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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 18 39
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 4.05% 1.45% 1.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.75% 50.00% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 2
Average salary £55,000 £40,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% +10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,600 £40,000 £35,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £40,000 £37,250
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
16 2 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Albans 9.25% 2.90% 6.06%
Number of salaries quoted 16 2 12
Average salary £67,500 £35,750 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+88.81% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £32,350 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £39,500 £39,150
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 24 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in St Albans

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in St Albans

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) NUnit
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 3 (42.86%) TeamCity
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (28.57%) SaaS
4 1 (14.29%) MCP
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) VPN
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (14.29%) CCEA
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification

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Top Related IT Skills in St Albans by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) SpecFlow
2 3 (42.86%) NUnit
2 3 (42.86%) TeamCity
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
1 4 (57.14%) Senior Tester
2 3 (42.86%) QA Leader
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Software Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Software Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Product Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
4 1 (14.29%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCP
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) MCSA
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (14.29%) CCEA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (14.29%) CCIA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) VMware
1 1 (14.29%) SonicWALL