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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 39 32
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 4.00% 0.85% 1.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.77% 6.90% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 2
Average salary £55,000 £32,000 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+71.87% -37.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,600 £44,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £36,400 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £38,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -0.65%
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
39 29 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 13.00% 12.39% 8.79%
Number of salaries quoted 38 22 14
Average salary £37,000 £32,500 £21,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.84% +49.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £23,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £41,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 17 April 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in High Wycombe

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 16 (72.73%) Finance
2 8 (36.36%) ISEB
2 8 (36.36%) Test Management
3 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Degree
4 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 6 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (27.27%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
5 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
5 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
5 5 (22.73%) Oracle
5 5 (22.73%) Requirements Management
5 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (13.64%) C#
7 3 (13.64%) Migration
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
7 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
7 3 (13.64%) WPF
7 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Use Case
7 3 (13.64%) Data Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (72.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Business Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Software Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Storage Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Automated Test Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) QA Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Software Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Test Management
2 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
4 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Requirements Management
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Migration
6 3 (13.64%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) Use Case
6 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
6 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.09%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) VBScript
4 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISEB
2 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 6 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (4.55%) Progress