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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 70 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 25 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.70% 2.38% 3.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.38% 24.75% 35.43%
Number of salaries quoted 17 24 34
Average salary £40,000 £36,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £49,250 £45,000
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 Milton Keynes region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
142 101 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 12.70% 9.60% 10.72%
Number of salaries quoted 91 63 104
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,800 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £50,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 18 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 11 (27.50%) Finance
1 11 (27.50%) ISEB
2 10 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 9 (22.50%) SQL
4 8 (20.00%) Java
5 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
5 7 (17.50%) PHP
5 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (17.50%) Degree
6 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
6 6 (15.00%) Automation Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Hedge funds
7 5 (12.50%) JIRA
7 5 (12.50%) Selenium
7 5 (12.50%) TDD
7 5 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (12.50%) TOGAF
7 5 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 5 (12.50%) BDD
7 5 (12.50%) Project Management
7 5 (12.50%) Financial Institution
7 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
8 4 (10.00%) C#
8 4 (10.00%) .NET
9 3 (7.50%) SOAP
9 3 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (7.50%) GSM
9 3 (7.50%) SDH

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3 (7.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) GSM
1 3 (7.50%) SDH
1 3 (7.50%) MPLS
1 3 (7.50%) 4G
2 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) JIRA
1 5 (12.50%) Selenium
2 3 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (7.50%) PHPUnit
3 2 (5.00%) JMeter
4 1 (2.50%) WatiN
4 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Financial Institution
2 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.50%) Advertising
3 3 (7.50%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.50%) German Language
5 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) QA Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Tester
4 5 (12.50%) Head of Architecture
4 5 (12.50%) Automated Test Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Project Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
6 3 (7.50%) QA Tester
6 3 (7.50%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) Gherkin
2 3 (7.50%) SOAP
3 2 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) Middleware
4 1 (2.50%) Ajax
4 1 (2.50%) Velocity
4 1 (2.50%) jQuery
4 1 (2.50%) HTML
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Hedge funds
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Fedora
3 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.00%) Automation Testing
4 5 (12.50%) TDD
4 5 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
4 5 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 5 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (12.50%) Project Management
4 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 5 (12.50%) BDD
5 3 (7.50%) Time Management
5 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.50%) Risk Management
5 3 (7.50%) Logistics
5 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.00%) Web Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Use Case
6 2 (5.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (5.00%) System Testing
6 2 (5.00%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) SQL
2 8 (20.00%) Java
3 7 (17.50%) PHP
4 4 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.50%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) ISEB
2 7 (17.50%) Degree
3 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.00%) HND
5 2 (5.00%) MCSE
6 1 (2.50%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.50%) Telerik
2 1 (2.50%) Alterian
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) Siebel
2 1 (2.50%) Progress
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