The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Milton Keynes region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 83 70
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -13
Permanent jobs citing QA 39 27 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.96% 2.21% 1.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.26% 26.73% 29.23%
Number of salaries quoted 27 23 16
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £30,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,800 £44,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,250 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
138 101 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.49% 8.25% 6.00%
Number of salaries quoted 79 80 57
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,100 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £64,500 £54,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
Buckinghamshire

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 17 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 28 (41.79%) SQL
2 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.34%) Test Scripting
3 19 (28.36%) Degree
4 18 (26.87%) Java
5 17 (25.37%) Selenium
6 16 (23.88%) Computer Science
6 16 (23.88%) ISEB
7 14 (20.90%) Finance
8 13 (19.40%) C#
9 12 (17.91%) UNIX
9 12 (17.91%) BT
9 12 (17.91%) JIRA
9 12 (17.91%) ISTQB
9 12 (17.91%) WebDriver
10 11 (16.42%) .NET
10 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
11 10 (14.93%) Software Testing
12 8 (11.94%) Test Management
12 8 (11.94%) Scrum
12 8 (11.94%) Project Management
13 7 (10.45%) Visual Studio
13 7 (10.45%) Windows
13 7 (10.45%) Manual Testing
13 7 (10.45%) Automated Testing
13 7 (10.45%) Marketing
14 6 (8.96%) Banking
14 6 (8.96%) Retail
14 6 (8.96%) Time Management
14 6 (8.96%) Test Automation

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (1.49%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) SAP BI
2 4 (5.97%) SAP HANA
3 3 (4.48%) BusinessObjects XI
3 3 (4.48%) MS Access
4 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (25.37%) Selenium
2 12 (17.91%) WebDriver
2 12 (17.91%) JIRA
3 7 (10.45%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.97%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (2.99%) WinRunner
5 2 (2.99%) QARun
General
1 14 (20.90%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Marketing
3 6 (8.96%) Banking
3 6 (8.96%) Retail
4 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (59.70%) Analyst
2 20 (29.85%) QA Analyst
3 15 (22.39%) Test Analyst
4 8 (11.94%) Test Manager
4 8 (11.94%) Tester
4 8 (11.94%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Business Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Software Tester
6 4 (5.97%) Release Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) SAP HANA Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) Report Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.42%) .NET
2 5 (7.46%) HTML
3 4 (5.97%) CSS
4 1 (1.49%) XML
4 1 (1.49%) WinForms
4 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.97%) Social Media
3 2 (2.99%) Xbox
3 2 (2.99%) EMV
3 2 (2.99%) Wiki
4 1 (1.49%) iPhone
4 1 (1.49%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.49%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.91%) UNIX
2 7 (10.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (31.34%) Test Scripting
2 10 (14.93%) Software Testing
3 8 (11.94%) Scrum
3 8 (11.94%) Project Management
3 8 (11.94%) Test Management
4 7 (10.45%) Automated Testing
4 7 (10.45%) Manual Testing
5 6 (8.96%) Time Management
5 6 (8.96%) Test Automation
6 5 (7.46%) V-Model
6 5 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (7.46%) B2B
6 5 (7.46%) Test Strategy
7 4 (5.97%) Functional Testing
7 4 (5.97%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.97%) ITIL
7 4 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.97%) Business Development
7 4 (5.97%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.79%) SQL
2 18 (26.87%) Java
3 13 (19.40%) C#
4 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.97%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.48%) VBA
5 3 (4.48%) C++
6 2 (2.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (28.36%) Degree
2 16 (23.88%) ISEB
3 12 (17.91%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.48%) ACCA
5 3 (4.48%) CIMA
Vendors
1 12 (17.91%) BT
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle
2 4 (5.97%) SAP
3 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.48%) Business Objects
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