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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 32 24
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8  
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 21 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 1.66% 6.80% 7.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.38% 60.00% 65.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3 15 11
Median salary £67,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +107.69% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 32 35 23
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 17.68% 11.33% 11.86%
Number of salaries quoted 23 29 19
Median salary £61,250 £45,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.11% +50.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,082 £32,500 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Stoke-on-Trent

QA
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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 11 (73.33%) .NET
1 11 (73.33%) SOA
2 9 (60.00%) MVC
2 9 (60.00%) C#
2 9 (60.00%) HTML
2 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (60.00%) HTML5
2 9 (60.00%) NoSQL
2 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 9 (60.00%) N-Tier
2 9 (60.00%) Functional Programming
3 8 (53.33%) jQuery
3 8 (53.33%) CSS
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) Riak
5 6 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 5 (33.33%) Open Source
7 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 4 (26.67%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (26.67%) High Availability
7 4 (26.67%) Erlang
7 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Degree
7 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
7 4 (26.67%) Velocity
7 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (26.67%) OOP

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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:

Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) SAP R/3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) NoSQL
2 7 (46.67%) Riak
3 4 (26.67%) RDBMS
3 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (13.33%) Neo4j
General
1 3 (20.00%) Automotive
1 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Architect
3 3 (20.00%) .NET Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Technical Architect
3 3 (20.00%) SAP Manager
3 3 (20.00%) SAP Project Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Software Architect
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Solutions Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Database Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Designer
4 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Architect
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Software Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) .NET
2 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 9 (60.00%) HTML
2 9 (60.00%) HTML5
3 8 (53.33%) CSS
3 8 (53.33%) jQuery
4 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (26.67%) SOAP
5 4 (26.67%) Velocity
6 3 (20.00%) WPF
7 2 (13.33%) .NET Core
7 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
7 2 (13.33%) Ajax
7 2 (13.33%) Kafka
7 2 (13.33%) WinForms
7 2 (13.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) N-Tier
2 6 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (20.00%) Blog
5 2 (13.33%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) SOA
2 9 (60.00%) Functional Programming
2 9 (60.00%) MVC
3 5 (33.33%) Open Source
4 4 (26.67%) High Availability
4 4 (26.67%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (26.67%) Microservices
4 4 (26.67%) OOP
4 4 (26.67%) Service Design
4 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
4 4 (26.67%) Unit Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Change Control
5 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 3 (20.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) C#
1 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (26.67%) Erlang
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) TypeScript
3 2 (13.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) SAP
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