Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 52 65
Rank change year-on-year +16 +13 +22
Permanent jobs citing QA 57 57 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.70% 4.34% 3.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.63% 53.27% 31.76%
Number of salaries quoted 53 43 38
Staffordshire median annual salary £36,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.31% - -10.34%
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,000 £23,425
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -6.98%

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 160 107 148
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 16.00% 8.16% 11.69%
Number of salaries quoted 121 88 118
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £20,622 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -5.88%

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 22 July 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 6 months to 22 July 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 +15 14 £36,250 - 2
Stoke-on-Trent +5 14 £60,000 +65.52% 2
Tamworth +8 12 £41,250 +26.92%
Stafford -4 5 £31,500 +65.79%
Cannock - 3 £31,500 -
Leek - 1 - -
QA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 17 (29.82%) ISTQB
2 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.07%) C#
2 16 (28.07%) .NET
2 16 (28.07%) Test Automation
3 15 (26.32%) ASP.NET
3 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 14 (24.56%) HTML
4 14 (24.56%) MVC
4 14 (24.56%) Test Scripting
4 14 (24.56%) HTML5
5 13 (22.81%) jQuery
5 13 (22.81%) Business Analysis
5 13 (22.81%) ISEB
6 12 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
8 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
8 10 (17.54%) SOA
8 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (15.79%) NoSQL
9 9 (15.79%) Functional Programming
9 9 (15.79%) E-Commerce
9 9 (15.79%) N-Tier
9 9 (15.79%) CSS
9 9 (15.79%) JIRA
10 8 (14.04%) Degree
10 8 (14.04%) SQL
10 8 (14.04%) User Stories
10 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy
10 8 (14.04%) Riak

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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 1 (1.75%) MS Project Server
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.75%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.79%) NoSQL
3 8 (14.04%) Riak
4 3 (5.26%) MySQL
5 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.75%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) JIRA
2 7 (12.28%) Selenium
3 6 (10.53%) JMeter
4 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.75%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.75%) FogBugz
5 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (12.28%) Retail
2 2 (3.51%) Electronics
3 1 (1.75%) Automotive
3 1 (1.75%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Analyst
2 15 (26.32%) Test Analyst
2 15 (26.32%) Tester
3 9 (15.79%) Architect
4 8 (14.04%) QA Tester
5 7 (12.28%) Software Analyst
5 7 (12.28%) Software Test Analyst
5 7 (12.28%) Software Tester
6 6 (10.53%) Technical Architect
7 5 (8.77%) Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Project Manager
7 5 (8.77%) QA Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) .NET Developer
8 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.02%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (7.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.02%) C# Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Technical Architect
8 4 (7.02%) Manual Test Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.07%) .NET
2 15 (26.32%) ASP.NET
3 14 (24.56%) HTML
3 14 (24.56%) HTML5
4 13 (22.81%) jQuery
5 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (15.79%) CSS
7 5 (8.77%) .NET Framework
7 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (7.02%) AngularJS
8 4 (7.02%) Classic ASP
8 4 (7.02%) Entity Framework
8 4 (7.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (5.26%) SOAP
9 3 (5.26%) Web Services
10 2 (3.51%) Velocity
10 2 (3.51%) WPF
11 1 (1.75%) Kafka
11 1 (1.75%) Laravel
11 1 (1.75%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) N-Tier
2 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) Blog
3 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) EPoS
5 1 (1.75%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (28.07%) Test Automation
2 14 (24.56%) MVC
2 14 (24.56%) Test Scripting
3 13 (22.81%) Business Analysis
4 12 (21.05%) Software Testing
5 10 (17.54%) SOA
6 9 (15.79%) E-Commerce
6 9 (15.79%) Functional Programming
7 8 (14.04%) Manual Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy
7 8 (14.04%) User Stories
8 7 (12.28%) Open Source
9 6 (10.53%) Performance Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Web Development
10 5 (8.77%) Data Analysis
10 5 (8.77%) Microservices
10 5 (8.77%) Regression Testing
10 5 (8.77%) TOGAF
10 5 (8.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) C#
2 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.04%) SQL
4 4 (7.02%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.51%) Erlang
5 2 (3.51%) Java
5 2 (3.51%) PHP
5 2 (3.51%) VB
6 1 (1.75%) C++
6 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (29.82%) ISTQB
2 13 (22.81%) ISEB
3 8 (14.04%) Degree
4 4 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Docker
1 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle
3 1 (1.75%) SAP
3 1 (1.75%) VMware
3 1 (1.75%) Zend
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