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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 38 34
Rank change year-on-year +14 -4  
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 8.00% 1.52% 3.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 75.00% 15.00% 24.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 6
Median salary £67,500 £38,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +74.19% +19.23%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 16 20 25
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 10.67% 10.15% 13.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9 19 24
Median salary £35,000 £47,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.31% +72.72%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,950 £42,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,750 £39,800 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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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

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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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Stoke-on-Trent

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 16 (69.57%) .NET
1 16 (69.57%) SOA
2 15 (65.22%) N-Tier
2 15 (65.22%) NoSQL
3 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 12 (52.17%) HTML5
3 12 (52.17%) MVC
3 12 (52.17%) C#
3 12 (52.17%) HTML
3 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
3 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
3 12 (52.17%) CSS
3 12 (52.17%) jQuery
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
4 11 (47.83%) Functional Programming
5 9 (39.13%) Relational Database
5 9 (39.13%) Service Design
5 9 (39.13%) High Availability
5 9 (39.13%) RDBMS
5 9 (39.13%) SOAP
5 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
5 9 (39.13%) OOP
5 9 (39.13%) Unit Testing
6 8 (34.78%) Computer Science
6 8 (34.78%) Velocity
6 8 (34.78%) Degree
6 8 (34.78%) Java
6 8 (34.78%) Erlang
6 8 (34.78%) Inversion of Control
6 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms

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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:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) SAP R/3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (65.22%) NoSQL
2 9 (39.13%) RDBMS
2 9 (39.13%) Relational Database
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
3 7 (30.43%) Riak
4 4 (17.39%) Neo4j
General
1 3 (13.04%) Automotive
1 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Architect
2 7 (30.43%) .NET Architect
3 6 (26.09%) Project Manager
3 6 (26.09%) Software Architect
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Architect
5 4 (17.39%) .NET Solutions Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Database Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Technical Architect
6 3 (13.04%) Lead Project Manager
6 3 (13.04%) SAP Manager
6 3 (13.04%) SAP Project Manager
7 2 (8.70%) .NET Technical Architect
7 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Technical Architect
7 2 (8.70%) Project Leader
8 1 (4.35%) Applications Architect
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Test Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) .NET
2 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET
2 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET MVC
2 12 (52.17%) CSS
2 12 (52.17%) HTML
2 12 (52.17%) HTML5
2 12 (52.17%) jQuery
3 9 (39.13%) SOAP
4 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 8 (34.78%) Velocity
5 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
5 5 (21.74%) Ajax
5 5 (21.74%) WinForms
5 5 (21.74%) XHTML
6 4 (17.39%) .NET Core
6 4 (17.39%) Kafka
6 4 (17.39%) WPF
7 3 (13.04%) CSS3
8 1 (4.35%) XML
8 1 (4.35%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (65.22%) N-Tier
2 8 (34.78%) Computer Science
2 8 (34.78%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (17.39%) Replication
4 3 (13.04%) Blog
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) SOA
2 12 (52.17%) MVC
3 11 (47.83%) Functional Programming
4 9 (39.13%) High Availability
4 9 (39.13%) OOP
4 9 (39.13%) Service Design
4 9 (39.13%) Unit Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Inversion of Control
6 7 (30.43%) Open Source
7 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
7 6 (26.09%) Web Development
8 5 (21.74%) People Management
8 5 (21.74%) Software Architecture
9 4 (17.39%) Coaching
9 4 (17.39%) Data Architecture
9 4 (17.39%) IT Strategy
9 4 (17.39%) Process Improvement
9 4 (17.39%) Project Management
9 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) C#
1 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
2 8 (34.78%) Erlang
2 8 (34.78%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) TypeScript
3 5 (21.74%) VB
4 4 (17.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) SAP
2 3 (13.04%) TOWER Software
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