The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Analyst role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 197 218 213
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Analyst 28 10 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.47% 0.18% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.19% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 15
Average salary £34,250 £47,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.12% +34.28%
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +6.55%
QA Analyst
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5436 5232 5184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.82% 93.18% 94.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3740 4034 4328
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £61,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Analyst in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

QA Analyst
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Analyst across the Berkshire region.

QA Analyst Salary Trend in Berkshire

QA Analyst
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Analyst across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

QA Analyst Salary Histogram in Berkshire

QA Analyst
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead +3 16 £40,000 -23.80%
Reading +1 10 £27,500 -45.00%
Slough +6 1 £29,500 -46.36%
Bracknell - 1 £27,500 -
QA Analyst
South East

QA Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited QA Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Analyst in their job title.

1 41 (100.00%) QA
2 31 (75.61%) Telecoms
3 30 (73.17%) Software Testing
4 23 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (48.78%) Java
6 18 (43.90%) HTML
6 18 (43.90%) Broadband
6 18 (43.90%) 3G
6 18 (43.90%) Internet
6 18 (43.90%) Smartphone
7 13 (31.71%) Finance
7 13 (31.71%) Retail
7 13 (31.71%) ISEB
8 11 (26.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (26.83%) Test Planning
9 7 (17.07%) Manual Testing
9 7 (17.07%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
9 7 (17.07%) JDE OneWorld
10 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
11 5 (12.20%) XML
11 5 (12.20%) QuickTest Pro
12 4 (9.76%) VBScript
12 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
12 4 (9.76%) Degree
12 4 (9.76%) System Testing
13 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
13 3 (7.32%) ISTQB
13 3 (7.32%) Selenium
13 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing

QA Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region that cited QA Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (17.07%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 18 (43.90%) Broadband
1 18 (43.90%) Internet
1 18 (43.90%) 3G
2 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (7.32%) Selenium
3 2 (4.88%) jMock
3 2 (4.88%) TestDirector
3 2 (4.88%) JIRA
3 2 (4.88%) JMeter
3 2 (4.88%) JUnit
3 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.88%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.88%) LoadUI
4 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.44%) Subversion
4 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (75.61%) Telecoms
2 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 13 (31.71%) Retail
3 2 (4.88%) Billing
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (43.90%) HTML
2 5 (12.20%) XML
3 2 (4.88%) JMS
3 2 (4.88%) Middleware
3 2 (4.88%) REST
3 2 (4.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (43.90%) Smartphone
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) EPoS
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (73.17%) Software Testing
2 23 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (26.83%) Test Planning
4 7 (17.07%) Manual Testing
4 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
5 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
6 4 (9.76%) System Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.88%) BDD
8 2 (4.88%) Functional Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Scrum
8 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.88%) TDD
8 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (2.44%) Test Management
9 1 (2.44%) ERP
9 1 (2.44%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) Java
2 4 (9.76%) VBScript
3 2 (4.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) ISEB
2 11 (26.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 3 (7.32%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.88%) HP