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 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 208 253 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.61% 5.04% 4.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.40% 37.87% 31.92%
Number of salaries quoted 168 201 178
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £74,750
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
642 668 921
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.24% 13.32% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 473 533 605
Median salary £53,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.57% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -14 86 £55,000 +14.58% 7
Bracknell +3 30 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Maidenhead +3 28 £45,000 - 2
Newbury -9 19 £32,500 -40.90% 2
Slough -14 9 £73,750 +47.50% 1
Hungerford - 7 £42,500 -
Windsor -7 3 - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 240 (54.30%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (37.10%) Java
3 137 (31.00%) Selenium
4 109 (24.66%) Finance
5 107 (24.21%) Test Automation
6 103 (23.30%) Degree
7 89 (20.14%) JavaScript
8 88 (19.91%) Linux
9 86 (19.46%) Scrum
10 80 (18.10%) HTML
11 70 (15.84%) SQL
12 69 (15.61%) Telecoms
12 69 (15.61%) Automated Testing
13 67 (15.16%) JIRA
13 67 (15.16%) .NET
14 62 (14.03%) Perl
14 62 (14.03%) Continuous Integration
15 61 (13.80%) Regression Testing
16 60 (13.57%) ISEB
16 60 (13.57%) SDLC
17 59 (13.35%) Microsoft
18 58 (13.12%) Functional Testing
19 57 (12.90%) Software Testing
20 55 (12.44%) MySQL
21 54 (12.22%) Oracle
21 54 (12.22%) DevOps
22 52 (11.76%) Python
23 50 (11.31%) Windows
24 49 (11.09%) BDD
25 47 (10.63%) 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 35 (7.92%) CMS
2 21 (4.75%) Apache
3 18 (4.07%) Drupal
4 16 (3.62%) nginx
5 13 (2.94%) Eucalyptus
6 12 (2.71%) SharePoint
7 10 (2.26%) IIS
8 8 (1.81%) JBoss
9 7 (1.58%) Confluence
10 6 (1.36%) GeoServer
10 6 (1.36%) Oracle Spatial
11 5 (1.13%) WordPress
12 4 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.45%) ExpressionEngine
14 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 31 (7.01%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.62%) MS Office
3 5 (1.13%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.90%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.68%) MS Project
6 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (2.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.58%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (1.13%) Magento
5 4 (0.90%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.37%) SaaS
2 20 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.62%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (1.81%) OpenShift
5 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.68%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.68%) Route 53
6 3 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.24%) Firewall
1 32 (7.24%) Internet
2 23 (5.20%) DNS
2 23 (5.20%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.94%) IPv4
4 9 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
4 9 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (2.04%) SAN
4 9 (2.04%) Wireless
5 8 (1.81%) NAS
5 8 (1.81%) Wireshark
6 7 (1.58%) IMAP
6 7 (1.58%) SMTP
7 4 (0.90%) GSM
7 4 (0.90%) HTTP
7 4 (0.90%) UMTS
8 3 (0.68%) LTE
9 2 (0.45%) IPv6
9 2 (0.45%) SSL
9 2 (0.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (12.44%) MySQL
2 26 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 20 (4.52%) MongoDB
4 16 (3.62%) NoSQL
5 14 (3.17%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.58%) Data Mining
6 7 (1.58%) DB2
6 7 (1.58%) GIS
7 6 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.36%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.68%) Big Data
9 3 (0.68%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.68%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.45%) HBase
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 137 (31.00%) Selenium
2 67 (15.16%) JIRA
3 38 (8.60%) WebDriver
4 36 (8.14%) Git (software)
5 33 (7.47%) JMeter
6 31 (7.01%) Jenkins
7 30 (6.79%) Subversion
8 28 (6.33%) LoadRunner
8 28 (6.33%) TestNG
9 27 (6.11%) Visual Studio
10 23 (5.20%) Gatling
11 20 (4.52%) Cucumber
12 17 (3.85%) HP UFT
13 12 (2.71%) SoapUI
14 10 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (2.04%) Maven
15 9 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (1.81%) AQtime
16 8 (1.81%) NUnit
16 8 (1.81%) WebLOAD
General
1 109 (24.66%) Finance
2 69 (15.61%) Telecoms
3 31 (7.01%) Retail
4 28 (6.33%) Marketing
5 20 (4.52%) Banking
6 14 (3.17%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.26%) Electronics
8 9 (2.04%) Games
9 4 (0.90%) Back Office
9 4 (0.90%) Billing
10 3 (0.68%) Legal
10 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.45%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.23%) Publishing
12 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 107 (24.21%) Tester
2 79 (17.87%) Automation Tester
3 77 (17.42%) QA Tester
4 61 (13.80%) Analyst
5 54 (12.22%) Developer
5 54 (12.22%) QA Automation Tester
6 47 (10.63%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 47 (10.63%) Selenium Tester
7 43 (9.73%) QA Engineer
8 33 (7.47%) Java Automation Tester
9 26 (5.88%) Senior Tester
9 26 (5.88%) Web Tester
10 25 (5.66%) Architect
11 24 (5.43%) QA Analyst
11 24 (5.43%) Senior Automation Tester
12 23 (5.20%) Development Manager
13 19 (4.30%) Business Analyst
13 19 (4.30%) Linux Engineer
14 18 (4.07%) Software Manager
14 18 (4.07%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (18.10%) HTML
2 67 (15.16%) .NET
3 41 (9.28%) CSS
4 39 (8.82%) Web Services
5 34 (7.69%) SOAP
6 31 (7.01%) Ajax
7 29 (6.56%) XML
8 28 (6.33%) ASP.NET
9 25 (5.66%) LAMP
10 22 (4.98%) jQuery
11 20 (4.52%) AngularJS
12 19 (4.30%) JSON
13 18 (4.07%) HTML5
13 18 (4.07%) RESTful
14 16 (3.62%) LEMP Stack
15 15 (3.39%) Spring
16 14 (3.17%) J2EE
17 13 (2.94%) KnockoutJS
17 13 (2.94%) Sensu
18 12 (2.71%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (7.47%) Mobile App
3 23 (5.20%) Data Centre
4 22 (4.98%) Computer Science
5 18 (4.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (3.39%) PMI
6 15 (3.39%) User Experience
7 13 (2.94%) Enterprise Cloud
8 11 (2.49%) Wiki
9 9 (2.04%) EMC VNX
10 8 (1.81%) Mainframe
10 8 (1.81%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.81%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.58%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (1.13%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.90%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.90%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.90%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
13 4 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 88 (19.91%) Linux
2 50 (11.31%) Windows
3 25 (5.66%) Unix
4 15 (3.39%) Android
4 15 (3.39%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.17%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.90%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.68%) Solaris
7 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.45%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.45%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) AIX
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (54.30%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (24.21%) Test Automation
3 86 (19.46%) Scrum
4 69 (15.61%) Automated Testing
5 62 (14.03%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (13.80%) Regression Testing
7 60 (13.57%) SDLC
8 58 (13.12%) Functional Testing
9 57 (12.90%) Software Testing
10 54 (12.22%) DevOps
11 49 (11.09%) BDD
12 47 (10.63%) Automation Testing
12 47 (10.63%) SOA
12 47 (10.63%) User Acceptance Testing
13 45 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 45 (10.18%) Test Scripting
14 43 (9.73%) Open Source
15 38 (8.60%) Continuous Improvement
16 37 (8.37%) ITIL
16 37 (8.37%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 164 (37.10%) Java
2 89 (20.14%) JavaScript
3 70 (15.84%) SQL
4 62 (14.03%) Perl
5 52 (11.76%) Python
6 45 (10.18%) C#
7 41 (9.28%) PHP
8 36 (8.14%) Ruby
9 27 (6.11%) VB
10 25 (5.66%) VBScript
11 14 (3.17%) C++
11 14 (3.17%) PowerShell
12 12 (2.71%) Bash Shell
13 11 (2.49%) Shell Script
14 10 (2.26%) VB.NET
15 9 (2.04%) Groovy
16 5 (1.13%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.90%) C
17 4 (0.90%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.45%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 103 (23.30%) Degree
2 60 (13.57%) ISEB
3 39 (8.82%) ISTQB
4 36 (8.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (3.85%) PMI Certification
6 10 (2.26%) Security Cleared
7 8 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.90%) CISM
9 4 (0.90%) CISSP
9 4 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.45%) PMP
10 2 (0.45%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) AAT
11 1 (0.23%) HND
11 1 (0.23%) NVQ Level 3
11 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.26%) SLA
2 3 (0.68%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.68%) HL7
3 1 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.23%) GAMP
3 1 (0.23%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 17 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.94%) GlusterFS
2 13 (2.94%) Varnish
3 11 (2.49%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.49%) VMware ESX
4 9 (2.04%) vSphere
5 8 (1.81%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.36%) GeoWebCache
6 6 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.13%) vCloud
8 2 (0.45%) Docker
9 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (4.52%) Puppet
2 19 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.94%) Cacti
3 13 (2.94%) Ganglia
3 13 (2.94%) Nagios
3 13 (2.94%) OpenView
3 13 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (2.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 9 (2.04%) SCCM
4 9 (2.04%) WSUS
5 8 (1.81%) Perfmon
6 5 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.13%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.90%) Ansible
8 3 (0.68%) Graylog
8 3 (0.68%) Kibana
8 3 (0.68%) logstash
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 59 (13.35%) Microsoft
2 54 (12.22%) Oracle
3 24 (5.43%) BMC
4 21 (4.75%) VMware
5 18 (4.07%) Cisco
6 17 (3.85%) IBM
7 16 (3.62%) webMethods
8 14 (3.17%) SAP
9 13 (2.94%) Ab Initio
9 13 (2.94%) Splunk
10 12 (2.71%) Software AG
11 11 (2.49%) Remedy
12 10 (2.26%) HP
12 10 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (2.04%) EMC
13 9 (2.04%) Qualys
13 9 (2.04%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.81%) Ericsson
14 8 (1.81%) Huawei
14 8 (1.81%) Nokia
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £43,000 to £50,000 per annum plus v strong Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £38,000 to £46,000 per annum plus v strong Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
PRUDENTIAL
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: £45000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus / benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Newbury
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
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