Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 33 51
Rank change year-on-year -9 +18 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 46 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 3.27% 6.44% 3.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.83% 44.23% 30.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3 39 20
Luton median annual salary £47,500 £60,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.83% +56.86% -7.83%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £30,625
90th Percentile £69,750 £105,000 £70,000
Bedfordshire median annual salary £35,000 £60,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -41.67% +50.00% -3.61%

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 94 104 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 23.62% 14.57% 10.47%
Number of salaries quoted 51 71 55
Luton median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% +11.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,750 £31,550
90th Percentile £72,500 £87,500 £70,000
Bedfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,700
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.80% +10.06%

QA
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

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in Luton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Luton over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Luton

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Marketing
3 7 (53.85%) Retail
3 7 (53.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (46.15%) Finance
4 6 (46.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (46.15%) Digital Marketing
4 6 (46.15%) Personalization
4 6 (46.15%) SDLC
5 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
5 5 (38.46%) Software Delivery
5 5 (38.46%) Content Management
6 4 (30.77%) JIRA
6 4 (30.77%) CA Agile Central
6 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
7 3 (23.08%) Multithreading
7 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (23.08%) Email Marketing
7 3 (23.08%) hybris
7 3 (23.08%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (23.08%) Software Deployment
7 3 (23.08%) Analytics
7 3 (23.08%) Campaign Management
7 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (23.08%) Web Analytics
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (23.08%) Subversion
7 3 (23.08%) Back Office

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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 2 (15.38%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Datadog
1 1 (7.69%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SMS
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (23.08%) Subversion
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium
4 1 (7.69%) Bugzilla
4 1 (7.69%) CircleCI
4 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
4 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.69%) JMeter
4 1 (7.69%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
4 1 (7.69%) Testopia
4 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (61.54%) Marketing
2 7 (53.85%) Retail
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Back Office
5 1 (7.69%) Banking
5 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Development Manager
1 3 (23.08%) Development Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Business Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Business Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Campaign Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Campaign Executive
3 1 (7.69%) Campaign Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Junior
3 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) EJB
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
1 3 (23.08%) J2EE
1 3 (23.08%) JDBC
1 3 (23.08%) JMS
1 3 (23.08%) Servlets
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (23.08%) User Experience
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.69%) Social Media
4 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (46.15%) Digital Marketing
3 6 (46.15%) Personalization
3 6 (46.15%) SDLC
4 5 (38.46%) Content Management
4 5 (38.46%) Software Delivery
4 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
5 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Analytics
6 3 (23.08%) Campaign Management
6 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 3 (23.08%) Email Marketing
6 3 (23.08%) Multithreading
6 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
6 3 (23.08%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (23.08%) Software Deployment
6 3 (23.08%) Web Analytics
6 3 (23.08%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) AWS Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
1 1 (7.69%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) Consul
1 1 (7.69%) Graphite
1 1 (7.69%) Graylog
1 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
1 1 (7.69%) Nagios
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) CA Agile Central
2 3 (23.08%) hybris
2 3 (23.08%) Perforce
2 3 (23.08%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (23.08%) Selligent
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Splunk