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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 70 56 73
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 28 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.69% 2.68% 2.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.86% 24.14% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 16 28 27
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
140 116 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.17% 11.12% 10.13%
Number of salaries quoted 92 71 90
Average salary £40,000 £36,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,250 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,375 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -

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 27 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (30.30%) Automated Testing
3 9 (27.27%) Java
3 9 (27.27%) ISEB
4 8 (24.24%) Degree
5 7 (21.21%) Finance
6 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 5 (15.15%) Financial Institution
7 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
7 5 (15.15%) PHP
7 5 (15.15%) JIRA
7 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
7 5 (15.15%) Hedge funds
7 5 (15.15%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.15%) TDD
7 5 (15.15%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (15.15%) TOGAF
7 5 (15.15%) Selenium
8 4 (12.12%) BDD
8 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.12%) C#
9 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (9.09%) MPLS
9 3 (9.09%) .NET
9 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
9 3 (9.09%) GSM
9 3 (9.09%) SDH
9 3 (9.09%) Apache
9 3 (9.09%) Windows

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) GSM
1 3 (9.09%) SDH
1 3 (9.09%) MPLS
1 3 (9.09%) 4G
2 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) JIRA
1 5 (15.15%) Selenium
2 2 (6.06%) JMeter
2 2 (6.06%) PHPUnit
3 1 (3.03%) WatiN
3 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Financial Institution
2 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (6.06%) Marketing
5 1 (3.03%) German Language
5 1 (3.03%) Aerospace
5 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Test Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) QA Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Head of Architecture
3 5 (15.15%) Automated Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Project Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Tester
5 3 (9.09%) Developer
5 3 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.06%) QA Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.06%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) Middleware
3 1 (3.03%) Ajax
3 1 (3.03%) jQuery
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Hedge funds
2 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Fedora
3 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Automated Testing
2 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.15%) TDD
2 5 (15.15%) Zachman Framework
2 5 (15.15%) TOGAF
2 5 (15.15%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
3 4 (12.12%) BDD
4 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.06%) Project Management
5 2 (6.06%) Regression Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Time Management
5 2 (6.06%) Web Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.06%) System Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Product Marketing
6 1 (3.03%) Database Marketing
6 1 (3.03%) Release Management
6 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) Java
3 5 (15.15%) PHP
4 4 (12.12%) C#
5 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.03%) C++
6 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) ISEB
2 8 (24.24%) Degree
3 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.06%) HND
5 2 (6.06%) MCSE
6 1 (3.03%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.03%) Telerik
2 1 (3.03%) Alterian
2 1 (3.03%) Dundas
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle
2 1 (3.03%) Siebel
2 1 (3.03%) Progress
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