The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 - 22
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 5.00% - 0.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 71.43% - 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 1
Median salary £40,000 - £32,500
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 Stevenage with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Stevenage
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 7 16 9
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 7.00% 13.45% 8.82%
Number of salaries quoted 7 12 8
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stevenage 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 Stevenage

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Salary Trend in Stevenage

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

Salary trend for QA in Stevenage

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Salary Histogram in Stevenage

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Stevenage over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Stevenage

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Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 27 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 Stevenage region with a requirement for QA.

1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 19 (100.00%) ISEB
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (94.74%) Scrum
2 18 (94.74%) ISTQB
2 18 (94.74%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (94.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (63.16%) Selenium
3 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
3 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
4 11 (57.89%) TDD
4 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
4 11 (57.89%) WebDriver
4 11 (57.89%) BDD
5 7 (36.84%) User Stories
5 7 (36.84%) Degree
6 1 (5.26%) VMware
6 1 (5.26%) Subversion
6 1 (5.26%) Windows
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.26%) JMeter
6 1 (5.26%) WATIR
6 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (5.26%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage 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:

Applications
1 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Selenium
2 11 (57.89%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) JMeter
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) WATIR
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Analyst
1 19 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (94.74%) Scrum
2 18 (94.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
4 11 (57.89%) BDD
4 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
4 11 (57.89%) TDD
5 7 (36.84%) User Stories
6 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) ISEB
2 18 (94.74%) ISTQB
2 18 (94.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (36.84%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) VMware