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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 49 66
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 252 288 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.90% 4.91% 3.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 33.80% 33.02%
Number of salaries quoted 203 176 166
Average salary £50,000 £41,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.95% -4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,400 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -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
630 852 630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.24% 14.52% 11.49%
Number of salaries quoted 511 563 445
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +1 122 £48,000 +28.00% 11
Slough +10 40 £50,000 +32.33% 1
Bracknell +18 23 £30,000 -11.11% 1
Newbury +5 23 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Maidenhead -8 12 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Windsor +1 5 £30,000 -47.82%
Wokingham -4 1 £40,000 +10.34%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 197 (39.64%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (23.34%) Degree
3 103 (20.72%) C#
4 102 (20.52%) Finance
5 96 (19.32%) .NET
5 96 (19.32%) SQL Server
6 84 (16.90%) Scrum
7 81 (16.30%) Java
8 79 (15.90%) SQL
8 79 (15.90%) Microsoft
9 77 (15.49%) Windows
10 72 (14.49%) Telecoms
10 72 (14.49%) Selenium
11 70 (14.08%) Test Automation
12 67 (13.48%) HTML
13 66 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
14 65 (13.08%) Computer Science
15 62 (12.47%) Web Services
16 60 (12.07%) JavaScript
17 58 (11.67%) Software Testing
18 55 (11.07%) MS Excel
19 53 (10.66%) CSS
19 53 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
20 52 (10.46%) Test Scripting
20 52 (10.46%) Project Management
21 51 (10.26%) SaaS
22 49 (9.86%) ISEB
23 47 (9.46%) Linux
24 46 (9.26%) Ajax
25 45 (9.05%) BDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 19 (3.82%) IIS
2 17 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.42%) CMS
3 7 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (1.41%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.41%) Drupal
4 5 (1.01%) Confluence
4 5 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (0.80%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.40%) nginx
7 2 (0.40%) WordPress
7 2 (0.40%) Eucalyptus
7 2 (0.40%) Apache
8 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 55 (11.07%) MS Excel
2 25 (5.03%) MS Visio
3 21 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.01%) MS Office
5 3 (0.60%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.60%) MS Project
5 3 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.20%) InDesign
6 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.20%) XMetaL
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (2.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.40%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.40%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.20%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 51 (10.26%) SaaS
2 6 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.63%) TCP/IP
2 24 (4.83%) Internet
3 21 (4.23%) HTTP
4 16 (3.22%) Wireless
5 15 (3.02%) SSL
6 12 (2.41%) SMTP
7 10 (2.01%) HTTPS
8 8 (1.61%) UMTS
8 8 (1.61%) WAN
8 8 (1.61%) ATM
8 8 (1.61%) GSM
9 7 (1.41%) FTP
9 7 (1.41%) VPN
10 6 (1.21%) DNS
11 5 (1.01%) LAN
11 5 (1.01%) Broadband
11 5 (1.01%) Firewall
11 5 (1.01%) MPLS
11 5 (1.01%) SSH
12 4 (0.80%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (19.32%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 31 (6.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (5.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 20 (4.02%) MySQL
5 19 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (3.02%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 14 (2.82%) SQL CLR
8 12 (2.41%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.81%) OLTP
9 9 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (1.61%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.21%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.40%) HBase
14 1 (0.20%) Big Data
14 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
14 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 72 (14.49%) Selenium
2 38 (7.65%) WebDriver
3 26 (5.23%) SpecFlow
4 25 (5.03%) JIRA
5 23 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (4.23%) Visual Studio
7 19 (3.82%) HP UFT
8 16 (3.22%) SoapUI
9 8 (1.61%) Git (software)
9 8 (1.61%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.01%) IntelliJ
10 5 (1.01%) NetBeans
10 5 (1.01%) Subversion
11 4 (0.80%) LoadRunner
11 4 (0.80%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.80%) Zephyr
12 3 (0.60%) JMeter
12 3 (0.60%) TestDirector
12 3 (0.60%) NUnit
12 3 (0.60%) QADirector
General
1 102 (20.52%) Finance
2 72 (14.49%) Telecoms
3 38 (7.65%) Banking
4 33 (6.64%) Marketing
5 25 (5.03%) Billing
6 16 (3.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 15 (3.02%) Advertising
8 14 (2.82%) Manufacturing
9 13 (2.62%) Electronics
10 11 (2.21%) Legal
10 11 (2.21%) Retail
11 8 (1.61%) Publishing
12 7 (1.41%) Financial Institution
13 5 (1.01%) Automotive
13 5 (1.01%) Games
14 4 (0.80%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.40%) Local Government
15 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 104 (20.93%) Developer
2 78 (15.69%) Analyst
3 53 (10.66%) QA Engineer
4 34 (6.84%) Senior Developer
4 34 (6.84%) C# Developer
5 30 (6.04%) Business Analyst
5 30 (6.04%) Tester
6 28 (5.63%) Software Engineer
6 28 (5.63%) Test Manager
7 27 (5.43%) Senior C# Developer
8 26 (5.23%) Architect
8 26 (5.23%) Test Engineer
9 25 (5.03%) Administrator
10 24 (4.83%) Test Analyst
10 24 (4.83%) Test Leader
11 23 (4.63%) Project Manager
12 22 (4.43%) .NET Developer
13 21 (4.23%) Consultant
13 21 (4.23%) QA Tester
14 20 (4.02%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (19.32%) .NET
2 67 (13.48%) HTML
3 62 (12.47%) Web Services
4 53 (10.66%) CSS
5 46 (9.26%) Ajax
6 44 (8.85%) XML
7 43 (8.65%) jQuery
8 37 (7.44%) SOAP
9 36 (7.24%) ASP.NET
10 35 (7.04%) REST
11 30 (6.04%) HTML5
11 30 (6.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 30 (6.04%) MDX
12 24 (4.83%) J2EE
12 24 (4.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 19 (3.82%) JSON
14 16 (3.22%) Silverlight
15 15 (3.02%) XSLT
16 13 (2.62%) .NET Framework
17 12 (2.41%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 66 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (13.08%) Computer Science
3 28 (5.63%) User Experience
4 15 (3.02%) Data Centre
4 15 (3.02%) Digital Media
4 15 (3.02%) Replication
4 15 (3.02%) Clustering
4 15 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.21%) DTV
7 10 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.61%) Visualisation
9 7 (1.41%) Social Media
10 6 (1.21%) Mobile Computing
10 6 (1.21%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.21%) Smartphone
11 5 (1.01%) E-Learning
11 5 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.01%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.01%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 77 (15.49%) Windows
2 47 (9.46%) Linux
3 20 (4.02%) UNIX
4 16 (3.22%) Apple iOS
5 15 (3.02%) Android
6 14 (2.82%) Solaris
7 7 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (1.01%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.01%) Windows 2000
8 5 (1.01%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.20%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (39.64%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (16.90%) Scrum
3 70 (14.08%) Test Automation
4 58 (11.67%) Software Testing
5 53 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
6 52 (10.46%) Project Management
6 52 (10.46%) Test Scripting
7 45 (9.05%) BDD
8 43 (8.65%) SDLC
9 42 (8.45%) Automated Testing
10 40 (8.05%) Software Engineering
10 40 (8.05%) Automation Testing
11 36 (7.24%) Mentoring
11 36 (7.24%) PRINCE2
12 35 (7.04%) ITIL
12 35 (7.04%) TDD
13 32 (6.44%) Unit Testing
14 31 (6.24%) OO
15 29 (5.84%) Test Strategy
16 28 (5.63%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (20.72%) C#
2 81 (16.30%) Java
3 79 (15.90%) SQL
4 60 (12.07%) JavaScript
5 31 (6.24%) Python
6 25 (5.03%) C++
7 22 (4.43%) C
8 16 (3.22%) PowerShell
8 16 (3.22%) VBScript
9 14 (2.82%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.62%) PHP
11 12 (2.41%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.61%) VB
12 8 (1.61%) Perl
13 7 (1.41%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.21%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.21%) ABAP
14 6 (1.21%) Ruby
15 3 (0.60%) PHP5
16 1 (0.20%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 116 (23.34%) Degree
2 49 (9.86%) ISEB
3 44 (8.85%) ISTQB
4 13 (2.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (2.41%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.01%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.01%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.01%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.80%) CCA
8 4 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (0.80%) CCNP
9 3 (0.60%) CCIE
9 3 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.40%) PMP
10 2 (0.40%) CCDP
11 1 (0.20%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.61%) SLA
2 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.40%) COBIT
3 2 (0.40%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.20%) BS7799
4 1 (0.20%) TickIT
4 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.41%) Xen
3 6 (1.21%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.80%) XenServer
5 3 (0.60%) Firmware
6 2 (0.40%) Varnish
6 2 (0.40%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (6.04%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.40%) Puppet
3 2 (0.40%) Cacti
3 2 (0.40%) Ganglia
3 2 (0.40%) OpenView
3 2 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.40%) Nagios
4 1 (0.20%) Foglight
4 1 (0.20%) OPNET
4 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 79 (15.90%) Microsoft
2 43 (8.65%) HP
3 41 (8.25%) Oracle
4 26 (5.23%) SAP
5 16 (3.22%) Websense
6 14 (2.82%) Vertica
7 13 (2.62%) VMware
8 12 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.61%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.61%) Cisco
9 8 (1.61%) IBM
9 8 (1.61%) Adobe
9 8 (1.61%) Citrix
10 7 (1.41%) Sun
11 4 (0.80%) F5
11 4 (0.80%) Splunk
12 3 (0.60%) Capita
13 2 (0.40%) Blue Coat
13 2 (0.40%) NEC
13 2 (0.40%) Fortinet
Reading
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Car,benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 35 - 40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum Bonus (10%) + pension + health etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Berkshire near Newbury
Questor Resourcing
Salary: To £50,000 + Car Allowance (£5,781) + Bonus potential + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefonica
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yell
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Berkshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Mentor graphics (Ireland)
Salary: Very Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
Arrows Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago