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 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 17 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 2.33% 4.42% 4.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 37.78% 37.10%
Number of salaries quoted 5 16 16
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £32,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
48 45 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 13.99% 11.69% 13.30%
Number of salaries quoted 35 38 46
Median salary £60,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £27,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £58,000 £60,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 30 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Luton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) System Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (20.00%) Office 365
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (20.00%) DB2
4 2 (20.00%) MS Office
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) MySQL
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce

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 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) DB2
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (10.00%) Appium
3 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (10.00%) Testopia
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 5 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Tester
2 3 (30.00%) QA Automation Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Software Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Software QA Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) UAT Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) UAT Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (10.00%) QA Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) System Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) QA Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) CBAP
3 1 (10.00%) IIBA
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Rally
2 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
Luton
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Luton
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago