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 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 68 83
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 70 73 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.94% 3.20% 2.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.36% 34.93% 24.58%
Number of salaries quoted 53 63 32
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £24,200 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
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
276 209 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.59% 9.17% 8.88%
Number of salaries quoted 177 133 136
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,200 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £74,300 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -7 44 £40,000 +14.28% 1
High Wycombe +8 12 £55,000 +46.66%
Aylesbury -2 3 £35,000 - 1
Amersham - 1 - - 1
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 38 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (31.86%) Finance
3 27 (23.89%) SDLC
4 23 (20.35%) Microsoft
5 20 (17.70%) Scrum
6 18 (15.93%) Degree
6 18 (15.93%) Test Scripting
6 18 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (15.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (14.16%) Project Management
9 15 (13.27%) Software Engineering
10 14 (12.39%) Test Management
10 14 (12.39%) Test Strategy
11 13 (11.50%) JIRA
11 13 (11.50%) Mentoring
11 13 (11.50%) Coaching
12 12 (10.62%) Logistics
12 12 (10.62%) MS Excel
12 12 (10.62%) E-Commerce
13 11 (9.73%) ISO 9001
13 11 (9.73%) Change Management
13 11 (9.73%) Manual Testing
14 10 (8.85%) System Testing
14 10 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (8.85%) Software Testing
14 10 (8.85%) Quality Management
15 9 (7.96%) ISEB
15 9 (7.96%) Marketing
15 9 (7.96%) Computer Science
15 9 (7.96%) Test Automation

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 1 (0.88%) IIS
1 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.88%) SAS
1 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
1 1 (0.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (10.62%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.19%) MS Office
3 6 (5.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.42%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) VoIP
2 1 (0.88%) FTP
2 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.65%) MS Access
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (11.50%) JIRA
2 10 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.19%) Selenium
4 3 (2.65%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.77%) Axure RP
5 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.88%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.88%) Grunt
6 1 (0.88%) JMeter
6 1 (0.88%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.88%) Subversion
6 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (31.86%) Finance
2 9 (7.96%) Marketing
3 7 (6.19%) Retail
4 6 (5.31%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.31%) Banking
5 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.77%) Electronics
6 2 (1.77%) Automotive
6 2 (1.77%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.77%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 31 (27.43%) Analyst
2 17 (15.04%) Test Manager
2 17 (15.04%) Business Analyst
3 10 (8.85%) QA Manager
4 9 (7.96%) Tester
4 9 (7.96%) Test Analyst
4 9 (7.96%) QA Analyst
5 8 (7.08%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (7.08%) Architect
6 7 (6.19%) Quality Manager
7 6 (5.31%) Developer
8 5 (4.42%) Software Tester
8 5 (4.42%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.42%) QA Tester
9 4 (3.54%) Technical Manager
9 4 (3.54%) IT Architect
9 4 (3.54%) QA Test Manager
9 4 (3.54%) Testing Manager
10 3 (2.65%) UAT Manager
10 3 (2.65%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.65%) WPF
2 2 (1.77%) GWT
2 2 (1.77%) iOS SDK
2 2 (1.77%) J2EE
2 2 (1.77%) Hibernate
2 2 (1.77%) Spring
2 2 (1.77%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.88%) JSON
3 1 (0.88%) WCF
3 1 (0.88%) CSS
3 1 (0.88%) Web Services
3 1 (0.88%) XML
3 1 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.88%) Middleware
3 1 (0.88%) LAMP
3 1 (0.88%) Backbone.js
3 1 (0.88%) Sass
3 1 (0.88%) jQuery
3 1 (0.88%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.96%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.08%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.42%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.65%) FMCG
6 2 (1.77%) User Experience
6 2 (1.77%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.77%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.77%) Statistics
6 2 (1.77%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.77%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.77%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.88%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.88%) Replication
7 1 (0.88%) Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.54%) UNIX
1 4 (3.54%) Windows
2 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.88%) Linux
3 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (23.89%) SDLC
3 20 (17.70%) Scrum
4 18 (15.93%) Test Scripting
5 17 (15.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (14.16%) Project Management
7 15 (13.27%) Software Engineering
8 14 (12.39%) Test Management
8 14 (12.39%) Test Strategy
9 13 (11.50%) Mentoring
9 13 (11.50%) Coaching
10 12 (10.62%) Logistics
10 12 (10.62%) E-Commerce
11 11 (9.73%) Change Management
11 11 (9.73%) Manual Testing
12 10 (8.85%) System Testing
12 10 (8.85%) Software Testing
12 10 (8.85%) Quality Management
13 9 (7.96%) Test Automation
14 8 (7.08%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.19%) JavaScript
1 7 (6.19%) SQL
2 5 (4.42%) C
3 4 (3.54%) C#
3 4 (3.54%) Java
4 2 (1.77%) C++
4 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 18 (15.93%) Degree
2 9 (7.96%) ISEB
3 4 (3.54%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.73%) ISO 9001
2 5 (4.42%) TickIT
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) JTAG
3 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 23 (20.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.42%) hybris
3 2 (1.77%) Oracle
3 2 (1.77%) Adobe
3 2 (1.77%) Apple
3 2 (1.77%) Google
3 2 (1.77%) Coremetrics
4 1 (0.88%) Dundas
4 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.88%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.88%) QNX
4 1 (0.88%) SAP
4 1 (0.88%) Progress
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum £35-45K + benefits + flexible workin
Posted: 6 days ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Aylesbury
Blue Town Online
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago