The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the St Albans region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 1.85% 4.38% 5.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 58.33% 35.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Average salary £55,000 - £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
St Albans
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
18 12 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 11.11% 7.50% 16.37%
Number of salaries quoted 17 5 13
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £42,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Hertfordshire

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 31 July 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 10 (71.43%) C#
1 10 (71.43%) Java
1 10 (71.43%) Multithreading
2 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
2 9 (64.29%) Mathematics
2 9 (64.29%) Physics
2 9 (64.29%) Computer Science
2 9 (64.29%) Velocity
2 9 (64.29%) UNIX
2 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 9 (64.29%) Python
2 9 (64.29%) C
2 9 (64.29%) C++
3 5 (35.71%) TDD
4 4 (28.57%) BDD
4 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) SaaS
5 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
5 3 (21.43%) FitNesse
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 1 (7.14%) SQL
7 1 (7.14%) .NET
7 1 (7.14%) J2EE
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
7 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
7 1 (7.14%) CSS
7 1 (7.14%) JDBC

QA
Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Hive
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.14%) HBase
1 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
1 1 (7.14%) Impala
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
2 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
2 3 (21.43%) FitNesse
3 1 (7.14%) NUnit
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Mercurial
3 1 (7.14%) MSTest
General
1 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 10 (71.43%) Java Developer
3 7 (50.00%) Senior Developer
4 6 (42.86%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (21.43%) Software Manager
5 3 (21.43%) QA Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Lead Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Java Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) Velocity
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) JDBC
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) Swing
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) WCF
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) CSS3
2 1 (7.14%) MapReduce
2 1 (7.14%) Google Closure
2 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (7.14%) HTML5
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Mathematics
1 9 (64.29%) Physics
1 9 (64.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) Statistics
2 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) UNIX
1 9 (64.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Multithreading
2 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
3 5 (35.71%) TDD
4 4 (28.57%) BDD
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.14%) OOP
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) MVC
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Web Development
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 9 (64.29%) Python
2 9 (64.29%) C
2 9 (64.29%) C++
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Google
St. Albans
Deloitte
Salary: Excellent + package
Posted: 3 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Jambo Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago