The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the M4 Corridor region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 5 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 5.26% 2.78% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 16.67% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £57,500 £60,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
South East

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 M4 Corridor region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
M4 Corridor
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 15.79% 16.67% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 3
Average salary £57,500 £65,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.53% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £53,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the M4 Corridor region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

QA
Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the M4 Corridor region.

QA Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

QA
Top 5 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Billing
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (100.00%) P3O

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the M4 Corridor 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.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) P3O