The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 79 75 71
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 44 51 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.26% 2.75% 3.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.54% 30.36% 31.94%
Number of salaries quoted 41 40 53
Average salary £42,500 £36,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.64% -2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,250 £47,500
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
266 168 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 13.65% 9.07% 10.32%
Number of salaries quoted 186 111 178
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £57,450
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

QA
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Buckinghamshire region.

QA Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

QA
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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
Milton Keynes -10 19 £40,000 +6.66% 1
High Wycombe 0 14 £43,000 +19.44% 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 42 (42.42%) Finance
2 37 (37.37%) SQL
3 34 (34.34%) Automated Testing
4 27 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
5 23 (23.23%) Oracle
6 22 (22.22%) Oracle Database
7 21 (21.21%) ISEB
8 20 (20.20%) Test Management
9 17 (17.17%) Regression Testing
9 17 (17.17%) Selenium
9 17 (17.17%) Relational Database
10 16 (16.16%) C#
10 16 (16.16%) RDBMS
11 15 (15.15%) PHP
12 14 (14.14%) Telecoms
13 13 (13.13%) Integration Testing
14 12 (12.12%) ISTQB
15 11 (11.11%) Migration
15 11 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (11.11%) Data Migration
16 10 (10.10%) Java
16 10 (10.10%) Degree
16 10 (10.10%) Test Automation
17 9 (9.09%) .NET
17 9 (9.09%) Test Strategy
18 8 (8.08%) C++
18 8 (8.08%) Project Management
19 7 (7.07%) VBScript
19 7 (7.07%) VoIP
19 7 (7.07%) Microsoft

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 4 (4.04%) Apache
2 2 (2.02%) CMS
3 1 (1.01%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.01%) WordPress
3 1 (1.01%) Confluence
3 1 (1.01%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) MS Office
2 3 (3.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.07%) VoIP
2 3 (3.03%) GSM
2 3 (3.03%) SDH
2 3 (3.03%) MPLS
2 3 (3.03%) 4G
3 1 (1.01%) Wireless
3 1 (1.01%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 17 (17.17%) Relational Database
3 16 (16.16%) RDBMS
4 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.05%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.02%) MySQL
7 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (17.17%) Selenium
3 6 (6.06%) JIRA
4 3 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.03%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.03%) PHPUnit
5 2 (2.02%) JMeter
6 1 (1.01%) Subversion
6 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.01%) WatiN
General
1 42 (42.42%) Finance
2 14 (14.14%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.05%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.04%) Marketing
5 3 (3.03%) Retail
6 2 (2.02%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.02%) Advertising
6 2 (2.02%) Military
6 2 (2.02%) Banking
7 1 (1.01%) Publishing
7 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.01%) Electronics
7 1 (1.01%) German Language
7 1 (1.01%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (25.25%) Analyst
2 18 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 15 (15.15%) Test Analyst
4 10 (10.10%) QA Analyst
4 10 (10.10%) Automation Engineer
5 9 (9.09%) QA Engineer
5 9 (9.09%) Developer
6 8 (8.08%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Storage Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Applications Support
8 6 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Quality Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Project Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Test Manager
9 5 (5.05%) Automated Test Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) Head of Architecture
9 5 (5.05%) Automated Test Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Automation Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.09%) .NET
2 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.04%) HTML
3 4 (4.04%) SOAP
3 4 (4.04%) XML
3 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (3.03%) MDX
4 3 (3.03%) Gherkin
4 3 (3.03%) CSS
5 2 (2.02%) Ajax
5 2 (2.02%) jQuery
6 1 (1.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.01%) Velocity
6 1 (1.01%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (1.01%) HTML5
6 1 (1.01%) Yii
6 1 (1.01%) Flash
6 1 (1.01%) RSS
6 1 (1.01%) Middleware
6 1 (1.01%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.05%) Hedge funds
2 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.04%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.01%) DTV
4 1 (1.01%) Open Source
4 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (3.03%) Windows
2 2 (2.02%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.01%) Linux
3 1 (1.01%) Fedora
3 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.01%) Android
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.01%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.34%) Automated Testing
2 20 (20.20%) Test Management
3 17 (17.17%) Regression Testing
4 13 (13.13%) Integration Testing
5 11 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 11 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (11.11%) Migration
6 10 (10.10%) Test Automation
7 9 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 8 (8.08%) Project Management
9 7 (7.07%) Quality Management
9 7 (7.07%) Test Scripting
10 6 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (5.05%) Systems Analysis
11 5 (5.05%) BDD
11 5 (5.05%) CMMI
11 5 (5.05%) MVC
11 5 (5.05%) TDD
11 5 (5.05%) Zachman Framework
11 5 (5.05%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 37 (37.37%) SQL
2 16 (16.16%) C#
3 15 (15.15%) PHP
4 10 (10.10%) Java
5 8 (8.08%) C++
6 7 (7.07%) VBScript
7 4 (4.04%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.03%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.01%) VB
9 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.01%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.01%) Python
9 1 (1.01%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.01%) Ruby
9 1 (1.01%) PHP5
9 1 (1.01%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 21 (21.21%) ISEB
2 12 (12.12%) ISTQB
3 10 (10.10%) Degree
4 7 (7.07%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.02%) HND
6 2 (2.02%) MCSE
7 1 (1.01%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.02%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.02%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.01%) cPanel
Vendors
1 23 (23.23%) Oracle
2 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.05%) EMC
4 2 (2.02%) HP
5 1 (1.01%) Avaya
5 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.01%) Telerik
5 1 (1.01%) Alterian
5 1 (1.01%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.01%) SAP
5 1 (1.01%) Siebel
5 1 (1.01%) Progress
5 1 (1.01%) Cisco
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