The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compuware QALoad
Rank 888 852 880
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +28
Permanent jobs citing QALoad 6 25 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.023% 0.009%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.033% 0.15% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 6 24 10
Average salary £60,000 £39,000 £53,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -26.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,600 £35,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,250
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £36,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+63.26% -18.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18318 16185 17098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.04% 15.15% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15093 13765 14761
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QALoad over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 within the UK.

QALoad Salary Histogram in the UK

QALoad
Top 6 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 22 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 5 £60,000 +59.46%
Manchester -8 4 £60,000 +114.28%
North West -15 4 £60,000 +114.28%
Cambridge -3 1 £37,200 +1.22%
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £37,200 +1.22%
East of England -8 1 £37,200 +1.22%

QALoad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 18 (94.74%) QuickTest Pro
1 18 (94.74%) LoadRunner
2 17 (89.47%) JUnit
2 17 (89.47%) SilkPerformer
2 17 (89.47%) Selenium
2 17 (89.47%) jMock
2 17 (89.47%) TestPartner
2 17 (89.47%) EasyMock
3 15 (78.95%) QA
4 14 (73.68%) QMS
5 9 (47.37%) Automation Testing
5 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
5 9 (47.37%) SQL
5 9 (47.37%) ISEB
6 8 (42.11%) ISO 9001
6 8 (42.11%) CMMI
6 8 (42.11%) Oracle
6 8 (42.11%) Oracle Database
6 8 (42.11%) Manual Testing
6 8 (42.11%) Automated Testing
7 7 (36.84%) Coaching
8 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
9 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
10 4 (21.05%) Finance
11 3 (15.79%) Degree
12 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
12 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (10.53%) .NET
12 2 (10.53%) Java
13 1 (5.26%) C#

QALoad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) SAP BW
2 1 (5.26%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 18 (94.74%) QuickTest Pro
1 18 (94.74%) LoadRunner
2 17 (89.47%) JUnit
2 17 (89.47%) SilkPerformer
2 17 (89.47%) Selenium
2 17 (89.47%) jMock
2 17 (89.47%) TestPartner
2 17 (89.47%) EasyMock
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Test Leader
2 8 (42.11%) Head of Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Project Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) J2EE
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) QMS
2 9 (47.37%) Automation Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
3 8 (42.11%) CMMI
3 8 (42.11%) Manual Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Automated Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Coaching
5 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
8 1 (5.26%) CRM
8 1 (5.26%) SOA
8 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.26%) Test Management
8 1 (5.26%) V-Model
8 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) PMP
3 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (78.95%) QA
2 8 (42.11%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) HP