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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 11 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 6.68% 3.10% 6.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.46% 20.00% 52.83%
Number of salaries quoted 18 11 23
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,550 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,750 £60,000 £70,800
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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 Luton region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
89 55 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 21.24% 15.49% 12.13%
Number of salaries quoted 66 47 48
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 15 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Luton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 32 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.73%) Waterfall
3 17 (34.69%) Scrum
3 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
4 16 (32.65%) Marketing
5 15 (30.61%) .NET
5 15 (30.61%) Project Management
6 14 (28.57%) Service Delivery
6 14 (28.57%) Selenium
7 12 (24.49%) Windows
8 11 (22.45%) C#
8 11 (22.45%) Finance
9 10 (20.41%) Visual Studio
10 9 (18.37%) MVC
10 9 (18.37%) Software Testing
10 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
10 9 (18.37%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (18.37%) User Experience
11 8 (16.33%) Confluence
11 8 (16.33%) Atlassian
11 8 (16.33%) Requirements Analysis
11 8 (16.33%) JIRA
11 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
11 8 (16.33%) PRINCE2
12 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET
12 7 (14.29%) JMeter
12 7 (14.29%) Test Management
13 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
13 6 (12.24%) ISEB
13 6 (12.24%) ITIL

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Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 8 (16.33%) Confluence
2 4 (8.16%) Liferay
2 4 (8.16%) IIS
2 4 (8.16%) Apache
2 4 (8.16%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.08%) CMS
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (28.57%) Selenium
2 10 (20.41%) Visual Studio
3 8 (16.33%) JIRA
4 7 (14.29%) JMeter
5 6 (12.24%) WebDriver
6 4 (8.16%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (4.08%) TestNG
7 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.04%) RSpec
8 1 (2.04%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.04%) NUnit
8 1 (2.04%) JUnit
8 1 (2.04%) MSTest
8 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (32.65%) Marketing
2 11 (22.45%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Automotive
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Analyst
2 8 (16.33%) Project Manager
3 7 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) QA Leader
4 6 (12.24%) Service Performance Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Service Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) QA Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Test Manager
6 4 (8.16%) QA Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Configuration Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (4.08%) Head of Development
8 2 (4.08%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.08%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.61%) .NET
2 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (8.16%) jQuery
5 2 (4.08%) Web Services
5 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.08%) WCF
6 1 (2.04%) WPF
6 1 (2.04%) Silverlight
6 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) User Experience
2 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) EPoS
5 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Linux
2 4 (8.16%) Android
2 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.73%) Waterfall
3 17 (34.69%) Scrum
4 15 (30.61%) Project Management
5 14 (28.57%) Service Delivery
6 9 (18.37%) MVC
6 9 (18.37%) Software Testing
6 9 (18.37%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
7 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
7 8 (16.33%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (16.33%) PRINCE2
8 7 (14.29%) Test Management
9 6 (12.24%) ITIL
9 6 (12.24%) BDD
9 6 (12.24%) People Management
10 5 (10.20%) Agile Testing
10 5 (10.20%) CMMI
10 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) C#
2 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.12%) C++
3 3 (6.12%) Java
4 2 (4.08%) C
4 2 (4.08%) SQL
4 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.08%) VBA
5 1 (2.04%) XAML
5 1 (2.04%) VB6
5 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) ISEB
2 3 (6.12%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.04%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Atlassian
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.16%) JBoss
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) TOWER Software
5 1 (2.04%) Lumesse
Luton
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago