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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compuware QALoad
Rank 910 854 908
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +54
Permanent jobs citing QALoad 5 22 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.021% 0.006%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.028% 0.14% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 5 21 7
Average salary £60,000 £37,625 £53,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+59.46% -29.00%
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
18164 16201 16902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.94% 15.15% 14.44%
Number of salaries quoted 14968 13762 14561
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
Top 3 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 30 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
Manchester +2 4 £60,000 +114.28%
North West -12 4 £60,000 +114.28%
England -59 4 £60,000 +63.26%

QALoad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 13 (92.86%) QuickTest Pro
1 13 (92.86%) LoadRunner
2 12 (85.71%) JUnit
2 12 (85.71%) SilkPerformer
2 12 (85.71%) QA
2 12 (85.71%) Selenium
2 12 (85.71%) jMock
2 12 (85.71%) TestPartner
2 12 (85.71%) QMS
2 12 (85.71%) EasyMock
3 8 (57.14%) Automation Testing
3 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 8 (57.14%) ISEB
4 7 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Coaching
5 6 (42.86%) SQL
6 5 (35.71%) ISO 9001
6 5 (35.71%) Performance Testing
6 5 (35.71%) CMMI
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
7 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
7 4 (28.57%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Degree
8 2 (14.29%) .NET
9 1 (7.14%) J2EE
9 1 (7.14%) C#

QALoad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) SAP BW
2 1 (7.14%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (92.86%) QuickTest Pro
1 13 (92.86%) LoadRunner
2 12 (85.71%) TestPartner
2 12 (85.71%) SilkPerformer
2 12 (85.71%) Selenium
2 12 (85.71%) jMock
2 12 (85.71%) EasyMock
2 12 (85.71%) JUnit
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Head of Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Test Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) QA Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Project Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) QMS
2 8 (57.14%) Automation Testing
2 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Coaching
5 5 (35.71%) Performance Testing
5 5 (35.71%) CMMI
6 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
7 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
8 1 (7.14%) Line Management
8 1 (7.14%) V-Model
8 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 1 (7.14%) Test Management
8 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 1 (7.14%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) PMP
3 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (85.71%) QA
2 5 (35.71%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) HP