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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 16 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.29% 6.35% 6.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 53.33% 47.92%
Number of salaries quoted 6 13 23
Average salary £39,250 £62,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.20% +47.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £22,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
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
21 30 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 6.86% 11.90% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 17 26 44
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Middlesex

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 10 (47.62%) ISO 9001
1 10 (47.62%) Manufacturing
1 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) Degree
2 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) MS Office
3 6 (28.57%) Electronics
3 6 (28.57%) Aerospace
4 5 (23.81%) ERP
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) DSDM
5 4 (19.05%) ITIL
5 4 (19.05%) Linux
5 4 (19.05%) C
5 4 (19.05%) Military
6 3 (14.29%) VMware
6 3 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (14.29%) Java
6 3 (14.29%) JBoss
6 3 (14.29%) Apache
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco
6 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
6 3 (14.29%) HP
6 3 (14.29%) Windows
6 3 (14.29%) Solaris
6 3 (14.29%) SilkPerformer
6 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Project Planning

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 3 (14.29%) JBoss
1 3 (14.29%) Apache
2 2 (9.52%) SAS
2 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) eRoom
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (28.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) VLAN
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
1 2 (9.52%) VPN
1 2 (9.52%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) DVB
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 3 (14.29%) SilkPerformer
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (47.62%) Manufacturing
2 6 (28.57%) Electronics
2 6 (28.57%) Aerospace
3 4 (19.05%) Military
4 1 (4.76%) Automotive
4 1 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Quality Manager
2 5 (23.81%) QA Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Quality Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Tester
3 4 (19.05%) QA Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Operations Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Electronics Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Operations Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Solutions Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) DTV
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) IPTV
1 1 (4.76%) Interactive TV
1 1 (4.76%) Spread Betting
1 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
1 1 (4.76%) Physics
1 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Solaris
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ERP
1 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) DSDM
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Web Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (9.52%) Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) Resource Management
4 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
5 1 (4.76%) Benchmarking
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) C
2 3 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.76%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (47.62%) ISO 9001
2 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 3 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Riverbed
3 2 (9.52%) EMC
3 2 (9.52%) Juniper
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.76%) Perforce
4 1 (4.76%) Epicor
4 1 (4.76%) Siebel
4 1 (4.76%) F5