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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 6 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stevenage 2.04% 3.97% 10.46%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 54.55% 69.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 15
Average salary £30,000 £62,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-52.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
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
9 11 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stevenage 6.12% 7.28% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 21
Average salary £29,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,400 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £70,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 August 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 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
2 4 (57.14%) Silverlight
2 4 (57.14%) Product Management
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) VB
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) Business Objects
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) WinForms
2 4 (57.14%) HTML5
2 4 (57.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) JMeter
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow Management
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Windchill
4 1 (14.29%) SQLPlus

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1 (14.29%) Windchill
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JMeter
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) VB Developer
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
1 4 (57.14%) Silverlight
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) WinForms
1 4 (57.14%) HTML5
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Product Management
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow Management
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) VB
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Business Objects
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft