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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - 23 26
Permanent jobs citing QA 0 7 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans - 5.19% 6.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 50.00% 42.31%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
7 14 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 4.70% 10.37% 15.66%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 13
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £42,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £43,800 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the St Albans region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in St Albans

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the St Albans 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 (76.92%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) C
2 9 (69.23%) Mathematics
2 9 (69.23%) Physics
2 9 (69.23%) Computer Science
2 9 (69.23%) Velocity
2 9 (69.23%) C++
2 9 (69.23%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) UNIX
2 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 9 (69.23%) Python
2 9 (69.23%) Software Engineering
2 9 (69.23%) Multithreading
3 4 (30.77%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) BDD
3 4 (30.77%) SpecFlow
4 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
4 3 (23.08%) SaaS
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) FitNesse
4 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) .NET
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services

QA
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the St Albans 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 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) SpecFlow
2 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
2 3 (23.08%) FitNesse
3 1 (7.69%) NUnit
3 1 (7.69%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 9 (69.23%) Java Developer
3 6 (46.15%) Senior Developer
4 5 (38.46%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (23.08%) Software Manager
5 3 (23.08%) QA Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
6 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) Velocity
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) WCF
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Mathematics
1 9 (69.23%) Physics
1 9 (69.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) UNIX
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Software Engineering
1 9 (69.23%) Multithreading
2 4 (30.77%) TDD
2 4 (30.77%) BDD
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) C
2 9 (69.23%) C++
2 9 (69.23%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree