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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 78 87 84
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 37 39 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.06% 2.00% 2.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.50% 20.42% 28.48%
Number of salaries quoted 33 31 37
Average salary £42,250 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.36% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £90,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
200 191 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.13% 9.78% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 145 128 126
Average salary £42,000 £39,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -6.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,200 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 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
Milton Keynes -17 15 £38,250 +9.28% 7
High Wycombe -2 7 £35,000 -20.90% 6
Aylesbury - 4 £35,000 - 1
Gerrards Cross - 1 £25,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 39 (44.83%) Finance
2 26 (29.89%) SQL
2 26 (29.89%) Automated Testing
3 22 (25.29%) Microsoft
4 21 (24.14%) Test Management
5 19 (21.84%) ISEB
5 19 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (20.69%) Oracle
6 18 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (19.54%) QuickTest Pro
8 16 (18.39%) Degree
8 16 (18.39%) Test Strategy
8 16 (18.39%) Oracle Database
9 14 (16.09%) Test Scripting
9 14 (16.09%) Regression Testing
10 11 (12.64%) ISTQB
11 10 (11.49%) Selenium
11 10 (11.49%) Telecoms
12 9 (10.34%) MS Excel
12 9 (10.34%) JIRA
12 9 (10.34%) Computer Science
12 9 (10.34%) System Testing
13 8 (9.20%) Manual Testing
13 8 (9.20%) Test Automation
13 8 (9.20%) JavaScript
13 8 (9.20%) Software Engineering
14 7 (8.05%) Migration
14 7 (8.05%) Integration Testing
14 7 (8.05%) Data Migration
14 7 (8.05%) Marketing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 2 (2.30%) Apache
2 1 (1.15%) IIS
2 1 (1.15%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.60%) MS Office
3 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) MPLS
1 3 (3.45%) GSM
1 3 (3.45%) SDH
1 3 (3.45%) 4G
2 1 (1.15%) SAN
2 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.39%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.75%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (3.45%) MS Access
4 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.15%) MySQL
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (19.54%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (11.49%) Selenium
3 9 (10.34%) JIRA
4 6 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.15%) Subversion
5 1 (1.15%) Grunt
5 1 (1.15%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.15%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.15%) WatiN
5 1 (1.15%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.15%) PHPUnit
General
1 39 (44.83%) Finance
2 10 (11.49%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.05%) Marketing
4 5 (5.75%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.60%) Banking
6 3 (3.45%) Retail
7 2 (2.30%) Electronics
7 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.15%) Automotive
8 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.15%) Music Industry
8 1 (1.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 28 (32.18%) Analyst
2 18 (20.69%) Test Analyst
3 14 (16.09%) Test Manager
4 13 (14.94%) Test Engineer
5 11 (12.64%) QA Analyst
6 8 (9.20%) Business Analyst
7 7 (8.05%) Storage Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Tester
8 6 (6.90%) Agile Business Analyst
9 5 (5.75%) QA Manager
9 5 (5.75%) Automated Test Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Automated Test Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Automation Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Project Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) QA Tester
10 4 (4.60%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) .NET
2 3 (3.45%) HTML
2 3 (3.45%) CSS
2 3 (3.45%) XML
2 3 (3.45%) WPF
3 2 (2.30%) jQuery
4 1 (1.15%) Middleware
4 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.15%) Ajax
4 1 (1.15%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.15%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.15%) Sass
4 1 (1.15%) JSON
4 1 (1.15%) LINQ
4 1 (1.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.75%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.15%) DTV
3 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.15%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.60%) Windows
2 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.15%) Linux
3 1 (1.15%) UNIX
3 1 (1.15%) Fedora
3 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.15%) openSUSE
3 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.89%) Automated Testing
2 21 (24.14%) Test Management
3 19 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (18.39%) Test Strategy
6 14 (16.09%) Test Scripting
6 14 (16.09%) Regression Testing
7 9 (10.34%) System Testing
8 8 (9.20%) Manual Testing
8 8 (9.20%) Test Automation
8 8 (9.20%) Software Engineering
9 7 (8.05%) Migration
9 7 (8.05%) Integration Testing
9 7 (8.05%) Data Migration
10 6 (6.90%) Software Testing
10 6 (6.90%) User Stories
11 5 (5.75%) Scrum
11 5 (5.75%) Business Analysis
11 5 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (4.60%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 26 (29.89%) SQL
2 8 (9.20%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.90%) C#
3 6 (6.90%) VBScript
4 5 (5.75%) Java
5 3 (3.45%) C++
5 3 (3.45%) PHP
6 2 (2.30%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.15%) C
7 1 (1.15%) VB
7 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (21.84%) ISEB
2 16 (18.39%) Degree
3 11 (12.64%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.30%) HND
7 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.15%) MCSE
7 1 (1.15%) HNC
7 1 (1.15%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.15%) TickIT
3 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (25.29%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.69%) Oracle
3 5 (5.75%) EMC
4 2 (2.30%) SAP
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco
5 1 (1.15%) Siebel
5 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.15%) HP
5 1 (1.15%) Avaya
5 1 (1.15%) Alterian
5 1 (1.15%) Telerik
5 1 (1.15%) Dundas
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CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Robert Half
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum £35-45K + benefits + flexible workin
Posted: 5 days ago
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QA Limited
Salary: £144.38 per week
Posted: 9 days ago
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Salary: £40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
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Salary: £Competitive salary Plus Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
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