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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 25 38 34
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 6.16% 1.19% 3.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 7.14% 29.27%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 12
Median salary £45,000 £56,250 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +47.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £55,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
26 42 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 12.32% 16.67% 12.69%
Number of salaries quoted 24 34 28
Median salary £56,250 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,246 £42,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +3.52%

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 22 February 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Luton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) Business Analysis
2 10 (27.03%) Degree
3 9 (24.32%) Portfolio Management
4 8 (21.62%) Automation Testing
4 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
4 8 (21.62%) Retail
4 8 (21.62%) SDLC
5 7 (18.92%) Finance
5 7 (18.92%) Selenium
5 7 (18.92%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (16.22%) DevOps
6 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
6 6 (16.22%) ISEB
6 6 (16.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (16.22%) SQL
7 5 (13.51%) C#
7 5 (13.51%) Change Management
7 5 (13.51%) Scrum
7 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
7 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
7 5 (13.51%) Analytics
8 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Line Management
8 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (10.81%) BDD
8 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Marketing
8 4 (10.81%) ISTQB

QA
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 (5.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Unica
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Selenium
2 4 (10.81%) Robot Framework
3 2 (5.41%) JMeter
3 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.70%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.70%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.70%) Subversion
4 1 (2.70%) Testopia
General
1 8 (21.62%) Retail
2 7 (18.92%) Finance
3 4 (10.81%) Marketing
4 3 (8.11%) Banking
4 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Business Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Test Manager
3 9 (24.32%) Lead Business Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Performance Manager
4 6 (16.22%) Performance Test Manager
4 6 (16.22%) Technical Manager
4 6 (16.22%) Technical Test Manager
4 6 (16.22%) Test Leader
5 5 (13.51%) QA Leader
6 3 (8.11%) Business IT Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) IT Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) IT Business Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Portfolio Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) QA Manager
6 3 (8.11%) QA Test Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (5.41%) Head of Engineering
7 2 (5.41%) PMO Coordinator
7 2 (5.41%) Project Office Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
1 3 (8.11%) Node.js
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) RESTful
2 1 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.11%) iPad
5 1 (2.70%) FMCG
5 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) Business Analysis
3 9 (24.32%) Portfolio Management
4 8 (21.62%) Automation Testing
4 8 (21.62%) SDLC
4 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
5 7 (18.92%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (16.22%) DevOps
6 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
7 5 (13.51%) Analytics
7 5 (13.51%) Change Management
7 5 (13.51%) Scrum
7 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
8 4 (10.81%) BDD
8 4 (10.81%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Line Management
8 4 (10.81%) Project Management
8 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) C#
3 4 (10.81%) Java
3 4 (10.81%) Python
3 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
4 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Degree
2 6 (16.22%) ISEB
3 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) IBM
2 1 (2.70%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.70%) SAP
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