The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in St Albans 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hertfordshire / St Albans
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 31 25
Rank change year-on-year -12 -6  
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 2 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in St Albans 1.69% 2.11% 12.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 18.18% 71.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 17
Median salary £62,500 £105,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -40.47% +110.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 St Albans with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
St Albans
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 3 11 28
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in St Albans 1.69% 11.58% 18.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 25
Median salary £62,500 £35,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +78.57% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in St Albans

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in St Albans 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 St Albans

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Salary Trend in St Albans

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in St Albans.

Salary trend for QA in St Albans

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Salary Histogram in St Albans

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in St Albans over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in St Albans

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 St Albans region with a requirement for QA.

1 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Selenium
3 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
3 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 8 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 8 (36.36%) Functional Testing
3 8 (36.36%) AngularJS
4 6 (27.27%) Node.js
4 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 6 (27.27%) React
5 5 (22.73%) C#
5 5 (22.73%) .NET
6 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 4 (18.18%) SaaS
7 3 (13.64%) jQuery
7 3 (13.64%) Subversion
7 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
7 3 (13.64%) CSS
7 3 (13.64%) HTML
7 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (9.09%) DevOps
8 2 (9.09%) API Design
8 2 (9.09%) Ninject
8 2 (9.09%) REST
8 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (9.09%) BDD

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Co-occurring IT Skills in St Albans 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 (9.09%) Confluence
1 2 (9.09%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Selenium
2 3 (13.64%) Subversion
3 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (9.09%) Fiddler
3 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.09%) NUnit
3 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) Robot Framework
4 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Senior Test Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Test Automation Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Test Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) JavaScript Developer
3 6 (27.27%) JavaScript Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Lead Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Lead Programmer
3 6 (27.27%) Programmer
4 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Product Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Product Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Product Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Technical Manager
7 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) AngularJS
2 6 (27.27%) Node.js
2 6 (27.27%) React
3 5 (22.73%) .NET
4 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
4 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (13.64%) CSS
4 3 (13.64%) HTML
4 3 (13.64%) jQuery
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 2 (9.09%) Ajax
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (9.09%) HTML5
5 2 (9.09%) JSON
5 2 (9.09%) LESS
5 2 (9.09%) Ninject
5 2 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (9.09%) REST
5 2 (9.09%) RESTful
5 2 (9.09%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Functional Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.09%) API Design
4 2 (9.09%) BDD
4 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
4 2 (9.09%) MVC
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Scrum
4 2 (9.09%) TDD
4 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Use Case
5 1 (4.55%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 5 (22.73%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 2 (9.09%) TypeScript
5 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft