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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 11 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 3.30% 2.78% 7.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.89% 19.64% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 28
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £36,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £46,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
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
45 56 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 11.42% 14.18% 10.80%
Number of salaries quoted 32 44 36
Average salary £40,750 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,150 £34,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Luton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (29.41%) ISEB
3 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
4 4 (23.53%) Scrum
4 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) .NET
4 4 (23.53%) C#
4 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
4 4 (23.53%) Test Management
4 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (17.65%) CSS
5 3 (17.65%) HTML
5 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 3 (17.65%) Selenium
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) JMeter
6 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
6 2 (11.76%) IIS
6 2 (11.76%) MS Office
6 2 (11.76%) JBoss
6 2 (11.76%) Apache
6 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
6 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
6 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery

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Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 2 (11.76%) IIS
1 2 (11.76%) JBoss
1 2 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.76%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) SaaS
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) QA Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) QA Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Head of Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Product Owner
6 1 (5.88%) Service Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) SOAP
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Scrum
2 4 (23.53%) Test Management
2 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Testing
4 2 (11.76%) User Stories
4 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.88%) MVC
5 1 (5.88%) Workflow
5 1 (5.88%) Validation
5 1 (5.88%) DMAIC
5 1 (5.88%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISEB
1 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) Lumesse
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