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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 40 34
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 4.53% 2.97% 1.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.84% 22.22% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 14 8 3
Average salary £55,000 £37,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% -28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
38 36 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 12.30% 13.38% 6.73%
Number of salaries quoted 35 20 8
Average salary £40,000 £30,750 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.08% -40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £24,500 £27,325
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,000 £60,000
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 6 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in High Wycombe

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (56.52%) Finance
1 13 (56.52%) SDLC
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Degree
5 6 (26.09%) JIRA
5 6 (26.09%) ISEB
5 6 (26.09%) Test Management
5 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
5 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
5 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
6 5 (21.74%) System Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Requirements Management
6 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (17.39%) Migration
7 4 (17.39%) Scrum
7 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
7 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
7 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
7 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
7 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
7 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
8 3 (13.04%) CRM
8 3 (13.04%) SQL
8 3 (13.04%) C#
8 3 (13.04%) Logistics
8 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
8 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server

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Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) VPN
1 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) JIRA
2 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
3 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.70%) Selenium
5 1 (4.35%) Fiddler
5 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Music Industry
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Business Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Test Manager
4 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) QA Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) QA Test Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Sales Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Tester
7 1 (4.35%) DBA
7 1 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Excel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
2 2 (8.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.35%) FMCG
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) SDLC
2 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
3 6 (26.09%) Test Management
3 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
3 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
4 5 (21.74%) System Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Requirements Management
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
5 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Migration
5 4 (17.39%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) CRM
6 3 (13.04%) Logistics
6 3 (13.04%) Use Case
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
6 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) C#
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
3 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Degree
2 6 (26.09%) ISEB
3 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Progress