The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Luton region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 35 39
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 30 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 6.19% 3.19% 4.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 15.28% 47.06%
Number of salaries quoted 23 11 13
Average salary £47,500 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.33% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,800 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £60,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
70 72 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 14.43% 20.87% 9.47%
Number of salaries quoted 51 60 31
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,600 £25,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £73,900 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Bedfordshire

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

QA
Salary Trend in Luton

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

QA Salary Trend in Luton

QA
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Luton region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Luton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 20 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 16 (35.56%) .NET
2 16 (35.56%) C#
2 16 (35.56%) Windows
3 12 (26.67%) Service Delivery
3 12 (26.67%) Scrum
3 12 (26.67%) Software Testing
3 12 (26.67%) Selenium
4 10 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 9 (20.00%) MVC
5 9 (20.00%) Test Management
6 8 (17.78%) Marketing
6 8 (17.78%) Project Management
6 8 (17.78%) ITIL
7 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
7 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET
7 7 (15.56%) C++
7 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
7 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (15.56%) BDD
8 6 (13.33%) Agile Testing
8 6 (13.33%) TDD
8 6 (13.33%) Automated Testing
8 6 (13.33%) ISEB
8 6 (13.33%) CMMI
8 6 (13.33%) Change Management
8 6 (13.33%) Risk Management
9 5 (11.11%) JMeter

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.11%) CMS
2 2 (4.44%) Liferay
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (4.44%) Apache
2 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.44%) IIS
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Selenium
2 10 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 5 (11.11%) JMeter
3 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 4 (8.89%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.44%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.22%) JUnit
6 1 (2.22%) NUnit
6 1 (2.22%) TestNG
6 1 (2.22%) RSpec
6 1 (2.22%) MSTest
General
1 8 (17.78%) Marketing
2 4 (8.89%) Retail
3 3 (6.67%) Finance
4 1 (2.22%) Automotive
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) QA Leader
3 5 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 5 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Configuration Manager
3 5 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Service Performance Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) QA Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Developer
5 3 (6.67%) QA Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) ScrumMaster
5 3 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Head of Development
6 2 (4.44%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (35.56%) .NET
2 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (8.89%) jQuery
5 2 (4.44%) WCF
5 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.44%) Web Services
6 1 (2.22%) XML
6 1 (2.22%) JSP
6 1 (2.22%) JSTL
6 1 (2.22%) WPF
6 1 (2.22%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.22%) EPoS
4 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Apple iOS
2 4 (8.89%) Android
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Service Delivery
1 12 (26.67%) Scrum
1 12 (26.67%) Software Testing
2 10 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.00%) MVC
3 9 (20.00%) Test Management
4 8 (17.78%) Project Management
4 8 (17.78%) ITIL
5 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
5 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (15.56%) BDD
6 6 (13.33%) Agile Testing
6 6 (13.33%) TDD
6 6 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 6 (13.33%) CMMI
6 6 (13.33%) Change Management
6 6 (13.33%) Risk Management
7 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 5 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) C#
2 7 (15.56%) C++
3 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.67%) SQL
4 3 (6.67%) Java
5 2 (4.44%) C
5 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.44%) VBA
6 1 (2.22%) XAML
6 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.22%) VB
6 1 (2.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) ISEB
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.44%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) JBoss
4 1 (2.22%) TOWER Software
4 1 (2.22%) hybris