Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Staffordshire > Stoke-on-Trent
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 47 19
Rank change year-on-year +11 -28 +31
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 28 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 4.30% 5.16% 11.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.99% 70.00% 77.59%
Number of salaries quoted 16 21 37
Stoke-on-Trent median annual salary £25,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.25% +23.08% -4.41%
10th Percentile £23,375 £31,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £45,375 £71,250 £57,500
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -7.14%

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 Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 81 40 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 20.51% 7.37% 14.32%
Number of salaries quoted 39 33 47
Stoke-on-Trent median annual salary £27,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.25% +23.08% -
10th Percentile £22,324 £25,000 £21,200
90th Percentile £63,750 £71,250 £57,500
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.65% -2.86%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Stoke-on-Trent

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Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Stoke-on-Trent.

Salary trend for QA in Stoke-on-Trent

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Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Stoke-on-Trent over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for QA.

1 15 (88.24%) Degree
1 15 (88.24%) SDLC
2 13 (76.47%) Software Testing
3 11 (64.71%) Computer Science
3 11 (64.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (52.94%) Test Planning
4 9 (52.94%) Black-Box Testing
4 9 (52.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (52.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (52.94%) Test Automation
4 9 (52.94%) Regression Testing
4 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
5 8 (47.06%) SQL
5 8 (47.06%) .NET
5 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
5 8 (47.06%) C#
6 7 (41.18%) ISEB
6 7 (41.18%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
6 7 (41.18%) Test Strategy
6 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (35.29%) Performance Analysis
7 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
7 6 (35.29%) Mathematics
7 6 (35.29%) Physics
7 6 (35.29%) C++
8 3 (17.65%) Windows
8 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 3 (17.65%) Electronics

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (17.65%) Electronics
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Tester
2 6 (35.29%) Graduate
2 6 (35.29%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Software Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Software Tester
3 3 (17.65%) QA Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Manual Tester
5 1 (5.88%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (5.88%) QA Manual Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Software Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Software Designer
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
1 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) HTML5
2 2 (11.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) SDLC
2 13 (76.47%) Software Testing
3 9 (52.94%) Black-Box Testing
3 9 (52.94%) Regression Testing
3 9 (52.94%) Test Automation
3 9 (52.94%) Test Planning
3 9 (52.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
4 7 (41.18%) Test Strategy
5 6 (35.29%) Mathematics
5 6 (35.29%) Performance Analysis
5 6 (35.29%) Physics
5 6 (35.29%) Software Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
6 3 (17.65%) Line Management
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.76%) MVC
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) C#
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) C++
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) Degree
2 11 (64.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (41.18%) ISEB
3 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft