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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 17 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 15 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stevenage 1.16% 5.84% 4.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.50% 53.57% 77.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 3
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +36.36%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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 Stevenage region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Stevenage
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 28 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stevenage 9.30% 10.89% 5.45%
Number of salaries quoted 8 16 3
Average salary £42,500 £32,750 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.77% -0.75%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 March 2015, 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 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) HP
3 8 (61.54%) ISEB
3 8 (61.54%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (53.85%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 7 (53.85%) VMware
5 6 (46.15%) Degree
6 5 (38.46%) Subversion
7 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
7 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
7 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
7 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (15.38%) Product Management
8 2 (15.38%) Google Apps
8 2 (15.38%) Silverlight
8 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
8 2 (15.38%) System Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
8 2 (15.38%) Google
8 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
8 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
8 2 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (15.38%) HTML5
8 2 (15.38%) Python
8 2 (15.38%) C#
8 2 (15.38%) HTML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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
1 2 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) QA Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
4 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
4 4 (30.77%) Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Python Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Tester
6 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
6 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
6 1 (7.69%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Product Owner
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) AngularJS
2 2 (15.38%) Silverlight
2 2 (15.38%) HTML5
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) Product Management
3 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
3 2 (15.38%) System Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Process Management
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
1 2 (15.38%) VB
1 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
1 2 (15.38%) VB6
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%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Google
3 2 (15.38%) Business Objects