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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 45 51
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 213 269 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.78% 5.22% 4.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.07% 39.10% 35.36%
Number of salaries quoted 179 204 159
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
644 688 755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.46% 13.35% 13.41%
Number of salaries quoted 503 491 497
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -5 80 £55,000 +10.00% 3
Bracknell +22 36 £45,000 -21.73% 4
Maidenhead -7 23 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Newbury +8 16 £36,250 -30.95%
Slough -24 12 £75,000 +50.00% 3
Wokingham -18 5 £40,000 -11.11%
Hungerford - 2 £33,000 - 2
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 217 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (34.09%) Java
3 122 (27.54%) Finance
4 116 (26.19%) Selenium
5 93 (20.99%) SQL
6 86 (19.41%) Telecoms
7 84 (18.96%) Test Automation
8 83 (18.74%) Linux
9 82 (18.51%) Degree
10 78 (17.61%) HTML
11 77 (17.38%) JavaScript
12 73 (16.48%) SDLC
13 63 (14.22%) Oracle
14 62 (14.00%) Scrum
15 61 (13.77%) .NET
15 61 (13.77%) Microsoft
16 58 (13.09%) JIRA
17 56 (12.64%) Automated Testing
18 55 (12.42%) Windows
19 49 (11.06%) Python
19 49 (11.06%) BDD
20 47 (10.61%) CSS
21 46 (10.38%) Web Services
21 46 (10.38%) Software Testing
22 45 (10.16%) C#
23 44 (9.93%) Perl
24 43 (9.71%) MySQL
24 43 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
25 42 (9.48%) SaaS
25 42 (9.48%) User Acceptance 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 (5.42%) CMS
2 16 (3.61%) IIS
3 13 (2.93%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.71%) Drupal
5 8 (1.81%) Apache
5 8 (1.81%) GeoServer
5 8 (1.81%) Oracle Spatial
6 7 (1.58%) JBoss
7 5 (1.13%) Eucalyptus
7 5 (1.13%) nginx
7 5 (1.13%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.90%) WordPress
9 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.45%) Confluence
10 2 (0.45%) ExpressionEngine
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 42 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.16%) MS Office
3 7 (1.58%) MS Project
4 6 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.13%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.90%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.90%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (7.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 19 (4.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.58%) Magento
4 5 (1.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 5 (1.13%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.23%) BASE24
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.48%) SaaS
2 6 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.35%) OpenShift
3 5 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.23%) Office 365
6 1 (0.23%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.90%) IPv4
2 23 (5.19%) Firewall
3 18 (4.06%) Internet
4 14 (3.16%) SAN
5 13 (2.93%) NAS
5 13 (2.93%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.93%) Wireshark
6 12 (2.71%) DNS
6 12 (2.71%) IMAP
6 12 (2.71%) SMTP
7 11 (2.48%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (2.48%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (1.13%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (0.90%) HTTP
9 4 (0.90%) SSL
10 3 (0.68%) GSM
10 3 (0.68%) UMTS
11 2 (0.45%) IPv6
11 2 (0.45%) LTE
11 2 (0.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.71%) MySQL
2 40 (9.03%) SQL Server
3 23 (5.19%) NoSQL
4 19 (4.29%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.39%) MongoDB
6 12 (2.71%) RDBMS
7 10 (2.26%) Big Data
7 10 (2.26%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.03%) GIS
9 8 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.58%) Data Mining
10 7 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.68%) DB2
12 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.45%) HBase
14 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
14 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 116 (26.19%) Selenium
2 58 (13.09%) JIRA
3 33 (7.45%) WebDriver
4 26 (5.87%) Cucumber
5 24 (5.42%) Git (software)
6 23 (5.19%) Jenkins
7 21 (4.74%) Subversion
8 18 (4.06%) JMeter
8 18 (4.06%) TestNG
9 16 (3.61%) LoadRunner
10 15 (3.39%) Visual Studio
11 13 (2.93%) AQtime
11 13 (2.93%) HP UFT
11 13 (2.93%) WebLOAD
12 12 (2.71%) Gatling
13 11 (2.48%) NUnit
14 9 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (1.35%) ERwin
15 6 (1.35%) Maven
General
1 122 (27.54%) Finance
2 86 (19.41%) Telecoms
3 37 (8.35%) Marketing
4 26 (5.87%) Manufacturing
4 26 (5.87%) Retail
5 19 (4.29%) Electronics
6 17 (3.84%) Banking
7 13 (2.93%) Local Government
8 8 (1.81%) Games
9 3 (0.68%) Back Office
10 2 (0.45%) Billing
10 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.45%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
11 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 92 (20.77%) Tester
2 74 (16.70%) QA Tester
3 62 (14.00%) Automation Tester
4 55 (12.42%) Developer
5 53 (11.96%) Analyst
6 49 (11.06%) QA Automation Tester
7 45 (10.16%) QA Engineer
8 35 (7.90%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 35 (7.90%) Selenium Tester
9 30 (6.77%) Development Manager
9 30 (6.77%) Software Manager
10 28 (6.32%) Architect
11 26 (5.87%) QA Leader
12 25 (5.64%) Java Automation Tester
13 24 (5.42%) Junior
13 24 (5.42%) Team Leader
14 23 (5.19%) Project Manager
14 23 (5.19%) Test Engineer
15 22 (4.97%) QA Manager
15 22 (4.97%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (17.61%) HTML
2 61 (13.77%) .NET
3 47 (10.61%) CSS
4 46 (10.38%) Web Services
5 39 (8.80%) SOAP
6 38 (8.58%) XML
7 32 (7.22%) Ajax
8 21 (4.74%) J2EE
8 21 (4.74%) Spring
9 20 (4.51%) JSON
9 20 (4.51%) RESTful
10 19 (4.29%) ASP.NET
11 18 (4.06%) jQuery
12 15 (3.39%) HTML5
13 14 (3.16%) AngularJS
14 13 (2.93%) LAMP
15 12 (2.71%) MAPI
16 11 (2.48%) KnockoutJS
17 8 (1.81%) Gherkin
17 8 (1.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.48%) Data Centre
2 34 (7.67%) Computer Science
3 31 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (6.77%) Mobile App
5 18 (4.06%) PMI
6 11 (2.48%) EMC VNX
6 11 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (2.03%) Mathematics
7 9 (2.03%) User Experience
8 8 (1.81%) Smart Meter
8 8 (1.81%) Wiki
9 6 (1.35%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.13%) Digital Media
10 5 (1.13%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.13%) Enterprise Cloud
10 5 (1.13%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.90%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.90%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 83 (18.74%) Linux
2 55 (12.42%) Windows
3 26 (5.87%) Unix
4 22 (4.97%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.58%) Android
6 6 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.90%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.45%) Solaris
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
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (18.96%) Test Automation
3 73 (16.48%) SDLC
4 62 (14.00%) Scrum
5 56 (12.64%) Automated Testing
6 49 (11.06%) BDD
7 46 (10.38%) Software Testing
8 43 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (9.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 41 (9.26%) Project Management
11 40 (9.03%) Automation Testing
12 38 (8.58%) Mentoring
13 37 (8.35%) Functional Testing
14 35 (7.90%) SOA
15 34 (7.67%) DevOps
15 34 (7.67%) ITIL
16 33 (7.45%) Document Management
16 33 (7.45%) ITSM
17 32 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
18 30 (6.77%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 151 (34.09%) Java
2 93 (20.99%) SQL
3 77 (17.38%) JavaScript
4 49 (11.06%) Python
5 45 (10.16%) C#
6 44 (9.93%) Perl
7 29 (6.55%) Ruby
8 27 (6.09%) PHP
9 18 (4.06%) PowerShell
9 18 (4.06%) VB
10 17 (3.84%) C++
11 16 (3.61%) VBScript
12 15 (3.39%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.71%) PL/SQL
13 12 (2.71%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.58%) Groovy
15 6 (1.35%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.35%) R
16 5 (1.13%) C
17 3 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (18.51%) Degree
2 42 (9.48%) ISEB
3 41 (9.26%) ISTQB
4 25 (5.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (4.97%) PMI Certification
6 19 (4.29%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.13%) CISM
8 5 (1.13%) CISSP
8 5 (1.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.90%) PMP
10 3 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.23%) APMP
12 1 (0.23%) CISMP
12 1 (0.23%) CLAS
12 1 (0.23%) NVQ Level 3
12 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
1 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.23%) NEBOSH
2 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (5.19%) VMware ESX
3 14 (3.16%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.48%) vSphere
5 8 (1.81%) GeoWebCache
6 6 (1.35%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.13%) GlusterFS
7 5 (1.13%) Varnish
7 5 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
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 13 (2.93%) Perfmon
2 11 (2.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 11 (2.48%) SCCM
2 11 (2.48%) WSUS
3 9 (2.03%) Puppet
4 8 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.13%) Cacti
5 5 (1.13%) Ganglia
5 5 (1.13%) Nagios
5 5 (1.13%) OpenView
5 5 (1.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.90%) Ansible
6 4 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.45%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 63 (14.22%) Oracle
2 61 (13.77%) Microsoft
3 38 (8.58%) BMC
4 33 (7.45%) Remedy
5 28 (6.32%) VMware
6 22 (4.97%) SAP
7 13 (2.93%) webMethods
8 12 (2.71%) Cisco
8 12 (2.71%) IBM
9 11 (2.48%) EMC
9 11 (2.48%) Qualys
9 11 (2.48%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.03%) Ab Initio
10 9 (2.03%) Northgate
11 8 (1.81%) Software AG
12 7 (1.58%) HP
12 7 (1.58%) Sitecore
13 6 (1.35%) Citrix
13 6 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (1.13%) DevExpress
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
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Salary: £42,000 - £60,000 + (depending on experience)
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £52,000 - £60,000 with an impressive benefits package
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Salary: From £44,000 to £50,000 per annum + v strong Benefits
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Slough, Berkshire
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Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 + Generous Package
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
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