Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 43 34
Rank change year-on-year +17 -9 +29
Permanent jobs citing QA 38 19 49
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Staffordshire 7.08% 4.21% 6.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.22% 30.65% 49.00%
Number of salaries quoted 25 13 36
10th Percentile £29,400 £34,000 £23,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +31.03%
75th Percentile £43,750 £48,750 £50,000
90th Percentile " " "
West Midlands median annual salary £43,000 £42,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year +2.38% -0.59% -11.05%

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 90 62 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 16.76% 13.75% 13.25%
Number of salaries quoted 69 49 79
10th Percentile £18,750 £18,750 £18,842
25th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £19,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £40,000 £30,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% -26.83%
75th Percentile £43,750 £48,750 £49,375
90th Percentile £44,500 £61,750 £50,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £46,718 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.68% +9.92% -7.50%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Staffordshire

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Salary Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for QA in Staffordshire

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Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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 +8 14 £42,500 -10.53% 4
Stafford +8 13 - -
Burton-upon-Trent - 7 £35,000 -
Tamworth -5 2 £28,750 -
QA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 27 (71.05%) Software Testing
1 27 (71.05%) SDLC
2 14 (36.84%) ITIL Certification
2 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (36.84%) ITIL
2 14 (36.84%) Requirements Analysis
2 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (36.84%) Logistics
2 14 (36.84%) GAP Analysis
2 14 (36.84%) Stakeholder Analysis
2 14 (36.84%) Feasibility Study
2 14 (36.84%) Business Process Analysis
2 14 (36.84%) Telematics
2 14 (36.84%) Business Process Improvement
2 14 (36.84%) Process Improvement
3 13 (34.21%) Management Information System
3 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
4 12 (31.58%) ISEB
4 12 (31.58%) C#
4 12 (31.58%) Marketing
4 12 (31.58%) ISTQB
4 12 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (28.95%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (28.95%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (28.95%) Organisational Skills
5 11 (28.95%) Social Skills
5 11 (28.95%) Influencing Skills
5 11 (28.95%) SpecFlow
5 11 (28.95%) Mobile App
5 11 (28.95%) BDD

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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:

Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Azure
2 2 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
1 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) MSTest
1 11 (28.95%) NUnit
1 11 (28.95%) Selenium
1 11 (28.95%) SpecFlow
2 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.89%) JIRA
3 2 (5.26%) PHPUnit
4 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.63%) TestRail
4 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (31.58%) Marketing
2 11 (28.95%) Influencing Skills
2 11 (28.95%) Organisational Skills
2 11 (28.95%) Social Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Analyst
1 20 (52.63%) Business Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Senior Software Test Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) Senior Test Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) Software Test Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) Test Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Development Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Senior Development Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Senior Software Development Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Software Development Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Software Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Test Development Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Developer
5 3 (7.89%) PHP Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support
7 1 (2.63%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Junior C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.63%) PHP Laravel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Laravel
1 3 (7.89%) Vue.js
2 2 (5.26%) Tailwind CSS
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.63%) React
3 1 (2.63%) React Native
3 1 (2.63%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) Management Information System
2 11 (28.95%) EPoS
2 11 (28.95%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) iPad
3 2 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (71.05%) SDLC
1 27 (71.05%) Software Testing
2 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (36.84%) Business Process Analysis
2 14 (36.84%) Business Process Improvement
2 14 (36.84%) Feasibility Study
2 14 (36.84%) GAP Analysis
2 14 (36.84%) ITIL
2 14 (36.84%) Logistics
2 14 (36.84%) Process Improvement
2 14 (36.84%) Requirements Analysis
2 14 (36.84%) Stakeholder Analysis
2 14 (36.84%) Telematics
3 11 (28.95%) BDD
3 11 (28.95%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (28.95%) Load Testing
3 11 (28.95%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (28.95%) Regression Testing
3 11 (28.95%) TDD
3 11 (28.95%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) C#
2 7 (18.42%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) PHP
4 2 (5.26%) C
5 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) ITIL Certification
2 12 (31.58%) ISEB
2 12 (31.58%) ISTQB
2 12 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (18.42%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.63%) HND
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Apple