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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 51 39
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 2.59% 1.35% 0.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 33.33% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 1
Median salary £45,000 £26,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+69.81% -55.83%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,800
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.09%
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
10 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 5.18% 4.05% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 4
Median salary £45,000 £34,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+32.35% -51.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £26,250 £50,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £45,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in St Albans

The demand trend of job ads across the St Albans region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 Related IT Skills in St Albans

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the St Albans region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
2 3 (42.86%) Coaching
2 3 (42.86%) Robot Framework
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Legal
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) OOP
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API

QA
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) Robot Framework
General
1 2 (28.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) QA Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Functional QA Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) QA Automation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Coaching
2 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification