The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 86 30
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -56
Permanent jobs citing QA 244 161 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.14% 3.04% 5.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.64% 36.59% 48.56%
Number of salaries quoted 169 133 338
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,875 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,250 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
666 440 766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.31% 8.31% 12.33%
Number of salaries quoted 473 340 677
Average salary £45,000 £40,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.80% -5.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,225 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £72,500 £62,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
South East

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +21 92 £55,000 +26.43% 8
Slough +18 28 £55,000 +36.64% 2
Newbury +4 26 £37,750 +16.15% 6
Maidenhead +1 23 £42,500 -
Bracknell +16 18 £52,500 +5.00% 7
Hungerford +5 2 £48,750 +45.52%
Windsor +3 1 £25,000 -33.33%
Wokingham -10 1 £47,500 -5.00% 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 144 (31.65%) Degree
2 126 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (27.69%) Java
3 98 (21.54%) SQL
4 89 (19.56%) Finance
5 87 (19.12%) .NET
5 87 (19.12%) HTML
6 85 (18.68%) Linux
6 85 (18.68%) Computer Science
7 82 (18.02%) Selenium
8 81 (17.80%) ISEB
9 78 (17.14%) Telecoms
10 75 (16.48%) Windows
11 74 (16.26%) C#
11 74 (16.26%) Test Automation
12 70 (15.38%) Software Testing
13 69 (15.16%) Microsoft
14 65 (14.29%) Scrum
15 64 (14.07%) JavaScript
15 64 (14.07%) Software Engineering
16 60 (13.19%) Python
17 57 (12.53%) UNIX
18 51 (11.21%) Retail
19 50 (10.99%) C++
20 48 (10.55%) SQL Server
21 47 (10.33%) MS Excel
21 47 (10.33%) Test Scripting
22 46 (10.11%) HP Quality Center
23 45 (9.89%) Project Management
24 44 (9.67%) CSS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (4.18%) Apache
2 12 (2.64%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.42%) Drupal
3 11 (2.42%) IIS
4 10 (2.20%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.20%) WebLogic
5 9 (1.98%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.32%) nginx
7 6 (1.32%) Eucalyptus
8 5 (1.10%) Lync
8 5 (1.10%) CMS
9 4 (0.88%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.44%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.22%) Jetty
12 1 (0.22%) TIBCO EMS
12 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.22%) Liferay
Applications
1 47 (10.33%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.05%) MS Office
3 6 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.66%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.44%) MS Project
5 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (4.84%) JDE OneWorld
2 10 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.22%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.25%) SaaS
2 6 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.66%) IaaS
4 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.35%) TCP/IP
2 32 (7.03%) HTTP
3 31 (6.81%) 4G
4 27 (5.93%) LTE
5 22 (4.84%) NAS
6 17 (3.74%) Internet
7 15 (3.30%) DNS
8 13 (2.86%) Firewall
9 11 (2.42%) FTP
10 10 (2.20%) GSM
10 10 (2.20%) UMTS
10 10 (2.20%) SMTP
11 7 (1.54%) SSL
12 6 (1.32%) SAN
13 5 (1.10%) Wireless
13 5 (1.10%) Network Security
14 4 (0.88%) 3G
14 4 (0.88%) VoIP
14 4 (0.88%) Broadband
15 3 (0.66%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.62%) MySQL
3 18 (3.96%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (3.74%) NoSQL
4 17 (3.74%) Riak
5 11 (2.42%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.88%) Big Data
9 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.66%) MS Access
10 3 (0.66%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.44%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.44%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 82 (18.02%) Selenium
2 34 (7.47%) WebDriver
3 27 (5.93%) TestDirector
4 20 (4.40%) Visual Studio
5 19 (4.18%) QuickTest Pro
6 14 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (2.86%) JUnit
7 13 (2.86%) TestNG
8 11 (2.42%) Git (software)
9 10 (2.20%) TestComplete
9 10 (2.20%) Subversion
10 7 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (1.32%) JIRA
11 6 (1.32%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.32%) Jenkins
12 5 (1.10%) CruiseControl
12 5 (1.10%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.10%) LoadRunner
13 4 (0.88%) Rational Robot
13 4 (0.88%) Bugzilla
General
1 89 (19.56%) Finance
2 78 (17.14%) Telecoms
3 51 (11.21%) Retail
4 28 (6.15%) Billing
5 18 (3.96%) Multimedia
6 16 (3.52%) Marketing
7 13 (2.86%) Banking
8 10 (2.20%) German Language
8 10 (2.20%) Spanish Language
9 6 (1.32%) Advertising
10 5 (1.10%) Legal
11 4 (0.88%) Automotive
12 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.22%) Publishing
13 1 (0.22%) Games
13 1 (0.22%) Back Office
13 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 83 (18.24%) Analyst
2 68 (14.95%) Test Analyst
3 57 (12.53%) QA Engineer
4 53 (11.65%) Developer
5 50 (10.99%) Tester
6 40 (8.79%) Test Engineer
7 38 (8.35%) Software Engineer
8 29 (6.37%) QA Tester
9 25 (5.49%) Project Manager
10 23 (5.05%) Manual Test Analyst
11 22 (4.84%) Software Developer
12 19 (4.18%) Consultant
12 19 (4.18%) Team Leader
12 19 (4.18%) QA Analyst
12 19 (4.18%) QA Leader
13 18 (3.96%) Senior Developer
13 18 (3.96%) Software Tester
14 16 (3.52%) Engagement Manager
15 15 (3.30%) Java Developer
15 15 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (19.12%) HTML
1 87 (19.12%) .NET
2 44 (9.67%) CSS
3 39 (8.57%) XML
4 26 (5.71%) ASP.NET
5 22 (4.84%) JSP
6 21 (4.62%) Web Services
7 18 (3.96%) Ajax
8 14 (3.08%) Hibernate
8 14 (3.08%) Spring
8 14 (3.08%) J2EE
9 13 (2.86%) Swing
9 13 (2.86%) .NET Framework
9 13 (2.86%) jQuery
10 11 (2.42%) LAMP
10 11 (2.42%) WPF
10 11 (2.42%) LINQ
11 10 (2.20%) Servlets
12 9 (1.98%) RESTful
12 9 (1.98%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 85 (18.68%) Computer Science
2 42 (9.23%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (5.05%) Open Source
4 22 (4.84%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.10%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.10%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.10%) W3C
7 5 (1.10%) Blackberry
8 4 (0.88%) GIS
8 4 (0.88%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.66%) Handset
9 3 (0.66%) Firmware
10 2 (0.44%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.44%) Replication
10 2 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.22%) iPhone
11 1 (0.22%) iPad
11 1 (0.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 85 (18.68%) Linux
2 75 (16.48%) Windows
3 57 (12.53%) UNIX
4 14 (3.08%) Android
5 11 (2.42%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.32%) Windows Phone
8 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.88%) AIX
9 4 (0.88%) Solaris
9 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.66%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.44%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (16.26%) Test Automation
3 70 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 65 (14.29%) Scrum
5 64 (14.07%) Software Engineering
6 47 (10.33%) Test Scripting
7 45 (9.89%) Project Management
8 41 (9.01%) BDD
9 33 (7.25%) PRINCE2
10 32 (7.03%) TDD
11 30 (6.59%) User Stories
11 30 (6.59%) Automated Testing
11 30 (6.59%) Manual Testing
12 27 (5.93%) E-Commerce
13 26 (5.71%) Automation Testing
14 25 (5.49%) CRM
15 23 (5.05%) Product Management
16 21 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (4.62%) Stress Testing
17 20 (4.40%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 126 (27.69%) Java
2 98 (21.54%) SQL
3 74 (16.26%) C#
4 64 (14.07%) JavaScript
5 60 (13.19%) Python
6 50 (10.99%) C++
7 37 (8.13%) Perl
8 35 (7.69%) PHP
9 24 (5.27%) C
10 19 (4.18%) Ruby
11 14 (3.08%) VB
12 8 (1.76%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.54%) VBScript
13 7 (1.54%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.10%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.10%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.88%) PHP5
15 4 (0.88%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.66%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.44%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 144 (31.65%) Degree
2 81 (17.80%) ISEB
3 24 (5.27%) ISTQB
4 20 (4.40%) Security Cleared
5 17 (3.74%) SC Cleared
6 15 (3.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.88%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.88%) MCP
8 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.66%) MOS
9 3 (0.66%) MCTS
9 3 (0.66%) ACCA
9 3 (0.66%) MCSD
9 3 (0.66%) MCSE
9 3 (0.66%) MCSA
9 3 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.66%) PMP
10 2 (0.44%) CIMA
11 1 (0.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.98%) SLA
2 2 (0.44%) HMG Infosec
3 1 (0.22%) GAMP
3 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 20 (4.40%) NFS
2 6 (1.32%) Varnish
3 4 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.66%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.22%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 46 (10.11%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.76%) Puppet
2 8 (1.76%) Legato
3 7 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.32%) Cacti
4 6 (1.32%) Ganglia
4 6 (1.32%) OpenView
4 6 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (1.32%) Nagios
5 3 (0.66%) SCCM
6 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.22%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.22%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.22%) nmon
Vendors
1 69 (15.16%) Microsoft
2 43 (9.45%) HP
3 40 (8.79%) Oracle
4 12 (2.64%) Hitachi
5 10 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.98%) JBoss
7 8 (1.76%) Veritas
8 7 (1.54%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.54%) Websense
8 7 (1.54%) Cisco
9 6 (1.32%) BMC
9 6 (1.32%) Splunk
10 5 (1.10%) IBM
10 5 (1.10%) Sun
11 4 (0.88%) Ericsson
11 4 (0.88%) VMware
11 4 (0.88%) Zend
12 3 (0.66%) Nokia
12 3 (0.66%) SAP
12 3 (0.66%) EMC
Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 to £47000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
Propel
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus & Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Berkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + exceptional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Mayflower Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Mayflower Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Mayflower Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £65K basic + 5K Car Allow + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Up to £70K + Car Allownace + Bonus +
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Salary: Basic Salary + Company Benefits + Stocks
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Cognizant
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bupa, Pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
The Pirbright Institute
Salary: From £28,384 to £29,566 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago