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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 63 78
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 57 61 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.89% 3.32% 2.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.32% 29.76% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 55 48 47
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £25,300 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
182 205 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.22% 11.15% 8.45%
Number of salaries quoted 126 144 125
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,250 £55,000 £62,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
(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
Milton Keynes -14 22 £40,000 +14.28% 2
High Wycombe +3 16 £43,750 -12.50% 1
Aylesbury +5 10 £35,000 +32.07% 1
Marlow -5 1 £47,500 -22.76%
Gerrards Cross - 1 £25,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 49 (37.12%) SQL
2 40 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (28.03%) Finance
4 34 (25.76%) C#
5 25 (18.94%) Degree
6 24 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 24 (18.18%) .NET
6 24 (18.18%) Relational Database
7 22 (16.67%) HTML
7 22 (16.67%) PHP
7 22 (16.67%) RDBMS
7 22 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 20 (15.15%) ISEB
8 20 (15.15%) Java
9 19 (14.39%) Manual Testing
9 19 (14.39%) Selenium
10 18 (13.64%) Software Testing
10 18 (13.64%) JavaScript
11 17 (12.88%) CSS
12 16 (12.12%) XML
12 16 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
13 14 (10.61%) ISTQB
13 14 (10.61%) jQuery
13 14 (10.61%) Unit Testing
13 14 (10.61%) Integration Testing
14 12 (9.09%) Test Management
14 12 (9.09%) VoIP
14 12 (9.09%) C++
14 12 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (8.33%) Microsoft

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5 (3.79%) Node.js
2 4 (3.03%) ArcGIS
2 4 (3.03%) Lotus Domino
3 3 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.52%) Apache
5 1 (0.76%) CMS
5 1 (0.76%) Confluence
5 1 (0.76%) WordPress
5 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.76%) Joomla!
Applications
1 9 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.06%) MS Office
3 5 (3.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.27%) MS Project
4 3 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.76%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.79%) SaaS
2 2 (1.52%) Office 365
3 1 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.09%) VoIP
2 4 (3.03%) FTP
3 1 (0.76%) Broadband
3 1 (0.76%) Wireless
3 1 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 22 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 9 (6.82%) Oracle Database
4 8 (6.06%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.52%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.52%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.76%) MySQL
8 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (14.39%) Selenium
2 16 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (6.06%) Grunt
3 8 (6.06%) Jasmine
4 6 (4.55%) Subversion
5 5 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.79%) JIRA
6 4 (3.03%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.03%) QUnit
6 4 (3.03%) PhantomJS
7 3 (2.27%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.27%) TestDirector
7 3 (2.27%) PHPUnit
8 2 (1.52%) QARun
8 2 (1.52%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.52%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.52%) XMLSpy
8 2 (1.52%) JMeter
8 2 (1.52%) WinRunner
General
1 37 (28.03%) Finance
2 10 (7.58%) Retail
2 10 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.55%) Marketing
4 4 (3.03%) Banking
4 4 (3.03%) Advertising
5 2 (1.52%) Back Office
5 2 (1.52%) Military
6 1 (0.76%) Publishing
6 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (43.94%) Analyst
2 24 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 22 (16.67%) Developer
4 17 (12.88%) Business Analyst
5 14 (10.61%) Tester
6 13 (9.85%) QA Analyst
7 12 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (7.58%) QA Test Analyst
8 10 (7.58%) Support Analyst
9 9 (6.82%) Applications Support
9 9 (6.82%) QA Engineer
10 8 (6.06%) Test Engineer
11 7 (5.30%) Web Developer
12 6 (4.55%) QA Tester
12 6 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
12 6 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
12 6 (4.55%) Support Engineer
12 6 (4.55%) Quality Engineer
13 5 (3.79%) Senior Business Analyst
13 5 (3.79%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.18%) .NET
2 22 (16.67%) HTML
3 17 (12.88%) CSS
4 16 (12.12%) XML
5 14 (10.61%) jQuery
6 8 (6.06%) Backbone.js
6 8 (6.06%) JSON
7 7 (5.30%) Sass
8 6 (4.55%) HTML5
8 6 (4.55%) Web Services
9 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET
10 4 (3.03%) Underscore.js
10 4 (3.03%) AngularJS
10 4 (3.03%) MDX
10 4 (3.03%) WCF
10 4 (3.03%) LINQ
10 4 (3.03%) Dojo
10 4 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (3.03%) SOAP
11 3 (2.27%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.30%) Xbox
4 4 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.03%) FMCG
4 4 (3.03%) EPoS
5 2 (1.52%) User Experience
5 2 (1.52%) EMV
5 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.76%) GIS
6 1 (0.76%) Open Source
6 1 (0.76%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.76%) Android
2 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 22 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 19 (14.39%) Manual Testing
5 18 (13.64%) Software Testing
6 14 (10.61%) Unit Testing
6 14 (10.61%) Integration Testing
7 12 (9.09%) Test Management
8 11 (8.33%) CRM
8 11 (8.33%) MVC
8 11 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 10 (7.58%) TDD
9 10 (7.58%) Time Management
9 10 (7.58%) Regression Testing
9 10 (7.58%) Scrum
10 9 (6.82%) Performance Analysis
11 8 (6.06%) Web Development
11 8 (6.06%) Business Analysis
11 8 (6.06%) Data Migration
11 8 (6.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (37.12%) SQL
2 34 (25.76%) C#
3 22 (16.67%) PHP
4 20 (15.15%) Java
5 18 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 12 (9.09%) C++
7 7 (5.30%) T-SQL
8 6 (4.55%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.03%) Ruby
10 3 (2.27%) VBScript
11 2 (1.52%) VB
12 1 (0.76%) Python
12 1 (0.76%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.76%) PHP5
12 1 (0.76%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 25 (18.94%) Degree
2 20 (15.15%) ISEB
3 14 (10.61%) ISTQB
4 7 (5.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.79%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.52%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.30%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.52%) TickIT
4 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.58%) Oracle
3 5 (3.79%) HP
4 4 (3.03%) SAP
5 3 (2.27%) Primavera
6 2 (1.52%) Sage
7 1 (0.76%) Citrix
7 1 (0.76%) Siebel
7 1 (0.76%) Progress
7 1 (0.76%) VMware
7 1 (0.76%) Alterian
7 1 (0.76%) Rackspace
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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