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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 54 83
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +29
Permanent jobs citing QA 290 235 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.30% 4.20% 3.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.46% 38.97% 37.37%
Number of salaries quoted 233 172 149
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £31,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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
754 603 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.78% 10.78% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 547 439 368
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £68,000 £62,500
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 27 March 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 March 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 0 92 £45,000 -18.18% 14
Newbury +19 41 £52,500 +39.07% 3
Bracknell +2 27 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Slough +19 26 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Windsor +5 20 £40,000 +23.07%
Hungerford -3 19 £35,000 -28.20% 3
Maidenhead -18 13 £53,500 +25.88% 5
Wokingham +23 6 £45,000 +50.00% 2
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 249 (44.46%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (25.18%) Degree
3 136 (24.29%) Scrum
4 126 (22.50%) SQL
5 124 (22.14%) Telecoms
6 123 (21.96%) Finance
7 116 (20.71%) Software Testing
8 106 (18.93%) Selenium
9 105 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 103 (18.39%) SQL Server
11 98 (17.50%) C#
12 93 (16.61%) JavaScript
13 89 (15.89%) .NET
14 88 (15.71%) ISEB
15 87 (15.54%) Windows
16 84 (15.00%) HTML
17 78 (13.93%) Java
18 74 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
19 71 (12.68%) ISTQB
20 69 (12.32%) CSS
21 68 (12.14%) Automation Testing
22 60 (10.71%) Test Automation
23 59 (10.54%) Banking
24 57 (10.18%) Software Engineering
25 55 (9.82%) UNIX
25 55 (9.82%) Computer Science
25 55 (9.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 54 (9.64%) Wireless
27 53 (9.46%) Oracle
27 53 (9.46%) jQuery

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (3.57%) CMS
2 18 (3.21%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
4 15 (2.68%) Oracle Service Bus
5 11 (1.96%) Confluence
6 8 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.07%) IIS
8 5 (0.89%) Drupal
9 2 (0.36%) nginx
9 2 (0.36%) Eucalyptus
9 2 (0.36%) Lync
9 2 (0.36%) Node.js
9 2 (0.36%) Apache
9 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 48 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 24 (4.29%) MS Visio
3 20 (3.57%) MS Office
4 18 (3.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.36%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (2.68%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.71%) SAP SEM
3 4 (0.71%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.36%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.36%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.36%) Exchequer
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.25%) SaaS
2 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (9.64%) Wireless
2 32 (5.71%) LTE
3 30 (5.36%) 2G
3 30 (5.36%) WiMAX
3 30 (5.36%) 3G
3 30 (5.36%) RNC
3 30 (5.36%) GSM
3 30 (5.36%) UMTS
4 19 (3.39%) TCP/IP
5 18 (3.21%) Radio Access Network
6 14 (2.50%) Network Security
7 11 (1.96%) HTTPS
7 11 (1.96%) SAN
8 10 (1.79%) 4G
9 8 (1.43%) MVNO
10 7 (1.25%) Gigabit Ethernet
10 7 (1.25%) NAS
10 7 (1.25%) Ethernet
10 7 (1.25%) Firewall
11 5 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.79%) Relational Database
3 33 (5.89%) NoSQL
4 26 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (4.11%) MySQL
6 21 (3.75%) RDBMS
7 19 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (2.68%) MongoDB
9 12 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.79%) Data Mining
11 9 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (1.07%) MS Access
13 6 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.71%) SAP BW
14 4 (0.71%) SAP HANA
14 4 (0.71%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
15 2 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 106 (18.93%) Selenium
2 49 (8.75%) WebDriver
3 28 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 27 (4.82%) Git (software)
5 25 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (4.11%) Visual Studio
7 22 (3.93%) JIRA
8 20 (3.57%) Subversion
9 11 (1.96%) Zephyr
10 10 (1.79%) Cucumber
11 9 (1.61%) LoadRunner
12 8 (1.43%) SoapUI
12 8 (1.43%) SpecFlow
13 6 (1.07%) Axure RP
13 6 (1.07%) Appium
13 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (0.71%) Robolectric
15 2 (0.36%) Capybara
15 2 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 2 (0.36%) Eclipse
General
1 124 (22.14%) Telecoms
2 123 (21.96%) Finance
3 59 (10.54%) Banking
4 43 (7.68%) Retail
5 40 (7.14%) Marketing
6 29 (5.18%) Aerospace
7 21 (3.75%) Advertising
8 18 (3.21%) Billing
9 17 (3.04%) Automotive
10 16 (2.86%) Legal
11 12 (2.14%) Manufacturing
12 11 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (1.25%) Local Government
14 5 (0.89%) Games
15 2 (0.36%) French Language
15 2 (0.36%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.18%) German Language
16 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 123 (21.96%) Analyst
2 94 (16.79%) QA Engineer
3 59 (10.54%) Software Engineer
4 58 (10.36%) Tester
5 57 (10.18%) Test Analyst
6 56 (10.00%) Developer
7 46 (8.21%) Test Engineer
8 43 (7.68%) Junior
8 43 (7.68%) Consultant
9 36 (6.43%) Senior Analyst
10 33 (5.89%) QA Analyst
11 32 (5.71%) Software Tester
12 31 (5.54%) QA Tester
13 30 (5.36%) Architect
14 29 (5.18%) Test Consultant
14 29 (5.18%) Test Leader
15 26 (4.64%) Software Test Engineer
16 25 (4.46%) Graduate
17 22 (3.93%) Business Analyst
17 22 (3.93%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (15.89%) .NET
2 84 (15.00%) HTML
3 69 (12.32%) CSS
4 53 (9.46%) jQuery
5 49 (8.75%) Ajax
6 45 (8.04%) XML
7 43 (7.68%) Web Services
8 34 (6.07%) ASP.NET
9 33 (5.89%) SOAP
10 32 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 31 (5.54%) HTML5
12 30 (5.36%) Spring
13 29 (5.18%) JSON
14 22 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 21 (3.75%) WPF
16 19 (3.39%) RESTful
17 18 (3.21%) LINQ
18 15 (2.68%) OAuth
18 15 (2.68%) Play Framework
18 15 (2.68%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 74 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (9.82%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.93%) User Experience
4 16 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.50%) Open Source
6 11 (1.96%) Wiki
7 10 (1.79%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.61%) Visualisation
8 9 (1.61%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.43%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.25%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.07%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.89%) Social Media
13 4 (0.71%) Xbox
13 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.71%) PMI
14 3 (0.54%) Replication
14 3 (0.54%) Data Integration
15 1 (0.18%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 87 (15.54%) Windows
2 55 (9.82%) UNIX
3 40 (7.14%) Linux
4 7 (1.25%) Android
4 7 (1.25%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.71%) AIX
6 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (44.46%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (24.29%) Scrum
3 116 (20.71%) Software Testing
4 68 (12.14%) Automation Testing
5 60 (10.71%) Test Automation
6 57 (10.18%) Software Engineering
7 48 (8.57%) Test Scripting
7 48 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 47 (8.39%) Waterfall
9 41 (7.32%) Automated Testing
10 37 (6.61%) TDD
10 37 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
11 36 (6.43%) Service Delivery
12 32 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (5.54%) SOA
13 31 (5.54%) Mentoring
14 30 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
15 28 (5.00%) Analytics
15 28 (5.00%) ITIL
15 28 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 126 (22.50%) SQL
2 98 (17.50%) C#
3 93 (16.61%) JavaScript
4 78 (13.93%) Java
5 17 (3.04%) C
5 17 (3.04%) Ruby
6 10 (1.79%) C++
7 8 (1.43%) PHP
7 8 (1.43%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.25%) Python
9 6 (1.07%) Objective-C
10 4 (0.71%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.71%) VBScript
11 3 (0.54%) VB
11 3 (0.54%) Perl
11 3 (0.54%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 141 (25.18%) Degree
2 88 (15.71%) ISEB
3 71 (12.68%) ISTQB
4 55 (9.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (2.68%) Security Cleared
6 14 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 12 (2.14%) AAT
8 7 (1.25%) HND
9 6 (1.07%) ACCA
9 6 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.89%) PMP
10 5 (0.89%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.89%) ICAEW
11 4 (0.71%) CIMA
12 3 (0.54%) CISSP
12 3 (0.54%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.54%) SLA
2 5 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.36%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) TickIT
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) P3O
System Software
1 6 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.89%) vSphere
3 2 (0.36%) Varnish
3 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.36%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 24 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.36%) Puppet
3 2 (0.36%) OpenView
3 2 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.36%) Nagios
3 2 (0.36%) Foglight
3 2 (0.36%) OPNET
3 2 (0.36%) Cacti
3 2 (0.36%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.18%) Iperf
Vendors
1 105 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 53 (9.46%) Oracle
3 39 (6.96%) Nortel
3 39 (6.96%) Ericsson
3 39 (6.96%) Nokia
4 22 (3.93%) HP
4 22 (3.93%) Sitecore
5 16 (2.86%) IBM
6 12 (2.14%) Cisco
7 10 (1.79%) Business Objects
7 10 (1.79%) SAP
8 9 (1.61%) BMC
9 8 (1.43%) VMware
10 7 (1.25%) Remedy
11 6 (1.07%) InterSystems
11 6 (1.07%) Logi Analytics
11 6 (1.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 6 (1.07%) Tableau
12 3 (0.54%) Huawei
12 3 (0.54%) Sun
Maidenhead, Berkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum upto £50k plus bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
Quindell Resourcing Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50-60k DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000-65,000
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Great bens
Posted: Yesterday
Hungerford, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus = Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 55,000 + 5% bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 70,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Insurance
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Yell
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Data Intelligence
Posted: 10 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Concur Technologies
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago