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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 22 33
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 1.23% 1.25% 2.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.22% 25.00% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £57,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.75% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
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
9 4 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 5.56% 5.00% 9.82%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 11
Average salary £70,000 £41,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+69.69% +10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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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

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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

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Top 10 Related IT Skills in St Albans

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5 (100.00%) SaaS
2 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) FitNesse
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Retail

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Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) FitNesse
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) QA Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Software Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Product Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) BDD