The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 62 58
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 291 208 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.89% 3.79% 4.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.76% 33.12% 32.37%
Number of salaries quoted 177 166 206
Average salary £40,000 £43,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% -6.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
862 628 695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.48% 11.43% 12.49%
Number of salaries quoted 571 442 611
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

QA
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

QA Salary Trend in Berkshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Berkshire

QA
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 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Reading +32 120 £37,500 -17.58% 8
Maidenhead +7 33 £40,000 -20.79% 4
Newbury -5 27 £42,500 +17.24%
Bracknell -11 27 £33,750 -32.50% 2
Slough +8 24 £37,782 -24.43% 5
Windsor -1 20 £57,500 -17.85%
Hungerford -6 4 £51,000 +52.23% 1
Wokingham - 2 £36,250 -
Ascot - 2 £50,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 129 (23.89%) Telecoms
2 114 (21.11%) Finance
3 113 (20.93%) Degree
4 112 (20.74%) Java
5 111 (20.56%) ISEB
6 108 (20.00%) SQL
7 101 (18.70%) Software Testing
8 97 (17.96%) C#
9 91 (16.85%) Selenium
10 90 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 87 (16.11%) Linux
12 84 (15.56%) .NET
13 82 (15.19%) HTML
14 74 (13.70%) Scrum
15 71 (13.15%) Project Management
16 66 (12.22%) Windows
17 65 (12.04%) JavaScript
18 61 (11.30%) SQL Server
19 59 (10.93%) Computer Science
20 58 (10.74%) Retail
21 54 (10.00%) Microsoft
21 54 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 46 (8.52%) C++
22 46 (8.52%) Test Automation
23 43 (7.96%) Test Scripting
24 42 (7.78%) UNIX
25 41 (7.59%) PHP
25 41 (7.59%) WebDriver
26 39 (7.22%) Marketing
27 38 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Berkshire region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (5.37%) CMS
2 26 (4.81%) IIS
3 25 (4.63%) Apache
4 18 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 18 (3.33%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (1.30%) Drupal
7 5 (0.93%) Confluence
8 4 (0.74%) nginx
8 4 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.74%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.74%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.74%) Eucalyptus
9 2 (0.37%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.19%) Liferay
10 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.19%) WordPress
10 1 (0.19%) Joomla!
Applications
1 29 (5.37%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.07%) MS Visio
3 17 (3.15%) MS Office
4 15 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.85%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.93%) MS Project
7 2 (0.37%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 20 (3.70%) JDE OneWorld
2 6 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.37%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.19%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.19%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.33%) SaaS
2 9 (1.67%) LucidChart
3 4 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.30%) SAN
2 31 (5.74%) Internet
2 31 (5.74%) HTTP
3 30 (5.56%) SMTP
4 28 (5.19%) TCP/IP
4 28 (5.19%) NAS
5 27 (5.00%) 3G
6 26 (4.81%) 4G
7 22 (4.07%) LTE
8 20 (3.70%) Wireless
8 20 (3.70%) Broadband
9 17 (3.15%) DNS
9 17 (3.15%) IMAP
10 13 (2.41%) Wireshark
10 13 (2.41%) Ethernet
11 10 (1.85%) Firewall
12 9 (1.67%) OpenLDAP
12 9 (1.67%) LDAP
13 8 (1.48%) 2G
14 7 (1.30%) 2.5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.44%) MySQL
3 11 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.67%) Big Data
5 9 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.74%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.37%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.37%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 91 (16.85%) Selenium
2 41 (7.59%) WebDriver
3 22 (4.07%) Axure RP
3 22 (4.07%) QuickTest Pro
4 19 (3.52%) JIRA
5 18 (3.33%) TestDirector
6 17 (3.15%) WebLOAD
6 17 (3.15%) Visual Studio
6 17 (3.15%) AQtime
7 14 (2.59%) Git (software)
7 14 (2.59%) LoadRunner
8 12 (2.22%) Subversion
9 11 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (2.04%) Jenkins
10 10 (1.85%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.48%) Eclipse
12 7 (1.30%) TestNG
12 7 (1.30%) Selenium IDE
13 6 (1.11%) SoapUI
13 6 (1.11%) Capybara
General
1 129 (23.89%) Telecoms
2 114 (21.11%) Finance
3 58 (10.74%) Retail
4 39 (7.22%) Marketing
5 24 (4.44%) Billing
5 24 (4.44%) Advertising
6 12 (2.22%) Multimedia
7 11 (2.04%) Publishing
7 11 (2.04%) Legal
8 7 (1.30%) Banking
9 6 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.93%) German Language
11 4 (0.74%) Electronics
11 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.56%) Local Government
13 2 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.19%) Back Office
14 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 115 (21.30%) Analyst
2 76 (14.07%) Test Analyst
3 66 (12.22%) Test Engineer
4 46 (8.52%) Developer
5 42 (7.78%) Tester
6 39 (7.22%) QA Analyst
7 38 (7.04%) QA Engineer
8 29 (5.37%) Junior
9 28 (5.19%) Project Manager
10 26 (4.81%) Senior Test Engineer
11 24 (4.44%) QA Leader
12 23 (4.26%) Software Engineer
13 21 (3.89%) Consultant
14 20 (3.70%) QA Test Analyst
15 19 (3.52%) Junior Analyst
15 19 (3.52%) Business Analyst
16 18 (3.33%) Test Manager
17 17 (3.15%) Systems Engineer
17 17 (3.15%) Programme Manager
17 17 (3.15%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (15.56%) .NET
2 82 (15.19%) HTML
3 36 (6.67%) CSS
4 33 (6.11%) ASP.NET
4 33 (6.11%) jQuery
5 32 (5.93%) XML
6 25 (4.63%) HTML5
7 17 (3.15%) MAPI
7 17 (3.15%) LAMP
7 17 (3.15%) Ajax
8 15 (2.78%) Web Services
8 15 (2.78%) J2EE
9 11 (2.04%) Spring
9 11 (2.04%) CSS3
9 11 (2.04%) Yii
10 10 (1.85%) .NET Framework
11 9 (1.67%) WebSockets
12 7 (1.30%) WPF
12 7 (1.30%) LINQ
12 7 (1.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.93%) Computer Science
2 23 (4.26%) Digital Media
3 16 (2.96%) Smartphone
4 15 (2.78%) Mainframe
5 14 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.59%) Firmware
6 13 (2.41%) Client/Server
7 12 (2.22%) Mathematics
8 11 (2.04%) Open Source
9 10 (1.85%) Social Media
9 10 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.67%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.67%) Learning Management System
10 9 (1.67%) Human Factors
10 9 (1.67%) E-Learning
10 9 (1.67%) SCORM
10 9 (1.67%) STB
11 6 (1.11%) W3C
12 5 (0.93%) PMI
12 5 (0.93%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 87 (16.11%) Linux
2 66 (12.22%) Windows
3 42 (7.78%) UNIX
4 12 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.30%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.30%) Android
7 6 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.56%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.56%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.37%) Solaris
10 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.19%) CentOS
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (18.70%) Software Testing
2 90 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (13.70%) Scrum
4 71 (13.15%) Project Management
5 46 (8.52%) Test Automation
6 43 (7.96%) Test Scripting
7 38 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 36 (6.67%) Software Engineering
9 35 (6.48%) ITIL
10 34 (6.30%) PRINCE2
10 34 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
11 32 (5.93%) Automated Testing
12 30 (5.56%) CRM
13 29 (5.37%) Migration
13 29 (5.37%) TDD
13 29 (5.37%) Integration Testing
14 28 (5.19%) Product Management
14 28 (5.19%) OOP
15 27 (5.00%) E-Commerce
15 27 (5.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 112 (20.74%) Java
2 108 (20.00%) SQL
3 97 (17.96%) C#
4 65 (12.04%) JavaScript
5 46 (8.52%) C++
6 41 (7.59%) PHP
7 32 (5.93%) Python
8 22 (4.07%) C
8 22 (4.07%) Ruby
9 16 (2.96%) Perl
10 11 (2.04%) PHP5
10 11 (2.04%) VBScript
10 11 (2.04%) VB
11 5 (0.93%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.74%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.56%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.37%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.19%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.19%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 113 (20.93%) Degree
2 111 (20.56%) ISEB
3 54 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 36 (6.67%) ISTQB
5 33 (6.11%) Security Cleared
6 30 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 18 (3.33%) PMI Certification
8 15 (2.78%) PMP
9 14 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (1.30%) AAT
11 6 (1.11%) ACCA
12 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.74%) CIMA
14 3 (0.56%) GIAC
14 3 (0.56%) CISSP
14 3 (0.56%) CSSLP
15 2 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.37%) ICAEW
16 1 (0.19%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.59%) SLA
2 9 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.93%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (5.37%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.70%) VMware ESX
3 19 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.85%) NFS
5 4 (0.74%) Varnish
6 2 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.37%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.19%) Squid
7 1 (0.19%) qmail
7 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (5.74%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.30%) NetBackup
3 6 (1.11%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.11%) PureDisk
3 6 (1.11%) Puppet
4 5 (0.93%) WSUS
5 4 (0.74%) Cacti
5 4 (0.74%) Ganglia
5 4 (0.74%) OpenView
5 4 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (0.74%) Nagios
5 4 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.19%) nmon
6 1 (0.19%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.19%) YUM
6 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.93%) Oracle
3 24 (4.44%) HP
4 21 (3.89%) VMware
5 17 (3.15%) Sitecore
5 17 (3.15%) JBoss
6 15 (2.78%) InterSystems
7 12 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 12 (2.22%) Cisco
7 12 (2.22%) Zend
8 11 (2.04%) Nortel
8 11 (2.04%) Ericsson
8 11 (2.04%) Nokia
9 10 (1.85%) F5
10 7 (1.30%) IBM
10 7 (1.30%) Business Objects
10 7 (1.30%) SAP
11 6 (1.11%) Hyperion
12 5 (0.93%) Huawei
12 5 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
Reading, Berkshire
Citrus Global Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Remit Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Avis Budget Group
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 2 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Car Allow + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
Blue Town Online
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Slough
Blue Town Online
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Avis Budget Group
Posted: 10 days ago
Central London, London, Hounslow, Slough,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £45-50,000 + Bens
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £0 - £10,000 per year
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 22 days ago
Maidenhead
Brightred Resourcing
Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 22 days ago
Slough
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £38000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago