The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Uxbridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 29 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 4 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Uxbridge 2.76% 1.99% 13.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.52% 13.33% 58.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 23
Average salary £36,500 £43,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.11% -4.44%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
QA
London

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 Uxbridge region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Uxbridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
27 30 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Uxbridge 14.92% 14.93% 22.29%
Number of salaries quoted 15 29 32
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £33,800 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £83,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Uxbridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

QA
Salary Trend in Uxbridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Uxbridge region.

QA Salary Trend in Uxbridge

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Uxbridge

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Uxbridge region citing QA 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 QA.

1 10 (58.82%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (47.06%) PRINCE2
2 8 (47.06%) Life Science
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) FMCG
5 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Selenium
5 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (17.65%) Finance
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) Subversion
6 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
6 2 (11.76%) ProxySG
6 2 (11.76%) CCSE
6 2 (11.76%) Logistics
6 2 (11.76%) Data Mart
6 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (11.76%) Marketing
6 2 (11.76%) Publishing
6 2 (11.76%) Validation
6 2 (11.76%) WCF
6 2 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (11.76%) LINQ
6 2 (11.76%) JSON
6 2 (11.76%) jQuery
6 2 (11.76%) VB.NET

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Uxbridge region citing QA 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 QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (11.76%) FWSM
1 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Data Mart
1 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
1 2 (11.76%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) Subversion
2 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 2 (11.76%) Jasmine
2 2 (11.76%) Grunt
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) WATIR
General
1 10 (58.82%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Marketing
3 2 (11.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) QA Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Security Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Cognos Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Business Developer
3 2 (11.76%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Support
3 2 (11.76%) Support Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Cognos BI Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) WCF
1 2 (11.76%) LINQ
1 2 (11.76%) JSON
1 2 (11.76%) jQuery
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) CSS
1 2 (11.76%) XML
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
1 2 (11.76%) Backbone.js
1 2 (11.76%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Life Science
2 4 (23.53%) FMCG
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) PRINCE2
2 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
2 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) TDD
3 2 (11.76%) Logistics
3 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.76%) Validation
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.76%) MVC
3 2 (11.76%) Kanban
3 2 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
3 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Use Case
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CCSE
1 2 (11.76%) MCSE
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.76%) CCNP
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) ProxySG
1 2 (11.76%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
2 2 (11.76%) Cognos
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
2 2 (11.76%) BMC
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
2 2 (11.76%) Remedy
2 2 (11.76%) F5
3 1 (5.88%) Lotus