The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Rickmansworth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 12 25
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rickmansworth 6.06% 2.78% 5.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.77% 16.67% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 8
Average salary £38,750 £32,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.09% -34.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,600 £32,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
Hertfordshire

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 Rickmansworth region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Rickmansworth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
13 6 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Rickmansworth 19.70% 16.67% 15.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 22
Average salary £75,000 £27,000 £60,559
Average salary % change year-on-year
+177.77% -55.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £27,000 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £79,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,275 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Rickmansworth

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Rickmansworth

QA
Salary Trend in Rickmansworth

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

QA Salary Trend in Rickmansworth

QA
Salary Histogram in Rickmansworth

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Rickmansworth region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Rickmansworth

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Rickmansworth

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Rickmansworth 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Rickmansworth by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Rickmansworth 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Accountant
2 1 (25.00%) Product Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft