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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 16 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 4.53% 3.80% 4.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.30% 24.62% 45.00%
Number of salaries quoted 18 13 12
Average salary £40,750 £43,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.23% +13.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £37,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £51,300 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -
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
47 65 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 11.84% 15.44% 9.24%
Number of salaries quoted 36 52 26
Average salary £41,750 £40,000 £41,116
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.37% -2.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £35,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 April 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Luton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) SQL
3 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
4 9 (37.50%) .NET
5 8 (33.33%) C#
5 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 7 (29.17%) CSS
6 7 (29.17%) HTML
6 7 (29.17%) ISEB
6 7 (29.17%) ISTQB
7 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 5 (20.83%) Finance
8 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
9 4 (16.67%) MS Office
9 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.67%) Scrum
9 4 (16.67%) Test Management
9 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (12.50%) Data Mapping
10 3 (12.50%) Marketing
10 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
10 3 (12.50%) Hadoop
10 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
10 3 (12.50%) Statistical Modelling
10 3 (12.50%) Analytics
10 3 (12.50%) User Stories

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Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (12.50%) SAS
2 2 (8.33%) Liferay
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) JBoss
2 2 (8.33%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (8.33%) JMeter
1 2 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Head of Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Product Owner
6 1 (4.17%) Service Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 7 (29.17%) CSS
3 7 (29.17%) HTML
4 2 (8.33%) HTML5
4 2 (8.33%) CSS3
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (16.67%) Test Management
3 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) UML
4 3 (12.50%) CRM
4 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 3 (12.50%) Integration Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Data Mapping
4 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (12.50%) Statistical Modelling
4 3 (12.50%) Analytics
4 3 (12.50%) User Stories
4 3 (12.50%) Data Transformation
5 2 (8.33%) Line Management
5 2 (8.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) C
4 2 (8.33%) VB
5 1 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) ISEB
1 7 (29.17%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (12.50%) Minitab
2 3 (12.50%) Teradata
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle