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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 62 52 60
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 34 28 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.97% 3.07% 2.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.00% 29.47% 38.10%
Number of salaries quoted 31 21 24
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
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
100 95 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 8.75% 10.42% 6.93%
Number of salaries quoted 72 70 46
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,850 £27,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 29 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 26 (37.14%) SQL
2 20 (28.57%) Finance
3 16 (22.86%) ISEB
3 16 (22.86%) ISTQB
4 15 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 13 (18.57%) Software Testing
5 13 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (18.57%) Java
6 12 (17.14%) .NET
7 11 (15.71%) Automated Testing
7 11 (15.71%) Degree
8 10 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 10 (14.29%) Selenium
8 10 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 9 (12.86%) Performance Analysis
9 9 (12.86%) Time Management
9 9 (12.86%) Scrum
9 9 (12.86%) C#
10 8 (11.43%) HTML
10 8 (11.43%) B2B
10 8 (11.43%) B2C
10 8 (11.43%) Unit Testing
10 8 (11.43%) Business Analysis
10 8 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (11.43%) Xbox
11 7 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (10.00%) Retail
12 6 (8.57%) Risk Management
12 6 (8.57%) QuickTest Pro
12 6 (8.57%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (5.71%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (1.43%) Apache
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.29%) MS Project
3 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) SaaS
1 1 (1.43%) PaaS
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) FTP
2 1 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) SAP HANA
2 4 (5.71%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (14.29%) Selenium
2 6 (8.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.29%) JIRA
5 2 (2.86%) QARun
5 2 (2.86%) WinRunner
5 2 (2.86%) JMeter
5 2 (2.86%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.43%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (28.57%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Retail
3 4 (5.71%) Advertising
4 3 (4.29%) Banking
5 2 (2.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 44 (62.86%) Analyst
2 19 (27.14%) Test Analyst
3 13 (18.57%) Business Analyst
4 11 (15.71%) Tester
4 11 (15.71%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (11.43%) Support Analyst
6 7 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 7 (10.00%) QA Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) QA Tester
7 6 (8.57%) Senior Business Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) Automated Tester
9 4 (5.71%) SAP HANA Consultant
9 4 (5.71%) Automated Test Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Junior Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Consultant
9 4 (5.71%) Junior
9 4 (5.71%) Developer
9 4 (5.71%) SAP Consultant
9 4 (5.71%) Junior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.14%) .NET
2 8 (11.43%) HTML
3 6 (8.57%) XML
4 4 (5.71%) JSON
4 4 (5.71%) Web Services
4 4 (5.71%) CSS
5 3 (4.29%) SOAP
6 2 (2.86%) Velocity
6 2 (2.86%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.43%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Xbox
2 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.71%) EPoS
4 2 (2.86%) EMV
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.71%) Windows
2 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.43%) Test Scripting
2 13 (18.57%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.57%) Software Testing
3 11 (15.71%) Automated Testing
4 10 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 10 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 9 (12.86%) Time Management
5 9 (12.86%) Performance Analysis
5 9 (12.86%) Scrum
6 8 (11.43%) Business Analysis
6 8 (11.43%) Unit Testing
6 8 (11.43%) B2B
6 8 (11.43%) B2C
7 7 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.57%) Risk Management
8 6 (8.57%) Project Management
8 6 (8.57%) Automation Testing
9 5 (7.14%) V-Model
10 4 (5.71%) Functional Testing
10 4 (5.71%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.14%) SQL
2 13 (18.57%) Java
3 9 (12.86%) C#
4 5 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.71%) PHP
6 2 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) ISEB
1 16 (22.86%) ISTQB
2 11 (15.71%) Degree
3 8 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.86%) MCSE
4 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.71%) SAP
3 3 (4.29%) HP
3 3 (4.29%) Primavera
4 2 (2.86%) Sage
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle
5 1 (1.43%) VMware
5 1 (1.43%) Citrix
5 1 (1.43%) Progress
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