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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 43 37
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 21 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 4.57% 4.59% 2.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.48% 36.21% 13.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 5
Average salary £40,000 £44,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £36,800 £25,762
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
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
42 58 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 11.29% 12.66% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 36 42 41
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,232
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 June 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Luton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (55.17%) SQL
3 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
3 13 (44.83%) SDLC
4 11 (37.93%) .NET
5 8 (27.59%) C#
5 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
5 8 (27.59%) Finance
5 8 (27.59%) Waterfall
6 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
6 7 (24.14%) CSS
6 7 (24.14%) HTML
6 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
6 7 (24.14%) ISEB
7 5 (17.24%) Scrum
7 5 (17.24%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (17.24%) UML
7 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
7 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (17.24%) User Stories
8 4 (13.79%) Analytics
8 4 (13.79%) Statistical Modelling
8 4 (13.79%) Data Transformation
8 4 (13.79%) Test Management
8 4 (13.79%) Hadoop
8 4 (13.79%) Data Mapping
8 4 (13.79%) Data Analysis
8 4 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (13.79%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (13.79%) Marketing

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Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (13.79%) SAS
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
3 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Test Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Business Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) QA Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) QA Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) .NET
2 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET
3 7 (24.14%) CSS
3 7 (24.14%) HTML
4 2 (6.90%) CSS3
4 2 (6.90%) HTML5
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
1 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
1 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.45%) User Experience
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) SDLC
3 8 (27.59%) Waterfall
4 5 (17.24%) Scrum
4 5 (17.24%) UML
4 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (17.24%) User Stories
5 4 (13.79%) Analytics
5 4 (13.79%) Statistical Modelling
5 4 (13.79%) Data Transformation
5 4 (13.79%) Test Management
5 4 (13.79%) Data Mapping
5 4 (13.79%) Data Analysis
5 4 (13.79%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
5 4 (13.79%) CRM
5 4 (13.79%) Project Management
5 4 (13.79%) Integration Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.34%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.90%) C
4 2 (6.90%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
1 7 (24.14%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) Minitab
2 4 (13.79%) Teradata
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per year, plus benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + share option scheme + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago