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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 50 91
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +41
Permanent jobs citing QA 299 248 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.35% 4.23% 3.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.14% 36.69% 36.55%
Number of salaries quoted 233 172 135
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £38,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -0.65%
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
784 676 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.02% 11.52% 8.27%
Number of salaries quoted 566 482 345
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,075 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £61,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 -1 103 £47,500 -13.63% 22
Newbury +15 36 £52,500 +40.00% 1
Slough +13 29 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Windsor +10 24 £75,000 +200.00% 2
Hungerford -3 19 £35,000 -28.20%
Bracknell +1 18 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Maidenhead -16 14 £54,250 +27.64% 3
Wokingham +20 9 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Thatcham - 1 £29,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 260 (46.35%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (24.24%) Scrum
3 135 (24.06%) SQL
3 135 (24.06%) Degree
4 119 (21.21%) Software Testing
5 118 (21.03%) Finance
6 113 (20.14%) Selenium
7 112 (19.96%) C#
7 112 (19.96%) SQL Server
8 110 (19.61%) Microsoft
9 104 (18.54%) .NET
10 103 (18.36%) Telecoms
11 90 (16.04%) JavaScript
11 90 (16.04%) Windows
12 89 (15.86%) ISEB
13 87 (15.51%) HTML
14 80 (14.26%) Java
15 77 (13.73%) ISTQB
16 74 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
17 73 (13.01%) Automation Testing
18 72 (12.83%) CSS
19 70 (12.48%) Test Automation
20 62 (11.05%) Test Scripting
20 62 (11.05%) Computer Science
21 60 (10.70%) Software Engineering
22 57 (10.16%) WebDriver
22 57 (10.16%) Web Services
23 55 (9.80%) MS Excel
23 55 (9.80%) Oracle
24 54 (9.63%) jQuery

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 24 (4.28%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.74%) CMS
3 16 (2.85%) Sitecore CMS
4 15 (2.67%) Oracle Service Bus
5 12 (2.14%) Confluence
6 11 (1.96%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.96%) IIS
7 6 (1.07%) Drupal
8 2 (0.36%) nginx
8 2 (0.36%) Apache
8 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.36%) Eucalyptus
8 2 (0.36%) Lync
8 2 (0.36%) Node.js
9 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 55 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 32 (5.70%) MS Visio
3 26 (4.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (3.57%) MS Office
5 3 (0.53%) MS Project
6 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (2.67%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.36%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.36%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.36%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.18%) SAP SEM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.95%) SaaS
2 4 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (7.49%) Wireless
2 22 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 21 (3.74%) GSM
3 21 (3.74%) UMTS
3 21 (3.74%) LTE
4 19 (3.39%) 2G
4 19 (3.39%) WiMAX
4 19 (3.39%) 3G
4 19 (3.39%) RNC
5 15 (2.67%) Radio Access Network
6 14 (2.50%) Network Security
7 12 (2.14%) HTTPS
8 10 (1.78%) SAN
9 9 (1.60%) 4G
10 7 (1.25%) Gigabit Ethernet
10 7 (1.25%) NAS
10 7 (1.25%) Ethernet
10 7 (1.25%) Firewall
11 5 (0.89%) Internet
11 5 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (19.96%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.60%) Relational Database
3 34 (6.06%) NoSQL
4 28 (4.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (4.28%) MySQL
6 23 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (3.74%) RDBMS
8 19 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (2.85%) MongoDB
10 14 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.78%) Data Mining
11 10 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (1.07%) MS Access
12 6 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.18%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 113 (20.14%) Selenium
2 57 (10.16%) WebDriver
3 29 (5.17%) JIRA
3 29 (5.17%) QuickTest Pro
4 27 (4.81%) Git (software)
5 26 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (4.46%) Visual Studio
7 21 (3.74%) Subversion
8 16 (2.85%) SpecFlow
9 15 (2.67%) SoapUI
10 12 (2.14%) Zephyr
11 11 (1.96%) Cucumber
12 8 (1.43%) LoadRunner
13 6 (1.07%) Axure RP
13 6 (1.07%) Appium
13 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (0.71%) Robolectric
15 2 (0.36%) Capybara
15 2 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 2 (0.36%) Eclipse
General
1 118 (21.03%) Finance
2 103 (18.36%) Telecoms
3 54 (9.63%) Banking
4 43 (7.66%) Marketing
5 35 (6.24%) Retail
6 25 (4.46%) Billing
6 25 (4.46%) Advertising
7 22 (3.92%) Aerospace
8 20 (3.57%) Legal
9 18 (3.21%) Automotive
10 14 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (1.60%) Manufacturing
12 6 (1.07%) Local Government
13 5 (0.89%) Games
14 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.36%) Electronics
14 2 (0.36%) French Language
14 2 (0.36%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 124 (22.10%) Analyst
2 107 (19.07%) QA Engineer
3 70 (12.48%) Developer
4 57 (10.16%) Software Engineer
5 55 (9.80%) Test Analyst
6 51 (9.09%) Tester
7 49 (8.73%) Test Engineer
8 39 (6.95%) Consultant
9 38 (6.77%) Junior
9 38 (6.77%) QA Analyst
10 37 (6.60%) Senior Analyst
11 29 (5.17%) QA Tester
11 29 (5.17%) Test Leader
12 28 (4.99%) Senior QA Engineer
13 26 (4.63%) Software Tester
13 26 (4.63%) Architect
14 25 (4.46%) Graduate
15 24 (4.28%) Software Test Engineer
16 22 (3.92%) Senior Software Engineer
16 22 (3.92%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (18.54%) .NET
2 87 (15.51%) HTML
3 72 (12.83%) CSS
4 57 (10.16%) Web Services
5 54 (9.63%) jQuery
6 53 (9.45%) Ajax
7 49 (8.73%) XML
8 37 (6.60%) ASP.NET
9 36 (6.42%) SOAP
10 35 (6.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (6.06%) HTML5
12 30 (5.35%) Spring
13 29 (5.17%) JSON
14 25 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 23 (4.10%) WPF
16 22 (3.92%) RESTful
17 21 (3.74%) REST
18 20 (3.57%) LINQ
19 15 (2.67%) OAuth
19 15 (2.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 74 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (11.05%) Computer Science
3 25 (4.46%) User Experience
4 16 (2.85%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.50%) Open Source
6 12 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.14%) Algorithms
7 11 (1.96%) Visualisation
7 11 (1.96%) Wiki
8 10 (1.78%) Digital Media
9 9 (1.60%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.43%) Social Media
11 7 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.89%) Xbox
13 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.71%) PMI
13 4 (0.71%) Replication
14 3 (0.53%) Mathematics
14 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Cloud
15 2 (0.36%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 90 (16.04%) Windows
2 48 (8.56%) UNIX
3 37 (6.60%) Linux
4 10 (1.78%) Android
4 10 (1.78%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.53%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.53%) AIX
5 3 (0.53%) Windows 2000
5 3 (0.53%) Windows XP
5 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (46.35%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (24.24%) Scrum
3 119 (21.21%) Software Testing
4 73 (13.01%) Automation Testing
5 70 (12.48%) Test Automation
6 62 (11.05%) Test Scripting
7 60 (10.70%) Software Engineering
8 51 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 44 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
10 43 (7.66%) Automated Testing
11 42 (7.49%) TDD
12 38 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
13 36 (6.42%) ITIL
14 35 (6.24%) SOA
15 34 (6.06%) PRINCE2
15 34 (6.06%) Mentoring
16 32 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
16 32 (5.70%) User Acceptance Testing
17 31 (5.53%) BDD
18 30 (5.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 135 (24.06%) SQL
2 112 (19.96%) C#
3 90 (16.04%) JavaScript
4 80 (14.26%) Java
5 18 (3.21%) Ruby
6 17 (3.03%) C
7 10 (1.78%) C++
7 10 (1.78%) PHP
8 8 (1.43%) Python
9 7 (1.25%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.07%) Objective-C
10 6 (1.07%) VB
11 5 (0.89%) VBScript
11 5 (0.89%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.89%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.71%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.53%) Perl
14 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 135 (24.06%) Degree
2 89 (15.86%) ISEB
3 77 (13.73%) ISTQB
4 48 (8.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (3.39%) Security Cleared
6 15 (2.67%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.43%) AAT
8 7 (1.25%) PMP
8 7 (1.25%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.25%) HND
9 6 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.07%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.53%) CISSP
11 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.18%) MCSE
12 1 (0.18%) CCA
12 1 (0.18%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.18%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.21%) SLA
2 5 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.36%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) P3O
5 1 (0.18%) BS7799
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.89%) vSphere
3 3 (0.53%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.36%) Varnish
4 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.36%) GlusterFS
5 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (4.81%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.36%) Puppet
3 2 (0.36%) OpenView
3 2 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.36%) Nagios
3 2 (0.36%) Foglight
3 2 (0.36%) OPNET
3 2 (0.36%) Cacti
3 2 (0.36%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.18%) Iperf
Vendors
1 110 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 55 (9.80%) Oracle
3 26 (4.63%) HP
4 23 (4.10%) Nortel
4 23 (4.10%) Ericsson
4 23 (4.10%) Nokia
5 22 (3.92%) Sitecore
6 15 (2.67%) IBM
7 10 (1.78%) Business Objects
8 9 (1.60%) BMC
9 8 (1.43%) VMware
9 8 (1.43%) SAP
10 7 (1.25%) Cisco
10 7 (1.25%) Remedy
11 6 (1.07%) Logi Analytics
11 6 (1.07%) Tableau
12 5 (0.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 2 (0.36%) Riverbed
13 2 (0.36%) SolarWinds
13 2 (0.36%) InterSystems
Berkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Johnson & Johnson
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000-65,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
QA
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser Ltd
Salary: BENS
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22741 - £23941 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Oracle
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
Oracle
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + BENS
Posted: 6 days ago