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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 16 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 1.42% 10.67% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.70% 80.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 13 0
Average salary £105,000 £52,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
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 St Albans region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
St Albans
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
23 20 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 16.31% 13.33% 6.38%
Number of salaries quoted 23 17 6
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +74.60%
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%

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 13 February 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) PHP
1 3 (50.00%) MySQL
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
1 3 (50.00%) XML
1 3 (50.00%) OOP
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (50.00%) TestDirector
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
1 3 (50.00%) MVC
1 3 (50.00%) Workflow
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (50.00%) LAMP
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Ajax
1 3 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Web Development
1 3 (50.00%) JSON
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) QADirector
1 3 (50.00%) CodeIgniter
1 3 (50.00%) jQuery
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (50.00%) System Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation

QA
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) Liferay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) PHPUnit
1 3 (50.00%) QADirector
1 3 (50.00%) TestDirector
1 3 (50.00%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Head of QA
1 3 (50.00%) Head of Test
1 3 (50.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Ajax
1 3 (50.00%) CodeIgniter
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) jQuery
1 3 (50.00%) JSON
1 3 (50.00%) LAMP
1 3 (50.00%) Laravel
1 3 (50.00%) RESTful
1 3 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 3 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (50.00%) MVC
1 3 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 3 (50.00%) OOP
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (50.00%) System Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (50.00%) Web Development
1 3 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) PHP