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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 47 52
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 268 287 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.52% 5.24% 4.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.45% 35.21% 33.02%
Number of salaries quoted 225 223 166
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,500 £28,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.09%
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
697 815 736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.35% 14.89% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 597 573 517
Average salary £50,000 £52,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%

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 April 2016.

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 April 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
(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 -9 72 £50,000 +5.26% 10
Newbury +15 70 £25,000 -52.38% 1
Maidenhead +14 32 £55,000 +15.78% 1
Bracknell +9 30 £50,000 -13.04% 2
Slough -16 20 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Wokingham -19 11 £52,500 +16.66%
Hungerford +4 1 £40,000 +14.28%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 188 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (35.41%) Java
3 122 (29.19%) Finance
4 99 (23.68%) SQL
5 85 (20.33%) Linux
6 82 (19.62%) Selenium
7 79 (18.90%) Degree
7 79 (18.90%) Telecoms
8 71 (16.99%) Windows
9 69 (16.51%) SDLC
10 66 (15.79%) Test Automation
11 65 (15.55%) Microsoft
12 62 (14.83%) Python
13 61 (14.59%) HTML
14 58 (13.88%) .NET
14 58 (13.88%) Oracle
15 55 (13.16%) Mentoring
16 54 (12.92%) JavaScript
16 54 (12.92%) Scrum
17 52 (12.44%) SQL Server
17 52 (12.44%) Data Centre
18 50 (11.96%) C#
18 50 (11.96%) SaaS
18 50 (11.96%) JIRA
19 46 (11.00%) Automated Testing
19 46 (11.00%) Web Services
20 45 (10.77%) Project Management
21 43 (10.29%) Computer Science
22 42 (10.05%) VMware
23 41 (9.81%) Ruby

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 18 (4.31%) IIS
2 14 (3.35%) CMS
3 8 (1.91%) GeoServer
3 8 (1.91%) Oracle Spatial
3 8 (1.91%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.44%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (1.20%) JBoss
5 5 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (0.96%) Drupal
6 4 (0.96%) Tuxedo
7 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.72%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.48%) Node.js
8 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.24%) Confluence
9 1 (0.24%) WildFly
Applications
1 40 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.44%) MS Project
3 5 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.96%) MS Office
5 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (7.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 21 (5.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (1.44%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 6 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.96%) BASE24
4 4 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.72%) Magento
6 1 (0.24%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 50 (11.96%) SaaS
2 12 (2.87%) OpenShift
3 4 (0.96%) Sage Pay
4 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.37%) IPv4
2 30 (7.18%) Firewall
3 25 (5.98%) Cisco IOS
3 25 (5.98%) Cisco Nexus
4 14 (3.35%) SAN
5 13 (3.11%) Fibre Channel
5 13 (3.11%) NAS
5 13 (3.11%) SMTP
5 13 (3.11%) Wireshark
6 12 (2.87%) IMAP
6 12 (2.87%) TCP/IP
7 11 (2.63%) Internet
8 7 (1.67%) SSL
9 6 (1.44%) DNS
9 6 (1.44%) HTTP
10 4 (0.96%) ATM
11 3 (0.72%) GSM
11 3 (0.72%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.72%) MPLS
11 3 (0.72%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (12.44%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.22%) NoSQL
3 23 (5.50%) MySQL
4 21 (5.02%) Relational Database
5 17 (4.07%) RDBMS
6 16 (3.83%) Big Data
7 12 (2.87%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.63%) Oracle Database
9 10 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (2.15%) GIS
11 6 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.96%) HBase
12 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.48%) SQL CLR
14 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
15 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
15 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
15 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 82 (19.62%) Selenium
2 50 (11.96%) JIRA
3 24 (5.74%) Cucumber
4 22 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (4.78%) Jenkins
5 20 (4.78%) WebDriver
6 18 (4.31%) Visual Studio
7 15 (3.59%) Git (software)
8 13 (3.11%) AQtime
8 13 (3.11%) TestNG
8 13 (3.11%) WebLOAD
9 12 (2.87%) ERwin
10 11 (2.63%) HP UFT
10 11 (2.63%) LoadRunner
10 11 (2.63%) NUnit
11 9 (2.15%) Subversion
12 8 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (1.67%) JMeter
14 5 (1.20%) Gatling
15 4 (0.96%) SpecFlow
General
1 122 (29.19%) Finance
2 79 (18.90%) Telecoms
3 35 (8.37%) Marketing
4 28 (6.70%) Manufacturing
5 24 (5.74%) Retail
6 21 (5.02%) Electronics
7 14 (3.35%) Local Government
8 8 (1.91%) Banking
9 3 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.48%) Back Office
10 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.48%) Games
10 2 (0.48%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) Billing
11 1 (0.24%) Law
11 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 70 (16.75%) Tester
2 61 (14.59%) QA Tester
3 52 (12.44%) Developer
4 46 (11.00%) Analyst
5 43 (10.29%) QA Engineer
6 40 (9.57%) Automation Tester
7 35 (8.37%) QA Automation Tester
8 33 (7.89%) Software Manager
9 27 (6.46%) Development Manager
9 27 (6.46%) Test Engineer
10 25 (5.98%) Architect
10 25 (5.98%) QA Manager
10 25 (5.98%) QA Test Engineer
11 23 (5.50%) Junior
11 23 (5.50%) Project Manager
11 23 (5.50%) Team Leader
12 22 (5.26%) QA Analyst
12 22 (5.26%) QA Leader
13 20 (4.78%) Software Development Manager
13 20 (4.78%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (14.59%) HTML
2 58 (13.88%) .NET
3 46 (11.00%) Web Services
4 39 (9.33%) XML
5 38 (9.09%) CSS
6 35 (8.37%) SOAP
7 28 (6.70%) Ajax
8 25 (5.98%) J2EE
8 25 (5.98%) Spring
9 23 (5.50%) JSON
10 19 (4.55%) RESTful
11 14 (3.35%) ASP.NET
12 13 (3.11%) jQuery
13 12 (2.87%) MAPI
14 11 (2.63%) AngularJS
15 8 (1.91%) Java EE
15 8 (1.91%) PostGIS
16 7 (1.67%) Gherkin
16 7 (1.67%) React
17 6 (1.44%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.44%) Data Centre
2 43 (10.29%) Computer Science
3 33 (7.89%) Mobile App
4 25 (5.98%) EMC VNX
5 24 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (4.07%) PMI
7 14 (3.35%) Data Structures
7 14 (3.35%) Smart Meter
8 13 (3.11%) User Experience
9 7 (1.67%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.44%) Wiki
11 5 (1.20%) Contactless
11 5 (1.20%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.20%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.96%) EMV
12 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.96%) Fintech
13 3 (0.72%) Clustering
13 3 (0.72%) Replication
13 3 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 85 (20.33%) Linux
2 71 (16.99%) Windows
3 29 (6.94%) Unix
4 19 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.44%) Android
7 4 (0.96%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.48%) Solaris
9 1 (0.24%) AIX
9 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (16.51%) SDLC
3 66 (15.79%) Test Automation
4 55 (13.16%) Mentoring
5 54 (12.92%) Scrum
6 46 (11.00%) Automated Testing
7 45 (10.77%) Project Management
8 38 (9.09%) Manual Testing
8 38 (9.09%) Software Testing
9 37 (8.85%) ITIL
9 37 (8.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 34 (8.13%) BDD
11 33 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
11 33 (7.89%) Document Management
11 33 (7.89%) ITSM
12 31 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (7.18%) Automation Testing
13 30 (7.18%) Test Scripting
14 27 (6.46%) System Testing
15 26 (6.22%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (35.41%) Java
2 99 (23.68%) SQL
3 62 (14.83%) Python
4 54 (12.92%) JavaScript
5 50 (11.96%) C#
6 41 (9.81%) Ruby
7 40 (9.57%) Perl
8 30 (7.18%) PowerShell
9 23 (5.50%) C++
10 21 (5.02%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.87%) PHP
11 12 (2.87%) R
12 11 (2.63%) C
12 11 (2.63%) PL/SQL
13 10 (2.39%) VB
13 10 (2.39%) VB.NET
14 8 (1.91%) Groovy
15 7 (1.67%) VBScript
16 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (18.90%) Degree
2 36 (8.61%) ISEB
2 36 (8.61%) ISTQB
3 21 (5.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (4.78%) PMI Certification
4 20 (4.78%) Security Cleared
5 12 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.72%) PMP
7 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.24%) APMP
8 1 (0.24%) CISM
8 1 (0.24%) CISMP
8 1 (0.24%) CISSP
8 1 (0.24%) CLAS
8 1 (0.24%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.24%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.24%) NEBOSH
2 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.24%) SDET
2 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (8.85%) VMware ESX
3 25 (5.98%) vSphere
4 14 (3.35%) Active Directory
5 13 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.87%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (5.98%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 25 (5.98%) SCCM
1 25 (5.98%) WSUS
2 13 (3.11%) Perfmon
3 7 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.20%) SCVMM
5 4 (0.96%) Puppet
6 3 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.48%) Ansible
8 1 (0.24%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 65 (15.55%) Microsoft
2 58 (13.88%) Oracle
3 42 (10.05%) VMware
4 33 (7.89%) BMC
4 33 (7.89%) Remedy
5 28 (6.70%) Cisco
6 25 (5.98%) EMC
6 25 (5.98%) Qualys
6 25 (5.98%) Red Hat
7 24 (5.74%) SAP
8 14 (3.35%) Citrix
9 10 (2.39%) Northgate
10 9 (2.15%) HP
11 8 (1.91%) Sitecore
11 8 (1.91%) webMethods
12 6 (1.44%) Ab Initio
12 6 (1.44%) IBM
13 5 (1.20%) Software AG
14 4 (0.96%) Forcepoint
14 4 (0.96%) Sage
Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RDK Consulting
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Greythorn
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Health/Life Insurance, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £68,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
360 Resourcing Solutions .
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Slough
Spectrum IT
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + 25 days holiday, Pension, etc
Posted: 17 days ago
Newbury
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
HiFX Europe Ltd
Salary: Unspecified + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + car allowance, pension
Posted: 24 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago