The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 42 77 84
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 72 47 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 5.19% 2.76% 2.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.73% 21.66% 17.54%
Number of salaries quoted 67 45 37
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
220 217 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 15.86% 12.75% 12.52%
Number of salaries quoted 186 141 165
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £25,150 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Buckinghamshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 February 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

QA
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +36 64 £37,500 -21.05% 4
Aylesbury +17 4 £36,250 +9.84% 1
Princes Risborough - 1 £60,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 60 (48.39%) SQL
2 59 (47.58%) Selenium
3 50 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (35.48%) Java
5 40 (32.26%) Regression Testing
6 36 (29.03%) JavaScript
7 33 (26.61%) Finance
8 31 (25.00%) WebDriver
8 31 (25.00%) QA Automation
9 25 (20.16%) Functional Testing
9 25 (20.16%) Test Scripting
10 21 (16.94%) Degree
10 21 (16.94%) Software Testing
10 21 (16.94%) HTML
10 21 (16.94%) CSS
11 20 (16.13%) JIRA
11 20 (16.13%) Automation Testing
12 19 (15.32%) Integration Testing
12 19 (15.32%) Automated Testing
13 17 (13.71%) Scrum
13 17 (13.71%) Ruby
13 17 (13.71%) Web Development
14 16 (12.90%) CSS3
14 16 (12.90%) BDD
15 15 (12.10%) Performance Testing
15 15 (12.10%) E-Commerce
15 15 (12.10%) XML
15 15 (12.10%) PHP
15 15 (12.10%) PL/SQL
15 15 (12.10%) C#

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.45%) WordPress
2 2 (1.61%) CMS
3 1 (0.81%) SAS
3 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.23%) HTTP
2 3 (2.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.84%) MySQL
2 4 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.81%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.81%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 59 (47.58%) Selenium
2 31 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 20 (16.13%) JIRA
4 11 (8.87%) Jenkins
5 9 (7.26%) IntelliJ
5 9 (7.26%) NeoLoad
6 7 (5.65%) Grunt
6 7 (5.65%) gulp
7 5 (4.03%) Ant
8 4 (3.23%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.61%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.81%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.81%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.81%) JMeter
10 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.81%) Subversion
10 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.81%) Zephyr
General
1 33 (26.61%) Finance
2 13 (10.48%) Retail
3 9 (7.26%) Banking
4 7 (5.65%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.23%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Front Office
6 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (29.84%) Analyst
2 27 (21.77%) QA Engineer
3 23 (18.55%) QA Automation Engineer
4 22 (17.74%) Automation Engineer
4 22 (17.74%) Java Engineer
5 20 (16.13%) Developer
5 20 (16.13%) Test Analyst
6 18 (14.52%) Tester
7 17 (13.71%) Test Engineer
8 15 (12.10%) QA Analyst
8 15 (12.10%) Web Developer
9 14 (11.29%) QA Tester
10 10 (8.06%) Test Automation Engineer
11 9 (7.26%) Support Analyst
12 8 (6.45%) QA Test Analyst
13 7 (5.65%) Software Analyst
14 6 (4.84%) Lead Test Analyst
14 6 (4.84%) Software Tester
15 5 (4.03%) Applications Support
15 5 (4.03%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.94%) CSS
1 21 (16.94%) HTML
2 16 (12.90%) CSS3
3 15 (12.10%) XML
4 13 (10.48%) jQuery
5 11 (8.87%) .NET
6 9 (7.26%) HTML5
7 7 (5.65%) Ajax
7 7 (5.65%) JSON
7 7 (5.65%) JSP
7 7 (5.65%) Sass
7 7 (5.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (5.65%) XHTML
8 3 (2.42%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.61%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (1.61%) WinForms
10 1 (0.81%) SOAP
10 1 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.87%) iPad
3 10 (8.06%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.45%) User Experience
5 7 (5.65%) iPhone
6 4 (3.23%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.81%) Fintech
8 1 (0.81%) FMCG
8 1 (0.81%) IVR
8 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.81%) mHealth
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.45%) Windows
2 7 (5.65%) Android
2 7 (5.65%) Unix
3 5 (4.03%) Linux
4 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.81%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (32.26%) Regression Testing
3 31 (25.00%) QA Automation
4 25 (20.16%) Functional Testing
4 25 (20.16%) Test Scripting
5 21 (16.94%) Software Testing
6 20 (16.13%) Automation Testing
7 19 (15.32%) Automated Testing
7 19 (15.32%) Integration Testing
8 17 (13.71%) Scrum
8 17 (13.71%) Web Development
9 16 (12.90%) BDD
10 15 (12.10%) E-Commerce
10 15 (12.10%) Performance Testing
11 14 (11.29%) TDD
11 14 (11.29%) Workflow
12 13 (10.48%) Web Testing
13 12 (9.68%) Test Strategy
14 11 (8.87%) Manual Testing
14 11 (8.87%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 60 (48.39%) SQL
2 44 (35.48%) Java
3 36 (29.03%) JavaScript
4 17 (13.71%) Ruby
5 15 (12.10%) C#
5 15 (12.10%) PHP
5 15 (12.10%) PL/SQL
6 7 (5.65%) Python
7 4 (3.23%) Perl
8 2 (1.61%) C++
8 2 (1.61%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.81%) R
9 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.81%) VB
9 1 (0.81%) VBA
9 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (16.94%) Degree
2 12 (9.68%) ISEB
2 12 (9.68%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.81%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.87%) SDET
2 3 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) COBIT
3 1 (0.81%) PMO
3 1 (0.81%) SSAE 16
Systems Management
1 5 (4.03%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (4.03%) Puppet
2 1 (0.81%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (2.42%) Microsoft
1 3 (2.42%) Oracle
2 2 (1.61%) SAP
3 1 (0.81%) Adobe
3 1 (0.81%) Dynatrace
3 1 (0.81%) Informatica
3 1 (0.81%) New Relic
3 1 (0.81%) Remedy
3 1 (0.81%) Sencha
3 1 (0.81%) Splunk
Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + 25 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: 40,000 to £55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ISL
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesbury
360 Resourcing
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago