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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 73 60 75
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 41 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.25% 3.14% 2.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.67% 29.50% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 17 28 24
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,950 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £53,000 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £38,500 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+7.79% +0.65%
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
150 139 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.88% 10.66% 8.35%
Number of salaries quoted 92 78 81
Average salary £44,250 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £21,035
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £59,000 £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 28 April 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 16 (32.65%) Finance
2 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (24.49%) Software Engineering
3 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
4 10 (20.41%) Automated Testing
5 9 (18.37%) ISEB
6 8 (16.33%) Project Management
6 8 (16.33%) Quality Management
6 8 (16.33%) Degree
6 8 (16.33%) Manual Testing
6 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (14.29%) Coaching
7 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 7 (14.29%) Scrum
7 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
8 6 (12.24%) ISO 9001
8 6 (12.24%) Change Management
8 6 (12.24%) Computer Science
8 6 (12.24%) Marketing
8 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
9 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (10.20%) QMS
9 5 (10.20%) Hedge funds
9 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
9 5 (10.20%) Asset Management
9 5 (10.20%) TickIT
9 5 (10.20%) Financial Institution
9 5 (10.20%) SQL
9 5 (10.20%) Java

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 1 (2.04%) IIS
1 1 (2.04%) Apache
1 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.16%) MS Office
3 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
3 3 (6.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) GSM
1 3 (6.12%) SDH
1 3 (6.12%) MPLS
1 3 (6.12%) 4G
2 1 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) MS Access
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.08%) Selenium
3 1 (2.04%) JIRA
3 1 (2.04%) WatiN
3 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (32.65%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Marketing
3 5 (10.20%) Financial Institution
3 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.08%) Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Retail
5 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.04%) German Language
5 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.04%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Test Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Tester
4 6 (12.24%) Test Manager
4 6 (12.24%) Quality Manager
4 6 (12.24%) QA Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) QA Tester
5 5 (10.20%) Software Tester
5 5 (10.20%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (10.20%) Architect
6 4 (8.16%) Project Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Automated Test Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Testing Manager
7 3 (6.12%) UAT Manager
7 3 (6.12%) IT Architect
7 3 (6.12%) UAT Test Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Business Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Applications Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Project Coordinator
8 2 (4.08%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) .NET
1 2 (4.08%) J2EE
1 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
1 2 (4.08%) Spring
1 2 (4.08%) XML
1 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
1 2 (4.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (2.04%) Middleware
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) Ajax
2 1 (2.04%) jQuery
2 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.04%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
2 6 (12.24%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.20%) Hedge funds
4 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.04%) Fedora
2 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.04%) openSUSE
2 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.49%) Software Engineering
3 10 (20.41%) Automated Testing
4 8 (16.33%) Manual Testing
4 8 (16.33%) Project Management
4 8 (16.33%) Quality Management
5 7 (14.29%) Scrum
5 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 7 (14.29%) Coaching
6 6 (12.24%) Change Management
7 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (10.20%) Asset Management
7 5 (10.20%) QMS
8 4 (8.16%) Mentoring
8 4 (8.16%) Automation Testing
8 4 (8.16%) Workflow
8 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.12%) Regression Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Time Management
10 2 (4.08%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 5 (10.20%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) Java
3 2 (4.08%) PHP
3 2 (4.08%) C++
4 1 (2.04%) C#
4 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.04%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) ISEB
2 8 (16.33%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.08%) HND
4 1 (2.04%) HNC
4 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) ISO 9001
2 5 (10.20%) TickIT
3 1 (2.04%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) hybris
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) SAP
4 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.04%) Telerik
4 1 (2.04%) Dundas
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