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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 70 82 86
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 51 43 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.45% 2.28% 2.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.40% 26.22% 25.88%
Number of salaries quoted 49 37 38
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £27,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,500 £62,250
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +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
209 164 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.05% 8.70% 9.15%
Number of salaries quoted 145 115 140
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,500 £19,650
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £53,500 £65,000
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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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
High Wycombe +11 24 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Milton Keynes -11 16 £40,250 +15.00% 8
Aylesbury +2 6 £35,000 +27.27% 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 52 (44.44%) SQL
2 47 (40.17%) Finance
3 32 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (23.93%) C#
5 27 (23.08%) Automated Testing
6 24 (20.51%) QuickTest Pro
7 23 (19.66%) Selenium
8 22 (18.80%) PHP
8 22 (18.80%) Relational Database
9 21 (17.95%) RDBMS
10 20 (17.09%) .NET
10 20 (17.09%) Test Scripting
11 19 (16.24%) Oracle
11 19 (16.24%) Java
12 18 (15.38%) Oracle Database
13 17 (14.53%) HTML
14 16 (13.68%) ISEB
14 16 (13.68%) Degree
15 14 (11.97%) Regression Testing
15 14 (11.97%) Integration Testing
15 14 (11.97%) Test Management
16 12 (10.26%) ISTQB
16 12 (10.26%) VoIP
16 12 (10.26%) JavaScript
16 12 (10.26%) C++
16 12 (10.26%) CSS
17 11 (9.40%) XML
17 11 (9.40%) MVC
17 11 (9.40%) jQuery
17 11 (9.40%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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%) Node.js
1 3 (2.56%) Lotus Domino
1 3 (2.56%) Apache
2 2 (1.71%) ArcGIS
2 2 (1.71%) CMS
3 1 (0.85%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.85%) WordPress
3 1 (0.85%) Confluence
3 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.27%) MS Office
3 3 (2.56%) MS Project
3 3 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) SaaS
2 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.26%) VoIP
2 4 (3.42%) FTP
3 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.80%) Relational Database
2 21 (17.95%) RDBMS
3 18 (15.38%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (20.51%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (19.66%) Selenium
3 6 (5.13%) Jasmine
3 6 (5.13%) Grunt
4 5 (4.27%) JIRA
4 5 (4.27%) Subversion
5 4 (3.42%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.56%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.71%) JMeter
7 2 (1.71%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.71%) PhantomJS
7 2 (1.71%) QUnit
8 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.85%) TestDirector
General
1 47 (40.17%) Finance
2 9 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.98%) Retail
3 7 (5.98%) Marketing
4 4 (3.42%) Advertising
5 2 (1.71%) Back Office
5 2 (1.71%) Military
5 2 (1.71%) Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.85%) Electronics
6 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (39.32%) Analyst
2 19 (16.24%) Developer
3 18 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 15 (12.82%) Test Engineer
5 14 (11.97%) Business Analyst
6 11 (9.40%) Tester
7 10 (8.55%) Automation Engineer
8 9 (7.69%) QA Engineer
8 9 (7.69%) QA Analyst
8 9 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (7.69%) Support Analyst
8 9 (7.69%) Applications Support
9 8 (6.84%) Test Automation Engineer
9 8 (6.84%) QA Test Analyst
10 7 (5.98%) Support Engineer
11 6 (5.13%) Quality Engineer
12 5 (4.27%) Software Test Analyst
12 5 (4.27%) Agile Test Analyst
12 5 (4.27%) Senior Business Analyst
12 5 (4.27%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.09%) .NET
2 17 (14.53%) HTML
3 12 (10.26%) CSS
4 11 (9.40%) XML
4 11 (9.40%) jQuery
5 8 (6.84%) JSON
6 7 (5.98%) Sass
7 6 (5.13%) Web Services
7 6 (5.13%) Backbone.js
8 4 (3.42%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.42%) SOAP
8 4 (3.42%) HTML5
8 4 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (3.42%) MDX
8 4 (3.42%) WCF
8 4 (3.42%) LINQ
9 3 (2.56%) Gherkin
10 2 (1.71%) XHTML
10 2 (1.71%) JMS
10 2 (1.71%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.13%) Computer Science
1 6 (5.13%) Xbox
1 6 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.42%) FMCG
3 3 (2.56%) EPoS
4 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.71%) User Experience
5 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.85%) Open Source
5 1 (0.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (1.71%) Windows
1 2 (1.71%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.85%) Android
2 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.35%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (23.08%) Automated Testing
3 20 (17.09%) Test Scripting
4 14 (11.97%) Regression Testing
4 14 (11.97%) Integration Testing
4 14 (11.97%) Test Management
5 11 (9.40%) MVC
5 11 (9.40%) Manual Testing
5 11 (9.40%) Test Automation
6 10 (8.55%) Waterfall
6 10 (8.55%) TDD
7 9 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 9 (7.69%) Data Migration
7 9 (7.69%) Migration
7 9 (7.69%) Project Management
7 9 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
8 8 (6.84%) Unit Testing
9 7 (5.98%) Logistics
9 7 (5.98%) Business Analysis
9 7 (5.98%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 52 (44.44%) SQL
2 28 (23.93%) C#
3 22 (18.80%) PHP
4 19 (16.24%) Java
5 12 (10.26%) JavaScript
5 12 (10.26%) C++
6 5 (4.27%) VBScript
6 5 (4.27%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.42%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.42%) Ruby
8 1 (0.85%) PHP5
8 1 (0.85%) PHP4
8 1 (0.85%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.85%) VB
8 1 (0.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (13.68%) ISEB
1 16 (13.68%) Degree
2 12 (10.26%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.56%) MCSE
4 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.98%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.71%) TickIT
4 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (4.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (16.24%) Oracle
2 6 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.27%) HP
4 3 (2.56%) Primavera
5 2 (1.71%) Sage
6 1 (0.85%) Alterian
6 1 (0.85%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.85%) SAP
6 1 (0.85%) Progress
6 1 (0.85%) Siebel
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Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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