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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 66 59 61
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 20 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.75% 2.19% 2.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.59% 23.53% 31.17%
Number of salaries quoted 19 17 22
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £43,000 £44,050
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
97 85 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 8.96% 9.30% 8.40%
Number of salaries quoted 56 60 55
Average salary £28,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.11% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £27,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 27 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.59%) SQL
3 18 (30.51%) Finance
4 15 (25.42%) Java
4 15 (25.42%) Test Scripting
5 11 (18.64%) Manual Testing
5 11 (18.64%) Automated Testing
6 10 (16.95%) ISTQB
6 10 (16.95%) Waterfall
7 9 (15.25%) Selenium
7 9 (15.25%) Degree
7 9 (15.25%) ISEB
7 9 (15.25%) Performance Analysis
8 8 (13.56%) Unit Testing
9 7 (11.86%) Software Testing
9 7 (11.86%) Retail
9 7 (11.86%) .NET
10 6 (10.17%) B2B
10 6 (10.17%) B2C
10 6 (10.17%) Risk Management
10 6 (10.17%) Project Management
10 6 (10.17%) Business Analysis
10 6 (10.17%) Time Management
10 6 (10.17%) Automation Testing
10 6 (10.17%) Xbox
10 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (8.47%) BDD
11 5 (8.47%) TDD
11 5 (8.47%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (8.47%) Microsoft

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (6.78%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (3.39%) Apache
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.08%) MS Project
3 2 (3.39%) MS Office
4 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
1 1 (1.69%) PaaS
1 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) FTP
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (15.25%) Selenium
2 5 (8.47%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (6.78%) JIRA
4 3 (5.08%) PHPUnit
5 2 (3.39%) JMeter
6 1 (1.69%) QARun
6 1 (1.69%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (30.51%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Retail
3 4 (6.78%) Advertising
4 3 (5.08%) Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Back Office
6 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (59.32%) Analyst
2 13 (22.03%) Test Analyst
3 12 (20.34%) Business Analyst
4 9 (15.25%) Tester
5 8 (13.56%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Support Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Automated Tester
8 4 (6.78%) Junior
8 4 (6.78%) Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Junior Business Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) QA Tester
8 4 (6.78%) Software Test Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Junior Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Automated Test Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Head of Architecture
9 3 (5.08%) Test Leader
9 3 (5.08%) PMO Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) QA Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) XML
3 4 (6.78%) JSON
3 4 (6.78%) HTML
3 4 (6.78%) Web Services
4 3 (5.08%) SOAP
4 3 (5.08%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.39%) Velocity
6 1 (1.69%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Xbox
1 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) EPoS
3 2 (3.39%) EMV
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.42%) Test Scripting
3 11 (18.64%) Manual Testing
3 11 (18.64%) Automated Testing
4 10 (16.95%) Waterfall
5 9 (15.25%) Performance Analysis
6 8 (13.56%) Unit Testing
7 7 (11.86%) Software Testing
8 6 (10.17%) Time Management
8 6 (10.17%) Business Analysis
8 6 (10.17%) B2B
8 6 (10.17%) B2C
8 6 (10.17%) Project Management
8 6 (10.17%) Risk Management
8 6 (10.17%) Automation Testing
9 5 (8.47%) TDD
9 5 (8.47%) BDD
10 4 (6.78%) Web Testing
10 4 (6.78%) Systems Analysis
10 4 (6.78%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.59%) SQL
2 15 (25.42%) Java
3 5 (8.47%) PHP
4 4 (6.78%) C#
5 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) ISTQB
2 9 (15.25%) Degree
2 9 (15.25%) ISEB
3 4 (6.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.08%) MCSE
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) HP
2 3 (5.08%) Primavera
3 2 (3.39%) Sage
4 1 (1.69%) VMware
4 1 (1.69%) Alterian
4 1 (1.69%) Citrix
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle
4 1 (1.69%) Siebel
4 1 (1.69%) Progress
Milton Keynes
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £10,393.76 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 6 days ago