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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 37 36
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 3.53% 3.03% 0.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.43% 19.44% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 1
Average salary £55,000 £31,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+74.60% -40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
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
35 36 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in High Wycombe 11.22% 15.58% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 33 22 9
Average salary £42,500 £29,250 £20,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.29% +42.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £23,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £35,300 £53,650
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 26 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in High Wycombe

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 10 (55.56%) Finance
1 10 (55.56%) SDLC
2 7 (38.89%) Degree
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 5 (27.78%) ISEB
4 5 (27.78%) Requirements Management
4 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) CRM
6 3 (16.67%) C#
6 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Logistics
6 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 3 (16.67%) Use Case
6 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 3 (16.67%) WPF
6 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (16.67%) Test Management
6 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.11%) System Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Fat Client
7 2 (11.11%) JIRA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Business Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Sales Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Excel Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 2 (11.11%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.56%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) SDLC
2 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 5 (27.78%) Requirements Management
3 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) CRM
5 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Logistics
5 3 (16.67%) Use Case
5 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 3 (16.67%) Test Management
5 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.11%) System Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Project Management
7 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
2 1 (5.56%) C++
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 5 (27.78%) ISEB
3 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Progress