The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 31 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 5.72% 1.38% 2.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.95% 10.71% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 17 2 5
Median salary £60,000 £56,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +60.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £55,250 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £57,250 £41,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
37 28 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 12.46% 12.90% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 36 24 27
Median salary £57,500 £44,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+29.21% +1.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,162 £41,750 £36,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £51,500 £53,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

The demand trend of job ads across the Luton region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Luton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Luton region with a requirement for QA.

1 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.67%) Retail
2 12 (26.67%) Business Analysis
3 11 (24.44%) SQL
3 11 (24.44%) Portfolio Management
3 11 (24.44%) Automation Testing
4 10 (22.22%) Degree
5 9 (20.00%) Selenium
5 9 (20.00%) C#
6 8 (17.78%) Test Scripting
6 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
7 7 (15.56%) ISEB
7 7 (15.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (15.56%) Change Management
7 7 (15.56%) Finance
8 6 (13.33%) Automated Testing
8 6 (13.33%) T-SQL
8 6 (13.33%) .NET
8 6 (13.33%) iPad
8 6 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 6 (13.33%) Line Management
8 6 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Performance Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Web Testing
8 6 (13.33%) SDLC
8 6 (13.33%) API Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (13.33%) Robot Framework
9 5 (11.11%) User Stories
9 5 (11.11%) DevOps

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Unica
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Office 365
1 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Selenium
2 6 (13.33%) Robot Framework
3 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
3 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.22%) Axure RP
4 1 (2.22%) JMeter
General
1 12 (26.67%) Retail
2 7 (15.56%) Finance
3 5 (11.11%) Banking
3 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 4 (8.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Analyst
2 13 (28.89%) Test Manager
3 12 (26.67%) Business Analyst
4 11 (24.44%) Lead Business Analyst
5 7 (15.56%) QA Leader
5 7 (15.56%) Test Leader
6 6 (13.33%) Performance Manager
6 6 (13.33%) Performance Test Manager
6 6 (13.33%) QA Manager
6 6 (13.33%) QA Test Manager
6 6 (13.33%) Technical Manager
7 5 (11.11%) Business IT Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) IT Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) IT Business Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) Portfolio Analyst
8 4 (8.89%) Test Analyst
9 3 (6.67%) Development Manager
9 3 (6.67%) Head of Development
9 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (6.67%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 3 (6.67%) Node.js
3 2 (4.44%) SOAP
4 1 (2.22%) CSS
4 1 (2.22%) HTML
4 1 (2.22%) jQuery
4 1 (2.22%) REST
4 1 (2.22%) RESTful
4 1 (2.22%) WCF
4 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.33%) iPad
3 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) FMCG
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.67%) Business Analysis
3 11 (24.44%) Automation Testing
3 11 (24.44%) Portfolio Management
4 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
4 8 (17.78%) Test Scripting
5 7 (15.56%) Change Management
6 6 (13.33%) API Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Line Management
6 6 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 6 (13.33%) SDLC
6 6 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 6 (13.33%) Web Testing
7 5 (11.11%) DevOps
7 5 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 5 (11.11%) Scrum
7 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) SQL
2 9 (20.00%) C#
3 6 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 4 (8.89%) Java
4 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.89%) Python
5 3 (6.67%) Ruby
6 1 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) Degree
2 7 (15.56%) ISEB
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.22%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (4.44%) IBM
2 1 (2.22%) Adobe
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.22%) SAP
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