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

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hertfordshire / St Albans
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 38 53
Rank change year-on-year -1 +15  
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in St Albans 0.71% 1.71% 0.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 40.00% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Median salary £35,000 £50,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +53.84%  
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 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 5 5 8
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in St Albans 3.55% 4.27% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 8
Median salary £25,000 £50,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -50.00% +15.60%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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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

For the 6 months to 26 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 St Albans region with a requirement for QA.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) SaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Node.js
2 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) React
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Robot Framework
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing

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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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Robot Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Lead Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Lead Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (50.00%) Node.js
1 2 (50.00%) React
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification