The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stevenage region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 37 27
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 2 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stevenage 6.52% 1.14% 7.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.17% 28.57% 56.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 13
Average salary £29,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £31,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £39,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
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 Stevenage region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Stevenage
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
23 7 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stevenage 12.50% 4.00% 14.04%
Number of salaries quoted 17 3 23
Average salary £29,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £33,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Stevenage region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Stevenage 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 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) HP
2 8 (61.54%) ISEB
2 8 (61.54%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
3 7 (53.85%) VMware
4 6 (46.15%) Degree
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (38.46%) Subversion
6 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
6 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
6 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (15.38%) JIRA
7 2 (15.38%) Google
7 2 (15.38%) TDD
7 2 (15.38%) JMeter
7 2 (15.38%) Python
7 2 (15.38%) MySQL
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
7 2 (15.38%) Selenium
7 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 2 (15.38%) System Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Google Apps
7 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
7 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
7 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
7 2 (15.38%) BDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Stevenage 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 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Google Apps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Subversion
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) JMeter
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) QA Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) QA Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Python Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Quality Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) VB Developer
5 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) Silverlight
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) WinForms
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
3 6 (46.15%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Product Management
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) ISEB
2 6 (46.15%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) HP
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Google
5 1 (7.69%) Business Objects
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