The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.42% 3.02% 3.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.67% 44.00% 32.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 15
Average salary £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
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 Middlesex region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
15 25 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.19% 6.87% 11.26%
Number of salaries quoted 10 20 41
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £23,100 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

QA
Salary Trend in Middlesex

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

QA Salary Trend in Middlesex

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 (72.73%) Degree
2 7 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (36.36%) Data Modelling
3 4 (36.36%) ETL
3 4 (36.36%) SAS
3 4 (36.36%) SPSS
3 4 (36.36%) Informatica
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 4 (36.36%) Business Objects
3 4 (36.36%) SAP
3 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 4 (36.36%) Spotfire
3 4 (36.36%) Time Management
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (36.36%) Data Integration
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) QlikView
3 4 (36.36%) Visualisation
3 4 (36.36%) R
3 4 (36.36%) Tableau
3 4 (36.36%) Big Data
3 4 (36.36%) Statistical Modelling
3 4 (36.36%) Analytics
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (27.27%) RHCSA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 (36.36%) SAS
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
1 4 (36.36%) SPSS
2 3 (27.27%) InfoPath
3 1 (9.09%) MS Project
3 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (36.36%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (36.36%) Spotfire
1 4 (36.36%) QlikView
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle BI EE
1 4 (36.36%) Big Data
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Technical Architect
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
1 4 (36.36%) Senior Technical Architect
1 4 (36.36%) Senior Architect
1 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence Architect
1 4 (36.36%) OBIEE Architect
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Solutions Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
1 3 (27.27%) XSLT
1 3 (27.27%) Ajax
1 3 (27.27%) WCF
1 3 (27.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Integration
1 4 (36.36%) Visualisation
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Smartcard
2 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (36.36%) Data Modelling
2 4 (36.36%) ETL
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Time Management
2 4 (36.36%) Statistical Modelling
2 4 (36.36%) Analytics
3 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
3 3 (27.27%) Content Management
3 3 (27.27%) Business Development
3 3 (27.27%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) R
2 3 (27.27%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) RHCSA
2 3 (27.27%) MCP
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (27.27%) RHCE
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) NFS
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
1 4 (36.36%) Business Objects
1 4 (36.36%) SAP
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 4 (36.36%) Informatica
1 4 (36.36%) Tableau
2 3 (27.27%) Nintex
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat