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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 46 26
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 3 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 3.24% 0.89% 7.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.56% 9.09% 67.21%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 34
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +18.42%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
36 33 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 10.62% 9.76% 11.44%
Number of salaries quoted 27 27 44
Average salary £40,750 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £65,000 £52,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,275 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -

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 27 February 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Luton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Scrum
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 7 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (25.00%) Project Management
4 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (20.00%) Confluence
5 4 (20.00%) User Experience
5 4 (20.00%) JIRA
5 4 (20.00%) Selenium
5 4 (20.00%) Atlassian
5 4 (20.00%) Test Management
5 4 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (20.00%) IIS
5 4 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (20.00%) Marketing
6 3 (15.00%) JMeter
6 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (15.00%) JBoss
6 3 (15.00%) Apache
6 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
6 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Management
6 3 (15.00%) Liferay
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.00%) ISTQB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (20.00%) IIS
1 4 (20.00%) Confluence
2 3 (15.00%) Liferay
2 3 (15.00%) JBoss
2 3 (15.00%) Apache
2 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JIRA
1 4 (20.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) JMeter
3 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Service Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Head of Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Product Owner
5 1 (5.00%) Software Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) XSLT
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Scrum
2 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 7 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (25.00%) Project Management
5 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (20.00%) Test Management
6 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Management
6 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
7 2 (10.00%) Agile Testing
7 2 (10.00%) User Stories
7 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Compatibility Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
8 1 (5.00%) BDD
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%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISEB
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (10.00%) Lumesse
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) i-GRasp
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