Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 40 38
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 +11
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 18 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 7.31% 4.51% 6.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.79% 17.48% 43.18%
Number of salaries quoted 29 3 30
Luton median annual salary £72,500 £47,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +52.63% -20.83% +53.85%
10th Percentile £55,000 £31,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £69,750 £105,000
Bedfordshire median annual salary £67,500 £30,000 £56,250
% change year-on-year +125.00% -46.67% +28.57%

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 76 103 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 17.92% 25.81% 14.04%
Number of salaries quoted 63 51 58
Luton median annual salary £67,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £22,800 £31,250 £27,775
90th Percentile £86,250 £72,500 £96,250
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

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 October 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Luton

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 (90.32%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (87.10%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (83.87%) Analytics
4 25 (80.65%) .NET
5 24 (77.42%) Big Data
6 23 (74.19%) PRINCE2
6 23 (74.19%) Project Management
7 22 (70.97%) Scrum
8 21 (67.74%) Linux
8 21 (67.74%) CRM
9 20 (64.52%) Hadoop
10 19 (61.29%) Marketing
11 18 (58.06%) Microsoft Azure
12 14 (45.16%) Customer Analytics
12 14 (45.16%) Artificial Intelligence
13 13 (41.94%) DevOps
14 12 (38.71%) Apache Spark
15 9 (29.03%) Java
16 8 (25.81%) SAP
16 8 (25.81%) IBM
16 8 (25.81%) Cloudera
17 6 (19.35%) Kafka
17 6 (19.35%) Apache Flume
17 6 (19.35%) HDFS
17 6 (19.35%) Oozie
17 6 (19.35%) HBase
17 6 (19.35%) Machine Learning
17 6 (19.35%) Sqoop
17 6 (19.35%) Apache Avro
17 6 (19.35%) Parquet

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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 12 (38.71%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (90.32%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (58.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (19.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (9.68%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (9.68%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (9.68%) Amazon S3
4 3 (9.68%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (77.42%) Big Data
2 20 (64.52%) Hadoop
3 6 (19.35%) HBase
3 6 (19.35%) Impala
3 6 (19.35%) Parquet
3 6 (19.35%) Sqoop
4 3 (9.68%) Amazon QuickSight
4 3 (9.68%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
4 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (61.29%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Project Manager
2 11 (35.48%) Analytics Manager
2 11 (35.48%) Big Data Manager
2 11 (35.48%) Data Analytics Manager
3 9 (29.03%) Head of Development
4 8 (25.81%) Marketing Manager
4 8 (25.81%) Marketing Project Manager
5 6 (19.35%) Head of Analytics
5 6 (19.35%) Head of Big Data
6 5 (16.13%) Technical Manager
6 5 (16.13%) Technical Project Manager
7 4 (12.90%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (12.90%) Programme Delivery Manager
7 4 (12.90%) Programme Manager
8 3 (9.68%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (9.68%) Data Architect
8 3 (9.68%) Development Manager
8 3 (9.68%) Engineering Manager
8 3 (9.68%) Head of Engineering
8 3 (9.68%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (80.65%) .NET
2 6 (19.35%) Apache Avro
2 6 (19.35%) Kafka
3 3 (9.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (87.10%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (83.87%) Analytics
3 23 (74.19%) PRINCE2
3 23 (74.19%) Project Management
4 22 (70.97%) Scrum
5 21 (67.74%) CRM
6 14 (45.16%) Artificial Intelligence
6 14 (45.16%) Customer Analytics
7 13 (41.94%) DevOps
8 6 (19.35%) Machine Learning
8 6 (19.35%) TDD
9 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
10 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (12.90%) SDLC
10 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
11 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing
11 3 (9.68%) Open Source
11 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
11 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
11 3 (9.68%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) ISEB
1 1 (3.23%) PhD
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Apache Flume
1 6 (19.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Cloudera
1 8 (25.81%) IBM
1 8 (25.81%) SAP
2 6 (19.35%) Google
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft