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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 62 56 83
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +27
Permanent jobs citing QA 69 61 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.39% 3.35% 2.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.32% 31.94% 35.51%
Number of salaries quoted 64 45 45
Average salary £37,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.94% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,400 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £61,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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
190 191 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.34% 10.48% 7.51%
Number of salaries quoted 134 130 112
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £18,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 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 28 August 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
Milton Keynes -4 34 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Aylesbury +7 13 £35,000 - 1
High Wycombe +1 12 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Gerrards Cross - 3 £25,000 -
Marlow -9 1 £47,500 -22.76%
QA
South East

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 47 (35.34%) SQL
2 36 (27.07%) Finance
3 35 (26.32%) C#
4 26 (19.55%) .NET
5 24 (18.05%) Degree
6 23 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (17.29%) Test Scripting
6 23 (17.29%) HTML
7 22 (16.54%) ISEB
7 22 (16.54%) Relational Database
8 21 (15.79%) PHP
9 20 (15.04%) RDBMS
9 20 (15.04%) Software Testing
10 19 (14.29%) Selenium
10 19 (14.29%) Java
10 19 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 18 (13.53%) CSS
11 18 (13.53%) XML
12 17 (12.78%) Automated Testing
12 17 (12.78%) ISTQB
13 14 (10.53%) jQuery
13 14 (10.53%) Unit Testing
13 14 (10.53%) Manual Testing
14 13 (9.77%) QuickTest Pro
14 13 (9.77%) Scrum
14 13 (9.77%) Microsoft
14 13 (9.77%) CRM
14 13 (9.77%) Time Management
15 12 (9.02%) Integration Testing
15 12 (9.02%) Test Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (3.76%) Node.js
2 4 (3.01%) ArcGIS
2 4 (3.01%) Lotus Domino
3 3 (2.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.50%) Apache
5 1 (0.75%) CMS
5 1 (0.75%) WordPress
5 1 (0.75%) Confluence
5 1 (0.75%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (7.52%) MS Office
2 9 (6.77%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.26%) MS Project
4 3 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.75%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.76%) SaaS
2 2 (1.50%) Office 365
3 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.02%) VoIP
2 4 (3.01%) FTP
3 1 (0.75%) Broadband
3 1 (0.75%) Wireless
3 1 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.54%) Relational Database
2 20 (15.04%) RDBMS
3 9 (6.77%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.51%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.01%) SAP HANA
6 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.01%) SAP BI
6 4 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.75%) MySQL
7 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (14.29%) Selenium
2 13 (9.77%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (6.02%) Grunt
3 8 (6.02%) Jasmine
4 6 (4.51%) Subversion
5 5 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.01%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.01%) QUnit
6 4 (3.01%) PhantomJS
6 4 (3.01%) JIRA
6 4 (3.01%) XMLSpy
6 4 (3.01%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.26%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.50%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.50%) PHPUnit
8 2 (1.50%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.50%) QARun
8 2 (1.50%) JMeter
8 2 (1.50%) WinRunner
General
1 36 (27.07%) Finance
2 10 (7.52%) Retail
3 8 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.76%) Marketing
5 4 (3.01%) Banking
5 4 (3.01%) Advertising
6 2 (1.50%) Military
6 2 (1.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.75%) Publishing
7 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (45.86%) Analyst
2 25 (18.80%) Test Analyst
3 22 (16.54%) Developer
4 18 (13.53%) Business Analyst
5 14 (10.53%) QA Analyst
5 14 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
5 14 (10.53%) Tester
6 11 (8.27%) Support Analyst
6 11 (8.27%) QA Test Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Applications Support
8 8 (6.02%) SAP Consultant
8 8 (6.02%) Consultant
9 7 (5.26%) Web Developer
9 7 (5.26%) QA Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Software Test Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) Team Leader
10 6 (4.51%) QA Tester
10 6 (4.51%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Senior Business Analyst
11 5 (3.76%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (19.55%) .NET
2 23 (17.29%) HTML
3 18 (13.53%) CSS
3 18 (13.53%) XML
4 14 (10.53%) jQuery
5 8 (6.02%) Backbone.js
5 8 (6.02%) JSON
6 7 (5.26%) Sass
7 6 (4.51%) HTML5
7 6 (4.51%) Web Services
7 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.01%) Underscore.js
8 4 (3.01%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.01%) SAP ALE
8 4 (3.01%) MDX
8 4 (3.01%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (3.01%) Dojo
8 4 (3.01%) WCF
8 4 (3.01%) LINQ
8 4 (3.01%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.27%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.02%) Xbox
3 4 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.01%) FMCG
3 4 (3.01%) EPoS
4 2 (1.50%) EMV
4 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.75%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.75%) GIS
5 1 (0.75%) Open Source
5 1 (0.75%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.76%) Windows
2 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.75%) Android
2 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (17.29%) Test Scripting
2 20 (15.04%) Software Testing
3 17 (12.78%) Automated Testing
4 14 (10.53%) Unit Testing
4 14 (10.53%) Manual Testing
5 13 (9.77%) Scrum
5 13 (9.77%) CRM
5 13 (9.77%) Time Management
6 12 (9.02%) Integration Testing
6 12 (9.02%) Test Management
6 12 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (8.27%) MVC
7 11 (8.27%) Waterfall
8 9 (6.77%) UML
8 9 (6.77%) TDD
8 9 (6.77%) Business Analysis
8 9 (6.77%) Performance Analysis
9 8 (6.02%) Web Development
9 8 (6.02%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 47 (35.34%) SQL
2 35 (26.32%) C#
3 21 (15.79%) PHP
4 19 (14.29%) Java
4 19 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.02%) C++
6 8 (6.02%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.51%) VB.NET
8 4 (3.01%) Ruby
9 2 (1.50%) VB
10 1 (0.75%) VBScript
10 1 (0.75%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.75%) Python
10 1 (0.75%) PHP5
10 1 (0.75%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 24 (18.05%) Degree
2 22 (16.54%) ISEB
3 17 (12.78%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.01%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.50%) MCSE
6 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.51%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.50%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 4 (3.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (9.77%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.02%) SAP
3 7 (5.26%) Oracle
4 4 (3.01%) HP
5 3 (2.26%) Primavera
6 2 (1.50%) Sage
7 1 (0.75%) Citrix
7 1 (0.75%) Progress
7 1 (0.75%) VMware
7 1 (0.75%) Rackspace
Buckinghamshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Milton Keynes
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £10,393.76 per year
Posted: 13 days ago