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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 66 60
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 282 204 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.13% 3.85% 4.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.17% 37.57% 43.40%
Number of salaries quoted 212 151 187
Average salary £45,000 £49,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +13.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
702 543 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.78% 10.25% 9.74%
Number of salaries quoted 465 404 416
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +4 79 £45,000 -18.18% 15
Newbury +8 45 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Bracknell -5 45 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Slough +17 25 £43,500 +2.35% 1
Windsor +3 15 £75,000 +87.50% 1
Maidenhead -3 15 £70,000 +64.70% 2
Hungerford +1 7 £35,000 - 5
Wokingham +2 2 £45,000 +50.00% 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 238 (45.86%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (27.17%) Telecoms
3 133 (25.63%) Scrum
4 124 (23.89%) Finance
5 115 (22.16%) Software Testing
6 112 (21.58%) SQL
7 109 (21.00%) Degree
8 93 (17.92%) Java
9 91 (17.53%) JavaScript
10 90 (17.34%) ISEB
10 90 (17.34%) Selenium
11 82 (15.80%) SQL Server
12 80 (15.41%) Microsoft
13 78 (15.03%) HTML
14 74 (14.26%) Windows
15 72 (13.87%) C#
16 68 (13.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 64 (12.33%) UNIX
18 62 (11.95%) .NET
19 56 (10.79%) Wireless
20 53 (10.21%) ISTQB
20 53 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
21 52 (10.02%) Retail
22 51 (9.83%) CSS
23 49 (9.44%) Software Engineering
23 49 (9.44%) Waterfall
23 49 (9.44%) Relational Database
24 48 (9.25%) Automation Testing
24 48 (9.25%) Linux
25 47 (9.06%) Continuous Improvement

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (3.08%) CMS
2 14 (2.70%) Oracle Service Bus
2 14 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 13 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.54%) Confluence
5 6 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.77%) Drupal
7 2 (0.39%) Node.js
7 2 (0.39%) Apache
8 1 (0.19%) Liferay
8 1 (0.19%) WordPress
8 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.19%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.19%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.19%) IIS
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.28%) MS Visio
3 15 (2.89%) MS Office
4 10 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (2.70%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (1.16%) SAP SEM
3 6 (1.16%) JDE OneWorld
3 6 (1.16%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.39%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.19%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.85%) SaaS
2 1 (0.19%) GitHub
2 1 (0.19%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 56 (10.79%) Wireless
2 40 (7.71%) 3G
3 33 (6.36%) LTE
4 30 (5.78%) 2G
5 29 (5.59%) GSM
5 29 (5.59%) UMTS
5 29 (5.59%) RNC
5 29 (5.59%) WiMAX
6 21 (4.05%) Radio Access Network
7 20 (3.85%) TCP/IP
8 13 (2.50%) Internet
8 13 (2.50%) Network Security
9 11 (2.12%) SAN
9 11 (2.12%) MVNO
10 10 (1.93%) 4G
10 10 (1.93%) Broadband
11 7 (1.35%) NAS
11 7 (1.35%) Firewall
12 6 (1.16%) Ethernet
12 6 (1.16%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (15.80%) SQL Server
2 49 (9.44%) Relational Database
3 25 (4.82%) NoSQL
4 19 (3.66%) RDBMS
5 18 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (3.28%) MySQL
7 14 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.31%) MongoDB
8 12 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.93%) SAP BW
11 8 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.16%) SAP HANA
13 5 (0.96%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.77%) SQLPlus
14 4 (0.77%) DataStage
14 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 90 (17.34%) Selenium
2 40 (7.71%) WebDriver
3 28 (5.39%) QuickTest Pro
4 26 (5.01%) Git (software)
5 17 (3.28%) Subversion
6 15 (2.89%) JIRA
7 14 (2.70%) Visual Studio
8 13 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (2.12%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.93%) LoadRunner
11 7 (1.35%) Axure RP
11 7 (1.35%) Zephyr
11 7 (1.35%) SoapUI
12 5 (0.96%) Jenkins
12 5 (0.96%) eggPlant
13 4 (0.77%) LoadUI
13 4 (0.77%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.77%) Hudson
13 4 (0.77%) Toad
13 4 (0.77%) TestDirector
General
1 141 (27.17%) Telecoms
2 124 (23.89%) Finance
3 52 (10.02%) Retail
4 44 (8.48%) Banking
5 33 (6.36%) Aerospace
6 29 (5.59%) Marketing
7 18 (3.47%) Advertising
8 16 (3.08%) Billing
9 13 (2.50%) Legal
10 10 (1.93%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.93%) Local Government
11 8 (1.54%) Automotive
12 5 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.19%) French Language
14 1 (0.19%) Games
14 1 (0.19%) Publishing
14 1 (0.19%) Back Office
14 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 118 (22.74%) Analyst
2 67 (12.91%) Test Analyst
2 67 (12.91%) QA Engineer
3 52 (10.02%) Tester
4 49 (9.44%) Software Engineer
5 44 (8.48%) Test Engineer
6 43 (8.29%) Consultant
7 41 (7.90%) Developer
8 37 (7.13%) QA Analyst
8 37 (7.13%) Test Consultant
9 34 (6.55%) Junior
10 30 (5.78%) QA Tester
10 30 (5.78%) Architect
11 28 (5.39%) Software Tester
12 27 (5.20%) Senior Analyst
13 25 (4.82%) Software Test Engineer
14 20 (3.85%) Wireless Engineer
14 20 (3.85%) Graduate
15 18 (3.47%) RAN Engineer
15 18 (3.47%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (15.03%) HTML
2 62 (11.95%) .NET
3 51 (9.83%) CSS
4 43 (8.29%) jQuery
5 38 (7.32%) Spring
6 33 (6.36%) Ajax
7 32 (6.17%) Web Services
8 31 (5.97%) XML
9 28 (5.39%) SOAP
10 24 (4.62%) JSON
11 22 (4.24%) HTML5
12 20 (3.85%) Hibernate
12 20 (3.85%) ASP.NET
13 18 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (3.47%) JDBC
14 17 (3.28%) RESTful
15 15 (2.89%) OAuth
16 14 (2.70%) Play Framework
16 14 (2.70%) WPF
16 14 (2.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 20 (3.85%) Mainframe
4 19 (3.66%) User Experience
5 18 (3.47%) Algorithms
6 13 (2.50%) Open Source
7 10 (1.93%) Smartphone
8 9 (1.73%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.54%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.35%) Wiki
11 4 (0.77%) PMI
11 4 (0.77%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.58%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.58%) Replication
12 3 (0.58%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.39%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.19%) Social Media
14 1 (0.19%) iPad
14 1 (0.19%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 74 (14.26%) Windows
2 64 (12.33%) UNIX
3 48 (9.25%) Linux
4 6 (1.16%) Android
5 4 (0.77%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.77%) AIX
6 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.19%) Solaris
7 1 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (45.86%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (25.63%) Scrum
3 115 (22.16%) Software Testing
4 49 (9.44%) Software Engineering
4 49 (9.44%) Waterfall
5 48 (9.25%) Automation Testing
6 47 (9.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 41 (7.90%) Test Scripting
8 39 (7.51%) Service Delivery
9 38 (7.32%) Test Automation
10 37 (7.13%) TDD
11 32 (6.17%) Migration
12 31 (5.97%) Data Migration
12 31 (5.97%) Automated Testing
13 29 (5.59%) Project Management
13 29 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (5.39%) Test Management
14 28 (5.39%) Business Intelligence
14 28 (5.39%) CRM
15 25 (4.82%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 112 (21.58%) SQL
2 93 (17.92%) Java
3 91 (17.53%) JavaScript
4 72 (13.87%) C#
5 17 (3.28%) Ruby
6 16 (3.08%) C
7 11 (2.12%) Python
8 10 (1.93%) PHP
9 9 (1.73%) VB.NET
10 7 (1.35%) C++
11 5 (0.96%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.77%) Perl
13 3 (0.58%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.58%) VBScript
14 2 (0.39%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.39%) VB
15 1 (0.19%) Scala
15 1 (0.19%) Groovy
15 1 (0.19%) PHP5
15 1 (0.19%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 109 (21.00%) Degree
2 90 (17.34%) ISEB
3 68 (13.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 53 (10.21%) ISTQB
5 17 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 17 (3.28%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.54%) AAT
7 7 (1.35%) ACCA
8 5 (0.96%) ICAEW
8 5 (0.96%) PMP
8 5 (0.96%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.96%) CIMA
9 4 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.58%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.39%) HND
12 1 (0.19%) ISSAP
12 1 (0.19%) CISSP
12 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.94%) SLA
2 10 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.54%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.39%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.19%) TickIT
5 1 (0.19%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (4.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.19%) Puppet
2 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.19%) cPanel
Vendors
1 80 (15.41%) Microsoft
2 43 (8.29%) Oracle
3 38 (7.32%) Ericsson
3 38 (7.32%) Nortel
3 38 (7.32%) Nokia
4 20 (3.85%) Sitecore
4 20 (3.85%) InterSystems
4 20 (3.85%) HP
5 15 (2.89%) IBM
6 14 (2.70%) SAP
7 10 (1.93%) Business Objects
7 10 (1.93%) Cisco
8 7 (1.35%) BMC
8 7 (1.35%) Remedy
9 6 (1.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 5 (0.96%) VMware
11 4 (0.77%) Huawei
11 4 (0.77%) Zend
12 3 (0.58%) Hyperion
12 3 (0.58%) Sun
Newbury, Berkshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Hungerford
Blue Town Online
Salary: £38k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Commutable from Berkshire Wilts Oxon Newbury...
Questor Resourcing
Salary: to circa £45k upon experience + bonus + good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Windsor, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum +bonus, healthcare, Pension, mobile
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £50k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 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
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50-60k DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 -40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £27000 to £50000 per annum - 12.5% bonus, Stock options, 25 days holi
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago