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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 64 56
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 259 227 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.46% 3.85% 4.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.44% 37.46% 41.88%
Number of salaries quoted 171 168 206
Average salary £46,500 £50,000 £44,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.00% +12.99%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £68,700 £70,000 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
752 606 585
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.94% 10.27% 10.75%
Number of salaries quoted 479 434 496
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £69,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +10 99 £42,500 -10.52% 6
Newbury +22 34 £41,250 -15.81% 7
Bracknell -17 29 £55,000 +12.24% 6
Slough -7 26 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Maidenhead +3 19 £62,500 +38.88%
Windsor -3 15 £38,750 -3.12% 1
Hungerford -4 2 £32,500 -35.64%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 246 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (26.97%) Telecoms
3 118 (22.10%) Scrum
4 116 (21.72%) Finance
5 111 (20.79%) SQL
6 109 (20.41%) Degree
7 102 (19.10%) Software Testing
8 95 (17.79%) JavaScript
9 92 (17.23%) Java
10 82 (15.36%) SQL Server
11 80 (14.98%) C#
11 80 (14.98%) HTML
12 79 (14.79%) ISEB
13 78 (14.61%) Selenium
14 75 (14.04%) Windows
15 70 (13.11%) Microsoft
16 69 (12.92%) .NET
17 62 (11.61%) Linux
18 61 (11.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 54 (10.11%) Wireless
20 53 (9.93%) CSS
21 52 (9.74%) UNIX
22 51 (9.55%) jQuery
22 51 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
23 47 (8.80%) 3G
24 46 (8.61%) Retail
25 44 (8.24%) Software Engineering
25 44 (8.24%) Project Management
26 43 (8.05%) Migration
27 42 (7.87%) Relational Database

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 22 (4.12%) CMS
2 16 (3.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 14 (2.62%) IIS
4 9 (1.69%) Oracle Service Bus
5 8 (1.50%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.31%) Confluence
7 5 (0.94%) Drupal
7 5 (0.94%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.94%) Apache
8 2 (0.37%) Node.js
9 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.19%) WordPress
9 1 (0.19%) Liferay
9 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.19%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.19%) Joomla!
Applications
1 23 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.18%) MS Office
3 16 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.75%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.56%) MS Project
7 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (1.69%) JDE OneWorld
1 9 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.12%) SAP BPC
2 6 (1.12%) SAP SEM
2 6 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.19%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.25%) SaaS
2 4 (0.75%) LucidChart
3 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 54 (10.11%) Wireless
2 47 (8.80%) 3G
3 36 (6.74%) LTE
4 33 (6.18%) 2G
5 29 (5.43%) GSM
5 29 (5.43%) UMTS
6 26 (4.87%) WiMAX
6 26 (4.87%) RNC
7 25 (4.68%) SAN
8 22 (4.12%) TCP/IP
9 19 (3.56%) Internet
9 19 (3.56%) NAS
10 18 (3.37%) Radio Access Network
11 15 (2.81%) 4G
12 14 (2.62%) Broadband
13 11 (2.06%) SMTP
13 11 (2.06%) MVNO
14 10 (1.87%) Network Security
14 10 (1.87%) Firewall
15 9 (1.69%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (15.36%) SQL Server
2 42 (7.87%) Relational Database
3 22 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (3.18%) MySQL
5 16 (3.00%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.43%) RDBMS
7 10 (1.87%) SAP BW
8 9 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.12%) SAP HANA
10 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (0.94%) Big Data
11 5 (0.94%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.75%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.75%) DataStage
12 4 (0.75%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 78 (14.61%) Selenium
2 35 (6.55%) WebDriver
3 23 (4.31%) QuickTest Pro
4 17 (3.18%) Git (software)
5 14 (2.62%) Visual Studio
5 14 (2.62%) JIRA
6 13 (2.43%) Axure RP
7 12 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (2.25%) Subversion
8 10 (1.87%) LoadRunner
9 9 (1.69%) WebLOAD
9 9 (1.69%) AQtime
10 6 (1.12%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.12%) TestDirector
11 5 (0.94%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.94%) Jenkins
11 5 (0.94%) eggPlant
12 4 (0.75%) LoadUI
12 4 (0.75%) Selenium IDE
12 4 (0.75%) Hudson
General
1 144 (26.97%) Telecoms
2 116 (21.72%) Finance
3 46 (8.61%) Retail
4 32 (5.99%) Marketing
5 28 (5.24%) Banking
6 22 (4.12%) Advertising
7 21 (3.93%) Aerospace
8 13 (2.43%) Billing
9 12 (2.25%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.87%) Local Government
10 10 (1.87%) Legal
11 4 (0.75%) Automotive
11 4 (0.75%) Publishing
12 3 (0.56%) Electronics
12 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.37%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
13 2 (0.37%) German Language
14 1 (0.19%) French Language
14 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 97 (18.16%) Analyst
2 57 (10.67%) Test Analyst
3 52 (9.74%) Tester
4 49 (9.18%) Test Engineer
5 48 (8.99%) Developer
5 48 (8.99%) QA Engineer
6 39 (7.30%) Software Engineer
7 34 (6.37%) Junior
7 34 (6.37%) Consultant
7 34 (6.37%) QA Analyst
8 33 (6.18%) Test Consultant
9 27 (5.06%) Software Tester
10 26 (4.87%) Architect
11 25 (4.68%) QA Tester
12 23 (4.31%) Software Test Engineer
13 18 (3.37%) Technical Leader
13 18 (3.37%) Wireless Engineer
14 17 (3.18%) Project Manager
15 16 (3.00%) Business Analyst
15 16 (3.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (14.98%) HTML
2 69 (12.92%) .NET
3 53 (9.93%) CSS
4 51 (9.55%) jQuery
5 32 (5.99%) Spring
5 32 (5.99%) Ajax
6 29 (5.43%) XML
6 29 (5.43%) ASP.NET
7 24 (4.49%) Web Services
7 24 (4.49%) HTML5
8 23 (4.31%) SOAP
9 20 (3.75%) Hibernate
10 18 (3.37%) JDBC
11 16 (3.00%) JSON
11 16 (3.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (2.25%) CSS3
12 12 (2.25%) LAMP
13 11 (2.06%) WPF
14 10 (1.87%) OAuth
14 10 (1.87%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (7.12%) Computer Science
3 26 (4.87%) User Experience
4 23 (4.31%) Mainframe
5 18 (3.37%) Algorithms
5 18 (3.37%) Digital Media
6 14 (2.62%) Smartphone
7 9 (1.69%) Open Source
8 7 (1.31%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.12%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.12%) PMI
9 6 (1.12%) W3C
10 5 (0.94%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.75%) Statistics
11 4 (0.75%) Human Factors
11 4 (0.75%) Social Media
12 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.56%) STB
12 3 (0.56%) Replication
12 3 (0.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 75 (14.04%) Windows
2 62 (11.61%) Linux
3 52 (9.74%) UNIX
4 6 (1.12%) Android
5 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.75%) AIX
6 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.19%) Solaris
8 1 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (22.10%) Scrum
3 102 (19.10%) Software Testing
4 44 (8.24%) Software Engineering
4 44 (8.24%) Project Management
5 43 (8.05%) Migration
6 42 (7.87%) Waterfall
7 41 (7.68%) Data Migration
7 41 (7.68%) Test Scripting
8 40 (7.49%) Continuous Improvement
9 38 (7.12%) Service Delivery
10 32 (5.99%) OOP
10 32 (5.99%) Test Automation
10 32 (5.99%) Automation Testing
11 31 (5.81%) TDD
12 30 (5.62%) Logistics
13 29 (5.43%) CRM
14 26 (4.87%) E-Commerce
14 26 (4.87%) ERP
15 25 (4.68%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (20.79%) SQL
2 95 (17.79%) JavaScript
3 92 (17.23%) Java
4 80 (14.98%) C#
5 24 (4.49%) C++
6 22 (4.12%) C
7 20 (3.75%) PHP
8 15 (2.81%) Python
9 10 (1.87%) Ruby
10 8 (1.50%) PHP5
10 8 (1.50%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.12%) VB
12 5 (0.94%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.75%) VBScript
13 4 (0.75%) Perl
13 4 (0.75%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.56%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.19%) Scala
15 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (20.41%) Degree
2 79 (14.79%) ISEB
3 61 (11.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 41 (7.68%) ISTQB
5 20 (3.75%) Security Cleared
6 18 (3.37%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.50%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.31%) ACCA
8 7 (1.31%) AAT
9 6 (1.12%) PMP
10 5 (0.94%) ICAEW
10 5 (0.94%) CIMA
11 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.56%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.19%) HND
14 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.19%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.74%) SLA
2 7 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.94%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) P3O
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.87%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.69%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.94%) Firmware
5 3 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (3.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.75%) WSUS
3 3 (0.56%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.56%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.56%) PureDisk
4 1 (0.19%) Puppet
4 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.19%) cPanel
Vendors
1 70 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.55%) Nortel
2 35 (6.55%) Ericsson
2 35 (6.55%) Nokia
3 33 (6.18%) Oracle
4 23 (4.31%) InterSystems
4 23 (4.31%) Sitecore
5 16 (3.00%) HP
6 15 (2.81%) SAP
7 13 (2.43%) VMware
8 11 (2.06%) Zend
9 10 (1.87%) F5
9 10 (1.87%) Cisco
9 10 (1.87%) IBM
10 8 (1.50%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.12%) Hyperion
11 6 (1.12%) BMC
11 6 (1.12%) Remedy
12 5 (0.94%) Sun
12 5 (0.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum - bonus, healthcare, pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newbury
People Source
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Tindall IT Resourcing
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum GBP 30 - 45K +Benefits (neg)
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27000 to £50000 per annum - 12.5% bonus, Stock options, 25 days holi
Posted: Yesterday
Windsor, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £62,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Data Intelligence
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire Wilts Oxon Newbury Swindon
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £25 - 40,000 + Bonus + Very Good Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire Wilts Oxon Newbury Swindon
Questor Resourcing
Salary: £25 - 40,000 + Bonus + Very Good Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + +Great Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Mason Frank
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago