The first table below looks at the demand for QALoad skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QALoad over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compuware QALoad
Rank 903 874 899
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +25
Permanent jobs citing QALoad 24 5 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.004% 0.007%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% 0.030% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 24 5 8
Average salary £55,000 £70,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% +75.00%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £65,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +85.71%
Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
19514 16666 18195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.99% 14.84% 14.54%
Number of salaries quoted 16123 14198 16025
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

QALoad
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QALoad within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

QALoad Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

QALoad
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QALoad within the UK.

QALoad Salary Trend in the UK

QALoad
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QALoad within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -14 24 £55,000 -21.42% 3
Surrey +8 13 £55,000 -8.33% 2
South East +4 13 £55,000 -8.33% 2
North West - 10 £55,000 - 1
Altrincham - 7 £55,000 - 1
Manchester - 7 £55,000 - 1
Redhill - 4 £57,500 - 2
London -46 1 £65,000 -27.77%
Croydon - 1 £65,000 -
Guildford - 1 £60,000 -

QALoad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing QALoad 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 QALoad.

1 34 (94.44%) QuickTest Pro
1 34 (94.44%) LoadRunner
2 33 (91.67%) TestPartner
2 33 (91.67%) SilkPerformer
2 33 (91.67%) Selenium
3 31 (86.11%) jMock
3 31 (86.11%) JUnit
3 31 (86.11%) EasyMock
4 22 (61.11%) QA
5 20 (55.56%) QMS
5 20 (55.56%) ISEB
6 18 (50.00%) SQL
6 18 (50.00%) Oracle
7 17 (47.22%) Degree
7 17 (47.22%) Oracle Database
8 15 (41.67%) CMMI
8 15 (41.67%) ISO 9001
9 14 (38.89%) Automation Testing
10 13 (36.11%) Performance Testing
11 12 (33.33%) Software Testing
12 11 (30.56%) Automated Testing
12 11 (30.56%) Manual Testing
13 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
14 6 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
15 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
16 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
16 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
17 3 (8.33%) Web Services
17 3 (8.33%) J2EE
17 3 (8.33%) Java

QALoad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing QALoad 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 QALoad. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (47.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 34 (94.44%) QuickTest Pro
1 34 (94.44%) LoadRunner
2 33 (91.67%) TestPartner
2 33 (91.67%) SilkPerformer
2 33 (91.67%) Selenium
3 31 (86.11%) jMock
3 31 (86.11%) EasyMock
3 31 (86.11%) JUnit
General
1 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Test Leader
2 11 (30.56%) Head of Testing
3 10 (27.78%) Test Manager
4 4 (11.11%) QA Manager
5 3 (8.33%) QA Test Manager
6 2 (5.56%) QA Leader
6 2 (5.56%) Senior QA Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Web Services
1 3 (8.33%) J2EE
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.78%) JSP
3 1 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) JSF
3 1 (2.78%) Ajax
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) QMS
2 15 (41.67%) CMMI
3 14 (38.89%) Automation Testing
4 13 (36.11%) Performance Testing
5 12 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 11 (30.56%) Automated Testing
6 11 (30.56%) Manual Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.33%) Service Management
8 3 (8.33%) ITIL
8 3 (8.33%) Load Testing
9 1 (2.78%) Web Application Development
9 1 (2.78%) V-Model
9 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.78%) CRM
9 1 (2.78%) SOA
9 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) ISEB
2 17 (47.22%) Degree
3 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 6 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (61.11%) QA
2 15 (41.67%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) IBM
2 1 (2.78%) BEA
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