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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 0 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 2.02% - 9.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.83% - 65.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 48
Average salary £35,000 - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
24 17 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 9.72% 5.69% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 18 16 68
Average salary £42,500 £38,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,450 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Luton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Waterfall
3 9 (45.00%) Test Strategy
3 9 (45.00%) Finance
3 9 (45.00%) Scrum
4 8 (40.00%) Project Management
4 8 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 8 (40.00%) User Experience
4 8 (40.00%) Confluence
4 8 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 8 (40.00%) Marketing
4 8 (40.00%) JIRA
4 8 (40.00%) Atlassian
5 7 (35.00%) Selenium
6 6 (30.00%) IIS
6 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (25.00%) Performance Management
7 5 (25.00%) Liferay
7 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 5 (25.00%) JMeter
7 5 (25.00%) JBoss
7 5 (25.00%) Apache
7 5 (25.00%) Tomcat
8 4 (20.00%) SQL
9 3 (15.00%) ISEB
9 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
9 3 (15.00%) ISTQB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (40.00%) Confluence
2 6 (30.00%) IIS
3 5 (25.00%) Liferay
3 5 (25.00%) JBoss
3 5 (25.00%) Apache
3 5 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) JIRA
2 7 (35.00%) Selenium
3 5 (25.00%) JMeter
4 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.00%) TestNG
5 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 7 (35.00%) Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) QA Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Service Performance Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Software Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
1 1 (5.00%) XML
1 1 (5.00%) XSLT
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) User Experience
2 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Waterfall
3 9 (45.00%) Test Strategy
3 9 (45.00%) Scrum
4 8 (40.00%) Project Management
4 8 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 8 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (25.00%) Performance Management
5 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (15.00%) Test Management
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Quality Management
8 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Information Management
8 1 (5.00%) Agile Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Atlassian
2 3 (15.00%) Lumesse
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) i-GRasp
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