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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 76 67 80
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 40 75 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.67% 3.26% 3.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.95% 25.17% 33.51%
Number of salaries quoted 30 65 58
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,650 £30,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
167 298 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.16% 12.95% 9.10%
Number of salaries quoted 120 206 130
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £21,850 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 24 July 2016.

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 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -10 13 £39,000 +4.00% 5
Aylesbury -8 12 £35,000 - 2
High Wycombe +2 6 £50,000 -6.54%
Amersham +5 4 - -
Marlow - 1 £35,000 - 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 40 (43.48%) Selenium
2 34 (36.96%) JavaScript
3 32 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (32.61%) Regression Testing
4 30 (32.61%) Integration Testing
5 21 (22.83%) Finance
5 21 (22.83%) Functional Testing
5 21 (22.83%) NeoLoad
6 19 (20.65%) Software Testing
6 19 (20.65%) Telecoms
7 18 (19.57%) TDD
8 16 (17.39%) JIRA
9 15 (16.30%) Test Scripting
10 14 (15.22%) Black-Box Testing
10 14 (15.22%) Linux
11 13 (14.13%) Validation
11 13 (14.13%) Data Validation
12 12 (13.04%) BDD
12 12 (13.04%) Stress Testing
12 12 (13.04%) E-Commerce
12 12 (13.04%) QA Automation
13 11 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (11.96%) VoIP
13 11 (11.96%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (11.96%) Automation Testing
14 10 (10.87%) Jenkins
14 10 (10.87%) WebDriver
14 10 (10.87%) Degree
15 9 (9.78%) Defect Management
15 9 (9.78%) Scrum

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 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.17%) CMS
2 2 (2.17%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (2.17%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (1.09%) Apache
3 1 (1.09%) Drupal
3 1 (1.09%) SAS
3 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.09%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) MS Excel
1 6 (6.52%) MS Office
2 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.09%) MS Project
3 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) Office 365
2 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.96%) VoIP
2 6 (6.52%) Firewall
2 6 (6.52%) VPN
3 5 (5.43%) HTTP
4 2 (2.17%) SSL
5 1 (1.09%) 3G
5 1 (1.09%) 4G
5 1 (1.09%) GPRS
5 1 (1.09%) Intranet
5 1 (1.09%) SSH
5 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.09%) MySQL
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 40 (43.48%) Selenium
2 21 (22.83%) NeoLoad
3 16 (17.39%) JIRA
4 10 (10.87%) Jenkins
4 10 (10.87%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.35%) Subversion
6 3 (3.26%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.17%) Ant
7 2 (2.17%) Gerrit
7 2 (2.17%) JMeter
7 2 (2.17%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.17%) T4 Templates
8 1 (1.09%) Capybara
8 1 (1.09%) Hudson
8 1 (1.09%) PhantomJS
8 1 (1.09%) Redmine
8 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.09%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (22.83%) Finance
2 19 (20.65%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.52%) Banking
4 4 (4.35%) Marketing
5 2 (2.17%) Electronics
5 2 (2.17%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) Advertising
6 1 (1.09%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (1.09%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.09%) French Language
6 1 (1.09%) German Language
6 1 (1.09%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.09%) Law
6 1 (1.09%) Legal
6 1 (1.09%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (33.70%) Analyst
2 25 (27.17%) Tester
3 22 (23.91%) QA Tester
4 21 (22.83%) Test Analyst
5 17 (18.48%) QA Analyst
5 17 (18.48%) QA Test Analyst
6 10 (10.87%) Automation Test Analyst
6 10 (10.87%) QA Automation Analyst
6 10 (10.87%) QA Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) Business Analyst
8 6 (6.52%) Agile Tester
8 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Java Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Digital Business Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Integration Tester
9 5 (5.43%) QA Test Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Regression Tester
9 5 (5.43%) Test Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Test Manager
10 4 (4.35%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) Web Services
2 5 (5.43%) .NET
2 5 (5.43%) HTML
2 5 (5.43%) XML
3 3 (3.26%) Ajax
3 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.26%) CSS
4 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.17%) jQuery
4 2 (2.17%) JSON
4 2 (2.17%) Middleware
4 2 (2.17%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (1.09%) COM
5 1 (1.09%) cXML
5 1 (1.09%) ebXML
5 1 (1.09%) EDI
5 1 (1.09%) HTML5
5 1 (1.09%) LAMP
5 1 (1.09%) RESTful
5 1 (1.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.52%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.26%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (3.26%) PMI
4 3 (3.26%) User Experience
5 2 (2.17%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.22%) Linux
2 9 (9.78%) Windows
3 7 (7.61%) Windows Server
3 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.52%) CentOS
5 5 (5.43%) Unix
6 3 (3.26%) Android
6 3 (3.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.61%) Integration Testing
2 30 (32.61%) Regression Testing
3 21 (22.83%) Functional Testing
4 19 (20.65%) Software Testing
5 18 (19.57%) TDD
6 15 (16.30%) Test Scripting
7 14 (15.22%) Black-Box Testing
8 13 (14.13%) Data Validation
8 13 (14.13%) Validation
9 12 (13.04%) BDD
9 12 (13.04%) E-Commerce
9 12 (13.04%) QA Automation
9 12 (13.04%) Stress Testing
10 11 (11.96%) Automation Testing
10 11 (11.96%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (9.78%) Automated Testing
11 9 (9.78%) Defect Management
11 9 (9.78%) Scrum
12 8 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (36.96%) JavaScript
2 9 (9.78%) Python
3 8 (8.70%) Ruby
3 8 (8.70%) SQL
4 7 (7.61%) C#
4 7 (7.61%) Java
5 5 (5.43%) Perl
6 2 (2.17%) C
6 2 (2.17%) Jython
6 2 (2.17%) PHP
7 1 (1.09%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.09%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (1.09%) C++
7 1 (1.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) Degree
2 6 (6.52%) ISEB
3 3 (3.26%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.26%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.17%) HND
4 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.09%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (6.52%) Squid
1 6 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) Puppet
2 6 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.17%) IBM
3 1 (1.09%) Brocade
3 1 (1.09%) HP
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle
3 1 (1.09%) Remedy
3 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.09%) Symantec
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