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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 25 34 25
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 2 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stevenage 3.01% 1.28% 8.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.71% 25.00% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 14
Average salary £29,000 £28,750 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.86% -30.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £27,750 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
14 8 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stevenage 8.43% 5.13% 14.04%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 23
Average salary £29,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,200 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 17 September 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 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (44.44%) C#
4 4 (44.44%) HTML
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) VB
4 4 (44.44%) .NET
4 4 (44.44%) Business Objects
4 4 (44.44%) WinForms
4 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
4 4 (44.44%) Silverlight
4 4 (44.44%) Product Management
4 4 (44.44%) HTML5
4 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) ISEB
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (22.22%) JMeter
6 2 (22.22%) TDD
6 2 (22.22%) Subversion
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) JIRA
6 2 (22.22%) Selenium
6 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
6 2 (22.22%) BDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (11.11%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JMeter
1 2 (22.22%) Subversion
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) VB Developer
2 3 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) QA Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) QA Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) WinForms
1 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
1 4 (44.44%) Silverlight
1 4 (44.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Product Management
4 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) Web Testing
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Business Objects
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
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