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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 26 38
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 28 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 4.53% 6.78% 3.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 33.73% 23.33%
Number of salaries quoted 13 20 14
Average salary £39,000 £47,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.89% +40.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £38,850 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £71,250 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
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
35 83 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 10.57% 20.10% 16.85%
Number of salaries quoted 29 61 52
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £38,250 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £50,000 £63,750
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 4 September 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Luton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
4 12 (37.50%) .NET
5 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
5 9 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (28.13%) SDLC
6 8 (25.00%) UML
6 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 8 (25.00%) CSS
6 8 (25.00%) C#
6 8 (25.00%) HTML
7 6 (18.75%) MS Office
7 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 6 (18.75%) Project Management
7 6 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 6 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
8 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (15.63%) Finance
8 5 (15.63%) ISEB
8 5 (15.63%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (15.63%) CRM
9 4 (12.50%) C
9 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
9 4 (12.50%) Data Modelling
9 4 (12.50%) SAS

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Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4 (12.50%) SAS
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
2 6 (18.75%) MS Office
3 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (12.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 4 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Business Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Test Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) QA Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Lead Architect
4 4 (12.50%) SAP Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Data Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Data Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Quality Manager
6 2 (6.25%) QA Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) .NET
2 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (25.00%) CSS
2 8 (25.00%) HTML
3 4 (12.50%) HTML5
3 4 (12.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (28.13%) SDLC
3 8 (25.00%) UML
4 6 (18.75%) Project Management
4 6 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 6 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (15.63%) CRM
6 4 (12.50%) Change Management
6 4 (12.50%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (12.50%) Migration
6 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 4 (12.50%) Use Case
6 4 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.50%) VB
3 4 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 5 (15.63%) ISEB
3 4 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 9000
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (12.50%) Minitab
3 4 (12.50%) Teradata
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle
3 4 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) Atlassian