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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 41 64
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 247 312 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.94% 5.55% 3.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.69% 40.94% 34.78%
Number of salaries quoted 193 192 168
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
607 762 624
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.14% 13.55% 11.29%
Number of salaries quoted 471 489 461
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -6 116 £50,000 +18.34% 9
Slough +1 41 £51,000 +34.98% 2
Newbury +6 22 £53,750 +13.15% 3
Bracknell +7 19 £57,500 +64.28% 4
Maidenhead -2 18 £40,000 -17.52% 1
Windsor +3 5 £55,000 +47.65%
Wokingham -6 2 £42,500 +30.76%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 207 (39.35%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (23.95%) Degree
3 113 (21.48%) C#
4 110 (20.91%) SQL Server
5 107 (20.34%) Finance
6 102 (19.39%) .NET
7 94 (17.87%) SQL
8 91 (17.30%) Microsoft
9 86 (16.35%) Scrum
10 80 (15.21%) Java
11 77 (14.64%) Selenium
12 75 (14.26%) Telecoms
13 74 (14.07%) HTML
14 71 (13.50%) JavaScript
14 71 (13.50%) Windows
14 71 (13.50%) Test Automation
15 68 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
15 68 (12.93%) Software Testing
16 63 (11.98%) Computer Science
17 62 (11.79%) MS Excel
17 62 (11.79%) ISEB
18 61 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
19 58 (11.03%) Web Services
20 56 (10.65%) CSS
20 56 (10.65%) Test Scripting
21 54 (10.27%) ISTQB
22 52 (9.89%) SaaS
23 51 (9.70%) Ajax
24 50 (9.51%) XML
24 50 (9.51%) Automation Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 19 (3.61%) IIS
2 16 (3.04%) CMS
3 13 (2.47%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.52%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (1.33%) Drupal
5 7 (1.33%) Confluence
6 5 (0.95%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (0.95%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.38%) nginx
8 2 (0.38%) WordPress
8 2 (0.38%) Eucalyptus
8 2 (0.38%) Lync
8 2 (0.38%) Apache
9 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 62 (11.79%) MS Excel
2 25 (4.75%) MS Visio
3 18 (3.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.28%) MS Office
5 3 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.57%) MS Project
5 3 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.19%) InDesign
6 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.19%) XMetaL
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.38%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.38%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.19%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.19%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 52 (9.89%) SaaS
2 6 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.19%) PaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.18%) Internet
2 21 (3.99%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.85%) HTTP
3 15 (2.85%) Wireless
4 12 (2.28%) HTTPS
5 11 (2.09%) SSL
6 10 (1.90%) ATM
6 10 (1.90%) SMTP
7 9 (1.71%) UMTS
7 9 (1.71%) GSM
8 8 (1.52%) WAN
9 7 (1.33%) FTP
10 6 (1.14%) VPN
10 6 (1.14%) LAN
11 5 (0.95%) Broadband
11 5 (0.95%) Firewall
11 5 (0.95%) SSH
11 5 (0.95%) LTE
12 4 (0.76%) NetScaler
12 4 (0.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (20.91%) SQL Server
2 39 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (6.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (6.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 23 (4.37%) MySQL
6 21 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (3.99%) NoSQL
7 16 (3.04%) Relational Database
8 13 (2.47%) SQL CLR
9 12 (2.28%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.71%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.52%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.52%) OLTP
11 8 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.76%) MS Access
14 4 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.76%) Data Mining
15 2 (0.38%) HBase
Development Applications
1 77 (14.64%) Selenium
2 40 (7.60%) WebDriver
3 30 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (5.51%) JIRA
5 26 (4.94%) Visual Studio
5 26 (4.94%) SpecFlow
6 17 (3.23%) HP UFT
7 16 (3.04%) SoapUI
8 10 (1.90%) Cucumber
9 8 (1.52%) Git (software)
10 7 (1.33%) Subversion
11 6 (1.14%) Axure RP
11 6 (1.14%) Zephyr
12 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.76%) NetBeans
12 4 (0.76%) IntelliJ
13 3 (0.57%) NUnit
13 3 (0.57%) TestDirector
13 3 (0.57%) QADirector
14 2 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 107 (20.34%) Finance
2 75 (14.26%) Telecoms
3 44 (8.37%) Banking
4 38 (7.22%) Marketing
5 25 (4.75%) Billing
6 18 (3.42%) Advertising
6 18 (3.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 16 (3.04%) Retail
8 13 (2.47%) Automotive
9 12 (2.28%) Manufacturing
10 11 (2.09%) Legal
10 11 (2.09%) Electronics
11 8 (1.52%) Publishing
12 7 (1.33%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.95%) Games
14 4 (0.76%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.57%) Local Government
16 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 108 (20.53%) Developer
2 95 (18.06%) Analyst
3 70 (13.31%) QA Engineer
4 37 (7.03%) Senior Developer
5 34 (6.46%) C# Developer
6 33 (6.27%) Tester
6 33 (6.27%) Business Analyst
7 30 (5.70%) Software Engineer
7 30 (5.70%) Test Manager
8 28 (5.32%) Senior C# Developer
9 27 (5.13%) Test Analyst
9 27 (5.13%) Architect
9 27 (5.13%) Test Leader
10 24 (4.56%) Senior QA Engineer
10 24 (4.56%) Test Engineer
10 24 (4.56%) Administrator
10 24 (4.56%) QA Analyst
11 23 (4.37%) Consultant
12 22 (4.18%) Software Developer
12 22 (4.18%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (19.39%) .NET
2 74 (14.07%) HTML
3 58 (11.03%) Web Services
4 56 (10.65%) CSS
5 51 (9.70%) Ajax
6 50 (9.51%) XML
7 44 (8.37%) jQuery
8 40 (7.60%) ASP.NET
9 36 (6.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 35 (6.65%) SOAP
11 34 (6.46%) HTML5
12 32 (6.08%) MDX
13 31 (5.89%) REST
14 27 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 23 (4.37%) JSON
16 22 (4.18%) J2EE
17 16 (3.04%) Silverlight
18 15 (2.85%) XSLT
18 15 (2.85%) WPF
19 14 (2.66%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 68 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (11.98%) Computer Science
3 34 (6.46%) User Experience
4 17 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.23%) Digital Media
4 17 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.66%) Replication
5 14 (2.66%) Clustering
6 13 (2.47%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.09%) Visualisation
7 11 (2.09%) Social Media
8 10 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.71%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.71%) DTV
10 6 (1.14%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.95%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.95%) Xbox
11 5 (0.95%) Wiki
12 4 (0.76%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (0.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 71 (13.50%) Windows
2 45 (8.56%) Linux
3 17 (3.23%) Android
3 17 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 16 (3.04%) UNIX
5 14 (2.66%) Solaris
6 7 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (0.95%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.95%) Windows 2000
7 5 (0.95%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (39.35%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (16.35%) Scrum
3 71 (13.50%) Test Automation
4 68 (12.93%) Software Testing
5 61 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
6 56 (10.65%) Test Scripting
7 50 (9.51%) Automation Testing
8 44 (8.37%) Software Engineering
9 43 (8.17%) Automated Testing
9 43 (8.17%) BDD
10 42 (7.98%) Project Management
11 36 (6.84%) OO
11 36 (6.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 35 (6.65%) SDLC
13 33 (6.27%) PRINCE2
13 33 (6.27%) TDD
14 32 (6.08%) ITIL
14 32 (6.08%) B2B
14 32 (6.08%) Unit Testing
15 30 (5.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 113 (21.48%) C#
2 94 (17.87%) SQL
3 80 (15.21%) Java
4 71 (13.50%) JavaScript
5 22 (4.18%) C++
5 22 (4.18%) Python
6 20 (3.80%) C
7 16 (3.04%) VBScript
8 15 (2.85%) PowerShell
9 13 (2.47%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.47%) PHP
10 12 (2.28%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.52%) VB
12 7 (1.33%) Ruby
12 7 (1.33%) Perl
13 5 (0.95%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.76%) ABAP
14 4 (0.76%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.76%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.57%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 126 (23.95%) Degree
2 62 (11.79%) ISEB
3 54 (10.27%) ISTQB
4 14 (2.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (2.09%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.95%) HND
7 5 (0.95%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.95%) AAT
8 4 (0.76%) CCA
8 4 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.57%) CCIE
9 3 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.57%) PMP
9 3 (0.57%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.38%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.71%) SLA
2 2 (0.38%) COBIT
3 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.19%) BS7799
3 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.19%) TickIT
3 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.33%) Xen
3 6 (1.14%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.76%) XenServer
5 3 (0.57%) Firmware
6 2 (0.38%) Varnish
6 2 (0.38%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (5.51%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.38%) Puppet
4 2 (0.38%) Cacti
4 2 (0.38%) Ganglia
4 2 (0.38%) OpenView
4 2 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.38%) Nagios
4 2 (0.38%) Foglight
4 2 (0.38%) OPNET
5 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 91 (17.30%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.37%) Oracle
3 40 (7.60%) HP
4 21 (3.99%) SAP
5 13 (2.47%) VMware
5 13 (2.47%) Vertica
6 12 (2.28%) Websense
7 10 (1.90%) Sitecore
7 10 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.52%) Adobe
9 7 (1.33%) Sun
9 7 (1.33%) Cisco
10 6 (1.14%) IBM
10 6 (1.14%) Citrix
11 4 (0.76%) Splunk
11 4 (0.76%) Tableau
11 4 (0.76%) Logi Analytics
12 3 (0.57%) Capita
12 3 (0.57%) Nokia
13 2 (0.38%) BMC
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Berkshire
Salt
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Berkshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £55,000 per annum Excellent Package - Full details on request
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £70,000 per annum + Full Package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £38,000 to £38,000 per annum £38,000 + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, plus Bonus, Medical, Pension + More!
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bracknell
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Negotiable
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yell
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Mentor graphics (Ireland)
Salary: Very Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £42,000 to £50,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Concur Technologies
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Reading
The People Network
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago