Period
to 26 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 40 60
Rank change year-on-year +20 +20 -14
Permanent jobs citing QA 33 28 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 9.27% 5.50% 1.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.67% 42.42% 9.57%
Number of salaries quoted 33 18 5
Luton median annual salary £72,500 £48,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +48.72% -7.14% +50.00%
10th Percentile £40,870 £31,200 £34,000
90th Percentile £83,000 £64,125 £59,500
Bedfordshire median annual salary £70,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +40.00% - +42.86%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Luton
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 90 66 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 25.28% 12.97% 15.44%
Number of salaries quoted 82 43 75
Luton median annual salary £72,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.10% +10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £40,463 £29,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,000 £67,500
Bedfordshire median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Luton.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Luton

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Salary Trend in Luton

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

Salary trend for QA in Luton

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Salary Histogram in Luton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Luton over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Luton

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Luton region with a requirement for QA.

1 28 (84.85%) CRM
2 27 (81.82%) .NET
3 25 (75.76%) Linux
3 25 (75.76%) Big Data
3 25 (75.76%) Analytics
4 21 (63.64%) Apache Spark
4 21 (63.64%) Hadoop
4 21 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (60.61%) Customer Analytics
6 18 (54.55%) SAP
7 16 (48.48%) Amazon S3
7 16 (48.48%) Oozie
7 16 (48.48%) Sqoop
7 16 (48.48%) Apache Avro
7 16 (48.48%) Amazon EMR
7 16 (48.48%) Kafka
7 16 (48.48%) Apache Flume
7 16 (48.48%) Open Source
7 16 (48.48%) Amazon Redshift
7 16 (48.48%) HDFS
7 16 (48.48%) HBase
7 16 (48.48%) Amazon Kinesis
7 16 (48.48%) Parquet
7 16 (48.48%) Impala
7 16 (48.48%) Amazon QuickSight
8 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (36.36%) Marketing
10 11 (33.33%) PRINCE2
10 11 (33.33%) Project Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (63.64%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 21 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
1 21 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (48.48%) Amazon EMR
2 16 (48.48%) Amazon Kinesis
2 16 (48.48%) Amazon S3
3 5 (15.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (75.76%) Big Data
2 21 (63.64%) Hadoop
3 16 (48.48%) Amazon QuickSight
3 16 (48.48%) Amazon Redshift
3 16 (48.48%) HBase
3 16 (48.48%) Impala
3 16 (48.48%) Parquet
3 16 (48.48%) Sqoop
4 2 (6.06%) DB2
4 2 (6.06%) MySQL
4 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Selenium
1 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (36.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Architect
1 16 (48.48%) Big Data Architect
1 16 (48.48%) Cloud Architect
1 16 (48.48%) Data Analytics Architect
1 16 (48.48%) Data Architect
1 16 (48.48%) Technical Architect
2 6 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 5 (15.15%) Head of Analytics
3 5 (15.15%) Head of Big Data
3 5 (15.15%) Head of Development
4 4 (12.12%) Analytics Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Big Data Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Data Analytics Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Analytics Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Project Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Technical Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Technical Project Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Technical Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (81.82%) .NET
2 16 (48.48%) Apache Avro
2 16 (48.48%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
1 2 (6.06%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (84.85%) CRM
2 25 (75.76%) Analytics
3 20 (60.61%) Customer Analytics
4 16 (48.48%) Open Source
5 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (33.33%) PRINCE2
6 11 (33.33%) Project Management
7 9 (27.27%) Scrum
8 5 (15.15%) DevOps
8 5 (15.15%) TDD
9 3 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
9 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.09%) Machine Learning
9 3 (9.09%) PLM
9 3 (9.09%) Product Management
9 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.09%) User Stories
10 2 (6.06%) Change Management
10 2 (6.06%) ERP
10 2 (6.06%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
1 2 (6.06%) HNC
1 2 (6.06%) ISEB
1 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
1 2 (6.06%) Numerate Degree
1 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 16 (48.48%) Apache Flume
1 16 (48.48%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 16 (48.48%) Oozie
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) SAP
2 5 (15.15%) Google
3 2 (6.06%) JD Edwards
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com