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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 73 72 81
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 41 50 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.26% 2.75% 2.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.08% 26.60% 28.50%
Number of salaries quoted 38 42 45
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £32,050 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
240 188 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 13.20% 10.33% 10.25%
Number of salaries quoted 175 126 158
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,150 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,800 £59,550
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -13 17 £40,000 +3.22% 4
High Wycombe -5 10 £49,250 +36.80% 2
Gerrards Cross - 1 £25,000 -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (41.94%) Finance
2 36 (38.71%) SQL
3 33 (35.48%) Automated Testing
4 23 (24.73%) QuickTest Pro
5 22 (23.66%) Oracle
6 21 (22.58%) Oracle Database
7 20 (21.51%) Test Management
8 19 (20.43%) ISEB
9 16 (17.20%) Regression Testing
9 16 (17.20%) Selenium
10 14 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (15.05%) C#
11 13 (13.98%) Telecoms
11 13 (13.98%) Degree
12 12 (12.90%) Integration Testing
12 12 (12.90%) Relational Database
12 12 (12.90%) Test Strategy
13 11 (11.83%) Test Automation
13 11 (11.83%) RDBMS
13 11 (11.83%) Microsoft
14 10 (10.75%) PHP
14 10 (10.75%) Migration
14 10 (10.75%) ISTQB
14 10 (10.75%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (10.75%) Data Migration
15 9 (9.68%) Test Scripting
15 9 (9.68%) JIRA
15 9 (9.68%) Java
16 8 (8.60%) .NET
17 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4 (4.30%) Apache
2 2 (2.15%) CMS
3 1 (1.08%) Confluence
3 1 (1.08%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.08%) WordPress
3 1 (1.08%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) MS Office
2 5 (5.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) VoIP
2 3 (3.23%) 4G
2 3 (3.23%) MPLS
2 3 (3.23%) GSM
2 3 (3.23%) SDH
3 1 (1.08%) Wireless
3 1 (1.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.58%) Oracle Database
2 12 (12.90%) Relational Database
3 11 (11.83%) RDBMS
4 5 (5.38%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.15%) MySQL
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (24.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (17.20%) Selenium
3 9 (9.68%) JIRA
4 4 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.15%) JMeter
5 2 (2.15%) Subversion
5 2 (2.15%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.08%) WatiN
6 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.08%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.08%) Grunt
6 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (41.94%) Finance
2 13 (13.98%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.38%) Marketing
3 5 (5.38%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.23%) Retail
5 2 (2.15%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.15%) Military
5 2 (2.15%) Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Music Industry
6 1 (1.08%) German Language
6 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.08%) Advertising
6 1 (1.08%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (30.11%) Analyst
2 17 (18.28%) Test Analyst
2 17 (18.28%) Test Engineer
3 11 (11.83%) QA Analyst
4 8 (8.60%) QA Engineer
4 8 (8.60%) Developer
4 8 (8.60%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (7.53%) Test Automation Engineer
5 7 (7.53%) Storage Engineer
5 7 (7.53%) Test Manager
6 6 (6.45%) Quality Engineer
6 6 (6.45%) Project Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Automated Test Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Automated Test Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Head of Architecture
7 5 (5.38%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Tester
8 4 (4.30%) Programme Manager
8 4 (4.30%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.60%) .NET
2 5 (5.38%) XML
2 5 (5.38%) HTML
3 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.30%) CSS
4 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (3.23%) jQuery
5 2 (2.15%) MDX
5 2 (2.15%) WPF
5 2 (2.15%) Ajax
5 2 (2.15%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.08%) HTML5
6 1 (1.08%) Yii
6 1 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.08%) Sass
6 1 (1.08%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.08%) WCF
6 1 (1.08%) JSON
6 1 (1.08%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (1.08%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.38%) Hedge funds
3 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.08%) Open Source
5 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.08%) User Experience
5 1 (1.08%) FMCG
5 1 (1.08%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.30%) Windows
2 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.15%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.08%) openSUSE
4 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.08%) Android
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.08%) Fedora
4 1 (1.08%) Linux
4 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.48%) Automated Testing
2 20 (21.51%) Test Management
3 16 (17.20%) Regression Testing
4 14 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (12.90%) Integration Testing
5 12 (12.90%) Test Strategy
6 11 (11.83%) Test Automation
7 10 (10.75%) Migration
7 10 (10.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (10.75%) Data Migration
8 9 (9.68%) Test Scripting
9 7 (7.53%) Quality Management
10 6 (6.45%) Software Engineering
10 6 (6.45%) User Stories
11 5 (5.38%) Systems Analysis
11 5 (5.38%) Business Analysis
11 5 (5.38%) Software Testing
11 5 (5.38%) System Testing
11 5 (5.38%) TDD
11 5 (5.38%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 36 (38.71%) SQL
2 14 (15.05%) C#
3 10 (10.75%) PHP
4 9 (9.68%) Java
5 7 (7.53%) VBScript
6 6 (6.45%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.45%) C++
7 2 (2.15%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.15%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.15%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.08%) PHP5
8 1 (1.08%) PHP4
8 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.08%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.08%) VB
8 1 (1.08%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (20.43%) ISEB
2 13 (13.98%) Degree
3 10 (10.75%) ISTQB
4 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.15%) MCSE
6 2 (2.15%) HND
6 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.08%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.15%) TickIT
3 2 (2.15%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.08%) cPanel
Vendors
1 22 (23.66%) Oracle
2 11 (11.83%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.38%) EMC
4 2 (2.15%) HP
5 1 (1.08%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.08%) Alterian
5 1 (1.08%) Telerik
5 1 (1.08%) SAP
5 1 (1.08%) Avaya
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco
5 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.08%) Progress
5 1 (1.08%) Siebel
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TSYS
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northgate Public Services
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Coburg Banks IT
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe
People Source
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
iKonnect
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago