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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 74 80 82
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 52 42 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.97% 2.36% 2.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.00% 18.58% 22.34%
Number of salaries quoted 50 39 36
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +29.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £31,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £76,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £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
200 226 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.43% 12.70% 10.29%
Number of salaries quoted 145 162 133
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £58,300 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +17 33 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Aylesbury -5 12 £34,000 -2.85%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (35.90%) SQL
2 40 (34.19%) Degree
3 32 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (24.79%) Finance
5 26 (22.22%) C#
6 25 (21.37%) Python
7 24 (20.51%) Use Case
7 24 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (19.66%) JIRA
8 23 (19.66%) Linux
9 20 (17.09%) E-Commerce
9 20 (17.09%) Java
9 20 (17.09%) SQL Server
10 18 (15.38%) Perl
11 17 (14.53%) JavaScript
11 17 (14.53%) Unix
12 16 (13.68%) DevOps
12 16 (13.68%) Puppet
13 15 (12.82%) HTTP
13 15 (12.82%) Microsoft
13 15 (12.82%) .NET
13 15 (12.82%) Web Services
14 14 (11.97%) Software Testing
14 14 (11.97%) Ruby
14 14 (11.97%) Software Delivery
14 14 (11.97%) Jenkins
15 13 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
15 13 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
15 13 (11.11%) Selenium
15 13 (11.11%) Test Scripting

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (2.56%) Apache
1 3 (2.56%) CMS
1 3 (2.56%) Drupal
2 1 (0.85%) Liferay
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.42%) MS Project
3 1 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.82%) HTTP
2 5 (4.27%) VoIP
3 2 (1.71%) Internet
3 2 (1.71%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.98%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (5.98%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (5.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (5.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.42%) MySQL
3 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (19.66%) JIRA
2 14 (11.97%) Jenkins
3 13 (11.11%) Selenium
4 12 (10.26%) Visual Studio
5 8 (6.84%) Subversion
5 8 (6.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.42%) HP UFT
7 3 (2.56%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.56%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.56%) T4 Templates
7 3 (2.56%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.71%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.85%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.85%) TestDirector
General
1 29 (24.79%) Finance
2 10 (8.55%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.27%) Multimedia
4 4 (3.42%) Retail
5 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.71%) Electronics
7 1 (0.85%) Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (35.04%) Analyst
2 28 (23.93%) Business Analyst
3 18 (15.38%) Tester
4 17 (14.53%) Business Finance Analyst
4 17 (14.53%) Developer
4 17 (14.53%) Finance Business Analyst
4 17 (14.53%) Financial Analyst
5 13 (11.11%) Software Analyst
5 13 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
6 12 (10.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (9.40%) DevOps Systems Engineer
7 11 (9.40%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (7.69%) Software Tester
8 9 (7.69%) Test Engineer
9 8 (6.84%) QA Tester
9 8 (6.84%) Technical Business Analyst
10 6 (5.13%) Change Manager
10 6 (5.13%) IT Manager
10 6 (5.13%) Software Test Engineer
10 6 (5.13%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.82%) .NET
1 15 (12.82%) Web Services
2 12 (10.26%) HTML
3 9 (7.69%) XML
4 8 (6.84%) CSS
5 7 (5.98%) ASP.NET
6 6 (5.13%) LAMP
7 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (4.27%) jQuery
8 4 (3.42%) Ajax
8 4 (3.42%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.42%) JSON
9 3 (2.56%) Dojo
9 3 (2.56%) HTML5
9 3 (2.56%) Razor View Engine
9 3 (2.56%) React
9 3 (2.56%) Silverlight
9 3 (2.56%) WCF
9 3 (2.56%) WPF
10 2 (1.71%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.27%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.42%) User Experience
4 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.56%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.56%) PMI
5 2 (1.71%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) Animation
6 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.85%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.66%) Linux
2 17 (14.53%) Unix
3 11 (9.40%) Windows
4 3 (2.56%) Android
4 3 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.85%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.51%) Use Case
3 20 (17.09%) E-Commerce
4 16 (13.68%) DevOps
5 14 (11.97%) Software Delivery
5 14 (11.97%) Software Testing
6 13 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 12 (10.26%) Functional Testing
7 12 (10.26%) SDLC
8 11 (9.40%) Scrum
9 10 (8.55%) Data Validation
9 10 (8.55%) Project Management
9 10 (8.55%) Validation
10 9 (7.69%) Business Analysis
11 8 (6.84%) Test Automation
11 8 (6.84%) Web Development
12 7 (5.98%) Manual Testing
12 7 (5.98%) Test Strategy
13 6 (5.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (35.90%) SQL
2 26 (22.22%) C#
3 25 (21.37%) Python
4 20 (17.09%) Java
5 18 (15.38%) Perl
6 17 (14.53%) JavaScript
7 14 (11.97%) Ruby
8 9 (7.69%) PHP
9 8 (6.84%) C++
10 5 (4.27%) C
11 4 (3.42%) F#
12 3 (2.56%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.56%) VB
12 3 (2.56%) VBA
13 2 (1.71%) VBScript
14 1 (0.85%) COBOL
14 1 (0.85%) Delphi
14 1 (0.85%) Pascal
14 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.85%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 40 (34.19%) Degree
2 11 (9.40%) ISEB
3 3 (2.56%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.56%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.71%) HND
5 1 (0.85%) HNC
5 1 (0.85%) HP AIS
5 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.71%) XenApp
1 2 (1.71%) XenDesktop
1 2 (1.71%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (13.68%) Puppet
2 13 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.98%) Tableau
3 5 (4.27%) Oracle
4 3 (2.56%) Citrix
4 3 (2.56%) HP
4 3 (2.56%) Telerik
5 2 (1.71%) SAP
5 2 (1.71%) VMware
6 1 (0.85%) Adobe
6 1 (0.85%) CA
6 1 (0.85%) Google
6 1 (0.85%) IBM
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