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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 41 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 5 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.15% 1.50% 6.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 38.46% 50.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 34
Average salary £62,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.88% -5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
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
8 13 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.08% 3.90% 13.24%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 61
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £33,100
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Salary Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Middlesex

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (66.67%) Degree
2 7 (58.33%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Informatica
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (33.33%) SPSS
4 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 4 (33.33%) ETL
4 4 (33.33%) SAS
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) Business Objects
4 4 (33.33%) SAP
4 4 (33.33%) Spotfire
4 4 (33.33%) QlikView
4 4 (33.33%) Time Management
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (33.33%) Data Integration
4 4 (33.33%) Visualisation
4 4 (33.33%) R
4 4 (33.33%) Tableau
4 4 (33.33%) Big Data
4 4 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
4 4 (33.33%) Analytics
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (33.33%) SAS
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) SPSS
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) InfoPath
3 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (33.33%) Spotfire
1 4 (33.33%) QlikView
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle BI EE
1 4 (33.33%) Big Data
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
1 4 (33.33%) Technical Architect
1 4 (33.33%) Senior Technical Architect
1 4 (33.33%) Senior Architect
1 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
1 4 (33.33%) OBIEE Architect
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Solutions Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) WCF
1 3 (25.00%) WPF
1 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) XSLT
1 3 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Integration
1 4 (33.33%) Visualisation
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (41.67%) Scrum
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 4 (33.33%) ETL
3 4 (33.33%) Time Management
3 4 (33.33%) Statistical Modelling
3 4 (33.33%) Analytics
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) Business Development
4 3 (25.00%) Content Management
4 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (8.33%) OO PHP
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 4 (33.33%) R
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) RHCSA
2 3 (25.00%) MCP
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) RHCE
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Informatica
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) Business Objects
1 4 (33.33%) SAP
1 4 (33.33%) Tableau
2 3 (25.00%) Nintex
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) Zend