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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 19 33
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 12.74% 7.38% 2.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 71.43% 60.00% 46.67%
Number of salaries quoted 17 1 7
Average salary £50,000 £60,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +84.61%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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
28 15 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 17.83% 12.30% 6.30%
Number of salaries quoted 25 7 15
Average salary £50,000 £31,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.73% -42.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in St Albans

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

QA Salary Histogram in St Albans

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in St Albans

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 19 (70.37%) .NET
2 15 (55.56%) SaaS
2 15 (55.56%) SpecFlow
3 14 (51.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (51.85%) SQL
4 11 (40.74%) C#
5 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
6 9 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
7 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (29.63%) TeamCity
7 8 (29.63%) Visual Studio
7 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET
7 8 (29.63%) HTML
7 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
7 8 (29.63%) MVC
7 8 (29.63%) NUnit
8 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
8 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
8 7 (25.93%) .NET Framework
8 7 (25.93%) JIRA
8 7 (25.93%) SolarWinds
8 7 (25.93%) Confluence
8 7 (25.93%) HTML5
8 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
8 7 (25.93%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (25.93%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (25.93%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (25.93%) AppDynamics

QA
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 7 (25.93%) Confluence
1 7 (25.93%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) CMS
3 1 (3.70%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (55.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) LAN
1 2 (7.41%) WAN
1 2 (7.41%) VPN
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.41%) Redis
3 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.41%) QlikView
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) SpecFlow
2 14 (51.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (29.63%) TeamCity
3 8 (29.63%) Visual Studio
3 8 (29.63%) NUnit
4 7 (25.93%) JIRA
4 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
4 7 (25.93%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 4 (14.81%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) French Language
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Developer
2 8 (29.63%) Tester
3 7 (25.93%) Senior Tester
4 6 (22.22%) QA Leader
4 6 (22.22%) Senior Software Tester
4 6 (22.22%) Software Tester
4 6 (22.22%) .NET Developer
5 5 (18.52%) Junior
5 5 (18.52%) Junior Developer
6 4 (14.81%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (14.81%) .NET Software Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) Software Engineer
6 4 (14.81%) C# Developer
6 4 (14.81%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Product Manager
8 2 (7.41%) Junior Software Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
8 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (70.37%) .NET
2 9 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
3 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET
3 8 (29.63%) HTML
3 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (25.93%) HTML5
4 7 (25.93%) .NET Framework
4 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
5 2 (7.41%) LESS
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (7.41%) Web Services
6 1 (3.70%) Ajax
6 1 (3.70%) CSS
6 1 (3.70%) Kendo UI
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Statistics
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) MVC
1 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Test Management
3 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
5 3 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (7.41%) OOP
6 2 (7.41%) Project Management
6 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.41%) TDD
6 2 (7.41%) Analytics
6 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.41%) Product Management
7 1 (3.70%) User Stories
7 1 (3.70%) Content Management
7 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Use Case
7 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) SQL
2 11 (40.74%) C#
3 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
4 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
5 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) MCP
1 2 (7.41%) MCSE
1 2 (7.41%) MCSA
1 2 (7.41%) CCNA
1 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (7.41%) CCEA
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (7.41%) CCIA
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Terminal Services
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) SolarWinds
1 7 (25.93%) AppDynamics
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix
3 2 (7.41%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) SonicWALL
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco
3 2 (7.41%) Tableau