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 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 41 38
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 20 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.65% 4.85% 5.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 42.55% 43.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4 18 18
Median salary £43,500 £41,250 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £34,100 £37,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £47,500 £57,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
30 47 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 9.90% 11.41% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 23 42 42
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +10.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £27,000 £35,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, 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 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) MS Office
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Office 365
3 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) MySQL
4 2 (20.00%) DB2
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB

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 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) DB2
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (10.00%) Testopia
2 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (10.00%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) QA Tester
2 5 (50.00%) Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Automation Tester
3 3 (30.00%) QA Automation Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Software Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Software QA Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Software Tester
4 2 (20.00%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) UAT Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Test Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) System Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) CBAP
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) IIBA
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Rally
2 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Travel, Pension, Bonus and more
Posted: 3 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum + share scheme + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Luton
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago