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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 32 47
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 4.69% 1.71% 1.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 28.57% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 5
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £50,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,625 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.43% -
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
32 14 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 12.50% 5.98% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 26 11 20
Average salary £38,500 £50,000 £18,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.00% +166.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 1 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in High Wycombe

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Test Management
3 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 5 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (25.00%) MVC
4 5 (25.00%) C#
4 5 (25.00%) Java
4 5 (25.00%) Oracle
4 5 (25.00%) UML
4 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) jQuery
5 4 (20.00%) SaaS
5 4 (20.00%) OO
5 4 (20.00%) CRM
5 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (20.00%) CSS
5 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (20.00%) PHP
5 4 (20.00%) HTML
5 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (20.00%) ISEB
6 3 (15.00%) TestDirector
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) CMS
1 1 (5.00%) Joomla!
1 1 (5.00%) WordPress
1 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) MySQL
4 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (15.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) TestDirector
3 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.00%) Subversion
4 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (15.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Spanish Language
4 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Team Leader
3 3 (15.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (15.00%) QA Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Senior QA Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Quality Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Team Leader
4 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) HTML
1 4 (20.00%) CSS
1 4 (20.00%) jQuery
2 3 (15.00%) Sass
3 2 (10.00%) MDX
3 2 (10.00%) Drools
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (10.00%) HTML5
3 2 (10.00%) JSP
3 2 (10.00%) XHTML
3 2 (10.00%) JMS
3 2 (10.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (10.00%) Spring
3 2 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (10.00%) J2EE
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.00%) EJB
3 2 (10.00%) Struts
3 2 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Android
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Test Management
2 5 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 5 (25.00%) UML
2 5 (25.00%) MVC
2 5 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (20.00%) OO
3 4 (20.00%) CRM
3 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Web Development
4 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.00%) SOA
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
5 2 (10.00%) CMMI
5 2 (10.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) C#
2 5 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) PHP
4 3 (15.00%) Ruby
5 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.00%) VBScript
6 1 (5.00%) ActionScript
6 1 (5.00%) PHP5
6 1 (5.00%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Rackspace