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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 39 37
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2  
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 7 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 6.00% 2.26% 5.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.69% 18.92% 36.21%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 20
Median salary - £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 58 37 58
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 29.00% 11.94% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 25 29 53
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £42,000 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,500 £66,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 25 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) SDLC
3 16 (53.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (53.33%) Waterfall
4 15 (50.00%) Degree
5 14 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (43.33%) JIRA
6 13 (43.33%) Retail
6 13 (43.33%) ISEB
6 13 (43.33%) DevOps
6 13 (43.33%) CA Agile Central
7 12 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
9 10 (33.33%) ISTQB
9 10 (33.33%) Computer Science
10 9 (30.00%) Selenium
10 9 (30.00%) Test Management
10 9 (30.00%) Test Strategy
10 9 (30.00%) Functional Testing
10 9 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (26.67%) Test Planning
11 8 (26.67%) Resource Management
11 8 (26.67%) Bugzilla
11 8 (26.67%) JMeter
11 8 (26.67%) Finance
11 8 (26.67%) Testopia
11 8 (26.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 8 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
11 8 (26.67%) Defect Management

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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 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.00%) Datadog
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (43.33%) JIRA
2 9 (30.00%) Selenium
3 8 (26.67%) Bugzilla
3 8 (26.67%) JMeter
3 8 (26.67%) Testopia
4 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (20.00%) Subversion
5 3 (10.00%) CircleCI
5 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (10.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.33%) Robot Framework
6 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (43.33%) Retail
2 8 (26.67%) Finance
3 7 (23.33%) Marketing
4 5 (16.67%) Back Office
5 3 (10.00%) Banking
5 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Test Leader
2 8 (26.67%) Automation Test Lead
3 7 (23.33%) Analyst
4 5 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Business IT Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Cloud Automation Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Development Manager
5 3 (10.00%) IT Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) IT Business Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) IT Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Lead Business Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.67%) PMO Coordinator
6 2 (6.67%) Project Office Coordinator
6 2 (6.67%) Test Automation Manager
6 2 (6.67%) UAT Lead
6 2 (6.67%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) EJB
1 5 (16.67%) J2EE
1 5 (16.67%) JDBC
1 5 (16.67%) JMS
1 5 (16.67%) Servlets
1 5 (16.67%) Web Services
2 3 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 16 (53.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 8 (26.67%) Virtual Team
4 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (16.67%) User Experience
5 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) SDLC
3 16 (53.33%) Waterfall
4 14 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (43.33%) DevOps
6 12 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (36.67%) Test Automation
8 9 (30.00%) Functional Testing
8 9 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (30.00%) Test Management
8 9 (30.00%) Test Strategy
9 8 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (26.67%) Contract Management
9 8 (26.67%) Defect Management
9 8 (26.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 8 (26.67%) Resource Management
9 8 (26.67%) Scorecard
9 8 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
9 8 (26.67%) Test Planning
10 6 (20.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C++
2 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) Degree
2 13 (43.33%) ISEB
3 10 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 8 (26.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (10.00%) AWS Certification
6 2 (6.67%) Master's Degree
7 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Ansible
1 3 (10.00%) Consul
1 3 (10.00%) Graphite
1 3 (10.00%) Graylog
1 3 (10.00%) Kubernetes
1 3 (10.00%) Nagios
1 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (10.00%) Puppet
1 3 (10.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) CA Agile Central
2 5 (16.67%) hybris
2 5 (16.67%) Perforce
3 3 (10.00%) Splunk
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