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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 30 34
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 0.49% 3.11% 3.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 23.81% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 0
Average salary £32,500 £55,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.90% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 21 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 3.40% 13.04% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 7 20 2
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +29.41%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 14 (70.00%) .NET
2 13 (65.00%) SaaS
3 11 (55.00%) SpecFlow
3 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
3 11 (55.00%) C#
4 10 (50.00%) SQL
5 9 (45.00%) KnockoutJS
5 9 (45.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (40.00%) JIRA
6 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (40.00%) HTML
6 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 8 (40.00%) Visual Studio
6 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 8 (40.00%) MVC
7 7 (35.00%) Confluence
7 7 (35.00%) HTML5
7 7 (35.00%) AngularJS
7 7 (35.00%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (35.00%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (35.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (35.00%) AppDynamics
7 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
7 7 (35.00%) SolarWinds
7 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
7 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
8 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
9 4 (20.00%) MS Excel

QA
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (35.00%) Confluence
1 7 (35.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (65.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (10.00%) Redis
3 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (10.00%) QlikView
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) SpecFlow
2 9 (45.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 8 (40.00%) JIRA
4 7 (35.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (20.00%) NUnit
5 4 (20.00%) TeamCity
6 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (5.00%) Selenium
7 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) French Language
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Junior
3 5 (25.00%) Junior Developer
4 4 (20.00%) .NET Software Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 4 (20.00%) C# Software Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Software Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Junior Software Developer
6 2 (10.00%) QA Leader
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (70.00%) .NET
2 9 (45.00%) KnockoutJS
3 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (40.00%) HTML
3 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (35.00%) HTML5
4 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (35.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (10.00%) LESS
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (10.00%) Web Services
6 1 (5.00%) Ajax
6 1 (5.00%) CSS
6 1 (5.00%) Kendo UI
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Statistics
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) MVC
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Product Management
5 2 (10.00%) Test Management
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) Analytics
5 2 (10.00%) TDD
5 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.00%) OOP
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) Process Management
6 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) C#
2 10 (50.00%) SQL
3 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) MCP
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) MCSA
1 1 (5.00%) CCNA
1 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (5.00%) CCEA
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) CCIA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) SolarWinds
1 7 (35.00%) AppDynamics
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Tableau
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) SonicWALL