The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 70 59 64
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 24 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.89% 2.59% 2.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.51% 24.00% 34.78%
Number of salaries quoted 20 20 22
Average salary £40,750 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,900 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £47,500 £42,350
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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 Milton Keynes region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
93 100 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 8.77% 10.78% 7.29%
Number of salaries quoted 58 74 46
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £27,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,150
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,300
% change year-on-year
- -0.74%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

QA
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

QA Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

QA
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 30 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.92%) SQL
3 18 (27.69%) Finance
4 16 (24.62%) Test Scripting
5 15 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 14 (21.54%) Java
7 13 (20.00%) ISEB
7 13 (20.00%) ISTQB
8 12 (18.46%) Automated Testing
9 11 (16.92%) Software Testing
9 11 (16.92%) Degree
10 10 (15.38%) .NET
10 10 (15.38%) Waterfall
11 9 (13.85%) Performance Analysis
11 9 (13.85%) Selenium
12 8 (12.31%) Unit Testing
12 8 (12.31%) Time Management
12 8 (12.31%) C#
12 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (10.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (10.77%) HTML
13 7 (10.77%) Retail
14 6 (9.23%) Business Analysis
14 6 (9.23%) Scrum
14 6 (9.23%) XML
14 6 (9.23%) B2B
14 6 (9.23%) B2C
14 6 (9.23%) Risk Management
14 6 (9.23%) Project Management
14 6 (9.23%) Automation Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 4 (6.15%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (1.54%) Apache
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.62%) MS Project
3 1 (1.54%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
1 1 (1.54%) PaaS
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) FTP
2 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) SAP HANA
2 2 (3.08%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (13.85%) Selenium
2 5 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (6.15%) JIRA
4 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.62%) PHPUnit
5 2 (3.08%) WinRunner
5 2 (3.08%) JMeter
5 2 (3.08%) QARun
6 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.54%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (27.69%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Retail
3 4 (6.15%) Advertising
4 3 (4.62%) Banking
5 2 (3.08%) Back Office
6 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (61.54%) Analyst
2 18 (27.69%) Test Analyst
3 12 (18.46%) Business Analyst
4 11 (16.92%) Tester
5 9 (13.85%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) Support Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) QA Test Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) QA Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) QA Tester
7 5 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Automated Tester
8 4 (6.15%) Automated Test Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Junior Business Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Junior
8 4 (6.15%) Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Software Test Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Junior Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) PMO Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.38%) .NET
2 7 (10.77%) HTML
3 6 (9.23%) XML
4 4 (6.15%) JSON
4 4 (6.15%) Web Services
5 3 (4.62%) CSS
5 3 (4.62%) SOAP
5 3 (4.62%) Gherkin
6 2 (3.08%) Velocity
7 1 (1.54%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.23%) Xbox
3 4 (6.15%) EPoS
3 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.08%) EMV
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (24.62%) Test Scripting
3 15 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 12 (18.46%) Automated Testing
5 11 (16.92%) Software Testing
6 10 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 9 (13.85%) Performance Analysis
8 8 (12.31%) Time Management
8 8 (12.31%) Unit Testing
9 6 (9.23%) Business Analysis
9 6 (9.23%) Risk Management
9 6 (9.23%) Scrum
9 6 (9.23%) B2B
9 6 (9.23%) B2C
9 6 (9.23%) Project Management
9 6 (9.23%) Automation Testing
10 5 (7.69%) BDD
10 5 (7.69%) TDD
10 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (6.15%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.92%) SQL
2 14 (21.54%) Java
3 8 (12.31%) C#
4 5 (7.69%) PHP
5 4 (6.15%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) ISEB
1 13 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (16.92%) Degree
3 7 (10.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.62%) HP
2 3 (4.62%) Primavera
3 2 (3.08%) Sage
3 2 (3.08%) SAP
4 1 (1.54%) Siebel
4 1 (1.54%) Progress
4 1 (1.54%) Citrix
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle
4 1 (1.54%) VMware
4 1 (1.54%) Alterian
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