Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 37 54
Rank change year-on-year +11 +17 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 39 30 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 9.05% 6.04% 2.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.32% 28.57% 17.89%
Number of salaries quoted 38 6 14
Luton median annual salary £72,500 £31,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +130.16% -27.59% +24.29%
10th Percentile £51,250 £27,000 £34,300
90th Percentile £83,000 £36,000 £105,000
Bedfordshire median annual salary £72,500 £33,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +119.70% -22.35% +20.57%

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 88 105 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 20.42% 21.13% 14.77%
Number of salaries quoted 72 43 74
Luton median annual salary £72,500 £50,000 £47,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.00% +4.71% +13.69%
10th Percentile £22,775 £27,600 £38,625
90th Percentile £83,000 £70,000 £71,250
Bedfordshire median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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

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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 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Luton

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 33 (84.62%) .NET
2 32 (82.05%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (79.49%) Big Data
3 31 (79.49%) Analytics
4 29 (74.36%) Linux
4 29 (74.36%) CRM
5 27 (69.23%) Apache Spark
5 27 (69.23%) Hadoop
6 25 (64.10%) Microsoft Azure
7 20 (51.28%) SAP
7 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (48.72%) Customer Analytics
9 18 (46.15%) PRINCE2
9 18 (46.15%) Project Management
10 17 (43.59%) Kafka
10 17 (43.59%) Apache Flume
10 17 (43.59%) Sqoop
10 17 (43.59%) Apache Avro
10 17 (43.59%) Oozie
10 17 (43.59%) HDFS
10 17 (43.59%) HBase
10 17 (43.59%) Parquet
10 17 (43.59%) Impala
11 16 (41.03%) Scrum
12 15 (38.46%) Amazon QuickSight
12 15 (38.46%) Amazon Kinesis
12 15 (38.46%) Open Source
12 15 (38.46%) Amazon S3
12 15 (38.46%) Amazon Redshift
12 15 (38.46%) Amazon EMR

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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 27 (69.23%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 32 (82.05%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (64.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (38.46%) Amazon EMR
3 15 (38.46%) Amazon Kinesis
3 15 (38.46%) Amazon S3
4 10 (25.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (5.13%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (79.49%) Big Data
2 27 (69.23%) Hadoop
3 17 (43.59%) HBase
3 17 (43.59%) Impala
3 17 (43.59%) Parquet
3 17 (43.59%) Sqoop
4 15 (38.46%) Amazon QuickSight
4 15 (38.46%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (10.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.13%) DB2
6 2 (5.13%) MySQL
6 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
6 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) JIRA
1 2 (5.13%) Selenium
1 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (35.90%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Architect
1 15 (38.46%) Big Data Architect
1 15 (38.46%) Cloud Architect
1 15 (38.46%) Data Analytics Architect
1 15 (38.46%) Data Architect
1 15 (38.46%) Technical Architect
2 12 (30.77%) Head of Development
3 10 (25.64%) Head of Analytics
3 10 (25.64%) Head of Big Data
4 6 (15.38%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Analytics Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Big Data Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Data Analytics Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) ERP Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Head of Engineering
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Software Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Software Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (84.62%) .NET
2 17 (43.59%) Apache Avro
2 17 (43.59%) Kafka
3 2 (5.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.13%) Driving Licence
1 2 (5.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (74.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (79.49%) Analytics
2 29 (74.36%) CRM
3 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (48.72%) Customer Analytics
5 18 (46.15%) PRINCE2
5 18 (46.15%) Project Management
6 16 (41.03%) Scrum
7 15 (38.46%) Open Source
8 14 (35.90%) DevOps
9 10 (25.64%) TDD
10 8 (20.51%) Artificial Intelligence
10 8 (20.51%) Machine Learning
11 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
12 3 (7.69%) PRINCE
13 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
13 2 (5.13%) Change Management
13 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
13 2 (5.13%) ERP
13 2 (5.13%) Regression Testing
13 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) Java
2 2 (5.13%) C#
2 2 (5.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) HNC
2 2 (5.13%) ISEB
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.13%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.56%) PhD
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 17 (43.59%) Apache Flume
1 17 (43.59%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (43.59%) Oozie
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) SAP
2 10 (25.64%) Google
3 2 (5.13%) JD Edwards
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) Salesforce.com