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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 47 71
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +24
Permanent jobs citing QA 264 261 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.22% 4.76% 3.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.06% 37.88% 35.73%
Number of salaries quoted 196 157 151
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £30,000 £31,050
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
659 689 529
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.02% 12.57% 9.85%
Number of salaries quoted 472 447 423
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £73,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -5 111 £50,000 +17.64% 13
Slough +12 54 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Maidenhead +11 26 £40,000 +8.10% 1
Newbury -11 15 £53,750 +16.21% 2
Bracknell +3 13 £57,500 +48.38%
Windsor +3 12 £75,000 +101.34% 1
Wokingham -8 5 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Thatcham - 1 £29,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 232 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (24.47%) Degree
3 117 (20.74%) C#
4 114 (20.21%) SQL
5 113 (20.04%) SQL Server
6 111 (19.68%) Finance
7 110 (19.50%) .NET
8 100 (17.73%) Scrum
8 100 (17.73%) Microsoft
9 91 (16.13%) Selenium
10 86 (15.25%) HTML
10 86 (15.25%) JavaScript
11 83 (14.72%) Software Testing
12 78 (13.83%) Windows
12 78 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
13 74 (13.12%) Java
14 73 (12.94%) Telecoms
15 68 (12.06%) ISEB
16 67 (11.88%) Computer Science
17 64 (11.35%) Test Automation
17 64 (11.35%) CSS
18 63 (11.17%) MS Excel
18 63 (11.17%) Business Intelligence
19 62 (10.99%) Test Scripting
20 61 (10.82%) ISTQB
21 60 (10.64%) Ajax
21 60 (10.64%) Automation Testing
22 58 (10.28%) Web Services
23 55 (9.75%) XML
23 55 (9.75%) Oracle

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 20 (3.55%) CMS
2 18 (3.19%) IIS
2 18 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.13%) Oracle Service Bus
4 10 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.42%) Confluence
7 7 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
7 7 (1.24%) Drupal
8 5 (0.89%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.35%) Apache
9 2 (0.35%) WordPress
9 2 (0.35%) nginx
9 2 (0.35%) Eucalyptus
9 2 (0.35%) Lync
10 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 63 (11.17%) MS Excel
2 34 (6.03%) MS Visio
3 23 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.48%) MS Office
5 3 (0.53%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.35%) MS Project
7 1 (0.18%) InDesign
7 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.18%) XMetaL
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (2.13%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.35%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.35%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.18%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 52 (9.22%) SaaS
2 6 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.08%) Wireless
2 21 (3.72%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.66%) Internet
4 13 (2.30%) HTTPS
5 12 (2.13%) HTTP
6 11 (1.95%) SSL
7 10 (1.77%) ATM
7 10 (1.77%) GSM
7 10 (1.77%) UMTS
7 10 (1.77%) SMTP
8 7 (1.24%) FTP
9 6 (1.06%) Network Security
9 6 (1.06%) LTE
10 5 (0.89%) RNC
10 5 (0.89%) 2G
10 5 (0.89%) WiMAX
10 5 (0.89%) SSH
10 5 (0.89%) LAN
10 5 (0.89%) 3G
11 4 (0.71%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (20.04%) SQL Server
2 40 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (6.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (6.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 25 (4.43%) NoSQL
6 22 (3.90%) MySQL
7 21 (3.72%) Relational Database
8 20 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (3.01%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.77%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.60%) SQL CLR
11 9 (1.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (1.42%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.06%) MS Access
13 6 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (1.06%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.71%) OLTP
15 2 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
16 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 91 (16.13%) Selenium
2 46 (8.16%) WebDriver
3 31 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (5.50%) JIRA
4 27 (4.79%) Visual Studio
5 24 (4.26%) SpecFlow
6 20 (3.55%) HP UFT
7 18 (3.19%) SoapUI
8 15 (2.66%) Git (software)
9 14 (2.48%) Subversion
10 11 (1.95%) Cucumber
11 10 (1.77%) Axure RP
12 8 (1.42%) Zephyr
13 6 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (0.89%) Appium
15 4 (0.71%) Robolectric
15 4 (0.71%) LoadRunner
16 3 (0.53%) NUnit
17 2 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 2 (0.35%) Eclipse
General
1 111 (19.68%) Finance
2 73 (12.94%) Telecoms
3 49 (8.69%) Banking
4 47 (8.33%) Marketing
5 27 (4.79%) Advertising
6 26 (4.61%) Billing
7 24 (4.26%) Retail
8 21 (3.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 16 (2.84%) Legal
10 14 (2.48%) Automotive
11 8 (1.42%) Aerospace
12 7 (1.24%) Financial Institution
12 7 (1.24%) Publishing
13 5 (0.89%) Games
13 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.71%) Local Government
14 4 (0.71%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.53%) Electronics
16 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 125 (22.16%) Analyst
2 101 (17.91%) Developer
3 82 (14.54%) QA Engineer
4 41 (7.27%) Test Analyst
5 39 (6.91%) Software Engineer
6 38 (6.74%) Tester
7 35 (6.21%) Business Analyst
7 35 (6.21%) Senior Developer
7 35 (6.21%) QA Analyst
8 34 (6.03%) Senior Analyst
9 33 (5.85%) Architect
10 32 (5.67%) Consultant
10 32 (5.67%) C# Developer
11 31 (5.50%) Test Engineer
11 31 (5.50%) Test Leader
12 28 (4.96%) Junior
13 27 (4.79%) Senior QA Engineer
14 25 (4.43%) Senior C# Developer
15 24 (4.26%) Test Manager
16 22 (3.90%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (19.50%) .NET
2 86 (15.25%) HTML
3 64 (11.35%) CSS
4 60 (10.64%) Ajax
5 58 (10.28%) Web Services
6 55 (9.75%) XML
7 54 (9.57%) jQuery
8 42 (7.45%) ASP.NET
9 38 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 35 (6.21%) HTML5
11 34 (6.03%) SOAP
12 31 (5.50%) JSON
12 31 (5.50%) MDX
13 29 (5.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 26 (4.61%) REST
15 21 (3.72%) WPF
16 19 (3.37%) LINQ
17 18 (3.19%) RESTful
18 16 (2.84%) Silverlight
19 15 (2.66%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 78 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (11.88%) Computer Science
3 35 (6.21%) User Experience
4 20 (3.55%) Digital Media
5 18 (3.19%) Mobile App
6 17 (3.01%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.48%) Visualisation
8 11 (1.95%) Social Media
9 10 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.77%) Replication
9 10 (1.77%) Clustering
10 9 (1.60%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.60%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.06%) Wiki
12 5 (0.89%) Xbox
13 4 (0.71%) NGOSS
14 3 (0.53%) DTV
14 3 (0.53%) Mathematics
14 3 (0.53%) Blog
14 3 (0.53%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 78 (13.83%) Windows
2 45 (7.98%) Linux
3 26 (4.61%) UNIX
4 15 (2.66%) Apple iOS
4 15 (2.66%) Android
5 14 (2.48%) Solaris
6 7 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (0.89%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.89%) Windows 2000
7 5 (0.89%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (17.73%) Scrum
3 83 (14.72%) Software Testing
4 64 (11.35%) Test Automation
5 63 (11.17%) Business Intelligence
6 62 (10.99%) Test Scripting
7 60 (10.64%) Automation Testing
8 54 (9.57%) Software Engineering
9 48 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
10 45 (7.98%) Automated Testing
11 42 (7.45%) TDD
11 42 (7.45%) BDD
12 38 (6.74%) ITIL
13 37 (6.56%) Analytics
14 35 (6.21%) OO
15 34 (6.03%) PRINCE2
15 34 (6.03%) Waterfall
16 33 (5.85%) B2B
17 32 (5.67%) Project Management
17 32 (5.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 117 (20.74%) C#
2 114 (20.21%) SQL
3 86 (15.25%) JavaScript
4 74 (13.12%) Java
5 16 (2.84%) C++
6 15 (2.66%) C
7 14 (2.48%) Python
8 12 (2.13%) Shell Script
8 12 (2.13%) VBScript
9 11 (1.95%) Ruby
9 11 (1.95%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.60%) VB
10 9 (1.60%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.60%) PHP
11 6 (1.06%) Perl
11 6 (1.06%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.06%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.18%) XPath
12 1 (0.18%) Groovy
12 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 138 (24.47%) Degree
2 68 (12.06%) ISEB
3 61 (10.82%) ISTQB
4 19 (3.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (1.77%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.24%) AAT
6 7 (1.24%) HND
7 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.89%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.71%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.71%) CCA
8 4 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.53%) PMP
9 3 (0.53%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.35%) CISSP
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.95%) SLA
2 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.35%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) BS7799
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) TickIT
System Software
1 14 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.24%) Xen
3 6 (1.06%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.71%) XenServer
5 3 (0.53%) vSphere
5 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.35%) GlusterFS
6 2 (0.35%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 25 (4.43%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.35%) Puppet
3 2 (0.35%) Cacti
3 2 (0.35%) Ganglia
3 2 (0.35%) OpenView
3 2 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.35%) Nagios
3 2 (0.35%) Foglight
3 2 (0.35%) OPNET
4 1 (0.18%) SCCM
4 1 (0.18%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 100 (17.73%) Microsoft
2 55 (9.75%) Oracle
3 37 (6.56%) HP
4 21 (3.72%) Sitecore
5 16 (2.84%) VMware
6 13 (2.30%) Business Objects
7 12 (2.13%) IBM
8 10 (1.77%) SAP
9 9 (1.60%) Websense
9 9 (1.60%) Vertica
10 8 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.42%) Adobe
11 7 (1.24%) Sun
12 6 (1.06%) Citrix
12 6 (1.06%) Logi Analytics
12 6 (1.06%) Tableau
13 5 (0.89%) Nortel
13 5 (0.89%) Ericsson
13 5 (0.89%) Nokia
14 4 (0.71%) Cisco
Berkshire
Three
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £0 per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Alpha Associates
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Skilliantech Limited
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum, Benefits Pension/Paid Vacation/Relocation B
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £48000 per annum + + Bonus + Pension + 25 Days plus BH
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000-65,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package - Full details on request
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £70,000 per annum + Full Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Earth Stream Global
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, pension etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago