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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 26 43 43
Rank change year-on-year +17 0  
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 6.49% 1.54% 3.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 65.38% 9.26% 22.03%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 13
Median salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £36,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £36,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Luton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 26 54 59
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 9.92% 16.62% 15.32%
Number of salaries quoted 15 39 42
Median salary £42,500 £52,500 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.04% +24.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £42,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £65,000 £69,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Luton

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Luton region with a requirement for QA.

1 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) Test Automation
2 13 (34.21%) Test Strategy
3 12 (31.58%) Degree
3 12 (31.58%) Non-Functional Testing
3 12 (31.58%) Automation Testing
4 11 (28.95%) SDLC
4 11 (28.95%) Retail
5 10 (26.32%) ISEB
5 10 (26.32%) Business Analysis
5 10 (26.32%) Selenium
5 10 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (23.68%) ISTQB
6 9 (23.68%) Functional Testing
6 9 (23.68%) Waterfall
6 9 (23.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (21.05%) Portfolio Management
7 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
7 8 (21.05%) DevOps
8 7 (18.42%) Test Planning
8 7 (18.42%) CA Agile Central
8 7 (18.42%) JIRA
8 7 (18.42%) JMeter
8 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (15.79%) Bugzilla
9 6 (15.79%) Finance
9 6 (15.79%) Test Management
9 6 (15.79%) Performance Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Resource Management
9 6 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement

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Top Related 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:

Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
1 2 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Unica
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Selenium
2 7 (18.42%) JIRA
2 7 (18.42%) JMeter
3 6 (15.79%) Bugzilla
3 6 (15.79%) Testopia
4 3 (7.89%) Robot Framework
5 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.26%) Subversion
5 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (28.95%) Retail
2 6 (15.79%) Finance
3 5 (13.16%) Marketing
4 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) Business Analyst
3 9 (23.68%) Test Leader
4 8 (21.05%) Test Manager
5 7 (18.42%) Automation Test Lead
5 7 (18.42%) Lead Business Analyst
6 6 (15.79%) Performance Manager
6 6 (15.79%) Performance Test Manager
6 6 (15.79%) Technical Manager
6 6 (15.79%) Technical Test Manager
7 4 (10.53%) QA Leader
8 2 (5.26%) Coordinator
8 2 (5.26%) PMO Coordinator
8 2 (5.26%) Project Office Coordinator
8 2 (5.26%) Project Office Support
8 2 (5.26%) Project Support Coordinator
8 2 (5.26%) QA Manager
8 2 (5.26%) QA Test Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Release Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
1 1 (2.63%) EJB
1 1 (2.63%) J2EE
1 1 (2.63%) JDBC
1 1 (2.63%) JMS
1 1 (2.63%) RESTful
1 1 (2.63%) Servlets
1 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 6 (15.79%) Virtual Team
4 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
5 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (5.26%) iPad
7 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) Test Automation
2 13 (34.21%) Test Strategy
3 12 (31.58%) Automation Testing
3 12 (31.58%) Non-Functional Testing
4 11 (28.95%) SDLC
5 10 (26.32%) Business Analysis
5 10 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (23.68%) Functional Testing
6 9 (23.68%) Waterfall
7 8 (21.05%) DevOps
7 8 (21.05%) Portfolio Management
8 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (18.42%) Test Planning
9 6 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (15.79%) Contract Management
9 6 (15.79%) Defect Management
9 6 (15.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Scorecard
9 6 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) C++
3 1 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) Perl
3 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) Degree
2 10 (26.32%) ISEB
3 9 (23.68%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) PMO
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (2.63%) hybris
3 1 (2.63%) Perforce
3 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.63%) SAP
Luton, Bedfordshire
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