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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - 19 15
Permanent jobs citing QA 0 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dunstable - 3.23% 4.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 10.53% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 2
Average salary - £36,250 £27,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.02%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
44 19 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dunstable 40.00% 30.65% 37.78%
Number of salaries quoted 34 14 16
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,450 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,000 £67,500
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 22 Related IT Skills in Dunstable

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 3 (100.00%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) MS Project
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (66.67%) PMP
2 2 (66.67%) PMI Certification
2 2 (66.67%) BPR
2 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Business Process Mapping
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Server Patching
3 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance

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Top Related IT Skills in Dunstable by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Project
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Head of IT
1 2 (66.67%) Head of Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Head of Managed Services
2 1 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Project Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Business Process Mapping
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) BPR
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Server Patching
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (66.67%) PMP
1 2 (66.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft