The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the St Albans region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 53 22
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -31
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 5 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 2.38% 2.48% 9.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 35.71% 58.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 6
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -22.72%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 St Albans region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
St Albans
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3 14 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 3.57% 6.93% 16.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 15
Median salary £50,000 £43,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

The demand trend of job ads across the St Albans region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

QA
Salary Trend in St Albans

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

QA Salary Trend in St Albans

QA
Top 14 Related IT Skills in St Albans

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the St Albans region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) TestDirector
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) QADirector
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation

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Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) QADirector
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Functional QA Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Head of QA
1 2 (50.00%) Head of Test
1 2 (50.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) QA Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing