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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 76 64 64
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 128 225 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.15% 3.74% 4.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.63% 31.42% 29.67%
Number of salaries quoted 109 210 138
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £26,350
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
432 716 792
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.64% 11.89% 13.64%
Number of salaries quoted 346 620 505
Median salary £52,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.95% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+1.13% +6.02%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -9 53 £60,000 +14.28% 3
Maidenhead +17 28 £57,500 -17.85% 4
Bracknell +10 11 £43,500 -20.90% 2
Slough +7 8 £27,000 -49.05% 1
Hungerford - 8 £33,000 -
Newbury -7 5 £36,000 -34.54% 1
Wokingham +5 4 £40,000 -20.00% 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 156 (47.85%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (31.29%) Degree
3 91 (27.91%) Java
4 87 (26.69%) Selenium
5 77 (23.62%) Scrum
6 65 (19.94%) Linux
7 60 (18.40%) Test Automation
8 57 (17.48%) Finance
9 55 (16.87%) HTML
10 54 (16.56%) JavaScript
11 52 (15.95%) Microsoft
12 48 (14.72%) .NET
12 48 (14.72%) Continuous Integration
12 48 (14.72%) Software Testing
12 48 (14.72%) DevOps
13 47 (14.42%) SDLC
14 46 (14.11%) Python
15 44 (13.50%) Automated Testing
16 41 (12.58%) Perl
16 41 (12.58%) Telecoms
16 41 (12.58%) Test Scripting
17 40 (12.27%) PHP
17 40 (12.27%) C#
18 39 (11.96%) JIRA
19 37 (11.35%) Open Source
19 37 (11.35%) Functional Testing
19 37 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
20 36 (11.04%) MySQL
21 34 (10.43%) SQL
21 34 (10.43%) Automation Testing

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 24 (7.36%) Apache
2 20 (6.13%) CMS
2 20 (6.13%) nginx
3 18 (5.52%) Drupal
4 17 (5.21%) Eucalyptus
5 8 (2.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (1.84%) WordPress
7 5 (1.53%) Confluence
8 3 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.92%) JBoss
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.61%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.31%) DNN
10 1 (0.31%) ExpressionEngine
10 1 (0.31%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.76%) MS Office
3 8 (2.45%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.53%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.23%) Acrobat
6 4 (1.23%) FrameMaker
6 4 (1.23%) MS Project
6 4 (1.23%) Snagit
7 3 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.84%) Magento
1 6 (1.84%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.92%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.92%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.92%) SAP FSCM
2 3 (0.92%) SAP MM
2 3 (0.92%) SAP PP
2 3 (0.92%) SAP PS
2 3 (0.92%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (8.59%) SaaS
3 20 (6.13%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.53%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.92%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.92%) IaaS
6 3 (0.92%) PaaS
6 3 (0.92%) Route 53
6 3 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.28%) Internet
2 18 (5.52%) Firewall
3 17 (5.21%) TCP/IP
4 15 (4.60%) Wireless
5 13 (3.99%) DNS
6 5 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.61%) GSM
7 2 (0.61%) LTE
7 2 (0.61%) Network Security
7 2 (0.61%) SSL
7 2 (0.61%) UMTS
8 1 (0.31%) LAN
8 1 (0.31%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.31%) VPN
8 1 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.04%) MySQL
2 18 (5.52%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.68%) MongoDB
4 11 (3.37%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.23%) DB2
7 3 (0.92%) Big Data
7 3 (0.92%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.92%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.61%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.61%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 87 (26.69%) Selenium
2 39 (11.96%) JIRA
3 32 (9.82%) Git (software)
4 31 (9.51%) WebDriver
5 25 (7.67%) Visual Studio
6 23 (7.06%) Jenkins
6 23 (7.06%) Subversion
7 20 (6.13%) JMeter
8 17 (5.21%) Cucumber
8 17 (5.21%) TestNG
9 14 (4.29%) LoadRunner
10 13 (3.99%) Gatling
11 12 (3.68%) SoapUI
12 11 (3.37%) HP UFT
13 10 (3.07%) JUnit
14 7 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (2.15%) Bugzilla
14 7 (2.15%) Maven
15 5 (1.53%) Ant
15 5 (1.53%) Selenium IDE
General
1 57 (17.48%) Finance
2 41 (12.58%) Telecoms
3 22 (6.75%) Banking
4 14 (4.29%) Retail
5 13 (3.99%) Marketing
6 6 (1.84%) Billing
7 5 (1.53%) Legal
8 4 (1.23%) Publishing
9 3 (0.92%) Advertising
9 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.61%) Arabic Language
10 2 (0.61%) Back Office
10 2 (0.61%) Electronics
10 2 (0.61%) Games
10 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.61%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 61 (18.71%) Tester
2 43 (13.19%) Developer
3 41 (12.58%) Analyst
3 41 (12.58%) QA Tester
4 38 (11.66%) Automation Tester
5 36 (11.04%) QA Engineer
6 27 (8.28%) Linux Engineer
7 24 (7.36%) Cloud Engineer
8 23 (7.06%) QA Automation Tester
9 22 (6.75%) Selenium Tester
10 21 (6.44%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 18 (5.52%) DevOps Engineer
12 17 (5.21%) Administrator
12 17 (5.21%) Linux Administrator
12 17 (5.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 16 (4.91%) Senior Tester
14 15 (4.60%) QA Analyst
14 15 (4.60%) Technical Engineer
15 14 (4.29%) QA Automation Engineer
15 14 (4.29%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (16.87%) HTML
2 48 (14.72%) .NET
3 33 (10.12%) CSS
4 32 (9.82%) Web Services
5 26 (7.98%) XML
6 25 (7.67%) LAMP
7 23 (7.06%) SOAP
8 20 (6.13%) AngularJS
8 20 (6.13%) LEMP Stack
9 19 (5.83%) jQuery
10 17 (5.21%) Sensu
11 16 (4.91%) Ajax
11 16 (4.91%) ASP.NET
11 16 (4.91%) HTML5
11 16 (4.91%) JSON
12 13 (3.99%) CSS3
13 12 (3.68%) RESTful
14 10 (3.07%) KnockoutJS
15 8 (2.45%) Gherkin
15 8 (2.45%) React
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.98%) Computer Science
3 20 (6.13%) Mobile App
4 19 (5.83%) Data Centre
5 17 (5.21%) Enterprise Cloud
6 13 (3.99%) User Experience
7 11 (3.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (2.76%) Wiki
9 5 (1.53%) EMC VNX
10 4 (1.23%) Health Informatics
10 4 (1.23%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (1.23%) Informatics
10 4 (1.23%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.23%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.92%) Blog
11 3 (0.92%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.61%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.61%) Fintech
12 2 (0.61%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 65 (19.94%) Linux
2 27 (8.28%) Windows
3 18 (5.52%) Unix
4 11 (3.37%) Android
4 11 (3.37%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.92%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.92%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.31%) Solaris
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (47.85%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (23.62%) Scrum
3 60 (18.40%) Test Automation
4 48 (14.72%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (14.72%) DevOps
4 48 (14.72%) Software Testing
5 47 (14.42%) SDLC
6 44 (13.50%) Automated Testing
7 41 (12.58%) Test Scripting
8 37 (11.35%) Functional Testing
8 37 (11.35%) Open Source
8 37 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 34 (10.43%) Automation Testing
10 33 (10.12%) Regression Testing
11 32 (9.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 29 (8.90%) Continuous Improvement
12 29 (8.90%) Waterfall
13 28 (8.59%) Non-Functional Testing
14 25 (7.67%) Kanban
14 25 (7.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 91 (27.91%) Java
2 54 (16.56%) JavaScript
3 46 (14.11%) Python
4 41 (12.58%) Perl
5 40 (12.27%) C#
5 40 (12.27%) PHP
6 34 (10.43%) SQL
7 30 (9.20%) Ruby
8 17 (5.21%) Bash Shell
9 16 (4.91%) VB
10 13 (3.99%) VBScript
11 9 (2.76%) C
11 9 (2.76%) Groovy
12 6 (1.84%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.53%) C++
13 5 (1.53%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.23%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.92%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.92%) XPath
16 2 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 102 (31.29%) Degree
2 33 (10.12%) ISEB
3 19 (5.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (5.52%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.23%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.61%) AAT
8 2 (0.61%) HND
8 2 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.61%) PMP
8 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.61%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.91%) SLA
2 4 (1.23%) HL7
3 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.61%) SDET
4 1 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.31%) COSO
4 1 (0.31%) GAMP
System Software
1 17 (5.21%) GlusterFS
1 17 (5.21%) Varnish
2 6 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.53%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.53%) vCloud
3 5 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.53%) vSphere
4 3 (0.92%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.31%) Docker
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (6.44%) Opscode Chef
1 21 (6.44%) Puppet
2 17 (5.21%) Cacti
2 17 (5.21%) Ganglia
2 17 (5.21%) Nagios
2 17 (5.21%) OpenView
2 17 (5.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (3.07%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.84%) SCCM
5 5 (1.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 5 (1.53%) WSUS
6 4 (1.23%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.92%) Graylog
7 3 (0.92%) Kibana
7 3 (0.92%) logstash
8 1 (0.31%) Ansible
Vendors
1 52 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.06%) Oracle
3 20 (6.13%) Cisco
4 17 (5.21%) BMC
4 17 (5.21%) Splunk
5 15 (4.60%) Red Hat
6 14 (4.29%) Ericsson
6 14 (4.29%) Nokia
7 13 (3.99%) Huawei
7 13 (3.99%) Nortel
8 9 (2.76%) HP
8 9 (2.76%) SAP
9 7 (2.15%) IBM
9 7 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (2.15%) Sun
10 6 (1.84%) VMware
11 5 (1.53%) Adobe
11 5 (1.53%) EMC
11 5 (1.53%) Qualys
12 4 (1.23%) Software AG
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Venquis Limited
Salary: Pension, bonus and healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000 - £31000 per annum + Bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Healthcare, Pension + More
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, life cover plus others
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits 12.5 % Bonus + Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough
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Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Berkshire
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Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Negotiable
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