The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Luton region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 35 27
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 20 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 3.43% 4.52% 5.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.08% 51.28% 45.28%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 15
Average salary £41,500 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.21% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,900 £42,000 £52,200
UK excluding London average salary £38,250 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
65 39 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 14.87% 8.82% 12.71%
Number of salaries quoted 52 24 40
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,900 £30,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £59,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
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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 17 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Luton

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
4 5 (31.25%) CMS
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) Change Management
5 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (25.00%) C++
5 4 (25.00%) .NET
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (25.00%) Validation
5 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Selenium
5 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Data Validation
5 4 (25.00%) Data Governance
5 4 (25.00%) Data Quality
6 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) CMMI
7 2 (12.50%) ISEB
7 2 (12.50%) MVC
7 2 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (12.50%) Linux

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (31.25%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) FitNesse
2 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
2 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (6.25%) MSTest
3 1 (6.25%) RSpec
3 1 (6.25%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) NUnit
General
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Configuration Manager
1 4 (25.00%) QA Leader
2 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Software Development Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Software Manager
3 1 (6.25%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) QA Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Software Development Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Development Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) JSP
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Android
2 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Validation
2 4 (25.00%) Scrum
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (25.00%) Change Management
2 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Data Validation
2 4 (25.00%) Data Governance
3 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
3 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) MVC
4 2 (12.50%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (25.00%) C++
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) hybris
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