The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the High Wycombe region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 38 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 2.86% 2.79% 2.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 26.92% 27.78%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 5
Average salary £53,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.63% -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
QA
Buckinghamshire

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 High Wycombe region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
High Wycombe
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
36 26 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 11.43% 10.36% 7.73%
Number of salaries quoted 34 17 12
Average salary £32,500 £29,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -41.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £24,500 £19,975
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £54,750 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the High Wycombe region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

QA
Salary Trend in High Wycombe

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the High Wycombe region.

QA Salary Trend in High Wycombe

QA
Salary Histogram in High Wycombe

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the High Wycombe region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in High Wycombe

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the High Wycombe 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 13 (65.00%) Finance
1 13 (65.00%) SDLC
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (30.00%) JIRA
4 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (30.00%) Test Management
4 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (30.00%) Migration
4 6 (30.00%) HP UFT
5 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 5 (25.00%) System Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Data Migration
5 5 (25.00%) Requirements Management
5 5 (25.00%) Degree
5 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) ISEB
7 3 (15.00%) CRM
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 3 (15.00%) Logistics
8 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
8 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
8 2 (10.00%) Fat Client
8 2 (10.00%) Selenium
8 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (10.00%) Thin Client
8 2 (10.00%) Project Management

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Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the High Wycombe 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 (5.00%) IIS
1 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
1 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) HP UFT
1 6 (30.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Fiddler
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (65.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Sales Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) QA Manager
5 2 (10.00%) QA Test Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.00%) DBA Manager
6 1 (5.00%) QA Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) DBA
6 1 (5.00%) Excel Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Database Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.00%) FMCG
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) SDLC
2 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Migration
3 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (30.00%) Test Management
3 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (25.00%) System Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 5 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Requirements Management
5 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) Logistics
6 3 (15.00%) CRM
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Progress