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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 58 70
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 303 237 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.49% 4.39% 3.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.29% 39.43% 40.26%
Number of salaries quoted 241 177 166
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £31,750 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
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
752 601 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.61% 11.13% 8.96%
Number of salaries quoted 538 442 379
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 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,275 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +4 83 £45,000 -18.18% 31
Newbury +14 50 £48,000 +28.00% 5
Bracknell +1 44 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Slough +21 26 £45,000 -18.18% 5
Windsor +4 20 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Hungerford +4 18 £34,000 -30.25%
Maidenhead -21 10 £72,500 +75.75% 7
Wokingham +17 3 £45,000 +50.00%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 239 (45.09%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (25.85%) Scrum
3 130 (24.53%) Degree
4 127 (23.96%) Telecoms
5 121 (22.83%) SQL
6 116 (21.89%) Finance
7 114 (21.51%) Software Testing
8 97 (18.30%) SQL Server
9 94 (17.74%) Microsoft
9 94 (17.74%) ISEB
9 94 (17.74%) Selenium
10 88 (16.60%) JavaScript
11 85 (16.04%) C#
12 83 (15.66%) Java
13 81 (15.28%) HTML
13 81 (15.28%) Windows
14 74 (13.96%) .NET
15 65 (12.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 64 (12.08%) ISTQB
17 61 (11.51%) CSS
18 60 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
19 57 (10.75%) Automation Testing
19 57 (10.75%) Wireless
20 54 (10.19%) UNIX
21 52 (9.81%) Waterfall
21 52 (9.81%) Continuous Improvement
22 51 (9.62%) Software Engineering
22 51 (9.62%) Banking
23 50 (9.43%) Test Automation
24 49 (9.25%) jQuery

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 14 (2.64%) CMS
1 14 (2.64%) Sitecore CMS
1 14 (2.64%) Oracle Service Bus
2 13 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.70%) Confluence
4 6 (1.13%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.57%) Drupal
6 2 (0.38%) Node.js
7 1 (0.19%) Lync
7 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.19%) IIS
Applications
1 37 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.40%) MS Office
3 16 (3.02%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.38%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (2.64%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (1.13%) SAP SEM
3 6 (1.13%) SAP BPC
4 4 (0.75%) JDE OneWorld
5 2 (0.38%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.38%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (10.75%) Wireless
2 34 (6.42%) LTE
3 33 (6.23%) 3G
4 31 (5.85%) 2G
4 31 (5.85%) WiMAX
4 31 (5.85%) RNC
4 31 (5.85%) GSM
4 31 (5.85%) UMTS
5 21 (3.96%) Radio Access Network
6 20 (3.77%) TCP/IP
7 14 (2.64%) Network Security
8 11 (2.08%) SAN
8 11 (2.08%) MVNO
8 11 (2.08%) 4G
9 7 (1.32%) Firewall
9 7 (1.32%) HTTPS
9 7 (1.32%) Ethernet
9 7 (1.32%) NAS
9 7 (1.32%) Gigabit Ethernet
10 4 (0.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (18.30%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.87%) Relational Database
3 30 (5.66%) NoSQL
4 23 (4.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (3.77%) RDBMS
6 17 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (3.21%) MySQL
6 17 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (2.45%) MongoDB
9 10 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.70%) Data Mining
10 9 (1.70%) SAP BW
11 7 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (1.13%) SAP HANA
13 5 (0.94%) MS Access
13 5 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.57%) DataStage
15 3 (0.57%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 94 (17.74%) Selenium
2 40 (7.55%) WebDriver
3 30 (5.66%) QuickTest Pro
4 23 (4.34%) Git (software)
5 18 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (3.21%) Subversion
6 17 (3.21%) JIRA
7 16 (3.02%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.89%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.70%) LoadRunner
9 9 (1.70%) Zephyr
10 6 (1.13%) Appium
10 6 (1.13%) Axure RP
10 6 (1.13%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.75%) Robolectric
12 4 (0.75%) eggPlant
12 4 (0.75%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.57%) Toad
13 3 (0.57%) TestDirector
General
1 127 (23.96%) Telecoms
2 116 (21.89%) Finance
3 51 (9.62%) Banking
4 49 (9.25%) Retail
5 34 (6.42%) Marketing
6 33 (6.23%) Aerospace
7 18 (3.40%) Advertising
8 15 (2.83%) Automotive
9 14 (2.64%) Billing
10 11 (2.08%) Legal
11 10 (1.89%) Local Government
12 9 (1.70%) Manufacturing
13 8 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.19%) French Language
14 1 (0.19%) Games
14 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 120 (22.64%) Analyst
2 84 (15.85%) QA Engineer
3 65 (12.26%) Test Analyst
4 56 (10.57%) Tester
5 55 (10.38%) Software Engineer
6 49 (9.25%) Developer
7 48 (9.06%) Consultant
8 47 (8.87%) Test Engineer
9 43 (8.11%) Junior
10 37 (6.98%) Test Consultant
11 34 (6.42%) Senior Analyst
12 32 (6.04%) QA Tester
12 32 (6.04%) QA Analyst
13 31 (5.85%) Software Tester
14 29 (5.47%) Architect
15 26 (4.91%) Graduate
15 26 (4.91%) Software Test Engineer
16 22 (4.15%) Wireless Engineer
17 21 (3.96%) Junior Tester
17 21 (3.96%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (15.28%) HTML
2 74 (13.96%) .NET
3 61 (11.51%) CSS
4 49 (9.25%) jQuery
5 41 (7.74%) Ajax
6 36 (6.79%) XML
6 36 (6.79%) Spring
7 31 (5.85%) Web Services
8 29 (5.47%) ASP.NET
8 29 (5.47%) SOAP
9 27 (5.09%) JSON
9 27 (5.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 27 (5.09%) HTML5
10 18 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 18 (3.40%) WPF
10 18 (3.40%) Hibernate
11 17 (3.21%) RESTful
12 16 (3.02%) JDBC
13 15 (2.83%) LINQ
14 14 (2.64%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (9.06%) Computer Science
3 18 (3.40%) User Experience
4 16 (3.02%) Algorithms
5 14 (2.64%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.08%) Wiki
6 11 (2.08%) Open Source
7 8 (1.51%) Visualisation
7 8 (1.51%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.13%) Digital Media
9 5 (0.94%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.94%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.75%) PMI
11 3 (0.57%) Replication
11 3 (0.57%) Social Media
11 3 (0.57%) Data Integration
12 2 (0.38%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.38%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 81 (15.28%) Windows
2 54 (10.19%) UNIX
3 35 (6.60%) Linux
4 5 (0.94%) Android
5 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.75%) AIX
6 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (45.09%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (25.85%) Scrum
3 114 (21.51%) Software Testing
4 57 (10.75%) Automation Testing
5 52 (9.81%) Waterfall
5 52 (9.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 51 (9.62%) Software Engineering
7 50 (9.43%) Test Automation
8 42 (7.92%) Test Scripting
9 40 (7.55%) Service Delivery
10 37 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
11 34 (6.42%) Automated Testing
12 32 (6.04%) TDD
13 30 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (5.28%) System Testing
15 27 (5.09%) Test Management
15 27 (5.09%) Mentoring
16 26 (4.91%) Analytics
16 26 (4.91%) Validation
17 25 (4.72%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 121 (22.83%) SQL
2 88 (16.60%) JavaScript
3 85 (16.04%) C#
4 83 (15.66%) Java
5 16 (3.02%) Ruby
6 15 (2.83%) C
7 11 (2.08%) C++
8 10 (1.89%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.32%) PHP
10 6 (1.13%) Python
10 6 (1.13%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.75%) VBScript
12 3 (0.57%) VB
12 3 (0.57%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.57%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 130 (24.53%) Degree
2 94 (17.74%) ISEB
3 65 (12.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 64 (12.08%) ISTQB
5 15 (2.83%) Security Cleared
6 14 (2.64%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.08%) VCP4
7 11 (2.08%) AAT
8 6 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.13%) ACCA
8 6 (1.13%) HND
9 5 (0.94%) ICAEW
9 5 (0.94%) PMP
9 5 (0.94%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.75%) CIMA
11 3 (0.57%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.38%) CISSP
12 2 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.19%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.79%) SLA
2 6 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.38%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) TickIT
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (0.94%) vSphere
2 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (4.53%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.19%) Foglight
3 1 (0.19%) OPNET
Vendors
1 94 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 46 (8.68%) Oracle
3 40 (7.55%) Nortel
3 40 (7.55%) Ericsson
3 40 (7.55%) Nokia
4 21 (3.96%) HP
5 20 (3.77%) Sitecore
6 15 (2.83%) IBM
7 13 (2.45%) SAP
8 12 (2.26%) Cisco
9 10 (1.89%) Business Objects
10 8 (1.51%) InterSystems
11 7 (1.32%) VMware
11 7 (1.32%) BMC
11 7 (1.32%) Remedy
12 6 (1.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 5 (0.94%) Tableau
13 5 (0.94%) Logi Analytics
14 3 (0.57%) Sun
14 3 (0.57%) Huawei
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum +bonus, healthcare, Pension, mobile
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
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Randstad Technologies
Salary: £71500.00 - £715000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
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Salary: £150.00 per week
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Negotiable
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