The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 33 42
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 29 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newbury 4.51% 6.28% 4.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.97% 45.31% 55.56%
Number of salaries quoted 14 28 13
Average salary £41,250 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
Berkshire

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 Newbury region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Newbury
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
77 64 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newbury 17.38% 13.85% 7.89%
Number of salaries quoted 53 51 22
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Newbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

QA
Salary Trend in Newbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Newbury region.

QA Salary Trend in Newbury

QA
Salary Histogram in Newbury

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Newbury region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Newbury

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Newbury 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 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Telecoms
3 13 (27.66%) Finance
3 13 (27.66%) Project Management
3 13 (27.66%) SQL
4 12 (25.53%) Selenium
5 11 (23.40%) JIRA
5 11 (23.40%) Scrum
5 11 (23.40%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (21.28%) Firewall
6 10 (21.28%) SAN
6 10 (21.28%) .NET
6 10 (21.28%) C#
6 10 (21.28%) HTML
6 10 (21.28%) NAS
6 10 (21.28%) Requirements Management
7 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
8 8 (17.02%) Java
8 8 (17.02%) XML
8 8 (17.02%) Windows
8 8 (17.02%) TDD
8 8 (17.02%) Test Automation
9 7 (14.89%) Degree
9 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (14.89%) Banking
9 7 (14.89%) Jenkins
10 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (12.77%) BDD
10 6 (12.77%) Network Planning
10 6 (12.77%) WPF

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Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Newbury 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 (8.51%) Confluence
2 2 (4.26%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (4.26%) Apache
2 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.13%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) Firewall
1 10 (21.28%) SAN
1 10 (21.28%) NAS
2 6 (12.77%) GSM
2 6 (12.77%) UMTS
3 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.26%) Internet
4 1 (2.13%) 4G
4 1 (2.13%) 3G
4 1 (2.13%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.26%) MySQL
2 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Selenium
2 11 (23.40%) JIRA
3 7 (14.89%) Jenkins
4 5 (10.64%) Bugzilla
4 5 (10.64%) CruiseControl
5 4 (8.51%) JMeter
6 3 (6.38%) JUnit
7 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (4.26%) TestNG
7 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.26%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (4.26%) Hudson
7 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.13%) Axure RP
General
1 20 (42.55%) Telecoms
2 13 (27.66%) Finance
3 7 (14.89%) Banking
4 5 (10.64%) Marketing
5 4 (8.51%) Electronics
5 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
6 2 (4.26%) Local Government
6 2 (4.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Technical Delivery Manager
1 10 (21.28%) Technical Manager
1 10 (21.28%) Delivery Manager
2 9 (19.15%) Software Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Test Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) C# Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Developer
4 6 (12.77%) QA Manager
5 5 (10.64%) QA Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Release Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (8.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (8.51%) .NET Developer
6 4 (8.51%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Tester
7 3 (6.38%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Applications Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Lead Software Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Applications Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) .NET
1 10 (21.28%) HTML
2 8 (17.02%) XML
3 6 (12.77%) WPF
3 6 (12.77%) LINQ
3 6 (12.77%) CSS
3 6 (12.77%) Web Services
4 4 (8.51%) Ajax
4 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (8.51%) jQuery
4 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.51%) HTML5
4 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.26%) JSON
5 2 (4.26%) XSLT
5 2 (4.26%) Middleware
5 2 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.13%) JDBC
6 1 (2.13%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.51%) DTV
3 3 (6.38%) User Experience
4 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.13%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Android
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) UNIX
2 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) Project Management
3 11 (23.40%) Scrum
3 11 (23.40%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (21.28%) Requirements Management
5 8 (17.02%) TDD
5 8 (17.02%) Test Automation
6 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (12.77%) BDD
7 6 (12.77%) Network Planning
8 5 (10.64%) Workflow
8 5 (10.64%) Web Design
8 5 (10.64%) OO
8 5 (10.64%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (10.64%) Kanban
8 5 (10.64%) Workflow Management
9 4 (8.51%) Web Development
9 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (8.51%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) SQL
2 10 (21.28%) C#
3 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
4 8 (17.02%) Java
5 4 (8.51%) Perl
6 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) ISEB
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) SAP
3 2 (4.26%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.13%) Facebook
4 1 (2.13%) Google