The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 49 54
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 236 256 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.30% 5.08% 4.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.70% 36.36% 33.66%
Number of salaries quoted 196 196 159
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,350 £28,625
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
661 704 722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.84% 13.98% 13.19%
Number of salaries quoted 529 489 498
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £27,550
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Berkshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Berkshire

QA
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 77 £55,000 +10.00% 15
Bracknell +10 38 £50,000 -13.04% 2
Newbury +12 35 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Maidenhead +9 29 £55,000 +18.91% 2
Slough -16 13 £63,000 +32.63% 2
Wokingham -23 8 £40,000 -11.11%
Hungerford +8 1 £40,000 +1.26% 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 196 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (34.27%) Java
3 125 (29.14%) Finance
4 100 (23.31%) SQL
5 97 (22.61%) Selenium
6 86 (20.05%) Linux
7 82 (19.11%) Telecoms
8 78 (18.18%) Degree
9 76 (17.72%) Test Automation
10 74 (17.25%) HTML
11 68 (15.85%) SDLC
12 66 (15.38%) JavaScript
13 59 (13.75%) Oracle
13 59 (13.75%) Python
13 59 (13.75%) Windows
14 58 (13.52%) Microsoft
15 57 (13.29%) .NET
16 56 (13.05%) JIRA
17 53 (12.35%) Scrum
18 49 (11.42%) SaaS
19 48 (11.19%) Automated Testing
20 47 (10.96%) Mentoring
20 47 (10.96%) Data Centre
21 46 (10.72%) C#
22 45 (10.49%) Perl
22 45 (10.49%) CSS
22 45 (10.49%) Web Services
23 42 (9.79%) SQL Server
23 42 (9.79%) Project Management
24 41 (9.56%) MS Excel

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 23 (5.36%) CMS
2 16 (3.73%) IIS
3 12 (2.80%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.86%) GeoServer
4 8 (1.86%) Oracle Service Bus
4 8 (1.86%) Oracle Spatial
4 8 (1.86%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (1.63%) Drupal
6 5 (1.17%) JBoss
7 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.70%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.70%) Tuxedo
8 2 (0.47%) Apache
8 2 (0.47%) Eucalyptus
8 2 (0.47%) nginx
8 2 (0.47%) Node.js
8 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (9.56%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.86%) MS Office
3 6 (1.40%) MS Project
4 5 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.70%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 19 (4.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (1.86%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 8 (1.86%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.93%) Magento
5 3 (0.70%) BASE24
6 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 49 (11.42%) SaaS
2 11 (2.56%) OpenShift
3 4 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.70%) Office 365
4 3 (0.70%) Sage Pay
5 2 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.16%) IPv4
2 29 (6.76%) Firewall
3 20 (4.66%) Cisco IOS
3 20 (4.66%) Cisco Nexus
4 14 (3.26%) SAN
4 14 (3.26%) TCP/IP
5 13 (3.03%) Internet
5 13 (3.03%) NAS
5 13 (3.03%) Wireshark
6 12 (2.80%) IMAP
6 12 (2.80%) SMTP
7 9 (2.10%) DNS
7 9 (2.10%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (1.63%) SSL
9 6 (1.40%) HTTP
10 3 (0.70%) GSM
10 3 (0.70%) MPLS
10 3 (0.70%) PBX
10 3 (0.70%) UMTS
10 3 (0.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.69%) MySQL
3 28 (6.53%) NoSQL
4 22 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 16 (3.73%) RDBMS
6 15 (3.50%) Big Data
7 13 (3.03%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.56%) Oracle Database
9 9 (2.10%) GIS
10 8 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (1.17%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (0.70%) HBase
14 3 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (0.47%) DB2
15 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
16 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
16 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 97 (22.61%) Selenium
2 56 (13.05%) JIRA
3 24 (5.59%) Cucumber
4 23 (5.36%) WebDriver
5 20 (4.66%) Jenkins
6 18 (4.20%) Git (software)
7 16 (3.73%) Subversion
7 16 (3.73%) TestNG
8 14 (3.26%) Visual Studio
9 13 (3.03%) AQtime
9 13 (3.03%) LoadRunner
9 13 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (3.03%) WebLOAD
10 12 (2.80%) ERwin
10 12 (2.80%) HP UFT
10 12 (2.80%) JMeter
11 11 (2.56%) NUnit
12 9 (2.10%) Gatling
13 7 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 125 (29.14%) Finance
2 82 (19.11%) Telecoms
3 34 (7.93%) Marketing
4 31 (7.23%) Retail
5 26 (6.06%) Manufacturing
6 19 (4.43%) Electronics
7 14 (3.26%) Local Government
8 12 (2.80%) Banking
9 6 (1.40%) Games
10 2 (0.47%) Back Office
10 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.47%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 83 (19.35%) Tester
2 70 (16.32%) QA Tester
3 52 (12.12%) Automation Tester
4 51 (11.89%) Developer
5 48 (11.19%) Analyst
6 43 (10.02%) QA Automation Tester
7 40 (9.32%) QA Engineer
8 32 (7.46%) Software Manager
9 29 (6.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 29 (6.76%) Selenium Tester
10 28 (6.53%) Development Manager
11 27 (6.29%) Architect
12 24 (5.59%) Project Manager
12 24 (5.59%) QA Leader
12 24 (5.59%) Test Engineer
13 23 (5.36%) Junior
13 23 (5.36%) QA Manager
13 23 (5.36%) QA Test Engineer
13 23 (5.36%) Team Leader
14 22 (5.13%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (17.25%) HTML
2 57 (13.29%) .NET
3 45 (10.49%) CSS
3 45 (10.49%) Web Services
4 40 (9.32%) SOAP
5 39 (9.09%) XML
6 33 (7.69%) Ajax
7 25 (5.83%) Spring
8 23 (5.36%) J2EE
8 23 (5.36%) JSON
9 20 (4.66%) RESTful
10 17 (3.96%) ASP.NET
11 16 (3.73%) jQuery
12 12 (2.80%) HTML5
12 12 (2.80%) MAPI
13 9 (2.10%) AngularJS
13 9 (2.10%) Java EE
14 8 (1.86%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (1.86%) Play Framework
14 8 (1.86%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.96%) Data Centre
2 35 (8.16%) Computer Science
3 33 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 25 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (4.66%) EMC VNX
6 18 (4.20%) PMI
7 14 (3.26%) Smart Meter
8 12 (2.80%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.86%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.86%) User Experience
10 7 (1.63%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.17%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.17%) Wiki
12 4 (0.93%) Contactless
12 4 (0.93%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.70%) EMV
13 3 (0.70%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 86 (20.05%) Linux
2 59 (13.75%) Windows
3 25 (5.83%) Unix
4 21 (4.90%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.63%) Android
6 6 (1.40%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.93%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.47%) Solaris
9 1 (0.23%) AIX
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (17.72%) Test Automation
3 68 (15.85%) SDLC
4 53 (12.35%) Scrum
5 48 (11.19%) Automated Testing
6 47 (10.96%) Mentoring
7 42 (9.79%) Project Management
8 41 (9.56%) BDD
8 41 (9.56%) Software Testing
9 40 (9.32%) User Acceptance Testing
10 37 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (8.39%) ITIL
12 33 (7.69%) Document Management
12 33 (7.69%) ITSM
12 33 (7.69%) SOA
13 31 (7.23%) Capacity Planning
14 30 (6.99%) Automation Testing
14 30 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (6.99%) Test Scripting
15 29 (6.76%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 147 (34.27%) Java
2 100 (23.31%) SQL
3 66 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 59 (13.75%) Python
5 46 (10.72%) C#
6 45 (10.49%) Perl
7 36 (8.39%) Ruby
8 26 (6.06%) PowerShell
9 18 (4.20%) C++
10 17 (3.96%) PHP
10 17 (3.96%) Shell Script
11 14 (3.26%) VB
12 12 (2.80%) PL/SQL
12 12 (2.80%) R
13 11 (2.56%) VB.NET
13 11 (2.56%) VBScript
14 7 (1.63%) Groovy
15 6 (1.40%) C
16 3 (0.70%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 78 (18.18%) Degree
2 39 (9.09%) ISEB
2 39 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 24 (5.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (4.90%) PMI Certification
4 21 (4.90%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.70%) CISM
7 3 (0.70%) CISSP
7 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.70%) PMP
8 1 (0.23%) APMP
8 1 (0.23%) CISMP
8 1 (0.23%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.23%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.23%) NEBOSH
2 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.23%) SDET
System Software
1 33 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (7.46%) VMware ESX
3 20 (4.66%) vSphere
4 14 (3.26%) Active Directory
5 11 (2.56%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.47%) GlusterFS
7 2 (0.47%) Varnish
8 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (4.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 20 (4.66%) SCCM
1 20 (4.66%) WSUS
2 13 (3.03%) Perfmon
3 5 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.93%) Puppet
5 3 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.47%) Ansible
6 2 (0.47%) Cacti
6 2 (0.47%) Ganglia
6 2 (0.47%) Nagios
6 2 (0.47%) OpenView
6 2 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 59 (13.75%) Oracle
2 58 (13.52%) Microsoft
3 37 (8.62%) VMware
4 35 (8.16%) BMC
5 33 (7.69%) Remedy
6 23 (5.36%) Cisco
7 22 (5.13%) SAP
8 20 (4.66%) EMC
8 20 (4.66%) Qualys
8 20 (4.66%) Red Hat
9 12 (2.80%) IBM
9 12 (2.80%) webMethods
10 10 (2.33%) Citrix
10 10 (2.33%) Northgate
10 10 (2.33%) Sitecore
11 8 (1.86%) Ab Initio
12 7 (1.63%) HP
12 7 (1.63%) Software AG
13 5 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.70%) Sage
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Berkshire
Apsley Recruitment Limited
Salary: benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 + Generous Package
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Marks Sattin
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
THE PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE CO LT
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Health/Life Insurance, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Share Options, Pension, Health
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Bottomline Technologies
Salary: £50-60k
Posted: 10 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
HiFX Europe Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Seqirus
Salary: Salary Competitive with Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Activus
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary Plus benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Berkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 22 days ago