Framework
3 15 (19.23%) HTML
3 15 (19.23%) HTML5
4 14 (17.95%) AngularJS
5 13 (16.67%) jQuery
5 13 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 10 (12.82%) Classic ASP
7 8 (10.26%) Middleware
8 3 (3.85%) WPF
9 2 (2.56%) XML
10 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.28%) React
10 1 (1.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 8 (10.26%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.56%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 25 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 21 (26.92%) Regression Testing
5 18 (23.08%) SDLC
5 18 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 15 (19.23%) Business Analysis
6 15 (19.23%) MVC
6 15 (19.23%) Translating Business Requirements
7 14 (17.95%) Line Management
7 14 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (17.95%) Web Development
8 13 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 12 (15.38%) Process Improvement
10 11 (14.10%) Black-Box Testing
10 11 (14.10%) CRM
10 11 (14.10%) TDD
10 11 (14.10%) Test Planning
11 10 (12.82%) Scrum
12 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.90%) SQL
2 26 (33.33%) C#
3 12 (15.38%) PL/SQL
4 8 (10.26%) MATLAB
5 7 (8.97%) C++
6 4 (5.13%) ABAP
6 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.28%) Java
7 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (35.90%) Degree
2 13 (16.67%) ISEB
3 12 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (14.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (10.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) IEC 61508
1 8 (10.26%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 15 (19.23%) SAP
2 14 (17.95%) Oracle
3 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.28%) Google