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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 32 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 4.54% 1.14% 2.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.48% 11.54% 13.04%
Number of salaries quoted 19 3 5
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +32.53%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
46 26 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 10.43% 9.89% 18.11%
Number of salaries quoted 41 22 42
Median salary £48,500 £48,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.51% +2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £43,250 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-1.13% +6.02%

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 9 December 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Luton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.26%) Retail
2 13 (28.26%) C#
2 13 (28.26%) SQL
3 12 (26.09%) Business Analysis
4 11 (23.91%) Portfolio Management
5 10 (21.74%) Degree
6 9 (19.57%) Selenium
6 9 (19.57%) Automation Testing
6 9 (19.57%) E-Commerce
7 8 (17.39%) .NET
7 8 (17.39%) Waterfall
8 7 (15.22%) Web Testing
8 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
8 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
8 7 (15.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (15.22%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (13.04%) Robot Framework
9 6 (13.04%) API Testing
9 6 (13.04%) Line Management
9 6 (13.04%) ISEB
9 6 (13.04%) T-SQL
9 6 (13.04%) Scrum
9 6 (13.04%) Automated Testing
9 6 (13.04%) iPad
10 5 (10.87%) BDD
10 5 (10.87%) User Stories
10 5 (10.87%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Finance

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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 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Unica
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Selenium
2 6 (13.04%) Robot Framework
3 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
3 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.17%) Axure RP
4 1 (2.17%) JMeter
General
1 13 (28.26%) Retail
2 5 (10.87%) Finance
3 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Analyst
2 12 (26.09%) Business Analyst
2 12 (26.09%) Test Manager
3 11 (23.91%) Lead Business Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Test Leader
5 6 (13.04%) Development Manager
5 6 (13.04%) Head of Development
5 6 (13.04%) QA Leader
5 6 (13.04%) QA Manager
5 6 (13.04%) QA Test Manager
5 6 (13.04%) Senior Development Manager
5 6 (13.04%) Senior Manager
6 5 (10.87%) .NET Development Manager
6 5 (10.87%) Business IT Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) IT Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) IT Business Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Performance Manager
6 5 (10.87%) Performance Test Manager
6 5 (10.87%) Portfolio Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
2 3 (6.52%) Node.js
3 2 (4.35%) RESTful
3 2 (4.35%) SOAP
4 1 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) jQuery
4 1 (2.17%) REST
4 1 (2.17%) WCF
4 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (13.04%) iPad
3 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) FMCG
5 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.09%) Business Analysis
3 11 (23.91%) Portfolio Management
4 9 (19.57%) Automation Testing
4 9 (19.57%) E-Commerce
5 8 (17.39%) Waterfall
6 7 (15.22%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
6 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
6 7 (15.22%) Web Testing
7 6 (13.04%) API Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Automated Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Line Management
7 6 (13.04%) Scrum
8 5 (10.87%) BDD
8 5 (10.87%) Change Management
8 5 (10.87%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.87%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) C#
1 13 (28.26%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) T-SQL
3 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.52%) Java
4 3 (6.52%) Python
4 3 (6.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) Degree
2 6 (13.04%) ISEB
3 1 (2.17%) CITP
3 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) IBM
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (2.17%) Adobe
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.17%) SAP
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