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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 182 224 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.29% 4.27% 4.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.10% 36.07% 29.14%
Number of salaries quoted 144 181 159
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
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
567 621 923
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.35% 11.84% 15.62%
Number of salaries quoted 411 504 617
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £29,000 £26,550
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -10 77 £55,000 +14.58% 7
Bracknell +5 31 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Maidenhead +8 25 £50,000 - 1
Newbury -2 17 £35,000 -39.13% 2
Hungerford - 6 £42,500 - 1
Windsor +3 4 - -
Slough -2 4 £65,000 +30.00% 2
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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.

1 202 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (36.20%) Java
3 123 (31.14%) Selenium
4 101 (25.57%) Degree
5 93 (23.54%) Finance
5 93 (23.54%) Test Automation
6 84 (21.27%) JavaScript
7 82 (20.76%) Scrum
8 81 (20.51%) HTML
9 71 (17.97%) Linux
10 66 (16.71%) Automated Testing
11 65 (16.46%) .NET
12 60 (15.19%) Perl
13 58 (14.68%) Functional Testing
14 57 (14.43%) Continuous Integration
15 56 (14.18%) SQL
15 56 (14.18%) Microsoft
16 55 (13.92%) Telecoms
16 55 (13.92%) Software Testing
17 54 (13.67%) JIRA
17 54 (13.67%) Regression Testing
17 54 (13.67%) ISEB
18 53 (13.42%) MySQL
18 53 (13.42%) DevOps
18 53 (13.42%) SDLC
19 46 (11.65%) Python
19 46 (11.65%) SOA
20 45 (11.39%) Oracle
20 45 (11.39%) C#
20 45 (11.39%) Test Scripting

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 37 (9.37%) CMS
2 24 (6.08%) Apache
3 19 (4.81%) Drupal
3 19 (4.81%) nginx
4 16 (4.05%) Eucalyptus
5 11 (2.78%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.77%) IIS
7 6 (1.52%) Confluence
7 6 (1.52%) WordPress
8 5 (1.27%) JBoss
8 5 (1.27%) Oracle Service Bus
9 4 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.51%) ExpressionEngine
11 2 (0.51%) GeoServer
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle Spatial
11 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.80%) MS Office
3 5 (1.27%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.01%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.01%) MS Project
4 4 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.28%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (1.52%) Magento
4 4 (1.01%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.10%) SaaS
2 23 (5.82%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (4.81%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (2.03%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.76%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.76%) Route 53
6 3 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.35%) Internet
2 32 (8.10%) Firewall
3 24 (6.08%) DNS
3 24 (6.08%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.53%) Wireless
5 8 (2.03%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (2.03%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (1.52%) SAN
7 5 (1.27%) NAS
7 5 (1.27%) Wireshark
8 4 (1.01%) GSM
8 4 (1.01%) IMAP
8 4 (1.01%) SMTP
8 4 (1.01%) SSL
8 4 (1.01%) UMTS
9 3 (0.76%) HTTP
9 3 (0.76%) LTE
10 2 (0.51%) IPv4
11 1 (0.25%) Intranet
11 1 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (13.42%) MySQL
2 21 (5.32%) SQL Server
3 18 (4.56%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.54%) NoSQL
5 12 (3.04%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.77%) Data Mining
6 7 (1.77%) DB2
7 4 (1.01%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.76%) Big Data
8 3 (0.76%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.76%) MariaDB
8 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.51%) GIS
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.25%) HBase
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 123 (31.14%) Selenium
2 54 (13.67%) JIRA
3 41 (10.38%) Git (software)
4 34 (8.61%) Subversion
4 34 (8.61%) WebDriver
5 32 (8.10%) JMeter
6 28 (7.09%) LoadRunner
7 27 (6.84%) TestNG
8 26 (6.58%) Jenkins
8 26 (6.58%) Visual Studio
9 24 (6.08%) Gatling
10 18 (4.56%) Cucumber
11 14 (3.54%) HP UFT
11 14 (3.54%) SoapUI
12 9 (2.28%) Ranorex
13 8 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (1.77%) Selenium IDE
14 7 (1.77%) Zephyr
15 6 (1.52%) NUnit
General
1 93 (23.54%) Finance
2 55 (13.92%) Telecoms
3 29 (7.34%) Retail
4 20 (5.06%) Marketing
5 19 (4.81%) Banking
6 10 (2.53%) Games
6 10 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.77%) Electronics
8 5 (1.27%) Legal
9 4 (1.01%) Billing
10 3 (0.76%) Back Office
11 2 (0.51%) Arabic Language
11 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
12 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 98 (24.81%) Tester
2 71 (17.97%) Automation Tester
3 67 (16.96%) QA Tester
4 52 (13.16%) Analyst
5 50 (12.66%) Developer
6 45 (11.39%) QA Automation Tester
6 45 (11.39%) Selenium Tester
7 44 (11.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 39 (9.87%) QA Engineer
9 30 (7.59%) Java Automation Tester
10 27 (6.84%) Senior Tester
11 25 (6.33%) Senior Automation Tester
12 24 (6.08%) Web Tester
13 22 (5.57%) Architect
14 20 (5.06%) Linux Engineer
15 19 (4.81%) Development Manager
16 18 (4.56%) Business Analyst
16 18 (4.56%) DevOps Engineer
16 18 (4.56%) QA Analyst
17 17 (4.30%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (20.51%) HTML
2 65 (16.46%) .NET
3 42 (10.63%) CSS
4 41 (10.38%) Web Services
5 32 (8.10%) Ajax
5 32 (8.10%) SOAP
6 31 (7.85%) ASP.NET
7 26 (6.58%) LAMP
7 26 (6.58%) XML
8 23 (5.82%) jQuery
9 19 (4.81%) JSON
9 19 (4.81%) LEMP Stack
10 18 (4.56%) HTML5
11 17 (4.30%) AngularJS
12 16 (4.05%) RESTful
12 16 (4.05%) Sensu
13 12 (3.04%) KnockoutJS
14 10 (2.53%) Gherkin
15 9 (2.28%) CSS3
15 9 (2.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (8.10%) Mobile App
3 19 (4.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (4.30%) Computer Science
5 16 (4.05%) Enterprise Cloud
6 15 (3.80%) Data Centre
7 12 (3.04%) PMI
7 12 (3.04%) User Experience
8 10 (2.53%) Wiki
9 8 (2.03%) EMC VNX
9 8 (2.03%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.77%) IBM Mainframe
10 7 (1.77%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.52%) Mathematics
12 5 (1.27%) Driving Licence
13 4 (1.01%) Algorithms
13 4 (1.01%) Digital Media
13 4 (1.01%) Health Informatics
13 4 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
13 4 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (17.97%) Linux
2 39 (9.87%) Windows
3 19 (4.81%) Unix
4 13 (3.29%) Android
4 13 (3.29%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.78%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.76%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.76%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.25%) Solaris
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (23.54%) Test Automation
3 82 (20.76%) Scrum
4 66 (16.71%) Automated Testing
5 58 (14.68%) Functional Testing
6 57 (14.43%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (13.92%) Software Testing
8 54 (13.67%) Regression Testing
9 53 (13.42%) DevOps
9 53 (13.42%) SDLC
10 46 (11.65%) SOA
11 45 (11.39%) Test Scripting
12 43 (10.89%) Open Source
13 42 (10.63%) Automation Testing
14 41 (10.38%) BDD
14 41 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 38 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
16 37 (9.37%) Performance Testing
17 36 (9.11%) ITIL
17 36 (9.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 143 (36.20%) Java
2 84 (21.27%) JavaScript
3 60 (15.19%) Perl
4 56 (14.18%) SQL
5 46 (11.65%) Python
6 45 (11.39%) C#
7 43 (10.89%) PHP
8 35 (8.86%) Ruby
9 27 (6.84%) VB
9 27 (6.84%) VBScript
10 12 (3.04%) PowerShell
11 11 (2.78%) Bash Shell
12 10 (2.53%) C++
13 9 (2.28%) Groovy
13 9 (2.28%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.52%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.27%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.01%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.76%) C
17 3 (0.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 101 (25.57%) Degree
2 54 (13.67%) ISEB
3 34 (8.61%) ISTQB
4 33 (8.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (3.54%) PMI Certification
6 8 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (1.52%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.01%) CISM
9 4 (1.01%) CISSP
10 2 (0.51%) AAT
10 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.51%) HND
10 2 (0.51%) PMP
10 2 (0.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.78%) SLA
2 4 (1.01%) HL7
3 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.25%) COSO
4 1 (0.25%) GAMP
System Software
1 16 (4.05%) GlusterFS
1 16 (4.05%) Varnish
2 13 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.03%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.03%) vSphere
4 7 (1.77%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.27%) vCloud
5 5 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.51%) Docker
6 2 (0.51%) GeoWebCache
7 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (5.32%) Opscode Chef
1 21 (5.32%) Puppet
2 16 (4.05%) Cacti
2 16 (4.05%) Ganglia
2 16 (4.05%) Nagios
2 16 (4.05%) OpenView
2 16 (4.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (2.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 8 (2.03%) SCCM
3 8 (2.03%) WSUS
4 7 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.27%) Perfmon
5 5 (1.27%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.76%) Graylog
6 3 (0.76%) Kibana
6 3 (0.76%) logstash
7 2 (0.51%) Ansible
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 56 (14.18%) Microsoft
2 45 (11.39%) Oracle
3 18 (4.56%) BMC
3 18 (4.56%) Cisco
4 17 (4.30%) IBM
5 16 (4.05%) Splunk
6 14 (3.54%) webMethods
7 13 (3.29%) VMware
8 11 (2.78%) Ab Initio
8 11 (2.78%) HP
8 11 (2.78%) Software AG
9 9 (2.28%) Ericsson
9 9 (2.28%) Huawei
9 9 (2.28%) Nokia
9 9 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (2.28%) SAP
10 8 (2.03%) EMC
10 8 (2.03%) Nortel
10 8 (2.03%) Qualys
10 8 (2.03%) Red Hat
Maidenhead
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000-60,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £52,000 - £60,000 with an impressive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + annual bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Yoh
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury
Spectrum IT
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago