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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compuware QALoad
Rank 889 817 867
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +50
Permanent jobs citing QALoad 7 52 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.048% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.037% 0.32% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 7 51 11
Average salary £60,000 £67,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,220 £28,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £56,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18914 16224 16670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 14.87% 14.20%
Number of salaries quoted 15991 13906 14496
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%

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 11 July 2014 within the UK.

QALoad Salary Histogram in the UK

QALoad
Top 11 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 11 July 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 -58 7 £60,000 -14.28%
Altrincham +2 4 £60,000 +9.09%
North West -7 4 £60,000 +49.06%
Manchester -9 4 £60,000 +49.06%
Surrey +1 3 £60,000 +4.34%
South East -11 3 £60,000 +4.34%
Redhill -11 3 £60,000 +4.34%
Guildford - 2 £65,000 -
Cambridgeshire -4 1 £37,200 -0.80%
East of England -4 1 £37,200 -0.80%
Cambridge -8 1 £37,200 -0.80%

QALoad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 39 (97.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 39 (97.50%) LoadRunner
2 38 (95.00%) SilkPerformer
2 38 (95.00%) TestPartner
2 38 (95.00%) Selenium
3 36 (90.00%) jMock
3 36 (90.00%) EasyMock
3 36 (90.00%) JUnit
4 25 (62.50%) QMS
4 25 (62.50%) QA
5 23 (57.50%) SQL
6 22 (55.00%) Oracle
6 22 (55.00%) Oracle Database
7 20 (50.00%) CMMI
7 20 (50.00%) ISO 9001
7 20 (50.00%) ISEB
8 18 (45.00%) Performance Testing
8 18 (45.00%) Degree
9 14 (35.00%) Automation Testing
10 12 (30.00%) Software Testing
11 11 (27.50%) Automated Testing
11 11 (27.50%) Manual Testing
12 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
13 6 (15.00%) ISEB Practitioner
14 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
15 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
16 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
17 2 (5.00%) Load Testing
17 2 (5.00%) Service Management
17 2 (5.00%) Java

QALoad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (55.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.50%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 39 (97.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 39 (97.50%) LoadRunner
2 38 (95.00%) TestPartner
2 38 (95.00%) SilkPerformer
2 38 (95.00%) Selenium
3 36 (90.00%) jMock
3 36 (90.00%) EasyMock
3 36 (90.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Test Leader
2 12 (30.00%) Test Manager
3 11 (27.50%) Head of Testing
4 6 (15.00%) QA Manager
5 3 (7.50%) QA Test Manager
6 2 (5.00%) QA Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Senior QA Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.50%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Lead Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Project Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) J2EE
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) QMS
2 20 (50.00%) CMMI
3 18 (45.00%) Performance Testing
4 14 (35.00%) Automation Testing
5 12 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 11 (27.50%) Automated Testing
6 11 (27.50%) Manual Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
9 2 (5.00%) Load Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Service Management
9 2 (5.00%) ITIL
10 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
10 1 (2.50%) CRM
10 1 (2.50%) SOA
10 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (2.50%) Test Management
10 1 (2.50%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 23 (57.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) ISEB
2 18 (45.00%) Degree
3 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (15.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (62.50%) QA
2 20 (50.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) SAP
2 1 (2.50%) HP