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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 51 81
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +30
Permanent jobs citing QA 249 255 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.90% 4.51% 3.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.39% 37.83% 32.80%
Number of salaries quoted 188 162 129
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
666 674 497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.10% 11.93% 9.40%
Number of salaries quoted 465 458 396
Average salary £50,000 £43,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.60% -3.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £68,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -10 97 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Slough +1 35 £46,250 +23.33% 2
Maidenhead +10 30 £45,000 -14.28%
Newbury -2 20 £52,500 +27.27%
Windsor +1 18 £75,000 +101.34%
Bracknell +6 15 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Wokingham +9 9 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Hungerford -5 2 £39,500 +31.66% 1
Thatcham - 1 £29,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 253 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (22.83%) Scrum
3 125 (22.64%) Degree
4 124 (22.46%) SQL
5 121 (21.92%) C#
6 120 (21.74%) SQL Server
6 120 (21.74%) Finance
7 116 (21.01%) .NET
8 115 (20.83%) Microsoft
9 114 (20.65%) Selenium
10 108 (19.57%) Software Testing
11 91 (16.49%) Windows
12 89 (16.12%) JavaScript
13 87 (15.76%) HTML
14 81 (14.67%) Telecoms
15 80 (14.49%) ISEB
15 80 (14.49%) ISTQB
16 77 (13.95%) Java
17 74 (13.41%) Automation Testing
18 73 (13.22%) Test Automation
19 71 (12.86%) CSS
20 65 (11.78%) Web Services
20 65 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
21 60 (10.87%) Test Scripting
21 60 (10.87%) Computer Science
22 57 (10.33%) Ajax
23 56 (10.14%) Software Engineering
23 56 (10.14%) Oracle
24 54 (9.78%) MS Excel
24 54 (9.78%) jQuery

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 22 (3.99%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.44%) CMS
3 13 (2.36%) Oracle Service Bus
3 13 (2.36%) IIS
4 12 (2.17%) Confluence
5 11 (1.99%) Sitecore CMS
6 8 (1.45%) Drupal
6 8 (1.45%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.36%) nginx
7 2 (0.36%) WordPress
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.36%) Apache
7 2 (0.36%) Lync
7 2 (0.36%) Eucalyptus
8 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 54 (9.78%) MS Excel
2 33 (5.98%) MS Visio
3 26 (4.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (3.08%) MS Office
5 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.36%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (2.36%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.36%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.36%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.36%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 43 (7.79%) SaaS
2 5 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.80%) Wireless
2 22 (3.99%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.72%) GSM
3 15 (2.72%) UMTS
4 14 (2.54%) HTTPS
5 12 (2.17%) LTE
6 11 (1.99%) 2G
6 11 (1.99%) 3G
6 11 (1.99%) RNC
6 11 (1.99%) WiMAX
6 11 (1.99%) Network Security
7 10 (1.81%) Internet
8 8 (1.45%) Firewall
8 8 (1.45%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (1.27%) ATM
9 7 (1.27%) HTTP
10 6 (1.09%) Gigabit Ethernet
10 6 (1.09%) SAN
10 6 (1.09%) SSL
10 6 (1.09%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (5.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (5.07%) NoSQL
4 28 (5.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 27 (4.89%) Relational Database
6 26 (4.71%) MySQL
7 16 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.90%) RDBMS
7 16 (2.90%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.63%) Data Mining
8 9 (1.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (1.09%) MS Access
11 4 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.36%) SQL CLR
14 1 (0.18%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 114 (20.65%) Selenium
2 53 (9.60%) WebDriver
3 34 (6.16%) JIRA
4 27 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (4.53%) Visual Studio
6 23 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
7 22 (3.99%) SpecFlow
8 21 (3.80%) Git (software)
9 18 (3.26%) SoapUI
10 15 (2.72%) Subversion
11 12 (2.17%) Zephyr
12 10 (1.81%) Cucumber
13 6 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (1.09%) Appium
13 6 (1.09%) Axure RP
14 5 (0.91%) LoadRunner
15 4 (0.72%) Robolectric
16 3 (0.54%) NUnit
17 2 (0.36%) Eclipse
17 2 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 120 (21.74%) Finance
2 81 (14.67%) Telecoms
3 51 (9.24%) Banking
4 43 (7.79%) Marketing
5 29 (5.25%) Retail
6 27 (4.89%) Advertising
7 25 (4.53%) Billing
8 20 (3.62%) Legal
9 19 (3.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 15 (2.72%) Aerospace
10 15 (2.72%) Automotive
11 6 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.09%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.91%) Games
13 4 (0.72%) Local Government
14 2 (0.36%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.36%) Publishing
14 2 (0.36%) Electronics
15 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 127 (23.01%) Analyst
2 106 (19.20%) QA Engineer
3 83 (15.04%) Developer
4 51 (9.24%) Software Engineer
5 50 (9.06%) Test Analyst
6 42 (7.61%) Test Engineer
7 38 (6.88%) Tester
8 37 (6.70%) Senior Analyst
9 36 (6.52%) QA Analyst
10 35 (6.34%) Consultant
11 31 (5.62%) Junior
12 30 (5.43%) Senior QA Engineer
13 29 (5.25%) Test Leader
14 28 (5.07%) Senior Developer
15 26 (4.71%) Business Analyst
16 25 (4.53%) Architect
16 25 (4.53%) Senior Software Engineer
17 24 (4.35%) C# Developer
18 21 (3.80%) Graduate
19 20 (3.62%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (21.01%) .NET
2 87 (15.76%) HTML
3 71 (12.86%) CSS
4 65 (11.78%) Web Services
5 57 (10.33%) Ajax
6 54 (9.78%) jQuery
7 51 (9.24%) XML
8 41 (7.43%) ASP.NET
9 40 (7.25%) HTML5
10 39 (7.07%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (6.16%) SOAP
12 30 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 29 (5.25%) JSON
14 25 (4.53%) WPF
14 25 (4.53%) REST
15 23 (4.17%) LINQ
15 23 (4.17%) Spring
16 21 (3.80%) MDX
17 20 (3.62%) RESTful
18 15 (2.72%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (10.87%) Computer Science
3 31 (5.62%) User Experience
4 16 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.72%) Visualisation
6 14 (2.54%) Digital Media
7 11 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.99%) Wiki
8 10 (1.81%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.63%) Social Media
9 9 (1.63%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.27%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.91%) Xbox
12 4 (0.72%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
13 3 (0.54%) Mathematics
14 2 (0.36%) Data Integration
14 2 (0.36%) Blog
14 2 (0.36%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 91 (16.49%) Windows
2 36 (6.52%) UNIX
3 35 (6.34%) Linux
4 15 (2.72%) Apple iOS
4 15 (2.72%) Android
5 5 (0.91%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.91%) Windows XP
5 5 (0.91%) Windows 2000
6 4 (0.72%) Solaris
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (22.83%) Scrum
3 108 (19.57%) Software Testing
4 74 (13.41%) Automation Testing
5 73 (13.22%) Test Automation
6 60 (10.87%) Test Scripting
7 56 (10.14%) Software Engineering
8 47 (8.51%) Waterfall
9 45 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
9 45 (8.15%) Automated Testing
10 42 (7.61%) TDD
11 40 (7.25%) BDD
12 39 (7.07%) ITIL
13 38 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
14 36 (6.52%) PRINCE2
15 35 (6.34%) Web Development
16 34 (6.16%) Project Management
16 34 (6.16%) User Acceptance Testing
17 32 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
18 31 (5.62%) UML
Programming Languages
1 124 (22.46%) SQL
2 121 (21.92%) C#
3 89 (16.12%) JavaScript
4 77 (13.95%) Java
5 17 (3.08%) Ruby
6 13 (2.36%) C++
6 13 (2.36%) C
7 11 (1.99%) Python
8 10 (1.81%) PHP
9 9 (1.63%) VB
9 9 (1.63%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.09%) Objective-C
10 6 (1.09%) VBScript
11 5 (0.91%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.72%) Perl
13 3 (0.54%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.54%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.54%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.18%) XPath
14 1 (0.18%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 125 (22.64%) Degree
2 80 (14.49%) ISEB
2 80 (14.49%) ISTQB
3 46 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (2.17%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.27%) AAT
5 7 (1.27%) HND
6 6 (1.09%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.91%) PMP
7 5 (0.91%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.72%) CCA
8 4 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.36%) CISSP
11 1 (0.18%) APMP
11 1 (0.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.99%) SLA
2 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.36%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.18%) P3O
5 1 (0.18%) TickIT
5 1 (0.18%) BS7799
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (0.91%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.72%) XenServer
3 2 (0.36%) Xen
3 2 (0.36%) GlusterFS
3 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.36%) Varnish
3 2 (0.36%) vSphere
4 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (4.53%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.36%) Cacti
3 2 (0.36%) Ganglia
3 2 (0.36%) Nagios
3 2 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.36%) Foglight
3 2 (0.36%) OPNET
3 2 (0.36%) OpenView
3 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.36%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) Iperf
Vendors
1 115 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 56 (10.14%) Oracle
3 31 (5.62%) HP
4 18 (3.26%) Sitecore
5 13 (2.36%) IBM
6 11 (1.99%) Ericsson
6 11 (1.99%) Nortel
6 11 (1.99%) Nokia
7 10 (1.81%) Business Objects
8 7 (1.27%) SAP
8 7 (1.27%) BMC
8 7 (1.27%) VMware
9 6 (1.09%) Logi Analytics
9 6 (1.09%) Adobe
9 6 (1.09%) Tableau
10 5 (0.91%) Remedy
11 4 (0.72%) Citrix
11 4 (0.72%) Splunk
12 3 (0.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 3 (0.54%) Cisco
Slough, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Bonus, Healthcare, Share
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £42500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + BENS
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
CDK Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Data Intelligence
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
Intuition IT Solutions
Salary: Negotiable + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago