Period
to 18 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 28 45
Rank change year-on-year -30 +17 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 71 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.40% 6.65% 5.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 41.76% 51.24%
Number of salaries quoted 12 54 43
Staffordshire median annual salary £25,000 £35,250 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.08% -19.89% +35.38%
10th Percentile £19,750 £23,125 £30,750
90th Percentile £43,750 £75,000 £71,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%

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 90 170 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 14.38% 15.92% 11.12%
Number of salaries quoted 72 122 81
Staffordshire median annual salary £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £18,850 £21,000 £20,100
90th Percentile £58,575 £63,750 £71,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% -

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 18 February 2019.

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 18 February 2019. 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
Stafford +8 4 £25,000 -41.18%
Stoke-on-Trent -14 4 £42,500 +66.67% 3
Burton-upon-Trent +1 3 £21,500 -52.22% 2
Lichfield -8 2 £38,500 -3.75%
Tamworth +9 1 £38,000 +25.62% 2
QA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 10 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (26.67%) SDLC
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
6 2 (13.33%) Feasibility Study
6 2 (13.33%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (13.33%) Business Process Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Business Process Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Telematics
6 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) Windows
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) ISEB
6 2 (13.33%) Logistics
6 2 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) JIRA
6 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
6 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) Bugzilla

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 (6.67%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP CO
1 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
1 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (6.67%) SAP PM
1 1 (6.67%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Bugzilla
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) InstallShield
2 1 (6.67%) MSI
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (6.67%) WiX
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Games
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) QA Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Quality Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Packager
4 1 (6.67%) Author
4 1 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Author
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (26.67%) SDLC
5 3 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (13.33%) Business Process Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Business Process Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Feasibility Study
6 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) Logistics
6 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
6 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Telematics
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) HND
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Remedy
2 1 (6.67%) SAP