The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 34 37
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 25 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 4.26% 5.42% 3.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.36% 37.88% 16.18%
Number of salaries quoted 13 18 11
Average salary £39,000 £47,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.89% +58.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,600 £38,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £73,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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 Luton region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
44 66 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 11.70% 14.32% 20.30%
Number of salaries quoted 37 47 58
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £37,000 £24,787
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 4 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Luton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) SQL
3 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
4 14 (41.18%) .NET
5 11 (32.35%) SDLC
6 10 (29.41%) ASP.NET
7 9 (26.47%) CSS
7 9 (26.47%) C#
7 9 (26.47%) HTML
8 8 (23.53%) UML
8 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
8 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (20.59%) Finance
9 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
9 7 (20.59%) Project Management
9 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
10 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (17.65%) User Stories
11 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
11 5 (14.71%) ISEB
11 5 (14.71%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
11 5 (14.71%) MS Office
11 5 (14.71%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (11.76%) Marketing
12 4 (11.76%) Requirements Management
12 4 (11.76%) Migration
12 4 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
12 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
12 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 4 (11.76%) SAS
2 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.71%) MS Office
3 4 (11.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (11.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
1 4 (11.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) QA Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) QA Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Data Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Data Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Lead Architect
5 3 (8.82%) SAP Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Software Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Quality Manager
6 2 (5.88%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (41.18%) .NET
2 10 (29.41%) ASP.NET
3 9 (26.47%) CSS
3 9 (26.47%) HTML
4 4 (11.76%) HTML5
4 4 (11.76%) CSS3
5 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) SDLC
3 8 (23.53%) UML
3 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (20.59%) Project Management
4 7 (20.59%) Waterfall
5 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (17.65%) User Stories
6 5 (14.71%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (11.76%) Migration
7 4 (11.76%) Requirements Management
7 4 (11.76%) Use Case
7 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Scrum
7 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
7 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 4 (11.76%) Data Modelling
7 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) SQL
2 9 (26.47%) C#
3 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.76%) VB
4 4 (11.76%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
2 5 (14.71%) ISEB
3 3 (8.82%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
1 5 (14.71%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (11.76%) Minitab
2 4 (11.76%) Teradata
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) Atlassian