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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 62 82 49
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -33
Permanent jobs citing QA 141 175 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.86% 3.27% 4.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.52% 26.12% 35.07%
Number of salaries quoted 119 155 190
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £35,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £68,600
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%

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
397 670 750
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.87% 12.51% 13.91%
Number of salaries quoted 317 576 497
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £69,800
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +23 52 £60,000 +14.28% 5
Maidenhead +14 22 £57,500 -17.85% 3
Bracknell +9 14 £41,250 -25.00% 4
Hungerford - 11 £32,500 - 2
Slough +21 10 £27,000 -55.00% 3
Ascot - 10 £57,500 -
Newbury -8 5 £35,000 -26.31% 2
Wokingham +4 4 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Windsor +3 2 £32,500 +51.16%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 147 (49.66%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (29.73%) Degree
3 78 (26.35%) Java
4 72 (24.32%) Scrum
5 71 (23.99%) Linux
6 70 (23.65%) Selenium
7 60 (20.27%) Finance
8 51 (17.23%) HTML
9 48 (16.22%) Python
9 48 (16.22%) Software Testing
10 47 (15.88%) .NET
11 46 (15.54%) Microsoft
12 45 (15.20%) SQL
12 45 (15.20%) Test Scripting
13 43 (14.53%) C#
14 42 (14.19%) Automated Testing
15 41 (13.85%) JavaScript
15 41 (13.85%) SDLC
16 40 (13.51%) Test Automation
17 39 (13.18%) DevOps
18 36 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
19 35 (11.82%) CSS
20 33 (11.15%) Windows
21 32 (10.81%) Automation Testing
22 30 (10.14%) Web Services
22 30 (10.14%) Perl
22 30 (10.14%) Telecoms
23 29 (9.80%) Regression Testing
24 28 (9.46%) PHP
24 28 (9.46%) Mobile App

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 19 (6.42%) nginx
2 15 (5.07%) Apache
3 13 (4.39%) CMS
4 12 (4.05%) Drupal
4 12 (4.05%) Eucalyptus
5 7 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (2.03%) WordPress
7 5 (1.69%) uWSGI
8 4 (1.35%) Confluence
9 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.68%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.34%) DNN
10 1 (0.34%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.34%) JBoss
10 1 (0.34%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.69%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.35%) Acrobat
4 4 (1.35%) FrameMaker
4 4 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.35%) Snagit
5 3 (1.01%) MS Office
6 2 (0.68%) MS Project
6 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Magento
1 6 (2.03%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.01%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.01%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.01%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.01%) SAP FSCM
2 3 (1.01%) SAP MM
2 3 (1.01%) SAP PP
2 3 (1.01%) SAP PS
2 3 (1.01%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.12%) SaaS
2 22 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (4.73%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.69%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.35%) IaaS
6 4 (1.35%) PaaS
7 3 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.68%) Route 53
9 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.42%) Internet
2 18 (6.08%) TCP/IP
3 17 (5.74%) Firewall
4 14 (4.73%) Wireless
5 8 (2.70%) DNS
6 5 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.35%) HTTP
7 4 (1.35%) SMTP
8 3 (1.01%) GSM
8 3 (1.01%) LTE
9 2 (0.68%) Network Security
9 2 (0.68%) SSL
9 2 (0.68%) UMTS
10 1 (0.34%) HSPA
10 1 (0.34%) LAN
10 1 (0.34%) VLAN
10 1 (0.34%) VPN
10 1 (0.34%) WAN
10 1 (0.34%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.11%) MySQL
3 6 (2.03%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.03%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.69%) SQLite
5 3 (1.01%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.68%) Big Data
6 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.68%) InfluxDB
6 2 (0.68%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 70 (23.65%) Selenium
2 28 (9.46%) JIRA
3 27 (9.12%) WebDriver
4 26 (8.78%) Git (software)
5 23 (7.77%) Visual Studio
6 21 (7.09%) JMeter
7 17 (5.74%) Jenkins
8 16 (5.41%) Cucumber
9 15 (5.07%) Gatling
9 15 (5.07%) Subversion
10 11 (3.72%) TestNG
11 10 (3.38%) SoapUI
12 9 (3.04%) JUnit
12 9 (3.04%) LoadRunner
13 8 (2.70%) HP UFT
14 7 (2.36%) Bugzilla
15 6 (2.03%) Maven
16 5 (1.69%) GitLab
17 4 (1.35%) Ant
17 4 (1.35%) Dreamweaver
General
1 60 (20.27%) Finance
2 30 (10.14%) Telecoms
3 24 (8.11%) Banking
4 10 (3.38%) Marketing
5 8 (2.70%) Retail
6 7 (2.36%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.03%) Billing
8 5 (1.69%) Publishing
9 4 (1.35%) Advertising
9 4 (1.35%) Legal
10 2 (0.68%) Games
10 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.34%) Automotive
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (18.24%) Tester
2 48 (16.22%) Developer
3 45 (15.20%) QA Engineer
4 37 (12.50%) QA Tester
5 34 (11.49%) Analyst
6 30 (10.14%) Automation Tester
7 28 (9.46%) Linux Engineer
8 25 (8.45%) Cloud Engineer
9 23 (7.77%) Administrator
9 23 (7.77%) Linux Administrator
10 21 (7.09%) QA Automation Tester
11 20 (6.76%) Cloud Administrator
12 19 (6.42%) QA Automation Engineer
12 19 (6.42%) Test Engineer
13 18 (6.08%) QA Analyst
14 15 (5.07%) QA Test Engineer
14 15 (5.07%) Selenium Tester
14 15 (5.07%) Senior Cloud Engineer
14 15 (5.07%) Senior Linux Engineer
15 14 (4.73%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (17.23%) HTML
2 47 (15.88%) .NET
3 35 (11.82%) CSS
4 30 (10.14%) Web Services
5 25 (8.45%) XML
6 17 (5.74%) AngularJS
6 17 (5.74%) HTML5
6 17 (5.74%) LAMP
7 16 (5.41%) jQuery
7 16 (5.41%) JSON
8 15 (5.07%) SOAP
9 14 (4.73%) LEMP Stack
10 13 (4.39%) Middleware
11 12 (4.05%) ASP.NET
11 12 (4.05%) CSS3
11 12 (4.05%) RESTful
11 12 (4.05%) Sensu
12 11 (3.72%) Ajax
13 7 (2.36%) KnockoutJS
13 7 (2.36%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.46%) Computer Science
1 28 (9.46%) Mobile App
2 19 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.42%) User Experience
3 15 (5.07%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.05%) Enterprise Cloud
5 6 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.69%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.35%) Health Informatics
7 4 (1.35%) Informatics
7 4 (1.35%) iSeries
7 4 (1.35%) Wiki
8 3 (1.01%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.01%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.68%) Blog
9 2 (0.68%) Digital TV
9 2 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.68%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 71 (23.99%) Linux
2 33 (11.15%) Windows
3 21 (7.09%) Android
4 19 (6.42%) Unix
5 14 (4.73%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.04%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.03%) Debian
9 5 (1.69%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.35%) Solaris
11 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (49.66%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (24.32%) Scrum
3 48 (16.22%) Software Testing
4 45 (15.20%) Test Scripting
5 42 (14.19%) Automated Testing
6 41 (13.85%) SDLC
7 40 (13.51%) Test Automation
8 39 (13.18%) DevOps
9 36 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (10.81%) Automation Testing
11 29 (9.80%) Regression Testing
12 28 (9.46%) Functional Testing
13 27 (9.12%) OO
13 27 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (8.78%) Open Source
15 25 (8.45%) Non-Functional Testing
16 24 (8.11%) Unit Testing
17 23 (7.77%) Waterfall
18 22 (7.43%) Software Engineering
18 22 (7.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (26.35%) Java
2 48 (16.22%) Python
3 45 (15.20%) SQL
4 43 (14.53%) C#
5 41 (13.85%) JavaScript
6 30 (10.14%) Perl
7 28 (9.46%) PHP
8 23 (7.77%) Ruby
9 20 (6.76%) Bash Shell
10 18 (6.08%) C
11 9 (3.04%) VB
12 8 (2.70%) C++
13 7 (2.36%) Groovy
13 7 (2.36%) Shell Script
13 7 (2.36%) VBScript
14 6 (2.03%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.01%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.01%) XPath
16 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.68%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 88 (29.73%) Degree
2 24 (8.11%) ISEB
3 20 (6.76%) ISTQB
4 13 (4.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.35%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.68%) AAT
8 2 (0.68%) HND
8 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.68%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.72%) SLA
2 4 (1.35%) HL7
3 2 (0.68%) SDET
4 1 (0.34%) COSO
4 1 (0.34%) GAMP
System Software
1 12 (4.05%) GlusterFS
1 12 (4.05%) Varnish
2 10 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.69%) Docker
4 5 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.69%) vCloud
4 5 (1.69%) vSphere
5 4 (1.35%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.01%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.68%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (4.73%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (4.73%) Puppet
2 12 (4.05%) Cacti
2 12 (4.05%) Ganglia
2 12 (4.05%) Nagios
2 12 (4.05%) OpenView
2 12 (4.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (2.36%) Ansible
3 7 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (2.03%) SCCM
5 5 (1.69%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 5 (1.69%) WSUS
6 2 (0.68%) Grafana
6 2 (0.68%) Graylog
6 2 (0.68%) Kibana
6 2 (0.68%) logstash
6 2 (0.68%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 46 (15.54%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.09%) Oracle
2 21 (7.09%) Red Hat
3 15 (5.07%) Cisco
4 14 (4.73%) VMware
5 12 (4.05%) BMC
5 12 (4.05%) Splunk
5 12 (4.05%) Sun
6 10 (3.38%) Ericsson
6 10 (3.38%) Nokia
6 10 (3.38%) Nortel
7 9 (3.04%) Huawei
8 8 (2.70%) SAP
9 6 (2.03%) HP
10 5 (1.69%) Adobe
10 5 (1.69%) EMC
10 5 (1.69%) Qualys
10 5 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.35%) Forcepoint
12 3 (1.01%) Ariba
Bracknell, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £42000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Private medical insurance
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + pension, life cover plus others
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Pension, Medical + More
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £25,000 to £34,000 per annum + Share options
Posted: 3 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, pension,
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits 25 days holiday, Pension, Private
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Oracle
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Slough
Spectrum IT
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits 12.5 % Bonus + Excellent Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Oracle
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 14 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Maidenhead
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 13 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago