The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Welwyn Garden City region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 23 41
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Welwyn Garden City 5.31% 7.22% 3.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 85.71% 53.85% 25.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 7
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £34,000 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £35,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.89%
QA
Hertfordshire

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 Welwyn Garden City region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Welwyn Garden City
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
7 13 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Welwyn Garden City 6.19% 13.40% 13.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 18
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £34,500 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £54,500 £40,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Welwyn Garden City

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Welwyn Garden City

QA
Salary Trend in Welwyn Garden City

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

QA Salary Trend in Welwyn Garden City

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Welwyn Garden City

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Welwyn Garden City 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 15 (93.75%) Degree
2 14 (87.50%) Computer Science
2 14 (87.50%) HTML
3 13 (81.25%) JavaScript
3 13 (81.25%) CSS
3 13 (81.25%) jQuery
3 13 (81.25%) AngularJS
4 12 (75.00%) REST
5 10 (62.50%) C#
5 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
6 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
6 8 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 8 (50.00%) .NET
6 8 (50.00%) SOA
6 8 (50.00%) MVC
6 8 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (50.00%) WCF
6 8 (50.00%) CruiseControl
6 8 (50.00%) Subversion
6 8 (50.00%) NHibernate
6 8 (50.00%) .NET Framework
6 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
6 8 (50.00%) MVVM
6 8 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
7 7 (43.75%) E-business
7 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
7 7 (43.75%) Microsoft

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Top Related IT Skills in Welwyn Garden City by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Welwyn Garden City 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 4 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
2 1 (6.25%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Google App Engine
1 5 (31.25%) SaaS
1 5 (31.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
3 5 (31.25%) MongoDB
3 5 (31.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (31.25%) NoSQL
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 8 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 8 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (50.00%) CruiseControl
1 8 (50.00%) Subversion
1 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.25%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Designer
3 4 (25.00%) Cloud Developer
4 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Java Programmer
5 2 (12.50%) Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) UX Designer
6 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) HTML
2 13 (81.25%) CSS
2 13 (81.25%) jQuery
2 13 (81.25%) AngularJS
3 12 (75.00%) REST
4 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (50.00%) .NET
4 8 (50.00%) WCF
4 8 (50.00%) NHibernate
4 8 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 8 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (31.25%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (31.25%) Grails
5 5 (31.25%) Backbone.js
5 5 (31.25%) Ember.js
6 3 (18.75%) SOAP
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (87.50%) Computer Science
2 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (31.25%) Open Source
4 1 (6.25%) Graphic Design
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) SOA
1 8 (50.00%) MVC
1 8 (50.00%) MVVM
2 7 (43.75%) E-business
3 5 (31.25%) OO
3 5 (31.25%) Multithreading
4 2 (12.50%) OOP
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) JavaScript
2 10 (62.50%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) Python
3 5 (31.25%) Ruby
3 5 (31.25%) Groovy
4 2 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Google