Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 43 59
Rank change year-on-year -12 +16 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 32 54 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.50% 5.52% 4.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.86% 35.53% 51.85%
Number of salaries quoted 18 49 42
Staffordshire median annual salary £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,450 £22,750
90th Percentile £61,625 £71,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,947 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +14.87% +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 140 152 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 15.33% 15.54% 8.15%
Number of salaries quoted 73 114 89
Staffordshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,622 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £66,750 £71,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,947 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% +3.66% +2.50%

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

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Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 16 July 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 16 July 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
Stoke-on-Trent -1 12 £37,500 -41.18% 4
Burton-upon-Trent - 12 £47,500 - 1
Stafford +12 3 £37,500 +19.05% 2
Lichfield 0 2 £41,250 +6.45%
QA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 (46.88%) Regression Testing
2 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 13 (40.63%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
3 11 (34.38%) Migration
3 11 (34.38%) Games
3 11 (34.38%) Oracle
4 10 (31.25%) PeopleSoft
4 10 (31.25%) Unix
4 10 (31.25%) Client/Server
4 10 (31.25%) ERP
4 10 (31.25%) ETL
4 10 (31.25%) Hyperion
4 10 (31.25%) Informatica
4 10 (31.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (31.25%) Essbase
4 10 (31.25%) Management Information System
4 10 (31.25%) Data Management
4 10 (31.25%) HFM
4 10 (31.25%) Analytical Thinking
5 8 (25.00%) .NET
6 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 6 (18.75%) C#
7 6 (18.75%) Legal
8 5 (15.63%) SQL
8 5 (15.63%) Hyperion Planning
8 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Performance Management

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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 3 (9.38%) ColdFusion
Business Applications
1 10 (31.25%) HFM
2 5 (15.63%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (6.25%) SAP CO
3 2 (6.25%) SAP FI
3 2 (6.25%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (6.25%) SAP PM
3 2 (6.25%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) Essbase
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.25%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.13%) Riak
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Selenium
2 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.13%) InstallShield
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) MSI
3 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.13%) WiX
General
1 13 (40.63%) Finance
2 11 (34.38%) Games
3 6 (18.75%) Legal
4 2 (6.25%) Automotive
4 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Support Manager
2 5 (15.63%) Systems Manager
2 5 (15.63%) Systems Support
2 5 (15.63%) Systems Support Manager
2 5 (15.63%) Tester
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Lead Software Design Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Lead Software Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Software Design Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) SAP Manager
5 2 (6.25%) SAP Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Application Development Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Business Analysis Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) WPF
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
3 10 (31.25%) Client/Server
3 10 (31.25%) Management Information System
4 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (6.25%) User Experience
6 1 (3.13%) Clustering
6 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
6 1 (3.13%) EPoS
6 1 (3.13%) Replication
6 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Unix
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Regression Testing
2 11 (34.38%) Migration
3 10 (31.25%) Analytical Thinking
3 10 (31.25%) Data Management
3 10 (31.25%) ERP
3 10 (31.25%) ETL
4 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 5 (15.63%) Performance Management
6 5 (15.63%) SDLC
6 5 (15.63%) Software Testing
6 5 (15.63%) TDD
6 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
8 3 (9.38%) Process Improvement
8 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
9 2 (6.25%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) C#
2 5 (15.63%) SQL
3 4 (12.50%) VB
3 4 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 3 (9.38%) Java
4 3 (9.38%) PHP
5 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
1 2 (6.25%) ISEB
1 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Oracle
2 10 (31.25%) Hyperion
2 10 (31.25%) Informatica
2 10 (31.25%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) Google