The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stevenage region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
Rank 18 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stevenage 11.11% 1.04% 2.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.54% 5.88% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 3
Median salary £42,500 £14,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+193.10% -55.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £14,500 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £14,500 £33,700
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 Stevenage region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Stevenage
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
26 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stevenage 18.06% 17.71% 6.82%
Number of salaries quoted 24 7 9
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -17.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

The demand trend of job ads across the Stevenage region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

QA
Salary Trend in Stevenage

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Stevenage region.

QA Salary Trend in Stevenage

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 Stevenage region with a requirement for QA.

1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
1 18 (94.74%) ISEB
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (89.47%) Scrum
2 17 (89.47%) ISTQB
2 17 (89.47%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (89.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (63.16%) Selenium
3 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
3 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
4 11 (57.89%) TDD
4 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
4 11 (57.89%) WebDriver
4 11 (57.89%) BDD
5 6 (31.58%) Degree
5 6 (31.58%) User Stories
6 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) VMware
7 1 (5.26%) Subversion
7 1 (5.26%) Windows
7 1 (5.26%) HP
7 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.26%) JMeter
7 1 (5.26%) WATIR
7 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
7 1 (5.26%) CA Agile Central

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage 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:

Applications
1 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Selenium
2 11 (57.89%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) JMeter
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) WATIR
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Analyst
1 18 (94.74%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) QA Officer
3 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (89.47%) Scrum
2 17 (89.47%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
4 11 (57.89%) BDD
4 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
4 11 (57.89%) TDD
5 6 (31.58%) User Stories
6 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
7 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) ISEB
2 17 (89.47%) ISTQB
2 17 (89.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (31.58%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) VMware