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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 38 22
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 8 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 2.78% 2.73% 9.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.79% 50.00% 65.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 43
Average salary £40,750 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.42% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £31,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £47,700 £52,000
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
38 16 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 17.59% 5.46% 14.20%
Number of salaries quoted 36 14 63
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £59,500 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Waterfall
3 11 (39.29%) Service Delivery
3 11 (39.29%) Selenium
4 9 (32.14%) Project Management
4 9 (32.14%) JMeter
4 9 (32.14%) Finance
4 9 (32.14%) Marketing
4 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
4 9 (32.14%) User Experience
5 8 (28.57%) IIS
5 8 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 8 (28.57%) Scrum
5 8 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
5 8 (28.57%) JIRA
5 8 (28.57%) Atlassian
5 8 (28.57%) Confluence
5 8 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (25.00%) JBoss
6 7 (25.00%) Apache
6 7 (25.00%) Tomcat
6 7 (25.00%) Performance Management
6 7 (25.00%) Liferay
7 5 (17.86%) Problem Management
8 3 (10.71%) SQL
8 3 (10.71%) .NET
8 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
8 3 (10.71%) ISO 9001

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 8 (28.57%) IIS
1 8 (28.57%) Confluence
2 7 (25.00%) Liferay
2 7 (25.00%) JBoss
2 7 (25.00%) Apache
2 7 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) FTP
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Selenium
2 9 (32.14%) JMeter
3 8 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.57%) TestNG
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
1 9 (32.14%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Automotive
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Performance Analyst
3 8 (28.57%) Project Manager
4 7 (25.00%) Service Analyst
4 7 (25.00%) Service Performance Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) QA Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Test Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) QA Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Quality Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Head of Development
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) SOAP
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) XSLT
2 1 (3.57%) WPF
2 1 (3.57%) Silverlight
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) User Experience
2 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) EPoS
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Waterfall
3 11 (39.29%) Service Delivery
4 9 (32.14%) Project Management
4 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
5 8 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
5 8 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 8 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 8 (28.57%) Scrum
6 7 (25.00%) Performance Management
7 5 (17.86%) Problem Management
8 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (10.71%) Quality Management
8 3 (10.71%) CMMI
9 2 (7.14%) ITIL
9 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
10 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
10 1 (3.57%) ETL
10 1 (3.57%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.57%) VB
3 1 (3.57%) XAML
3 1 (3.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Atlassian
2 3 (10.71%) Lumesse
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) TOWER Software
4 1 (3.57%) i-GRasp
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