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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 62 74
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 270 220 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.57% 3.91% 3.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.03% 32.93% 29.54%
Number of salaries quoted 159 172 180
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £58,250 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
870 668 694
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.71% 11.86% 12.43%
Number of salaries quoted 581 445 603
Average salary £43,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 +13 100 £35,000 -20.90% 9
Maidenhead +7 37 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Bracknell -11 28 £37,500 -25.00% 4
Slough +10 24 £37,782 -24.43%
Windsor -2 21 £57,500 -17.85% 1
Newbury 0 20 £41,250 +10.00%
Hungerford -4 5 £49,250 +36.80%
Wokingham -7 2 £36,250 -12.65%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 221 (41.08%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (24.72%) Telecoms
3 112 (20.82%) ISEB
4 111 (20.63%) Java
5 110 (20.45%) Finance
5 110 (20.45%) Degree
6 104 (19.33%) Software Testing
6 104 (19.33%) SQL
7 88 (16.36%) C#
8 85 (15.80%) Selenium
9 82 (15.24%) Scrum
10 78 (14.50%) HTML
10 78 (14.50%) Linux
11 72 (13.38%) .NET
12 66 (12.27%) SQL Server
13 65 (12.08%) Windows
13 65 (12.08%) Project Management
14 62 (11.52%) JavaScript
15 56 (10.41%) Retail
15 56 (10.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 55 (10.22%) Computer Science
17 51 (9.48%) Microsoft
18 46 (8.55%) Test Scripting
18 46 (8.55%) Test Automation
19 45 (8.36%) C++
20 44 (8.18%) Test Planning
21 42 (7.81%) UNIX
22 40 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
23 39 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
23 39 (7.25%) Marketing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 29 (5.39%) CMS
2 22 (4.09%) IIS
3 17 (3.16%) Apache
4 16 (2.97%) Tomcat
5 14 (2.60%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.86%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.93%) Confluence
8 4 (0.74%) Drupal
9 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.37%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.19%) WordPress
11 1 (0.19%) Liferay
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.19%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 27 (5.02%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.09%) MS Visio
3 17 (3.16%) MS Office
4 15 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.86%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.93%) MS Project
7 2 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.37%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 16 (2.97%) JDE OneWorld
2 6 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.37%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.19%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.19%) SAP SEM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.19%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.16%) SaaS
2 9 (1.67%) LucidChart
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.32%) SAN
2 33 (6.13%) Internet
3 29 (5.39%) 3G
4 28 (5.20%) TCP/IP
4 28 (5.20%) NAS
5 25 (4.65%) Wireless
5 25 (4.65%) SMTP
6 22 (4.09%) Broadband
6 22 (4.09%) HTTP
7 21 (3.90%) 4G
8 17 (3.16%) IMAP
8 17 (3.16%) LTE
9 13 (2.42%) Ethernet
9 13 (2.42%) Wireshark
10 12 (2.23%) DNS
11 10 (1.86%) Firewall
12 9 (1.67%) LDAP
12 9 (1.67%) OpenLDAP
13 8 (1.49%) 2G
14 7 (1.30%) 2.5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.72%) MySQL
3 17 (3.16%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.67%) Big Data
7 8 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (0.93%) SAP BW
10 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.74%) SQLPlus
11 4 (0.74%) DataStage
11 4 (0.74%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.56%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 85 (15.80%) Selenium
2 39 (7.25%) WebDriver
3 22 (4.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 22 (4.09%) Axure RP
4 19 (3.53%) JIRA
5 17 (3.16%) WebLOAD
5 17 (3.16%) AQtime
6 14 (2.60%) Visual Studio
7 13 (2.42%) TestDirector
8 12 (2.23%) LoadRunner
9 11 (2.04%) Jenkins
10 10 (1.86%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (1.67%) Git (software)
12 8 (1.49%) SoapUI
12 8 (1.49%) Subversion
12 8 (1.49%) Eclipse
13 7 (1.30%) TestNG
14 6 (1.12%) Selenium IDE
14 6 (1.12%) LoadUI
General
1 133 (24.72%) Telecoms
2 110 (20.45%) Finance
3 56 (10.41%) Retail
4 39 (7.25%) Marketing
5 24 (4.46%) Advertising
6 19 (3.53%) Billing
7 11 (2.04%) Publishing
7 11 (2.04%) Legal
8 10 (1.86%) Multimedia
9 9 (1.67%) Banking
10 6 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.93%) German Language
12 4 (0.74%) Local Government
12 4 (0.74%) Electronics
12 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
13 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.19%) Automotive
14 1 (0.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 116 (21.56%) Analyst
2 75 (13.94%) Test Analyst
3 61 (11.34%) Test Engineer
4 47 (8.74%) Developer
5 44 (8.18%) Tester
6 41 (7.62%) QA Analyst
7 37 (6.88%) QA Engineer
8 29 (5.39%) Project Manager
8 29 (5.39%) Junior
9 25 (4.65%) Senior Test Engineer
10 23 (4.28%) QA Leader
11 21 (3.90%) Software Engineer
12 20 (3.72%) QA Test Analyst
12 20 (3.72%) Consultant
13 19 (3.53%) Test Manager
13 19 (3.53%) Business Analyst
13 19 (3.53%) Junior Analyst
14 18 (3.35%) Software Tester
15 17 (3.16%) Programme Manager
15 17 (3.16%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (14.50%) HTML
2 72 (13.38%) .NET
3 32 (5.95%) CSS
3 32 (5.95%) jQuery
4 31 (5.76%) XML
5 30 (5.58%) ASP.NET
6 25 (4.65%) HTML5
7 17 (3.16%) MAPI
7 17 (3.16%) Spring
8 14 (2.60%) Ajax
8 14 (2.60%) LAMP
9 13 (2.42%) Web Services
10 11 (2.04%) J2EE
10 11 (2.04%) Yii
10 11 (2.04%) CSS3
11 10 (1.86%) Hibernate
11 10 (1.86%) JDBC
11 10 (1.86%) SOAP
12 9 (1.67%) WebSockets
13 6 (1.12%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.22%) Computer Science
2 40 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (6.32%) User Experience
4 23 (4.28%) Digital Media
5 18 (3.35%) Smartphone
6 17 (3.16%) Mainframe
7 14 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.60%) Firmware
8 12 (2.23%) Mathematics
9 10 (1.86%) Social Media
10 9 (1.67%) SCORM
10 9 (1.67%) E-Learning
10 9 (1.67%) STB
10 9 (1.67%) Learning Management System
10 9 (1.67%) Human Factors
10 9 (1.67%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.30%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.12%) Open Source
13 6 (1.12%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 78 (14.50%) Linux
2 65 (12.08%) Windows
3 42 (7.81%) UNIX
4 10 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.49%) Android
7 7 (1.30%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.56%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.56%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.37%) Solaris
11 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.19%) CentOS
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (41.08%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (19.33%) Software Testing
3 82 (15.24%) Scrum
4 65 (12.08%) Project Management
5 46 (8.55%) Test Scripting
5 46 (8.55%) Test Automation
6 44 (8.18%) Test Planning
7 39 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 37 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 36 (6.69%) ITIL
10 34 (6.32%) OOP
10 34 (6.32%) Software Engineering
11 33 (6.13%) Automated Testing
12 32 (5.95%) PRINCE2
13 31 (5.76%) Migration
14 29 (5.39%) Data Migration
14 29 (5.39%) Integration Testing
14 29 (5.39%) TDD
15 28 (5.20%) CRM
15 28 (5.20%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 111 (20.63%) Java
2 104 (19.33%) SQL
3 88 (16.36%) C#
4 62 (11.52%) JavaScript
5 45 (8.36%) C++
6 33 (6.13%) PHP
7 27 (5.02%) Python
8 24 (4.46%) C
9 16 (2.97%) Ruby
10 12 (2.23%) Perl
10 12 (2.23%) VBScript
11 11 (2.04%) PHP5
12 10 (1.86%) VB
13 5 (0.93%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.74%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.56%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.37%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.19%) ActionScript
17 1 (0.19%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 112 (20.82%) ISEB
2 110 (20.45%) Degree
3 56 (10.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 37 (6.88%) ISTQB
5 33 (6.13%) Security Cleared
6 30 (5.58%) SC Cleared
7 18 (3.35%) PMI Certification
8 14 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (2.42%) PMP
10 7 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (1.30%) AAT
11 6 (1.12%) ACCA
12 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.74%) CIMA
14 3 (0.56%) CISSP
14 3 (0.56%) GIAC
14 3 (0.56%) CSSLP
15 2 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.37%) ICAEW
16 1 (0.19%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.72%) SLA
2 10 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.12%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.72%) VMware ESX
3 19 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.67%) NFS
5 2 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.37%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.19%) Squid
6 1 (0.19%) qmail
6 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (5.20%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.30%) NetBackup
3 6 (1.12%) PureDisk
3 6 (1.12%) Backup Exec
4 5 (0.93%) WSUS
5 2 (0.37%) Puppet
6 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.19%) nmon
6 1 (0.19%) YUM
6 1 (0.19%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 51 (9.48%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.02%) Oracle
3 21 (3.90%) VMware
4 19 (3.53%) HP
5 17 (3.16%) InterSystems
5 17 (3.16%) Sitecore
6 13 (2.42%) JBoss
7 12 (2.23%) Zend
7 12 (2.23%) Cisco
8 11 (2.04%) Nokia
8 11 (2.04%) Ericsson
8 11 (2.04%) Nortel
9 10 (1.86%) F5
9 10 (1.86%) SAP
9 10 (1.86%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.30%) IBM
10 7 (1.30%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.12%) Hyperion
12 5 (0.93%) Huawei
13 4 (0.74%) FatWire
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 9 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novation Solutions
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Momentum Resourcing
Salary: £50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti UK Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Ascot, Berkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £30,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25k - 30k + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Betting Appointments
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti UK Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Reed Business Information Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: 25 days ago