Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 35 48
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 44 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 4.53% 6.61% 2.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.59% 41.90% 19.61%
Number of salaries quoted 13 37 9
Luton median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +4.35% +38.55%
10th Percentile £40,463 £35,000 £34,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £82,750 £82,000
Bedfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -25.00% +14.29% +52.17%

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 68 105 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 22.01% 15.77% 11.02%
Number of salaries quoted 62 74 45
Luton median annual salary £65,000 £55,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.12% +23.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £42,425 £34,707 £33,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,375 £66,000
Bedfordshire median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +11.11%

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 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Luton

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 11 (78.57%) CRM
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) Marketing
4 8 (57.14%) .NET
4 8 (57.14%) Linux
4 8 (57.14%) Big Data
4 8 (57.14%) Analytics
4 8 (57.14%) Customer Analytics
5 7 (50.00%) PRINCE2
6 6 (42.86%) Project Management
7 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (28.57%) SAP
8 4 (28.57%) Scrum
8 4 (28.57%) Hadoop
8 4 (28.57%) Amazon S3
8 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (28.57%) Open Source
8 4 (28.57%) Oozie
8 4 (28.57%) Parquet
8 4 (28.57%) Amazon QuickSight
8 4 (28.57%) HBase
8 4 (28.57%) Sqoop
8 4 (28.57%) Apache Avro
8 4 (28.57%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (28.57%) Kafka
8 4 (28.57%) Apache Flume
8 4 (28.57%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (28.57%) HDFS
8 4 (28.57%) Impala

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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 4 (28.57%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon EMR
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon Kinesis
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon S3
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) Big Data
2 4 (28.57%) Amazon QuickSight
2 4 (28.57%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (28.57%) Hadoop
2 4 (28.57%) HBase
2 4 (28.57%) Impala
2 4 (28.57%) Parquet
2 4 (28.57%) Sqoop
General
1 9 (64.29%) Marketing
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 5 (35.71%) Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Analytics Manager
3 4 (28.57%) Big Data Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Big Data Manager
3 4 (28.57%) Cloud Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Data Analytics Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Data Analytics Manager
3 4 (28.57%) Data Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Analytics Manager
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Manager
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Project Manager
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Technical Manager
3 4 (28.57%) Senior Technical Project Manager
3 4 (28.57%) Technical Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Technical Manager
3 4 (28.57%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Business Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Business Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) CRM Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) Apache Avro
2 4 (28.57%) Kafka
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) CRM
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) Analytics
3 8 (57.14%) Customer Analytics
4 7 (50.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (42.86%) Project Management
6 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (28.57%) Open Source
7 4 (28.57%) Scrum
8 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
8 3 (21.43%) PLM
8 3 (21.43%) Product Management
8 3 (21.43%) User Stories
9 2 (14.29%) Change Control
9 2 (14.29%) Critical Success Factor
9 2 (14.29%) Matrix Management
9 2 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
9 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
9 2 (14.29%) SDLC
9 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Apache Flume
1 4 (28.57%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) SAP