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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 65 62 62
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 74 69 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.32% 3.39% 3.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.72% 36.32% 31.44%
Number of salaries quoted 65 64 45
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -12.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £27,500 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,250 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -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
249 190 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.18% 9.34% 10.67%
Number of salaries quoted 180 134 133
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £64,700 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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 -6 39 £47,500 +26.66% 2
Aylesbury +6 17 £35,000 -
High Wycombe -8 7 £53,500 +12.63% 1
Amersham - 1 - -
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (29.32%) Finance
3 27 (20.30%) Scrum
3 27 (20.30%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (17.29%) SDLC
5 22 (16.54%) Change Management
5 22 (16.54%) Project Management
6 21 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 20 (15.04%) Software Testing
8 19 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 18 (13.53%) Degree
10 16 (12.03%) Selenium
10 16 (12.03%) ISEB
10 16 (12.03%) E-Commerce
10 16 (12.03%) Mentoring
11 13 (9.77%) Test Management
11 13 (9.77%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (9.77%) Performance Testing
11 13 (9.77%) HP UFT
11 13 (9.77%) SQL
12 12 (9.02%) Microsoft
12 12 (9.02%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (8.27%) JIRA
13 11 (8.27%) Validation
13 11 (8.27%) ISO 9001
13 11 (8.27%) Coaching
13 11 (8.27%) Root Cause Analysis
14 10 (7.52%) Test Automation
14 10 (7.52%) Data Validation
14 10 (7.52%) Software Engineering

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (1.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.75%) SAS
2 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.75%) Confluence
2 1 (0.75%) IIS
2 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.76%) MS Office
1 5 (3.76%) MS Visio
1 5 (3.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.01%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.77%) VoIP
2 1 (0.75%) FTP
2 1 (0.75%) HTTP
2 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.75%) VPN
2 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.26%) MySQL
4 2 (1.50%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (12.03%) Selenium
2 13 (9.77%) HP UFT
3 12 (9.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (8.27%) JIRA
5 5 (3.76%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.50%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.50%) Axure RP
6 2 (1.50%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.50%) JMeter
7 1 (0.75%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.75%) Subversion
7 1 (0.75%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.75%) T4 Templates
General
1 39 (29.32%) Finance
2 9 (6.77%) Retail
3 7 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.76%) Banking
4 5 (3.76%) Marketing
5 4 (3.01%) Automotive
6 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.50%) Electronics
7 2 (1.50%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.75%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.75%) French Language
8 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (28.57%) Analyst
2 16 (12.03%) Business Analyst
3 15 (11.28%) QA Analyst
4 13 (9.77%) QA Manager
5 12 (9.02%) Change Manager
5 12 (9.02%) Test Engineer
6 11 (8.27%) Test Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Test Manager
7 9 (6.77%) Technical Support
8 8 (6.02%) Technical Support Analyst
8 8 (6.02%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (6.02%) Architect
8 8 (6.02%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) Tester
9 7 (5.26%) Developer
10 6 (4.51%) Quality Manager
11 4 (3.01%) Consultant
11 4 (3.01%) Senior Manager
11 4 (3.01%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.76%) AngularJS
1 5 (3.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (3.01%) HTML
2 4 (3.01%) GWT
3 3 (2.26%) jQuery
3 3 (2.26%) HTML5
3 3 (2.26%) .NET
3 3 (2.26%) CSS
3 3 (2.26%) Web Services
3 3 (2.26%) Kendo UI
3 3 (2.26%) CSS3
4 2 (1.50%) J2EE
4 2 (1.50%) iOS SDK
4 2 (1.50%) LAMP
4 2 (1.50%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.50%) Spring
5 1 (0.75%) Ajax
5 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.30%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.02%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.02%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.01%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.26%) Social Media
5 2 (1.50%) FMCG
5 2 (1.50%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.50%) User Experience
5 2 (1.50%) Statistics
5 2 (1.50%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.50%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.50%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.50%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.75%) Replication
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.75%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.02%) UNIX
2 3 (2.26%) Windows
2 3 (2.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.50%) Linux
4 1 (0.75%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (20.30%) Scrum
3 23 (17.29%) SDLC
4 22 (16.54%) Change Management
4 22 (16.54%) Project Management
5 21 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 20 (15.04%) Software Testing
7 19 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 16 (12.03%) Mentoring
8 16 (12.03%) E-Commerce
9 13 (9.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (9.77%) Performance Testing
9 13 (9.77%) Test Management
10 11 (8.27%) Validation
10 11 (8.27%) Coaching
10 11 (8.27%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (7.52%) Data Validation
11 10 (7.52%) Test Automation
11 10 (7.52%) Software Engineering
12 9 (6.77%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.77%) SQL
2 8 (6.02%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.26%) Java
4 6 (4.51%) C#
5 5 (3.76%) C++
6 4 (3.01%) C
6 4 (3.01%) PHP
6 4 (3.01%) F#
7 3 (2.26%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.75%) ABAP
8 1 (0.75%) VBA
8 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (13.53%) Degree
2 16 (12.03%) ISEB
3 3 (2.26%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.75%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.01%) TickIT
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.75%) JTAG
3 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 6 (4.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (9.02%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.02%) HP
3 6 (4.51%) Oracle
4 5 (3.76%) hybris
5 4 (3.01%) SAP
6 2 (1.50%) Adobe
6 2 (1.50%) Apple
6 2 (1.50%) Google
6 2 (1.50%) Coremetrics
7 1 (0.75%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.75%) QNX
7 1 (0.75%) Citrix
7 1 (0.75%) CA
7 1 (0.75%) Progress
7 1 (0.75%) IBM
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