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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 38 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 13 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 4.36% 3.79% 8.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 31.71% 63.64%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 32
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £27,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,900 £50,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +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
75 41 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 21.80% 11.95% 13.19%
Number of salaries quoted 59 40 52
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% -9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 21 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Luton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 16 (35.56%) Scrum
3 16 (35.56%) Marketing
3 16 (35.56%) SQL Server
4 14 (31.11%) Project Management
4 14 (31.11%) Service Delivery
5 13 (28.89%) .NET
5 13 (28.89%) Selenium
6 11 (24.44%) Finance
7 10 (22.22%) Visual Studio
7 10 (22.22%) Windows
8 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 9 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 9 (20.00%) User Experience
9 8 (17.78%) Confluence
9 8 (17.78%) JIRA
9 8 (17.78%) Atlassian
9 8 (17.78%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
9 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
9 8 (17.78%) C#
9 8 (17.78%) JMeter
10 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
10 7 (15.56%) MVC
10 7 (15.56%) Test Management
10 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (13.33%) People Management
11 6 (13.33%) Problem Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (17.78%) Confluence
2 6 (13.33%) IIS
3 5 (11.11%) JBoss
3 5 (11.11%) Apache
3 5 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 5 (11.11%) Liferay
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) SaaS
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (35.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
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%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Selenium
2 10 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 8 (17.78%) JIRA
3 8 (17.78%) JMeter
4 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.44%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (4.44%) TestNG
5 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (35.56%) Marketing
2 11 (24.44%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Automotive
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Performance Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Project Manager
3 7 (15.56%) Service Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Service Performance Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 4 (8.89%) QA Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) QA Leader
5 4 (8.89%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) QA Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (4.44%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) .NET
2 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.44%) jQuery
4 2 (4.44%) WCF
4 2 (4.44%) Web Services
5 1 (2.22%) XML
5 1 (2.22%) XSLT
5 1 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (2.22%) SOAP
5 1 (2.22%) WPF
5 1 (2.22%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) User Experience
2 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.22%) EPoS
5 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.44%) Android
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 16 (35.56%) Scrum
4 14 (31.11%) Project Management
4 14 (31.11%) Service Delivery
5 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 8 (17.78%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (17.78%) PRINCE2
7 7 (15.56%) MVC
7 7 (15.56%) Test Management
8 6 (13.33%) People Management
8 6 (13.33%) Problem Management
9 5 (11.11%) CMMI
9 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Performance Management
9 5 (11.11%) TDD
9 5 (11.11%) Web Development
9 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) C#
2 3 (6.67%) C++
2 3 (6.67%) Java
2 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.67%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) C
3 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
3 2 (4.44%) VBA
4 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.22%) VB
4 1 (2.22%) XAML
4 1 (2.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Atlassian
2 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle
3 3 (6.67%) Lumesse
4 1 (2.22%) i-GRasp
4 1 (2.22%) TOWER Software