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 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stevenage 2.91% 3.92% 4.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.00% 26.67% 41.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 7
Median salary £32,500 £45,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +55.17%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
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
30 15 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stevenage 29.13% 14.71% 9.83%
Number of salaries quoted 30 13 13
Median salary £19,875 £45,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-55.83% +55.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £19,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £58,950
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 24 September 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Rally
2 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 2 (50.00%) WATIR
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) JMeter
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) CMMI
3 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (25.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement

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 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JMeter
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) WATIR
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) QA Officer
3 1 (25.00%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Software QA Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Quality Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (25.00%) CMMI
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Internal Audit
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Rally
1 2 (50.00%) VMware