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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 72 64 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 40 34 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.82% 2.97% 3.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.74% 34.00% 29.47%
Number of salaries quoted 36 31 21
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -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
184 100 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 12.98% 8.75% 10.42%
Number of salaries quoted 131 72 70
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,225 £18,850 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 September 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 35 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.71%) Scrum
3 20 (24.39%) Finance
4 19 (23.17%) Change Management
4 19 (23.17%) Project Management
5 15 (18.29%) E-Commerce
6 11 (13.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (12.20%) Test Strategy
7 10 (12.20%) Mentoring
7 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (10.98%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (10.98%) SQL
8 9 (10.98%) Software Engineering
9 8 (9.76%) Asset Management
9 8 (9.76%) Software Testing
9 8 (9.76%) Quality Management
9 8 (9.76%) HP
9 8 (9.76%) ISEB
9 8 (9.76%) Mobile App
9 8 (9.76%) Test Automation
9 8 (9.76%) Performance Testing
9 8 (9.76%) Degree
9 8 (9.76%) Selenium
10 7 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (8.54%) Test Management
10 7 (8.54%) Test Scripting
10 7 (8.54%) SDLC
10 7 (8.54%) HP UFT
10 7 (8.54%) Java
11 6 (7.32%) UNIX

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.22%) SAS
2 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.66%) MS Office
2 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) FTP
1 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) MySQL
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.22%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (13.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (9.76%) Selenium
3 7 (8.54%) HP UFT
4 3 (3.66%) JIRA
5 2 (2.44%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.44%) JMeter
5 2 (2.44%) Axure RP
5 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (24.39%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Marketing
3 4 (4.88%) Retail
4 3 (3.66%) Banking
5 2 (2.44%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Automotive
6 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.22%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 12 (14.63%) Change Manager
2 11 (13.41%) Test Engineer
2 11 (13.41%) QA Manager
2 11 (13.41%) Analyst
3 8 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (9.76%) Architect
4 6 (7.32%) Test Analyst
4 6 (7.32%) Quality Manager
5 4 (4.88%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (4.88%) Test Manager
5 4 (4.88%) Senior Manager
5 4 (4.88%) Tester
5 4 (4.88%) Software Engineer
5 4 (4.88%) Developer
5 4 (4.88%) IT Architect
6 3 (3.66%) Applications Architect
6 3 (3.66%) Development Manager
7 2 (2.44%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (2.44%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (2.44%) Business Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) AngularJS
1 5 (6.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (4.88%) GWT
3 3 (3.66%) jQuery
3 3 (3.66%) HTML5
3 3 (3.66%) CSS3
3 3 (3.66%) Kendo UI
3 3 (3.66%) CSS
3 3 (3.66%) HTML
4 2 (2.44%) .NET
4 2 (2.44%) J2EE
4 2 (2.44%) LAMP
4 2 (2.44%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.44%) Spring
4 2 (2.44%) Web Services
4 2 (2.44%) iOS SDK
5 1 (1.22%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.76%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.10%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) Statistics
4 2 (2.44%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Graphic Design
4 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.44%) User Experience
4 2 (2.44%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.22%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.22%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.22%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.32%) UNIX
2 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.22%) Windows
3 1 (1.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (31.71%) Scrum
3 19 (23.17%) Change Management
3 19 (23.17%) Project Management
4 15 (18.29%) E-Commerce
5 10 (12.20%) Test Strategy
5 10 (12.20%) Mentoring
6 9 (10.98%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (10.98%) Software Engineering
7 8 (9.76%) Software Testing
7 8 (9.76%) Asset Management
7 8 (9.76%) Quality Management
7 8 (9.76%) Performance Testing
7 8 (9.76%) Test Automation
8 7 (8.54%) Test Management
8 7 (8.54%) Test Scripting
8 7 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (8.54%) SDLC
9 6 (7.32%) Coaching
9 6 (7.32%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.98%) SQL
2 7 (8.54%) Java
3 4 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.88%) C
4 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.22%) ABAP
5 1 (1.22%) VBA
5 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (9.76%) ISEB
1 8 (9.76%) Degree
2 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) ISO 9001
2 4 (4.88%) TickIT
3 1 (1.22%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (9.76%) HP
2 5 (6.10%) Oracle
2 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.10%) hybris
3 3 (3.66%) SAP
4 2 (2.44%) Adobe
4 2 (2.44%) Apple
4 2 (2.44%) Google
4 2 (2.44%) Coremetrics
5 1 (1.22%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.22%) Citrix
5 1 (1.22%) IBM
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Posted: 4 days ago
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