The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Royston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 5 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Royston 15.38% 2.33% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.00% 4.76% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 0
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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 Royston region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Royston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
10 21 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Royston 25.64% 48.84% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 8 21 2
Average salary £41,250 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.85% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Royston

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Royston

QA
Salary Trend in Royston

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

QA Salary Trend in Royston

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Royston

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Royston 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 16 (72.73%) C++
2 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) Web Development
3 9 (40.91%) Windows
3 9 (40.91%) Linux
3 9 (40.91%) Mac OS X
3 9 (40.91%) Chemistry
3 9 (40.91%) Qt
4 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 4 (18.18%) QA Automation
5 4 (18.18%) Scrum
5 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Ruby
5 4 (18.18%) Subversion
5 4 (18.18%) Web Services
6 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (4.55%) C#
7 1 (4.55%) Unix
7 1 (4.55%) Project Management
7 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (4.55%) Quality Management
7 1 (4.55%) Python
7 1 (4.55%) 3GPP
7 1 (4.55%) HP
7 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
7 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Royston by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Royston 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) 3GPP
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
2 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) C++ Developer
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) QA Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Software QA Engineer
3 7 (31.82%) Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) QA Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Test Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Automation Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) QA Automation Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) QA Test Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Software Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) Qt
2 4 (18.18%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Linux
1 9 (40.91%) Mac OS X
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Web Development
3 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (18.18%) QA Automation
4 4 (18.18%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Load Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) Quality Management
6 1 (4.55%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (4.55%) System Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Test Management
6 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) C++
2 4 (18.18%) Ruby
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) Python
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) HP
1 1 (4.55%) SAP