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

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 28 -
Rank change year-on-year +16 -  
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 2.13% 0.96% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.50% 5.88% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Median salary £31,500 - -
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 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 8 17 13
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 17.02% 16.35% 10.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 10
Median salary £32,000 £47,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.63% +58.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £17,750 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £45,000 £59,176
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
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

QA
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

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 Stevenage region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) JMeter
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) WATIR
3 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Subversion

QA
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:

Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) WATIR
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) VMware