The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dunstable region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 15 17 25
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dunstable 4.69% 3.28% 1.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 40.00% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 2
Average salary £37,500 £53,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.24% +89.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £53,000 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £53,000 £28,800
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+7.79% -
QA
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Dunstable region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Dunstable
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
21 5 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dunstable 32.81% 8.20% 24.30%
Number of salaries quoted 17 4 20
Average salary £42,500 £48,288 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.98% +60.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £39,323 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £36,834 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Dunstable

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Dunstable region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Dunstable

QA
Salary Trend in Dunstable

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Dunstable region.

QA Salary Trend in Dunstable

QA
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Dunstable

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Dunstable region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) SaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Process Management
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB

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Top Related IT Skills in Dunstable by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Dunstable region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Product Owner
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Process Management
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle