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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 25 35 41
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 14 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 6.62% 4.00% 5.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.18% 22.95% 48.94%
Number of salaries quoted 20 14 18
Average salary £47,500 £33,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.74% -15.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,850 £27,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £57,000 £76,450
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
79 61 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 19.36% 17.43% 10.85%
Number of salaries quoted 59 53 42
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,950 £27,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 28 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Luton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (30.00%) .NET
2 15 (30.00%) Scrum
3 14 (28.00%) Selenium
3 14 (28.00%) Windows
3 14 (28.00%) Service Delivery
3 14 (28.00%) Waterfall
4 13 (26.00%) C#
5 12 (24.00%) Marketing
6 11 (22.00%) Project Management
7 10 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 10 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (18.00%) MVC
9 8 (16.00%) ITIL
9 8 (16.00%) Test Management
9 8 (16.00%) Test Scripting
10 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Finance
10 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET
10 7 (14.00%) JMeter
11 6 (12.00%) BDD
11 6 (12.00%) WebDriver
11 6 (12.00%) Test Strategy
11 6 (12.00%) Agile Testing
11 6 (12.00%) CMMI
11 6 (12.00%) Change Management
11 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
11 6 (12.00%) ISEB
11 6 (12.00%) TDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (10.00%) CMS
2 4 (8.00%) Confluence
2 4 (8.00%) Apache
2 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.00%) IIS
2 4 (8.00%) Liferay
3 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.00%) MySQL
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (28.00%) Selenium
2 10 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (14.00%) JMeter
4 6 (12.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (8.00%) Selenium IDE
5 4 (8.00%) JIRA
6 2 (4.00%) TestNG
6 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.00%) NUnit
7 1 (2.00%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.00%) JUnit
7 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.00%) RSpec
7 1 (2.00%) MSTest
7 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (24.00%) Marketing
2 7 (14.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Automotive
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Performance Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) QA Leader
3 6 (12.00%) Service Performance Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Service Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 5 (10.00%) Configuration Manager
5 4 (8.00%) QA Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) ScrumMaster
6 3 (6.00%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Quality Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.00%) Head of Development
7 2 (4.00%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.00%) .NET
2 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (8.00%) jQuery
5 2 (4.00%) Web Services
5 2 (4.00%) WCF
5 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.00%) WPF
6 1 (2.00%) Silverlight
6 1 (2.00%) JSTL
6 1 (2.00%) XML
6 1 (2.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) EPoS
4 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (8.00%) Linux
2 4 (8.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Scrum
2 14 (28.00%) Service Delivery
2 14 (28.00%) Waterfall
3 11 (22.00%) Project Management
4 10 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (18.00%) MVC
6 8 (16.00%) ITIL
6 8 (16.00%) Test Management
6 8 (16.00%) Test Scripting
7 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (12.00%) BDD
8 6 (12.00%) Test Strategy
8 6 (12.00%) Agile Testing
8 6 (12.00%) CMMI
8 6 (12.00%) Change Management
8 6 (12.00%) TDD
9 5 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Performance Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) C#
2 5 (10.00%) C++
2 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.00%) Java
4 2 (4.00%) C
4 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.00%) VBA
4 2 (4.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.00%) VB6
5 1 (2.00%) XAML
5 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) ISEB
2 4 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.00%) Degree
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (6.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.00%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) JBoss
2 4 (8.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) TOWER Software
4 1 (2.00%) Lumesse
4 1 (2.00%) hybris
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 22 hours ago
Luton
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 16 days ago
Luton
easyJet
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Vadis
Salary: Up to £43,000 per annum Attractive benefits package including a bonus
Posted: 22 days ago